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US judge orders stop to Postal Service cuts, echoing others

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge in Philadelphia joined others Monday in ordering a halt to recent Postal Service cuts that critics say are causing mail delays and threatening the integrity of the presidential election. Six states and the District of Columbia presented "compelling ...

Man gets 30 years in 2nd sentencing for beheading plot

BOSTON (AP) — A man convicted of leading a plot to behead blogger Pamela Geller on behalf of the Islamic State group will serve even longer behind bars after he was sentenced for a second time Monday and ordered to 30 years in prison. David Daoud Wright was originally sentenced to 28 years ...

Mayor’s Virtual Book Club discussion postponed to October

NASHUA – A "virtual book club" hosted by Mayor Jim Donchess to discuss "The Woman's Hour," author Elaine Weiss's chronicle of the women's suffrage movement, has been postponed until October. Originally scheduled for Wednesday, the discussion will now be held Tuesday, Oct. 20, beginning ...

NFR’s newest deputy chief sworn in Sunday

NASHUA – Veteran Nashua firefighter Capt. James Kirk became Nashua Fire Rescue's newest deputy chief on Sunday. NFR Chief Brian Rhodes administered the oath of office to Kirk, while his wife, Marie, pinned her husband's new deputy chief badge to his uniform to make his promotion ...

36 new COVID-19 cases Monday

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 36 new positive test results for COVID-19 and no new deaths on Monday. Check number of COVID-19 cases by school every day. Under the “show” pull down and click “schools with ...

N.H. Drought Management Team to meet Thursday

CONCORD – Rain in the forecast is good for a parched state, but likely only a drop in the bucket, state officials said Monday. Gov. Chris Sununu is convening the New Hampshire Drought Management Team Thursday at 2:30 p.m. to discuss measures and specifics being taken to minimize the ...

Pappas hosts reproductive rights roundtable

U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas (NH-01) visited the Joan G. Lovering Health Center in Greenland Monday to host a roundtable discussion on the future of reproductive rights and what's at stake for reproductive health care in the upcoming election. Chris was joined by the Joan G. Lovering Health Center ...

Ouellette laid to rest

LONDONDERRY, NH - On Monday, nearly 100 cars left the Peabody Funeral Home escorting the body of Ssgt. Ronald J. Ouellette to his final resting place. Ouellette, USAF, 23, of Merrimack, died Sept. 14 in Kuwait from injuries suffered in an ATV accident. The vehicles, which included family ...

Shaheen to visit St. Joseph Hospital today

NASHUA – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., will visit St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua today at 10:30 a.m. to discuss the continuing impact of COVID-19 on New Hampshire health care providers and highlight the need to provide additional resources to providers in COVID-19 relief legislation. ...

Analysis: In debate, a last chance for Trump to define Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a presidential candidate in 2016, Donald Trump seized control of the White House race and never let go. He masterfully defined and denigrated his opponents with cutting nicknames and a say-anything debate style, and repeatedly drew his rivals into the controversies he ...

2020 Watch: How much do debates matter this year?

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to general election: 36 Days to first debate: 1 ___ THE NARRATIVE The race is tightening somewhat in some states, but Joe Biden is maintaining a remarkably stable ...

Collins, Gideon clash over Supreme Court, pandemic in debate

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic challenger Sara Gideon clashed Monday over the Supreme Court and the response to the pandemic during their second debate in the closely watched Senate race. Gideon, the Maine House speaker, accused the four-term ...

Trump, Biden spar over Supreme Court, health care

CLEVELAND (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden squared off Tuesday night in their crucial first debate of the 2020 campaign, the most pivotal opportunity yet for them to outline starkly different visions for a country facing multiple crises. It began with a ...

Global stocks mostly edge down ahead of US debate

Global stocks mostly dipped on Tuesday as investors looked ahead to a debate between U.S. President Donald Trump and his challenger in the November election, Joe Biden. Shares turned down slightly in European trading after indexes in Shanghai and Tokyo advanced. The FTSE 100 in London lost ...

Amazon sees its palm recognition tech in stadiums, offices

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon has introduced new palm recognition technology in a pair of Seattle stores and sees broader uses in places like stadiums and offices. Customers at the stores near Amazon's campus in Washington can flash a palm for entry and to buy goods. The company chose palm ...

Millennial Money: Try touchless payment to avoid dirty money

If you're looking for a self-improvement task in this pandemic era, try teaching yourself to use contactless payments with your phone or "tap-to-pay" credit and debit cards. Any germaphobe will tell you that the surfaces of bills and coins have always been gross. And handing your credit card ...

France to ban use of wild animals in circuses, marine parks

PARIS (AP) — France's environment minister has announced a gradual ban on using wild animals in traveling circuses, on keeping dolphins and killer whales in captivity in marine parks and on raising mink on fur farms. Barbara Pompili, France's minister of ecological transition, said in a ...

Virus, strife prompt ‘resiliency’ funds in Black communities

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The modest cash grant Iguehi James received from the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce helped the clothing designer defray costs, including surge prices on elastic and fabric that jumped dramatically due to the pandemic. The application process was simple and ...

Nissan employee testifies against American on trial in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — A Nissan employee testified Tuesday that he worked with another former Nissan executive, American Greg Kelly to find ways to pay the automaker's former chairman, Carlos Ghosn without fully disclosing his compensation. Toshiaki Ohnuma, a star witnesses for the prosecution, ...