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January 09. 2014 1:14PM

Washington Post: Stand strong. Trim military pension increases

Bowing to the powerful military retiree lobby, Senate Democrat Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, and House Republicans Martha Roby of Alabama and Michael G. Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, have introduced bills that would replace the pension trim with, respectively, higher corporate tax collections or a reduction in child tax credits for low-income families.

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How U.S. agents baited Romanian crooks after Subway in NH hacked

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Court rules couple can sue Bob's Discount Furniture over automated calls regarding delivery

In Count I, the Lamonts claim that BDF violated the TCPA by making automated calls to their cellular telephones without their express permission.

Nicaragua arrests man for strangling UNH graduate over camera

National Police official Glenda Zavala said Fernando Aburto Reyes told investigators he strangled 37-year-old Karen Colclough and stole her camera.

Town attorney tells Milton officials to let family living in car back into home

Neal said Wednesday she was informed by Boyers he had taken the signs down on the orders of the town attorney.

Entergy proposes eliminating emergency planning zone after Vermont Yankee shuts down

The zone, which includes portions of Northfield, Bernardston, Gill, Greenfield, Leyden, Colrain, and Warwick in Massachusetts as well as 11 towns in Vermont and New Hampshire, is no longer needed, Christopher J. Wamser , the nuclear operations site vice president for Entergy, wrote in the company’s formal request to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for exemption.

Massachusetts Air National Guard denies noise in Keene area was sonic boom

Amid fighter jet training exercises by the 104th Fighter Wing Massachusetts Air National Guard, a loud boom was heard and felt around the Monadnock Region Wednesday shortly after 2 p.m.

Woman found dead, husband in distress after Maine police get concerned call from NH friend

The sheriff’s department was called when a friend from New Hampshire telephoned to report that she had been unable to contact the couple for a week.

Insurance industry says NH has nation's 3rd safest roads

Drivers in Vermont, Utah, New Hampshire, Minnesota and Oregon are among the best behaved, according to CarInsuranceComparison.com’s analysis.

Body of Sunapee man missing since February recovered at Vt. dam

NORTH HARTLAND – The body of a Sunapee, N.H. man whose car had been left at the Quechee Gorge in mid-February was recovered at the North Hartland Dam early Wednesday afternoon.

3 youngsters now say they saw fatal accident delaying Lafond trial

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WaPo: Dartmouth College president: School’s ‘promise is being hijacked by extreme behavior’

Philip J. Hanlon, president of Dartmouth College, delivered a speech Wednesday night in which he said that the elite Ivy League school’s promise “is being hijacked by extreme behavior, masked by its perpetrators as acceptable fun.”

NYC billionaire's meddling buoys NH's anti-gun activists

PORTSMOUTH — The state chapter of a national organization to combat gun violence is benefiting from a new partnership announced Wednesday led by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

How both Gorilla Glass and Sapphire can win covering future Apple iPhones

Apple could be planning a way to incorporate both Corning's Gorilla Glass and GTAT's sapphire into a single display cover to combine the best of both worlds.

177-home subdivision approved by Somersworth Planning Board

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Meet the Chinook — New Hampshire’s state dog

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Chubby Checker visits area to promote new song

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Judge orders county attorney to review personnel file of Tilton police officer

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Why Dover man drove 3,000 miles to defend Nevada rancher from feds

This Wednesday, DeLemus remains in Nevada. He is now running the makeshift "militia" of conservatives protecting the ranch, some of whom are armed with handguns and rifles.

Authorities agree Vt. man was insane during killing at Littleton hotel

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Carroll County sheriff fires new police K-9 for biting woman

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