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Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, right, talks with David Moore following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Although her appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was denied, Davis still refuses to issue marriage licenses. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Kentucky clerk, citing God, defies courts on gay marriage

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Invoking “God’s authority,” a Kentucky county clerk denied marriage licenses to gay couples again Tuesday in direct defiance of the federal courts, and vowed not to resign, even under the pressure of steep fines or jail. “It is not a light issue for me,” Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis said later through her lawyers. “It is a heaven or hell …

CRIMELINE: Concord police looking for suspect in attempted armed robbery

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Concord police are looking for a young man who tried to rob a Penacook convenience store Saturday night. Police were called to Sam’s Food Store on Village Street shortly after 9 p.m. for an attempted armed robbery. The clerk told officers that a man entered the store, pointed a black handgun at him and then ran off after a panic button was …

Woman accused of planning to kill estranged boyfriend

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A woman has been accused of soliciting her ex-boyfriend in a plot to kill the father of her child in exchange for $5,000. Police said they began investigating 25-year-old Kerri Reason of Keene over the weekend. They said she was on surveillance when she met with the ex-boyfriend, who was cooperating with the investigation. WMUR reports police said she also exchanged text messages …

Raging wildfires grow by 100 square miles

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Reduced winds Saturday helped firefighters gain the upper hand against a series of giant wildfires in north-central Washington that earlier left three firefighters dead. The Okanogan Complex of wildfires was measured at 355 square miles Saturday, about 100 …

Explosion rips through chemical plant in eastern China

Saturday, August 22, 2015

An explosion ripped through a chemical plant in eastern China and triggered a fire Saturday night, state media said, just over a week after a similar blast at a Chinese chemical warehouse killed more than 100 people. At least nine people were injured in the explosion in the …

No injuries as car flips, lands on roof in Hopkinton

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A 17-year-old male lost control of his 2004 Ford Explorer and flipped the vehicle while heading west on Broad Cove Road in Hopkinton on Saturday night. Neither the driver nor his passenger in the vehicle were injured. State …

Washington tragedy highlights firefighters’ youth, passion

Saturday, August 22, 2015

One was a college student for whom fighting fires was a summer job. Another had graduated and wanted to make firefighting his career. The third was already a professional firefighter who had gone back to school to earn …

France: 2 Americans subdue gunman on high-speed train

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A gunman opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, wounding two people before two American passengers subdued him, officials said. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, speaking in Arras in northern France where …

Concord: St. Paul’s tackles ‘hookup’ culture

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A New Hampshire prep school that has educated some of the nation’s elite for more than a century and a half is confronting a campus practice of sexual conquest after a senior was charged with raping a 15-year-old …

Michael Jordan awarded $8.9M for store’s use of his name

Saturday, August 22, 2015

On Friday, a jury ordered a defunct grocery store chain to pay Michael Jordan $8.9 million for using his name without permission. It was a big win for the former Chicago Bulls basketball player, who was smiling after …

Autopsy: Suspect killed by St. Louis police was shot in back

Saturday, August 22, 2015

An autopsy showed that an 18-year-old who was shot and killed by an officer helping serve a search warrant in a violence-plagued neighborhood died from a single wound in the back, police said Friday. St. Louis police Chief …

Early morning crash in Goffstown kills 1, injures passenger

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Police said a car crash that may have been caused by speed has killed the driver and seriously injured a passenger. WMUR-TV reported the crash happened shortly before 2 a.m. on Tirrell Hill Road in Goffstown. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger was taken …

Police arrest Concord man wanted on warrant from Oklahoma

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Concord police and U.S. Marshals arrested a city man Friday who was wanted in connection with a kidnapping and assault in Oklahoma in April. Ashton Garland, 24, of Beacon Street, was arrested and charged as a fugitive from justice. On Friday, police said they tried to locate Garland …