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Concord police say teen fabricated story about an abandoned husky chained to a fence

Monday, November 24, 2014

Police in Concord say a report of an abandoned husky chained to a fence with a sign that read “Free” was made up. WMUR-TV reported a juvenile bought the dog and fabricated a story last week that would help convince her parents to keep the dog. The dog has been given to a foster family, which is working with the …

Commission examining New Hampshire’s high workers' compensation costs splits over plan to limit what medical providers can charge

Monday, November 24, 2014

Say two men show up at the same hospital on the same day with identical broken bones in their arms. But one fell out of …

Survey: N.H. retailers expect boost in holiday sales

Monday, November 24, 2014

A survey shows New Hampshire retailers are expecting holiday sales to be up 4.3 percent, slightly higher than the national expectation. The survey by the …

Quirky brewers set to open ‘eclectic’ nanobrewery in Concord

Monday, November 24, 2014

To get a feel for what the Area 23 nanobrewery coming to Concord will be like, you needn’t look further than its name. If you ask Kevin Bloom, one of the co-owners, why it’s Area 23, he gives …

N.H. to fight glut of heroin overdoses by availing reversal drug

Monday, November 24, 2014

A coalition of the state’s top safety and medical leaders has devised a plan to combat an unprecedented trend in opioid abuse. Data in a recently released report reveals that 911 calls for drug overdoses have nearly tripled in the past three years and deaths last year were …

Israeli Cabinet moves to define Israel as Jewish nation-state

Monday, November 24, 2014

In a move likely to further inflame tensions with Israel’s Arab citizens, the Israeli Cabinet yesterday approved a bill to legally define the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people. The decision, which set off a stormy …

Colleges hope to engage students on wealth gap

Monday, November 24, 2014

Many students at Keene State College and Mount Wachusett Community College already know something about the widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else. Now, the schools are working together to get them to do something about it. Keene State, a four-year liberal arts college, and Mount …

UNH to promote healthier choices at meals

Monday, November 24, 2014

The University of New Hampshire is going to start offering more fruits and vegetables and lower-calorie desserts at its dining areas. The changes are coming as a result of UNH signing on to the Partnership for a Healthier America’s Healthier Campus Initiative, a three-year commitment to make the …

Marijuana advocates hope Maine goes legal next

Monday, November 24, 2014

Marijuana advocates want to finally take their legalization drive – thus far the province of western states – to the Northeast, and they say the first state to do it here might be Maine. The Pine Tree State …

Officials: Bomb in Afghanistan kills more than 40 at volleyball game

Monday, November 24, 2014

A suicide bomber set off his explosives vest yesterday in a large crowd at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan, killing more than 40 people and injuring scores in one of the nation’s deadliest assaults this year, Afghan officials said. No group claimed responsibility for the bombing, although …

U.S. tells Iran to consider nuclear talks extension

Monday, November 24, 2014

The U.S. told Iran yesterday that it’s time to consider extending nuclear talks, in the first formal recognition by Washington that frenzied last-minute diplomacy may not be enough to seal a deal by a rapidly approaching deadline. A …

Putin says his Crimea annexation was strategic and Russia won’t be isolated

Monday, November 24, 2014

Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula was a “strategic decision,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview published yesterday, brushing aside a suggestion that tough retaliatory sanctions may have come as a surprise. Putin said that sanctions, lower oil prices and a plummeting currency would not have …

Chicago church members each get $500 to do good for world

Sunday, November 23, 2014

On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone. LaSalle Street Church in Chicago had received a tidy $1.6 million from a real …