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FILE -In this November 1989 file photo, Tommy Thompson holds a $50 pioneer gold piece retrieved earlier in 1989 from the wreck of the gold ship Central America. According to the US Marshals Service,  Thompson, a fugitive treasure hunter wanted for more than 2 years was arrested in Florida. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Lon Horwedel)

Treasure hunter who found a fortune in gold is captured

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A treasure hunter accused of cheating his investors out of their share of one of the richest hauls in United States history – $50 million in gold bars and coins from a 19th-century shipwreck – was captured at a Florida hotel after more than two years on the lam. Federal marshals tracked Tommy Thompson to a Hilton in West Boca …

Gilmanton: Fire torches house, vehicles

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

All that’s left of an old Gilmanton home is two chimneys after a fire engulfed the building, torched adjacent cars and prompted dozens of firefighters to rush to the scene yesterday. Gilmanton fire Chief Joe Hempel said the four occupants of the Colonial-style home evacuated the building safely after one of them found …

Twins who ran major US drug ring sentenced to 14 years each

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A federal judge sentenced twin brothers yesterday to 14 years in prison each for running a nearly $2 billion North American drug ring, agreeing with prosecutors to drastically reduce their sentences as reward for their cooperation against Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and other Mexican cartel leaders. Pedro and Margarito Flores, 33, were portrayed …

New Hampshire court to review death sentence in cop killing

Monday, January 12, 2015

The New Hampshire Supreme Court is poised to hear arguments for the first time on whether the death sentence given a man convicted of killing a police officer was fair compared with similar cases nationwide. The hearing Thursday marks the last phase of Michael Addison’s direct appeal of …

Two snowmobilers rescued from frozen Lake Winnisquam after breaking through ice

Monday, January 12, 2015

Two snowmobilers have been rescued from Lake Winnisquam, with rescuers swimming in the water about 200 feet in the dark before finding him. By that time, 25-year-old Andrew Grant of Belmont had been in the water with only …

Family, authorities push for closure after Concord woman’s death from freak I-93 accident

Monday, January 12, 2015

Sixteen months ago, Kerry Anderson-Baker, a 40-year-old working mother of three, stepped into her SUV and began the last commute of her life. She drove south out of Concord on Interstate 93, headed for her hospital job in …

Novel new law prompts towns to agree to rescind gun measures

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Barely a week after taking effect, a novel state law that makes it easier for gun rights groups to challenge local firearms measures in court is already sparking change: Nearly two dozen Pennsylvania municipalities have agreed to get rid of their potentially problematic ordinances rather than face litigation. …

Judge could rule in dispute over MLK Bible and Nobel medal

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s traveling Bible hasn’t gone on regular display since President Obama used it while taking his second oath of office two years ago. The public hasn’t seen the slain civil rights icon’s 1964 …

NYPD Slow: Times Square had 1 million revelers, zero tickets

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Of all the statistics from the recent New Year’s Eve in Times Square – 1 million revelers, 2,000 pounds of confetti, thousands of police officers, dozens of surveillance cameras – there is one number that stands out: zero, …

AirAsia jet’s tail lifted from sea, but no black boxes found

Saturday, January 10, 2015

A tail section from the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea late last month, killing all 162 people on board, became the first major wreckage lifted off the ocean floor yesterday, but the all-important black boxes …

Police: 4 people shot in botched robbery at gun shop

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Police say three suspects and a business owner have been injured by gunfire in a botched robbery at a suburban Kansas City gun shop. Shawnee, Kan., police Maj. Dan Tennis said four people tried to rob She’s A Pistol yesterday afternoon. Three were shot. Two of them were …

State high court tosses suit over Keystone pipeline route

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Nebraska’s highest court threw out a challenge yesterday to a proposed route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, even though a majority of judges agreed the landowners who sued should have won their case. The decision removes a …

Heightened court security for marathon bombing trial

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Extraordinary security measures are being taken during the federal death penalty trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, perhaps the most scrutinized U.S. terror case since the Oklahoma City bombing. White SUVs from Homeland Security lined up …