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Amateur Photo Contest Now Accepting Entries

The Valley News Amateur Photography Contest, which has been been running for more than 20 years, is accepting entries until Feb. 27, 2015. A panel of Valley News judges will then look at all of the entries…

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Seahawks' D could earn spot in NFL lore with Super Bowl win

PHOENIX (AP) - As it is, a pretty persuasive case could be made that Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and the rest of the Seattle Seahawks defense is among the very best groups on that side of the ball in NFL history.

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Special teams could determine Super Bowl champion

PHOENIX (AP) - While Russell Wilson was throwing interceptions in the NFC championship game, punter Jon Ryan kick-started Seattle's rally with his arm.

Today at 01:42PM
Record defense is why Seattle will win 2nd straight

PHOENIX (AP) - The sideshow is over, which means Marshawn Lynch can go back to not talking and this realization can become obvious again: The Seattle Seahawks are still the best defensive team in football.

Jan 29
Afghanistan Shooting Kills Three Americans

Kabul -- Three American civilian contractors and an Afghan national were killed Thursday in a shooting incident at a military base attached to Kabul's international airport, according to U.S. officials.…

Jan 29
Vermont's new Roman Catholic bishop installed during Mass

Burlington -- The Rev. Christopher Coyne, the Catholic Church's first blogging priest to be elevated to a bishop, was formally installed as Vermont's new Roman Catholic bishop during a Mass on Thursday…

Jan 29
Ex-Patriots Player Aaron Hernandez Stands Trial on Murder Charges

Fall River, Mass. -- With his old team about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez went on trial on murder charges Thursday, watching from the defense table as prosecutors…

Jan 29
Study: Data IDs Shoppers

Washington -- Credit card data isn't quite as anonymous as promised, a new study says. Scientists showed they can identify you with more than 90 percent accuracy by looking at just four purchases, three…

Jan 29
Obama Picks Fight On Budget

Washington -- President Obama will present a federal budget proposal on Monday that would exceed restrictive spending caps mandated by Congress four years ago and propose new capital gains and bank taxes,…

Jan 29
N.H. Bill Allows for Concealed Guns Without License

Concord -- People who can legally own a gun in New Hampshire would be able to carry their firearm out of sight without having to get a separate license under a bill proposed by three Republican lawmakers,…

Jan 29
A Super Cause: Area Churches Hold Football Food Drive

Grantham -- Football fans in New England and Seattle may not feel like they have a lot in common right now, but Methodist churches in both regions are trying to harness the excitement surrounding Sunday's…

Jan 29
Colleen McCullough, Author of 'The Thorn Birds,' Dies at 77

Colleen McCullough, the Australian author of the best-selling novel The Thorn Birds, an epic story of illicit love in the outback that became one of the most successful television miniseries ever, died…

Jan 29
NH, Vermont, Maine snowmobile riders can share trails

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Snowmobilers in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine are taking part in a three-day weekend with riders registered in any one of those states able to explore the trails of the other two states for free.

Jan 29
Leahy praises FCC's redefinition of broadband

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy is praising a decision by the Federal Communications Commission to upgrade significantly the definition of broadband Internet service.

Jan 29
New Hampshire prepares for more snow following big storm

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Roads and sidewalks are still snow-covered in some parts of New Hampshire as a new storm rolls into the state.

Jan 29
A Daughter's Discovery: Memoirist Draws From Her Father's Diary of Mental Illness

Mimi Baird was 6 when her father went away. She didn't know where he'd gone, or why. Questions to her mother went unanswered; a wall went up where her father was concerned. He no longer lived with them,…

Jan 29
Hartford May Lower Late Tax Penalty

Hartford -- During an emergency meeting on Thursday, the Selectboard scuttled plans to pay for a curbside recycling program with a room and meal sales tax, and voted in favor of cutting the penalty rates…

Jan 29
Key Romney donors and longtime staffer moving toward Bush

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - As Mitt Romney closes in on a decision about whether to again run for president, he does so without several major donors who supported him in the past and a veteran Iowa staffer - defections all to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

Jan 29
Kearney Settles for Second in Lake Placid

Wilmington, n.y. -- In front of family and friends, Hannah Kearney put on a show. But it wasn't enough for the 28-year-old mogul skier from Norwich to overtake Canada's Justine Dufour-Lapointe, the overall…