By James Oliphant and Amanda Becker MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - Billionaire businessman Donald Trump won New Hampshire's Republican presidential nominating contest on Tuesday, solidifying his front-runner status in the race to be the party's White House nominee in 2016, while U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont won the Democratic primary over Hillary Clinton, CNN said. (Writing by Roberta Rampton, Steve Holland and James Oliphant; Additional reporting by Jonathan Allen, Susan Heavey and Doina Chiacu; Editing by Toni Reinhold, Alistair Bell and Howard Goller)
By Lawrence Hurley and Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a major blow to President Barack Obama by putting on hold federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants, the centerpiece of his administration's strategy to combat climate change. The court voted 5-4 along ideological lines to grant a request by 27 states and various companies and business groups to block the administration's Clean Power Plan, which also mandates a shift to renewable energy from coal-fired electricity. The plan was designed to lower carbon emissions from U.S. power plants by 2030 to 32 percent below 2005 levels.
Last-minute voters cast ballots Tuesday in the small US state of New Hampshire in the second key test of the White House race, with Donald Trump chasing victory and Hillary Clinton looking to reel in local hero Bernie Sanders. Once every four years, the nation's eyes focus like laser beams on New Hampshire, which holds the first state primaries after the Iowa caucuses kick off the US presidential nomination process.