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State & New England

Family of slain CIA contractor may sue

BOSTON – The family of a CIA contractor killed in Benghazi, Libya, has filed claims seeking $2 million in damages from the CIA and State … Full story    

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Do not resuscitate appeal dismissed

PORTLAND, Maine – The state supreme court has dismissed a mother’s appeal of a court-approved do-not-resuscitate decision for her brain-damaged baby, saying the matter is … Full story    
Updated 14 hours ago

Family of slain CIA contractor may sue

BOSTON – The family of a CIA contractor killed in Benghazi, Libya, has filed claims seeking $2 million in damages from the CIA and State … Full story    
Updated 14 hours ago

Comedy, tragedy mingle for Shakespeare at Fenway

BOSTON – Five centuries after William Shakespeare wrote “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown,” the Boston Red Sox have been deposed as World … Full story    
Updated 14 hours ago

Seniors making healthy meals

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – Kale was at the top of the menu recently at the Hazelwood Senior Center. Seniors learned how to put a new … Full story    
Updated 14 hours ago

Woman finds owner of class ring

BRAINTREE, Mass. – Nancy Nicosia wasn’t sure if she would ever get to return a 1965 Hingham High class ring she found years ago to … Full story    
Updated 14 hours ago

Security fix need led to health site shutdown

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – Vermont’s top health care reform official says the state’s health insurance website was taken down temporarily because security upgrades did not … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Violation found in 38 Studios lobbying case

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A hearing officer for the secretary of state’s office has found that a consultant for Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios violated lobbying … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Temperatures plunge in New Hampshire

CONCORD (AP) – Some ski resorts have taken advantage of the unseasonably low temperatures by testing their snowmaking machines. Mark Butterfield of the Omni Mount … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Market Basket supermarket feud tied to monthly job figures

The worker revolt at the Market Basket supermarket chain appears to have caused a ripple effect in the Massachusetts economy, with the state reporting Thursday … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Census: NH’s 2013 poverty rate falls

CONCORD – There were about 17,000 fewer people living in poverty in New Hampshire in 2013 compared to the year before, according to new data … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Alternative to tag sales: Appraiser helps downsize

GREENWICH, Conn. – Stacey Cross is a 12-year resident of backcountry Greenwich with a business card that reads: “Appraisals and Sales, Furniture, Decorative Art, Fine … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

UNH math professor wins MacArthur Fellowship ‘genius grant’

DURHAM – Yitang “Tom” Zhang is best known at UNH in Durham as a calculus teacher, where he receives rave reviews in online student forums, … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Gas pipeline through Hollis takes first step toward approval, as competitors seek expansion of other pipelines

Energy giant Kinder-Morgan has taken the first step in seeking federal approval to build a natural gas pipeline that might cut through Hollis to Nashua, … Full story    
Published:  September 17, 2014

Wynn’s $1.6B resort wins Boston casino license

BOSTON – Wynn Resorts has bested Mohegan Sun for the lucrative Boston-area casino license, based largely on the strength of its $1.6 billion project’s economic … Full story    
Published:  September 17, 2014

Restraining order for troubled department’s chief

WEARE – The woman who obtained a restraining order against Weare police Chief John Velleca, her boss, said he came to her Hillsboro home uninvited, … Full story    
Published:  September 17, 2014

Bill would require convicts to attend sentencing

CONCORD – A New Hampshire lawmaker wants to require violent offenders to attend their sentencing hearings, in the wake of a dispute that arose in … Full story    
Published:  September 17, 2014

Indian Association of NH seeks donations for victims of huge south Asian flood

The Indian Association of New Hampshire is urging donations to help flood victims in northwestern Indian and northeastern Pakistan, which have been hit by historic … Full story    
Published:  September 16, 2014

Appeal notice filed in slain college student case

CONCORD – Lawyers for a man sentenced to life without parole for raping and killing a University of New Hampshire student have filed a mandatory … Full story    
Published:  September 16, 2014

Wynn, Mohegan Sun respond to casino regulators

BOSTON – Wynn Resorts appears to have a strong advantage over Mohegan Sun in the fierce competition for the Boston-area casino license, even as the … Full story    
Published:  September 16, 2014

Feds nix rail upgrade for more Vermont passenger service

MONTPELIER, Vt. – A Vermont Transportation Agency official said Monday he was disappointed the state didn’t get a federal grant that would have helped complete … Full story    
Published:  September 16, 2014

Senate fails to override juvenile justice veto

CONCORD, N.H. – Senate Republicans on Monday fell two votes short of overriding Gov. Maggie Hassan’s veto of a bill aimed at addressing problems within … Full story    
Published:  September 16, 2014

USNH requests state funds to extend tuition freeze, STEM scholarships

As New Hampshire lags behind the rest of the country in funding higher education, the University System of New Hampshire board trustees are asking the … Full story    
Published:  September 16, 2014