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New Hampshire

July 12, 2014

Woman, 32, dies after car hits her in Dorchester area

BOSTON (AP) — Police in Boston say a 32-year-old woman is dead after succumbing to injuries she suffered when a car hit her in the city’s Dorchester neighborhood.

The crash occurred early yesterday at the corner of River and Washington streets.

Police say officers responding to a call for a car accident saw the pedestrian who had been hit by a vehicle.

The woman was taken to Carney Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Physicians pronounced her dead at the hospital.

Authorities did not immediately release the name of the victim.

NH motorcyclist dies in traffic crash

HUDSON, N.H. — Manchester police say a motorcyclist has died after his bike and a car collided at a street intersection in the New Hampshire city.

Police say the man was eastbound yesterday afternoon on Goffstown Road when his bike collided with the car at Montgomery Street.

Police say both the motorcyclist and his female passenger were seriously injured and taken to a hospital, where he died. It wasn’t known if the two were wearing helmets.

Police say the driver of the car, 58-year-old Mary Johnson, and her passenger, 50-year-old Robert Uhmel, were not injured. Both are from Manchester.

Hobby Lobby boycott rally held in Mass.

SEEKONK, Mass. — Protesters from southern New England have rallied outside Hobby Lobby Inc. store in Seekonk to protest a U.S. Supreme Court decision that organizers say reduces access to reproductive health services and birth control.

The court’s June 30 ruling found that some businesses can, because of their religious beliefs, choose not to comply with the federal health care law’s requirement that contraception coverage be provided to workers at no extra charge. Hobby Lobby’s challenge triggered the decision.

Chefs join effort to ban inhumane caging

BOSTON — Chefs at several Massachusetts restaurants are asking state lawmakers to prevent farm animals from being locked in cages that are so restrictive they are unable to turn around.

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