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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 1, 2013, file photo, a lab technician draws blood from a patient at a health center, in Phoenix. As health insurance plans become increasingly complicated, more patients are facing unexpected fees when they step outside their plan’s coverage network. In many cases, patients don’t realize they’ve received out-of-network care until they’re slapped with a bill for hundreds or thousands of dollars. Surprise fees often arise when hospitals send blood samples or medical scans to outside facilities for development. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Surprise insurance fees often follow medical emergencies

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Recovering from a medical procedure is always a challenge, but getting hit with unexpected insurance fees can add financial hardship to the process. As health insurance plans become increasingly complicated, more patients are facing unexpected fees when they step outside their plan’s coverage network. In many cases, patients don’t realize they’ve received out-of-network care until they’re slapped with a bill …

If this Iraqi dam collapses, half a million people could die

Sunday, February 14, 2016

If breached, the Mosul Dam could unleash a 180-foot-high wave down the Tigris River basin and drown more than half a million people, with floodwaters …

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies at 79

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the intellectual cornerstone of the court’s modern conservative wing, whose elegant and acidic opinions inspired a movement of legal thinkers …

A portrait of a Trump town: Seabrook, N.H.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

The vestige of Donald Trump’s lopsided primary win is still visible days later on Lafayette Road in Seabrook, where a blue-collar electorate proudly rallied behind the businessman to give him an outright majority vote in a crowded field. …

Ray Duckler: With primary done, one last look backward

Saturday, February 13, 2016

What do you remember? That’s the beauty of our first-in-the-nation primary. Public access to these political giants is, sometimes, better than news media access. You and I can feel the candidates out, peek inside, see what makes them …

Capital Beat: Ayotte, Hassan tussle over limits on outside spending

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Just hours after Republican Kelly Ayotte asked rival Democrat Maggie Hassan to sign a pledge limiting outside ad spending in their U.S. Senate race, the Federal Election Commission logged a new activity. Ending Spending Action fund, a conservative Super PAC dedicated to lowering the federal debt, was funneling …

To keep the lead out, systems don’t want water to be too aggressive

Saturday, February 13, 2016

When news broke about lead contamination in the water supply of Flint, Mich., cities across the country took another look at how many connections in their water treatment network were made of that dangerous metal, hoping the number …

Getting together for a conversation can be easy (even if you don’t speak the same language)

Saturday, February 13, 2016

People can’t get to know each other if they don’t ever meet, but learning who your neighbors are can be difficult in these disconnected days – especially for refugees who are still finding out what it means to be a New American. All the more reason to try …

Concord police investigate armed robbery at Manchester Street pizzeria

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Police are investigating a Friday night armed robbery at Brookside Pizza III restaurant in Concord. According to police, the robber entered the restaurant at 151 Manchester St. about 8:20 p.m. and displayed a “dark-colored handgun.” He left on foot with an undisclosed amount of money and was last …

For primary success, is it tweets and smartphone apps or door-knocking and cold calls?

Saturday, February 13, 2016

The anti-establishment success of candidates in last week’s presidential primary has produced a lot of deep political analysis about voter sentiment, but it raises a question: Was this a sign that technology is disrupting yet another established industry – in this case, retail politics? “I think the answer …

Investigation into 11-year-old girl’s killing still active

Saturday, February 13, 2016

A major crimes squad truck parked this week outside the trailer of the man who has been a focal point in the disappearance and killing of an 11-year-old girl more than four years ago indicates the case is anything but cold. Associate Attorney General Jane Young said this …

Columbine shooter’s mother says she thinks of victims daily

Saturday, February 13, 2016

The mother of Columbine High School shooter Dylan Klebold says she didn’t know anything was wrong with her son before the 1999 attack, and she prayed for his death when she heard he was involved and that the …

When their Oval Office hopes are foiled, there’s still a Senate race to win

Saturday, February 13, 2016

A few days after withdrawing from the presidential campaign, Sen. Rand Paul picked up the phone and called Sen. Lamar Alexander, a Republican from Tennessee, at home on a weekend, asking for the senior senator’s help on legislation …