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Biden for president? Allies mulling Clinton challenge

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden’s associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations while his son was sick and dying earlier this year. But Biden has yet to tell his staff whether he will run or personally ask them to do any planning for a potential campaign, according to several people close to the vice …

Clinton’s presidential campaign airs its first TV ads

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Hillary Clinton is spending $2 million airing the first television ads of her presidential race in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. …

N.H. DES requests conservation of Lamprey River water

Sunday, August 2, 2015

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Service is requesting that residents, businesses and other water users in the Lamprey River watershed voluntarily conserve water until …

Backing breast-feeding

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Nursing mothers joined advocates at the State House on Friday to emphasize that women who breast-feed in the workplace should not face discrimination or retaliation, kicking off World Breastfeeding Week. Similar gatherings were held in Dover, Littleton and …

Debate in his sights, Kasich zeroes in on New Hampshire

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Days before Fox News announces who will participate in the first GOP primary debate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich is projecting a laid-back attitude toward his chances of being on stage and saying he’s pleased with the support he’s …

Motorcyclist dies in collision with pickup truck

Saturday, August 1, 2015

A 59-year-old man died Friday after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck in the area of Route 106 and D’Amante Drive in Concord, police said. The collision was reported to police Friday about 3:45 p.m. The motorcyclist was transported to Concord Hospital, where he was later pronounced …

Bird-dog training helps voters ask strong questions that require thoughtful answers

Saturday, August 1, 2015

In New Hampshire, where presidential politics is often considered a sport, many voters treat the state’s primary as the country’s professional league. Participation in the first-in-the-nation candidate events – and naturally, voting come February – requires preparation. Practice …

1st bank opening in New Hampshire in 7 years

Saturday, August 1, 2015

A new bank has opened in New Hampshire, the first one in seven years. New Hampshire Bank Commissioner Glenn Perlow said the state-chartered Primary Bank in Bedford is only the second bank chartered in the country since 2010. Perlow signed a certificate allowing the bank to start business …

Accused S.C. gunman pleads not guilty, but plans to plead guilty to hate crime charges

Friday, July 31, 2015

The man accused of gunning down nine African-Americans last month inside a historic black church known as “Mother Emanuel” has told his lawyers that he currently plans to plead guilty to federal hate crime charges, attorney David Bruck …

US stocks end lower as energy stocks slump on earnings

Friday, July 31, 2015

U.S. stocks are closing with small losses, as a big drop in energy stocks offsets gains in other parts of the market. The Standard & Poor’s 500 fell four points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,103 on Friday. The …

Cecil the lion’s killer may have trouble avoiding extradition, experts say

Friday, July 31, 2015

Walter Palmer, the wealthy big-game hunter who killed a famous lion, could be headed back to Africa – if the Zimbabwe government has its way. On Friday, officials in Zimbabwe said they intended to press ahead with a …

Baltimore killings soar to a level unseen in 43 years

Friday, July 31, 2015

Baltimore reached a grim milestone on Friday, three months after riots erupted in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody: With 45 homicides in July, the city has seen more bloodshed in a single month …

Concord police recover body of missing person at White Park

Friday, July 31, 2015

The body of Tina Russell, a 39-year-old Concord woman who had gone missing, was discovered Friday in White Park, police said. They do not suspect foul play. Police received a report of an “unconscious” female in the park about 3:15 p.m. Friday, said Lt. Tim O’Malley in a …