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Christie, others hit final stretch in New Hampshire
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- It's less than two days until New Hampshire voters go to the polls. But Hillary Clinton is in Michigan. And other candidates, even Jeb Bush, say their campaigns will go on no matter how they do on Tuesday. Donald Trump says he doesn't need to win New Hampshire - but he'd like to....

Clinton calls Flint water crisis 'immoral' in break from NH
FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- Taking a detour from New Hampshire's campaign trail, Hillary Clinton said Sunday that a water crisis in a Michigan city was "immoral" and demanded that Congress approve $200 million in emergency aid to address the community's battle with lead-contaminated water....

Heroin scourge changes role of police in hard-hit areas
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Forehead furrowed, a woman drags on a Camel cigarette, admitting she has only vague memories of nearly dying five days earlier....

NYC man killed by falling crane eulogized as generous, kind
NEW YORK (AP) -- A pedestrian killed by a collapsing crane was eulogized Sunday as a man of kindness and generosity as the final remnants of the crumpled steel were removed from the Manhattan street where they fell....

Pilot's husband doesn't believe she survived collision
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- With bright sunshine, warm temperatures and a deep blue sky, Friday was the kind of Southern California day made for just about anything. For Mary Falstrom, a longtime pilot, that meant flying....

Costs of closing, cleaning toxic coal ash pits grows clearer
EDEN, N.C. (AP) -- Giant earthmoving machines beep and grind as they drop 17-ton scoops of coal ash and dirt into dozens of railroad cars lined up for two-thirds of a mile at a site along the Virginia-North Carolina border, where the country's largest electricity company was responsible for one of the worst spills of the toxic, liquefied waste in U.S. history....

Sanders campaign plans clash with political realities
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) -- Bernie Sanders promises voters a "political revolution" that will fundamentally remake the American economy and its education and health care systems....

Sheriff: Texas teen kills mom, 2 neighbors, then himself
McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- A 19-year-old killed his mother and two neighbors before turning his gun on himself in a shooting that brought SWAT and various emergency vehicles to a rural area in Texas, authorities said Sunday....

Massachusetts plan could spur hydro imports to New England
BOSTON (AP) -- Tapping into Canadian hydropower is hardly a new concept in energy-starved New England. But Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's proposal to authorize long-term contracts between utilities and hydropower producers is being viewed in some quarters as a potential game-changer for the region....

Plagued by delays, California high-speed rail back in court
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California voters embraced the idea of building the nation's first real high-speed rail system, which promised to whisk travelers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in under three hours, a trip that can take six hours or more by car. Eight years after they approved funding for it, construction is years behind schedule and legal, financial and logistical delays plague the $68 billion project....

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