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Vermont police officer charged with domestic assault

HINESBURG, Vt. (AP) - A police officer in Vermont has been charged with domestic assault.

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DNA sample under expanded law used to charge rape suspect

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Police used a DNA sample collected under an expanded law to charge a man with raping a hotel guest in 2014.

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New Hampshire pulls bartending guides for sexual drink names

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire has pulled hundreds of bartending guides after workers complained that the drink manuals contained sexually explicit and derogatory drink names.

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Ex-firefighter appeals conviction for setting 5 fires

DOVER, N.H. (AP) - A former firefighter who was convicted of setting five fires one morning in Durham, New Hampshire, has appealed his case to the state Supreme Court.

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Merrimack bridge closed to traffic following inspection

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) - A bridge in Merrimack will be closed to traffic indefinitely after a recent structural inspection.

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Bear Hunters Could Face Tough 2015 Season

Portland, Maine -- Northern New England's bear hunters might have a more difficult time bagging a bruin this year due to an abundance of natural food. Most of a black bear's diet is plant material, such…

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Hungary Blocks Trains For 2nd Day

Budapest, Hungary -- Tempers flared among the thousands trapped in a makeshift refugee camp in the heart of Budapest on Wednesday as Hungary played hardball with its unwelcome visitors for a second day,…

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S. Korea, China, Japan to Meet

Seoul, South Korea -- South Korea said it agreed with China to seek a three-way summit with Japan in late October or early November in a step toward easing tensions in the region. Chinese President Xi…

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Ky. Clerk Will Face Federal Judge Today for Denying Marriage Licenses

Kim Davis, the devout Christian who is fighting against issuing Kentucky marriage licenses to same-sex couples, is hardly the first to be caught in the battle between religious beliefs and civil laws.…

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Attempted Cop-Killer's Appeal Denied

Concord -- A panel of New Hampshire judges has denied the bid for a shorter prison sentence for a man convicted of trying to kill a Manchester police officer. In a one-sentence ruling released Wednesday,…

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Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

New Route 4 Bridge Opens Today Lebanon -- Transportation officials are telling drivers to be prepared for a traffic shift, and possible delays, as a new Route 4 bridge over the Mascoma River opens today. …

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Earth Has 3 Trillion Trees

How many trees are there on planet Earth? A new study estimates the number at somewhere around 3.04 trillion. That's about 400 trees for every person. And while that may seem like a lot, the researchers…

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Attorney Argues Phone Privacy

Barre, Vt. -- The defense attorney for a woman alleged to have killed four people in central Vermont last month is challenging the state's application for a warrant to search her cellphone. Defense attorney…

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Search Ongoing in Ill. Officer's Death

Fox Lake, Ill. -- Authorities broadened the hunt Wednesday for three suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a popular Illinois police officer, even as they acknowledged that they had no indication the…

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Obama Gets Iran Votes

Washington -- President Obama scored a major foreign policy victory Wednesday after securing enough votes in the Senate to preserve the nuclear deal with Iran, which has come under intense criticism from…

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CVS Cigarette Ban Led to Drop In Sales Among Other Retailers

A year after CVS, one of the nation's largest drugstore chains, decided to stop selling cigarettes, it said its decision has led to a decrease in cigarette sales across all retailers in 13 states. In data…

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Community's Garden

Grace Adams, of South Royalton, weeds the flower beds in the watering trough on Wednesday. The trough was installed at the intersection of Windsor and Chelsea streets in South Royalton in 1912 by the South…

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Obama Crosses Arctic Circle

Kotzebue, Alaska -- President Obama crossed the Arctic Circle on Wednesday in a first by a sitting U.S. president, telling residents in a far-flung Alaska village that their plight should be the world's…

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New World Favorites

Just one look ... and listen. That's all it took, one late-summer night in 2013, for Kevin Dunwoody to invite Prince Edward Island's Ten Strings and a Goat Skin to play their mix of Celtic and French-Canadian…

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Musician Assumes a Leadership Role

One minute in early August, Katie Trautz was accepting an invitation to play old-time New England and Appalachian music at Randolph's New World Festival with Julia Wayne, her partner in the folk duo Mayfly. The…