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People walk in a long line along the highway near Budapest, Hungary, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. Over 150,000 people seeking to enter Europe have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia, and many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Refugees in Hungary start moving west on foot; buses offered

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Hundreds of migrants, exhausted after long treks from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, broke away from Hungarian police Friday and headed on foot for Western Europe. In a surprise nighttime announcement, Hungary’s government said it would send buses to take them to the border with Austria. It was not clear what the migrants’ fate would be there. With people streaming in …

At Tilt’n Diner stop, Bush declares: ‘I’m gonna win New Hampshire’

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Donald Trump might be attacking him as “low energy” and deride his use of Spanish on the campaign trail. John Kasich might be threatening his …

Ray Duckler: In boy’s battle against little-known SMA, parents mix sadness with hope

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Sadness mixes with hope these days at the Bhattarai home in Concord. Deodonne and Ranjan Bhattarai remember Ranjan’s parents visiting last spring from Nepal, excited …

Rising in popularity, Fiorina still lags in fundraising

Friday, September 4, 2015

Kathleen Brandte listened closely to the host of potential candidates at the Republican Leadership Summit back in April. But she hadn’t made up her mind about who she would support for the 2016 GOP nomination, and she even …

Filing period for Concord city, school board opens today

Friday, September 4, 2015

Candidates can begin filing today for Concord’s city and school elections in November. Elections will be held for mayor, city council seats in all 10 wards, the at-large city council seats held by Mark Coen and Steve Shurtleff and three school board seats. Most incumbents on the Concord …

New london: Colby-Sawyer president heads for new adventure

Friday, September 4, 2015

Colby-Sawyer College’s president is stepping down after the end of this academic year. Thomas Galligan, Jr., who has been president since 2006, will leave the school at the end of his current five-year contract in June, the college …

Bush: Trump ‘too pessimistic,’ will lead GOP to 2016 defeat

Friday, September 4, 2015

Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush says rival Donald Trump is “too pessimistic” to lead the country and Republicans will lose the 2016 election if they make the billionaire their party’s candidate for the White House. Campaigning in New …

Clinton outlines plan to address substance abuse

Friday, September 4, 2015

Hillary Clinton – one of a handful of presidential candidates to address substance abuse as a policy issue while campaigning in New Hampshire – outlined a plan this week to strengthen prevention, treatment and recovery efforts at the …

Loudon selectmen chairman resigns

Friday, September 4, 2015

The Loudon Board of Selectmen currently has a vacant seat. Chairman Dustin Bowles resigned from the board, effective midnight Monday. The reason for his resignation is he started working for the town as transfer station manager to replace Steve Bennett, who retired. Robert Krieger was appointed chairman of …

PETERBOROugh: Hospital’s network crashes

Friday, September 4, 2015

A failed network switch pushed Monadnock Community Hospital back into the pre-computer era for four days this week, forcing it to close its surgery and radiology departments, send some patients to other hospitals, and run everything from the emergency room to birthing suite with paper and pen. “It’s …

Speeding motorcyclist sentenced to six months in jail

Friday, September 4, 2015

A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to racing a stolen motorcycle upwards of 180 mph on Interstate 93 in Canterbury. Daniel Thibeault, 32, of Swansea, Mass., was sentenced Thursday in Merrimack County Superior Court to six months in jail, followed by two years on probation. Thibeault pleaded guilty …

Kentucky clerks to license marriages as their boss is jailed

Friday, September 4, 2015

A defiant county clerk went to jail Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but five of her deputies agreed to issue the licenses themselves, potentially ending the church-state standoff in Rowan County, Ky. U.S. …

CDC cites improper diagnosis in rising number of ADHD cases

Friday, September 4, 2015

All sorts of theories have been proposed to explain the alarming rise – 6.4 million in 2011, a 42 percent jump from 2004 – in schoolchildren being diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, requiring therapy, medicine or both to make it through their day. Now a new report …