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A worker cleans and sanitizes a pump at the Speedway gas station in Concord, N.H., Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Speedway announced on their website that they would increase the frequency of cleaning commonly touched surfaces at their stores due to the coronavirus outbreak. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

New Hampshire gets $147 million in latest virus aid package

Mar. 31, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is getting more federal aid and liquor store workers are getting a raise as the state responds to the spread of the new coronavirus. The latest developments in New Hampshire: ___ RELIEF AID New Hampshire is getting an additional $147 million from the massive coronavirus...

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., arrives for a meeting to discuss the coronavirus relief bill on Capitol Hill, Friday, March 20, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

New Hampshire to get at least $1.25B in virus relief package

Mar. 27, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is expected to receive at least $1.25 billion in support from the federal coronavirus relief package and is making more safety adjustments to slow the spread of the virus. More on developments in the state: ___ STIMULUS PACKAGE New Hampshire is poised to receive at least...

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., arrives for a meeting to discuss the coronavirus relief bill on Capitol Hill, Friday, March 20, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

New Hampshire orders nonessential businesses to close

Mar. 26, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's governor on Thursday announced a series of measures to further tackle the coronavirus outbreak, including requiring nonessential businesses to close and telling residents to stay home. More on developments in the state: ___ NONESSENTIAL BUSINESS TO CLOSE Republican...

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu announces a series of emergency orders on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Concord, N.H., in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The orders create immediate access to unemployment benefits for residents unable to work or facing reduced hours due to the new coronavirus pandemic. He also took steps to protect people from being evicted or having utilities shut off in the next few weeks. (AP photo/Holly Ramer)

New Hampshire officials urge medical supply distribution

Mar. 21, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's governor and the four members of its congressional delegation are urging President Donald Trump to take additional action to get critical medical supplies to the state. In a letter they made public Saturday, Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, Democratic Sens. Maggie Hassan...

N.H. to receive $28M in federal funding for opioid crisis

Mar. 21, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire will over just $28 million in federal funds to support the substance abuse crisis, according to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan. The senators announced Friday that the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will provide State Opioid...

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,...

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says US citizen freed from Lebanon, where he had faced decades-old murder, torture charges

Mar. 19, 2020 10:20 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says US citizen freed from Lebanon, where he had faced decades-old murder, torture charges.

Nowhere to go

Mar. 17, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A thunderous man now living a rather gentle existence, Eric Mansfield stood inside his small, dorm-style room at the homeless shelter ahead of Thanksgiving. On his twin bed, dressed by a royal blue blanket, lay a large sketchbook. His drug court certificates earned thus far were...

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...