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Ray Duckler: ‘A long battle’ for treatment

Sunday, August 31, 2014

To Katherine Drouin and her supporters, none of this makes sense. Forget the drawn-out process of getting lab work and a psychiatric evaluation, tests needed before Drouin could receive treatment for her eating disorder. Forget the lack of resources in New Hampshire. And forget the miscommunication between agencies, and the lack of guidelines needed to navigate the health care system. … 0

What you don’t know about eating disorders can kill you

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Told that a Plymouth woman had dropped to 60 pounds because of an eating disorder, a licensed clinical mental health counselor in North Conway expressed … 0

New Samsung smart watch won’t need companion phone

Sunday, August 31, 2014

With the holiday shopping season coming, Samsung and LG unveiled small improvements to their computerized wristwatches to try to sway shoppers. Samsung’s latest version can … 0

Abercrombie name to shrink from clothing

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Abercrombie & Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded. Shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. fell Thursday after the retailer reported weak sales as more teens shop elsewhere. The company is trying to stock trendier … 0

Capital Beat: With primary closing in, campaigns get nasty

Sunday, August 31, 2014

We knew the race between Jeanne Shaheen and Scott Brown would get nasty. It did so as soon as Brown entered the race and has only worsened in the months since. But that’s not the only race where the mudslinging is in full force. With less than two … 0

Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov

Sunday, August 31, 2014

If you got health coverage through President Obama’s law this year, you’ll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring. Some tax professionals are worried that federal and state … 0

Obama seeks allies for fight against extremists

Sunday, August 31, 2014

President Obama’s acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still-unformed international coalition. The president is meeting with his top advisers and consulting members of Congress to prepare … 0

Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

Sunday, August 31, 2014

A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade – a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent. Doctors said the … 0

Pakistan protesters march on prime minister’s residence

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hundreds of people were injured as Pakistani police officers battled throngs of protesters demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with tear gas, batons and rubber bullets outside the prime minister’s official residence and the adjacent parliament … 0

Texas Sen. Cruz blames White House for shutdown talk

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The other potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates who spoke at the Americans for Prosperity conference this weekend – including Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky – were outshined by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, whose raucous, rabble-rousing speech centered on a hawkish foreign policy, … 0

Airstrikes and aid provide relief for Iraqi town

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said last night. … 0

Police: Motorcyclist hits 185 mph in early-morning chase

Saturday, August 30, 2014

A Manchester motorcyclist reached speeds as high as 185 mph while eluding troopers through Bow and Concord early this morning, the state police said. David J. Fries, 31, faces numerous charges, including reckless operation, operating a motorcycle without a license, disobeying a police officer, transportation of drugs, conduct … 0

Groups hope to restore World War I memorial in Laconia

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Residents in Laconia are hoping to spruce up the town’s World War I memorial, which is in disrepair because of exposure to the elements. Three bronze plaques are inscribed with the names of nearly 600 veterans from Laconia who served during the war. The 67-inch memorials are mounted … 0