Most people would rather do anything else than spend the night in an airport, but after being moved at the last minute to a 6 a.m. flight, Richard Dunn made the best of his situation. With Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport basically deserted, he turned it into his own music video set, and taped himself lip-synching Celine Dion's "All by Myself" while riding the escalators and moving walkways and even rolling around on the airport floor.
In the comments section of his Vimeo page, Dunn said that a ticket-counter employee gave him a roll of luggage tape before she left the airport. He taped his iPhone to a tall pole on the back of a wheelchair, and put it on a moving walkway for a dolly shot. He also taped the iPhone to a handle on his computer bag; to get the right angle, he would put different items under the bag. Escalator shots proved a little more difficult, because, he said, "I had to sprint up the steps after I got my shot so the computer bag didn't hit the top and fall back down. Quite fun!" Watch Dunn's impressive video below. --Catherine Garcia
On Monday, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg confirmed that he's considering an independent run for president this year, telling the Financial Times that he finds "the level of discourse and discussion distressingly banal and an outrage and an insult to the voters." He'll decide soon, he said, and is "listening to what candidates are saying and what the primary voters appear to be doing." That's widely considered code for Bloomberg waiting to see if Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are likely to win the Republican and Democratic nominations, respectively.
Both Trump and Sanders notched solid victories in New Hampshire on Tuesday night. And a potential Trump-Sanders race is "a dream scenario for those — most notably Bloomberg himself — who dream of a real chance for the former mayor," says Chris Cillizza at The Washington Post. "I wouldn't fall down dead if later this week 'a Bloomberg insider' leaked either polling numbers or some sort of internal memo designed to stoke the fires for the former mayor’s independent bid." Since a Bloomberg run would probably ensure a Republican win in 2016, maybe this should be scored as two wins for Trump. Peter Weber
Both CNN and The New York Times have called Donald Trump the winner of the New Hampshire primary, where he holds 35.1 percent of the vote with 88 percent of precincts reporting. Giving his first victory speech of the election, Trump vowed "to make America so great again. Maybe greater than ever before."
A number of news organizations have called John Kasich the second place winner with 15.9 percent. Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, and Marco Rubio are locked in a battle for third place, virtually tied between 11 and 10 percent. Jeva Lange
FBI director James B. Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday that bureau technicians have been unable to unlock encrypted data on a cellphone that belonged to Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, the shooters who killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California, on Dec. 2.
The locked data could help explain why the shooters left a bag with pipe bombs inside the conference room at the Inland Regional Center, whether they planned any additional attacks, or if anyone else knew about their plan beforehand, the Los Angeles Times reports. Comey said that encrypted cellphones and text messaging apps make it difficult for investigators to trace locations or track active plots after they have a suspect's phone. Encryption algorithms scramble the data once a PIN code is set, and many companies say they don't have the capability to unscramble the memory, arguing such capacity would weaken security and privacy, the Times says.
The FBI did not disclose the model of the phone, nor if it belonged to Malik or Farook. The bureau also says there is no evidence that the married couple had any outside help or instructions on how to carry out the attack. Farook became self-radicalized, and the pair pledged allegiance to ISIS the day of the shooting. Catherine Garcia
Katie Holmes doesn't seem like the type of person to attack Ryan Reynolds over a red Solo cup, but that's exactly what she did during an intense game of "Musical Beers" on The Tonight Show. Was her prowess enough to defeat Jimmy Fallon and various members of The Roots? Watch the dizzying video below to find out. Catherine Garcia
Carly Fiorina isn't going to change anything about her campaign, despite coming in seventh in the New Hampshire Republican primary, her deputy campaign manager said.
Sarah Isgur Flores told Politico Fiorina has no intention of exiting the race, and is following the "same plan" put in place before New Hampshire. Fiorina's public calendar shows her campaigning in South Carolina this weekend, then heading to Nevada more than a week before the state's GOP caucuses on Feb. 23. Catherine Garcia
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is the longest-serving political independent in Congress, so perhaps it's no surprise that he won the support of independents who voted in the New Hampshire Democratic primary by nearly a 3-to-1 margin, 72 percent to 27 percent, over Hillary Clinton, according to exit polls. But those independents, who made up 40 percent of voters in the Democratic primary, also accounted for Sanders' sizable margin of victory. Among registered Democrats, Sanders and Clinton spit the vote, 49 percent to 49 percent.
Overall, the voters who participated in the caucus were more liberal than in previous years, with 26 percent calling themselves very liberal, 42 percent somewhat liberal, and only 27 percent politically moderate. Sanders won among female voters and every age bracket except for those 65 and older, and trounced Clinton among voters who consider the most important candidate quality that he "cares about me" and is "honest and trustworthy"; Clinton won heavily among voters who listed "can win in November" and "has the right experience" as the most important attribute.
On the Republican side, primary winner Donald Trump and runner-up Gov. John Kasich also both outperformed with independents, with Trump winning 38 percent and Kasich 18 percent, according to the exit polls. Independents made up 35 percent of the GOP electorate, and "without these votes, second place in the Republican primary would be a virtual tie among Mr. Kasich, Sen. Marco Rubio, and Sen. Ted Cruz," notes David R. Jones at The New York Times.