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Announcing his bid for president, Pataki says Democrats are “party of privilege,” GOP “party of the middle class”

Thursday, May 28, 2015

It’s official: After twice before toying with a bid for the White House and spending months trying to make his mark in New Hampshire, George Pataki is running for president. The former governor of New York, who’s flirted with the idea of seeking the nation’s highest office in 2008 and 2012, announced his bid for the Republican nomination Thursday at …

Rundlett Middle School mourns loss of student

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A sixth grader at Concord’s Rundlett Middle School passed away Wednesday night after a medical emergency, according to a statement from school officials. The girl …

Planet Fitness threatens to move headquarters out of N.H. if tax code changes aren’t made

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A day after gym franchisor Planet Fitness signaled its plan to go public, the company has threatened to move its corporate headquarters out of New …

Closed-door trial in Iran of Washington Post reporter begins

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

An Iranian security court yesterday began the closed-door espionage trial of an Iranian-American reporter for the Washington Post who has been detained for more than 10 months. Jason Rezaian, the Post’s 39-year-old bureau chief in Tehran, is being …

Cleveland, US Justice Department announce police settlement

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Cleveland agreed to sweeping changes in how its police officers use force, treat the community and deal with the mentally ill, under a settlement announced yesterday with the federal government that will put the 1,500-member department under an …

Police: US airman shoots Wal-Mart workers, kills self

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A United States airman “with no apparent motive” walked into a Wal-Mart Supercenter in North Dakota early yesterday and opened fire with a handgun, killing one worker and injuring a second before turning the gun on himself, the …

Floodwaters rise in Houston; search goes on for the missing

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Floodwaters kept rising yesterday across much of Texas as storms dumped almost another foot of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists and inundating the famously congested highways that serve the nation’s fourth-largest city. Meanwhile, the …

State House could be open on weekends starting next summer

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The State House could open its doors to weekend visitors for the first time in roughly two decades starting next summer if a proposal approved by Senate budget writers yesterday becomes law. The Senate Finance Committee unanimously signed …

Driver dies in fiery Canterbury car crash

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Damon Goss heard the “boom” sometime around 8:30 p.m. He doesn’t remember the exact time, only the chaos that ensued: the smoldering wreckage across the street; the cries for help; the adrenaline pounding through him as he tried, …

In Rhode Island, residents gush about paid family leave

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

As President Obama pushes for a federal law to get paid leave to care for a new baby or an ailing relative, residents of one of the three states that already provide it sing its praises, hinting at …

Police: 3 kids injured when waterspout uproots bounce house

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A waterspout uprooted an inflatable bounce house with three children inside it on a South Florida beach yesterday, but the children were ejected before it flew above palm trees across four lanes of traffic into a parking lot, …

Twister kills 13 in Mexico border city; 12 missing in Texas

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border yesterday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant away from its mother. At least 13 people were killed, authorities said. In Texas, 12 people were …

Cleveland reaches deal with Justice on policing

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The city of Cleveland has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over a pattern of excessive force and civil rights violations by the police department, and the agreement could be announced as soon as today, a senior federal law enforcement official said. The official was not …