Now officially a winner after clinching New Hampshire, Donald Trump faced a fresh test for his once-improbable campaign as the Republican presidential race careened into more conservative territory in South Carolina.
The billionaire political novice posted a decisive victory in the nation's first primary, leaving in his wake a still-crowded field of Republicans struggling to break out of the pack. Restive Democrats had their own act of anti-establishment defiance, lining up behind Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders while delivering a New Hampshire rejection of Hillary Clinton's second bid for the White House.
With no clear rival to Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for the Republicans, the candidates headed south Wednesday with little clarity about a nomination battle that seemed likely to stretch into the spring. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, bruised from a demoralizing defeat, nixed a planned event in South Carolina and headed home to mull whether to stay in the ra
The Rev. Al Sharpton and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders shared breakfast tea at a Harlem landmark a day after the Democrat's New Hampshire victory.
During their meeting Wednesday at Sylvia's restaurant, they discussed issues that affect the African-American community around the country.
Sharpton says they talked about affirmative action, police brutality and the water disaster in Flint, Michigan.
Sharpton adds that he and various heads of national civil rights organizations plan to meet with Hillary Clinton next week.
President Barack Obama will speak to the Illinois General Assembly on Wednesday, the anniversary of the day he first announced his candidacy for president.
"Nine years after he announced his candidacy for President, Barack Obama will return to the place where his political career began by traveling to Springfield, Illinois," a White House official said in a statement.
"Now, in the final year of his second term, the President looks forward to addressing the Illinois General Assembly on February 10th about what we can do, together, to build a better politics — one that reflects our better selves," the statement read.
Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign a bill stripping government money from Planned Parenthood, a move that might help him with conservatives who dominate the upcoming Republican presidential primary in South Carolina. The legislation was poised to head to Kasich on Wednesday, a day after the primary in New Hampshire, where a tough stance against Planned Parenthood might have been received with less enthusiasm by its many moderate Republican voters. The Ohio governor finished second among a group of mainstream GOP candidates who vied for moderate support in the New Hampshire race won by Donald Trump.
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic's partisan Steering and Policy Committee will hold a hearing on the Flint Water Crisis Wednesday.
Flint Mayor Karen Weaver will be among those to testify. Notably absent will be Gov. Rick Snyder, who declined an invitation to testify at Wednesday's hearing.
Snyder spokeswoman Anna Heaton said Monday that the governor won’t attend because he’s due to present his annual budget proposal that day in Michigan. The committee does not have subpoena power.
It will be the second by lawmakers on Flint's lead contamination, and the second at which Snyder will not testify.
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A cruise ship battered by rough seas and powerful winds in the Atlantic Ocean cut short its voyage and is expected to dock Wednesday night at its New Jersey port.
Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas is scheduled to pull into Bayonne's Cape Liberty at 9 p.m.
The ship, carrying more than 4,500 passengers and 1,600 crew members, departed Saturday on a seven-day cruise to the Bahamas. But the 1,141-foot vessel sailed on Sunday into a major winter storm.
The Department of Justice is mulling legal action against the city of Ferguson, Missouri after the city council moved to make several major revisions to a proposed federal consent decree.
The revisions called for by the Ferguson City Council, among other things, would require no mandate for payment of additional salary to police officers or jail staff, a cap on federal monitoring fees at $1 million and extended deadlines for the tentative agreement.
"The Ferguson City Council has attempted to unilaterally amend the negotiated agreement. Their vote to do so creates an unnecessary delay in the essential work to bring constitutional policing to the city, and marks an unfortunate outcome for concerned community members and Ferguson police officers," Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta balked, hours after the city council voted to approve the agreement contingent upon the DOJ consenting to the changes.
"The Department of Justice will take the necessary legal actions to ensure that Ferguson's policing and court practices comply with the Constitution and relevant federal laws," Gupta said.
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Norovirus may have sickened 66 Ursinus College students, 17 of whom were sent to the emergency room or urgent care late Tuesday and early Wednesday, according to school officials and the local health department.
Officials with the eastern Pennsylvania college said most students fell ill after dinnertime Tuesday and exhibited similar symptoms, including vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration.
Although a college spokesperson said the illnesss has yet to be identified, County Commissioner Valerie Arkoosh said the symptoms resemble those of norovirus, a gastrointestinal ailment. Norovirus can be transmitted easily from person to person, Arkoosh said, or it can be foodborne.
Turkey's president Tayyip Erdogan rebuked the United States on Wednesday for supporting Syrian Kurdish rebels, saying Washington is to blame for the "sea of blood" in the region.
Turkey, which sees the Syrian Kurdish PYD as terrorists, fears that their advances against ISIS on its 560-mile border with Syria will fuel separatist ambitions among its own Kurds.
Erdogan said Washington doesn't understand the true nature of the group, which it sees as terrorists, citing their links to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has carried out a violent insurgency for Kurdish autonomy in Turkey's southeast.
Erdogan's comments came a day after Turkey summoned the U.S. ambassador to express its displeasure after State Department spokesman John Kirby said on Monday the United States did not regard the PYD as a terrorist organization.
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Eric Lee was surprised when the "check engine" light came on in his brand-new Lexus.
He was even more surprised when his mechanic told him the cause of the problem: Rats had nested in his engine and eaten through his wiring. They’d gnawed through the foam in his engine cover, bitten though parts of the machinery, even left little footprints on the metal.
Lee has lived in Chinatown for the last 40 years — and he parks his car on the local streets. He said he’s always seen an occasional rat in the neighborhood, but lately things seem to be getting worse.
His neighbors seem to agree. The I-Team did some digging and found that 311 complaints about rodents in the area have increased by 140 percent over the last five years – from 228 in 2010 to 549 last year.
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Authorities in Florida say an 18-year-old lost his balance on a hoverboard and accidentally shot his 13-year-old cousin in the back of the head Sunday.
The teen, identified as Lavardo Fisher, died Monday night.
Investigators say Fisher was playing video games when the 18-year-old found the unsecured gun, according to NBC affiliate WESH. The gun went off when he fell off the hoverboard, the man told deputies.
An Orange County Sheriff's Office incident report says Fisher wasn't breathing when first responders arrived. He was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando in critical condition.
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