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Vermont floods raise concerns about future of state’s hundreds of aging dams
07-15-2024 9:47 AM

By MICHAEL CASEY

The latest flooding in Vermont has added fresh urgency to concerns about the hundreds of dams in the state, a third of which are more than a century old.This week’s deluge from the remnants of Hurricane Beryl wasn’t as bad for the hundreds of dams...

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Who is JD Vance? Things to know about Donald Trump’s pick for vice president
07-15-2024 6:31 PM

By JULIE CARR SMYTH

Former President Donald Trump on Monday chose U.S. Sen. JD Vance of Ohio to be his running mate as he looks to return to the White House.Here are some things to know about Vance, a 39-year-old Republican now in his first term in the Senate:Vance rose...


Federal judge dismisses Trump classified documents case over concerns with prosecutor’s appointment
07-15-2024 1:10 PM

By ERIC TUCKER

The federal judge presiding over the classified documents case against former President Donald Trump in Florida dismissed the prosecution on Monday, siding with defense lawyers who said the special counsel who filed the charges was illegally appointed...


Trump calls for unity after attempted assassination
07-14-2024 9:02 AM

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, JILL COLVIN, COLLEEN LONG, MICHAEL BALSAMO, ERIC TUCKER and MICHELLE L. PRICE

BUTLER, Pa. — On the heels of an apparent attempt to kill him, former President Donald Trump called Sunday for unity and resilience as shocked leaders across the political divide recoiled from the shooting that left him injured but “fine” and the...


‘Fentanyl robbery gang’ tied to NH, prosecutors say
07-12-2024 5:04 PM

By BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI

A group of gang members who trafficked drugs and guns and used dating websites to connect with people interested in hiring prostitutes were responsible for a series of robberies that led to four deaths, federal prosecutors said Friday.Dubbed the...


Disaster revisits Vermont as Beryl’s remnants flood the state a year after catastrophic rainfall
07-12-2024 10:51 AM

By LISA RATHKE

PLAINFIELD, Vt. — The remnants of Hurricane Beryl dumped heavy rain on Vermont, washing away much of an apartment building, knocking out bridges and cutting off towns, and retraumatizing a state still recovering from catastrophic floods that hit a...


Their Vermont homes were inundated by extreme flooding. A year later, they still struggle to recover
07-11-2024 11:07 AM

By LISA RATHKE

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A year after catastrophic flooding inundated parts of Vermont, Lisa Edson Neveu and her two teenage sons still live in their flood-wracked home, despite unrepaired damage that festers like an open wound: torn-out walls and...


Gavin Newsom works to bolster Biden in a swing-state tour that could boost both their ambitions
07-09-2024 5:55 PM

By STEVE PEOPLES and HOLLY RAMER

HOOKSETT, N.H. — For years, Gavin Newsom stayed far away from New Hampshire by design.The ambitious California governor understood that any visit to a bastion of presidential politics would fuel speculation that he might be eyeing President Joe...


Karen Read’s defense team says jurors were unanimous on acquitting her of murder
07-08-2024 2:12 PM

By MICHAEL CASEY

Jurors in the trial of Karen Read unanimously concluded she was not guilty of murder or of leaving the scene of a deadly accident, and were deadlocked on only the remaining manslaughter charge before the judge abruptly declared a mistrial, her defense...


Karen Read’s deadlocked jury leads to mistrial in Boston police officer boyfriend’s death
07-01-2024 2:59 PM

By MICHAEL CASEY

A judge declared a mistrial Monday after jurors deadlocked in the case of Karen Read, a woman accused of killing her Boston police officer boyfriend by striking him with her SUV and leaving him in a snowstorm, a case that drew outsize attention thanks...


Jury reaches impasse; judge sends them back
06-28-2024 1:00 PM

By NICK PERRY

DEDHAM, Mass. — Jurors in the Karen Read trial told the judge on Friday that they’ve been unable to reach a unanimous verdict, but the judge sent them back for more deliberations.“I am writing to inform you on behalf of the jury that despite our...


New Hampshire teacher who helped student with abortion gets license restored after filing lawsuit
06-28-2024 12:42 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire Department of Education has restored a teacher’s credentials days after she sued, alleging officials had mispresented her involvement in a student’s abortion.The teacher, identified only as Jane Doe in her lawsuit...


‘Oh, Joe.’ Debate-watchers in both camps agree: Biden had a bad night
06-28-2024 10:11 AM

By CALVIN WOODWARD

WASHINGTON — “Oh, Joe.”That gasp, from patrons at a Chicago bar when President Joe Biden first stumbled verbally in his debate with Donald Trump, spoke for a lot of Americans on Thursday night.In watch parties, bars, a bowling alley and other venues...


A halting Biden tries to confront Trump at debate but sparks Democratic anxiety about his candidacy
06-28-2024 10:03 AM

By ZEKE MILLER, MICHELLE L. PRICE, WILL WEISSERT, BILL BARROW and DARLENE SUPERVILLE

A raspy and sometimes halting President Joe Biden tried repeatedly to confront Donald Trump in their first debate ahead of the November election, as his Republican rival countered Biden’s criticism by leaning into falsehoods about the economy, illegal...


New Hampshire teacher says student she drove to abortion clinic was 18, denies law was broken
06-27-2024 3:20 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

A private school teacher who says she was fired after driving an 18-year-old student to get an abortion is suing New Hampshire’s Department of Education and officials she says falsely suggested she circumvented state law.New Hampshire law requires...


Karen Read jury must decide: Deadly romance or police corruption? Jurors must decide
06-26-2024 8:56 AM

By MICHAEL CASEY

DEDHAM, Mass. — The fate of Karen Read is in the hands of jurors who must decide whether she ended a rocky romance by fatally striking her boyfriend with her SUV after a night of heavy drinking or is a victim of a law enforcement cover-up aimed at...


$38 million or $475,000? Dispute continues over NH youth detention center abuse verdict
06-25-2024 8:33 AM

BY HOLLY RAMER

BRENTWOOD, N.H. — Both sides in a landmark trial over abuse at New Hampshire’s youth detention center returned to the courtroom Monday, seven weeks after jurors delivered what remains an unsettled verdict.A jury awarded $38 million to David Meehan in...


Survivors of New Hampshire motorcycle crash that killed 7 urge a judge to keep trucker off the road
06-20-2024 8:06 AM

By MICHAEL CASEY

Relatives and friends of seven motorcyclists who died in a 2019 crash urged New Hampshire officials Wednesday not to allow the trucker back on the state’s roadways.A jury in 2022 found Volodymyr Zhukovskyy not guilty of multiple manslaughter and...


Undersea explorers mark a tragic day. Things to know about the Titan disaster anniversary
06-18-2024 12:54 PM

By PATRICK WHITTLE and HOLLY RAMER

PORTLAND, Maine — A year after an experimental submersible imploded en route to the Titanic, unanswered questions linger — with no immediate answers.Tuesday marks one year since the Titan vanished on its way to the historic wreckage site. After a...


7 shot when gunfire erupts at a pop-up party in Massachusetts
06-17-2024 8:01 AM

METHUEN, Mass. — Seven people were shot and wounded, and an eighth was hurt while running away when gunfire erupted at a large gathering of young people in Methuen, Massachusetts, authorities said Sunday.The gunfire began just before 2 a.m. after...


President’s son, Hunter Biden, is convicted of all 3 felonies in federal gun trial
06-12-2024 9:35 AM

By RANDALL CHASE, CLAUDIA LAUER, MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, COLLEEN LONG and ALANNA DURKIN RICHER

WILMINGTON, Del. — Hunter Biden was convicted Tuesday of all three felony charges related to the purchase of a revolver in 2018 when, prosecutors argued, the president’s son lied on a mandatory gun-purchase form by saying he was not illegally using or...

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