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2 years 2 weeks ago

Obama-Romney race is focused on 7 states

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - With the Republican convention beginning tomorrow and the Democrats kicking off a week later, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are still looking to lock up states that could get them to the 270 electoral votes needed to win in November. An Associated Press analysis of...

2 years 10 months ago

Negative ads mix with holiday cheer in Iowa

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Iowa residents flipping their TV channels this season aren't finding a whole lot of Christmas cheer. A barrage of negative campaign ads is flooding the airwaves, with ghoulish images of Newt Gingrich and Nancy Pelosi crowding Santa and doomsday music drowning out holiday song. Mitt Romney...

3 years 2 months ago

Cycling veteran wins race up Mount Washington

PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) - Cycling veteran Ned Overend has won the annual Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb. Overend, of Durango, Colo., celebrated his 56th birthday by winning Saturday's race to the 6,288-foot summit of the highest peak in the Northeast. His time was 55 minutes, three seconds....

3 years 2 months ago

Protesters greet GOP candidate Perry in NH

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - Presidential hopeful Rick Perry got his first brush with New Hampshire protesters. Democratic protesters waved signs and chanted "Go Back To Texas" outside Popovers Bakery & CafDe on Thursday morning as the newcomer to the Republican presidential field tried to meet voters. It was the first...

3 years 2 months ago

Body of missing girl found

STEWARTSTOWN, N.H. (AP) - Investigators hope an autopsy on an 11-year-old New Hampshire girl sheds more light on her disappearance and death. An autopsy on Celina Cass of Stewartstown is scheduled for Tuesday. Celina's body was recovered from the Connecticut River on Monday about a week after the...

3 years 3 months ago

Perry may 'shake up' GOP field

EXETER, N.H. (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling influential Republicans in early voting New Hampshire and Iowa, the latest indication that he's seriously considering a presidential run. New Hampshire Senate President Peter Bragdon tells The Associated Press that Perry called him over the weekend to gauge his...

3 years 7 months ago

Owners to discuss sale of NH 1st ballots hotel

DIXVILLE, N.H. (AP) - The owner of the New Hampshire hotel where the first-in-the-nation presidential primary ballots are cast is making an announcement about its pending sale. The 150-year-old-plus Balsams Grand Resort in Dixville Notch was put up for sale in July. The Tillotson family has owned the northern...

4 years 1 day ago

Gay marriage notices denied

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's largest newspaper is defending its decision to refuse to publish marriage notices for gay couples. New Hampshire is one of five states to have legalized gay marriage. Two men getting married in Portsmouth on Saturday wanted to publish a marriage notice in the...

4 years 3 months ago

Dead jellyfish stings dozens of beachgoers

New Hampshire authorities say about 100 people have been stung by a large dead jellyfish that broke into pieces at a state park beach, and nine children were treated at a hospital. Wallis Sands State Park Manager Ken Loughlin says lifeguards spotted the jellyfish, which he described as the...

4 years 7 months ago

Woman believed oldest in America dies

A New Hampshire woman certified as the oldest person living in the United States has died. Mary Josephine Ray died Sunday at a Westmoreland nursing home at 114 years and 294 days old. Katherine Ray said Monday that her grandmother remained spry until about two weeks before her...

4 years 8 months ago

New Hampshire loses strongest wind gust title

New Hampshire's Mount Washington has lost its distinction as the site of the fastest wind gust ever recorded on Earth, officials at the Mount Washington Observatory conceded on Tuesday. The concession came three days after the World Meteorological Organization posted a snippet on its Web site saying a panel...

4 years 9 months ago

More California Chihuahuas headed to Colorado

More unwanted Chihuahuas from California are coming to Colorado. Hollywood has helped popularize the dogs through movies like "Legally Blonde," but now many are being left in shelters in California. Dermatologist Leslie Capin is sponsoring three flights to bring dozens of Chihuahuas from California to Colorado. The first shipment of...

4 years 10 months ago

Colorado tops nation in Do Not Call registry

Colorado tops the nation in participation in the Do Not Call Registry. Attorney General John Suthers says that a new report by the Federal Trade Commission shows Colorado has the highest participation rate. More than 3.8 million people in Colorado has registered their phone numbers with the program as of...

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