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Trauma expert: Kidnapping victim can thrive

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Despite the grim picture painted by court documents, a trauma expert says there's every reason to believe a New Hampshire teenager who was kidnapped, imprisoned and sexually assaulted for nine months will recover and thrive.

Today at 07:37AM
Patriots-Jets Capsule

NEW ENGLAND (11-3) at NEW YORK JETS (3-11)

Today at 04:37AM
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard hiring 715 workers

KITTERY, Maine (AP) - Portsmouth Naval Shipyard has begun hiring more than 700 workers to deal with an increase in work as the Navy aims to reduce maintenance delays on its fleet of nuclear submarines, officials said Thursday.

Today at 03:39AM
Report calls for changes to Vermont child safety

WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) - A private assessment of how Vermont handles child protection cases released Thursday said workers need to be better trained and able to be more focused on their priorities by reducing workloads.

Today at 03:06AM
Vermont Veterans Home board OKs fewer beds

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Veterans' Home Board of Trustees has voted to take steps to reduce the number of patient beds it is licensed for, from 171 beds to 130.

Dec 17
FairPoint Workers Deserve Our Support

In the United Church of Christ, and in other Christian denominations, we are in the midst of the season of Advent, a time of expectation and hope-filled waiting as we move toward the celebration of the…

Dec 17
Horror In Peshawar Violates Our Shared Sense of Humanity

The world seems full of crises and disasters: from political stasis and racial standoffs in Europe and the United States, to the classic conflicts of capitalism in "emerging" economies (inequality, weakening…

Dec 17
Forum, Dec. 18: Revels Celebrates the Light; A Failure to Cooperate in Hartford; Tortured Logic of Chaney

Revels Celebrates the Light To the Editor: I am president of Revels North, and I applaud Mr. Baum for his thoughtful expression of concern about an element of our 40-year-old Hanover Christmas Revels.…

Dec 17
West Hartford Library Travails Continue; Trustee Says He Would Consider Stepping Down

Hartford -- The head of the West Hartford Library trustees said he will consider stepping down from his position in the wake of allegations raised in the recently submitted resignation letter of the library…

Dec 17
Welcome to The Daly Show

Head coach Mike Daly speaks with his Bantam White team during the Hanover Hockey Association's practice on Dec. 16 at Thompson Arena. Daly is a former Dartmouth College player whose sons play on the team…

Dec 17
'The Interview' Is Now 'The Fiasco'

Americans may think of James Franco and Seth Rogen as simply the latest in a long line of silver screen stoners, but the story surrounding their latest caper, The Interview, has been a study in escalating…

Dec 17
States Fail To Protect Abused Kids

Butte, Montana -- At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities -- many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while…

Dec 17
Letterman Pulls Curtain on 'Late Show' Holiday Tradition

New York -- With the curtain soon to fall on David Letterman's late-night television career, the end comes Friday for an odd and emotional holiday tradition that involves comic Jay Thomas, the Lone Ranger,…

Dec 17
Fourteen From Pharmacy Charged In Deadly 2012 Meningitis Outbreak

Boston -- Mold and bacteria were in the air and on workers' gloved fingertips. Pharmacists used expired ingredients, didn't properly sterilize them and failed to test drugs for purity before sending them…

Dec 17
Shumlin Ends Single-Payer Push

Montpelier -- Calling it the biggest disappointment of his career, Gov. Peter Shumlin said Wednesday he was abandoning plans to make Vermont the first state in the country with a universal, publicly funded…

Dec 17
FairPoint CEO Fires Back in Letter to Shumlin

Montpelier -- The demands of FairPoint strikers are unreasonable and the company will not give in, CEO Paul Sunu wrote in a letter Wednesday to Gov. Peter Shumlin, in response to the governor's recent…

Dec 17
Environmentalists Applaud New York's Imminent Ban on Fracking

Albany, n.y. -- Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say are unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits.…

Dec 17
Teen Drinking, Smoking Hit All-Time Lows

The lure of drugs and binge drinking has loosened its grip on American youth, with the number of teens regularly using illegal substances plummeting from records posted in the 1990s. Alcohol use and cigarette…

Dec 17
Report: U.S. Wealth Gap Widens

Washington -- The wealth gap between middle- and upper-income households has widened to the highest level on record, says a new report. Using the latest Federal Reserve data, the Pew Research Center said…

Dec 17
Man Gets Life in Death Of Teacher

St. Johnsbury, Vt. -- A man accused with his wife of kidnapping and killing a teacher was sentenced on Wednesday to life in prison, with the judge saying they hunted their victim like prey. Judge Robert…