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Bernie Sanders says lack of rallies ‘hurting’ his campaign

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) – Bernie Sanders acknowledged Friday that fears about the spread of coronavirus have damaged his ability to leverage large rallies into support at the polls, and suggested that future Democratic presidential primary voting should be delayed if health officials deem doing ...

Hawaiian ‘princess’ needs help managing $215 million estate

HONOLULU (AP) – A 93-year-old Native Hawaiian heiress needs someone to handle her estate despite taking testimony from the so-called princess on Monday that she didn’t need a conservator because she’s still alive, a judge ruled Friday. “Ms. Kawananakoa is a charming and gracious ...

US surveillance powers set to temporarily expire

WASHINGTON (AP) – Three surveillance powers available to the U.S. government are set to temporarily expire Sunday after a trio of senators opposed a bipartisan House bill that would renew the authorities and impose new restrictions. The Senate will consider the House bill next week but it ...

Omar marries political consultant, months after affair claim

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota has married a political consultant who worked for her, months after the two were accused of having an affair, which she denied. A marriage license filed in Washington, D.C., shows Omar married political consultant Tim Mynett on Wednesday. ...

Brazilian who met with Trump has virus; no plans to test Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) – A senior Brazilian official who attended weekend events with President Donald Trump in Florida has tested positive for the coronavirus, marking the first time that someone known to have the virus was in close proximity to the president. Trump does not plan to be tested or go ...

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YMCA Alliances names Hamblett new chief Meagan Hamblett of East Boothbay, Maine, has been named executive director of the YMCA Alliances of Maine and New Hampshire/Vermont. The YMCA Alliances of Maine and New Hampshire/ Vermont support collaboration amongst the three states’ Ys and ...

Where does Bernie go now?

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Bernie Sanders is vowing to press ahead with his presidential campaign at least long enough to debate Joe Biden this weekend, even while acknowledging his deficit in the Democratic race may be insurmountable. The Vermont senator on Wednesday offered no further details ...

Justices allow ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy to continue

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it would allow the Trump administration to continue enforcing a policy that makes asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for U.S. court hearings, despite lower court rulings that the policy probably is illegal. The justices’ order, over a ...

Weinstein gets 23 years in sentence hailed by accusers

NEW YORK (AP) – Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison after breaking his courtroom silence with a rambling plea for mercy in which he professed to be “totally confused” by the #MeToo movement that spelled the Hollywood producer’s downfall. His accusers — ...

Suit filed over Sandy Hook-inspired law limiting gun rounds

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Gun rights supporters are suing Connecticut officials over part of a 2013 state gun control law passed after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, saying it unconstitutionally bans people from loading more than 10 rounds of ammunition into their firearms. The ...

Lawmaker fights gun ban at House

CONCORD, (AP) - A Republican lawmaker took his fight against a rule banning firearms inside New Hampshire’s 400-member House of Representatives to the state supreme court on Tuesday, asking it to weigh in on the issue. For the last decade, rules on allowing guns in Representatives Hall, ...

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Chamber set to host Business After Hours NASHUA – The Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly Business After Hours event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. tonight at Millyard Bank, 57 Northeastern Blvd. Register in advance by visiting http://bit.ly/2uPfd0f. Those who register early are ...

Pearl Jam delays tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pearl Jam is postponing the North American leg of its Gigaton world tour because of concerns over the new coronavirus, the band announced Monday. Seventeen U.S. and Canadian performances, beginning on March 18 in Toronto through April 19 in Oakland, California, were ...

Biden wins Michigan primary, denying Sanders a repeat

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A resurgent Joe Biden continued his momentum Tuesday by winning Michigan’s Democratic primary, denying Bernie Sanders’ attempt to rekindle his presidential campaign in what will be a presidential battleground in November. The primary was the largest delegate prize ...

Nashville artists help out on stage and off after tornadoes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Members of the Grammy-winning string band Old Crow Medicine Show put down their fiddles and banjos and picked up chainsaws last week after deadly tornadoes hit middle Tennessee. “When I am doing this relief work in north Nashville and east Nashville and Donelson, the ...

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Sununu signs Medicaid to Schools legislation CONCORD (AP) – Gov. Chris Sununu on Monday signed a bill to ensure that funding continues for the Medicaid to Schools program for children with disabilities. The state had expanded the number of students who could be eligible for services. ...

Officer resigns after report shows pattern of misconduct

FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) – A Massachusetts police officer facing several allegations of sexual misconduct resigned from his position. Falmouth Police Officer Clifford Harris stepped down following a monthslong investigation into seven allegations of misconduct, the Cape Cod Times reported ...

‘Exorcist’ actor Max von Sydow dies at age 90

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor known to art house audiences through his work with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman and later to moviegoers everywhere when he played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,” has died. He was ...

Count wants kids counted in census

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — No other age group was under-counted more during the last once-a-decade census than children under age 5, researchers say. Sesame Street is hoping to use Count von Count to change that. The Muppet best known as the Count is joining Elmo, Rosita and her mom, Rosa, in ...

Young believers fuel Sanders campaign

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — They’ve watched their parents and friends struggle to pay medical bills. They’ve spent time in Spain, Australia and other countries where people don’t have the same worry. They live at home instead of the college dorm to try to cut down on what they’ll owe in ...