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This booking photo released by the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office shows Nathaniel E. Kibby, 34, of Gorham, N.H., arrested Monday, July 28, 2014 and charged with one count of felony kidnapping of Abigail Hernandez, who went missing in Conway, N.H., in October 2013, and returned home last week. Kibby will be arraigned Tuesday in district court in Conway, N.H.  (AP Photo/New Hampshire Attorney General's Office)

Man charged in teen’s 9-month disappearance

Monday, July 28, 2014

A 34-year-old man was arrested and charged yesterday with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenage girl who returned home last week after vanishing nine months ago. Nathaniel Kibby was arrested without incident at his Gorham home and was charged with felony kidnapping, authorities said. The police allege Kibby knowingly confined Abigail “Abby” Hernandez, then 14, on Oct. 9, sometime after she … 0

Police: Pembroke man arrested after reckless motorcycle driving in Manchester

Monday, July 28, 2014

A Pembroke man was arrested Saturday night by the state police and charged with reckless driving and hindering apprehension. Kyle Goff, 21, was apprehended in Manchester after allegedly driving more than 120 miles per hour with a group of other motorcyclists, according to a release from the state police. While patrolling Interstate 293 in Manchester, Trooper Mark Suttmeier saw a group of motorcycle … 0

Man seeks video of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing

Sunday, July 27, 2014

One man’s quest to explain his brother’s mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. What some consider a far-flung conspiracy theory will be at the forefront during a trial set to begin today in Salt Lake City. The … 0

Experts: Social media can feed Munchausen by proxy

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Experts say the case of a mother accused of poisoning her 5-year-old son to death with salt appears be an example of how social media feeds into Munchausen by proxy, a disorder in which caretakers purposely harm children … 0

Washington state: Wildfire destroys homes, causes evacuation of town

Saturday, July 19, 2014

A massive wildfire that has destroyed at least 100 homes has forced the residents of a second north-central Washington town to leave their homes, and prompted a partial evacuation of a third community, a sheriff said Friday night. … 0

Manchester man killed in rollover on I-293

Friday, July 18, 2014

The New Hampshire State Police said a 59-year-old man killed in a highway accident may have been unconscious before his car hit a guardrail and vaulted onto Interstate 293. The police said 59-year-old Edward Wells of Manchester was not wearing a seatbelt when his 2002 GMC Envoy landed … 0

Epsom man arraigned on child sex abuse charges

Friday, July 18, 2014

Kenneth Day, who is accused of sexually assaulting two people multiple times when they were children, is not allowed to return to his previous home if released on bail because officials said a child lives at the same address. The 67-year-old was arrested Thursday afternoon at his home … 0

Analysis: For Obama, crash may open doors

Friday, July 18, 2014

For months, President Obama has spoken about the limits facing the United States in shaping the outcome of some of the world’s most deadly and divisive conflicts, from Syria and Iraq to the dispute between the Ukrainian authorities … 0

Expert: Passengers likely died instantly

Friday, July 18, 2014

The blast force from the missile that slammed into a Malaysian plane over the Ukraine, combined with the plane’s dramatic deceleration, probably instantly rendered everyone on board unconscious or dead. That’s the best guess of James Vosswinkel, a trauma surgeon who led a definitive study of TWA Flight … 0

AIDS workers on downed jet

Friday, July 18, 2014

A prominent researcher, an activist and at least two others headed to an AIDS conference in Australia were on the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine, news that sparked an outpouring of grief across the scientific community. Among … 0

Police: Barnstead bombs result of teen prank

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Barnstead police plan to issue petitions in the state’s family court system against three teens they say detonated three bombs in town last month. The police will not identify the teens because they are under 18 years old. Two are 14 and one is 15, officials said. … 1

Thousands of felons could have prison terms cut

Friday, July 18, 2014

The U.S. Sentencing Commission decided yesterday that nearly 50,000 federal drug offenders currently in prison are eligible for reduced sentences, a move that could flood the nation’s courts and prosecutors with applications for leniency. By a unanimous vote, … 1