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Keselowski wins in New Hampshire for 3d win since shutdown

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — With about 70 laps to go in his back-and-forth battle against Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin radioed in to his team: "This is awesome racing." Imagine how Keselowski felt. The 2012 Cup champion took the checkered flag at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, beating ...

Isaias to bring heavy rain, gusty winds to the region

By DEAN SHALHOUP Senior Staff Writer NASHUA – While Isaias will be nothing close to hurricane status when it arrives in these parts late Tuesday evening, it could still pack enough punch to whip up potentially damaging wind gusts and deliver soaking rainfall heavy enough to cause ...

As U.S. milk sales rise amid pandemic, ‘Got milk?’ ads return

The dairy industry has a familiar question for you: "Got milk?" Six years after the popular tagline was retired, "Got milk?" ads are back. A dairy industry-funded group is reviving the campaign, hoping to prolong the boost milk has gotten during the pandemic. U.S. milk sales have been in ...

Parents struggle as schools reopen amid coronavirus surge

DALLAS, Ga. (AP) — Putting your child on the bus for the first day of school is always a leap of faith for a parent. Now, on top of the usual worries about youngsters adjusting to new teachers and classmates, there's COVID-19. Rachel Adamus was feeling those emotions at sunrise Monday as ...

Ruling renews fairness debate in Boston Marathon bomber case

"Boston Strong" remains a "vibrant" rallying cry more than seven years after the marathon bombing killed three people and injured more than 260 others, a federal appeals court noted as it threw out the death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. But even as the ruling opened old wounds, it raised ...

Retail rout gains pace, Lord & Taylor seeks bankruptcy

NEW YORK (AP) — Lord & Taylor, America's oldest retailer, is seeking bankruptcy protection, as is the owner of Men's Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank, lengthening the list of major retail chains that have faltered in the pandemic. Household names, many longtime anchors in malls nationwide, ...

Eversource is ready to respond to Tropical Storm Isaias

MANCHESTER – With the effects of Tropical Storm Isaias expected to begin impacting New England Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, Eversource is closely monitoring the track of the storm. While continuing to operate under its COVID-19 pandemic plan and adhering to its strict social ...

CEO of Puerto Rico’s power company to resign amid outages

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The CEO of Puerto Rico's state-owned power company is resigning as thousands of clients remain without electricity since last week's tropical storm that further weakened a grid still trying to recover from previous hurricanes and earthquakes, officials said ...

Prosecutor seeking Trump’s taxes cites probe of his business

NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan prosecutor trying to get President Donald Trump's tax returns told a judge Monday that he was justified in demanding them, citing public reports of "extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization." Trump's lawyers last month said the grand ...

Gas prices fall

New Hampshire gas prices have fallen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.10/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 875 stations. Gas prices in New Hampshire are 2.8 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 50.3 cents per gallon lower than a year ...

Extreme risk protection orders sent to governor

CONCORD - Today, HB 687, a bill establishing a procedure for issuing extreme risk protection orders to protect against persons who pose an immediate risk of harm to themselves or others, was signed by the Senate President. It will next be delivered to the Secretary of State before heading to ...

Spain’s new wave of infections hits the young, middle-aged

SANT SADURNÍ D'ANOIA, Spain (AP) — Like most Spaniards, Emma Gaya thought the worst of the pandemic was behind her. Spain's government had ended a three-month lockdown after an COVID-19 onslaught that claimed at least 28,400 lives in the European Union nation. To kickstart its stalled ...

Scientists study coronavirus outbreaks among minks in Europe

MADRID (AP) — Coronavirus outbreaks at mink farms in Spain and the Netherlands have scientists digging into how the animals got infected and if they can spread it to people. In the meantime, authorities have killed more than 1 million minks at breeding farms in both countries as a ...

Debate begins for who’s first in line for COVID-19 vaccine

Who gets to be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine? U.S. health authorities hope by late next month to have some draft guidance on how to ration initial doses, but it's a vexing decision. "Not everybody's going to like the answer," Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of ...