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Biden faces challenge in guiding America past Trump era

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden appeared on television last week as a bipartisan group of lawmakers huddled in an undisclosed location to protect them from a violent mob that was ransacking the U.S. Capitol. "The whole room went silent," Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., recalled as ...

Law enforcement: We’ll be ready for Joe Biden’s inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — This time, they'll be ready. The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden will be held on the same risers in the same spot at the U.S. Capitol where a violent, pro-Trump mob descended last week. But the two events aren't even comparable from a security standpoint, said ...

Biden gets 2nd dose of vaccine as team readies COVID-19 plan

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden received his second dose of the coronavirus vaccine on Monday, three weeks after getting his first one with television cameras rolling in an attempt to reassure the American public that the inoculations are safe. Biden took off his sport jacket ...

Biden chooses veteran diplomat Burns as CIA director

WASHINGTON (AP) — William Burns, a well-known figure in diplomatic circles around the world, is President-elect Joe Biden's choice to lead the CIA, a selection likely to be embraced by the rank and file at the nation's premier spy agency. A former ambassador to Russia and Jordan, Burns, 64, ...

Combined Mega Millions and Powerball jackpot soars to $1.15 billion

Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot to reach $600 million and Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot to top $550 million; $100,000 winning Powerball ticket sold in Wolfeboro; $50,000 winning Powerball ticket sold via NH iLottery Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Lottery projects $1.15 billion will be ...

Nancy Bush Ellis, sister and aunt of presidents, dies

BOSTON (AP) — Nancy Bush Ellis, a longtime Democrat who helped her Republican brother and nephew get elected president, has died of complications of the coronavirus. She was 94. "We are sad to share that President Bush's beloved sister, Nancy Bush Ellis, has passed away. Our condolences and ...

Bar association seeks Giuliani ban over ‘combat’ remarks

NEW YORK (AP) — Rudy Giuliani is facing possible expulsion from the New York State Bar Association over incendiary remarks he made to President Donald Trump's supporters last week before they violently stormed the U.S. Capitol. The organization said Monday that it has opened an inquiry into ...

Sheldon Adelson, Boston native, casino mogul and GOP power broker, dies

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire mogul and power broker who built a casino empire spanning from Las Vegas to China and became a singular force in domestic and international politics has died after a long illness, his wife said Tuesday. Miriam Adelson and the Las Vegas Sands ...

Court date pending for Hudson man charged in DWI crash

HUDSON – Richard Lanoue, the 57-year-old Hudson man who escaped serious injury in a single-vehicle crash but was subsequently arrested on DWI charges, is scheduled for a court appearance later this month. Police said Lanoue was driving a 2004 Nissan pickup truck north on Cutler Road around 9 ...

AG to investigate Spillane’s anti-semitic meme

CONCORD – The Civil Rights Unit of the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office is kicking off a new review of Deerfield Republican Rep. James Spillane’s online activity after he recently shared an anti-Semitic meme on social media. Acting Attorney General Jane Young said in an email to ...

Small group gathers outside Gov. Sununu’s house

NEWFIELDS – A small group of protestors gathered outside of Governor Chris Sununu's house in Newfields on Sunday. The group, Absolute Defiance, posted on its Facebook page that a gathering would be held at Newfields Town Hall. In the post they said, "Prayers for Freedom" gathering at ...

Pelosi says House will impeach Trump, pushes VP to oust him

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will proceed with legislation to impeach President Donald Trump as she pushes the vice president and the Cabinet to invoke constitutional authority force him out, warning that Trump is a threat to democracy after the deadly assault ...

Capitol assault a more sinister attack than first appeared

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under battle flags bearing Donald Trump's name, the Capitol's attackers pinned a bloodied police officer in a doorway, his twisted face and screams captured on video. They mortally wounded another officer with a blunt weapon and body-slammed a third over a railing into the ...

Possible virus exposure for lawmakers sheltering during riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers may have been exposed to someone testing positive for COVID-19 while they sheltered at an undisclosed location during the Capitol siege by a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump. The Capitol's attending physician notified all lawmakers Sunday of the ...

Trump remains defiant amid calls to resign

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump enters the last days of his presidency isolated and shunned by former allies and members of his own party as he faces a second impeachment and growing calls for his resignation after his supporters launched an assault on the nation's Capitol in an ...