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Court rejects appeal of man convicted of planning murder

Feb. 18, 2020 11:07 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a man serving 43 years in prison for orchestrating the murder of someone he mistakenly believed was a police informant. The court agreed in its decision Friday that jurors should not have heard testimony that Paulson Papillon...

Poetry Out Loud semi-finals to start soon

Feb. 18, 2020 6:00 AM EST

Students from 40 New Hampshire high schools and school groups will convene to compete in the semi-final round of this year's Poetry Out Loud contest. Now in its 15th year, Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that uses the study of great poetry to help students master public speaking skills,...

New Hampshire getting $8.6M in public housing funds

Feb. 17, 2020 3:47 PM EST

New Hampshire is getting more than $8.6 million for public housing authorities to modernize housing for families and seniors. The funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development is part of $2.7 billion being awarded nationally. Housing authorities use the funding to complete large-scale...

New Hampshire institute to lead biotech 'foundry'

Feb. 17, 2020 10:50 AM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has been chosen as the site of a new public-private partnership focused on biotechnology. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is launching the nation's first Foundry for American Biotechnology in Manchester, led by inventor Dean Kamen's Advanced...

Currier exhibit celebrates life, work of its first director

Feb. 17, 2020 7:54 AM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A new exhibition at The Currier Museum of Art focuses on the watercolor and oil paintings of its first director. Maud Briggs Knowlton was a lifelong Manchester, New Hampshire, resident, with deep ties to Monhegan Island off the coast of Maine. “A Life Made in Art: Maud...

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2019, file photo Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a town hall meeting at the Carson City Convention Center in Carson City, Nev. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)

The Latest: Sanders claims Bloomberg will not excite voters

Feb. 16, 2020 1:08 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders laced into billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a Democratic Party dinner in Las Vegas while Bloomberg was campaigning in Virginia. Sanders rattled off a list of...

Police search for man convicted as accomplice in 1997 murder

Feb. 15, 2020 8:33 AM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Police in Manchester are searching for a man convicted as an accomplice in a 1997 murder of an Epsom police officer who they say walked away from a sober house last weekend. Police issued an arrest warrant for 40-year-old Kevin Paul, who has been out on parole since late last year,...

Gina Hammett, of Hinsdale, N.H., leaves the Millstream Community Center, in Hinsdale, after casting her vote in the New Hampshire presidential primary elections, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

AP VoteCast: Young, liberal voters key to Sanders’ NH win

Feb. 12, 2020 12:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders won the young, the liberal and the disaffected in New Hampshire. Their votes were enough to deliver him a victory in Tuesday's Democratic primary, while Pete Buttigieg earned a slight edge among more moderate and conservative voters, with Amy Klobuchar close behind. The New...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., with his wife Jane O'Meara Sanders, arrives to speak to supporters at a primary night election rally in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Sanders edges Buttigieg in NH, giving Dems 2 front-runners

Feb. 12, 2020 6:18 AM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s presidential primary, edging moderate rival Pete Buttigieg and scoring the first clear victory in the Democratic Party’s chaotic 2020 nomination fight. In his Tuesday night win, the 78-year-old Sanders, a self-described democratic...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., with his wife Jane O'Meara Sanders, speaks to supporters at a primary night election rally in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The Latest: Top Nevada union warns about Sanders, Warren

Feb. 12, 2020 12:19 AM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic presidential contest and the New Hampshire primary (all times local): 12:15 a.m. Wednesday Nevada's most influential union is sending a warning over the heath care stances of the two most progressive Democratic contenders, including the current...