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Shaheen, Brown face off in final debate

Friday, October 31, 2014

The state’s U.S. Senate candidates met last night for their final debate, where just days before the election they underscored contrasting stances on health care, the economy and foreign policy – as well as their knowledge of New Hampshire. A question on the economy in Sullivan County proved to be one of the debate’s tensest moments after panelist James Pindell …

U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster pushes constituent services to bolster bipartisan credentials

Friday, October 31, 2014

In 2012, U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster campaigned for Congress on two major promises: to end tax breaks for corporations that ship jobs overseas, and to …

Garcia’s conservative record a study in contradictions with her moderate reputation

Friday, October 31, 2014

As a first-time congressional candidate, state Rep. Marilinda Garcia has spent much of the past year introducing herself to voters, and defining who she is …

Tom Menino, elected five times as Boston’s mayor, dies at 71

Friday, October 31, 2014

Thomas Menino, Boston’s longest-serving mayor, who gained support from working-class neighborhood “townies” and corporate chieftains alike during his 20 years in office and presided over a steel-and-glass economic boom in one of America’s most historic cities, died yesterday …

Iraqi peshmerga force enters Kobani

Friday, October 31, 2014

A vanguard force of Iraqi peshmerga troops entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey on Thursday, part of a larger group of 150 fighters that the Kurds hope will turn back an offensive by militants …

Jerusalem: Israel closes holy site after shooting

Friday, October 31, 2014

Israel closed all access to Jerusalem’s most sensitive religious site on Thursday, a rare move that ratcheted up already heightened tensions following the attempted assassination of a prominent Jewish religious activist and the killing of his suspected Palestinian …

Guard troops sent to site of Hawaii lava flow

Friday, October 31, 2014

The National Guard is deploying troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber- and sugar-plantation heydey. …

Maine: Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine

Friday, October 31, 2014

Practically daring Maine health authorities to go to court to have her confined, nurse Kaci Hickox went out on a bike ride Thursday in defiance of the state’s voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients. …

Wolfeboro man accused of shooting, burying moose

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A Wolfeboro man has been arrested after officials said he illegally shot and buried a moose on his property. Barry Caswell of York Road was charged with taking a moose out of season, a Class B misdemeanor, and forced to pay $1,000 restitution to the state. Acting on …

Weare said to launch internal investigation into secretary’s claims

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Officials in Weare are reportedly launching an internal investigation into abuse claims made against newly resigned police chief John Velleca by his former secretary and brief romantic partner. An attorney for the secretary, Jennifer Posteraro, said the town’s lawyer notified him Saturday that it has retained former Plymouth …

Concord Hospital sued by former security officer for gender, age discrimination

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A former security officer is suing Concord Hospital for age and gender discrimination, claiming officials there inadequately responded to complaints she made about a superior officer and colluded to push her out of her job. Sherry Dunham of Penacook alleges that the officer, David Gunter, teased and bullied …

U.S. Senate, gubernatorial races breed big ad spending

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wondering how much your vote is worth? If you live in New Hampshire, have access to a television and are eligible to cast a ballot in Tuesday’s election, the magic number – at least in the U.S. Senate race – is about $12. That’s according to an analysis …

Democrats criticize Havenstein on raises amid scam probe

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein knew about 5 percent raises given to consultants associated with a massive fraud scandal involving a company he led, his campaign said yesterday. He did not stop the raises from going into effect because he did not want to jeopardize an ongoing federal …