ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire is mourning the journalist apparently executed by Islamic militants in Syria.
James Foley of Rochester was abducted in November 2012 while covering the Syrian conflict. On Tuesday, a video showed what appeared to be his execution by a member of the Islamic State. His family confirmed on the Web that the 40-year-old videographer had been slain.
U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter remembered Foley as a child and said she would "not allow evil" to change her memories of the journalist.
Gov. Maggie Hassan called Foley a "talented and fearless photojournalist" who captured stories of heartbreak and hope.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen praised Foley's dedication to freedom of the press and called his apparent murder a "cowardly act of terrorism."
And Sen. Kelly Ayotte called it a "barbaric and heinous act."
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