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Taking on Tuesday’s snowstorm with sleds, skis and ... bicycles?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

There may have been a state of emergency in effect, but that didn’t prevent a state of play. Jaffy O’Connor and her family – among the few who braved the elements yesterday – hoofed their sleds over to White Park in Concord for some downhill action. But as it turned out, they didn’t end up using them. And that was …

Lantos Swett, with other human rights advocates, offers to share Saudi blogger’s punishment

Monday, January 26, 2015

The notion of being “my brother’s keeper” comes up a lot in the context of advocating for human rights. Katrina Lantos Swett, in her roles …

N.H. officials urge caution during major snowstorm

Monday, January 26, 2015

New Hampshire residents and officials are bracing for a major snowstorm, which is expected to dump 12 to 18 inches on the capital city. Gov. …

GOP presses state bills limiting gay rights before ruling

Saturday, January 24, 2015

A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses. Other states would protect government officials who opt out of performing gay nuptials. In Georgia, where lawmakers are considering a bill that critics …

FairPoint strike reaches 100-day milestone

Saturday, January 24, 2015

FairPoint Communications and more than 1,700 striking workers reached the 100-day milestone yesterday with workers marking the occasion with events across the region and expressing hope that the two sides will soon reach an agreement. Striking workers said …

College of Saint Mary Magdalen becomes Northeast Catholic College, updating its image, curriculum and mission

Saturday, January 24, 2015

When Mike Girard began looking for colleges, he found a school named Magdalen College. When he arrived on campus four years ago, it was the College of Saint Mary Magdalen. And when he graduates this spring, his degree …

Chronic under-funding of state retirement system means big bill for taxpayers

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The amount of money municipalities have been paying into the New Hampshire Retirement System has more than doubled since 2003, but a $4.5 billion shortfall, known as the system’s unfunded liability, won’t be going away any time soon. “There is no expectation it will improve in the near …

Colorado: Woman who tried to help terrorists receives 4 years

Saturday, January 24, 2015

A 19-year-old suburban Denver woman who tried to go to Syria to help Islamic State militants was sentenced to four years in prison yesterday, even as she tearfully told a judge that she never wanted to hurt anyone and has disavowed jihad. Shannon Conley told the judge she …

Israel gains with emigration of French Jewish entrepreneurs

Saturday, January 24, 2015

With a degree from the prestigious HEC Paris business school, five years at a global consulting firm, and a three-floor “dream apartment” in the French capital’s 10th arrondissement, Mickael Nadjar had a comfortable and prosperous life in his …

U.S. says it’s not clear after Cuba talks if new policy works

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Cuba in more than three decades said yesterday that two days of talks on re-establishing full diplomatic relations had left her with no sense of whether the new U.S. policy of engagement …

Cholera, hunger stalk refugees of Malawi’s worst floods on record

Saturday, January 24, 2015

As floodwaters submerge much of southern Malawi, villagers fleeing to makeshift displacement camps by boat, foot and helicopter are confronted by fresh adversities: thirst, hunger and the threat of disease. The government said at least 176 people have been killed and about 200,000 have been driven from their …

Top official: Russians will ‘eat less’ for Putin

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland yesterday warned the West against trying to topple President Vladimir Putin and said that Russians are ready to sacrifice their wealth in Putin’s …

Congo’s Senate rules out census before vote after protests

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s Senate bowed to protests that left 40 people dead and abandoned plans for a revised electoral law to require that a census be held before elections next year. Opposition politicians had warned that linking the census to the vote would delay the ballot …