New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018.

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Republican congressional hopeful Eddie Edwards is holding a news conference to describe what he calls "complaints and illegal actions" involving his main rival in the 1st District, state Sen. Andy Sanborn. By Mike Casey. Upcoming: 400 words by 5 p.m.


SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — On a drizzling summer afternoon in South Portland, marine biologist Walt Golet is helping attach a quarter-ton Atlantic bluefin tuna to a heavy crane so it can be weighed as part of New England's premier tournament for the giant fish. And this year's derby is different than many in the past — there are far more tuna. A decade ago, participants in the Sturdivant Island Tuna Tournament went consecutive years in which they didn't catch a single fish in the Gulf of Maine. This year, fishermen set a record with 30, including the 801-pound (363.33-kilogram) winner. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 900 words, photos.


FATHER KILLED-SENTENCE: A man who beat his father to death in 1995 is seeking to get out of prison five years early.

FATAL HEAD-ON CRASH: Authorities in New Hampshire say a head-on crash has killed a Massachusetts woman and injured five others.

HOT WEATHER: The dangerously high heat in the Northeastern United States has prompted emergency measures including extra breaks for players wilting at the U.S. Open tennis tournament. In several states, children are being released from school early on Wednesday, and the elderly without air conditioning are urged to go to cooling centers.

PORTSMOUTH-WATER USE: Portsmouth city officials are asking residents to reduce the amount of water they use as demand soars during a heat wave.

WILLARD-MARSHAL: Manchester's former police chief is now New Hampshire's U.S. marshal.


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