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Tight, tense race...Water woes...Zika virus warning

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 18, 2016 at 5:50 p.m.



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WASHINGTON, New Hampshire (AP) — Ted Cruz and Donald Trump have both been scouring New Hampshire for support. And they've also been trading barbs. Cruz said Trump has shown inconsistent conservatism. Yesterday Trump called Cruz a "nasty guy" who no one likes. Trump drew chuckles today at Virginia's Liberty University, when he called the Bible book Second Corinthians "Two Corinthians."

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Comedian Chris Rock, actor Michael B. Jordan and others have drawn a standing-room crowd at a New York City church for the celebrities' reading historic speeches in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King delivered a sermon in 1967 at the Riverside Church in opposition to the Vietnam War. In the Miami area, dirt bike and all-terrain riders held an anti-violence ride on the King Holiday called "bikes up, guns down."

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The mayor of Flint, Michigan, says she'll travel to Washington tomorrow in hopes of securing a federal disaster declaration. That's according to a report by The Flint Journal. The city's water supply was tainted with lead in 2014 when an emergency manager appointed by the governor switched the system's source to the Flint River. Protesters marched to Gov. Rick Snyder's house today.

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica's health minister is advising women to delay plans to become pregnant for the next six to 12 months due to the mosquito-borne Zika (ZEE'-kuh) virus. The island has not even recorded any cases of Zika. The illness is spreading in the Americas and is suspected of causing over 3,500 babies to be born with brain damage in Brazil.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eagles drummer and co-founder Don Henley says his life was changed forever when he crossed paths with co-founder, guitarist Glenn Frey. That was Henley's reaction today to Frey's death. Frey is said to have died after suffering multiple ailments. He was 67. Eagles hits include "Hotel California" and "Take it Easy."

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