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Ray Duckler: Carrying on, and spitting a cancer diagnosis in its face

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Michelle Tanguay taught her fitness class in Boscawen two months ago, on the day she learned her cancer had returned. Get your weights, she told her students, in her nonthreatening yet authoritative manner. Work. Stretch. Lift. Sweat. If ever there was a day for someone to take off, that was it, yet Tanguay pushed ahead, to the surprise of members …

Sanders house parties help fuel grassroots base

Thursday, July 30, 2015

About 45 people introduced themselves to one another in a Penacook backyard Wednesday night. Despite the 90-degree heat, they all turned out to a house …

N.H. drug czar position extended through December

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Lawmakers opted to continue funding the state’s drug czar position through the end of the year, despite some Republicans’ claims that the man tasked with …

University of Cincinnati police officer who shot man during traffic stop charged with murder

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted Wednesday on a charge of murder for fatally shooting an unarmed black man during a traffic stop earlier this month. “It was so unnecessary for this to occur,” Joe Deters, …

Shooter’s mom: Silence was his loudest cry for help

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

James Holmes’s mother insisted Wednesday that she would “have been crawling on all fours” to reach him had she known he was talking about killing people weeks before he ambushed a crowded Colorado movie theater. Arlene Holmes said …

Teens’ 6 days adrift verge on limits for survival at sea

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Crews pushed the limits of an ever-expanding search zone Wednesday for two teens missing at sea and potentially nearing the boundaries of human survival. The Coast Guard’s relentless hunt for the 14-year-old fishermen, Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos, …

Afghanistan says Taliban leader Mullah Omar died 2 years ago

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Afghanistan asserted Wednesday that the Taliban’s reclusive leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, died more than two years ago in a Pakistani hospital – an announcement that injects new uncertainty into the country’s fragile peace process. If confirmed, the surprising …

Zimbabweans in lion hunt in court; kill was ‘unethical’

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A hunting guide and a farm owner appeared in court Wednesday on allegations they helped a U.S. dentist kill a protected lion named Cecil, and the head of Zimbabwe’s safari association said the big cat was unethically lured …

A tragic death leaves just four northern white rhinos living and little hope for the species

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The BBC reports that one of the last remaining members of the northern white rhinoceros species has died, leaving just four alive. Nabire, a female, died Monday at just 31 years of age. She was born and died at the Dvur Kralove zoo in the Czech Republic. She …

Virginia: ‘Rolling Stone’ sued by 3 university graduates

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

3 University of Virginia graduates sue Rolling Stone over retracted rape story …

Police seeking suspects after residential burglary reported in Bow

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Bow police are investigating a home burglary on Woodhill Hooksett Road. Jewelry and laptops were stolen Tuesday sometime between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., police said in a press release. Police said they did not know the total value of the stolen items. Entry into the house was …

Former Henniker man receives 16-year sentence in decades-old child rape case

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

George Daniels hardly budged as the woman whose childhood he demolished more than 20 years ago turned to him and offered the one thing she knew he least expected. “I’m going to take complete control from you . . . and say I no longer hate you,” she …

Suspect in Belmont hacking deaths found unfit; state given one year to restore

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A Belmont man accused of hacking his mother and brother to death two years ago has been found unfit to stand trial – for now. Shawn Carter, 33, was scheduled for a competency hearing Thursday in Belknap County Superior Court, but attorneys on both sides have called it …