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Deering bird survives world’s first-ever falcon cataract surgery

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

With a huff, and a puff, and a cock of her head to the side, Banner the lanner falcon announced yesterday at 4 p.m. that yes, she had made it through her surgery just fine, thank you. Would everyone please stop staring at her now? Banner, who belongs to Jim and Nancy Cowan at the New Hampshire School of Falconry … 2

Hassan, Havenstein paint different pictures of N.H.’s energy future

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan and her Republican challenger, Walt Havenstein, each painted a very different picture of New Hampshire’s energy future at a summit on the … 3

House hopefuls explore privacy-protection balance

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Candidates competing in both of New Hampshire’s Congressional districts agree that maintaining a strong national defense and protecting civil liberties are not mutually exclusive responsibilities, … 0

New mosquito-borne virus spreads in Latin America

Saturday, September 27, 2014

An excruciating mosquito-borne illness that arrived less than a year ago in the Americas is raging across the region, leaping from the Caribbean to the Central and South American mainland, and infecting more than 1 million people. Some … 0

H2O Revisited: Scientists sneak Dylan lyrics into their work

Saturday, September 27, 2014

While writing an article about intestinal gasses 17 years ago, Karolinska Institute researchers John Lundberg and Eddie Weitzberg couldn’t resist a punny title: “Nitric Oxide and inflammation: The answer is blowing in the wind.” Thus began their descent down the slippery slope of Bob Dylan call-outs. While the … 0

Help wanted: Free lawyers for immigrant children

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Most of the nearly 60,000 Central American children who have arrived on the U.S.-Mexico border in the last year still don’t have lawyers to represent them in immigration court, and advocates are scrambling to train volunteer attorneys to … 0

U.S. struggles to blunt Syria rebel anger at strikes

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The United States is struggling to counter anger among the Syrian opposition, where many believe that the air campaign against extremists in the country is only helping President Bashar Assad and that Washington is coordinating with Damascus, despite … 0

Nation & world briefs, Sept. 28

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Russian foreign minister issued a blistering attack on the West and NATO yesterday, accusing them of being unable to change their Cold War “genetic code” and saying the U.S. must abandon its claims to “eternal uniqueness.” Sergey Lavrov’s assault appeared to be an extension of the increasingly … 0

Fish and Game officials urge blaze orange use

Saturday, September 27, 2014

New Hampshire Fish and Game officials are urging hunters, hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts to make blaze orange their fall fashion statement. With hunting season underway for some game, officials say wearing a fluorescent orange hat, vest or jacket makes one readily visible and distinguishable. Josh Mackay, coordinator … 0

2 trails damaged by tropical storm Irene reopen

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Two White Mountain National Forest trails nearly obliterated by Tropical Storm Irene three years ago are reopening for New Hampshire’s fall hiking season. The Dry River Trail and Isolation Trail in the Dry River Wilderness region of the forest are open again after extensive work, forest officials said. … 0

As Epsom campground faces auction, residents face eviction

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Several families who expected to be staying at Circle 9 Ranch in Epsom this winter are scrambling to find new housing after a foreclosure at the $1.1 million, 144-site campground and RV park. Norm Gentry, who has owned the property since 2002, owes more than $111,000 in property … 0

Louisiana Gov. Jindal campaigns with Havenstein

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Republican Walt Havenstein told young students yesterday that he’s running for governor to make sure they can find good jobs in New Hampshire when they grow up. “The reason I want to be governor is to create a … 10

DRIVER’s license revocations

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The director of motor vehicles, Richard Bailey Jr., released the following list of driving while intoxicated license revocations. ∎ Catelyn M. Cote, 22, of Boscawen ∎ Nicholas R. MacDonald, 18, of Bristol ∎ Bryan J. Higgins, 24, of Concord ∎ Garry O. Hodge, 19, of Concord ∎ Joshua J. … 0