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 Sanders, who will leave New Hampshire with the commanding victory one might expect of a front-runner blessed with the near universal favor of his party. Except all that establishment support belongs to Hillary Clinton.
Trump's 18-point victory and the self-described democratic socialist's 21-point win are reminders of the limits of party power in an age of anger toward Washington and frustration with politics.
Many Republican Party leaders may be terrified by Trump's ascendance, but have yet to divine a way to stop the billionaire real estate mogul.
Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said Wednesday he felt "gratified" by his surprise second place finish in the New Hampshire primary but knows that will make him a bigger target for attacks in South Carolina.
"We labored in obscurity for months," said Kasich, whose stunning second finish means no candidate left New Hampshire as the sole "establishment" alternative to Donald Trump or Sen. Ted Cruz. "I think we'll be one of the ... stories coming out of New Hampshire."
Republicans now will have to take a serious look at Kasich — who focused on positive messages and good governance in strong contrast to Trump.
Kasich said he's "prepared" for negative ads against him and needs to "raise more money" to counter them.
"I know we can't just go through this like falling off the turnip truck and saying that everything is just going to be positive, because I'm going to have to respond to some of this stuff," he acknowledged. "But I'm starting to really think we're on to something."
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Gov. Jack Markell is signing a resolution apologizing for Delaware's role in slavery and wrongs committed against blacks during the Jim Crow era.
Along with signing the resolution passed by state lawmakers last month, Markell on Wednesday also will present a proclamation recognizing African American History Month. He will also help unveil an exhibit commemorating the 125th anniversary of historically black Delaware State University.
The resolution apologizing for slavery is a symbolic measure aimed at promoting "reconciliation and healing."
German auto corporation Daimler AG is recalling 840,000 vehicles in the U.S. because they have potentially defective driver's side air bags made by Takata Corp.
The recall affects Mercedes-Benz cars and SUVs from the 2005-2014 model years, including C-Class, E-Class, SLK and SLS sedans and M-Class, GL-Class and R-Class SUVS. It also includes 2007-2014 Sprinter and Freightliner vans.
Takata air bags can inflate with too much force and spew metal fragments. More than 24 million vehicles have been recalled in the U.S. because of the problem, which is blamed for 11 deaths worldwide.
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The Federal Reserve's policymaking committee does not expect to cut interest rates anytime soon, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday during a Congressional hearing with the House Financial Services Commitee, NBC News reported.
"I do not expect that the FOMC is going to soon be in a situation where it is necessary to cut rates," Yellen saild, noting that the strength of the labor market gives her succor.
She added that she still expects factors holding down inflation to be transitory.
Uncertainty over interest rates had hit bank stocks in recent days. Banking stocks were up, led by Citigroup. Goldman Sachs, up 1.3 percent, gave the biggest boost to the Dow. The S&P financial sector was up nearly 1 percent.
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Robert F. Kennedy's assasin continues to seek parole and on Wednesday, Sirhan B. Sirhan will take his 14th try hearing.
Sirhan, now 71, has said for many years that he doesn't remember shooting Kennedy, who was 42. But he shot Kennedy on June 5, 1968 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles just after he'd won the state's Democratic presidential primary. The younger brother of President John F. Kennedy died the next day.
Sirhan, a Christian-born Palestinian from Jordan, opposed Kennedy's support for Israel and killed him for this reason.
At his last parole hearing in 2011 — his 13th unsuccessful attempt to win his freedom — parole commissioners said Sirhan hadn't shown enough remorse for or understanding of the severity of his crime.
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Pony-loving, boot wearing Vermin Supreme finished fourth among Democrats in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary.
Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton in a rout. Martin O'Malley, who dropped out of the race after the Iowa Caucus, finished a distant third.
But the fourth place finisher was a name familiar to many New Hampshire voters: Massachusetts resident Vermin Supreme, the perennial candidate best known for his campaign platform to provide free ponies to every American.
The federal government's highway safety agency agrees with Google: Computers that will control cars of the future can be considered their drivers.
The redefinition of "driver" is an important break for Google and a big step toward getting self-driving cars to the public. But the company still has a long journey ahead before the cars without steering wheels or pedals arrive in great numbers.
While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration agreed with Google's "driver" reinterpretation in a recent letter, it didn't allow other concessions.
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A man stabbed a mother and her three young daughters at a hotel on Staten Island Wednesday morning, killing the woman and one child and critically injuring the other two girls, law enforcement sources told NBC 4 New York.
The stabbing was reported at the Ramada Inn on Gannon Avenue North, sources said.
The mother and three girls were taken to Richmond University Medical Center. The woman and one of the children were pronounced dead not long after they arrived.
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The Ferguson City Council has asked the U.S. Department of Justice for seven changes to a deal to reform the city's courts and policing systems, a move that drew swift criticism from both the department and many residents.
In a unanimous vote, the council on Tuesday night moved to amend the proposed settlement the city had spent seven months negotiating with the DOJ.
The consent decree is meant to correct problems identified in a DOJ investigation that followed the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. The DOJ found unconstitutional and discriminatory practices across the police force and municipal court system.
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A 93-year-old World War II veteran from the United States embraced his wartime girlfriend in Australia in their reunion Wednesday after more than 70 years apart.
Norwood Thomas and 88-year-old Joyce Morris laughed as they wrapped their arms around each other after Thomas flew from Virginia to the southern Australian city of Adelaide to reconnect with his long-lost love.
Morris was a 17-year-old British girl and Thomas was a 21-year-old paratrooper when they first met in London shortly before D-Day.
The two eventually married other people. Thomas' wife died in 2001; Morris divorced her husband after 30 years.