New Hampshire

People enjoy a snow-covered Cloud Gate at Millennium Park in downtown Chicago, which became a great photo opportunity for visitors, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. As much as 9 inches of snow has fallen in some parts of the Chicago area since New Year's Eve, and a second wave is expected to dump several more inches by Thursday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

1st snowstorm of 2014 descends on New England, NY

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Residents and emergency management officials in New England and parts of New York prepared on Wednesday for a winter storm predicted to help usher in 2014 with snow and frigid temperatures […]

01/01/2014

Sally Raftery, program coordinator and GED examiner at Bellevue College, holding a booklet for the math portion of the Washington GED test. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

GED test overhauled; some states opt for new exam

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GED test, for decades the brand name for the high school equivalency exam, is about to undergo some changes. On Thursday, an upgraded GED exam and two new competing equivalency tests […]

01/01/2014

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Another storm heads to northern New England

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A fast moving storm is expected to drop heavy, wet snow in parts of Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire beginning tonight It comes a week after an ice storm left parts […]

12/29/2013

Rosemary Cabelo uses a computer at a public library to access the Affordable Health Care Act website in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Reversal on health care cancellations gets mixed response

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A month after President Barack Obama announced people could keep insurance policies slated for cancellation under the federal health overhaul, the reversal has gotten a mixed response from insurers, state regulators […]

12/26/2013

FILE - This undated file photo provided  by the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Hampshire shows David Kwiatkowski, a former lab technician at Exeter, N.H. (AP Photo/U.S. Attorney's Office, File)

NH hospital worker gets 39 years in hepatitis case

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A traveling medical technician who stole painkillers and infected dozens of patients in multiple states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes was sentenced Monday to 39 years in prison. “I don’t […]

12/02/2013

(Map showing location of deadly 2010 blast. AP File Graphic)

NH gunpowder plant owner gets 10-20 years in blast

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) – A gunpowder plant owner has been sentenced to at least a decade in prison over a 2010 explosion that killed two workers in New Hampshire. Craig Sanborn was convicted last month […]

11/27/2013

David Kwiatkowski, a former lab technician at Exeter, N.H., Hospital, accused of infecting dozens of patients with hepatitis C through tainted needles. (AP Photo/U.S. Attorney's Office)

NH hospital technician faces sentencing next week

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Prosecutors say a traveling hospital technician who infected patients with hepatitis C through tainted syringes created a “national public health crisis” and should spend 40 years in prison. Defense attorneys argue […]

11/27/2013

Jocelyn Caple at Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 in Rochester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Limited patient choice next health overhaul issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — After they get the website fixed, then what? Keeping your doctors and hospitals may be the next vexing challenge for Americans in the new health plans created by President Barack Obama’s law. […]

11/21/2013

Small coffee producer prevails over Starbucks

TUFTONBORO, N.H. (AP) — A small New Hampshire coffee producer that operates out of a barn has prevailed in a trademark infringement case brought by Starbucks over a blend called “Charbucks.” “We’re just a mom-and-pop […]

11/18/2013

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Nation’s poor at 49.7M, higher than official rate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says there are about 3 million more poor people in the United States than its official count shows. The Census Bureau’s official rate that came out in September showed that […]

11/06/2013

In this Oct. 30, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall about the federal health care law. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Sen. Ayotte wants health care ‘time out’

WASHINGTON (AP) — A moderate Republican senator is calling for a “time out” in the implementation of President Barack Obama’s new health care program. New Hampshire’s Sen. Kelly Ayotte tells “CBS This Morning” that with […]

11/04/2013

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Gay rights legislation gains bipartisan support

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gay rights advocates from both parties are newly upbeat about the prospects for Senate passage of legislation that would bar employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation or […]

11/02/2013

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