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68 dead, 4 missing after plane crashes in Nepal resort town
01-15-2023 3:20 PM

By UPENDRA MAN SINGH, SHEIKH SAALIQ and ANISH BHATTARAI

POKHARA, Nepal — A plane making a 27-minute flight to a Nepal tourist town crashed into a gorge Sunday while attempting to land at a newly opened airport, killing at least 68 of the 72 people aboard. At least one witness reported hearing cries for...


2022 was fifth or sixth warmest on record as Earth heats up
01-15-2023 11:41 AM

By SETH BORENSTEIN

Earth’s fever persisted last year, not quite spiking to a record high but still in the top five or six warmest on record, government agencies reported Thursday.But expect record-shattering hot years soon, likely in the next couple years because of...


New Hampshire considers mandating cursive, communism history
01-13-2023 7:13 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

Communism and cursive would be part of the mandatory curriculum in New Hampshire schools under a pair of bills harking back to bygone eras of history and handwriting.The House Education Committee held public hearings Wednesday on Republican bills to...


Pam Smart case getaway driver denied parole supervision end
01-12-2023 10:22 AM

By KATHY McCORMACK

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A judge denied a request to end parole supervision for the getaway driver in the case of a former New Hampshire high school employee who was convicted of recruiting her teenage lover to kill her husband more than 30 years ago,...


Maine issues plan for sports betting
01-11-2023 6:39 PM

By DAVID SHARP

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine launched the formal process of instituting sports betting Wednesday by releasing proposed rules, but it will be months before the first wagers are placed, officials said.The law adopted by state lawmakers went into effect in...


Man arrested in case of birth in woods
01-11-2023 4:11 PM

By KATHY McCORMACK

A second arrest was made in the case of the daughter of a MLB Hall of Fame pitcher who gave birth in the woods and was accused of misleading New Hampshire police about the newborn’s location, authorities said Wednesday.In a police affidavit, the...


Court weighs tossing bomber’s death sentence
01-11-2023 1:47 PM

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s attorney urged a federal appeals court Tuesday to throw out the 29-year-old’s death sentence because of juror misconduct claims just months after it was revived by the nation’s highest...


Police dig through trash for clues in woman’s disappearance
01-10-2023 7:16 PM

Investigators will inspect several items they found at a Boston-area trash processing facility to determine if they are connected to the disappearance of a Massachusetts woman, authorities said Tuesday.Police combed through trash at the Peabody...


Power plants fined $39M for coming up short on Christmas Eve
01-10-2023 5:24 PM

By DAVID SHARP

PORTLAND, Maine — As New Englanders celebrated Christmas Eve, the power grid operator came closer to ordering rolling blackouts than it had in more than four years as several power plants failed to deliver on reserve capacity.ISO New England imposed...


Woman found dead more than 50 years ago ID’d through DNA, police seek leads
01-09-2023 3:44 PM

By KATHY McCORMACK

Investigators have identified the body of a woman found over 50 years ago in New Hampshire as a Massachusetts resident who was supposed to see her family off at the airport as they prepared to move to Texas, but never showed up.Forensic testing and...


Vermont seeks federal damage assessment from storm, outages
01-06-2023 4:05 PM

Vermont has requested a federal damage assessment to see if the state qualifies for a federal major disaster declaration from last month’s storm that caused tens of thousands of power outages and other damage. Vermont Emergency Management Director...


Confident Sununu calls for cooperation, local control
01-05-2023 6:48 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

Republican Gov. Chris Sununu was sworn in for a fourth term Thursday, exuding confidence and calling for increased cooperation, civic engagement and local control.Sununu defeated Democrat Tom Sherman in November, becoming only the second governor in...


Panel: Plan can rebuild cod stock
01-05-2023 3:03 PM

By PATRICK WHITTLE

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal ocean regulators say a new fishing plan has a chance to rebuild the New England cod stock, which is a goal even many commercial fishermen have long regarded as far fetched.Atlantic cod were once a cornerstone of the New...


NH political leaders want Democratic Party to call off attack on first-in-the-nation primary
01-05-2023 1:49 PM

By WILL WEISSERT

New Hampshire Democrats on Thursday asked the national party not to “punish” them while overhauling its 2024 presidential primary calendar, arguing that implementing the proposed shakeup may amount to a “poison pill” against their state's traditional...


Faithful mourn Benedict XVI at funeral presided over by pope
01-05-2023 11:54 AM

By NICOLE WINFIELD, GIADA ZAMPANO and FRANCES D’EMILIO

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis joined tens of thousands of faithful in bidding farewell to Benedict XVI at a rare requiem Mass Thursday for a dead pope presided over by a living one, ending an unprecedented decade for the Catholic Church that was sparked...


Massachusetts, Maine to partner on large inland wind farm
01-04-2023 1:07 PM

By PATRICK WHITTLE

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Massachusetts intends to finance up to 40% of a wind power project in far northern Maine, potentially giving the state the partner it needs to make the project a reality.The partnership comes as states in the Northeast are...


Idaho slayings suspect agrees to extradition to face charges
01-03-2023 7:47 PM

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM and REBECCA BOONE

STROUDSBURG, Pa. — A criminology graduate student accused of the November slayings of four University of Idaho students agreed Tuesday to be extradited from Pennsylvania, where he was arrested last week, to face charges in Idaho.Bryan Kohberger, a...


Could trawler cams help save world’s dwindling fish stocks?
01-03-2023 7:34 PM

By JOSHUA GOODMAN

For years, Mark Hager’s job as an observer aboard New England fishing boats made him a marked man, seen as a meddling cop on the ocean, counting and scrutinizing every cod, haddock and flounder to help set crucial quotas.On one particularly perilous...


McCarthy fails in marathon votes for speaker, House adjourns
01-03-2023 7:06 PM

By LISA MASCARO, FARNOUSH AMIRI and KEVIN FREKING

WASHINGTON — Failing to elect party leader Kevin McCarthy as the new speaker of the House, Republicans adjourned in disarray Tuesday night, ending a raucous first day of the new Congress but hoping to somehow regroup on Wednesday from his historic...


Fenway Park transforms for NHL’s 14th annual Winter Classic
01-02-2023 4:44 PM

By KEN POWTAK

BOSTON (AP) — Fenway Park, the majors’ oldest active ballpark, was transformed into an outdoor hockey arena for the NHL’s 14th annual Winter Classic on Monday afternoon.With the logos of the two teams — the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins —...

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