New Hampshire on Monday is hosting the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, featuring candidates for the Republican and Democratic nomination. Of the state's 1.33 million residents, more than 870,000 residents are registered to vote. Polls started opening at 7 a.m., except for a handful of communities that begin voting just after midnight. In Dixville Notch, voters in that tiny town gave Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich two votes, Republican Donald Trump got two and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders won four votes for his Democratic bid. Click through for snapshots of voters who went to the polls Tuesday.
"Iowa picks corn and New Hampshire picks presidents," former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu famously said. Among Republicans, New Hampshire's primary results over the last few decades have been better than Iowa's caucus results at predicting who would go on to become the presidential nominee.
President Barack Obama is sending Congress his eighth and final budget, proposing to spend a record $4.1 trillion on a number of initiatives. They include launching a new war on cancer, combating global warming and fighting growing threats from ISIS terrorists.
The new spending plan, for the budget year that begins Oct. 1 — just 3½ months before he leaves office — is facing heavy fire from Republicans who hope to capture the White House. The proposal had dim prospects of winning approval in a Republican-controlled Congress.
In all, Obama's budget would increase taxes by $2.6 trillion over the coming decade, nearly double the $1.4 trillion in new taxes Obama sought and failed to achieve in last year's budget.
Residents of Syria's besieged city of Aleppo are witnessing "deaths everywhere," as the U.N. warned that 300,000 people could be cut off from vital aid, NBC News reported.
"It's war," Aleppo resident Hussam — who would only give his first name out of fears for his safety — told NBC News in a phone interview. "There is shelling, there are deaths everywhere."
Government forces battling to regain full control of Aleppo from rebels have cut off aid supplies to the city from the north, triggering a flood of refugees towards neighboring Turkey. Hussam said, however, that reports of reports an exodus were "an exaggeration" but that many thousands had fled amid intensified fighting.
Hussam said the city has been in the dark since power lines were damaged in October and water supplies have been cut off for almost four weeks, with locals drawing from wells with water unfit for drinking.
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New Hampshire votes Tuesday and billionaire Donald Trump is trying to lose the loser label, while Ted Cruz looks to fashion a win with far fewer Christian evangelicals than in Iowa and Marco Rubio tries to shake off doubts about his disastrous debate performance. Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, hopes to hold off a victory by Bernie Sanders.
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Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich picked up the most votes as the first ballots of the first-in-the-nation primary were cast early Tuesday.
Sanders won over all four Democratic voters in the tiny town of Dixville, New Hampshire. The Vermont senator also earned 12 votes in Hart's Location and one in Millsfield. Clinton garnered a total of nine votes.
Kasich, Trump and Cruz picked up nine votes each among Republicans.
Under New Hampshire state law, communities with fewer than 100 voters can get permission to open their polls at midnight and close them as soon as all registered voters have cast their ballots. While that happened in three locations, Dixville traditionally gets most of the spotlight due to its media-friendly setup at the Balsams Grand Resort Hotel.
A total of 128 workers reported ill to Cook County Jail on Super Bowl Sunday – about a third more than a typical day of sick calls, NBC5 Investigates has found.
It comes after NBC5 Investigates found that seven of the top 10 sick days at the Cook County Jail, one of the largest county jails in the country, happened either the day of or the day after a major televised sporting event.
Over the past year, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office has blamed excessive sick calls at the jail for several lockdowns — and the office has speculated publicly that some of the absenteeism appears to be connected to high-profile sporting events, such as the Super Bowl.
But a spokesman at Teamsters Local 700, which represents jail employees, says it isn't so, claiming jail workers are being unfairly blamed for taking well-earned and much-needed time off.
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A man who served more than 20 years in prison for a murder he did not commit has been awarded $6 million by the state of Connecticut.
Miguel Roman was released from prison in 2008 after DNA tests pointed to another man in the 1988 slaying of a 17-year-old girl in Hartford.
The Hartford Courant reports Claims Commissioner J. Paul Vance Jr. on Monday apologized to Roman in the award decision "for the burden that he was forced to suffer" during his imprisonment.
Two commuter trains carrying a total of 150 people crashed head-on Tuesday morning in southern Germany, killing at least ten and injuring 81 others, police said, NBC News reported.
Police spokeswoman Lisa Meier told NBC News that the death toll had climbed to 10 by late afternoon after one person injured in the crash died in the hospital.
The trains were traveling around a curve at around 60 mph on a single-track route when they collided and the the curve meant it was unlikely the train drivers saw each other, German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt told reporters. Officials said it was too soon to say what may have caused the crash but said .
Police initially said 150 people were injured in the crash, but that number was later revised down to 81 — including 18 people listed with "severe" injuries."
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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 voyage that forced frightened passengers into their cabins overnight Sunday as their belongings flew about, waves rose as high as 30 feet, and winds howled outside.
"The thing about this storm was that it was forecast for days. So why in the world would a cruise ship with thousands of passengers go sailing right into it?" Nelson said Monday on the Senate floor, according to a news release from his office.
A 3-day-old boy has died from an apparent dog bite in northeast Ohio, authorities said.
Youngstown police said the infant's mother called 911 early Sunday after waking up and finding her son crying and covered in blood.
Lt. Doug Bobovnyik said Aiden Grim-Morelli was apparently bitten on the top of his skull while inside a makeshift crib on the living room floor.
The infant died before paramedics arrived. Bobovnyik said Aiden's only apparent injuries were several small puncture wounds.
The mixed-breed dog is in the custody of the Mahoning County dog warden.
The county medical examiner hasn't ruled on a cause of death.
Authorities grounded a jet taxiing for takeoff to arrest a Long Island doctor accused of illegally prescribing more than 350,000 oxycodone pills in a drug-dealing operation.
Newsday reports that Dr. Noel Blackman was arrested Sunday night at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Federal agents were tipped off that the Guyana native planned to leave the country permanently and ordered a jet bound for the South American country to return as it was taxiing for takeoff.
Officials said $30,000 was stashed in the Far Rockaway doctor's luggage.
Records show he wrote 114 prescriptions in 2014 for about 3,800 oxycodone pills and nearly 2,500 prescriptions for about 365,000 pills last year.
His attorney declined to comment.
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