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August 30. 2013 2:05PM

Paul Ryan stays out of 2016 spotlight

Unlike some of his colleagues in Congress, Rep. Paul Ryan doesn't appear to be laying the groundwork for a 2016 presidential bid.

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Gov. Hassan kills bill to more closely audit state spending

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Maggie Hassan has vetoed a bill that deals with investigations and audits of state financial activities, saying it violates the fundamental separation of powers between the executive and legislative branches.

Another union representing government employees endorses Democrat for state senate

In accepting the endorsement, Feltes said the firefighters’ union shares his belief that 'we can’t afford to leave working people and working families behind.'

N.H. Young Democrats press for failed Elizabeth Warren bill to stick taxpayers with $58B cost of refinancing student loans

PORTSMOUTH — Theo Groh and other Young and College Democrats are asking citizens to sign a petition urging Congress to pass legislation that would allow former college graduates to refinance their student loans.

Rockingham County Attorney hopeful hasn't voted since 2008

Rockingham County Attorney candidate Patricia Conway admitted Monday she only registered to vote in her hometown of Salem shortly before announcing she would run for office

Slate: GOP hopefuls full of ideas, but will any of these policy innovations survive?

What if they held a presidential campaign and a think tank broke out?

Scott Brown campaign ads feature green screened stock footage

It appears Brown isn’t really in an airport — and instead in front of a green screen with stock video footage of an airport from Shutterstock superimposed during editing.

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

Dover patient shocked by $3,766 Wentworth-Douglass charged insurer for tube of cold sore cream

In May Miller had a six-day stay at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital for an intestinal problem. While there, he asked doctor treat his cold sore.

Refugee officials cancel meeting with Dover City Council

DOVER — A state group that helps facilitate the resettlement of international refugees has canceled a meeting with the City Council.

Congolese refugees to resettle in region: Mayor says cities have no say in the matter

What is known is that no more than 100 Congolese families would be resettled throughout Tri-City communities and as a community, Weston said, there is no authority on whether to accept or not.

Lawrence Buswell, 53, of Kingston struck a plea agreement with prosecutors regarding the fatal boat crash that claimed the life of a Merrimack man.

Plaistow lawyer to plead guilty to boating fatal, trial to begin on boat rape of boy

Buswell already is expected to spend time behind bars because he is scheduled to plead guilty Aug. 14 in a negligent homicide case.

Man, 20, pulled from Water Country wave pool in critical condition

PORTSMOUTH — A 20-year-old man was pulled from a Water Country wave pool in critical condition Saturday and transported to the hospital on life support, said Fire Chief Steve Achilles.

Scott Brown disavows supporter who sent vulgar letter to NH Democratic Party

The campaign also scrubbed Benzing’s name off of an online press release that named Benzing a supporter, though BuzzFeed has a screenshot of the original list.

Affidavit details alleged sexual assault at elite St. Paul’s School

A student tradition in which seniors try to have sexual contact with younger students led to an alleged sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl at St. Paul’s School this spring, according to an affidavit filed this week.

Canterbury: Was logger’s death a homicide?

Mark Kelso, the logger found fatally injured beside his skidder Feb. 23 in Canterbury, suffered a gunshot wound to the head, the circumstances around which were initially investigated as a homicide, according to a death certificate and interviews with relatives.

Woman who survived Sudan death sentence to return to NH this week

Meriam Ibrahim, the 27-year-old mother of two sentenced to death in Sudan for being Christian, is expected to arrive in New Hampshire this week, CNN reports.

Pope Francis blesses Meriam Yehya Ibrahim of Sudan and her baby during a private meeting at the Vatican last week.

Cardinal O'Malley commends faith of freed Sudanese woman

'Meriam's commitment to her faith is inspirational, and it should encourage us to deeper faith and a willingness to share that faith with others,' O'Malley said of Meriam Yehia Ibrahim .

Hannaford cashes in on Market Basket’s family turmoil, sends workers to NH

The supermarket chain will send some workers from Maine to New Hampshire this weekend to handle the surge in customers.

In Lee, Market Basket employees held signs such as this hand-made sign that read

How one woman set off the latest chapter in the Market Basket tale

A London woman, a widow once married to a Demoulas brother, made a decision in June 2013 that led to a domino effect that has changed, potentially forever, Tewksbury-based Market Basket.

Boston Globe: Who lives on those islands in Lake Winnipesaukee?

LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE, N.H. — What do you do when you have a cozy ... If you dream of retreating to a New Hampshire island some day, this is just one type ...

Cross-country walker breaks silence, heads home to NH

The 23-year-old Yale graduate has just completed a year-long trek from New Hampshire to California. As part of a performance art project, he took photos along the way and didn’t speak a word.

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