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EPA will regulate two toxic chemicals in drinking water

Feb. 20, 2020 9:19 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it plans to regulate two nonstick and stain-resistant compounds in the drinking water amid growing concerns the chemicals found in everything from pizza boxes to carpet pose a health hazard. The agency is targeting a class of...

White nationalist to remain in jail for now

Feb. 20, 2020 9:16 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A leading white nationalist will remain behind bars on charges of extortion and interstate threats after a hearing Thursday to determine he could be released was continued until next week. Christopher Cantwell, who rose to prominence in 2017 after a violent rally in Charlottesville,...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks at her election night party, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

After New Hampshire surge, Klobuchar turns to Nevada, beyond

Feb. 12, 2020 9:45 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — It took a year of campaigning, countless stump speeches and an especially strong night on the debate stage for little-known Democratic presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar to break into the top tier of the 2020 campaign in New Hampshire. Now she has less than two weeks to make it count....

In this Feb. 7, 2020, photo, Democratic presidential candidate entrepreneur Andrew Yang speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Yang, who created buzz with freedom dividend, ends 2020 bid

Feb. 11, 2020 10:13 PM EST

Democrat Andrew Yang, an entrepreneur who created buzz for his presidential campaign by talking about his love of math and championing a universal basic income that would give every American adult $1,000 per month, suspended his 2020 bid on Tuesday. “I am the math guy, and it is clear to me from the...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden flexes his arm along with Jaime Karnilaw of Concord, N.H., as they pose for a photograph at a campaign stop at Cilford Community Curch, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Gilford, N.H. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

How crucial is New Hampshire win? It depends on whom you ask

Feb. 10, 2020 8:10 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — In the waning hours before New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary voting begins, Democratic presidential candidates took varied approaches to the expectations game Monday as they look to advance deeper into what could be an extended nominating fight. Bernie Sanders...

In this Feb. 3, 2020, photo, a woman caucusing for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., sits in the Warren section at the Precinct 68 caucus at the Knapp Center on the Drake University campus as the night of caucusing gets underway in Des Moines, Iowa. After female candidates helped power the Democratic party to retake the House in 2018 the party's women seem only moderately enthusiastic about voting for a woman for president. AP VoteCast found women in Iowa were only slightly more likely to back a woman than a man. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Doubts persist for Dem voters about female nominee in 2020

Feb. 10, 2020 10:08 AM EST

PLYMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — In a perfect world, Susan Stepp, a 73-year-old retiree, would be voting vote for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in New Hampshire's Democratic presidential primary Tuesday, she says. But that won't be happening. “I am not sure a woman is the best candidate to go up against...

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang takes a photograph with a member of the audience as he arrives at

NH poses a last chance for some struggling 2020 Democrats

Feb. 9, 2020 12:50 PM EST

PLYMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Bounding onto a stage at a conference center in New Hampshire, tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang beamed a smile to a cheering crowd and launched into his pitch for votes heading into Tuesday's first-in-the nation primary. Yang didn't mention his poor showing in Iowa, his back-of-the-pack...

From left, Democratic presidential candidates former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, shakes hands with former Vice President Joe Biden as Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., watches Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, before the start of a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC News, Apple News, and WMUR-TV at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Democrats on edge after 2020 election season's ragged launch

Feb. 8, 2020 7:47 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — For Democrats, this was supposed be a moment to begin easing three years of built-up of anxieties. Instead, the launch of the 2020 presidential primary has left the party deeply unsettled and President Donald Trump gleeful about the chaos. Party leaders are on edge over embarrassing...

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2019 file photo, a lawmaker is silhouetted as he walks past a window in the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. While most states have not yet considered law changes to screen former clergy members who seek licenses for jobs that put them in contact with children, at least 20 state attorneys general are conducting investigations of how church officials handled abuse allegations, including reporting them to civil law enforcement, largely in the wake of the Pennsylvania attorney general office’s 2018 grand jury report that looked at how abuse allegations were handled in six dioceses. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

States use Catholic clergy abuse lists to screen applicants

Feb. 6, 2020 10:26 AM EST

In the wake of revelations that scores of Roman Catholic priests and religious workers credibly accused of child sexual abuse are living unsupervised in communities across the country, state officials face a quandary: Should they screen former clergy members who seek licenses for jobs that put them in contact...

In this Jan. 29, 2020 photo, a man makes a bet on the upcoming Super Bowl at Bally's casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Business was brisk at sports books around the country on Super Bowl Sunday, with customers risking money on everything from the coin toss at the start of the game, to the color of the Gatorade dumped on the winning coach, Kansas City's Andy Reid, at the end of it. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Super Bowl betting brings big business to sports books

Feb. 5, 2020 12:42 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Business was brisk at sports books around the country on Super Bowl Sunday, with customers risking money on everything from the coin toss at the start of the game, to the color of the Gatorade dumped on the winning coach, Kansas City's Andy Reid, at the end of it. The Kansas City...