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Riots in Baltimore over man’s death in police custody

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos yesterday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody. The governor declared a state of emergency and called in the National Guard to restore order, and Attorney General Loretta Lynch, in …

Dunbarton honors two of its Revolutionary War heroes

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Revolutionary-era muskets being fired sounded like the boom of a cannon. Some of the people who had turned out to the Dunbarton Town Common …

Man in 2012 police standoff seeks new trial on abuse charges

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A man who initiated a police standoff three years ago in Concord after allegedly threatening to kill his girlfriend, and who was later convicted of …

Today’s the day: Gay marriage arguments at Supreme Court

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Today is a potential watershed moment for America’s gay and lesbian couples. After rapid changes that have made same-sex marriage legal in all but 14 states, the Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether it should be the …

Maine lawmakers eye hayride regulations after deadly crash

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Maine must ensure that hayrides are inspected to help prevent accidents like one that killed a 17-year-old girl and injured more than 20 others last year, a state lawmaker said yesterday. Republican Rep. Robert Nutting told the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee that someone who pays for …

T workers jam statehouse hearing on transit overhaul

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Unionized MBTA employees packed a statehouse hearing room as state transportation officials and members of a review panel appointed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker outlined recommendations for shaking up the troubled Boston-area transit system. Many of the workers are opposed to changes in work rules or an easing …

Parents in Maine want medical marijuana to be allowed in hospitals

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Medical marijuana patients in Maine are urging Maine lawmakers to allow them to use smokeless forms of the drug in hospitals. Patients, their caregivers and dispensary representatives told the Health and Human Services Committee yesterday that many patients are denied the drug or have to use it discretely …

Trump: ‘I’m really good at this stuff’

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Touring the state yesterday and hinting that he’s close to announcing a run for president, Donald Trump confidently told awaiting crowds that his skill in business could solve an array of the country’s problems. For instance, on the …

Israel / Syria: Tensions rise on the border

Monday, April 27, 2015

Israeli forces were on heightened alert yesterday along the northern border with Syria after the military reported thwarting an attack by armed militants and retaliating with airstrikes. Details about the late Sunday incident were not clear, but unrest from Syria’s civil war has occasionally spilled over into the …

Nepal quake death toll tops 4,000; villages plead for aid

Monday, April 27, 2015

As the death toll from Nepal’s devastating earthquake climbed past 4,000, aid workers and officials in remote, shattered villages near the epicenter pleaded yesterday for food, shelter and medicine. Help poured in after Saturday’s magnitude 7.8 quake, with …

Teen in custody case wants contact with mom

Monday, April 27, 2015

A 19-year-old woman back in the United States after fleeing with her mother and stepfather a decade ago in a custody case is begging a judge to allow contact with her mother, who faces trial next month, and …

New Hampshire guides, clients safe after Nepal earthquake

Monday, April 27, 2015

A New Hampshire climbing guide, his wife and five clients are safe after this weekend’s earthquake in Nepal triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest where the group was hiking. Rick and Celia Wilcox of International Mountain Equipment in North Conway were leading the trek at about 17,000 feet …

Concord rep warns against casino bill

Monday, April 27, 2015

A top House Democrat urging representatives to vote down a two-casino bill says there’s no guarantee the new revenue would be used to pay for health and human service programs cut in the budget. “I, too, am concerned about the state budget and state finances, but I urge …