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Report: Not enough evidence in near-hanging for hate crime

Aug. 7, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Almost two years after an 8-year-old biracial boy was nearly hanged in New Hampshire, the state attorney general's office concluded Wednesday there wasn't enough evidence to show the episode was racially motivated. The report said the 8-year-old put a tree swing rope around his neck in...

Dartmouth settles sexual misconduct lawsuit for $14 million

Aug. 6, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College announced Tuesday that it has settled a contentious federal lawsuit with nine women who sued the school over allegations that it ignored years of harassment and assault by former psychology department professors. In a statement Tuesday, both sides say the settlement...

Report: Driver who hit bikers was under influence of drugs

Aug. 1, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The driver involved in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire was under the influence of drugs and reached for a beverage just before the collision, according to a federal inspection report obtained Thursday. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said that a...

Manchester diocese releases list of priests accused of abuse

Jul. 31, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester released a list Wednesday of priests accused of sexually abusing children as part of what it called an effort to take accountability for the abuse that stretched back decades. The diocese posted the list of 73 names on its website that go as far back as 1950, including two...

Eversource gives up on Northern Pass hydropower project

Jul. 26, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — After nearly a decade of protests, hearings and court fights, the Northern Pass hydropower project that promised to bring hydropower from Canada to southern New England is dead. The company behind the plan, Eversource, announced Thursday it was abandoning the project after suffering a...

Court deals major blow to hydropower transmission line

Jul. 19, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

The New Hampshire Supreme Court dealt a possibly fatal blow Friday to plans for a hydropower transmission line that has raised concerns among communities and environmentalists that it would harm tourism and property values. In its unanimous ruling, the court upheld a state committee's rejection of the Northern...

New Hampshire sets tough drinking water standards for PFAS

Jul. 18, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has voted to put into place some of the country's toughest drinking water standards for a class of toxic chemicals that were once used in everything from firefighting foam to nonstick cookware but are now raising health concerns. A joint legislative committee Thursday...

Thousands will ride to honor 7 bikers killed in crash

Jul. 5, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Thousands of motorcyclists will rumble across New Hampshire roadways Saturday to honor seven bikers killed in a collision with a pickup truck last month. Organizers of the Ride For the Fallen 7 said the event started out as a way for some motorcyclists to remember the bikers with a...

School with history of abuse claims gets new leader

Jul. 2, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — When she first considered taking over at St. Paul's School, Kathleen Carroll Giles admitted she had to weigh whether she wanted to confront the decades of sexual abuse claims made against the New England prep school. In the end, she felt she could handle it. Carroll Giles started this...

'Tough to lose your brothers': Funerals held for bikers

Jun. 28, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A motorcyclist who was among seven killed in a collision with a pickup truck last week was a family man, proud Marine and dedicated public servant, mourners said Friday at a funeral that drew about 200 people, including leather-clad bikers and law enforcement officers. The funeral...