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  After New Hampshire, Sanders and...MANCHESTER, N.H. The presidential nomination battle between Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton moved decisively Wednesday to a fight for African Americans' votes, as the two candidates touted dueling...
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 4:34 pm
  How Carly Fiorina Conquered Trump,...Despite her star power and powerful personal story, she failed to convince many voters that she was prepared to be commander-in-chief. Emily Greenhouse emserre. February 10, 2016 3:09 PM PST. Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Share on...
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:25 pm
  Feds sue Ferguson to force police...WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is suing the city of Ferguson in an attempt to forcibly overhaul the city's troubled police and court operations, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday. The decision comes hours after city leaders sought to...
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 5:59 pm
  Ex-priest John Feit arrested in...(CNN) A former Catholic priest faces a first-degree murder charge for allegedly killing a onetime beauty queen who was last seen alive the night he heard her confession. John Feit, 83, had long been the main suspect in the 1960 death of schoolteacher ...
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 4:51 pm
  2 deputies killed in Maryland...Last Updated Feb 10, 2016 5:57 PM EST. ABINGDON, Md. -- - Two sheriff's deputies have died from their wounds after a gunman opened fire in a restaurant, near a shopping center in Maryland, the sheriff says. A man shot a sheriff's deputy in the head ...
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 5:41 pm

  Ex-priest John Feit arrested in...(CNN)John Feit, a former Catholic priest, has been arrested in a 56-year-old murder case. A grand jury in Hidalgo County, Texas, indicted Feit on a first-degree murder charge in the death of school teacher Irene Garza in April 1960. Garza was last seen ...
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 9:01 am
  The Democratic Primary Is About To...CONCORD, N.H. -- Sen. Bernie Sanders' victory over Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary all but guarantees the party what it wanted to avoid: a long, costly, and potentially damaging primary fight to determine the nominee.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 10:52 am
  Reports: North Korea executes army...This undated file photo released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency in October shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un at a military parade. The man pictured at his left has been identified by South Korea media as Ri Yong-Gil, chief of the ...
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 10:52 am
  Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders...Presidential candidates awoke on Wednesday morning and set their sights on South Carolina and beyond while still absorbing the results from a New Hampshire primary election that added credibility to the surprisingly powerful movements behind Donald J.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 9:34 am
  Federal government expected to sue...FERGUSON, Mo – The federal government was expected to file a civil-rights lawsuit against the city of Ferguson on Wednesday, one day after the city council voted to revise an agreement aimed at improving the way police and courts treat poor people and ...
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 11:13 am

  Russia, pressed to end Syria...By Michelle Nichols, Tom Perry and Humeyra Pamuk UNITED NATIONS/DAMASCUS/ONCUPINAR, Turkey (Reuters) - World powers pressed Russia on Wednesday to stop bombing around Aleppo in support of a Syrian government offensive to recapture the city and a Western official said Moscow had presented a proposal envisaging a truce in three weeks' time. Secretary of State John Kerry is pushing for a ceasefire and more aid access to Aleppo, where rebel-held areas are being cut off and the United Nations has warned a new humanitarian disaster could be on the way. Aid workers said on Wednesday the water supply to Aleppo, still home to two million people, was no longer functioning.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 5:18 pm
  North Korea satellite not...By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A satellite put into orbit by North Korea at the weekend does not appear to be transmitting, but it is worrying that the rocket that took it there delivered twice the payload of Pyongyang's previous launch, the head of the U.S. Army's Missile Defense Command said on Wednesday. "If you look at the previous launch and the payload it put into orbit ??? just the increase in weight is I think an important factor," Lieutenant-General David Mann told a seminar on Capitol Hill organized by the Hudson Institute think tank. "I don't think it's transmitting as we speak, but it does reflect a capability that North Korea is trying to leverage in terms of its missile technologies," he said.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:00 pm
  With fewer U.S. troops in...By James Mackenzie KABUL (Reuters) - Pressure is growing on the U.S. military to do more to help Afghan forces repel the threat posed by Taliban militants, and commanders in Washington and Kabul agree that enhanced air power may be where it can make the most difference. With fewer American soldiers on the ground and their rules of engagement limited, the outgoing commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, General John Campbell, believes broader authorization of force is the best way of supporting stretched local troops.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:07 pm
  Female suicide bombers kill over...Two female suicide bombers killed more than 60 people at a camp for people displaced by an insurgency of the jihadist Boko Haram group in the northeast Nigerian town of Dikwa, military and emergency officials said on Wednesday. The attack occurred 85 km (50 miles) outside the capital of Borno state, centre of the seven-year insurgency, they said. The two female suicide bombers sneaked into an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp and detonated themselves in the middle of it, emergency officials and the military source said.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 1:55 pm
  Damascus expects tough but short...By Laila Bassam and Tom Perry DAMASCUS (Reuters) - The Syrian government expects a tough battle for Aleppo, the city that has become the focal point of the country's long civil war, but is confident of victory and says it won't be a long fight. ?? ?? Damascus aims to seal the border with Turkey, a major sponsor of the insurgents fighting President Bashar al-Assad, and to retake rebel-held areas of what was Syria's biggest city and industrial hub before the conflict began in 2011. ?? ?? "These battles are not easy, but the day will come, God willing, when all Aleppo - its rural areas and the occupied part of the city - will return to state authority," Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi said in an interview on Wednesday. The government assault helped to derail already struggling Geneva peace talks this month.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 2:24 pm

  Doctors reject 'final' contract...Junior doctors' leaders have rejected a "final take-it-or-leave-it" offer made by the government in the contract dispute in England.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:01 pm
  Plans 'to encourage' early guilty...All criminals who plead guilty at the earliest opportunity could have their sentences cut by a third, under new plans in England and Wales.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 7:08 pm
  'Strongest evidence' of Zika effectOne of the US's most senior public health officials reveals the "strongest evidence to date" of the effect on babies of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 5:31 pm
  Chris Christie ends White House bidRepublican Chris Christie drops out of the US presidential race after a disappointing finish in New Hampshire.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:35 pm
  Women flee Australia 'murder...An Australian man is charged over the alleged kidnapping and attempted murder of two female backpackers on a beach south of Adelaide.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 5:58 pm

  Ceasefire talk as 50,000 Syrians...Report says Russia has proposed a March 1 ceasefire as Syrian government offensive on Aleppo intensifies.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 5:21 pm
  Can the dream of Yemen's...Five years since the start of Yemen's revolution,??fighting continues.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 5:07 pm
  Republican Carly Fiorina quits...New Jersey Governor Chris Christie expected to join ex-HP CEO on sidelines after poor result in New Hampshire primary.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 4:22 pm
  Nigerian refugee camp hit by twin...More than 70 killed in attacks at camp in Borno state for people displaced by Boko Haram-related violence.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 4:16 pm
  Japan to slap new sanctions on...Japan bans North Korean ships from its ports, as South Korea announces closure of joint industrial park on border.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 3:26 pm

  Syria Talks Beleaguered by...With talks scheduled Thursday in Munich to try to agree on a cease-fire in Syria, all sides in the conflict are at odds over which rebels should be considered ‘terrorists.’
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 2:13 pm
  NATO Moving Toward New Deterrence...NATO ministers approved a new deterrence model that will set the stage for the alliance to position troops on its borders for the first time since the Cold War.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 12:53 pm
  South Korea, Japan Take Steps to...Japan and South Korea took steps to penalize North Korea for its latest nuclear test and rocket launch, with Tokyo imposing sanctions and Seoul shutting an industrial park that provides a key source of income to Pyongyang.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:36 pm
  How Japan's 'Abenomics' Reached an...Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic-revitalization plan was a bet that a committed central bank could jolt Japan out of decades of decline. But the bank’s failure to generate a sustained economic upswing suggests the “Abenomics” program has reached an impasse.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 1:38 pm
  Female Bombers Kill 56 in Nigerian...Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a northeast Nigerian refugee camp, killing at least 56 people, health and rescue officials said Wednesday.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 3:02 pm

  With fewer U.S. troops in...KABUL (Reuters) - Pressure is growing on the U.S. military to do more to help Afghan forces repel the threat posed by Taliban militants, and commanders in Washington and Kabul agree that enhanced air power may be where it can make the most difference.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:25 pm
  Senate unanimously backs tougher...WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted unanimously on Wednesday to toughen sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear program, human rights record and cyber activities, as U.S. lawmakers sought to crack down on Pyongyang for its nuclear tests.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:15 pm
  U.S. Justice Dept. sues Ferguson,...FERGUSON, Mo./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department filed a civil rights lawsuit against Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday to enforce a police and court reform plan after the city said it wanted to amend some aspects of a consent decree it had reached with the federal agency.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 5:55 pm
  Yahoo announces first round of...SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc announced Wednesday it will lay off 107 employees in the first of what is expected to be more than 1,500 job cuts.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 5:51 pm
  U.S. Justice Department sues...WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesdays that it had filed a civil rights lawsuit against Ferguson, Missouri, to enforce a police and court reform plan after the city said it wanted to amend some aspects of a consent decree it reached with the federal agency.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 5:42 pm

  Elbit unveils upgraded drone...Suspects planned stabbings of Jews last month near Damascus Gate to "kill them and become martyrs."
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 5:14 pm
  Sanders may play down Judaism, but...The alleged assailant was an African-American man, according to JP Updates.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 3:04 pm
  WATCH: Video of Israeli jogger...The announcement has sparked outrage from Jewish human rights organizations.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 2:04 pm
  In meeting with Jewish group,...The project will take a digital representation of human laughter and beam it up to space, where it will be created on a specially designed 3D printer that works in zero gravity.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 12:27 pm
  Israeli politicians feel kinship...Actors and directors nominated for Academy Awards will be given a 10-day, first-class trip to Israel valued at $55,000.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 2:08 pm

  Christie drops out of presidential...AS Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders celebrate their primary wins in New Hampshire, Senator Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina end their nomination bids.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:59 pm
  Man may have live-streamed own...A MAN caught up in a Tampa strip club shooting may have live-streamed his own death via Periscope.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:42 pm
  Wild elephant rampages through townA WILD elephant rampaged through an Indian town, smashing cars and homes and sending panicked people running. WATCH VIDEO
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 5:45 pm
  Primary losers pull out of raceAS Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders celebrate their victories in the New Hampshire’s primary, Senator Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina have quit the race.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 5:42 pm
  Lone survivor rescued from sinking...AMAZING video shows the moment Turkish coastguards rescue a lone Syrian refugee clinging to a sinking boat, after 27 other passengers drowned at sea.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 5:41 pm

  Give new BBC regulator the power...Culture, Media & Sport select committee calls on the government to scrap the BBC Trust, and create a new regulator, with the ability to force the corporation to publish stars' pay
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 7:01 pm
  Van Gogh's bedroom recreated in...Art Institute of Chicago advertises starry night in replica of Vincent Van Gogh's bedroom to promote major new exhibition
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:55 pm
  Northern Ireland's Game of Thrones...Kingsroad, a tourist attraction from the hit show, is 'ruined' by stark white line
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:48 pm
  New contract could be imposed on...After the cancellation of 7,000 operations due to doctors' strikes, hospital bosses say imposing a new contract on junior doctors may be 'legitimate and sensible'
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 5:19 pm
  Ash Wednesday 2016: It's the start...Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent and the start of a period of fasting for Christians around the world
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 5:04 pm

  Inside 'affluenza' teen's Texas...Ethan Couch is in an isolation cell in the Lon Evans Corrections Center.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 3:14 am
  U.S. Senate approves sanctions...Vote comes after reports that North Korea had executed its army chief.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 3:31 am
  Black Lives Matter activist...A Black Lives Matter activist fatally shot himself on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse on Monday, according to authorities.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 4:30 am
  Thursday's forecast: Wintry East,...Find out the weather where you are and get a few tidbits of weather history.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 1:55 am
  Suspect fatally shoots two...Two sheriff's deputies in Harford County, Md., outside Baltimore were shot and killed Monday after approaching a suspect in a Panera Bread??s...
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 1:49 am

  Chris Christie Drops Out of Race...The governor of New Jersey said on Facebook that he was ending his presidential campaign, a day after he came in a disappointing sixth in the primary.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:37 pm
  Your Evening BriefingHere???s what you need to know at the end of the day.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 5:58 pm
  Education May Cut Dementia Risk,...Researchers say people with at least a high school education and healthier lifestyles are aiding a decline in new cases, or staving off dementia longer.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 5:56 pm
  Department of Justice to Sue...City leaders rejected a deal to overhaul the police force, setting up a court fight over excessive policing in a city that came to symbolize it.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 5:47 pm
  Public Editor's Journal: When...Some readers see gender bias in language choice in The Times.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 5:36 pm

  Twitter Hit By Falling Monthly...Website hails "strong year" in 2015 as revenues surge but shares initially dip 14% on disappointment over users and outlook.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:39 pm
  Russia Urges 1 March Ceasefire In...The timing of the ceasefire is likely to be treated with suspicion as it would allow bombing to continue for another three weeks.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:13 pm
  Liverpool Scrap £77 Tickets After...The club's owners agree to freeze ticket prices after 10,000 supporters walked out in the 77th minute of Saturday's match.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 4:35 pm
  MP On £74K A Year Says He Can't...Tory MP William Wragg moves back in with his parents and says he has become a part of the so-called "boomerang generation".
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 12:43 pm
  'Offer Rolex Watches' To Host...Documents seen by Sky News show how the son of a disgraced IAAF president urged a bidding city to offer gifts to athletics bosses.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 3:53 pm

  A ‘jewel beyond price’ — so...Flush with their recent victory over the criminal courts charge, magistrates are now gearing up for a fresh challenge. ???Just...
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 7:15 pm
  Charities’ future: a question of...Shock and scandal and naming and shaming have become part of everyday life in the world of charities. ???I???ve never...
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 7:10 pm
  Sturgeon admits GP crisis and...Nicola Sturgeon admitted yesterday that GP surgeries across the country were in crisis and pledged that her government would take...
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 7:05 pm
  David Pannick, QC: A...Last week the prime minister said in answer to a question in parliament from Boris Johnson that he is ???keen...
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 7:05 pm
  Wealth of knowledge: university...University principals have accepted inflation-busting pay increases with some now earning more than twice the salary of the first minister....
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 7:04 pm

  Yemen: UNICEF raises alarm about...In Yemen, more than a million children under five face the risk of acute malnutrition and acute respiratory tract infections "according to…
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 4:30 pm
  Ukraine: four dead as bus trips...At least four people have been killed after a bus drove over a mine in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine. Bus tripped a mine at Ukrainian…
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 4:10 pm
  French Foreign Minister Laurent...French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius received a standing ovation in the country's National Assembly on Wednesday after announcing that he was…
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 2:54 pm
  Syrian monitoring group says at...Amateur video footage has emerged purporting to show the aftermath of airstrikes on Syria's largest city. War monitoring group "The Syrian…
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 2:12 pm
  Moscow criticised for flattening...Moscow authorities have been criticised for the "late-night destruction":…
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 1:07 pm

  It wasn't a meteorite that killed...
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:33 pm
  Validation for Einstein theory?
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:32 pm
  Opinion: Beyonce critics don't get...
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:30 pm
  Beauty queen was last seen after...
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:28 pm
  13th foot found here since 2007
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  New Hampshire Roils the WatersLast night, New Hampshire shook up the presidential race and roiled what were already less-than-calm waters, in both the Democratic Party and the GOP. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton looks a lot weaker than she did a few weeks ago. Republicans, meanwhile, are having to finally come to grips with a fact that's been staring them in the...
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:47 pm
  Jeb! Comeback Watch: Jeb Shall...For a few months now, Jeb Bush's campaign has been insisting that the Jeb! Comeback is on and that the media should get in on the ground floor of this amazing narrative. New Hampshire may have given the GOP hopeful just the lift he needs to aid him in his bloodlust.?Here's how the comeback is going.?
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:40 pm
  U.S. Lawmakers Want To Bar States... By Dustin Volz
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:19 pm
  Bernie Sanders' Wife, Jane, Calls... Just like many other women, Bernie Sanders' wife, Jane Sanders, isn't pleased with famous females who insinuate women owe Hillary Clinton a vote purely in the interest of getting a woman into the White House.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:17 pm
  Bernie Sanders Is Starting To Get... Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)?famously eschewed polling in the runup to his bid, instead drawing on his decades of well-known political positioning to put together a platform. It appears he has had a change of heart.?
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:14 pm

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