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Hillary Clinton is returning to New Hampshire campaign stop with just about two weeks to go until Election Day.

The Democratic presidential nominee will campaign in Manchester on Monday alongside Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. This is Clinton's third trip to New Hampshire since July. Clinton campaigned alongside former rival Bernie Sanders in both of her previous trips, reflecting her attempts to reach out to the supporters who propelled Sanders to a win in the February primary.

Clinton and Warren are hosting a 12:30 p.m. rally at Saint Anselm College.

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There have been reports of internet disruption across the East Coast of the United States after a key firm was hit by a cyberattack.

New Hampshire-based Dyn said its server infrastructure was hit by a distributed denial-of-service attack, which works by overwhelming targeted machines with malicious electronic traffic.

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Joe Biden is offering a searing takedown of Donald Trump's views on American democracy and foreign policy.

The vice president says Trump's claim the election may be "rigged" is an attack on "the very essence" of democracy. Biden was speaking Thursday in New Hampshire while campaigning on behalf of Hillary Clinton.

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The New Hampshire attorney general's office has ruled that the police shooting death of a Claremont man last month was justified.

The report released Wednesday says 25-year-old Cody LaFont had called police several times on Sept. 25 and appeared to be "heavily intoxicated."


Claremont Cpl. Ian Kibbe responded to the home. The report says LaFont was holding a revolver at chest level and didn't comply with orders to drop the gun. It says LaFont "strangely smiled" at Kibbe and stepped toward him while moving the gun that he held in Kibbe's direction.

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  New Hampshire's moose hunters achieved a 26 percent success rate during the first two days of the annual hunting season.

Wildlife officials say opening weekend, Oct. 15-16, saw a total of 19 moose taken by hunters statewide.

A total of 72 moose hunters are taking part this year.

Last year 31 percent of moose hunters were successful during the opening weekend.

Biologists are collecting blood samples of the moose to test for West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis.

The nine-day moose hunt continues through Sunday.


University of New Hampshire researchers want to understand why bobcats are making a comeback in the state despite a dramatic decrease in their traditional prey, such as rabbits.

UNH biologists said the population of bobcats in the state may have rebounded to as many 1,400. That led the state Fish and Game Commission to consider a limited bobcat hunting and trapping season. But the proposal received much public opposition and the idea was withdrawn earlier this year.

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  A handful of voters in northern New Hampshire are getting ready to stay up late and cast the earliest in-person votes of the 2016 general election during the first minutes of Nov. 8.

The midnight voting tradition in Dixville Notch goes back to 1960. For many years it took place in a special ballot room at the Balsams hotel, but since the resort is undergoing major renovations, the voting will take place at the Hale House next door.


The lawyer for a Massachusetts State Police trooper accused of beating a suspect in New Hampshire says his client's use of force was justified and the state must prove the officer acted "knowingly" if he is to be convicted.

Thirty-two-year-old Joseph Flynn has pleaded not guilty to simple assault charges for his role in the May 11 arrest of Richard Simone Jr. Prosecutors allege Flynn punched Simone as he was kneeling to surrender following a chase.

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U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster doesn't doubt that Donald Trump used his fame to force himself on women with neither consent nor consequences. She says she experienced just that with a celebrity surgeon who assaulted her decades ago when she was a young staffer on Capitol Hill.

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Dartmouth College officials say a second private well near a Hanover farm where contaminated laboratory animals were buried in the 1960s and 1970s has tested positive for a toxic chemical believed to have migrated from the site.

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A former New Hampshire prep school student requesting a new trial on charges of sexual assault and using a computer to lure a minor says emails between him and a 15-year-old student don't support the computer charge because they never left the school's internal intranet server.

Owen Labrie is appealing his convictions, arguing they resulted from ineffective counsel during his 2015 trial. The St. Paul's School graduate was convicted as part of a game of sexual conquest called Senior Salute.


A federal grant of nearly $1.7 million is going to help low-income students in New Hampshire go to college.

It's the first time New Hampshire has received funding through the Department of Education's Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs.

It will support 500 seventh-grade students at middle schools in Berlin, Claremont, Franklin and Laconia, as well as the Lisbon Regional School, Stewartstown Community School and Whitefield Elementary School.



Officials in Exeter say the town plans to have police enforce new penalties outlined under a water ban law, including fines and disrupted service.

The Portsmouth Herald reports selectmen voted Monday night to approve the ordinance following a public hearing.

Under the law, a written warning will be sent for a first violation. Subsequent offenders could face a $1000 fine and a third violation could result in a $500 fine and discontinued water service.


Students are returning to a Vermont high school for the first time since four classmates and another member of the community were killed by a wrong-way driver.

The superintendent of Harwood Union High School says a memorial space has been set up in the building, and that students and staff who are returning Tuesday will be given the time and space they need.

The four Harwood juniors and a girl who grew up with them but went to high school in New Hampshire died late Saturday when the car they were riding in was hit by a wrong-way driver and burst into flames.

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New Hampshire is getting the green light to continue a pilot program aimed at reducing standardized testing in schools.

The U.S. Department of Education on Thursday announced a one-year extension for New Hampshire's PACE program, which stands for Performance Assessment for Competency Education.



 Police in a New Hampshire town will soon be wearing body-cameras full-time.

The Goffstown Police Department announced Wednesday that officers will be wearing the cameras by the end of the week.

Police say officers will notify all parties whenever they're being recorded during a police interaction. The video files will be stored and secured.

Each camera costs $399 and can record for about 12 hours.


New Hampshire's candidates for governor are facing each other for their first televised debate.

Republican Chris Sununu and Democrat Colin Van Ostern will participate in a debate Wednesday night at New England College in Henniker. The event is being broadcast by New England Cable News.

Both candidates currently serve on the Executive Council. They are vying to replace Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan, who is running for U.S. Senate.


The center span of the now-closed Sarah Mildred Long Bridge in Portsmouth will be removed next week — depending on the weather.

The Portsmouth Herald reports that a senior project manager at Cianbro Corporation, the general contractor for the bridge replacement project, says a barge will be floated underneath the center span at low tide on Oct. 14. The incoming tide will lift the barge until it connects with the center span and the span is disconnected from the bridge.

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The golden dome atop the New Hampshire State House is glistening once again.

Workers have begun to dismantle the scaffolding around the dome on the Civil War-era State House. The $1 million project started in March and is expected to be completed by Dec. 1. The work has involved meticulously laying five pounds of gold leaf in 4-inch squares on the dome and its golden eagle.


Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte and her challenger, Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan, are set to face off in the first of their six debates in the hotly contested race.

The debate Friday morning will take place at the North Conway Grand Hotel in Conway.



New England has taken in nearly 650 Syrian refugees since President Barack Obama set a goal last year to take in 10,000 refugees across the country.

Most of the refugees in New England have resettled in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Connecticut has taken in 334 refugees, the most of any New England state.

Massachusetts has accepted 145 refugees despite initial hesitations expressed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker.


Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence is returning to New Hampshire for a campaign rally.

Pence, the governor of Indiana, will appear in Milford at 1:30 p.m. on Monday.

Pence and Donald Trump have each campaigned in the state several times since the summer, as has the Democratic vice presidential nominee, Tim Kaine.

Hillary Clinton is scheduled to visit New Hampshire on Wednesday, her first trip to the state since July.


More riders on all-terrain vehicles are being seen on New Hampshire trails — and now, on some local and state roads — and the Fish and Game Department's 42 conservation officers are feeling stretched.

In recent years, towns in Coos, Grafton, Sullivan counties and elsewhere have been allowed to open up their roads to the vehicles, beyond the state's 1,200 miles of riding trails.

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are scheduled to talk about student debt and college affordability in New Hampshire.

The two are expected to campaign Wednesday at the Field House at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.

Clinton's campaign says she and Sanders will talk about how student debt should not hold Americans back after graduation. They also plan to discuss free in-state college educations for qualified families.

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Police say a 25-year-old New Hampshire man has died of injuries following a shooting involving a police officer.

New Hampshire's Attorney General office is investigating the death of Cody Lafont, of Claremont, and did not release further details on the Sunday morning shooting.

An autopsy will be performed Monday.

Police responded to a 4:50 a.m. call at a Claremont residence. They say Lafont was fatally wounded during a confrontation with police. Authorities say no police officers were injured.

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Officials in the tiny town of Farmington say they're "grateful" that GOP presidential Donald Trump finally paid a bill for police overtime at a January rally.

The Concord Monitor reports that Trump's payment for the roughly $9,500 bill came after months of silence.

Farmington Town Administrator Arthur Cappello said that the Trump rally used up about 30 percent of the town's police overtime budget.


Dogs trained to find illegal drugs will soon be patrolling New Hampshire prisons.

The Executive Council has approved $74,000 for the state Department of Corrections to create a canine unit. The department will buy two dogs trained to detect controlled drugs as well as cellphones. The dogs will be deployed to search inmate housing as well as the mail and visiting rooms.

The department has been searching for new ways to stop the flow of illegal drugs into prisons. New Hampshire operates men's prisons in Berlin and Concord and a women's prison in Goffstown.


Marine traffic will be prohibited in the Piscataqua River's navigable channel for one week next month as crews remove the center span of the now-closed Sarah Mildred Long Bridge.

The Portsmouth Herald reports the waterway will be closed from Oct. 10-16 according to the resident engineer for the Maine Department of Transportation's bridge replacement project.

The bridge connected Portsmouth to Kittery, Maine via the U.S. Route 1 Bypass before it malfunctioned last month. The span has since been locked in its open position and was closed permanently on Aug. 24.

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The New Hampshire Executive Council has decided to honor the state's $36.5 million contract with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center to staff New Hampshire Hospital.

The decision comes on the heels of the medical provider's announcement of mass layoffs system-wide.

Despite the deal being already in place and set to begin in November, Councilor Chris Sununu says he wants the contract to be re-bid.

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Dry conditions from an ongoing drought in much of New Hampshire could cut short the state's lucrative fall foliage season.

The Portsmouth Herald reports that across southern New Hampshire, maples and other leafy trees known for their vibrant hues are changing color or dropping their leaves early— a potential sign of distress.

Kyle Lombard, of the state Division of Forest and Lands, says tree-targeting insect pests are thriving this year due to the dry weather.