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In this photo taken Sunday Dec. 1, 2013, Tomie dePaola poses with his artwork in his studio in New London, N.H. The beloved children's author and illustrator has died at the age of 85. DePaola delighted generations with tales of Strega Nona, the kindly and helpful old witch in Italy. His literary agent says dePaola died Monday from surgery complications after taking a bad fall last week. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

'Strega Nona' author Tomie dePaola is dead at age 85

Mar. 30, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

CONCORD, New Hampshire (AP) — Tomie dePaola, the prolific children's author and illustrator who delighted generations with tales of Strega Nona, the kindly and helpful old witch in Italy, died Monday at age 85. DePaola died at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, according to...

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For seniors, isolation changes life in varied, nuanced ways

Mar. 27, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

One remembers the polio epidemic and the hardships of World War II. One is stoic about it all — because, he says, he's already “here past the welcome.” A third, old enough to remember the aftermath of the 1918 flu epidemic, turns to her faith in challenging times. For older Americans, some...

In this March 19, 2020, photo, car tail lights streak under Christmas lights recently turned back on in Farmington, N.H. As the coronavirus spreads, holiday lights are going back up to provide a bit of emotional and actual brightness. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Enjoyable at a distance, holiday lights brighten dark times

Mar. 21, 2020 9:05 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — At a time of great uncertainty, even the seasons seem scrambled. Christmas lights in springtime? Wrapped around a tree trunk in Colorado, fashioned into a heart in Alabama and hung high over Main Street in a New Hampshire town, holiday lights are going back up. As the coronavirus...

This photo provided courtesy of the White family, shows U.S. Navy veteran Michael White, Thursday, March 19, 2020 in Mashhad, Iran. Two Americans imprisoned in the Middle East have been released. Iran has granted a medical furlough to U.S. Navy veteran Michael White as part of its efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus, and a Lebanese judge orderrs the release of Amer Fakhoury because more than 10 years had passed since the crimes he was accused of committing.  (Courtesy of the White Family via AP)

2 Americans imprisoned in Iran, Lebanon released

Mar. 19, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American jailed for months in Lebanon was released from custody Thursday, while a Navy veteran was granted medical furlough from an Iran prison as the country struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus, U.S. officials said. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Michael White,...

FILE - In this June 2016 file photo, provided by Guila Fakhoury, her father, Amer Fakhoury, holds his granddaughter, Kira, in King of Prussia, Penn. Lebanese Judicial officials said Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, that a military investigative judge has charged Amer Fakhoury, a Lebanese-American, with murder and torture of Lebanese citizens. The charges could carry a death sentence. Fakhoury allegedly committed the crimes during Israel's occupation of southern Lebanon. Fakhoury was detained after returning to his native Lebanon from the U.S. in September. He's also undergoing cancer treatment, and may not be able to stand trial. (Guila Fakhoury via AP, File)

Judge in Lebanon appeals order to release Lebanese-American

Mar. 17, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese military judge Tuesday appealed a verdict by the military tribunal that ordered the release of a Lebanese-American held since September on charges of working for an Israeli-backed militia two decades ago, state-run National News Agency said. Judge Ghassan Khoury asked the Military...

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2006 file photo, a Lebanese flag flies over Khiam prison, in the southern town of Khiam, Lebanon. On Monday March 16, 2020, Lebanon's official news agency said a military tribunal in Beirut has ordered the release of Fakhoury, a Lebanese-American who has been held in the country for nearly six months on charges of working at Khiam prison for an Israeli-backed militia two decades ago.  He was ordered released because more than 10 years had passed since he allegedly tortured prisoners.  (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser, File)

Lebanon military court orders Lebanese-American be released

Mar. 16, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A military tribunal in Beirut on Monday ordered the release of a Lebanese-American held in the country for nearly six months on charges of working for an Israeli-backed militia two decades ago, Lebanon's state-run news agency said. Amer Fakhoury was ordered released because more than 10...

FILE - In this April 16, 2012, file photo, Wellesley College students reach out to the runners passing by during the Boston Marathon in Wellesley, Mass. The 124th Boston Marathon is scheduled for Monday, April 20, 2020. Boston Marathon organizers say they're postponing the prestigious race until Sept. 14 because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Boston Marathon postponed until Sept. 14 amid virus concerns

Mar. 13, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon on Friday was postponed for five months due to the coronavirus pandemic, sacrificing the customary Patriots Day start in the hopes of preserving the uninterrupted 124-year tradition of the world's most prestigious long-distance run. In delaying the marathon from April 20...

Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi, left, fights for the ball with Arsenal's Bukayo Saka during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge stadium in London England, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Leila Coker)

4 top teams self-isolate, CL games off as virus hits soccer

Mar. 12, 2020 10:10 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Four of the world's leading soccer teams were in self-isolation Thursday as the sport grappled with a deepening virus outbreak that prompted the cancellation of Champions League matches for the first time, including the high-profile last-16 game between Manchester City and Real...

New refueling aircraft unable to refuel others in-flight

Mar. 12, 2020 3:36 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Officials say problems with a video system on the new Boeing refueling tankers are preventing them from performing their main mission of refueling other aircraft in flight. On the KC-46A refueling tanker, the person operating the fuel boom — essentially a fuel hose —...

FILE - This Jan. 28, 2020, photo shows the Sununu Youth Services Center in Manchester, N.H. On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald said his office is both expanding its investigation of sex abuse at the center, while dropping charges against two former workers accused of raping a teenage boy dozens of times in the 1990s. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Charges dropped as youth center abuse investigation widens

Mar. 11, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire attorney general's office said Wednesday it is dropping 82 rape charges against two former youth counselors in order to strengthen its expanded investigation into sex abuse at the state's youth detention center. Jeffrey Buskey, 53, of Boston, and Stephen Murphy, 50,...