February 14, 2016

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Apple co-founder Wozniak debuting Silicon Valley Comic Con

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had a front row seat as the personal computer began to reshape society. So it made perfect sense to him to bring a convention meshing technology with pop culture to Silicon Valley. The convergence will occur March 18-20 in San Jose, California, with the debut of Silicon Valley Read More…

USOC to hire infectious disease specialists for Zika

The U.S. Olympic Committee will hire two infectious disease specialists to advise potential Olympians who are worried about the Zika outbreak in Brazil. USOC CEO Scott Blackmun sent a letter Wednesday to all possible Olympians, acknowledging the growing worries over the virus. “I know that the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil is of concern to Read More…

Fresh off second-place finish in New Hampshire, Kasich heading to South Carolina

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — Ohio Gov. John Kasich is bringing his momentum from New Hampshire to South Carolina this week ahead of this weekend’s debate. On Wednesday, the Republican presidential hopeful is holding a town hall meeting at Finn’s Brick Oven in Mount Pleasant. Later in the day, he’s participating in a veterans jobs event Read More…

10 things to know, Wednesday, Feb. 10

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. For Donald Trump, for one night, there was so much winning The billionaire posts a decisive victory in the New Hampshire primary, a once-unthinkable first for an enterprise built on the promise of turning politics on its Read More…

AP news analysis: New Hampshire results prove Trump can’t be stopped by GOP establishment

CONCORD, N.H. — The current and former chiefs of the state Republican Party condemned him. New Hampshire’s only two Republican members of Congress refused to endorse him. The conservative owner of the state’s largest newspaper called him “a con man” on the front page. Donald Trump won anyway — big time. So, too, did Bernie Read More…

New Hampshire primary: For Trump, there was so much winning — for one night

MANCHESTER, N.H. — For Donald Trump, for one night, there was so much winning. The billionaire political novice on Tuesday posted a decisive victory in the New Hampshire primary, a once-unthinkable first for an enterprise built on the promise of putting America on top and turning politics on its head. Restive Democrats had their own Read More…

South Korea says it’s shutting down joint industrial park with North after rocket launch

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea said Wednesday that it will shut down a joint industrial park with North Korea in response to its recent rocket launch, accusing the North of using hard currency from the park to develop its nuclear and missile programs. The decision to end operations at the industrial complex in the Read More…

Experts fear influx of refugees could overwhelm mental health system

BOSTON — For the thousands of Syrian refugees expected to arrive in the U.S. in coming months, the first order of business will be securing the basics — health care, jobs, education and a safe home. But what organizations helping resettle them might not be prepared for, and what refugees themselves might be in denial Read More…

Central American street gangs are obstacle in fight against Zika virus

CUSCATANCINGO, El Salvador — For health workers battling Zika across much of Central America, the immediate menace is not the mosquitoes that transmit the virus. It’s the gangsters who control the streets, and sometimes threaten their lives. Armed and well-organized street gangs known as maras exert near-total control over entire neighborhoods, using sentries to track Read More…

Obama vows to press ahead on carbon dioxide emissions after Supreme Court setback

WASHINGTON — The administration of President Barack Obama is vowing to press ahead with efforts to curtail greenhouse gas emissions after a divided Supreme Court put his signature plan to address climate change on hold until after legal challenges are resolved. Tuesday’s surprising move by the court is a blow to Obama and a victory Read More…