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After a decade as No. 1, New Hampshire falls to No. 4 in annual Kids Count survey

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

For at least a decade, New Hampshire enjoyed a comfortable spot as the top state in the nation in an annual survey of kids’ well-being. This year, it fell to No. 4 – a wake-up call, some say, on the urgency of addressing child poverty and related issues in the Granite State. While the most recent edition of the Kids Count index, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, … 1

Hamas, Israel signal unwillingness to compromise; Palestinian death toll at 560

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Islamist militant organization Hamas said yesterday that it would not agree to a cease-fire with Israel until its demands were met, as Israel warned that its incursion into the Gaza Strip could continue for days or even weeks. The stark assessments offered little hope for quick progress toward ending a 14-day-old conflict … 1

Must-have accessory for House candidates in 2014: the personalized super PAC

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Daniel Innis, a former business school dean running a long-shot campaign for the House in New Hampshire, faced a big financial disadvantage until a wealthy friend put hundreds of thousands of dollars into a super PAC backing his candidacy. A similar assist from a billionaire hedge fund chief helped Lee Zeldin, a state … 1

Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A college friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted yesterday of trying to protect the Boston Marathon bombing suspect by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled fireworks they took from his dorm room … 1

Perry sending National Guard to Mexico border

Monday, July 21, 2014

Gov. Rick Perry says he’s deploying as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border after growing tired of “lip service” from the federal government. Perry said Monday that the National Guard will provide additional support … 0

Shaheen meets privately with VA secretary nominee McDonald

Monday, July 21, 2014

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen met privately yesterday with the president’s nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned amid pressure in May after reports of mismanagement and faulty recording that led to long wait times at VA hospitals, sometimes resulting in veteran deaths. President … 4

McDonald’s, KFC in China face new food scandal

Monday, July 21, 2014

McDonald’s and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken. The companies said they immediately stopped using meat from the supplier, Husi … 0

Pain of Atlantic City casino closings far-reaching

Monday, July 21, 2014

Yomary Blanco cleans rooms at Trump Plaza, one of three Atlantic City casinos that could shut down by September. Her husband works the buffet at the Showboat, which is scheduled to close on Aug. 31. With two young … 0

Washington, D.C.: Shipping containers for housing?

Monday, July 21, 2014

They are the building blocks of the global economy, 20 million big steel boxes sloshing across oceans on mammoth container ships. Starting yesterday, the first of 18 dented outcasts were set to be stacked in a dug-out Washington, … 0

New Mexico: Other attacks probed after transients killed

Monday, July 21, 2014

The police in New Mexico were investigating whether three teenagers suspected of beating two homeless men to death with cinderblocks, bricks and a metal fence pole were responsible for dozens of other attacks on transients in recent months. Alex Rios, 18, and two boys, ages 16 and 15, … 0

Brown hosts small roundtable on veterans employment in Concord

Monday, July 21, 2014

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown solicited feedback on his veterans proposals and sought ideas for how to lower the veterans unemployment event today at the Barley House in Concord. Brown release a policy paper last week on veterans employment and health care. During the private event with … 0

A campaign season without Vermin Supreme? Hardly.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Does a campaign season feel incomplete without the dulcet tones of a man yelling “Brush your teeth” through a megaphone? Then you’re in luck. It might take some work to track down a copy, but a new documentary about perennial presidential candidate Vermin Supreme is complete. Supreme is … 0

Shaheen campaign airs fifth TV ad

Monday, July 21, 2014

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s campaign is up with another television ad, this one focusing on her efforts to help college graduates refinance their student loans. This is Shaheen’s fifth television ad in her campaign for re-election. The other four ads focused on her efforts to help small businesses … 0