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Democrats hit Havenstein on raises amid scam probe

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Democrats say Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein (HAV'-ehn-styn) knowingly approved 5 percent raises of consultants involved in a massive fraud scandal involving a company he led.

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Man accused of illegally killing moose

WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says a man has been charged with illegally killing a moose on his property and using his excavator to bury the remains.

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Vermont to hold hearing on marijuana legalization

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The state of Vermont is going to be hosting a hearing on the possible legalization of marijuana.

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Vermont regional transit authority hires new chief

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The regional transit authority that provides public transportation in much of Vermont's largest county has hired a new general manager.

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Hartford Debates Track Proposal

Hartford -- Less than a week before a proposed $3.5 million bond for athletic field improvements at Hartford High School goes to voters, the issue was hotly debated during a public hearing held at the…

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Rocket Engines Suspected in Blast

Chincoteague, Va. -- Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA's strategy of using private…

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Zambia's New President Is Sub-Saharan Africa's Only White Head of State

Guy Scott, famous in Zambia for his jocular, outspoken -- and sometimes undiplomatic -- tongue, became the nation's acting president Wednesday, sub-Saharan Africa's only current white head of state. Scott…

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Fed Ends Bond-Buying Program

Washington -- The Federal Reserve cited an improving economy Wednesday as it ended its landmark bond-buying program and pointed to gains in the job market -- a key condition for an eventual interest rate…

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Pope Francis Maps Out Personal, and Progressive, Policies

Vatican City -- Pope Francis has made some of the most important policy speeches of his pontificate in recent days, catching up for lost time following months of attention to bureaucratic reform and the…

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Newport Now Expects Higher Taxes

Newport -- Sharply lower tuition revenue and a substantial decrease in the year-to-year surplus used to offset taxes have resulted in a significant increase in the projected school portion of the Newport…

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Iraq Renames War Town 'Victory Bank'

Jurf Al-Sakhar, Iraq -- Iraq renamed this town on the banks of the Euphrates this week to reflect the triumph of its security forces here against Islamic State militants, who were driven out last week.…

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Quarantine Ordered for Africa Troops

Washington -- Ordering firm restrictions for U.S. troops returning from West Africa, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the military men and women helping fight Ebola must undergo 21-day…

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Hundreds Missing After Mudslide in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan men stand by their damaged house following a mudslide at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla district, about 140 miles east of Colombo on Wednesday. The mudslide, triggered by monsoon rains,…

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Brown, Shaheen Seek Votes

Manchester -- U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen emphasized her efforts to help small businesses while visiting a Manchester company on Wednesday, as her Republican challenger Scott Brown headed to a nuclear plant…

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Pulitzer-Winning Vt. Poet, 87, Dies

Montpelier -- Galway Kinnell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who opened up American verse in the 1960s and beyond through his forceful, spiritual takes on the outsiders and underside of contemporary life,…

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U.S. Not Prepared to Fight Ebola

The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associated…

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Study: Milk Might Not Fortify Bones

Got milk? If you're drinking it to prevent bone fractures or to boost your overall health, you might want to go back to the fridge and opt for a yogurt or a slice of cheese instead. A new study in the…

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Ebola Nurse Vows To Fight Quarantine

Fort Kent, Maine -- A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa said she plans to end her voluntary quarantine and even stepped outside her home briefly on Wednesday. Kaci Hickox's words and actions…

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License Plate Privacy Breached

Washington -- After the Department of Homeland Security canceled a plan for broad law enforcement access to a national license-plate tracking system in February, officials established a new policy that…