New Hampshire

In a photo taken Monday Oct. 28, 2013, in Portsmouth, N.H., Deborah Lielasus poses behind her computer with the national health insurance enrollment website. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

New faces of health overhaul: Still all smiles

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — After seeing its HealthCare.gov cover girl go from stock photo to laughingstock, the Obama administration is considering using pictures of people who’ve successfully purchased insurance instead. The photo of a smiling […]

11/01/2013

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College prices appear to be moderating

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s some good news on college tuition. Yes, the cost has gone up — but not as much in the past. For in-state students at a four-year public college or university, published […]

10/22/2013

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen gives $10K to NH waitress for soldiers’ tab

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire waitress who picked up the lunch tab for two National Guard soldiers affected by the federal government’s shutdown has been repaid — more than 300 times over — […]

10/18/2013

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Brokers simplify, confuse health exchange shopping

This month’s glitch-filled rollout of the health insurance marketplaces created by federal law is a business opportunity for brokers and agents, but regulators warn that it also opened the door for those who would seek […]

10/14/2013

A US Park Police officer walks behind a barricade with sign reading "Because of the Federal Government SHUTDOWN All National Parks are Closed" in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Donors chip in to help programs hurt by shutdown

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As the partial government shutdown rolls on, programs that rely on federal money are feeling the strain — and so are the people who depend on their services. For 16-year-old […]

10/12/2013

AP graphic shows median household income by state and U.S. trend since 1970.

Census: No sign of economic rebound for many in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as the economy shows signs of improvement and poverty levels off, new U.S. census data suggests the gains are halting and uneven. Depending on education, race, income and even marriage, not […]

09/19/2013

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US poverty rate remains stuck at 15 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s poverty rate stood still at 15 percent last year, the sixth straight year that it has failed to improve. The Census Bureau reported Tuesday that 46.5 million Americans — or […]

09/17/2013

Dr. Joseph Pepe, president of Catholic Medical Center talks Thursday Sept. 4, 2013 in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

NH hospital calls 8 over brain disease chances

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Eight patients who may have been exposed to a fatal brain disease at a New Hampshire hospital have been contacted by the hospital’s president, who said Thursday the patients aren’t panicking. […]

09/05/2013

A deer tick under a microscope in the entomology lab at the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown, R.I. (AP Photo/ Victoria Arocho)

New Lyme disease estimate: 300,000 cases a year

ATLANTA (AP) — Lyme disease is about 10 times more common than previously reported, health officials said Monday. As many as 300,000 Americans are actually diagnosed with Lyme disease each year, the Centers for Disease […]

08/19/2013

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)

Federal plea deal in NH details hepatitis C pains

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — One man infected with hepatitis C hasn’t been able to return to work. Another won’t kiss his wife on the lips even though the blood-borne virus can’t be spread that way. […]

08/13/2013

Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the South Carolina Democratic parties Jefferson Jackson Dinner in Columbia, SC. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)

Biden keeps his name in the game for 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden may run for president in 2016, or he may not. But he wants you to know he could. Iowa. New Hampshire, South Carolina. Michigan. Three years out from the next […]

08/12/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama signs bill easing airport screening for vets

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill making it easier for wounded or disabled members of the military and veterans to get through airport security screening. […]

08/10/2013

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