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UPDATED: Islamic State issues video of beheading of US hostage, SITE monitoring service says

The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff, the SITE monitoring service reported on Tuesday.

As school year starts, talk of new testing begins in Manchester


Gone is NECAP, the five-state New England Common Assessment Program that was given in October and created anxiety among school administrators. Welcome Smarter Balanced Assessment, which is designed by a 21-state consortium to test standards developed by Common Core.

UPDATED: Two killed in North Hampton plane crash; victims identified


A Cessna 180's smooth, full-throttle take-off from Hampton Airfield Monday morning went terribly awry when the plane suddenly sputtered and stalled, then crashed nose-first into the woods. The crash killed the pilot and a male passenger, authorities said.

A motorcyclist and his female passenger suffered serious injuries in Derry Monday when their motorcycle crossed into the opposite lane and they were thrown into the windshield and hood of an oncoming car.

Motorcyclist, passenger seriously hurt in Derry crash


A motorcyclist and his female passenger suffered serious injuries in Derry on Monday when their motorcycle crossed into the opposite lane and they were thrown into the windshield and hood of an oncoming car.

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BUSINESS TAX CREDITS for private and religious school scholarships were ostensibly the Supreme Court's focus last Thursday, but its ruling reaches into the heart of citizens' challenging their...

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Aerosmith: Rock for the Rising Sun

Arena Concerts to rock the big screen at the Capitol Center

If you feel like summer just passed you by and you missed all the big concerts either because they were too expensive or they just didn't fit your schedule, there is a way you can make it up.

BEHIND THE SCENES: Technicians work with a family and featured animal in the rural Siamese jungle during the filming of the 1927's “Chang.”

Triplet-feature film lineup explores a bit of animal magnetism

A couple of film screenings are going to the dogs — and elephants and a couple of horses as well.

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NH Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Aug. 26

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, Aug. 26.

With Harry Brown, president of the New Hampshire Off Highway Vehicle Association, riding alongside her, Gov. Maggie Hassan pilots an OHRV Thursday morning in North Stratford where minutes earlier she signed into law several ATV-related bills and officiated at the opening of a second north-south connector in the Ride the Wilds trail system.

Gov. Hassan signs ATV bills, opens new North Country connector trail

A year ago, she oversaw the opening of the Ride the Wilds off-highway recreational vehicle trail system and on Thursday, Gov. Maggie Hassan was back in the North Country where she did the ribbon-cutting honors for a critical north-south connector trail.

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GI Plastek President Dan Mills describes the recently completed expansion project at the injection molding plant in Bedford. The new warehouse area has 30-foot ceilings that can accommodate the cranes for larger injection molding presses.

GI Plastek to celebrate opening of new facility Bedford


Federal, state and local elected officials, business leaders, customers, suppliers, company managers and staff are expected to attend an invitation-only grand reopening and reception at the newly expanded GI Plastek facility on Wickers Drive on Sept. 10.

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Uncle Sam riding an old fashioned bike was drumming up applause for political candidate Scott Brown who is running for U.S. Senate during the Milford Labor Day Parade.

Milford Labor Day Parade draws a crowd

Hundreds of spectators lined the streets of Milford for the annual Labor Day Parade. The hot weather made it feel like the middle of summer rather than the first day of September.

Holland Calcutt, 6, of Francestown, celebrates a trip to Spain in the “Let's Take a Trip”-theme during the Francestown Labor Day Parade on Monday.

Francestown marks Labor Day with almost century-old fete

The annual Labor Day Parade theme “Let's Take a Trip” was interpreted in many different ways at the nearly 100-year-old celebration Monday.

Marie Sletterink, sitting in the center, is surrounded by family and friends during her 100th birthday celebration Aug. 20 at Hillsborough County Nursing Home in Goffstown.

Marie Sletterink celebrates 100th birthday

On Aug. 20, Marie Sletterink celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends at Hillsborough County Nursing Home along with entertainment, cake and ice cream.

Climbing to new heights in North Country tourism

As the summer of 2014 begins the slow fade into memory, members of the White Mountain Attractions Association say it has been one for the ages, marked by great weather and the return of visitor spending.


Food Bank director gets national honor

The director of New Hampshire Food Bank has been named the 2014 National Chair of Hunger Action Month, according to a release.

Sami Ahmed says Mama Mia's sales of pizza and fried food have slipped because families are packing their own picnics and coolers to save money.

Seacoast stretching its tourist dollars

The Statires family stocks more than two dozen flavors of salt water taffy, including strawberry cheesecake and cinnamon roll, at the Candy Corner on Ocean Blvd. at Hampton Beach, but watermelon is the biggest seller.

New Hampshire preview of events beginning Aug. 31

Events throughout New Hampshire beginning Aug. 31.

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