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AP-NH--New Hampshire News Digest, NH

September 27, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Thursday, Sept. 27, 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 603-224-3327. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

STATUS OF WOMEN

CONCORD, N.H. — A new report concludes that New Hampshire women are healthier, safer and more economically secure than those in many other states, but significant disparities exist based on region and race. The New Hampshire Women’s Foundation released its first report Thursday on the status of women, pulling together data on 15 indicators including health insurance coverage, domestic and sexual violence, poverty and leadership in government and business. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 500 words.

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-GOVERNORS

A handful of Republican governors facing re-election in left-leaning states called on the U.S. Senate Thursday to delay a confirmation vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to allow time for an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations. The governors don’t have an official role in the nomination process, but their voices could add pressure to the Senate’s consideration and help distance the governors from President Donald Trump. By Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 500 words.

MISSING BOATERS

WEST HARFORD, Conn — The Vermont man accused by relatives of killing his millionaire grandfather and his mother to collect inheritance money is asking a Connecticut probate judge to remove his aunt as executor of a trust established for him by his grandfather.

IN BRIEF:

STATE SENATOR-DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: A New Hampshire state senator charged with domestic violence plans to argue he acted in self-defense at trial.

MANCHESTER VA: A Veterans Affairs report finds that care at its New Hampshire medical center accused last year of poor conditions is improving.

NH-BAR FIGHT-FINGER BITTEN: Police say a New Hampshire man has bitten off the finger of a bouncer who was attempting to remove him from a bar.

CRASH-DRIVER EJECTED: Police say a New Hampshire man who was killed in a high-speed crash was driving a stolen pickup truck.

LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE: A New Hampshire beach hotel is asking the state to remove signs warning of Legionnaires’ disease now that water tests have come up clean.

DARTMOUTH-INSENSITIVE MURAL: Dartmouth College says it will move a set of racially insensitive murals that offended Native American students to an off-campus storage facility.

MOUNT SUNAPEE-SALE: New Hampshire has cleared the way for Vail Resorts to buy the rights to the Mount Sunapee ski area.

FOOTBRIDGE REMOVAL: New Hampshire officials say an old footbridge in the Pemigewasset Wilderness will be removed.

SEAL DEATHS: A group of state, federal and nonprofit agencies says it is working together to help deal with the high number of stranded seals in Maine in recent weeks.

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