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Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape

Monday, October 20, 2014

The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was charged yesterday with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2005. The indictment against Jesse Matthew Jr. was handed up by a circuit court grand jury in Fairfax County. Matthew was also charged with attempted capital murder, according to the indictment. Matthew, 32, is being …

Nigeria declared Ebola-free; ‘spectacular success’

Monday, October 20, 2014

Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff. Doctors who survived Ebola in Nigeria credited heavy doses of fluids with saving …

Turkey says it helps Kurdish fighters enter Syria

Monday, October 20, 2014

Turkey said it was helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to support their brethren fighting Islamic State militants in a key border town, although …

Planners take on Chichester’s speedy village center

Monday, October 20, 2014

Is Main Street in Chichester a shortcut for commuters or a link for residents between the town’s historic fixtures? This past weekend, planners helped begin the process of preserving the village and deterring speedy commuters from whizzing along …

Storm expected to bring cold rain, wind - but no snow - to central N.H.

Monday, October 20, 2014

The snow boots can stay in the closet for at least a few more weeks. A nor’easter making its way southeast from the Great Lakes region is expected to bring some high winds and up to 5 inches of rain in some parts of the state, but no …

Alicea, Forsythe vie for Boscawen House seat

Monday, October 20, 2014

Boscawen voters in Merrimack County District 8 are being asked to choose between a familiar face and a new one. Democratic incumbent Caroletta Alicea, who has lived in Boscawen for 45 years and is the daughter of a former state representative, is being challenged by Republican Robert Forsythe. …

Autopsies: Fremont man strangled girlfriend, shot himself

Monday, October 20, 2014

New Hampshire authorities say a man strangled his girlfriend and then committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. Attorney General Joe Foster said Monday the woman, identified as 52-year-old Mary Lucas of Fremont, was found dead in her home on Friday. The boyfriend, 51-year-old Michael Porter of …

Nation & world briefs, Oct. 21

Monday, October 20, 2014

GOP governors don’t see Obamacare going away While Republicans in Congress shout, “Repeal Obamacare,” GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law’s major Medicaid expansion. Even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming election, they just don’t see the law going away. …

Maine Community Health Options unveils rate estimates

Monday, October 20, 2014

Maine Community Health Options, one of the networks set to provide coverage in New Hampshire’s Affordable Care Act insurance marketplace for 2015, has unveiled some initial pricing projections for its health plans. The nonprofit carrier said plan pricing is “calculated based on a variety of factors including age …

N.H. students asked to write ‘Letters About Literature’

Monday, October 20, 2014

New Hampshire students in grades 4 through 12 are being encouraged to write a personal letter to an author explaining how his or her work changed their view of the world or of themselves. The “Letters About Literature” contest is nationally sponsored by the Center for the Book …

Ray Duckler: Listen up: There’s more to her than meets the eye

Monday, October 20, 2014

Metaphorically speaking, Kristen Vermilyea wants you to look in a mirror, at yourselves. Not at her chest. At least not for too long. She’s an actress, writer and filmmaker, formerly of Pembroke, living in Switzerland, who believes in …

New Hampshire home to ‘least positive’ gubernatorial ads, Senate race not far behind

Monday, October 20, 2014

If you’ve been paying attention to the campaign ads this season, you’ve probably heard gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein described as a “failed CEO” and Gov. Maggie Hassan as someone who oversaw “out-of-control” spending – and neither, apparently, is …

Not so fast cordcutters — cable’s not going anywhere

Monday, October 20, 2014

Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels …