New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Thursday, July 5, 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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HOT NEW ENGLAND

Northern New England is about to get a break from the heat and humidity — but not before another day with heat indices inching toward 100. Tom Hawley from the National Weather Service said Thursday will mark the seventh consecutive day that the temperature has hit 90 or higher in Concord, New Hampshire. That's the longest stretch in 17 years. SENT: 230 words.

IN BRIEF:

CONTRACEPTIVES-PRESCRIPTIONS: A bipartisan bill to give women a full-year supply of birth control pills with a single prescription has been signed into law by New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu.

UNDERWEAR FETISH-SENTENCE: Police say a man with a fetish for women's underwear posed as a smoke alarm inspector to gain access to student apartments near Plymouth State University in New Hampshire.

RIVER BACTERIA: A new online guide aims to track the bacteria levels of the Connecticut River at nearly 200 sites throughout New England.

RIGHT WHALE PROTECTION: Federal ocean managers will implement a protected zone off the coast of Massachusetts until the middle of the month to try to help endangered whales.

CHILD ENDANGERMENT-ARREST: New Hampshire state police say a driver recorded at 107 mph on an interstate has been accused of endangering the welfare of a child in the car.

FATAL CRASH-NEW HAMPSHIRE: Police say two people have been killed and two others hurt in a three-car crash in New Hampshire.

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