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April 22. 2013 3:25PM

Maureen Dowd: No Bully in the Pulpit

President Obama has watched the blood-dimmed tide drowning the ceremony of innocence, as Yeats wrote, and he has learned how to emotionally connect with Americans in searing moments, as he did from the White House late Friday night after the second bombing suspect was apprehended in Boston. Unfortunately, he still has not learned how to govern.

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The Los Angeles class attack submarine USS Miami (SSN 755) before it was torched at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard by a painter who wanted to get out of work early.

Shipyard fire drills ramp up after Navy report blaming lax practices for destruction of $900M USS Miami

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Firefighters at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard train regularly for industrial blazes, but mandates after a huge submarine fire call for an annual drill that's more extensive than anything done before.

A U.S. Navy Seahawk fires an APKWS guided rocket for test purposes only.

Nashua defense contractor wins $97M contract to help Iraq fight ISIS

The sale of APKWS will increase the Iraqi Army Aviation Command's ability to carry out operations against terrorist forces while significantly reducing risk to civilians. The principal contractor will be BAE Systems in Nashua, New Hampshire.

2nd man indicted in credit card theft that involved police officer

HAVERHILL — A second Laconia man has been indicted by a Grafton County grand jury for his role in the June 2013 theft of a credit card that ended up in the hands of a close family member of a former Tilton police corporal.

Manchester man arrested after shotgun goes off at party narrowly missing sleeping child

Manchester police have a man in custody tonight after they say he fired a shotgun into an apartment floor, narrowly missing shooting a sleeping child in the unit below.

Market Basket employees standing in protest last summer in Tilton, from left, Jayson Wiles, Will Bickford, Skylar Murphy, Chris Collins, Jessica Chase, Glen Moore and Dylan Bernie.

Market Basket official: How'd we do it? We just did it.

When dozens of Market Basket corporate employees walked out on their jobs this summer, they were happy to get statewide media attention. Little did they know that within a few …

Third Marine Aircraft Wing's first F-35B arrives on the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma flightline, in Yuma, Arizona, in this U.S. Marine Corps handout photo taken November 16, 2012.

BAE in Nashua wins $206M in work on F-35 and another $20M for electronic countermeasures

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $4,123,746,486 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive firm-target contract (N00019-13-C-0008) for the production of 43 Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot VIII F-35 Lightning II aircraft. 5% of the work will be performed in Nashua.

New Hampshire and Vermont officials respond to salmonella outbreak linked to bean sprouts

In New Hampshire, at least four people have been identified by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) as being linked to a multistate outbreak involving bean sprouts consumption in restaurants.

WBIN-TV drops 'Cosby Show' over sex assault allegations

DERRY – Allegations of rape against Bill Cosby have led Derry-based WBIN-TV to drop “The Cosby Show” from its schedule.

Weare man's obituary brings laughter to others, comfort to family article

A man from Weare is getting attention from across the country because of what family members said about him after he died.

Keene State College leading interstate effort to graduate more socialists

CONCORD, New Hampshire — Many students at Keene State College and Mount Wachusett Community College already know something about the widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else.

Interest in Berlin-born silent film star renewed by trophy found at swap meet

Long forgotten, Cody grew up in Berlin as Louis Joseph Cote. But recently, his story has come to light because of a silver-plated trophy purchased at a swap meet.

Can Confucius Institute lecturers speak their mind at UNH?

The teachers are part of the Confucius Institute, and schools across the continent are considering whether to keep Confucius Institutes in their academic programs.

Fess up: Confessions raises money to help UNH crime victim

s. The campaign lasted a total of three days and in total, $724 was raised for the Wildcat.

Vermont takes action to address waning popularity of hunting

MONTPELIER, Vt. – A decades-long national decline in the number of hunters has prompted states to tap into a new group of hunters – people who demand locally produced food, but don’t know the first thing about bagging a deer.

Vermont Yankee announces 48 N.H. layoffs ahead of plant closure

Vermont Yankee has announced its official layoff numbers ahead of the nuclear power plant's closing at the end of the year: 165 people will lose their jobs in January, and 48 of them live in New Hampshire.

FAA approves $167K a year in fees for Lebanon Airport passengers

APPLICATION TYPE: Impose and use a PFC.
PFC LEVEL:$4.50.
TOTAL PFC REVENUE APPROVED IN THIS DECISION:$167,203.

Police allege Portsmouth mechanic painted rather than replaced parts

PORTSMOUTH — A mechanic working at Monro Muffler is charged with a crime alleging he billed a customer for the replacement of shock absorbers, but instead spray-painted the old shocks black and reinstalled them.

Ex-pharmacist may face sanctions from his past

Kyle Harriman, 33, pleaded guilty in 2013 to stealing drugs from the Plymouth pharmacy where he worked and received jail sentences that were both deferred and suspended on the condition he continue substance abuse treatment and remain on good behavior.

Fitzwilliam resident crowing about need for a rooster crackdown

FITZWILLIAM — A Richmond Road resident is so fed up with the rooster who was crowing next door he’s proposing an ordinance to ensure he and others can live in peace.

Seabrook police chief defends calling off SWAT team as union presses for him to be fired

SEABROOK — Police Chief Lee Bitomske says he wouldn’t change "anything" about the way he handled a recent 10-hour armed standoff, although he admitted while speaking publicly Friday for the first time about it that he could’ve kept in better contact with his officers and taken other additional steps near the end of the incident.

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