AP PHOTOS: New Hampshire voters gather to vote for president

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Starting at the stroke of midnight, when a handful of small towns opened their polls, tens of thousands of New Hampshire voters cast ballots Tuesday, choosing their favorites among the pack of Republicans and Democrats who hope...

New England digs out from latest storm; snow in Mid-Atlantic

AP Photo/William J. Kole BOSTON (AP) — A wind-driven winter storm that brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod fell short of forecast snowfall totals and spared the Northeast the widespread power outages that had been predicted. Snowflakes were still flying Tuesday as New...

Quandary in Maryland: Can lawmaker vote twice on same bill?

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers have a potential quandary on their hands that is rare, if not unprecedented: Can one of their own vote twice on the same bill? At issue is a measure that would allow felons to vote while they’re on probation or parole....

What should be done with architecture of white supremacy?

AP Photo/Brynn Anderson BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Growing up in the 1950s, William Bell had to enter Birmingham’s segregated Lyric Theatre though a side entrance, marked “COLORED,” that was walled-off from the elegant lobby. He climbed a dimly lit stairwell...

Parades, floats, costumes mark Fat Tuesday in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — People across New Orleans Tuesday are marking the culmination of the Mardi Gras season with elaborate floats, eccentric costumes and marching bands. Mardi Gras is the city’s biggest tourist attraction, and thousands of people have converged on the...

Georgia law giving police grand jury access may face change

ATLANTA (AP) — After a naked, mentally ill black veteran was shot dead by a white police officer last March in an Atlanta suburb, the officer was allowed a privilege ordinary citizens don’t get, and even police officers don’t get anywhere except in Georgia: He...

Iraqi woman charged with role in Kayla Mueller’s death

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of a senior Islamic State leader who was killed in a U.S. raid last year has been charged in federal court with holding American Kayla Mueller hostage and with contributing to the aid worker’s death, the Justice Department says. Nisreen...

US senator calls for investigation of cruise ship in storm

MIAMI (AP) — Federal transportation officials might soon be looking into a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean over the weekend. Sen. Bill Nelson has called for the National Transportation Safety Board to investigate the...

Legislatures consider special protections for gun industry

AP Photo/Orlin Wagner TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A terse letter from Andrew Clyde’s credit card-processing company explained it was discontinuing his corporate account because his Georgia firearms business “no longer met our underwriting guidelines.” In a panic,...

Emotional NYC officer testifies on fatal stairwell shooting

AP Photo/Jennifer Peltz NEW YORK (AP) — When rookie police Officer Peter Liang fired his gun in a pitch-dark public housing stairwell, he at first thought he had hurt nothing but his career. Then he went looking for the bullet and heard someone crying. He followed the sound...