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Missing University of Virginia student Hannah Elizabeth Graham is seen in an undated photo provided by the Charlottesville, Va., Police Department. Searchers found human remains on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, that could be those of the University of Virginia sophomore who has been missing since Sept. 13, police said. Further forensic tests are needed to confirm whether the remains are those of Graham, Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo told a news conference.  (AP Photo/Charlottesville, Va., Police Department, File)

Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape

Monday, October 20, 2014

The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was charged yesterday with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2005. The indictment against Jesse Matthew Jr. was handed up by a circuit court grand jury in Fairfax County. Matthew was also charged with attempted capital murder, according to the indictment. Matthew, 32, is being held in Charlottesville, Va., on a charge related to the Sept. 13 disappearance of Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old from northern Virginia. Law enforcement officials who have been searching for Graham found human remains over the weekend and they were taken to the Virginia Medical Examiner’s …

Nigeria declared Ebola-free; ‘spectacular success’

Monday, October 20, 2014

Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff. Doctors who survived Ebola in Nigeria credited heavy doses of fluids with saving their lives as the World Health Organization declared the country Ebola-free yesterday, a rare victory in the battle against the disease that is ravaging West Africa. In the …

Turkey says it helps Kurdish fighters enter Syria

Monday, October 20, 2014

Turkey said it was helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to support their brethren fighting Islamic State militants in a key border town, although activists inside embattled Kobani said no forces had arrived by last night, raising questions about whether the mission was really underway. The statement by Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut …

Alicea, Forsythe vie for Boscawen House seat

Monday, October 20, 2014

Boscawen voters in Merrimack County District 8 are being asked to choose between a familiar face and a new one. Democratic incumbent Caroletta Alicea, who has lived in Boscawen for 45 years and is the daughter of a former state representative, is being challenged by Republican Robert Forsythe. …

Nation & world briefs, Oct. 21

Monday, October 20, 2014

GOP governors don’t see Obamacare going away While Republicans in Congress shout, “Repeal Obamacare,” GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law’s major Medicaid expansion. Even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming election, they just don’t see the law going away. …

Not so fast cordcutters — cable’s not going anywhere

Monday, October 20, 2014

Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels …

Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings

Monday, October 20, 2014

The police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said yesterday it could be the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has told them his victims might …

Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban

Monday, October 20, 2014

A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights. Dwight Pink Jr. says in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in July that guards have used the policy …

Maine candidates tangle over taxes, the economy

Monday, October 20, 2014

Accusations flew yesterday when the three men vying for Maine governor met for another televised debate dominated by the taxes, energy and the economy. The hourlong debate became bitter at times between Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Democrat Mike Michaud – who are polling neck and neck – …

Students clean up after mayhem near Keene Pumpkin Festival

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Keene State College students quickly cleaned up from a chaotic weekend yesterday after violent parties near the city’s annual pumpkin festival led to destruction, dozens of arrests and multiple injuries. The parties around the school coincided with the …

Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found. The payments, underwritten by American taxpayers, …

Police hunt for clues near where Va. remains found

Sunday, October 19, 2014

After finding remains that could be University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities interviewed nearby Charlottesville, Va., residents and picked through leaves on the side of a sparsely populated highway, searching for any clues or evidence. Forensic tests …

for sale in loudon: The perfect living space – all on one level

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The beautiful, executive style-ranch home at 74 Plateau Ridge Road in Loudon offers single-level living and an incredible design aesthetic. Featuring four bedrooms and three bathrooms, the home is both spacious and serene, located at the end of …