Massachusetts police rescue loose dog found on highway

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (UPI) -- Police in Massachusetts were able to rescue a loose dog that was found wandering around a local highway.

Methuen Police shared a photo of the large German Shepard that was seen walking in the southbound lanes of Route 495 in Methuen.

Officers attempted to lure the German Shepard off the road but she repeatedly ran ...Read more

Chicago area's Muslim youth fight stereotypes, suspicion

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GLENVIEW, Ill. -- Aasiyah Bhaiji knew the boys in her class were just clowning around, but their words stung just the same. As they headed inside from an ultimate Frisbee game at Springman Middle School in Glenview, Ill., one of them wrapped his team's colors around his head like a turban.

"Are you trying to go Muslim style, terrorist style?" ...Read more

Supreme Court blocks Obama's climate change rules amid legal challenge

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WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court dealt a surprising setback to President Barack Obama on Tuesday by putting his climate change policy on hold while coal producers and Republican-led states challenge its legality.

The justices, by a 5-4 vote, issued an unusual emergency order that blocks the Environmental Protection Agency from moving forward ...Read more

How Bernie Sanders's supporters would punish Wall Street bankers

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WASHINGTON -- Back during the darkest days of the financial crisis, President Barack Obama summoned the heads of the big Wall Street banks to the White House and told them they had better get their act together. "My administration," Obama said, "is the only thing between you and the pitchforks."

Obama's administration will soon come to an end, ...Read more

Cybersecurity among top goals of Obama's $4.1 trillion budget blueprint

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WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama unveiled a budget proposal Tuesday that earmarks $19 billion for a wide range of cybersecurity projects, including $3.1 billion to replace out-of-date federal computer systems that are vulnerable to attack.

The investment, a more than 35 percent increase over last year, underscores a long-delayed shift in U....Read more

Plaintiffs say NC's voter map violates the rights of millions

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- North Carolina's latest legal fight over its election map moved closer to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, with a three-judge federal panel expected to reject a state call that its current congressional district lines remain in place for the March 15 primary.

Those same three judges found that the GOP-led legislature relied too ...Read more

Outsiders Trump, Sanders win New Hampshire primary

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NASHUA, N.H. -- Republican Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders won the nation's first presidential primary overwhelmingly Tuesday as rebellious voters sent a strong message demanding dramatic change in Washington.

Sanders, a senator from Vermont, led former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 58 to 40 percent with 23 percent of ...Read more

Obama will seek to double budgets for Wall Street regulators

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WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will ask Congress to double funding for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission over the next five years, bolstering two financial regulators that the White House sees as integral to curbing Wall Street excesses.

Obama will propose the increases in the fiscal ...Read more

New Hampshire voters could reshape the presidential race in Tuesday's primary

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MANCHESTER, N.H. -- New Hampshire voters could dramatically reshape the race for president on Tuesday, boosting insurgent candidates who have connected with a discontented electorate or providing a second wind to establishment figures struggling to build support.

New York businessman Donald Trump, whose scorched-earth speeches have captivated ...Read more

Supreme Court to rule on Obama's use of executive authority on immigration

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WASHINGTON--The Supreme Court has often dealt big blows to presidents in their second term.

Harry Truman was rebuked for claiming the power to seize strike-bound steel mills during the Korean War. Richard Nixon resigned shortly after the court ruled unanimously he must turn over the Watergate tapes.

Bill Clinton's impeachment was triggered by ...Read more

Michelle Obama not looking to follow Hillary Clinton's presidential run

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WASHINGTON -- Don't look for Michelle Obama to follow Hillary Clinton's footsteps and make a bid to succeed her husband as president.

"What you talkin' bout, Gayle?" Obama said Sunday, invoking the catchphrase from the TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," when CBS morning anchor Gayle King asked the question during the Super Bowl pregame show.

The ...Read more

Rubio seeks to reassure supporters as Republican rivals renew attacks

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LONDONDERRY, N.H. -- After the worst battering of his campaign, Sen. Marco Rubio worked Sunday to telegraph reassurance while rivals continued their pile-on and tried to shake up the Republican presidential contest in a state known for last-minute shifts of fortune.

Appearing on network television and at a packed town hall meeting in ...Read more

New Hampshire's identity crisis

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BOW, N.H. -- A handmade sign follows Ohio Gov. John Kasich, tallying his time in New Hampshire in red and blue paint. Chris Christie's wife knows the number of questions he's answered at town halls, one of them about bobcats. Before he dropped out, Lindsey Graham followed the model of his good friend and two-time primary winner, John McCain, and...Read more

Syria and Iran warn Saudis against sending troops, who would 'return in wooden boxes'

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BEIRUT -- Syrian officials and their Iranian allies on Saturday warned Saudi Arabia to drop any plans to send troops in support of retreating Syrian rebels facing a potentially shattering defeat in the northern province of Aleppo.

At a news conference in Damascus, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem declared that any foreign forces ...Read more

Jeb Bush faces test of a lifetime in New Hampshire

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New Hampshire, the state that proclaims "live free or die" as its motto, is do or die for Jeb Bush.

If the former Florida governor doesn't turn in an impressive performance on Tuesday, when the state holds the first presidential primary of 2016, his quest to win the Republican presidential nomination will be toast.

"New Hampshire is very ...Read more

Republicans sounding alarm in New Hampshire

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MANCHESTER, N.H. -- The villages and towns of New Hampshire are as scenic as ever, the people as friendly as can be. The unemployment rate is 3.1 percent, about a third lower than the national rate. It seems an unlikely place for the apocalypse.

Yet that -- or something close to it -- is the threat that pours forth from Republican politicians ...Read more

On unemployment rate, Obama spikes the football

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WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday took credit for the latest jobs report, saying the 4.9 percent rate shows his stewardship has made the U.S. economy the "strongest and most durable" in the world.

The Labor Department on Friday released data that was a mixed bag for both American workers and the Obama administration. The numbers ...Read more

Obama says Thompson has 'prettier' shot than Curry

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Stephen Curry dominated the 3-point shooting contest at last year's NBA All-Star Game weekend, but is teammate Klay Thompson the favorite a week from now in Toronto after getting a Presidential endorsement?

During ceremonies at the White House on Thursday honoring the Warriors' 2015 NBA championship, Barack Obama said ...Read more

US aid to Colombia will shift from war to peace, Obama says

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WASHINGTON -- The United States, after helping to finance Colombia's war against guerrillas for 15 years, on Thursday announced plans to boost aid for the South American nation's historic peace pact.

President Barack Obama, speaking at the White House with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at his side, said Colombia would have "no greater ...Read more

Rubio is the target as GOP rivals try to block his rise

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MANCHESTER, N.H. -- With the New Hampshire primary poised to cut down the Republican field, candidates are sharpening their knives in a desperate bid for survival that on Thursday resembled a group attack on Sen. Marco Rubio, the freshman senator from Florida.

Ted Cruz, the Texas senator, has been telling crowds that Rubio agrees with ...Read more