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Attempt to call missing jet may alter search area

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Attempt to call jet may alter search area Shortly after the missing Malaysian airliner disappeared from radar, airline officials on the ground tried repeatedly to call the crew of the Boeing 777 using a satellite phone that might have left clues to the jet’s flight path. Now an analysis of those failed attempts to reach Flight 370 could alter the … 0

Russian forces cross border, seize towns, Ukraine says

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Russian soldiers, tanks and heavy artillery began rolling into southeastern Ukraine in earnest yesterday, the Ukrainian government said, as well-armed detachments captured key towns, burned … 1

Pakistan army to mediate between PM, protesters

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Pakistan’s powerful military returned to the political arena yesterday, agreeing to mediate between the government and protesters who have camped out in the capital for … 0

Raymond man pinned by 6,000-pound boulder in yard, dies

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The police in Raymond said a man who tried to dig around a 6,000-pound boulder in his yard became pinned under the rock and died. The police said 47-year-old Paul Comeau Jr. had been working on extricating the boulder over several months. He was digging around the rock … 0

Putin and Poroshenko meet for bilateral talks

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The presidents of Russia and Ukraine met late yesterday for their first bilateral talks at a much-anticipated summit in Minsk, which many voiced hopes may help bring an end to fighting between Kiev’s forces and pro-Russia separatists in … 0

Inspector general: Shoddy care by VA didn’t cause Phoenix deaths

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found plenty of problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix. Investigators uncovered large-scale improprieties in … 0

Gettysburg hero to get Medal of Honor 151 years after battle

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

One hundred and fifty-one years after his final battle and more than two decades after a senator took up his cause, 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing will get his Medal of Honor. Cushing was 22 when he died July 3, 1863, during the Battle of Gettysburg, a pivotal clash … 0

WHO urges bans on indoor e-cigarette use, sales to minors

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The indoor use of electronic cigarettes should be banned and sales to minors should be prohibited, the World Health Organization said. Manufacturers also should be prohibited from claiming that the devices can help people quit smoking until they provide convincing evidence, the Geneva-based United Nations agency said in … 0

Gaza truce open-ended, but puts off tough issues

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Israel and Hamas agreed yesterday to an open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting – an uneasy deal that halts the deadliest war the sides have fought in years, with more than 2,200 killed, but puts off the … 0

Napa quake leads to clamor for warning system

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ten seconds before a severe earthquake in California’s wine country caused the ground to rumble throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, a university lab in the city of Berkeley got the alert that the seismic waves were rolling … 0

Crested Butte to be Bud Light’s ‘Whatever’ town

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Some people in normally laid-back Crested Butte, Colo., are not up for “Whatever” – a secretive Bud Light plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an online and television ad … 0

Burger King plans expansion of Tim Hortons

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The fight for the coffee and breakfast crowd is heating up, both at home and abroad. Burger King said yesterday it will buy Tim Hortons in an $11 billion deal that would create the world’s third largest fast-food … 12

Merrimack Valley School District starts school year with full-day kindergarten

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

For the first time in Merrimack Valley School District’s history, its five elementary schools today will welcome full-day kindergarten students. It marks a significant programming change for a district that has offered half-day kindergarten since the 1980s. The … 4