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Political director Paul Steinhauser goes over the debate rules with Democratic incumbent Gov. Maggie Hassan, left,  and Republican candidate, retired executive, Walt Havenstein before a live televised gubernatorial debate hosted by NH1 News on WBIN TV in Concord, N.H.(AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Hassan, Havenstein go head-to-head at NH1 debate

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The state’s Medicaid expansion plan – sometimes referred to as the New Hampshire Health Protection Program – was a recurring issue at the gubernatorial debate last night between Gov. Maggie Hassan and Walt Havenstein. Hassan repeatedly pointed to Havenstein’s decision to attach his name to a “pledge” backed by the New Hampshire chapter of Americans for Prosperity, which indicates a …

Coakley: No immediate plans to seek graduated tax

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley and Republican rival Charlie Baker sparred yesterday over tax policy, with Coakley insisting that she would seek to raise taxes only as a last resort and has no immediate plans to seek a graduated income tax in Massachusetts. Coakley raised the possibility of a graduated tax during a debate Tuesday night with Baker. Yesterday, after a tour of …

A Republican Senate means changing the chairmen

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

If Republicans win the Senate, the Pentagon should brace for constant grilling from Sen. John McCain, who has found fault with nearly every aspect of President Obama’s national security policies. McCain would be on tap to serve as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee if the GOP wrests majority control from the …

U.S. to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Stepping up their vigilance against Ebola, federal authorities said yesterday that everyone traveling into the United States from Ebola-stricken nations will be monitored for symptoms for 21 days. That includes returning American aid workers, federal health employees and …

Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted yesterday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a …

2 dead in shooting attack at Canada’s Parliament

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation’s war memorial yesterday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before he was killed by the usually ceremonial …

Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws. Now scientists have found the rest of the dinosaur and have new …

North Korea frees U.S. man; 2 more still detained

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

North Korea’s reclusive government abruptly freed an American man yesterday, nearly six months after he was arrested on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, but Pyongyang refused to hand over two other U.S. citizens who are …

Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and seized his passport when he tried to travel to Turkey, …

FBI: Denver girls may have tried to join jihadis

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Three teenage girls from suburban Denver may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria after stealing their parents’ money and flying to Germany, authorities said yesterday. The girls – two sisters, ages 17 and 15, and their 16-year-old friend – were reported missing after they …

U.S. expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation’s defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one of five U.S. airports. The move …

AP-GfK Poll: Most expect GOP victory in November

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation’s likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. And by a growing margin, they say that’s …

FairPoint accuses striking workers of intimidation

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

FairPoint Communications is accusing striking workers of intimidating contractors and employees and said automated phone-jamming attempted to disrupt call centers. The company said yesterday that it’s sent a letter to the Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, asking them to stop any members from …