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FILE - This undated booking file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows Christopher Cantwell, of New Hampshire. Cantewell was to be arraigned Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Concord, N.H., on federal charges of threatening to harm the wife of a person with whom he was having a dispute in June 2019. (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)

Leading white nationalist pleads not guilty to making threat

Jan. 23, 2020 4:05 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A leading white nationalist pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges that he threatened to rape the wife of a person with whom he was having a dispute. Christopher Cantwell, a New Hampshire resident who rose to prominence in 2017 after a violent rally in Charlottesville,...

In this Friday, April 5, 2019 photo, former St. Paul's student Ben Baker confers with his lawyer after his arraignment and bail hearing at Merrimack Superior Court in Concord, N.H. A mistrial was declared in the case of Baker, who had been accused of sexually assaulting two children on the campus of St. Paul's school in New Hampshire in the 1970s.  Baker, of Falls Church, Virginia, was arrested in February 2019 and charged with being a fugitive after Concord police issued a warrant charging him with a dozen sex crimes, including aggravated sexual assault.  (Geoff Forester/The Concord Monitor via AP)

Report: Policy can be improved at school with abuse history

Jan. 16, 2020 7:08 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire prep school rocked by sexual abuse claims is doing a better job of addressing complaints but should improve its policies around investigating a crime and assisting victims, according to a report released by the attorney general’s office Thursday. The report done...

Darkening skies surround the Oktibbeha County Lake near Starkville, Miss., Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. The rain-swollen lake is keeping heavy pressure on a dam that is in danger of failing, state and local officials said Wednesday. A breach would affect an estimated 130 properties and nine highways. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Pressure building on rural north Mississippi dam

Jan. 15, 2020 6:58 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Authorities worked to lower the level of a rain-swollen lake in rural north Mississippi on Wednesday, hoping to avoid the failure of a dam amid forecasts of more rain. An inspection of the earthen dam in Oktibbeha County on Tuesday led to warnings that it was in danger of failing...

County officials work on the Oktibbeha County Lake Dam, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, near Starkville, Miss., after County Engineer Clyde Pritchard warned the dam's failure was imminent. Emergency management officials in one Mississippi county say heavy rains could cause a failure in the dam at Oktibbeha County Lake and they're urging residents near there to evacuate as a precaution. (Brad Robertson/The Starkville Daily News via AP)

Officials: Dam at Mississippi lake could soon fail

Jan. 14, 2020 6:54 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Heavy rains could cause the failure of a dam in a rural northeastern Mississippi county as officials on Tuesday urged residents to evacuate as a precaution. Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Agency Director Kristen Campanella said the county engineer had inspected the...

Rhode Island trooper returns to work after suing superiors

Jan. 8, 2020 2:19 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island State Police trooper who accused his superiors in a lawsuit of pressuring him to alter a job applicant's background report returned to work, officials said. Lt. Michael Casey returned to full duty on Monday after about 15 months of paid sick leave, Col. James Manni...

In this Oct. 29, 2019 photo, University of New Hampshire scientists monitor the health of seagrass in the Great Bay in Durham, N.H. On Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, federal officials announced a plan to reduce pollution in Great Bay, which calls for a dozen communities ringing the bay to reduce the amounts of nitrogen going into one of the largest estuaries in the Northeast. (AP Photo/Michael Casey)

Officials unveil plan to clean up Northeast's Great Bay

Jan. 7, 2020 5:49 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Federal officials announced a plan Tuesday to reduce pollution in one of the largest estuaries in the Northeast. In the draft Clean Water Permit for the Great Bay in New Hampshire, the Environmental Protection Agency calls for a dozen communities that ring the bay to reduce the...

In this Dec. 26, 2019, photo, Benedictine monks of Saint Anselm Abbey celebrate mass in Manchester, New Hampshire. Monks at a Catholic college in New Hampshire have gone to court in a dispute with the school's board of trustees over an effort to limit their power. The two sides were in Hillsborough Superior Court on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, over the lawsuit filed against the Saint Anselm College board last year. The unusual clash was set in motion when the board moved to take away the monks' ability to amend the school's bylaws. (AP Photo/Michael Casey)

Monks at Saint Anselm clash with college board over power

Jan. 6, 2020 6:58 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Monks at a Catholic college in New Hampshire faced off in court Monday against the school's board of trustees in a dispute over an effort to limit the the monks' power — a move some worry could lead to increased secularization. A judge heard motions in Hillsborough Superior...

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick talks to patrons at The Works Cafe in Concord, N.H. Patrick is running an unorthodox campaign with just over a month until the Democratic presidential primaries start. (AP Photo/ Cheryl Senter, File)

Deval Patrick hopes 'magic' can make up for late 2020 start

Dec. 31, 2019 1:10 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Over a year ago, Woody Kaplan, a major Democratic donor and longtime Deval Patrick supporter, helped the former governor plan his potential presidential bid. “The game plan was really simple: Put him in one living room in each of the 99 counties in Iowa, and those people would...

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu places the first legal sports wagering bet on his mobile phone for the New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl at a sports bar in Manchester, N.H., Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. New Hampshire, who partnered with DraftKings, is the second New England state to approve sports wagering. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

New Hampshire becomes latest state to offer sports betting

Dec. 30, 2019 6:05 PM EST

New Hampshire became the second New England state to offer sports betting on Monday, with Republican Gov. Chris Sununu placing the first bet on the New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl. The $82 bet on his phone at a sports bar in Manchester kicks off sports betting online and on mobile devices after the...

In this undated photo provided by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, a winter skate rests among seagrass at a monitoring site in the sound off shore from Salem, Mass. Seagrass meadows, found in coastlines all coastal areas around the world except Antarctica's shores, are among the most poorly protected but widespread coastal habitats in the world. Studies have found more than 70 species of seagrass that can reduce erosion and improve water quality, while providing food and shelter for sea creatures. (Tay Evans/Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries via AP)

Scientists struggle to save seagrass from coastal pollution

Dec. 23, 2019 4:15 PM EST

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Peering over the side of his skiff anchored in the middle of New Hampshire’s Great Bay, Fred Short liked what he saw. Just below the surface, the 69-year-old marine ecologist noticed beds of bright green seagrass swaying in the waist-deep water. It was the latest sign that...