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See-through mice reveal details of inner anatomy

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Researchers have found a way to make see-through mice, but you won’t find these critters scampering in your kitchen. The transparent rodents aren’t alive and they’re for research only, to help scientists study fine details of anatomy. Before they are treated with chemicals, the animals are euthanized and their skin removed. Researchers made their inner organs transparent, but not their … 0

Landslide buries Indian village; at least 24 dead

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Rescue workers and desperate villagers dug through deep mud, rocks and the debris of shattered homes yesterday after a massive landslide buried a remote village … 0

U.S. warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

Thursday, July 31, 2014

U.S. health officials yesterday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola. The travel advisory applies … 0

Gas explosions kill 20, injure 270 in Taiwan

Thursday, July 31, 2014

20 people die in gas explosions in Taiwan A series of underground gas explosions killed 20 people and injured 270 others late yesterday in Taiwan’s second-largest city, authorities said. The National Fire Agency said five firefighters were among … 0

Gay rights activists in China sue over electric shock therapy

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Gay rights activists in China sued a counseling center yesterday for its offers to cure homosexuality through “gay conversion therapy” – the first lawsuit of its kind in a country where gay people are granted few rights and little recognition. Gay activists staged a protest outside a Beijing … 0

CIA says its employees wrongly searched Senate investigators’ computers

Thursday, July 31, 2014

CIA employees improperly searched computers used by Senate investigators involved in a multiyear probe of the agency’s use of harsh interrogation measures on terrorism suspects, according to the findings of an internal agency inquiry that prompted CIA Director John Brennan to apologize to lawmakers this week. The embarrassing … 1

AGs Joe Foster, Martha Coakley write to Market Basket after threats to fire workers

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A day after company representatives announced plans to replace employees protesting the ouster of the company’s beloved former CEO, local Market Basket workers say they’re not worried. “It’s just smoke. It’s scare tactics,” said Jason Desjardins, front-end manager … 1

Developer who bought former Racquet Club will “grow the club,” he says

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Racquet Club of Concord is now the Health Club of Concord, but its new owner said other changes will come slowly. Charles Mabardy officially bought the club this week from the Nelson family, which operated the Garvins Falls Road gym for 40 years. The sale saved the … 0

Senate passes VA reform bill, including key provision meant to benefit N.H. veterans

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Senate passed a veterans reform package last night that contains a provision benefiting those in New Hampshire, where seeking care at Veterans Affairs facilities can sometimes mean traveling outside the state. New Hampshire Sens. Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen teamed up to include a provision that allows … 0

4 groups getting over $921K in health funding

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Four organizations in New Hampshire are getting a total of more than $921,000 in Affordable Care Act funding to establish or expand behavioral health services. They are Goodwin Community Health in Somersworth; Harbor Homes Inc., in Nashua; Manchester Community Health Center; and the City of Manchester. Nationally, the … 0

U.S., U.N. announce deal on 72-hour Gaza cease-fire

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire to begin this morning, the United Nations and United States announced, although Secretary of State John Kerry cautioned there were “no guarantees” the lull in violence would bring … 0

Nation & world briefs, Aug. 1

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Libya Extremist militias declare control of city Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States in a 2012 attack that killed the ambassador and three other Americans, claimed control of Libya’s second-largest city, Benghazi, after overrunning army barracks and seizing heavy weapons. The sweep in … 0

Appeal to be filed Aug. 14 for Whitey Bulger

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Lawyers for former crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger said they’ll file their appeal of his 2013 convictions with the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Aug. 14. Eighty-four-year-old Bulger is serving life in prison. He was convicted in a broad racketeering case, including 11 killings and other … 0