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for sale in hopkinton: A beautiful dwelling – inside and out

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The home at 18 Brookwood Lane in Hopkinton is a beautifully maintained and picturesque cape on a corner lot. Featuring four bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms, the home offers gorgeous custom details, modern amenities and lots of space. Situated on more than 2 acres, the home has been designed with entertaining in mind and includes lots of great places for friends … 0

Political groups try to mobilize the youth vote ahead of Nov. elections

Saturday, September 20, 2014

When Eric Schleien met his political role model, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, at a rally in Manchester this month, he shook the senator’s hand and asked to take a selfie. “Rand, to me, is such an inspiration,” said Schleien, a 26-year-old Republican who is running for state representative in Hudson. The Kentucky senator … 0

CIA stops spying on friendly nations

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Stung by the backlash over a German caught selling secrets to the U.S. and the revelations of surveillance by the National Security Agency, the CIA has stopped spying on friendly governments in Western Europe, according to current and former U.S. officials. The pause in decades of espionage was designed to give CIA officers … 0

Health care is often the biggest expense in retirement, and the hardest to predict

Saturday, September 20, 2014

As the youngest of the baby boomers celebrate their 50th birthdays this year, many will put renewed attention on what will likely be the biggest expense in retirement: their health. Still the responsibility of caring for retirees – as well as the cost – often falls on family … 1

Roll call

Saturday, September 20, 2014

By Voterama in Congress Here’s how New Hampshire’s members of Congress voted on major issues during the week ending Friday. House U.S. SUPPORT OF SYRIAN REBELS: The House on Wednesday voted 273 for and 156 against to authorize the U.S. government to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels … 0

Don’t use smart phones while walking, experts say

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A 14-year-old boy was injured when he walked off a 6-foot-high bridge into a ditch while talking on his phone. A 23-year-old man was hit by a car while walking down the middle of a road talking on his phone. The dangers of distracted driving are well-known and … 0

Pope chooses a moderate for Chicago archbishop

Saturday, September 20, 2014

As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road. He has spoken out against same-sex marriage and against conservative hostility toward gay rights … 0

Secret Service reviews White House security after fence-jumper enters mansion

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Secret Service yesterday launched a White House security review into how a Texas man was able to get inside the north door of the mansion Friday night after jumping a fence and sprinting nearly 200 yards across the North Lawn, getting farther than any fence-jumper before. Authorities … 0

Jailed, some mentally ill inmates land in lockdown

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Day or night, the lights inside cell 135C of central New Mexico’s Valencia County Detention Center were always on. Locked inside, alone, for months, Jan Green – a 52-year-old computer technician with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder – rocked … 0

Prosecutors look to new DNA testing in twin cases

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Prosecutors in Boston were forced to put a rape suspect on trial three times before jurors were willing to convict him a decade ago. It wasn’t due to lack of evidence, but because the suspect was an identical twin. Similar cases have popped up elsewhere, illustrating the challenges … 0

Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Turkish authorities said they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world’s most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo. But as the well-dressed men and women captured … 0

El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world’s alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and bloodshed across the Middle East. The former army general has faced widespread international criticism for his ouster last year … 0

Obama faces questions on prospect of expanded war

Saturday, September 20, 2014

President Obama’s military campaign against Islamic State extremists has already crept beyond the narrow parameters he first outlined three months ago. But military experts both inside and outside the administration argue that even more may be needed for … 0