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Letter: Trouble at the jail

Much discussion and controversy has surrounded the Belknap County jail in recent months. As a candidate for state representative from Laconia, I decided to visit this facility and tour the inside. The…

Today at 07:18AM
Letter: Chicken versus BearCat

Political speech is the most protected speech we have in this country, except in Londonderry, where the police cited Michael Zona for disorderly conduct. While wearing a chicken suit, Zona allegedly…

Today at 07:17AM
Letter: Experience matters

I've compared the two Democratic candidates for District 15 state Senate, and here is my conclusion. Dan Feltes and Kass Ardinger are both smart and caring candidates who are focused on the right issues.…

Today at 07:17AM
Letter: The family picks Feltes

While we are politically aware, it takes a special candidate to get our family actively involved in a campaign. Dan Feltes is that candidate, and we proudly support and endorse him for state Senate.…

Today at 12:03AM
Afghanistan bars NY Times reporter from leaving country

Afghanistan's attorney general banned a New York Times reporter from leaving the country yesterday pending an investigation into a controversial story about purported plans by unidentified officials to…

Today at 12:03AM
Tens of thousands march on Pakistan's parliament

Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters armed with wire cutters and backed by cranes marched on Pakistan's parliament yesterday, removing barriers blocking them from soldiers guarding the seat…

Today at 12:03AM
Ukrainian forces press attacks on rebel-held areas

Government troops pressed attacks yesterday in the two largest cities held by pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine, while Kiev also pursued diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict that has killed more…

Today at 12:03AM
Liberia: 3 receiving untested Ebola drug improving

Three Liberian health workers receiving an experimental drug for Ebola are showing signs of recovery, officials said yesterday, though medical experts caution it is not certain if the drug is effective.…

Today at 12:03AM
Country Crue: Nashville embraces heavy metal

Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx have spent so much time hanging out with country artists for a Motley Crue tribute album that they know how to write the classic country song. First, the subject of a country…

Today at 12:03AM
Former CEO Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, closing a chapter on 34 years with the software giant. Ballmer said he plans to devote more time to his ownership of the…

Today at 12:03AM
Egyptian cease-fire efforts collapse

Egyptian attempts to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas militants collapsed in heavy fighting yesterday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of rockets and Israel responding…

Today at 12:03AM
Lobster, suffering an identity crisis?

Lobster, you're on a roll. Recent news reports have chronicled your rise - or fall? - citing sustainability, affordability and sheer bounty. In Maine alone, marine biologists are happy to report that…

Today at 12:03AM
Islamic State group says it beheaded Rochester journalist James Foley

The Islamic State militant group claimed yesterday to have beheaded a photojournalist from Rochester in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. A video posted on YouTube, later removed, purported to show…

Aug 19
McDonald's to sell packaged coffee nationally

McDonald's plans to start selling its packaged coffee at supermarkets nationally by early next year, a move intended to help raise the profile of the coffee sold at its U.S. restaurants. The world's biggest…

Aug 19
Dinner in 35 minutes: Creamy Parmesan Polenta With Broccoli Rabe

Creamy Parmesan Polenta With Broccoli Rabe 2 servings These cozy, warm bowls could be just the ticket for an easy meal at the beach. Just remember to pack the cornmeal/polenta and pine nuts. This recipe…

Aug 19
Man who raised $100,000 for ALS in Ice Bucket Challenge dies

Corey Griffin, a former Bain Capital manager who raised more than $100,000 for the ALS Association in the past week through the Ice Bucket Challenge, was killed in a diving accident. He was 27. He died…

Aug 19
Ferguson pledges outreach efforts after shooting

Ferguson's leaders urged residents yesterday to stay home after dark to "allow peace to settle in" and pledged several actions to reconnect with the predominantly black community in the St. Louis suburb…

Aug 19
Poll: Common Core loses support

A year ago, the term Common Core meant little to the American public. But today, a vast majority of people in the country are familiar with the nationwide educational standards - and most of them oppose…

Aug 19
Loudon farm gets USDA grant for beef, pork burger blend

Carole Soule and Bruce Dawson of Miles Smith Farm in Loudon have created a burger they say has the ideal mix of flavor and fat. Now, with the help of a $127,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture,…