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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 …

Marilinda Garcia receiving $3,300 monthly salary from campaign

Friday, October 17, 2014

State Rep. Marilinda Garcia, who’s running for the seat in the 2nd Congressional District, is receiving a salary from campaign funds, according to financial disclosure documents made available yesterday. Garcia, a Salem Republican, received $3,335 from the campaign Sept. 30. Garcia, who has worked as an adjunct music …

White House rejects calls for Ebola travel ban

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Warning that Americans are losing faith in their government’s ability to stop Ebola, Republican lawmakers yesterday pressed for a ban on travel to the United States from the West African outbreak zone. The White House resisted the idea …

U.S. stands strong despite fear over global slowdown

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Beyond the turmoil shaking financial markets, the U.S. economy remains sturdier than many seem to fear. The Dow Jones industrial average has lost 874 points since Oct. 8, largely over worries about another recession in Europe, a slowdown …

U.S. still searching for credible allies in Syria

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Despite years of diplomacy and a CIA operation to vet and train moderate rebels, the U.S. finds itself without a credible partner on the ground in Syria as it bombs the Islamic State. That’s a potentially serious flaw …

PUC begins PSNH scrubber hearing

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The state Public Utilities Commission began hearing testimony this week in a case that will determine to what extent Public Service of New Hampshire customers should pay for a $422 million scrubber the utility installed at Merrimack Station in Bow. The hearings extend into next week and their …

Concerns over Europe lead to fear on Wall Street

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fear is spreading in the stock market. A monthlong drop in U.S. stocks intensified in afternoon trading yesterday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 400 points and putting the index on track for its biggest …

Supreme Court rejects appeal of man who shot officer

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A man convicted of attempted murder in the 2012 shooting of a Manchester police officer had his appeal rejected yesterday by New Hampshire’s highest court. Myles Webster’s lawyer had argued that the release of Webster’s booking photo five …

New Hampshire jury convicts reputed cartel member

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A federal jury yesterday convicted a man of working with others to expand the cocaine-trafficking empire of one of the world’s most notorious drug networks into northern New England and Europe. The jury convicted Rafael Humberto Celaya Valenzuela, a member of Mexico’s violent Sinaloa cartel, of conspiracy to …

Pappas, Burns face off again

Thursday, October 16, 2014

For the second-straight election, voters in Executive Council District 4 will choose between Democrat Chris Pappas of Manchester and Bob Burns, a Bedford Republican. The winner will represent a 19-community district that includes Allenstown, Bow, Chichester, Epsom, Loudon, …

Can dentists bar competition over teeth-whitening?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Teeth-bleaching isn’t brain surgery, although the Supreme Court seemed to find a link between the two in an antitrust case argued yesterday. Among the questions before the justices is whether it is unfair under federal law for a …