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Liberty activists in high court cases say their newly created religions afford them tax exemptions

A church pastor, late to the Sunday service, crashes through the door of a Concord bar, and the congregation inside turns to look. A second pastor, Stu Light, stands on the piste with a foam sword in hand.…

17 minutes ago
George Washington University applicants no longer need to take admissions tests

George Washington University dropped its testing requirement for most freshman admissions Monday, becoming one of the largest and most prominent schools to declare that its applicants don't have to take…

19 minutes ago
Undercover Planned Parenthood videos reignite funding debate in N.H.

A pair of undercover videos showing portions of conversations with Planned Parenthood officials candidly discuss the practice of procuring aborted fetal organs for research - circulated in recent weeks…

19 minutes ago
Boston out for Olympics, USOC to look elsewhere

Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics is over. The city and the U.S. Olympic Committee severed ties after a board teleconference Monday, ending an effort that was troubled nearly from the moment it…

19 minutes ago
Exodus from Puerto Rico could upend Florida vote in 2016 presidential race

Puerto Rico's economic crisis meant Jeffrey Rondon, 25, struggled to find even part-time work, so he recently joined the growing exodus from his Caribbean island to Florida. Now he holds a full-time restaurant…

19 minutes ago
Cuba, Malaysia taken off blacklist

The State Department on Monday took Malaysia and Cuba off its blacklist of countries failing to combat modern-day slavery, leaving the U.S. open to criticism that politics is swaying the often-contentious…

19 minutes ago
Boy Scouts of America votes to end controversial ban on openly gay scout leaders

The Boy Scouts of America, facing litigation, shrinking membership and sweeping acceptance of gay rights, voted Monday to lift its ban on openly gay troop leaders and employees. The national organization…

20 minutes ago
Sanborn: Drug czar should resign for failure to meet with police chiefs

New Hampshire's drug czar came under increasing pressure from Republicans on Monday as a prominent state senator called for his resignation, citing reports from police chiefs that the man tasked with coordinating…

21 minutes ago
Officials hope 1st U.S. offshore wind farm will boost industry

Construction has begun off Rhode Island's coast on the nation's first offshore wind farm, a milestone that federal and state officials say will help the fledgling U.S. industry surge ahead. U.S. Secretary…

Jul 27
Christie, Clinton, Chafee, Kasich and Graham touring through N.H. this week

The last few days have seen first-in-the-nation visits from George Pataki, Rick Santorum, Rand Paul, Lindsey Graham and Martin O'Malley - and now, more candidates are on the way this week. Chris Christie,…

Jul 27
Letter: Hassan's doing her job

I have read several pieces in the news where Republicans bemoan services that are receiving less funding due to the governor's budget veto. Listing vital programs funded at current levels and placing…

Jul 27
Letter: An amazing gift

Thank you, Christine Hamm, your wonderful cast and all the "backstage" volunteers who brought Thornton Wilder's Our Town to Hopkinton. What an amazing 250th anniversary gift to our community. Bravo! …

Jul 27
17-year-old Massachusetts girl crowned Miss Hampton Beach

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) - A 17-year-old Massachusetts girl was named Miss Hampton Beach 2015, the youngest of the nine contestants for the title.

Jul 27
Gas prices fall 3 cents in New Hampshire in last week

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Gas prices in New Hampshire have fallen 3 cents per gallon in the past week, to an average of $2.65.

Jul 27
Woman accused of being accomplice in death reaches plea deal

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire woman who initially pleaded not guilty to being an accomplice to first-degree murder in the death of her husband's ex-wife in 2013 has reached a plea deal.

Jul 27
Partnership lets Major League Soccer players earn degrees

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Major League Soccer is striking a multiyear deal with Southern New Hampshire University that will provide full scholarships for players and internship opportunities for the school's current students.

Jul 27
Governor to sign bill modernizing securities regulations

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Gov. Maggie Hassan is signing a bill that modernizes securities regulations in New Hampshire, with the goal of making it easier for businesses to start up and grow.

Jul 27
Police searching for man who robbed Bedford bank

BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) - Police are looking for a man who robbed a bank in Bedford after showing a note and indicated he had a weapon.

Jul 27
A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Javelin champion Concord's Buzz Gagne won the gold medal Sunday in the javelin at the 2015 USATF Masters National Championship held at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Fla. Gagne threw…

Jul 27
Headlines from around the world in sports

NFL Colts release Cherilus after tackle slowed by injuries INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis Colts released starting right tackle Gosder Cherilus on Sunday, a surprising move less than a week before players…

Jul 27
Froome completes second Tour de France win in three years

PARIS - All for one, one for all, and all bathed in yellow. Arms over each other's shoulders, linked together in a long line of happiness, Tour de France winner Chris Froome and his teammates pedaled…