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Cuba, Malaysia taken off blacklist

Monday, July 27, 2015

The State Department on Monday took Malaysia and Cuba off its blacklist of countries failing to combat modern-day slavery, leaving the U.S. open to criticism that politics is swaying the often-contentious rankings in its annual human trafficking report. Thailand, downgraded with Malaysia last year because of pervasive labor abuses in its lucrative fishing industry, remained on the blacklist. That will …

Boy Scouts of America votes to end controversial ban on openly gay scout leaders

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Boy Scouts of America, facing litigation, shrinking membership and sweeping acceptance of gay rights, voted Monday to lift its ban on openly gay troop …

PHOTOS: Roller derby in Concord

Monday, July 27, 2015

Granite State Roller Derby’s home teams the Demolition Dames and Fighting Finches faced off during a bout on Saturday evening at Everett Arena in Concord, …

The Insiders: There’s live music at two locations at the same time, so you’ve got a tough choice

Thursday, July 23, 2015

It’s hard to look at all that sunshine while you’re stuck inside during the work day. You easily find yourself day dreaming about the grass between your toes and an ice cream cone in your hand, which we …

The Insiders: Hit up this blood drive today – there might be cookies!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

We’d be willing to bet that the Red Cross’s favorite part of a blood drive is the blood. It’s probably not the drive, anyway. There’s absolutely no question which part is our favorite, though – it’s when they …

For the love of lavender

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

My niece is getting married at my house in September, and so my garden is more about flowers this year than vegetables. Which is why I was moaning the other day to Danielle, the True Brew barista, as …

Five kitchen gadgets to keep out of your kitchen

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The other day, a friend asked me to write about the uselessness of the salad spinner. Now, I kind of like our salad spinner. It does a pretty good job of drying greens, and it’s excellent for getting the sand out of bok choy (cut bok choy in …

Justice Dept.: Food companies risk prosecution for outbreaks

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Following a deadly listeria outbreak in ice cream, the Justice Department is warning food companies that they could face criminal and civil penalties if they inadvertently poison their customers. The administration has stepped up criminal enforcement on food …

Scientists in Oregon develop bacon-flavored seaweed

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Bacon-flavored seaweed? What grows quickly, is packed with protein, has twice the nutritional value of kale and tastes like bacon? The answer, according to scientists at Oregon State University, is a new strain of seaweed they recently patented. Dulse is a form of edible seaweed that grows wild …

8-Bit Icons: A look at the video games of ‘Pixels’

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Q*bert is ready for his close-up. After bringing Harry Potter and Mrs. Doubtfire to life on the big screen, Chris Columbus’s latest film sees the director inserting classic video game characters into the real world. Pixels follows a …

New York said poised for $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers

Monday, July 20, 2015

A panel formed at New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s behest is expected to vote this week to raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour, said a person familiar with the plan. The three-member wage board will probably make the decision at its July 22 …

Families face tough decisions as cost of elder care soars

Monday, July 20, 2015

Doris Ranzman had followed the expert advice, planning ahead in case she wound up unable to care for herself one day. But when a nursing home bill tops $14,000 a month, the best-laid plans get tossed aside. Even …

NYC’s Kennedy airport building luxury animal terminal

Monday, July 20, 2015

Jet-setting stallions and high-flying hounds at New York City’s Kennedy Airport can look forward to a new luxury terminal that will handle the more than 70,000 animals flying in and out every year. The ARK at JFK, its …