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Trump says his criminal indictments boosted his appeal to Black voters
02-24-2024 12:47 PM

By MATT BROWN

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Former President Donald Trump claimed Friday that his four criminal indictments have boosted his support among Black Americans because they see him as a victim of discrimination, comparing his legal jeopardy to the historic legacy of...

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Magician says political consultant hired him to create AI robocall ahead of NH primary
02-23-2024 3:51 PM

By HOLLY RAMER and KEVIN McGILL

A New Orleans magician said Friday that a Democratic consultant who worked for Dean Phillips’ presidential campaign hired him to create the audio for what authorities have said may be the first known attempt to use artificial intelligence to interfere...


What to know about the Harmony Montgomery murder case
02-23-2024 11:16 AM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD, N.H. — A New Hampshire man faces up to life in prison after being convicted Thursday of killing his 5-year-old daughter then hiding her body for months before disposing of it.Adam Montgomery, who did not attend his two-week trial in...


Dreaming of summer peaches?
02-22-2024 3:46 PM

By JESSICA DAMIANO

I planted my first peach tree last June, five months before Pantone named Peach Fuzz the 2024 color of the year. How serendipitous!Today peachy tones are showing up everywhere, from TV backdrops to home furnishings, clothing and brand logos. But for...


NH House rejects allowing voluntary waiver of gun ownership rights
02-22-2024 2:14 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire House on Thursday narrowly rejected creating a process by which people could voluntarily prohibit themselves from buying guns.Three other states — Utah, Virginia and Washington — already allow people to voluntarily...


Adam Montgomery convicted of killing five-year-old daughter Harmony
02-22-2024 2:05 PM

By KATHY McCORMACK

Adam Montgomery was convicted of second-degree murder by a jury Thursday in the death of his 5-year-old daughter, who police believe was killed nearly two years before she was reported missing in 2021 and whose body was never found.Montgomery, 34, did...


Adam Montgomery convicted of killing Harmony, his five-year-old daughter
02-22-2024 2:00 PM

By KATHY McCORMACK

Adam Montgomery was convicted of second-degree murder by a jury Thursday in the death of his 5-year-old daughter, who police believe was killed nearly two years before she was reported missing in 2021 and whose body was never found.Montgomery, 34, did...


NH rejects pardon hearing request in case linked to death penalty repeal
02-21-2024 4:36 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD, N.H. — The Executive Council rejected a request for a pardon hearing Wednesday in a murder case that helped drive the successful push to repeal New Hampshire’s death penalty.The five-member panel voted unanimously without debate to deny the...


Jury starts deliberating in trial of NH man accused of killing daughter, 5
02-21-2024 3:58 PM

By KATHY McCORMACK

CONCORD, N.H. — A prosecutor said Wednesday that a New Hampshire man accused of killing his 5-year-old daughter treated her like a thing he’d broken and needed to throw away. But his lawyer said he wasn’t guilty of her death though he made terrible...


Unprepared NH hiker grateful for 11-person rescue operation
02-21-2024 7:21 AM

By NICK PERRY

MEREDITH, New Hampshire — As temperatures plunged on Mount Washington and ferocious winds made it near impossible to see, hiker Cole Matthes began to drift away from the trail. Then he hit a patch of snow-covered ice and slid hundreds of feet down a...


Right-hander Liam Hendriks signs 2-year deal with Red Sox
02-20-2024 3:38 PM

By KEN POWTAK

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Liam Hendriks grew up watching the Boston Red Sox a lot in Australia. He’s happy he’ll finally get a chance to pitch for them.The Red Sox announced Tuesday morning that they signed the 35-year-old free agent right-hander to a...


Man on trial in killing of 5-year-old daughter said he hated her ‘right to his core,’ friend says
02-20-2024 3:24 PM

By KATHY McCORMACK

CONCORD, N.H. — A New Hampshire man accused of killing his 5-year-old daughter said he hated the girl “right to his core” because she reminded him of her mother, a friend of his testified Tuesday.Rebecca Maines, who is in prison for a parole...


Former Marine to challenge Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren
02-20-2024 12:31 PM

By STEVE LeBLANC

BOSTON — Republican John Deaton, a former U.S. Marine and cryptocurrency attorney, announced Monday that he is challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren as she runs for her third term in office.Deaton, who was born in Detroit and recently...


FAFSA delays cause frustration
02-19-2024 12:17 PM

By ADRIANA MORGA

NEW YORK— For many students, the excitement of being accepted into their first-choice college is being tempered this year by a troublesome uncertainty over whether they’ll get the financial aid they need to attend.The financial aid decisions that...


Alexei Navalny, Putin’s fiercest foe, dies in prison
02-16-2024 2:19 PM

By JIM HEINTZ, DASHA LITVINOVA and EMMA BURROWS

Alexei Navalny, who crusaded against official corruption and staged massive anti-Kremlin protests as President Vladimir Putin’s fiercest foe, died Friday in the Arctic penal colony where he was serving a 19-year sentence, Russia’s prison agency said....


It’s time for Northeast to prep for floods like those that hit this winter. Climate change is why
02-16-2024 1:42 PM

By PATRICK WHITTLE

PORTLAND, Maine — After back-to-back storms lashed the Northeast in January, rental properties Haim Levy owns in coastal Hampton, New Hampshire, were hammered by nearly two feet of water, resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage and...


Environmental groups sue to force government to finalize ship speed rules that protect rare whales
02-15-2024 6:16 PM

By PATRICK WHITTLE

PORTLAND, Maine — A coalition of environmental groups has sued the federal government to try to force the finalization of ship speed rules that the groups say are critically important to save a vanishing species of whale.The proposed ship speed rules...


Senate rejects enshrining abortion rights in the state constitution
02-15-2024 6:14 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

Another attempt to enshrine abortion rights in the New Hampshire Constitution failed Thursday, this time in the Senate.State law prohibits abortion after 24 weeks of pregnancy except when the mother’s health or life is in danger or there is a fatal...


Pond hockey in New Hampshire brightens winter for hundreds. But climate change threatens the sport
02-14-2024 1:14 PM

By NICK PERRY

Every winter, Pete Kibble and the guys he plays social hockey with in Massachusetts make the trek up to New Hampshire to play in an outdoor tournament many believe embodies the sport in its purest form.They are among the 2,200 players who descend on...


Lawmaker seeks official pronunciation of ‘Concord’
02-13-2024 5:03 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

I came. I saw. I Concord.A New Hampshire lawmaker wants to amend state law to include an official pronunciation of the capital city, one of many communities called Concord across the country. While North Carolinians pronounce the second syllable so it...


Boy critically injured in Texas megachurch shooting is son of suspect in attack, police say
02-12-2024 4:30 PM

By JUAN LOZANO, ACACIA CORONADO AND JIM VERTUNO

HOUSTON — The young boy who was critically injured in a shooting at a Texas megachurch on Sunday was the son of the shooter, authorities said Monday.Police identified the shooter as 36-year-old Genesse Ivonne Moreno, and said at a news conference that...

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