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1:45 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

"Undecided" - What to do after High School Graduation

"Undecided" by Genevieve Morgan

'Go to college'… 'get a job'… 'enlist'… 'learn a trade…' These are some of the likely things graduating high school seniors have heard over the past few months. Today we learn what options are available to graduating seniors - from heading straight to college - to taking a gap year - or finding an apprenticeship.

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Supermarket fued
6:03 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Temp Driver Arrested After Exchange With Pickets

TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) _ Police have arrested a temporary Market Basket driver who allegedly jumped from his tractor-trailer and waved a hammer at workers picketing the supermarket chain's warehouse.

No one was injured in the Friday afternoon incident.

A Market Basket spokesman said the company "condemns the driver's actions'' and said the driver and his company have been fired.

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Nation
12:13 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Girl at Market Basket Protest Struck by Car

SEABROOK, N.H. — Police say 12-year-old girl was struck by a car while attending a Market Basket protest in Seabrook, New Hampshire.

Police said the accident happened at about 6 p.m. Thursday. Police said the girl was seriously injured. A hospital spokeswoman said the child was admitted in stable condition. The girl's name was not released.

Investigators said the incident did not appear to be intentional and that the driver is cooperating with authorities as the accident is investigated.

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Nation
2:05 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Tribes Support Changing Feds' Recognition Process

By Philip Marcelo, The Associated Press

MASHPEE, Mass. — American Indians attending a Tuesday hearing at the Mashpee Wampanoag community center on Cape Cod said they support the federal government's plan to make it easier for tribes to gain federal recognition.

But the tribal representatives, from New Jersey, Virginia, Missouri, New England and elsewhere, urged the U.S. Department of the Interior to go further.

They called for setting a time limit on the review process, which can sometimes take decades.

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Undocumented minors
5:37 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Maine Still Seeking Information About Undocumented Minors

One day after Gov. Paul LePage says he learned that eight undocumented, unaccompanied minors have been placed in Maine, state officials say they're still trying to get more information about the children.  Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew says the state received no advance notice about the children, what their health status is, how long they'll be here or where they are in Maine.

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Illegal border crossings
5:53 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

LePage: Feds Placed 8 Immigrant Children in Maine

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Gov. Paul LePage says that eight unaccompanied children who crossed the nation's border illegally have been placed in Maine.

LePage said Tuesday that he learned the information on a conference call with White House officials on Tuesday, but received no details on where the children are from or where they were placed.

LePage said President Barack Obama has failed to enforce border laws and says Maine can't be a state that ``encourages illegal immigration.''

Maine has no federal detention facilities.

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Missing teen returns
3:14 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Missing New Hampshire Teen Home After 9 Months

CONWAY, N.H. (AP) _ A 15-year-old girl who disappeared while on her way home from school last October is safely home with her family.
 
    The state attorney general says Abigail Hernandez of Conway was reunited with her family on Sunday evening.
 
    Police said Abigail was last seen Oct. 9 after leaving Kennett High School in Conway. Police say she walked her normal route toward home and sent several texts between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. But she never made it home.
 
    Police did reveal several months ago that she had written home to her mother.

Space payloads
12:59 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

King Worried About Reliance on Russian Rocket Motors

With the end of the space shuttle program, the United States no longer has its own capability to put very heavy payloads into space. The U.S. is relying on a Russian rocket motor - and that was the topic of a hearing by the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Sen. Angus King asked Air Force Gen. William Shelton, commander of the Air Force Space Command, whether Russia has tried to use its rocket motors as leverage.

"Even after Ukraine, Crimea, the various unpleasantness, no threats?”  King asked.

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Nation
7:10 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Head Shop Owner to be Sentenced on Drug Charges

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A 34-year-old upstate New York man who owned a 12-store chain of head shops faces sentencing for possessing and intending to sell illegal synthetic drugs through his stores.

John Tebbetts faces up to nine years in prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines. Sentencing is scheduled for Tuesday in federal court in Syracuse.

Hurricane Arthur
12:56 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Hurricane Arthur Strengthens as it Continues Moving Toward North Carolina Coast

MIAMI (AP) _ Hurricane Arthur is strengthening in the Atlantic, threatening to become a Category 2 storm when it passes over or near the North Carolina coast on Independence Day.
 
    Its maximum sustained winds late Thursday morning were 90 mph (150 kph). Hurricane warnings on North Carolina's coast stretch from Surf City to the Virginia border.
 
    A hurricane watch is in effect for other parts of the state. A tropical storm warning covers parts of South Carolina and Virginia.
 

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