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Boston area Bees Deluxe keeps buzzing

NASHUA – “When life gives us lemons, make acid blues.” Such is the mantra for greater Boston area band Bees Deluxe. And while last year’s quarantine may have shut down their schedules, it didn’t put a damper on their creative spirits. Consisting of keyboardist Carol Band, ...

Missouri woman believed to be last Civil War widow dies

O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) – Helen Viola Jackson’s 1936 marriage to James Bolin was unusual to say the least: He was 93 and in declining health, and she was a 17-year-old schoolgirl. Bolin was also a Civil War veteran who fought for the Union in the border state of Missouri. Jackson was almost ...

Sununu inaugurated amid virus, violence concerns

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic that has shaken New Hampshire to its core also offers a path to both individual and collective transformation, Republican Gov. Chris Sununu said Thursday as he officially began his third term. "The challenges of 2020, tough as they were, they ...

New Hampshire gets $156M in coronavirus relief funds

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Education has received an additional $156 million through the latest round of federal coronavirus relief funds. The funding is intended to help school districts with safely reopening, assessing student learning, and other actions. The ...

11 deaths, 515 new COVID-19 cases Thursday

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 515 new positive test results for COVID-19 and 11 deaths Thursday. The deaths include: 2 male residents of Belknap County, 60 years of age and older 1 female resident of Belknap County, 60 years of age and older 1 ...

Kuster calls for removal of President Trump

WASHINGTON — On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement: “President Trump has proven time and again that he is either unable or unwilling to protect and defend the United States Constitution or the American people. The violence he incited yesterday ...

Mob at U.S. Capitol encouraged by online conspiracy theories

CHICAGO (AP) — Every video the Louisiana man posts on Twitter and Facebook starts with a big smile and a wish for his thousands of followers to have a blessed day. But as he drove to the nation's capital Tuesday morning, he grew loud and angry talking about the presidential election. "You ...

Woman fatally shot at Capitol echoed Trump on social media

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Like President Donald Trump, the San Diego woman fatally shot by police as a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol had used Twitter to amplify her views, including false allegations that November's election was riddled with fraud. "Nothing will stop us....they can ...

Activists in Kenosha move carefully after US Capitol chaos

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Chaotic protests haven't returned to Kenosha after a prosecutor declined charges against the police officer who shot Jacob Blake, and some who backed demonstrations following the August shooting say they're concerned about safety in a week extremists stormed the U.S. ...

Biden blames Trump for violence at Capitol that’s shaken US

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has denounced the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol as "domestic terrorists" and he blamed President Donald Trump for the violence that has shaken the nation's capital and beyond. The riot by Trump supporters who breached the security of ...

Pfizer study suggests vaccine works against virus variant

New research suggests that Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine can protect against a mutation found in two contagious variants of the coronavirus that erupted in Britain and South Africa. Those variants are causing global concern. They both share a common mutation called N501Y, a slight alteration on ...

Capitol Police says officer dies after riots; Betsy DeVos resigns

The U.S. Capitol Police are reporting that Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick died Thursday night due to injuries sustained while on-duty during the Wednesday riots at the Capitol. The report said Sicknick was responding to the riots , at the U.S. Capitol and was injured while ...

Lasorda, fiery Hall of Fame Dodgers manager, dies at 93

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 71 years with the franchise, has died. He was 93. The Dodgers said Friday that he had a heart ...

Biden win confirmed after mob storms US Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress confirmed Democrat Joe Biden as the presidential election winner early Thursday after a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in a stunning attempt to overturn America's presidential election, undercut the nation's democracy and keep ...

New Hampshire House holds drive-in session

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Bumper-to-bumper parking replaced the usual shoulder-to-shoulder seating for the New Hampshire House of Representatives on Wednesday as one of the world's largest legislative bodies convened from the socially distant confines of their cars instead of the Statehouse. "This ...

N.H. House, Senate open 2021 session

DURHAM — The opening of the 2021 legislative session Wednesday for the Senate and House was like night and day. The Senate, meeting remotely, finished its work in an hour and adjourned before the House had begun due to a traffic jam as nearly 400 Representatives in their vehicles entered ...

Kuster condemns violent mob at the U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement on the violent mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol: “Today is a dark day in the history of our nation. Armed, violent mobs, incited by President Donald Trump and his allies in Congress, breached the United States ...

Sununu once again nominating MacDonald to NH Supreme Court

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu is once again nominating Attorney General Gordon MacDonald as chief justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court, this time under a GOP-led Executive Council that would have to approve his confirmation. The Republican governor said he plans to nominate ...

Massachusetts lawmakers launch new legislative session

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers launched a new legislative session Wednesday just hours after wrapping up the prior session, working into the early morning hours to pass a series of bills including a $16.5 billion transportation bond bill. In one of their first official acts of the ...

Biden urges restoring decency after ‘assault’ on democracy

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden called Wednesday for the restoration of "simple decency" as a mob incited by his predecessor stormed the U.S. Capitol and delayed Congress from certifying the results of November's election. Biden had planned to deliver a speech focused on ...