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King events draw potential Democratic presidential hopefuls

Jan. 22, 2019 12:21 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As Americans commemorated Martin Luther King Jr., Democratic presidential hopefuls fanned out across the country to honor the civil rights leader and make themselves heard on the national stage. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., used the holiday to launch a presidential campaign that, if...

Frigid air, high winds sweep the Northeast; at least 7 dead

Jan. 21, 2019 8:54 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Falling temperatures replaced the weekend's falling snow Monday as bitter cold and gusty winds swept across the eastern United States. The National Weather Service had forecast that temperatures would be more than 20 degrees below normal across the Northeast, with wind gusts up to 30...

New Hampshire Democrats consider emergency shutdown funding

Jan. 21, 2019 3:14 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democratic leaders in the New Hampshire Legislature are considering emergency legislation to help furloughed federal workers. Senate President Donna Soucy and House Speaker Steve Shurtleff said Monday they are exploring legislation to allow the state Department of Employment Security...

The Latest: Bitter cold freezes US regions hit by storm

Jan. 21, 2019 4:15 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the winter storm moving across the country (all times local): 9:15 p.m. A winter storm that covered parts of the Midwest and Northeast in snow and sleet this weekend has manifested into a bitter freeze. The National Weather Service says temperatures across the Great Lakes, Ohio...

Kobach's defeat puts future of voter database in doubt

Jan. 18, 2019 7:55 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The future of a much-criticized database that checks if voters are illegally registered in multiple states is up in the air after its patron, Kris Kobach, lost the Kansas race for governor and is out of elected office. A spokeswoman for Kobach's successor as Kansas secretary of state...

Restaurant sign approved after concerns it was offensive

Jan. 18, 2019 4:47 PM EST

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Officials in a New Hampshire city have approved a restaurant sign that initially was removed over concerns that it sounded like profanity. The name of the Vietnamese restaurant in a public building next to City Hall in Keene is a play on words. It calls itself by the name of a soup,...

Nashua fifth-grader sworn in as New Hampshire Kid Governor

Jan. 18, 2019 4:36 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A fifth grader from Nashua was sworn in as New Hampshire's first "Kid Governor" on Friday, promising to work hard to protect animals from abuse and urging the Legislature to do the same. In a brief but spirited inaugural address, Lola Giannelli promoted efforts to collect food and...

McAuliffe uses state PAC to help Iowa, NH Democrats

Jan. 17, 2019 3:30 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has dusted off his old state political action committee to accept big donations and cut checks to Democratic parties in early-voting states as he weighs a presidential run, campaign finance records show. McAuliffe's PAC raised more than $300,000 in...

Vermont beats New Hampshire 73-59 for 5th straight win

Jan. 16, 2019 9:19 PM EST

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Anthony Lamb had 28 points and eight rebounds to lead Vermont to a 73-59 victory over New Hampshire on Wednesday night for its fifth straight win. The Catamounts (14-4, 4-0 America East Conference) have beaten New Hampshire (3-14, 1-3) in 10 consecutive games, and is off to their best...

Medical tech in Hepatitis C outbreak challenges sentence

Jan. 16, 2019 4:40 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A traveling hospital technician who was sentenced to 39 years in prison for infecting patients in multiple states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes has asked a federal judge to vacate his sentence, saying his lawyer was ineffective in representing him. David Kwiatkowski, 39,...