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Israel / Syria: Tensions rise on the border

Monday, April 27, 2015

Israeli forces were on heightened alert yesterday along the northern border with Syria after the military reported thwarting an attack by armed militants and retaliating with airstrikes. Details about the late Sunday incident were not clear, but unrest from Syria’s civil war has occasionally spilled over into the heavily guarded border zone near the Israeli-held Golan Heights. Arab news media …

Nepal quake death toll tops 4,000; villages plead for aid

Monday, April 27, 2015

As the death toll from Nepal’s devastating earthquake climbed past 4,000, aid workers and officials in remote, shattered villages near the epicenter pleaded yesterday for …

Teen in custody case wants contact with mom

Monday, April 27, 2015

A 19-year-old woman back in the United States after fleeing with her mother and stepfather a decade ago in a custody case is begging a …

Late spring complicates already perilous amphibian migration

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Northern New England’s annual amphibian migration is always perilous, but critters that cross roads to breed are facing an additional challenge this year: a delayed start after the long winter. Every spring, several species of salamanders and frogs …

Survivors terrified by aftershocks

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Shell-shocked and sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalis braced against terrifying aftershocks yesterday while digging for survivors of the massive earthquake that ripped across this Himalayan nation a day earlier, killing more than 2,500 people. …

Concord City Council gets iPads as city hall goes paperless

Sunday, April 26, 2015

City Clerk Janice Bonenfant’s granddaughter uses an iPad in her Concord classroom. She’s in first grade. Now, the Concord City Council is joining the ranks of such tech-saavy students. All 15 members and a handful of city staffers have brand-new iPads. It’s one step closer to Bonenfant’s ultimate …

Local Nepalese anxiously await word from earthquake survivors

Sunday, April 26, 2015

In between ringing up customers at the Katmandu Bazaar on Loudon Road yesterday, Tsering Lam was anxiously checking Facebook. After a 7.8 magnitude earthquake and subsequent aftershocks devastated Nepal this weekend, the comments and messages from Lam’s friends …

Killer of ‘Batman’ moviegoers had studied brain disorders before the mass murder

Sunday, April 26, 2015

James Holmes was growing volatile well before he put on a gas mask and body armor; strapped on a rifle, shotgun, pistol and ammunition; and slipped into a midnight premiere of the Batman film The Dark Knight Rises. …

Coast Guard: Second body found in Alabama waters, 5 missing

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Coast Guard crews searched for five people missing yesterday after recovering two bodies following a powerful weekend storm that capsized several sailboats competing in a regatta near Mobile Bay in Alabama. One body was discovered after Saturday’s storm …

Indonesia gives 72-hour execution notice to drug traffickers, sparking protests around the world about their death sentence

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Indonesia notified nine foreigners and a local man convicted of drug trafficking that their executions will be carried out within days, ignoring appeals by the U.N. chief and foreign leaders to spare them. Authorities also asked the four …

Picture it: A 1,000-year exposure showing a changing Earth

Sunday, April 26, 2015

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Jonathon Keats figures a picture can also span a thousand years. Keats, a San Francisco writer and self-described experimental philosopher and conceptual artist, has designed a “millennium camera” that …

For sale in Bow: Magnificent views, inside and out

Sunday, April 26, 2015

This stunning, contemporary colonial at 16 Longview Drive in Bow truly has it all. With magnificent views from almost every room, it features five bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, an abundance of entertaining space, a fantastic finished basement, and an …

Capital Beat: Hassan keeps state-issued email address close to the vest

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton found herself in hot water recently after reporters revealed she had used a personal email, instead of an official U.S. account, to conduct state department business. The issue raised many questions, including …