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House fire accidental, man dies from smoke inhalation

ANTRIM, N.H. (AP) - Authorities say a 74-year-old man found dead in a house fire in Antrim, New Hampshire, died from smoke inhalation and the fire was accidental.

Today at 12:23AM
Pound-for-pound high school rankings

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last week's rank) 1. CONCORD GIRLS' X-C SKIING (6) beat all comers at the NH Series Coaches Races and dominated its sport like no other team. 2. COE-BROWN…

Today at 12:19AM
Headlines from around the world in sports

BASEBALL Buck announces retirement, ending bid to make Braves roster ATLANTA - John Buck, an 11-year major league veteran who was attempting to land a job with the Atlanta Braves as a backup catcher,…

Today at 12:19AM
A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

603 Elite basketball 603 Elite will be holding spring-session basketball workouts at New England College every Saturday starting April 4 and running six weeks through May 9. Boys and girls in grades 6-12…

Today at 12:19AM
Unsigned No. 1 pick Aiken announces Tommy John surgery

Brady Aiken, the hard-throwing lefty who didn't sign after being last year's No. 1 draft pick by the Houston Astros, announced he had Tommy John surgery. The 18-year-old Aiken was pitching for the IMG…

Today at 12:19AM
In the NCAAs, time doesn't always fly when you're having fun

CLEVELAND - The whistle sounds. The horn blows. And the madness grinds to a halt. Another stoppage in play. Another lengthy timeout. Another chance for folks at home to grab something from the fridge…

Today at 12:19AM
Ortiz, Napoli return as Red Sox beat Twins, 5-4

FORT MYERS, Fla. - David Ortiz was 0-for-3 in his return to Boston's lineup after a nine-day absence, and the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins, 5-4, yesterday. Bothered by a cold and dehydration, Ortiz…

Today at 12:19AM
Marlins' Cosart says MLB reviewing his Twitter account

JUPITER, Fla. - Miami Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart said Major League Baseball is reviewing his deleted Twitter account as part of an investigation into gambling-related tweets posted there and he is cooperating…

Today at 12:18AM
Top-seeded Wisconsin hangs to beat North Carolina, 79-72

Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina, 79-72, last night and advance to the final eight…

Mar 26
Universities, renewable energy take hits under proposal

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - House budget writers voted Thursday to keep the state university system funded at current levels and raid $50 million from the renewable energy fund to avoid $68 million in cuts - and hundreds of layoffs - in the Department of Transportation.

Mar 26
Senate approves new restrictions on welfare purchases

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The Republican-led Senate voted Thursday to prohibit more than 12,000 New Hampshire welfare recipients from using their cash benefits to buy alcohol, tobacco, firearms and several other items.

Mar 26
French prosecutor: German copilot wanted to 'destroy' the plane

As a frantic pilot pounded on the cockpit door and passengers screamed in panic, the Germanwings copilot "intentionally" sent Flight 9525 straight into the side of a mountain in the French Alps, a prosecutor…

Mar 26
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Day' game

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the "Pick 4 Day" game were:

Mar 26
Letter: Why does his age matter?

A few questions concerning the Monitor headline "73-year-old surrenders" on the front page of the March 19 edition and one comment: What is the significance of the man's age? How old is the writer of…

Mar 26
Letter: An elder plot

It appears from reports that the Republicans in Congress are proposing to cut funding for Meals on Wheels. Apparently, some billionaire donor has convinced them that us elderly folk are staying elderly…