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AP-NH--New Hampshire News Digest 6 pm, NH

August 3, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Friday, Aug. 3, 2018.

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New Hampshire. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the northern New England desk at 207-772-4157. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

VOTING COMMISSION

PORTAND, Maine — Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap releases his initial assessment of thousands of the now-disbanded voting integrity commission’s records, determining that the group had uncovered no evidence to support claims of voter fraud. Republican President Donald Trump convened the commission to investigate the 2016 presidential election after making unsubstantiated claims that between 3 million and 5 million illegally cast ballots had cost him the popular vote, which Democrat Hillary Clinton won. By Marina Villeneuve. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

STATE SENATOR-DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Senate Democratic leader Jeff Woodburn’s name will remain on the ballot next month, even if he resigns following his arrest on domestic violence charges.

HANDYMAN-HIDDEN CAMERAS: New Hampshire police say a handyman hid cameras and recorded conversations in some of his clients’ homes without their knowledge.

STATE REP-SPEAKER: Maine’s Democratic House speaker is calling on a lawmaker to resign following publication of a weekly newspaper article that questioned his relationships with teenage girls, including some who attended the now-closed Maine Girls’ Academy.

WALMART-ROBOT: Walmart is testing automated carts that retrieve bins of groceries from storage as it tries to speed up the process of packaging online orders to send out or bringing to customers at their cars.

POLICE OFFICERS INVESTIGATED: A former New Hampshire police officer accused of performing an illegal search and falsifying his report is asking to dismiss two of the six charges he faces.

DRIVER KILLED-TELEPHONE WIRE: A New Hampshire man has died of injuries from a moped accident involving a telephone wire.

DRUG TRAFFICKING-SENTENCE: A man has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for drug-trafficking and firearms offenses in New Hampshire.

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