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Germany: Obama sends top aides to Berlin

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

President Obama dispatched his chief of staff to Berlin yesterday in an effort to defuse tension with German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government over U.S. espionage after the expulsion of the top American spy. White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Lisa Monaco, Obama’s counterterrorism and homeland security adviser, met with McDonough’s counterpart Peter Altmaier and German intelligence coordinator Guenter … 0

Senate Dems to unveil $2.7B bill on immigrant children

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Senate Democrats are preparing to significantly cut President Obama’s request for emergency funding to deal with an influx of Central American children streaming across the … 1

Iraq Christians flee with little more than clothes

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Iraqi Christians who fled the northern city of Mosul rather than convert to Islam by a deadline imposed by extremist militants said they had to … 0

Man killed by bubonic plague in China

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Police have sealed off the town of Yumen in China’s northwestern Gansu province after one resident died of bubonic plague, according to reports. At least 151 people who came into contact with the victim have been kept in quarantine in the town of 30,000, according to the Agence … 0

Towns struggle with debate over immigrant services

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The national debate over an unprecedented wave of Central American young people entering the country illegally is more of a practical challenge in places like Lynn, Mass., a former industrial city outside Boston that’s thousands of miles from … 1

Police: Man robs Manchester bank, flees with 6-year-old

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The police in Manchester have accused a man of robbing a bank at gunpoint before fleeing with a 6-year-old child in his car. The police said 31-year-old Jose Falero entered the Citizens Bank on Monday, allegedly waving a gun and telling everyone to get on the floor before … 0

With loophole in bylaws, New Hampshire Young Democrats endorse Dan Feltes for state senate

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The New Hampshire Young Democrats group has endorsed Concord attorney Dan Feltes in the primary race for the District 15 state Senate seat. Feltes, 35, is competing with Concord School Board member Kass Ardinger to replace outgoing state Sen. Sylvia Larsen, who has held the seat for 20 … 3

Former Newmarket firefighter sentenced on home arson charges

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A former firefighter has pleaded guilty to two charges of arson following a fire at his home and has been sentenced to five to 10 years in prison, with part of that time suspended. Firefighters said the fire at the garage at Donald Dubbs’s rental home in Lee … 0

Driver stops in median to help ducklings in Newfields

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A New Hampshire woman who stopped in a highway median to help some stranded ducklings plans to fight a ticket from the state police. Hallie Bibeau of Newfields told WMUR she was driving east on Route 101 by Exit 8 on Friday when she had to slam on … 0

NHCLU lawsuit targets procedure for third-party access to ballot

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union has filed a legal challenge to a change in state law that shortens the time frame for third parties to collect the necessary signatures to get on the ballot. The suit was filed yesterday on behalf of the Libertarian Party of New … 1

4 New Hampshire hospitals pursue affiliation

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Four hospitals in the North Country are working together to create a coordinated health care network that could improve quality and lower costs. Officials with Androscoggin Valley Hospital, Littleton Regional Healthcare, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital and Weeks Medical Center have signed a nonbinding letter of intent to create … 0

Missing North Conway teen home after 9 months

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A 15-year-old North Conway girl who disappeared while on her way home from school nine months ago is safely home with her family, the state attorney general said yesterday. Abigail Hernandez was reunited with her family Sunday evening, … 6

After a decade as No. 1, New Hampshire falls to No. 4 in annual Kids Count survey

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

For at least a decade, New Hampshire enjoyed a comfortable spot as the top state in the nation in an annual survey of kids’ well-being. This year, it fell to No. 4 – a wake-up call, some say, on the urgency of addressing child poverty and related issues … 1