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High court allows 3-day extension for Pennsylvania ballots

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will allow Pennsylvania to count mailed-in ballots received up to three days after the Nov. 3 election, rejecting a Republican plea in the presidential battleground state. The justices divided 4-4 on Monday, an outcome that upholds a state Supreme Court ...

Pope endorses same-sex civil unions in new documentary film

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary "Francesco," which had its premiere at the Rome Film Festival on Wednesday. The papal thumbs up came midway through the film that delves into issues ...

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will plead guilty to three federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billion, Justice Department officials ...

‘ … and the (Exit 11) tolls came tumbling down’

MERRIMACK – One of New Hampshire's first two toll plazas is meeting its demise this week, more than 60 years after it began collecting nickles, dimes and quarters from motorists traveling between Nashua and Concord on the state's new "central super highway." Dedicated and opened to ...

LRGH files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

CONCORD — Under the weight of more than $100 million of debt, LRGHealthcare filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday in federal bankruptcy court. The hospital organization that includes both Lakes Region in Laconia and Franklin hospitals has faced financial difficulties for some time, but the ...

North Country organizations collaborate on workforce housing

NORTH CONWAY – A number of organizations that rely on labor to support the tourist economy in the Mount Washington Valley and the White Mountains are getting together to work on the issue of developing more workforce housing with the help of funding through the CARES Act. Six chambers ...

Trump plans to debate Biden despite rule changes

President Donald Trump plans to attend Thursday's debate with Democratic nominee Joe Biden despite rule changes — opposed by his campaign — that are meant to foster more ordered discussions. Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien says Trump "is committed to debating Joe Biden regardless of ...

Sununu, Feltes mischaracterize virus toll on nursing homes

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu and his Democratic challenger, Dan Feltes, both misstated the coronavirus pandemic's toll on New Hampshire nursing homes Monday during a televised debate in which they also accused each other of changing their positions on other issues for ...

AG sends notice to Fat Katz Food & Drink in Hudson; fined $2,000

CONCORD - Fat Katz, the Hudson restaurant health officials said last week is tied to at least 17 cases of COVID-19, was charged Monday with violating provisions of state-issued pandemic orders, and has been assessed a $2,000 civil penalty, according to Associate Attorney General Anne ...

Hudson police search for suspect in Sunday Subway robbery

HUDSON – A man described as "heavyset" and reportedly wearing a face mask is being sought by police in connection with the robbery Sunday afternoon of the Subway store inside Walmart, 254 Lowell Road. Police said officers responded to the store shortly before 5 p.m. after the department ...

COVID-19 cases climb; most active in Manchester (113) and Nashua (108) Sunday

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 70 new positive test results for COVID-19 and one death of Merrimack County man 60 or older, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 0.7%. Sunday’s results include 58 people who tested positive by PCR test and 12 who ...

Mainer who fired gun in N.H. parking faces multiple charges

LEE, N.H. (AP) — A Maine man accused of firing a gun in a parking lot was in possession of multiple stolen firearms and a significant quantity of ammunition, police said. Gordon Falt, 27, is a convicted felon who faces multiple charges stemming from the incident on Saturday, Lee Police Lt. ...

Trump, Biden go on offense in states they’re trying to flip

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden went on offense over the weekend as both campaigned in states they are trying to flip during the Nov. 3 election, just over two weeks away. Trump began his Sunday in Nevada, making a rare visit to church before a ...

Winter energy costs to be higher but oil users may get break

Home heating costs are expected to grow this winter because of projections of colder weather and people continuing to shelter at home due to the pandemic. But many could get a break in New England, which is heavily dependent on heating oil. The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects ...

DISTANT DOME: COVID-19 on the rise again, are we ready?

Over the past few weeks the number of people with COVID-19 has been steadily increasing. At the end of last week, the number of daily new infections was approaching 100 a day, and surpassed that at 112 on Saturday, numbers not seen since last May or early June. With the rising caseloads ...