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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 …

App reviews: Leaf Peepr, for scouting fall colors; NBA Game Time, for hoops fans

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Tracking fall color Leaf season is officially here. All around the country the colors are changing, and fast. To make sure you catch peak color, consider downloading Leaf Peepr, a mobile devices application that relies on ground reports from fall color lovers. You can also submit reports of …

Arbitrator’s ruling details Weare officer’s contested departure

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Nearly one year ago to the day, police officers in Weare gathered to meet the man who had just been appointed to lead them out of years of disparaging lawsuits, questionable tactics and a still all-too-raw drug bust gone deadly. One officer was tardy: Frank Jones. Jones, a …

Shaheen criticizes Brown’s energy policy

Sunday, October 19, 2014

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is turning the focus to energy this week. Shaheen’s campaign today released a report highlighting votes her Republican opponent, Scott Brown, has taken on energy policy that she says will take New Hampshire in the wrong direction. And tomorrow, the state Democratic Party will …

Missouri: Officials: Evidence supports Ferguson police officer’s account

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Forensic evidence shows Michael Brown’s blood on the gun, uniform and inside the car of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, law enforcement officials said, information they believe potentially corroborates the officer’s story that the unarmed 18-year-old tried to take his gun. The evidence will make it harder for …

Progressive group lists 39 Free Staters on the ballot for the N.H. House

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Almost 40 members of the Free State Project are running for seats in New Hampshire’s Legislature this year, including two in Merrimack County District 20, which covers Chichester and Pembroke, according to a progressive group that tracks the libertarian-leaning movement. Granite State Progress is poised to publish its …

At Hope for New Hampshire Recovery rally, crowd calls for more addiction support services

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Susan Markievitz clutched her son’s journal as she stood before a crowd of about 500 people gathered for the first ever We Believe in Recovery Rally outside of the State House yesterday. She carries the notebook wherever she …

Slain journalist Foley ‘tried to see the good’

Saturday, October 18, 2014

James Foley was a compassionate and capable journalist who tried to see the good in people, friends said Saturday at a memorial for the New Hampshire man murdered by Islamic State group extremists. Hundreds of people filled Our …

Pit bull vote aims to settle disputes over breeds

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sharee Talbot wants her dog back. For now, though, she has to drive out of town to visit Buddy because the 2-year-old pit bull isn’t allowed in her hometown of Aurora, Colo. “Look at him. He’s funny. He’s …

Gay-rights group backs use of HIV-prevention pill

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The largest U.S. gay-rights organization yesterday endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug. Some doctors have been reluctant to prescribe the drug, Truvada, on the premise that it might …

Hawaii hit by winds, rain as hurricane veers west

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hurricane Ana was on course yesterday to miss Hawaii by more than a hundred miles but was generating high waves, strong winds and heavy rains that prompted flash-flood warnings throughout the islands. The center of the powerful Pacific …