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Police command center helps keep peace on NASCAR race weekend in Loudon

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The race was in its earliest laps yesterday afternoon as a group of police officers huddled around a table in the middle of a grass lot on Route 106. Loudon police Chief Robert Fiske was discussing afternoon assignments for officers from Alton, Tuftonboro, Bridgewater and elsewhere assisting in race weekend coverage at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Any police and traffic operations over the weekend are handled at the police command … 0

Obama may hold fix to flood of immigrant kids

Sunday, July 13, 2014

President Obama can take action to relieve much of the crisis caused by tens of thousands of unaccompanied children crossing the southern U.S. border without waiting for what is likely to be a contentious and lengthy congressional battle, said two key lawmakers, one Democrat and the other Republican. At issue is a provision … 0

U.S., Germany vow cooperation despite espionage spat

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The United States and Germany put a brave face on an escalating espionage dispute, stressing yesterday the importance of their cooperation to solving several global crises but offering little indication that they have fully mended ties. After a meeting on the sidelines of nuclear talks in Vienna, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and … 0

TSA: Passengers on U.S.-bound flights must turn on phones before boarding

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights, the Transportation Security Administration said yesterday. The TSA said it is requiring some overseas … 0

Free State Project building on its vision for NH

Sunday, July 6, 2014

A thin haze of campfire smoke blurred the sunset over the hills of the Great North Woods and mingled with the tangy smell of marijuana. Electronic music thumped out of the biggest of four white event tents on … 24

Capital Beat: Campaigns use gas tax increase as latest talking point

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Update: This article originally reported the Portsmouth Herald couldn’t be reached to clarify the June 9 story about Sen. Shaheen’s comments on the federal gas tax. Shaheen’s campaign could not confirm or deny the article’s accuracy when this … 3

Home six months from Afghanistan, young soldiers of the 237th Military Police Company remake their lives in New Hampshire

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The three American flags were tucked out of sight, folded in a cardboard box, high on a shelf in the closet. Staff Sgt. William Roth stood on a chair in his Hudson apartment to get them out. One … 0

Nation & world briefs, July 6

Saturday, July 5, 2014

California Great white shark bites man near beach A 7-foot-long great white shark bit a man swimming off southern California’s Manhattan Beach yesterday, officials said. The man was bitten on the upper right side about 9:30 a.m., suffering puncture wounds described as moderate injuries, said Rick Flores, a … 0

Supreme Court: Brief ruling shocks

Friday, July 4, 2014

With much of Washington already gone for the holiday, the Supreme Court issued a short legal ruling Thursday with the potential to deepen the political backlash among Democrats that was sparked by the court’s earlier Hobby Lobby decision. … 0

Iraq’s al-Maliki signals his intent to stay in job

Friday, July 4, 2014

Despite mounting pressure to step aside, Iraq’s Nouri al-Maliki vowed yesterday not to abandon his bid for another term as prime minister and pledged to stay on until the Sunni militants who have overrun much of the country … 0

California city is latest immigration flashpoint

Friday, July 4, 2014

Rumors had swirled among anti-immigration activists near a U.S. Border Patrol station in southern California that the agency would try again to bus in some of the immigrants who have flooded across the U.S.-Mexico border. Instead, they got … 0

$285,000 in ‘Moose Plate’ grants available in 2015

Friday, July 4, 2014

The State Conservation Committee is taking applications for $285,000 in conservation grants made possible by sales of the state’s “Moose Plate.” When drivers register their vehicles, they can spend an extra $30 for the moose plate. All money raised through the program go to promotion, protection and investment … 0

Nation & world briefs, July 4

Thursday, July 3, 2014

GOP pressures Obama to visit Mexican border President Obama is facing mounting calls from Republicans to take a firsthand look at the immigration emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, putting him on the spot concerning what he has called the “humanitarian crisis” of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children … 1