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Local runners recall 2013 bombings as marathon trial opens in Boston

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Emily Hoover was one of the lucky ones. Nearly two years ago, she was running through mile 19 of the Boston Marathon when two bombs detonated near the finish line, killing three and seriously injuring more than 260. Hoover wasn’t injured, and her parents, who should have been waiting on Boylston Street, were miraculously delayed. But she can appreciate yesterday’s significance just the same. As a media frenzy swarmed in …

‘It WAS him’: Defense admits Tsarnaev bombed Boston Marathon

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The question, for all practical purposes, is no longer whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the Boston Marathon bombing. It’s whether he deserves to die for it. In a blunt opening statement at the nation’s biggest terrorism trial in nearly 20 years, Tsarnaev’s own lawyer flatly told a jury that the 21-year-old former …

U.S. clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Justice Department cleared a white former Ferguson, Mo., police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old yesterday, but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional. The dual reports marked the culmination of months-long federal investigations into a …

Police: Habitual offender arrested after swerving at 109 mph in Bow

Sunday, March 1, 2015

A Manchester man previously convicted of driving while intoxicated was arrested and charged with the same offense after he was seen driving 109 mph on Interstate 93 in Bow yesterday, the police said. Tommie Campbell, 38, was charged …

Snowmobilers rescued after 3 machines stranded in deep snow in Pittsburg

Sunday, March 1, 2015

New Hampshire conservation officers rescued three snowmobilers whose machines got stuck in deep snow on Stub Hill in Pittsburg. Conservation officer Christopher Egan said the three men worked for several hours to free their snowmobiles from deep snow that one of them described as being up to his …

Uganda: Victims back leniency for LRA chief but trial awaits

Sunday, March 1, 2015

This is the horror that Silveria Okweny is willing to forgive: On Feb. 21, 2004, as the sun dipped below the horizon, rebels walking single file approached the Ugandan refugee camp in which she lived. At the shrill …

New plane tracking to be tested after Malaysia jet mystery

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia’s transport minister said …

Wesleyan overdoses happened as school stepped up efforts

Saturday, February 28, 2015

As drug overdoses left two Wesleyan students fighting for their lives, witnesses helped investigators quickly identify the suspects: The drug-dealing was an open secret, according to court documents, even as the university has gotten tougher on drug violations. …

Nemtsov a possible ‘sacrificial victim,’ investigators say

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Maybe it was Islamic extremists who killed Boris Nemtsov. Or someone offended by his love life. Or agents of a Western power that will stop at nothing to disfigure President Vladimir Putin’s image and drive him from power. …

Sect leader wanted on sex charges arrested

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Brazilian authorities said yesterday they arrested a self-professed minister put on a U.S. most-wanted list for allegedly molesting two girls in a “Maidens Group” at his religious fellowship in rural Minnesota. A statement posted on the website of …

Former NH Guard commander sentenced to 15 years for child sex trafficking

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Ray Valas, a former New Hampshire National Guard commander convicted last fall of soliciting sex from an underage prostitute, has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. Valas, 41, of Bow, was found guilty in November of …

8 shot to death, including gunman, in Missouri rampage

Saturday, February 28, 2015

A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother killed seven people and then took his own life in a house-to-house shooting rampage that wiped out a swath of a tiny …

Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov reported killed in Moscow

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Boris Nemtsov, a longtime Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was shot and killed in central Moscow, the Russian Interior Ministry said early yesterday. Nemtsov, a central figure in Russian political life since the …