Biden's political standing fuels Democratic worry about 2024
“Democrats are concerned,” former state House Speaker Steve Shurtleff, a longtime Biden supporter who attended the ceremony, told The Associated Press when asked about Biden’s political standing. At least for now, there's little to suggest the legislation, which will strengthen infrastructure in every state and potentially create hundreds of thousands of jobs, will quickly improve Democrats' political standing. The frustrations boiling over now may be long forgotten by the time Biden — or another Democrat — leads the party in the 2024 presidential election. The truth is, no one knows what the standing of Biden or Harris will be next year, never mind in three years. Despite their optimism, tensions inside the White House are real as the new leadership team learns to work together.wftv.com
Governor condemns tweet offering a 'bounty' on teachers
Sununu had opposed an earlier version of the legislation that echoed a Trump administration order and sought to ban discussion of “divisive concepts” in schools. “The Governor condemns the tweet referencing ‘bounties’ and any sort of financial incentive is wholly inappropriate and has no place,” Sununu's spokesperson, Ben Vihstadt, said in an email. Decisions against teachers could be used by the state Board of Education to discipline them, including revocation of licenses. Do we allow these attacks to continue to drive good, caring teachers and administrators away from our schools? Edelblut countered that the new reporting process protects teachers because it sets up a neutral process for resolving complaints.wftv.com
Governor condemns tweet offering a 'bounty' on teachers
Republican Gov. Chris Sununu on Thursday denounced a conservative group's offer to pay $500 to the first person who “catches” a public school teacher violating New Hampshire's new limits on the discussion of systemic racism and other topics. Sununu had opposed an earlier version of the legislation that echoed a Trump administration order and sought to ban discussion of “divisive concepts” in schools. After the state Department of Education set up a website last week to collect complaints against teachers, The New Hampshire chapter of Moms for Liberty tweeted “We’ve got $500 for the person that first successfully catches a public school teacher breaking this law.”news.yahoo.com
Biden underscores he wants no change in Taiwan policy
But Biden on Tuesday sought to underscore his support for the Taiwan Relations Act, which went into effect in 1979 and shapes the parameters of the U.S.-Taiwan relationship. “We made very clear we support the Taiwan Act and that’s it,” Biden told reporters while traveling in New Hampshire. It makes its own decisions.”The United States’ “One China” policy recognizes Beijing as the government of China but allows informal relations and defense ties with Taipei. Biden also made clear the U.S. “strongly opposes unilateral efforts to change the status quo or undermine peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait,” a White House statement said. Earlier Tuesday, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Biden reminded Xi during their virtual meeting that he voted as a senator for the Taiwan Relations Act.wftv.com
Biden touts infrastructure deal in NH, first stop in US tour
Biden President Joe Biden gestures as he boards Air Force One for a trip to New Hampshire to promote his economic agenda, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. The president held a splashy bipartisan bill-signing ceremony Monday for hundreds on the White House South Lawn, where lawmakers and union workers cheered and clapped. “America is moving again, and your life is going to change for the better,” Biden promised Americans. The White House says the infrastructure funding could begin going out within months, and they say it will have a measurable impact on Americans’ lives by helping create new, good-paying jobs. Under the funding formula in the bill, New Hampshire will receive $1.1 billion for federal-aid highways and $225 million for bridges, the White House said.wftv.com
Clark, Czinano lead No. 9 Hawkeyes past New Hampshire 93-50
New Hampshire Iowa Basketball Iowa guard Sydney Affolter (3) makes a 3-point basket during an NCAA college basketball game against New Hampshire, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021 in Iowa City, Iowa. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP) (Joseph Cress)IOWA CITY, Iowa — (AP) — Caitlin Clark had 26 points and Monika Czinano added 14 points as No. 9 Iowa opened the season with a 93-50 win over New Hampshire on Tuesday night. Clark and Czinano were 1-2 in the nation in field goals last season, and both began this season with strong offensive performances. Iowa led 31-11 at the end of the first quarter and 48-23 at halftime.wftv.com
Sununu seeks 4th term as governor, not Hassan's Senate seat
Election 2022 New Hampshire Senate FILE— Republican New Hampshire Gov. Sununu says he'll seek a fourth term as New Hampshire governor. “Governor Sununu has done a tremendous job in office and I am so thankful he will continue his service to our state and continue to fight for all Granite Staters," Ayotte said. Shaheen, who defeated Sununu’s brother, John E. Sununu, in 2008 in a Senate race, was the first. Sununu, whose father was governor from 1983 to 1989 and later served as White House chief of staff under President George H.W.wftv.com
Sununu seeking 4th term as governor, won't challenge Hassan
Election 2022 New Hampshire Senate FILE— Republican New Hampshire Gov. Sununu says he'll seek a fourth term as New Hampshire governor. Chris Sununu said Tuesday he’ll seek a fourth term and won’t run for U.S. Senate against Democratic incumbent Maggie Hassan, dashing GOP hopes that he could help recapture the Senate for the party. John E. Sununu served in the U.S. House in addition to his one term in the Senate. The New Hampshire governor serves for two years, and there are no term limits.wftv.com
Boston mayoral candidates face off in final debate
Boston residents are getting ready for a historic election next week as voters elect a new mayor. Boston Globe politics reporter Emma Platoff joins "CBSN AM" to break down the final debate between Democrats Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George and the issues at stake.news.yahoo.com
Retired Rep. Bill Zeliff, who probed Waco siege, dies at 85
Obit-Zeliff Former Congressman William H. "Bill" Zeliff, Jr. waits while Governor Chris Christie gives an impromptu press conference at the Ye Old Post restaurant in Chester. Zeliff died Monday, Oct. 19, 2021 in Florida, where he had been living. “Congressman Bill Zeliff was a dear friend,” Gov. Reno unwaveringly defended her decision to use the gas to end the Waco siege and rebuffed Republicans’ persistent attempts to blame Clinton, a Democrat. At the time he was Republican co-chair of the House Waco hearings, Zeliff was fined $30,000 by the Federal Election Commission for campaign finance violations.wftv.com
Recall alert: Nearly 6,000 pounds of lobster meat recalled amid listeria concerns
BUCKSPORT, Maine — Greenhead Lobster Products on Saturday recalled 5,749 pounds of frozen cooked lobster meat due to potential listeria contamination. Greenhead Lobster Frozen Cooked Claw and Knuckle Meat : 1-pound packages with a “use by” date of June 22, 2023.: 1-pound packages with a “use by” date of June 22, 2023. Greenhead Lobster Frozen Cooked Tail Meat : 2-pound packages with “use by” dates of June 17, 2023 and June 22-23, 2023.: 2-pound packages with “use by” dates of June 17, 2023 and June 22-23, 2023. Greenhead Lobster Frozen Cooked Claw and Knuckle Meat : 10.3-ounce packages with “use by” dates of May 10, 2023, and June 9-10, 2023.: 10.3-ounce packages with “use by” dates of May 10, 2023, and June 9-10, 2023. Greenhead Lobster Frozen Cooked Scored Claws: 3-pound packages with “use by” dates of June 8, 2023, and June 15, 2023.wftv.com
EXPLAINER: As Arizona election 'audit' ends, new ones begin
Here's a closer look at the Republican election reviews:WHERE IS THE GOP PURSUING THESE ELECTION REVIEWS AND WHY? The quests to unearth election fraud have not, so far, even remotely resembled the kind of audits that are widely recognized as legitimate by the professional auditing community. In Arizona, election experts have cited numerous flaws with the review, from biased and inexperienced contractors to conspiracy-chasing funders and bizarre, unreliable methods. Democrats say Republicans are simply perpetuating Trump's "big lie" of baseless claims about election fraud. Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix, will spend $3 million to replace its vote-counting machines after determining they had been compromised by the Republican audit.wftv.com
McCormack, bishop panned for role in sex abuse scandal, dies
Obit Bishop McCormack FILE — New Hampshire Bishop John McCormack speaks to reporters, in Manchester, N.H., in this Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002 file photo. McCormack, who faced criticism for his role in Boston's clergy sex abuse scandal and led New Hampshire's diocese during its own reckoning, has died. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File) (Jim Cole)CONCORD, N.H. — (AP) — Retired Roman Catholic Bishop John McCormack, who faced criticism for his role in Boston’s clergy sex abuse scandal and led New Hampshire’s diocese during its own reckoning, has died. McCormack, 86, died Tuesday at Mount Carmel Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Manchester, according to the Diocese of Manchester. McCormack was succeeded by Bishop Peter Anthony Libasci, who was previously auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre in New York.wftv.com
New Hampshire lawmaker switches parties, joining Democrats because of GOP views on vaccines, masks
State Rep. William Marsh, an opthamologist whose top priority is public health, said he is nearing retirement and doesn't expect to fit in with his new party, but couldn't stand idly by.washingtonpost.com
Second lawsuit alleges abuse at New Hampshire youth center
Michael Gilpatrick, who spent three years at New Hampshire’s youth detention center in the late 1990s, said he and other boys sometimes stood on their toilets, yelling into vents to spread word of approaching staff. A state trooper testifying at Asbury’s probable cause hearing said colleagues described the four as a clique or “the muscle” of the cottage, and said they often used physical force to deescalate conflict.news.yahoo.com
Tests confirm New Hampshire governor had bleeding ulcer
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) (Charles Krupa)CONCORD, N.H. — (AP) — Tests confirmed Friday that a bleeding ulcer was the cause of New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu's flulike symptoms, his chief of staff said. Sununu was admitted to a hospital earlier in the day after having flulike symptoms since Wednesday. He had tested negative three times for COVID-19. “Tests have confirmed that a bleeding ulcer caused the symptoms the Governor has been experiencing this week," Chief of Staff Jayne Millerick said in a statement.wftv.com
Governor in hospital with flu symptoms; COVID tests negative
Chris Sununu was admitted to a hospital Friday with flulike symptoms that have lasted for days, and after having tested negative three times for COVID-19, his chief of staff said. “Governor Sununu has been admitted to Portsmouth Hospital this afternoon for additional testing," Chief of Staff Jayne Millerick said in a statement. Sununu, a Republican, said Wednesday he tested negative for COVID-19, hours after his office said he wasn’t feeling well, postponed a meeting and began isolating. “I woke up with symptoms similar to COVID and out of an abundance of caution I took two rapid antigen tests, which came back negative, and then followed up with a PCR test, which confirmed the negative," Sununu had said. He took a trip to Kentucky on Monday to see how officials there are handling a surge in COVID cases.wftv.com
Not guilty plea entered for rocker Manson on misdemeanors
LACONIA, N.H. — (AP) — An attorney has entered a not guilty plea on behalf of rocker Marilyn Manson, who is accused of approaching a videographer at his 2019 concert in New Hampshire and allegedly spitting and blowing snot on her. Manson was charged with two misdemeanor counts of simple assault stemming from the alleged altercation on Aug. 19, 2019, at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford. An arraignment hearing on the charges was scheduled for Thursday, but an attorney for Manson filed the not guilty plea and a wavier of arraignment in Laconia District Court. Her company, Metronome Media, was contracted by the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion for the concert season. According to the affidavit, Manson approached Fountain the first time, put his face close to the camera and spit a “big lougee” at her.wftv.com
Maine, New Hampshire officials urge caution, preparation in advance of Tropical Storm Henri
New Hampshire and Maine officials are urging residents to remain vigilant as Tropical Storm Henri could become the first hurricane-strength storm to directly hit New Hampshire since Hurricane Bob 30 years ago.news.yahoo.com
Tech billionaire gives ‘River Dave’ $180K to build new home
Home for hermit: David Lidstone, known as "River Dave," received a $180,000 check from a tech billionaire to build a new home in New Hampshire. (Steven Senne/Associated Press )CANTERBURY, N.H. — “River Dave” is going to have a new home after all. On Aug. 4, the cabin Lidstone -- an 81-year-old former hermit known as River Dave -- called home along the banks of the Merrimack River in Canterbury burned to the ground, according to The Associated Press. Tech billionaire Alex Karp gives $180k to ousted hermit River Dave https://t.co/8SNIxl4KQd — Concord Monitor News (@ConMonitorNews) August 19, 2021Karp, the CEO of Palantir Technologies, a data-mining company, wrote a personal check to Lidstone, according to the Monitor. “I truly believe it’s in Mr. Karp’s nature to do this (for River Dave),” Gedeon told the Monitor.wftv.com
The Best Products to Beat the Heat
The founder of Goldune created this fully biodegradable and sustainably manufactured water bottle inspired by her cycling-enthused family. Not only is the water bottle super lightweight and dishwasher-safe, it was also made by a Tour de France cyclist-approved bottle manufacturer in Europe. Get it now! For some air movement, a little white noise, and a punch of color, this classic Lasko fan is a worthy purchase.news.yahoo.com
Ex-Iowa Democratic leader takes new job in New Hampshire
CONCORD, N.H. — (AP) — Troy Price, who resigned as chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party after a disastrous leadoff caucus in 2020, is taking a new job in the fellow first-in-the-nation state New Hampshire. Price will become executive director of the New Hampshire Democratic Party on Monday as it gears up for the 2022 elections and 2024 primary, officials said Friday. “New Hampshire Democrats are building an all-star team of experienced leaders to ensure that we organize and mobilize voters in every corner of the state,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley. An audit later blamed the national Democratic Party's involvement in the Iowa caucuses for the problems, but said the state party should have bolstered its backup phone system. Price had been a veteran of Iowa Democratic politics, working on Barack Obama’s 2012 and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaigns, in the administration of former Democratic Gov.wftv.com
Man pleads guilty, fined $620 for explosion at gender reveal
KINGSTON, N.H. — (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct charge stemming from an explosive gender reveal party that was heard by nearby residents in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Police in Kingston, a town not far from the Massachusetts state line, received reports in April of a loud explosion. They responded to a quarry, where people acknowledged holding a gender reveal party with explosives. Some nearby residents reported their homes were shaken by the explosion. “We are very thankful no one was injured during the gender reveal incident and sympathetic to the fact it startled the community.”It wasn’t immediately known if Spinelli had a lawyer to speak for him.wftv.com
Former GOP senator, Trump ally Scott Brown plans to jump back into the political arena
Former Sen. Scott Brown announced on Wednesday he is resigning as head of New England Law Boston and plans to "re-engage in the political arena."Why it matters: There are a few potentially attractive opportunities for the former Massachusetts Republican — who has strong name recognition and is an ally of former President Trump — in his new home state of New Hampshire. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeRepublican Gov. Chris Sunununews.yahoo.com
'River Dave' doesn't think he can go back to being a hermit
Hermit Evicted David Lidstone, 81, sits for a photograph near the Merrimack River, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, in Boscawen, N.H. Lidstone, an off-the-grid New Hampshire hermit known to locals as "River Dave," had been living in a cabin in the woods along the Merrimack River, in Canterbury, N.H., for nearly three decades. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) (Steven Senne)CONCORD, N.H. — (AP) — An off-the-grid New Hampshire man's days living as a hermit appear to be over. “River Dave,” whose cabin in the woods burned down after nearly three decades on property that he was ordered to leave, says he doesn't think he can return to his lifestyle. I've hidden too many years and I've built relationships, and those relationships have continued to expand." “Maybe the things I've been trying to avoid are the things that I really need in life," said Lidstone, who drifted apart from his family.wftv.com
'River Dave' doesn't think he can go back to being a hermit
An off-the-grid New Hampshire man's days living as a hermit appear to be over. “River Dave,” whose cabin in the woods burned down after nearly three decades on property that he was ordered to leave, says he doesn't think he can return to his lifestyle. “I don't see how I can go back to being a hermit because society is not going to allow it," David Lidstone said in an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday.news.yahoo.com
'River Dave' grateful for help, after fire destroyed his cabin
An off-the-grid New Hampshire hermit known to locals as “River Dave,” whose cabin burned down on the wooded property where he was squatting for 27 years, says he's grateful and overwhelmed by fundraising efforts and offers of a place to live.news.yahoo.com
Woman who lost child to brain tumor gives birth at age 57
CONCORD, N.H. – A New Hampshire woman who lost her 13-year-old daughter to a brain tumor in 2016 has now given birth to a son — at age 57. Barbara Higgins also had a brain tumor of her own while trying to get pregnant and had it removed. “Yes, I’m scared and I’m anxious, but I’m so excited," Higgins told the Concord Monitor for a story published Friday. AdIn addition to Higgins' struggles with her brain tumor, Banzhoff, 65, had been living with kidney disease and underwent a transplant. According to Guinness World Records, the oldest woman to give birth was 66-year-old Maria del Carmen Bousada Lara, who had twins in Spain in 2006.
Motorcycle rider killed in crash in Daytona Beach
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A 39-year-old New Hampshire woman was killed Sunday in a motorcycle crash in Daytona Beach, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department. Officers responded to the crash on International Speedway Boulevard and U.S. 92 around 5:30 a.m.A 2000 Toyota Rav4 and a 2013 Harley Davidson Softail motorcycle were involved in the crash, according to police. Police said the crash happened as both vehicles were stopped on the road. The riders of the motorcycle were not wearing helmets at the time of the crash, according to police. Officers said the driver of the Toyota agreed to have his blood dawn after officers noted possible signs of impairment.
Man accused of QAnon vandalism at 'America's Stonehenge'
(AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)SALEM, N.H. – Police have made an arrest following a 15-month-long investigation into vandalism at a group of rock configurations in New Hampshire called “America's Stonehenge." Mark Russo, 51, of Swedesboro, New Jersey, has been charged with one count of felony criminal mischief, accused of defacing the stone in Salem in September 2019. Police said the first stands for “Where We Go One, We Go All," a motto affiliated with the QAnon conspiracy theory. An 18-inch (45-centimeter) tall wooden cross was found suspended between two trees, and attached to the cross were several photographs and hand-drawn images. America’s Stonehenge, which features cave-like, granite enclosures, has drawn believers who say it’s 1,000 or more years old, and skeptics who say the evidence suggests it was the work of a 19th century shoemaker.
Banning pets from bill hearings? All in favor say meow.
“The chair talked to her and said no animals in the room,” Burroughs said. “I simply asked the ranking Democrat: Do we really want to have cats parading in front of the legislator's computer? AdBurroughs said at least one other lawmaker’s cat attended the hearing, and another’s dog barked briefly in the background. “That’s part of the life we’re living right now, and pets are part of it, too,” she said. The House speaker’s office did not respond to a request for comment on whether other committees have prohibited pets.
Nevada jockeys to be first on presidential primary calendar
Democrats in Nevada are making a play to bump Iowa and New Hampshire from their early spots on presidential primary calendar. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)LAS VEGAS – Democrats in Nevada are making a play to bump Iowa and New Hampshire from their early spots on the presidential primary calendar. Nevada Democrats also plan to make their case in the coming months to the DNC, which sets the party's nominating process. Some of the state party's governing committee acknowledge there's internal debate over whether the leadoff caucus is worth fighting over. But others say Iowa Democrats should instead be focused on winning elections — after years of watching the state trend Republican.
The Latest: Wet snow turns to sleet in northern New England
A sprawling, lumbering winter storm has walloped the Eastern U.S., shutting down coronavirus vaccination sites, closing schools and halting transit. In its second day in the Northeast, a snow storm left nearly 15 inches (38 centimeters) of snow piled up in parts of New Hampshire. The Yale New Haven Health system, which runs several hospitals in southern Connecticut, said its vaccination sites were closed Tuesday and staff were contacting people to reschedule appointments. In New England, nearly 15 inches (38 centimeters) of snow piled up in southeast New Hampshire, and the mountains were getting heavy snow as well. The National Weather Service reported 30 inches of snow fell in parts of Sussex and Morris counties on Monday.
Vaccinations resume as not-quite-historic snowstorm fades
Coronavirus vaccination sites across the Northeastern U.S. are getting back up and running after a two-day snowstorm that also shut down public transport, closed schools and canceled flights. Some vaccination sites in New York City remained closed, but others, including those run by the public hospital system, were open Tuesday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)Coronavirus vaccination sites across the Northeast ramped back up Tuesday after a two-day snowstorm that also shut down public transport, closed schools and stranded travelers with canceled flights. Some vaccination sites in the city remained closed, but others, including those run by the public hospital system, were open Tuesday. Tom Wolf declared a disaster emergency after snowfall of up to 30 inches (76 centimeters) throughout central and eastern regions.
Teen whom Biden befriended as fellow stutterer has book deal
FILE - Then Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden hugs Brayden Harrington at a campaign stop in Gilford, N.H. on Feb. 10, 2020. Harrington, who will be part of a primetime inaugural special, has a book coming out this summer. His picture story Brayden Speaks Up will be released Aug. 10. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)NEW YORK – Brayden Harrington, the teenager whom President-elect Joe Biden befriended as a fellow stutterer — and will be part of a primetime inaugural special — has a book coming out this summer. Brayden Harrington's picture story “Brayden Speaks Up” will be released Aug. 10, HarperCollins Children’s Books announced Tuesday.
Need more masks? Volusia County has you covered
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Even though the vaccine is becoming more and more available, health officials strongly urge everyone across the country to continue wearing their masks. If you find that your stockpile is running low, Volusia County has begun distributing 100,000 surgical face masks. The face masks were provided by the state of Florida. So far, the county has distributed over 500,000 face masks within the community. If you can’t make it to one of the locations or do not live in Volusia County, you can find affordable surgical face masks here.
American idle: New Hampshire House holds drive-in session
In the afternoon, as word spread that supporters of President Donald Trump had breached security perimeters and entered the U.S. Capitol, the New Hampshire House passed a hastily drafted resolution condemning the violence. But after House Speaker Dick Hinch, R-Merrimack, died of COVID-19 a week after being sworn in during the Dec. 2 outdoor gathering, Republican House leaders scheduled a drive-in movie style session to elect his replacement and adopt rules for the next two years. The 24-member Senate also convened Wednesday, but in a fully remote session that wrapped up before the House even got going. House Democrats had pushed for the same, but Packard, R-Londonderry, said that wasn’t possible because the House hadn’t adopted rules to allow remote sessions. Several GOP House members tested positive for the virus after attending an indoor caucus meeting Nov. 20 where many attendees weren’t wearing masks.
Cat at Northeast's highest peak dies after 12 years on duty
NORTH CONWAY, N.H. – A cat who patrolled the highest peak in the northeast U.S. for a dozen years as its weather observatory's mascot has died. Marty, a black Maine coon cat, succumbed to “an unforeseen illness," Mount Washington Summit Operations Manager Rebecca Scholand said in a news release Monday. The Mount Washington Observatory staff have had a cat at the 6,288-foot (1,915-meter) summit, called the “home of the world's worst weather," since 1932. The observatory had recently shared the news that Marty would retire from the mountain early in 2021. Marty, a shelter cat, won 53% of the Mount Washington Mascot Primary in January 2008, the same time that Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican John McCain won their respective races in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation presidential primary.
Tradition: 2 New Hampshire towns cast votes after midnight
A man tallies the votes from the five ballots cast just after midnight, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Dixville Notch, N.H. Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden received all five votes. The results in Dixville Notch, near the Canadian border, were a sweep for former Vice President Joe Biden who won the town's five votes. In Millsfield, 12 miles (20 kilometers) to the south, President Donald Trump won 16 votes to Biden's five. A third community with midnight voting, Hart's Location, suspended the tradition this election because of coronavirus concerns. That was fixed when a developer working on renovations of the now-closed Balsams resort, where the voting tradition began, moved in.
Bernie Sanders resuming in-person campaigning to back Biden
– Bernie Sanders is returning to in-person campaigning for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March, heading to the battleground states of New Hampshire and Michigan to promote Joe Biden and sooth any lingering tensions between the Democratic Party's progressive and centrist wings. Also, high ranking Sanders campaign leaders have formed two Super PACs to promote Biden — despite Sanders personally opposing outside money in politics. Biden has said he “beat the socialist” referring to Sanders. Even before his scheduled trips, Sanders spent months staging virtual town halls and other events around the country on Biden's behalf. Sanders also endorsed 76 candidates for elected office around the country this cycle and saw three-fourths of those win.
Tax protester in 2007 armed standoff to remain in prison
Brown, originally sentenced to 37 years in prison, says he should be sentenced to the 13 years he has already served. A judge resentenced Edward Brown to 25 years in prison on charges resulting from the standoff. Brown has already served 13 years, five for the tax conviction, followed by eight from the standoff, resulting in about 17 additional years in prison. “It’s a death sentence, is what it is," Brown, 78, said to a friend as he was led away in handcuffs. Brown was originally sentenced to 37 years in prison after the standoff at his fortress-like home in Plainfield, New Hampshire.
Pence's jet returns to airport after hitting bird on takeoff
Vice President Mike Pence's airplane sits on the ground Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Manchester, N.H. The plane struck a bird upon takeoff causing the pilot to return to the airport out of caution, the White House said. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)WASHINGTON – Vice President Mike Pence's airplane struck a bird Tuesday on takeoff in New Hampshire, causing the pilot to return to the airport out of caution, the White House said. Pence was flying home to Washington from a campaign event at an airport hangar in nearby Gilford, New Hampshire. When Air Force Two took off from Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, it struck a bird.
Spartacus the serval cat found safe after escape from home
In this Aug. 26, 2020, photo provided by Dean King, Spartacus his pet exotic African serval cat, stands up to look at a coffeemaker in his home in Merrimack, N.H. The 40-pound (18-kilogram) serval cat has been found safe and sound after escaping from his home on Wednesday, Sept. 9, and spending days in the New Hampshire wild. (Lisa King via AP)MERRIMACK, N.H. – A 40-pound (18-kilogram) African serval cat named Spartacus has been found safe and sound after escaping from his home and spending days in the New Hampshire wild. The family owns the cat legally and has a permit from the state’s department of fish and game, police said. Spartacus lives indoors, spending the days in an enclosure and roaming the family house at night.
4 Republicans compete for chance to take on Sen. Shaheen
FILE - In this Friday, May, 3, 2019, file photo, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, speaks at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. Shaheen is the incumbent Democrat candidate for Senate in the Sept. 8, 2020, New Hampshire primary election. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)CONCORD, N.H. The Republican U.S. Senate primary in New Hampshire could hinge on bank accounts, backgrounds and the backing of President Donald Trump. And he accused both Messner and Shaheen of equating politics with power and money instead of public service. Shaheen faced former state Rep. Tom Alciere and retired dentist Paul Krautmann in the Democratic primary.
New Hampshire 16-year-old swims across English Channel
In this photo provided by Darcie DeBlois-Rivard, long distance swimmer Vera Rivard, 16, of Springfield, N.H., below, swims the English Channel between Dover, England and Calais, France, as a channel ferry sails by, above, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. The swim took her more than 14 hours, and she is the second American to cross the channel this year. (Photo Darcie DeBlois-Rivard via AP)WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, N.H. A 16-year-old from New Hampshire successfully swam across the English Channel, completing a 33-mile (53-kilometer) swim by reaching a sandy beach in France after darkness fell. "As she leaves the beach in England for her English Channel attempt, I will be the proudest parent ever! After that, she booked a slot to swim the English Channel and has been training ever since in both the United States and Ireland, she said.
Trump, at NH rally, sows fears about 'thugs,' 'anarchists'
Sowing fear about the implications of a Joe Biden victory to battleground state voters, Trump held a rally in New Hampshire on Friday evening. Trump opened his rally with a rant against demonstrators who confronted those leaving his convention speech on the South Lawn. Some guests at the political event, including Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, needed to be escorted by police officers to safety upon leaving the White House grounds. Trump said he directed White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to study how to call in the National Guard to the nations capital. Shes not competent.He suggested his own daughter, White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, as a more suitable occupant for the Oval Office.
Storm clouds hang over Trump's attempted campaign reboot
President Donald Trump walks to his vehicle after arriving at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport for a fundraiser, Friday, July 10, 2020, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)MIAMI Friday was supposed to be the day President Donald Trump's campaign reboot itself got a reboot. With Tropical Storm Fay heading towards the Great State of New Hampshire this weekend, we are forced to reschedule our Portsmouth, New Hampshire Rally at the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, Trump tweeted. Trumps visit to Florida was supposed to launch back-to-back days of high-profile campaigning but instead wound up being a one-off. Campaign officials privately acknowledged there had been fears all along about how many people would attend the Portsmouth rally. But there was also strong opposition to Trumps rally among some prominent New Hampshire Republicans.
Trump's reelection campaign gets a reboot as virus persists
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's campaign reboot is getting a reboot. Trumps rally in Portsmouth was scheduled after aides spent weeks studying what went wrong in Tulsa three weeks ago. It's unclear how many people will attend the New Hampshire rally, campaign officials acknowledge. There has been talk of displaying statues of American heroes at the rally, two campaign officials said. Before the pandemic, the state was on a short list along with Minnesota and New Mexico that the Trump campaign hoped to flip from blue to red.
Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell arrested
Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite who was accused by many women of helping procure underage sex partners for Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested in New Hampshire, the FBI said Thursday. Maxwell, who lived for years with Epstein, was taken into custody around 8:30 a.m., said FBI spokesman Marty Feely. Epstein killed himself in a federal detention center in New York last summer while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. Maxwell was accused by many women of recruiting them to give Epstein massages, during which they were pressured into sex. Maxwell has repeatedly denied wrongdoing and called some of the claims against her absolute rubbish."
Summer vacationers weigh testing, quarantine or staying home
Janet Mills thought she was doing the tourism industry a favor by providing an alternative to the 14-day quarantine. Visitors can skip the quarantine altogether if they can show theyve tested negative for the virus within 72 hours before arrival. Travelers to Alaska who are tested upon arrival are allowed to avoid further quarantine if they test negative. In Vermont, visitors can cut short the two-week quarantine if they get a test after a week that comes back negative. Visitors can avoid a quarantine by being tested before they arrive, or they can reduce the quarantines duration by being tested after arrival.
Warren apologizes to 6 women of color who left Nevada office
DERRY, N.H. – Elizabeth Warren is apologizing to six women of color who left her presidential campaign office in Nevada before the state's caucuses because they felt marginalized and because their concerns weren't addressed by supervisors. “I believe these women completely and without reservation. And I apologize that they have had a bad experience on this campaign," the Massachusetts senator told reporters after an event in Derry, New Hampshire, on Thursday night. Politico reported that six women have left Warren's campaign office since November. Nevada holds its Democratic caucuses on Feb. 22.
Lawsuit: Winter wonderland is neighbor's spring nightmare
Trinkle is seeking $100,000 in damages but says her largest concern is not the lawsuit or the flooding, but what will happen this spring. A lawyer for Ice Castles denied that the structures flooded Trinkle's basement, writing to NHPR that they were “largely still in ice form” when the flooding happened. “Due to the topography of the land, the water that flooded the Trinkles’ basement came from a large watershed,” the lawyer wrote. Trinkle claims to have a video showing her walking the path of the water from her yard to the eastern edge of the Ice Castles property. The North Woodstock Board of Selectmen is siding with Ice Castles, NHPR reported.
Man kills coyote with bare hands after animal attacks his 2-year-old son
KENSINGTON, N.H. – A man killed a coyote with his bare hands Monday after the animal attacked his 2-year-old son during a family walk in New Hampshire, according to USA Today. Kensington police said the coyote attacked several people within hours before the man strangled the animal, which grabbed his child’s jacket and tried to bite the boy. According to the report, the man was bitten during his battle with the coyote and he had to go to the hospital to receive rabies shots. [RELATED: Interactive map shows coyote sightings in your Florida neighborhood]The man told WCVB it took him about 10 minutes to kill the coyote with his bare hands.
Sanders says he'll enact national drinking water standards
CONCORD, NH – Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said Tuesday that he would enact federal drinking water standards for a group of toxic chemicals that have caused widespread contamination in New Hampshire and other states. Sanders, a Vermont senator, said instead of spending millions on lawsuits to gut clean water rules, such companies should be paying to clean up contamination. He said as president, he will create national clean water standards for PFAS and other chemicals in an effort to guarantee clean drinking water “as a human right.”“Corporate greed is threatening one of the most basic necessities of life: clean water,” he said in a statement. “Not only will we support state efforts to enforce stronger clean water laws, we are going to create federal clean water standards that force these companies to clean up their mess.”More than 700 homes in New Hampshire whose drinking water was contaminated by PFAS have been connected to new water, and the state estimates that more than 100,000 other people eventually could be affected. 3M Co., based in St. Paul, Minnesota, said in a statement Tuesday that it “supports appropriate science-based regulations of PFAS” and therefore backs “consideration of an enforceable, science-based national drinking water standard" for the toxic chemicals.
Biden questioned about sharing 2020 ticket with Republican
EXETER, NH – Former Vice President Joe Biden entertained the idea of choosing a Republican as a 2020 running mate as he campaigned Monday — though he conceded he didn't have anyone specific in mind. "The answer is, I would, but I can't think of one now," Biden said as the crowd laughed. Biden went on to say there are "some really decent Republicans that are out there still," before adding that "they've got to step up." At the start of Monday's event, Biden reminded voters his goal is to unite the country. "There's a plethora of really qualified people," Biden said.