New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Thursday, July 12, 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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VOTING RIGHTS

CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled Thursday that eliminating the distinction between "residency" and "domicile" for voting purposes would be constitutional. Current law allows college students and others who consider the state their domicile to vote without being subject to residency requirements, such as getting a New Hampshire driver's license or registering their cars. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 515 words.

ATTORNEY GENERAL-OPIOIDS

CONCORD, N.H.— Attorney General Jeff Sessions says federal prosecutors in eight states will pursue even seemingly small synthetic opioid cases in hopes of reducing the supply of the drugs in areas with high overdose death rates. Sessions announced the new program Thursday in New Hampshire, which President Donald Trump has called a "drug-infested den." By Holly Ramer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 6 p.m., photos.

IN BRIEF:

YANKEE QUILL: Four journalists and a 19th century publisher are receiving the 2018 Yankee Quill — New England's highest journalistic honor.

OCEAN EXPLORATION: The National Science Foundation has selected a group of oceanographers in New England to operate a new research vessel.

MULTI-VEHICLE CRASH: Police in New Hampshire say a man who abruptly drove off from a disturbance at a courthouse caused a three-vehicle crash that injured him and three others.

BODY FOUND-NEW HAMPSHIRE: Dental records will be needed to determine the identity of a man found dead off the side of a road in Rindge, New Hampshire.

RESTAURANT LAWSUIT: A New Hampshire couple has filed a lawsuit against a Portsmouth restaurant saying it over-served an intoxicated patron who attacked the husband and gave him a concussion.

COVERED BRIDGE-REPAIRS: Repair work has been scheduled for a 142-year-old covered bridge in Jackson, New Hampshire, that was damaged by a minivan.

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