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App reviews: Thumbly, a custom keyboard, and Kitchen Stories, for meal planning

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Single-handedly creating a custom keyboard for your phone Are you a one-armed bandit on your phone? To those who still type mostly with one thumb: There’s a keyboard out there for you: Thumbly. This custom keyboard fans the familiar QWERTY layout from the bottom corner of your phone, so you can type with one hand easily. The app works for righties and lefties, and the ambidextrous can switch between the …

How you talk to your baby now can impact their social skills later

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Think you have your hands full making sure your baby is fed and clean and gets enough sleep? Here’s another thing for the list: developing your child’s social skills by the way you talk. People used to think that social skills were something kids were born with, not taught. But a growing body of research shows that the environment a children grow up …

For sale in Bow: Glorious details, wonderful location

Sunday, August 2, 2015

The well-maintained colonial at 13 Buckingham Drive is situated in one of Bow’s most sought-after neighborhoods, Buckingham Estates. Sited on 2.35 acres of professionally landscaped grounds, this property offers a home with attractive curb appeal and views of the wooded surroundings. The home features 2,580 square feet of living space, three bedrooms and …

Congressional Roll Call, July 31

Sunday, August 2, 2015

By Targeted News Service Here’s a look at how members of Congress voted over the previous week. House Student Aid and Private Universities: The House has passed the Need-Based Educational Aid Act (S. 1482), sponsored by Sen. Chuck …

Capital Beat: Bipartisan group to focus on ‘opportunity gap’

Saturday, August 1, 2015

The presidential candidates flooding to New Hampshire often talk about their humble beginnings, and how they worked their way up to become the people they are today. It’s the classic promise of the American Dream – that no …

McCain asks New Hampshire voters to pay attention to Graham in 2016

Saturday, August 1, 2015

At the end of a Saturday town hall held for Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham on Tuesday, fellow Republican Sen. John McCain made a direct appeal to New Hampshire voters. “Tell your friends to go and see …

A month full of moons

Saturday, August 1, 2015

A “blue moon,” which typically refers to a second full moon appearance within the same month, rises over the Lake Michigan horizon in Milwaukee, Wis., on Friday. …

Swimming despite warning

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Triathletes leave the water after swimming in the Copacabana beach during training ahead of the Triathlon Olympic Qualifier event, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Friday. They swam despite published warnings that water in the area was “unfit” …

Hillary and Bill Clinton earn more than $139M

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, earned more than $139 million between 2007 and 2014, according to federal income tax returns released by her campaign Friday. The returns show that the Clintons paid an overall federal tax rate of 31.6 percent during …

Jolie visits female factory workers

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Angelina Jolie has joined Myanmar’s opposition leader and democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, in sitting down with female workers to learn more about their dire conditions. Jolie, who is a special envoy for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, is on a four-day visit to the Southeast …

Palestinian shot by Israeli troops during protest dies

Saturday, August 1, 2015

An 18-year-old protester shot by Israeli troops during a demonstration over the killing of a Palestinian toddler died of his wounds Saturday, Palestinian health officials said. Ahmad Betawi, the director of the Ramallah hospital, said Laith al-Khaldi died …

Suburb searches for answers after fatal stabbings in Oklahoma

Saturday, August 1, 2015

In the dim of morning, there isn’t much to see at the house on Magnolia Court. Garage door’s up. There’s a Corvette parked inside and a burgundy GMC Yukon XL parked behind it in the driveway. Police technicians …

Spider vans crawl US roads to triage nation’s potholed byways

Saturday, August 1, 2015

The white Ford van rumbled down Devonshire Street, past the green-trunked palo verde trees and graveled lawns of central Phoenix. Lasers up front mapped the road’s roughness, and high-definition cameras on spider-like arms in back recorded continuous images of cracked asphalt. With 65 percent of U.S. roads rated …