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Shelter opens for the day to house homeless during storm

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Anthony Shinholster took the early bus from Manchester to Concord yesterday to shovel snow outside Steeplegate Mall. But after trudging up Loudon Road through the snow and piercing wind, the 37-year-old learned that, like most everything else, that just wasn’t happening. The mall had closed because of near-blizzard conditions. So Shinholster, who says he is temporarily homeless, turned around and …

Despite the cold, enough businesses stayed open for some coffee, pizza, and a hot lunch

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Snow plows crowded the parking lot of the Windmill Restaurant, one of the few eateries still open and serving drivers who were looking for lunch …

Gilmanton: Fire torches house, vehicles

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

All that’s left of an old Gilmanton home is two chimneys after a fire engulfed the building, torched adjacent cars and prompted dozens of firefighters …

Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

Monday, January 26, 2015

Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Never before have insects with modified DNA come so close to …

Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge

Monday, January 26, 2015

President Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as …

Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30

Monday, January 26, 2015

Ukraine’s president said yesterday that intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russia-backed separatists were responsible for the rockets that pounded the southeastern city of Mariupol and killed at least 30 people. The attack on Mariupol, a strategically …

Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, scores killed

Monday, January 26, 2015

In fierce fighting yesterday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from three fronts. At the same time, the insurgents continued scorched-earth attacks on …

Ex-spies infiltrate Hollywood as advisers

Monday, January 26, 2015

The place in Brooklyn looks like a CIA safehouse. Red brick office building with peeling metal awning. No sign. Inside, writers are plotting out the popular Cold War espionage show The Americans – one of an assortment of …

State legislatures advance 20-week abortion ban Congress couldn’t pass

Monday, January 26, 2015

Republicans on Capitol Hill this week suffered an embarrassing defeat after being forced to drop legislation that would have outlawed abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. But similar legislation is likely to advance in state capitols around the country this year. Abortion opponents like the Susan B. Anthony …

5 ways unmanned drones could affect the American food supply

Monday, January 26, 2015

Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal’s temperature. Applying pesticides. When it comes to drones, “your imagination can go pretty wild in terms of what would be possible,” says Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union. This …

Elon Musk’s SpaceX settles lawsuit against Air Force

Monday, January 26, 2015

SpaceX, Elon Musk’s start-up space company, announced Friday that it would drop its lawsuit against the Air Force protesting the award of a lucrative contract to launch military satellites. In a joint statement, the Air Force and SpaceX said that the California-based company agreed to drop the suit …

Chapter 11 clips SkyMall mag’s wings

Monday, January 26, 2015

Farewell, frivolous in-flight shopping. SkyMall, the wacky airline catalog that has long filled the seat pockets of so many commercial airplanes, could finally be folding its pages. Xhibit Corp., SkyMall’s parent company, announced Friday that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, citing the quarterly magazine’s inability to …

Business people for Jan. 26, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Donald Carter recently joined North Branch Construction in Concord as its new safety director. Carter is a safety professional with numerous years of experience as a safety trainer, previously owning his own safety consultation business. He is a …