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Study: Alcatraz inmates could have survived escape

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The three prisoners who escaped from Alcatraz in one of the most famous and elaborate prison breaks in U.S. history could have survived and made it to land, scientists concluded in a recent study. The three Dutch scientists, using the latest hydraulic software and information about tides on the night of the 1962 escape, said the three men could have …

Pakistan school: Devastation where 148 were slain

Thursday, December 18, 2014

As they buried their children yesterday, the families spoke of their dreams. One boy had just gotten high marks on his midterm and hoped to …

McConnell vows to battle Obama on coal plant regulations

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, pledged yesterday to do all he can to stop President Obama’s coal plant regulations, saying …

In Epsom, unexpected special ed costs disrupt school’s budget

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Surprised by significant, unbudgeted special education expenses, Epsom Central School has frozen all unnecessary spending and is preparing a budget for next year that represents a nearly $700,000 increase, yet still continues many of the austerity measures. SAU 53 Business Administrator Peter Aubrey said he realized in October …

Sanbornton fire destroys garage, two vehicles

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A garage and two vehicles were destroyed in a Saturday afternoon fire in Sanbornton that officials are blaming on a wood stove. The Sanbornton Fire Department found the garage fully involved when they arrived at 118 Burleigh Hill …

New Hampshire receives $2 million for health systems improvements

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

New Hampshire is one of 17 states to receive funding through the federal government’s State Innovation Model Design Awards. Gov. Maggie Hassan’s office, in a press release, said the state will put the $2 million award to use on a “project to design a multi-payer health care payment …

Taliban assault on Pakistan school leaves 141 dead

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

In the deadliest slaughter of innocents in Pakistan in years, Taliban gunmen attacked a military-run school Tuesday and killed 141 people – almost all of them students – before government troops ended the siege. The massacre of innocent …

MOscow: Ruble collapse shakes Russians

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin faces a major new challenge after a catastrophic fall in the value of the ruble, which hit a new low yesterday despite the Central Bank’s desperate efforts to halt the selling. Putin’s popularity has …

Jeb Bush (almost) announces; he’ll ‘explore’ candidacy

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Jeb Bush answered the biggest question looming over the Republican Party’s next campaign for the White House yesterday, all but declaring his candidacy for president more than a year before the first primaries. Bush, the son and brother …

Ex-Marine wanted in 6 killings commits suicide

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

An Iraq War veteran suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives in a shooting and slashing frenzy was found dead of self-inflicted stab wounds yesterday in the woods of suburban Philadelphia, ending a day-and-a-half manhunt …

Mass. prison system not required to pay for sex-reassignment surgery

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that the Massachusetts prison system does not have to provide an inmate with gender-reassignment surgery, reversing an earlier decision that deemed such inaction unconstitutional. Michelle Kosilek, who was born as Robert Kosilek, was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in …

CRIMELINE: Concord police looking for man in armed robbery at Tedeschi

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Concord police are searching for a man they say robbed the Tedeschi Food Shop on South Main Street with a gun early yesterday morning. The encounter occurred about 1 a.m., the department said in a statement. Witnesses said a masked man in his late teens or early …

Early morning crash in Concord leads to slowed traffic, minor injuries

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Two cars collided this morning off Exit 17 in Concord, snarling traffic for some time but causing only minor injuries, the police reported. The crash occurred early on Hoit Road, just off Interstate 93. Both cars had single occupants; each was taken to Concord Hospital for precautionary measures, …