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Rock fences that may prevent derailment not used in Vermont

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Special fences protect railroad tracks from rock slides in some parts of the country, but the head of Amtrak said Tuesday it's unclear if the mechanisms could have prevented a derailment that injured seven people in Vermont.

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The Latest: Guard dropping 1-ton sandbags on breached dam

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The latest on the rainstorm that pounded parts of the East Coast (all times local):

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The Latest: Guard dropping 1-ton sandbags on breeched dam

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The latest on the rainstorm that pounded parts of the East Coast (all times local):

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Clinton says she'll offer plan for 'Wall Street abuses'

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton says she'll soon offer a plan to deal with "Wall Street abuses."

Today at 03:17PM
Hassan's political philosophy shaped by advocacy for son

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Democrat Maggie Hassan's career in public service began as a fight to ensure her son Ben, who has cerebral palsy, could participate fully in society. It led to a run for state Senate, then for governor and now, for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent Kelly Ayotte.

Today at 03:11PM
At a glance: Winter heating costs expected to fall

A winter that is expected to be warmer for most of the United States will combine with lower energy prices to create savings for residents, according to the U.S. Energy Department's annual outlook. Heating oil and propane customers, followed by natural gas, will see the biggest savings compared to last year. Electricity prices are expected to remain flat, but costs should be lower thanks to warmer weather. Here are the Energy Department's predictions for average heating costs for the winter by fuel between Oct. 1 and March 31.

Today at 02:35PM
The Latest: University of South Carolina avoids worst floods

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The latest on the rainstorm that pounded parts of the East Coast (all times local):

Today at 02:17PM
The Latest: Death toll from storm rises to 17

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The latest on the rainstorm that pounded parts of the East Coast (all times local):

Today at 04:41AM
Despite sunny forecast, South Carolina ordeal far from over

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina was expecting sunshine Tuesday after days of inundation, but it will still take weeks for the state to return to normal after being pummeled by a historic rainstorm.

Today at 04:05AM
Firefighters rescue boy stuck in tree using Jaws of Life

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Officials say New Hampshire firefighters freed a child who got stuck in a tree using a tool commonly known for prying open vehicles to free people trapped inside.

Today at 03:47AM
Former transportation exec to launch Vermont governor bid

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) - Former Vermont Transportation Secretary Sue Minter is going to be launching her bid to become the state's next governor.

Today at 03:47AM
Supreme Court to hold 'On the Road' session in Bedford

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire Supreme Court is holding one "One the Road" sessions at Bedford High School.

Today at 03:47AM
Spaulding Turnpike Exit off-ramp scheduled to open

NEWINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The New Hampshire Department of Transportation says the new Exit 3 southbound off-ramp of the Spaulding Turnpike in Newington is set to open.

Today at 02:17AM
Federal investigators probe Amtrak train accident in Vermont

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The National Transportation Safety Board is now investigating the derailment in central Vermont of a Washington, D.C.-bound Amtrak train after it hit rocks that had fallen onto the tracks, sending two cars down an embankment and injuring seven people, the head of Amtrak said Tuesday.

Today at 01:27AM
Hassan To Run For Senate

Concord -- Democratic New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan announced Monday she would challenge Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte, setting the stage for a highly competitive race that will be critical in determining…

Today at 12:37AM
School Notes: Canaan Elementary Improves Student Learning, and Reaps a National Award

More than 30 years into her tenure at Canaan Elementary School, Linda Landry started coming to work early enough in the morning to welcome students between kindergarten and Grade 4 to the school's Homework…

Today at 12:37AM
Column: Gun Law Reform Is Failing; Let's Try Gun-Free

Maybe it's time to start using the words that the NRA has turned into unmentionables. Prohibition. Mass buyback. A gun-free society. Let's say that one again: A gun-free society. Doesn't it sound logical?…

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Column: Enrollment Drop a Warning Sign for Colleges

The golden age of college in the U.S. may be drawing to a close. The latest enrollment numbers are the clearest evidence. After climbing for many decades, college enrollment has now fallen for three consecutive…

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Editorial: From the Registry of Bad Ideas

New Hampshire's opioid abuse problem is of sufficient magnitude that it has unexpectedly become an issue in the 2016 presidential campaign. As they attend town hall meetings around the state, candidates…

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Court to Take Up Union Fees and Affirmative Action This Term

Every Supreme Court term has a theme. For the term that began Monday, the theme looks as if it may be the achievement of longtime conservative aspirations using traditionally liberal constitutional tools.…

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Ohio's Tests Are Latest Try To Unravel Common Core

As the first wave of new Common Core test scores trickle out, Ohio policymakers did something that threatens to undermine the reason why Ohio and dozens of other states agreed to a set of national K-12…

Today at 12:37AM
Islamic State Teaches Boys to Fight and Pray, Girls to Cook

War closed most schools in Yahyah Hadidi's home town in 2013, as battles raged between Syrian rebels and the government. Hadidi, a recent college graduate with a passion for education, decided to do something…