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FILE - In this May 23, 2014 file photo, grocery and dairy assistant Reyna DeLoge stocks dairy products that only use milk from pasture-raised cows, at Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers, in Denver. As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Milk industry fights back against ‘anti-dairy folks’

Monday, January 26, 2015

The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy. As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk. The association says it needs to act because attitudes about milk are deteriorating more rapidly, with vegan groups, non-dairy competitors and other …

Sex-abuse civil trial to unveil Boy Scout ‘perversion’ files

Monday, January 26, 2015

The sexual abuse of a 13-year-old Boy Scout by an adult volunteer was part of a “sordid history of child sexual abuse” within the organization that has been documented internally by the Boy Scouts for nearly a century, the victim’s attorney said yesterday in his opening statement at a civil trial. The Scout, …

Argentina under fire for revealing trip of fleeing reporter

Monday, January 26, 2015

Argentina’s government faced criticism for publishing the travel details of a journalist who said he fled in fear of his life after breaking the news of the death of a prosecutor in a politically charged case. The official Twitter account of the presidential palace published Damian Pachter’s voucher for a flight to Uruguay on Sunday, highlighting that he was due to return to …

New $2.5M veterinary lab to be constructed on UNH campus

Monday, January 26, 2015

The New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is getting a new home on the University of New Hampshire campus. The lab assists the state commissioner of agriculture and the state veterinarian in their efforts to monitor and control important animal diseases. It also provides diagnostic services to hundreds of …

Washington: Hobbyist blamed for White House drone crash

Monday, January 26, 2015

A two-foot-long drone, apparently flown by a hobbyist, crashed on the White House grounds yesterday in an extraordinary, if unintended, breach that raised fresh questions about the president’s security – and a growing threat from the sky. A …

Putin defiant after more threats from West

Monday, January 26, 2015

A defiant President Vladimir Putin yesterday called the Ukrainian army a “NATO foreign legion,” reflecting his readiness to stand up to the West regardless of rising economic costs, as Standard & Poor’s rating agency downgraded Russia’s credit rating …

Downtown: Concord officials comfortable with minimal safety net on Main Street project

Monday, January 26, 2015

Better safe than sorry, right? Maybe not, in the case of the Main Street project. As Concord prepares to break ground on the downtown redesign this spring, the city has already dipped into its contingency fund to buy $200,000 worth of signs. That leaves the city with about …

Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

Monday, January 26, 2015

Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Never before have insects with modified DNA come so close to …

Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge

Monday, January 26, 2015

President Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as …

Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30

Monday, January 26, 2015

Ukraine’s president said yesterday that intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russia-backed separatists were responsible for the rockets that pounded the southeastern city of Mariupol and killed at least 30 people. The attack on Mariupol, a strategically …

Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, scores killed

Monday, January 26, 2015

In fierce fighting yesterday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from three fronts. At the same time, the insurgents continued scorched-earth attacks on …

Ex-spies infiltrate Hollywood as advisers

Monday, January 26, 2015

The place in Brooklyn looks like a CIA safehouse. Red brick office building with peeling metal awning. No sign. Inside, writers are plotting out the popular Cold War espionage show The Americans – one of an assortment of …

State legislatures advance 20-week abortion ban Congress couldn’t pass

Monday, January 26, 2015

Republicans on Capitol Hill this week suffered an embarrassing defeat after being forced to drop legislation that would have outlawed abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. But similar legislation is likely to advance in state capitols around the country this year. Abortion opponents like the Susan B. Anthony …