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Hampton Beach guidelines passed, back-to-school talk starts

May. 14, 2020 8:24 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A task force approved guidance for reopening Hampton Beach on Thursday and another group started fall back-to-school discussions. Coronavirus-related developments in New Hampshire: BEACHES Guidance on walking, swimming and other activities at Hampton Beach were approved Thursday by a...

A horse grazes on new grass poking through the snow at Wedgewood Stables in Lanesborough, Mass., after a cold and snowy night on Saturday, May 9, 2020. Mother’s Day weekend got off to an unseasonably snowy start in areas of the Northeast thanks to the polar vortex. While Manhattan, Boston and many other coastal areas received only a few flakes, some higher elevation areas in northern New York and New England reported 9 inches or more. (Stephanie Zollshan/The Berkshire Eagle via AP)

Polar vortex brings rare May snow, low temps to US East

May. 11, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Mother’s Day weekend got off to an unseasonably snowy start in the Northeast on Saturday thanks to the polar vortex bringing cold air down from the north. Some higher elevation areas in northern New York and New England reported snowfall accumulations of up to 10 inches,...

A dusting of snow covers tree branches in Stowe, Vt., on Tuesday May 5, 2020. The National Weather Service predicted snow or rain showers Tuesday morning in parts of New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)

Polar vortex could bring rare May snow, low temps to US East

May. 8, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The northeastern U.S. is about to get a cold spring farewell from winter’s bad boy, the polar vortex, which could bring rare May snowfall and record-low temperatures to some areas over the Mother's Day weekend, forecasters say. Usually the polar vortex is a batch of cold air that stays...

A woman wearing a protective mask walks along the Esplanade, Friday, May 1, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Polar vortex could bring rare May snow, low temps to US East

May. 7, 2020 11:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The northeastern U.S. is about to get a cold spring farewell from winter’s bad boy, the polar vortex, which could bring rare May snowfall and record-low temperatures to some areas over the Mother's Day weekend, forecasters say. Usually the polar vortex is a batch of cold air that stays...

Democratic lawmaker resigns after tweet about Biden accuser

May. 2, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

A state legislator in New Hampshire resigned Saturday after he posted a tweet that dismissed sexual assault allegations against Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as unlikely because of the way women's bodies are constructed. Rep. Richard Komi, a Manchester Democrat, tweeted that a woman’s anatomy...

FILE - In this April 15, 2020, file photo, people keep their distance as they exercise outside of a closed La Jolla beach in San Diego. From Cape Cod to California, festivals are being canceled, businesses in tourist havens are looking at empty reservation books, and people who have been cooped up through a dismal spring are worrying summer will bring just more of the same. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Gloomy summer looms as pandemic cancels US festivals, trips

Apr. 28, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Thelma Uranga is sprucing up her back deck in Chicago, hoping to host some small gatherings to take the place of the summer’s usual neighborhood festivals built on music, food and time with friends. “People look forward to summer because winter tends to feel like an...

A worker passes public school buses parked at a depot in Manchester, N.H., Monday, April 27, 2020. New Hampshire public school children continue to be taught with remote learning, while buildings are closed to students through the end of the academic year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

New Hampshire expands testing; reopening guidelines coming

Apr. 27, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has set a new goal of testing 1,500 people a day for the coronavirus, and a task force studying how to reopen the economy is expected to start making recommendations by the end of the week. Developments in how the pandemic is affecting New Hampshire: ___ MORE TESTING: New...

In this Sept. 2018 photo, Joanne Mellady, right, poses with her sisters Jean Sinofsky, left, and Joyce Smith, center, at a Massachusetts beach on Cape Cod during a bike trek fundraiser for Alpha 1.org. Mellady, who received a double lung transplant in 2007, died of the coronavirus in March 2020. (Ed Sinofsky via AP)

Lives Lost: Virus fells double-lung transplant daredevil

Apr. 27, 2020 7:51 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Before her double-lung transplant, Joanne Mellady could barely put on a shirt without losing her breath. Afterwards, she barely stopped moving. Mellady, who died of the coronavirus in March, had a bucket list that made her family blush. Since getting her transplant in 2007, the widow and...

Clarence Shields, an Army veteran, pickets with a small group of activists from the American Federation of Government Employees local 424 and the National Association of Government Employees local R3-19 during the coronavirus pandemic, outside the Baltimore VA Medical Center, Wednesday, April 22, 2020, in Baltimore. The Department of Veterans Affairs is struggling with shortages of workers at its health care facilities as it cares for veterans infected with the novel coronavirus. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

VA medical facilities struggle to cope with the coronavirus

Apr. 23, 2020 11:30 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — As she treated patient after patient infected with the coronavirus at a Veterans Affairs medical center in New York City, Heather Espinal saw stark warning signs. So many nurses had called in sick, she said, that the Bronx facility was woefully understaffed. It lacked specially equipped rooms...

FILE - This combination of file photos provided by the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, shows the Spencer Dam near Spencer, Neb., in November 2013, top, when it was holding back water on the Niobrara River and again in March 2019, after the dam failed during a flood. The dam that collapsed under pressure from an icy flood had a history of unaddressed ice issues and had no formal emergency plan because regulators wrongly assumed that no one would die if it failed, according a report released Tuesday April, 21, 2020. (Nebraska Department of Natural Resources via AP)

Nebraska dam had history of ice woes before fatal failure

Apr. 21, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

A Nebraska dam that collapsed under pressure from an icy flood had a history of unaddressed ice problems and had no formal emergency plan because regulators wrongly assumed that no one would die if it failed, according a report released Tuesday. However, the investigation concluded there was nothing the dam's...