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Jury selection for marathon suspect’s friend

BOSTON (AP) – Jury selection began Monday in the federal trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who is accused of … Full story    

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NH falcon has cataract surgery, gets new lenses

CONCORD (AP) — A falcon in New Hampshire has undergone eye surgery to remove cataracts and has received new, synthetic lenses. Banner, a 4-year-old falcon, … Full story    
Updated 2 hours ago

Charges dropped for Milton man who sold rhino head

MILTON (AP) — A New Hampshire man who tried to sell an 80-pound rhinoceros head online is happy that charges against him have been dropped. … Full story    
Updated 3 hours ago

Jury selection for marathon suspect’s friend

BOSTON (AP) – Jury selection began Monday in the federal trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who is accused of … Full story    
Updated 11 hours ago

Report: High absenteeism among kindergartners

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Sixteen percent of all kindergarten students in the state missed at least 18 days of the 2013-14 school year, according to … Full story    
Updated 11 hours ago

Man with implanted horns gets life

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) – A Massachusetts man who has bumps resembling horns implanted in his forehead maintained his innocence before a judge sentenced him Monday … Full story    
Updated 11 hours ago

Politics meets energy at forum

CONCORD – Political candidates who spoke at an energy forum Monday agreed with one lawmaker’s apt summary that “price, price, price” is the top concern … Full story    
Updated 11 hours ago

Vermont considers ban on aerial hunting

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Vermont is poised to become the latest state to ban hunting with the help of aerial drones. The state Fish and Wildlife … Full story    
Updated 11 hours ago

End of line for thoroughbred racing in New England

BOSTON (AP) – Suffolk Downs, New England’s last thoroughbred racing track which once hosted Seabiscuit and other premier horses of the day, is closing this … Full story    
Updated yesterday

New conductor begins tenure at Boston Symphony

BOSTON – Andris Nelsons makes his highly anticipated debut this weekend as the youngest conductor in more than 100 years to lead the Boston Symphony … Full story    
Published:  September 27, 2014

Louisiana Gov. Jindal campaigns with Havenstein

MANCHESTER – Republican Walt Havenstein told young students Friday that he’s running for governor to make sure they can find good jobs in New Hampshire … Full story    
Published:  September 27, 2014

Ex-student behind lockdown wanted reference letter

MANCHESTER – A 21-year-old man who prompted a lockdown at his former high school when a student spotted a gun tucked into his waistband had … Full story    
Published:  September 27, 2014

Ex-student with pellet gun triggers lockdown at Manchester West High School

MANCHESTER – A 21-year-old former student was arrested Thursday after he showed up in a high school classroom with what turned out to be a … Full story    
Published:  September 26, 2014

Albright defends Sen. Shaheen

CONCORD – Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said Thursday that Republican Senate hopeful Scott Brown is “dead wrong” in suggesting that Democrat Jeanne Shaheen … Full story    
Published:  September 26, 2014

Women find python in the trunk of their rental car

KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — Police say two women opened the trunk of their rental car to retrieve their luggage and were greeted by a snake. … Full story    
Published:  September 25, 2014

Man convicted of pushing wife off cliff sentenced

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — A former Maine resident convicted of pushing his then-wife off a cliff in a state park is set to face sentencing. … Full story    
Published:  September 25, 2014

US may have identified man in beheading videos

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI director says the U.S. believes it has identified the British-accented masked man in the videos depicting the beheadings of two … Full story    
Published:  September 25, 2014

Scott Brown targets Shaheen during talk on foreign policy in Manchester

MANCHESTER – Republican Scott Brown on Wednesday called U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen a “naive follower” of President Barack Obama who fails to grasp the consequences … Full story    
Published:  September 25, 2014

Judge delays Marathon bombing trial, won’t move it

BOSTON (AP) – A judge granted a two-month trial delay on Wednesday for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, but denied a defense request to … Full story    
Published:  September 25, 2014

Vermont college blocks anonymous social media site

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – A Vermont college president has blocked access to an anonymous social media site because he says it was being used for cyberattacks … Full story    
Published:  September 25, 2014

House used by slaves recognized

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) – Census records do not know for sure, but they put Peter John Lee between the ages of 16 and 24 on … Full story    
Published:  September 24, 2014

3 Afghan soldiers missing from Cape Cod base found near Canadian border

BOSTON – Three Afghanistan National Army officers who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base were detained Monday at the … Full story    
Published:  September 23, 2014

Havenstein takes tax pledge; Troopers back Hassan

CONCORD – Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein took New Hampshire’s traditional anti-tax pledge Monday and also promised not to commit to unfunded obligations that could … Full story    
Published:  September 23, 2014