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February 8, 2016 - 6:19am
8 hours 30 min ago

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man has died after starting a Raleigh race in which contestants are supposed to also eat a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts midway through the competition.

Organizers of the annual Krispy Kreme Challenge said in a news release that a 58-year-old man dropped out of the race during the first mile Saturday morning because of chest pains. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

The unidentified runner left the race before reaching...

February 8, 2016 - 5:34am
7 hours 40 min ago

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. TRUMP AIMING FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE WIN

Rival Republican candidates, including Jeb Bush, say their campaigns will go on no matter what the outcome Tuesday.

2. HOW CLINTON IS TRYING TO WOO NEW HAMPSHIRE VOTERS

The former secretary of state is working to establish a personal connection with the electorate as...

February 8, 2016 - 3:35am
10 hours 30 min ago

SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Ann and Jon Vitti hopped on a flight from Los Angeles to snowy New Hampshire to witness firsthand what they can't see on their TV: The more personal side of presidential politics.

They are just two of many voters flocking to New Hampshire as political tourists in the week leading up to the state's presidential primary on Tuesday. They come from as far as California and as near as Massachusetts to engage in an up-close civics lesson and pose questions...

February 8, 2016 - 3:28am
11 hours 30 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has given a list of reasons for his second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses. But with voting fast approaching in New Hampshire, data from political advertising tracker Kantar Media reveal another possible explanation: Trump got pummeled on TV.

And while he has been stepping up his ground game, Trump appears to be giving other candidates the opportunity to make the same kind of advertising assault that ramped up in Iowa.

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February 8, 2016 - 3:20am
12 hours 47 sec ago

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — From a Michigan pulpit to New Hampshire's town halls, Hillary Clinton is working to establish a personal connection with voters as she faces an increasingly difficult struggle against Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination.

Once a formidable front-runner, Clinton narrowly won Iowa's caucuses but has watched her national lead over Sanders begin to erode.

Clinton now faces a likely loss in Tuesday's first-in-the-nation...

February 8, 2016 - 3:15am
14 hours 40 min ago

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — GOP front-runner Donald Trump is aiming for his first win in New Hampshire's fast-approaching primary, while rival Republican candidates, including Jeb Bush, said their campaigns will go on no matter the outcome Tuesday.

Democrat Hillary Clinton, facing an uphill campaign in the state against Bernie Sanders, took a trip to Michigan.

With the otherwise intense race for the White House seemingly toned down Sunday, it's easy to...

February 8, 2016 - 3:01am
14 hours 40 min ago

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland prosecutors plan to call more witnesses as a hearing for the convicted killer profiled in the popular "Serial" podcast continues Monday.

Adnan Syed, now 35, is asking a judge for a new trial, arguing that his original attorney was ineffective because she failed to call an alibi witness, and that prosecutors presented cell tower data that misled jurors.

Syed was convicted of killing his high school girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, in...

February 8, 2016 - 3:01am
14 hours 40 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle restaurants across the U.S. are opening later than usual Monday so workers can attend a meeting about the chain's recent food safety scares.

The company says stores will open at 3 p.m. in their local time zones, instead of the usual 11 a.m. Chipotle expects about 50,000 employees to go to more than 400 locations, such as movie theaters and hotel conference rooms, where remarks by company executives will be shown live.

The...

February 8, 2016 - 2:58am
6 hours 50 min ago

DENVER (AP) — Thousands of Broncos fans celebrated Denver's Super Bowl victory over the Carolina Panthers in downtown streets, and police reported some arrests.

Fans gathered after the game Sunday night in central Denver for impromptu partying.

The crowd became unruly at times, but police for the most part watched the celebration from the sidewalk.

At one point, several dozen officers formed a united front near the 16th Street...

February 8, 2016 - 2:10am
15 hours 48 sec ago

DENVER (AP) — By 2030, Colorado's population will grow from 5 million to 7 million people, thanks in part to its strong economy and constitutional limits on taxes.

But those voter-sanctioned tax limits could someday jeopardize the state's success, which depends on good roads.

This year, the state's Democratic governor is trying to find ways to squeeze more revenue for roads from the budget.

But Republicans don't want to tamper...

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