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Ukraine: Militants ignore settlement

Friday, April 18, 2014

Pro-Russia militants, boasting that they did not take orders from diplomats in Washington or Moscow, refused to end their armed occupation of a dozen government buildings across eastern Ukraine yesterday, upending hopes for a quick end to the standoff. The defiance came just hours after Russia, the European Union, Ukraine and the United States sought to de-escalate the conflict with … 0

Eyewitness testimony loses luster

Friday, April 18, 2014

The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant. … 0

Snowden defends question to Putin

Friday, April 18, 2014

Edward Snowden, the fugitive former National Security Agency contractor now living in exile in Russia, is defending his appearance on a televised call-in program with … 0

N.H. Senate panel takes up medical registry bill

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Other states are eager to follow New Hampshire’s lead in monitoring medical technicians like the one who stole drugs from Exeter Hospital and infected patients with hepatitis C, but the state can still do more to prevent future problems, according to a lawmaker who is planning additional legislation. … 0

Homeless woman enters apartment, falls asleep

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The police in Manchester said a woman rocking her baby to sleep was startled when a woman she didn’t know walked into her home, sat in a rocking chair and fell asleep. Stephanie Razor said the woman entered her apartment about 3 a.m. Tuesday as she was rocking … 0

Heavy New England flooding leaves at least 1 dead

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Heavy flooding throughout northern New England was blamed for at least one fatality as officials yesterday urged residents in all three states to avoid water-covered roadways and watch out for overflowing rivers. The Maine Warden Service said 74-year-old Paul Oliver of Caswell, Maine, was swept down a flooded … 0

New SAT puts focus on achievement

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Attention, high school freshmen. If you’re planning to take the SAT in two years, you probably won’t need to memorize the definitions of words like obsequious, propinquity, enervation or lachrymose. But you will need to be alert to the several possible definitions of words such as “intense.” In … 0

Defense says Boston Marathon bombing suspect’s family key to case

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said yesterday that understanding Tsarnaev’s family is key to their case, offering a glimpse of the defense strategy as they prepare to defend him against charges that carry the possibility of the death penalty. Tsarnaev’s lawyers have previously indicated that … 0

States want Google to crack down on online drug sales

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Several state attorneys general are pressing Google to make it harder for its users to find counterfeit prescription medicine and illegal drugs online, marking the second time in the past three years that the firm has drawn government scrutiny for its policies on rogue internet pharmacies. Their complaints, … 0

Armed robber was never told to report to prison

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came. So Anderson … 0

Ukrainian troop defections escalate tensions in eastern Ukraine

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The pro-Russia militants who stormed Donetsk’s city hall yesterday suggest one serious challenge for the Ukrainian government – a deepening insurrection by separatists. But the government is also confronting another major hurdle in the restive east. A credibility … 0

Indian Supreme Court recognizes third gender

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Four months after India’s Supreme Court maintained that gay sex was a crime, the judges delivered a landmark ruling Tuesday saying that people of a third gender, neither male nor female, are legally recognized and have rights to education, jobs and driving licenses. “Recognition of transgenders as a … 0

Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election can be punished as a crime. Addressing an issue of negative campaigning that now may be a … 0