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

May 7, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

VETERANS HOSPITAL-BIBLE

CONCORD, N.H. — A U.S. Air Force veteran has sued the director of New Hampshire’s veterans hospital over the display of a Bible. The Christian Bible became part of a memorial table at the Manchester VA Medical Center. It was removed in January after the Military Religious Freedom Foundation said some patients complained. The group said it was a First Amendment violation. The Bible reappeared in a display case in February after other veterans complained. By Kathy McCormack. SENT: 380 words, photo.

STATE BUDGET

CONCORD, N.H. _ New Hampshire senators are getting a long list of priorities from the public as they work on crafting the state’s next two-year budget. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 6 p.m.

TRUMP TAXES-STATES

TRENTON, N.J. _ Congress won’t be seeing President Donald Trump’s tax returns any time soon, but it’s not the only way Democrats are trying to pry them loose. So far this year, lawmakers in more than a dozen states have introduced bills that would require presidential candidates to release their tax returns as a condition for appearing on the state ballot. Critics say such laws could run afoul of the U.S. Constitution and could lead future legislatures to place all kinds of other restrictions on candidates. By Michael Catalini and Geoff Mulvihill. 600 words. Photo.

IN BRIEF:

WRONG-WAY DRIVER: Maine State Police say a motorist drove the wrong way on Interstate 95 and managed to elude troopers until his truck ran out of gas.

GUNS FOR DRUGS: Police have arrested men from Vermont and New Hampshire they say came to Massachusetts to trade guns for drugs and cash.

SNOW-COVERED CARS: Maine lawmakers are considering a bill that would require drivers to clear ice and snow off their cars before hitting the road.

DOUBLE-KILLING SUSPECT: The office of the Vermont Medical Examiner says the only suspect in a double murder in New Hampshire last month died of acute drug intoxication.

POET-AUCTION: Antiques, paintings, rare books and other items that belonged to former poet laureate Donald Hall are about to go up for auction.

EARNS-ICAD: Icad Inc. (ICAD) on Tuesday reported a loss of $3.7 million in its first quarter

LAWN EQUIPMENT BUSINESS-FIRE: A fire has destroyed a building that houses a lawn and outdoor power equipment business in New Hampshire.

CANINE DISTEMPER: University of New Hampshire researchers say they’ve discovered a new strain of canine distemper virus in wild animals in New Hampshire and Vermont.

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