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Buhari wins in Nigeria, defeating Goodluck Jonathan

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Amid anger over an Islamic insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives, Nigerians threw out the incumbent and elected a 72-year-old former military dictator yesterday in a historic transfer of power following the nation’s most hotly contested election ever. President Goodluck Jonathan conceded defeat to former general Muhammadu Buhari, paving the way for an unprecedented peaceful transfer of power in …

State Department found 4 emails about drones sent by Clinton

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The State Department said it can find only four emails sent between former Secretary Hillary Clinton and her staff concerning drone strikes and certain U.S. …

Clinton advisers traveling to New Hampshire, Iowa

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager-in-waiting is traveling to the early voting states of New Hampshire and Iowa this week for meetings with Democratic activists as the …

No nuke agreement yet: Iran talks push past deadline

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

With stubborn disputes unresolved, nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers went past a self-imposed deadline and into overtime as negotiators renewed efforts to hammer out the outline of an agreement. Enough progress had been made to …

3D print technology provides ‘robohand’ to 7-year-old girl

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought much about putting a prosthetic limb where her missing left hand had once been. Not until the little girl learned she could design her own, strap it on easily and then jump on …

Ray Duckler: Why don’t we test for Krabbe? Inquiring minds want to know

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

She sat nervously in the waiting area, outside Room 205 at the Legislative Office Building, facts in her folder, friend by her side. She thought about her late son, Freddie, who’d be in high school by now, driving, …

Retired general McChrystal trying to change 'cultural expectation' of service year

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

As the commander of American troops in Afghanistan, U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal devised a military strategy that included embedding themselves with locals. The strategy, coined counter-insurgency, aimed to address root causes of violence that undermined the political …

N.H. health care officials say abortion buffer zone law, though barely enforced, has led to fewer, more civil protests

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Though officials are not actively enforcing a state law that sets 25-foot buffer zones around abortion clinics, health care providers say its existence has led to more civilized protests. “This law has had everybody on their best behavior,” Linda Griebsch, executive director of the Joan G. Lovering Health …

While Republican candidates flock to N.H., Democrats left in waiting

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

New Hampshire Republicans have had pie with John Kasich and Lindsey Graham, rallied with Ted Cruz and Scott Walker, dined with Carly Fiorina and Rick Perry and Jeb Bush and Chris Christie, signed books with Marco Rubio, questioned …

Google releases $149 computer

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft’s Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms. Various PC manufacturers have been working with Google to design lightweight laptops …

Defense rests in 1st phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rested their case in his federal death penalty trial yesterday, a day after they began presenting testimony designed to show his late older brother was the mastermind of the 2013 terror …

Patriots owner: Aaron Hernandez told me he was innocent

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

New England Patriots team owner Robert Kraft testified yesterday that his former star tight end Aaron Hernandez told him he was innocent when asked whether he was involved in a 2013 killing. Kraft was called by the prosecution …

Maine Gov. LePage pledges to fight for more drug enforcement agents

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Republican Gov. Paul LePage said yesterday that the “gloves are off” as he digs in for another fight with Democrats this year over his plan to increase the number of drug enforcement officials in Maine. LePage is imploring the legislature to back his latest $4 million budget initiative …