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Each death in Baltimore makes mistrust harder to overcome

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Baltimore’s mayor and police commissioner came in making big promises to the inner-city residents and the police who spent decades staring each other down in neighborhoods ravaged by crack and heroin. But with each death of a black man in custody, their efforts to overcome mistrust have hit hard walls of skepticism and outrage. Two and a half years into his job leading the city’s police department, Commissioner Anthony Batts …

Thousands march in anti-government protest

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Thousands of South Koreans marched in Seoul for the second straight day yesterday to protest government labor policies and the handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago. Thousands of demonstrators supporting the relatives of ferry disaster victims gathered for a rally on the same downtown street …

Family looks to future after fugitive brother’s return to US

Saturday, April 25, 2015

For years, Beth Kelley posted the message to her brother on Facebook: “Happy Birthday Scott, wherever you are.” In the decade Scott Kelley has missed, there have births and deaths, holidays and milestones. But Beth Kelley said she doesn’t plan to talk to him about the reasons for his absence: the child custody …

Utah woman gets up to life in prison in deaths of 6 newborns

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A Utah mother who killed six of her newborn babies and hid their bodies in her garage was sentenced to up to life in prison yesterday at an emotional hearing in which a prosecutor depicted her as an …

Sperm bank sued after donor details emerge 7 years later

Sunday, April 19, 2015

He was good on paper: eloquent, mature, healthy and smart to boot. That’s why Angela Collins and Margaret Elizabeth Hanson say they chose Donor 9623 to be the biological father of their child. Then last June, almost seven years after Collins gave birth to a son conceived with …

Officials: 3 shot, injured at Delaware State University cookout

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Three men were shot and injured Saturday night at a cookout on the Delaware State University campus, officials said, and authorities are searching for the shooter. The shooting happened about 8 p.m. at a university- sanctioned fraternity and …

Survivor: Smugglers locked hundreds in hold of capsized boat in the Mediterranean

Sunday, April 19, 2015

A smuggler’s boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya’s coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean’s deadliest known migrant tragedy, and intensifying pressure on the European Union yesterday to finally meet demands for …

Ray Duckler: She’s as strong as ever

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Want to get on Pat Pelletier’s bad side? Suggest she use a wheelchair, or a cane, or a walker. That’ll do it. She doesn’t care that she lost the lower portion of both legs when a trolley ran …

Reagan shooter finds rejection, indifference in future home

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The last man to shoot an American president now spends most of the year in a house overlooking the 13th hole of a golf course in a gated community. He takes long walks along tree-lined paths, plays guitar …

After Alps crash, some experts ponder flights without pilots

Friday, April 17, 2015

To improve airline safety, maybe we need to remove the pilots. That radical idea is decades away, if it ever becomes a reality. But following the intentional crashing of Germanwings Flight 9525 by the co-pilot, a long-running debate …

Concord: Armed robbery investigation on Thorndike St. leads to drug arrest

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Concord police have arrested two suspects in an armed robbery last week, as well as the victim who was believed to be selling drugs in the vicinity of his 11-year-old son. John Cowdrey, 48, called the police …

Husband in runaway mom-daughter case arrested in Atlanta

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The husband of a woman who fled New Hampshire with her 8-year-old daughter a decade ago amid a custody dispute in a previous relationship was arrested yesterday as he landed at an Atlanta airport on a flight from Central America with the daughter, the U.S. Marshals Service said. …

Weare Police Department seeks accreditation as reputation rebounds

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The past few years have seen the Weare Police Department often in the headlines, rarely for good news. Two years ago, it was a fatal, officer-involved shooting in a botched drug sting. Just six months ago, it was the sudden departure of new police chief John Velleca after …