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History, weather, people factors for N.H. ski areas when it comes to end of season

Thursday, March 26, 2015

This year’s ski season started with a bang with an early cold snap that provided ideal conditions for snowmaking. Epic amounts of snow fell in the mountains, and temperatures remained cold into the spring, keeping a heavy blanket at the state’s ski resorts. It all seemed to add up to an extended ski season that could spill into schools’ April …

How government aims to protect low-income users of ‘payday’ loans

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Each month, more than 200,000 needy U.S. households take out what’s advertised as a brief loan. Many have run out of money between paychecks. So they obtain a “payday” loan to tide them over. Problem is, such loans can often bury them in fees and debts. Their bank accounts can be closed, their cars repossessed. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed rules yesterday …

Iraqi Shiite militias balk at offensive after US intervention

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Iraqi militia forces that have led the fight against Islamic State militants in Tikrit balked at U.S. intervention yesterday, saying that they would stop thousands of fighters under their influence from joining an offensive on the city. Though the militia leaders said they would remain in their positions around Tikrit, their refusal to continue fighting raises the question as to whether regular Iraqi …

Saudi Arabia bombs Yemen as fears grow of a land invasion

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Saudi jets pounded neighboring Yemen yesterday and Egyptian warships steamed toward its coast in the start of an Arab-led offensive against Shiite rebels that has become a showdown between the major powers in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia …

On Friday, half a pair of twins leaves for a year in space and great research opportunity

Thursday, March 26, 2015

When astronaut Scott Kelly volunteered to spend a year in space, he asked NASA scientists whether they’d take advantage of the near-perfect copy he’d be leaving behind: His twin brother Mark, who retired from spaceflight in 2011 after four shuttle flights. Today, a Soyuz rocket brings Russian Mikhail …

Pressure cooker parts, BBs, found in marathon bombers’ home

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Nails, BBs, pressure cooker parts and other potential bomb components were found inside Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s family apartment, an FBI agent testified yesterday. The items were found during a search four days after the 2013 terrorism attack, which killed three people and injured more than 260 …

AP Investigation: Is the fish you buy caught by slaves?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Associated Press notified the International Organization for Migration about men in this story, who were then moved out of Benjina by the police for their safety. Hundreds of slaves remain on the island, and five …

Infographic: Where do people in N.H. have the best quality of life?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A new report released today shows the most and least healthy counties in New Hampshire and across the nation. The report, called County Health Rankings, was compliled by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin …

‘Animal House’ frat at Dartmouth accused of branding members

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A Dartmouth College fraternity that partly inspired the 1978 movie Animal House has been accused of branding new members while under suspension last fall, but the group’s lawyer denies that anyone was hazed or hurt. Alpha Delta, which …

President of Yemen flees by sea amid rebel advance in south

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi fled Yemen by sea yesterday as Shiite rebels and their allies moved on his last refuge in the south, captured its airport and put a bounty on his head, officials said. The departure …

US conducting airstrikes to help Iraq retake Tikrit

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

At Iraq’s request, the U.S. began airstrikes in Tikrit yesterday in support of a stalled Iraqi ground offensive to retake the city from Islamic State fighters. The bombing marked a significant expansion of the U.S. military role in …

Military: Bergdahl may face life in prison if convicted

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive for five years by the Taliban, was charged yesterday by the U.S. military with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and could get life …

HJ Heinz buys Kraft to build $28 billion food giant

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Some of the most familiar names in ketchup, pickles, cheese and hot dogs are set to come under the same roof after H.J. Heinz Co. announced plans yesterday to buy Kraft and create one of the world’s largest …