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  • Prosecutors have said Robert Dellinger told investigators he was trying to kill himself in December 2013 when he drove his pickup truck across an Interstate 89 median and smashed into a sport utility vehicle carrying 24- year-old Amanda Murphy, who was eight months pregnant, and her fiance, 29- year-old Jason Timmons. Dellinger told the court on Wednesday, "I...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— A watchdog group is accusing four potential 2016 presidential candidates of skirting federal campaign finance rules while traveling and raising money as if they were off and running. In complaints filed with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday, the Campaign Legal Center says Florida Republican Jeb Bush, Maryland Democrat Martin...

  • A look at top car, truck speed limits across the US Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 10:59 AM ET

    Nearly all truck tires have been built for a maximum sustained speed of 75 mph since the middle of last decade, when drivers across the vast majority of the U.S. were allowed to go no faster than 65 or 70 mph. But 14 states, mainly west of the Mississippi River, now have speed limits of 75, 80, even 85 mph in part of Texas. Here is a look at the top speed limits for cars in...

  • At the end of last year, a Massachusetts route selected by Texas- based Kinder Morgan generated so much venom that the company nudged it north into New Hampshire— where the venom is also flowing freely. There's another reason the loudest protests are all coming from the region: They're where the gas is, waiting just east of the gas-rich Marcellus Shale region.

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate approved a long-delayed bill to boost energy efficiency Friday that includes incentives to cut energy use in commercial buildings, manufacturing plants and homes. The widely popular Senate bill was co-sponsored by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D- N.H., and Rob Portman, R- Ohio.

  • Scott Walker left a tour of the U.S.- Mexico border without addressing questions being raised about his stance on immigration. Instead, the two-term governor arrived in Texas after reports that he expressed support for giving immigrants a pathway to citizenship during a recent closed-door meeting. New Hampshire GOP chairwoman Jennifer Horn, who organized...

  • Closed waste-to-energy incinerator up for sale Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 6:45 AM ET

    CLAREMONT, N.H.— An incinerator that had turned trash from New Hampshire and Vermont into energy is up for sale. Wheelabrator Technologies stopped accepting waste at its Claremont facility in 2013 after 27 years of operation. The state Supreme Court upheld a permit renewal this month, denying an appeal from residents who said it never should have been approved.

  • House Roll Call: Republicans approve conservative budget Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:19 PM ET

    The 228-199 roll call Wednesday by which the House passed a conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare. Republicans— Aderholt, Y; Brooks, Y; Byrne, Y; Palmer, Y; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y. Republicans— Crawford, N; Hill, Y;...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— A lawyer for a Dartmouth College fraternity accused of branding new members compared it to a form of self-expression like body piercing or tattooing. Alpha Delta was suspended in October for violating alcohol rules during one party and hosting another without registering it with the college. A Dartmouth College fraternity that partly inspired...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— New Hampshire's tourism website was inaccessible for less than an hour Monday due to a cyberattack against an outside server. The state Division of Travel and Tourism Development says the company that hosts visitnh.gov experienced a "distributed denial of service" attack on servers at one of its datacenters. Maine's government website was also...

  • About 55 percent of Earned Income Tax Credit recipients reported using a paid tax preparer last year.

  • CONCORD, N.H.— A key Senate policy committee is backing a workers' compensation reform bill that it says will reduce costs by 7.5 percent without imposing a price-fixing mechanism backed by business groups. "This agreement will bring real savings to New Hampshire businesses, making it more affordable to create new jobs," Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley, the...

  • AMHERST, N.H.— Real estate mogul Donald Trump, a day after announcing he'll form a presidential exploratory committee, told activists on Thursday his business experience makes him the best candidate to reform Washington. "A man that has the ability to handle the press, play with them and hold his ground, I have tremendous respect for that," said Lori Davis, vice...

  • Atlantic City rejected by voters on new Monopoly games Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 3:10 PM ET

    Atlantic City is where the Monopoly board game began, but voters in a global contest to pick cities for new editions of the 80- year-old game have turned their attention elsewhere. According to results released Thursday— the 80th birthday of Monopoly— Atlantic City, whose streets provided the names for the game's squares when it was created in 1935, did not make...

  • House, Senate panels adopt balanced-budget plans Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 3:29 AM ET

    Shortly before midnight on Wednesday, the House Budget Committee called off a vote on a plan to remove restrictions on additional defense dollars, a proposal to placate lawmakers intent on easing the pain for the Pentagon. The failure of the GOP- led committee to approve its budget blueprint as scheduled was unprecedented in recent memory.

  • AMHERST, N.H.— The day after announcing he'll form a presidential exploratory committee, real estate mogul Donald Trump told New Hampshire activists on Thursday that his business experience makes him the best candidate to reform Washington. Trump spoke at the home of New Hampshire state Rep. Earlier in the day, he attended private meetings with a group of New...

  • Trump said he had formed an exploratory committee to determine whether to run, and that he had hired staff in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. In a telephone interview with Reuters, Trump said he would put his job creation record up against anyone, including the dozen or so Republicans who are considering a White House run in 2016.. The United States for years...

  • WASHINGTON, March 18- Real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump took the first steps on Wednesday toward launching a 2016 presidential campaign, a sign the businessman may jump into the Republican race after publicly considering it in years past. Trump said he had formed an exploratory committee to determine whether to run, and that he had hired staff in...

  • COLUMN-U.S. student borrowers need relief in bankruptcy Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, March 18- Two changes to the U.S. consumer bankruptcy process could help some of the most trapped student loan borrowers free themselves from a modern-day debtors' prison. President Barack Obama last week directed three U.S. government agencies- the Department of the Treasury and Education as well as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau- to...

  • *Robust U.S. payrolls report jolts bond yields higher. *Dollar index hits 11-1/ 2 year high vs basket of currencies. NEW YORK, March 11- Before last Friday, many investors opined that the U.S.