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

July 24, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, July 24, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking news and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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UPCOMING TOMORROW:

ONLINE SALES TAX-SPECIAL SESSION

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire lawmakers are returning to Concord to fight a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that affects online shopping. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.

TOP STORIES:

IMMIGRATION-NORTHERN BORDER

DERBY LINE, Vt. — While the Trump administration fortifies the southern border, there’s growing concern over the number of foreigners entering the country illegally across the porous northern border with Canada. People crossing the border between Vermont and Quebec have paid smugglers up to $4,000, usually payable when the immigrants reach their U.S. destination, according to officials and court documents. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 1,070 words, photos.

PRISON TABLETS

HARTFORD, Conn. — Allowing inmates to stare at computer tablet screens for hours each day may be just the ticket for creating calm, orderly cellblocks, prison officials say. But tablets, growing in popularity in prisons nationwide, also can help inmates advance their education, connect with family and prepare them for life in the technology-saturated outside world, officials say. By Pat Eaton-Robb. SENT: 885 words.

IN BRIEF:

ICELAND RIGHT WHALE: An ocean science center says whale watchers off Iceland caught an extremely rare glimpse of an endangered right whale near their country.

OFFICER-VEHICULAR HOMICIDE: Prosecutors have charged a Massachusetts police officer they say caused a fatal accident while on duty with motor vehicle homicide.

AUTO DEALERSHIP-BREAK-IN: Police in New Hampshire have accused a man of breaking into an auto dealership, defecating on the floor, and stealing a car.

CASTLE IN THE CLOUDS: A mountaintop New Hampshire estate known as “Castle in the Clouds” has been named to the National Register of Historic Places.

FIRE-BODY FOUND: Firefighters say a woman was found dead in a house fire in New Hampshire.

BODY FOUND-NEW HAMPSHIRE: Prosecutors in Massachusetts say an arrest has been made in the slaying of a man found near a New Hampshire road earlier this month.

AG COMPANIES-TARIFFS-AID: Wall Street is flooding into the agricultural sector on reports that the Trump administration is preparing a plan that would send billions in aid to U.S. farmers hurt by tariffs.

FORMER SCOUTMASTER CHARGED: A former New Hampshire Boy Scout leader has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting four scouts two decades ago.

LOBSTER BAIT: New England’s lobster fishing industry is again facing the possibility of a bait shortage, and ocean managers are looking to make some tweaks to the herring fishery.

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