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Climate change drawing lots of money, but gaining little traction, in Senate race

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Ronald West considers himself the swing vote of his Concord household. He is a registered independent and cares about issues like the economy and national security. But recently another issue has cracked his top-five list: climate change. “It’s pretty important,” West said. If legislators can ignore the science behind climate change, he said, “it’s easy to ignore other things.” When a canvasser from NextGen Climate – a super PAC dedicated …

Ebola quarantine for doctors, others ordered by N.Y., N.J.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York yesterday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in West Africa. The move came after a physician who …

GOP candidates tread gingerly on climate

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position to make a judgment on the issue, then pivoting quickly to express concern for the environment, the economy or both. “I am not a scientist,” Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of …

Mormon founder had teen bride during polygamy days

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Mormon church founder Joseph Smith had a teenage bride and was married to other men’s wives during the early days of the faith when polygamy was practiced, a new church essay acknowledges. The Church of Jesus Christ of …

No terror link seen in NYC police hatchet attack

Saturday, October 25, 2014

A man who brazenly attacked a group of police officers with a hatchet on a busy street described himself as a Muslim convert and ranted online against America, but he had no clear ties to international terrorism, the …

Democrat loses ground in Kansas governor’s race

Saturday, October 25, 2014

After lifting the spirits of Kansas Democrats eager to oust conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback over his aggressive tax-cutting experiment, challenger Paul Davis appears to be losing ground as the state’s GOP loyalties and a hail of negative …

Iraqi officials say IS militants used chlorine gas

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Islamic State militants used chlorine gas during fighting with security forces and Shiite militiamen last month north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said yesterday. The disclosure comes on the heels of similar reports from the Syrian border town of …

Attack on Egypt army post kills 30

Saturday, October 25, 2014

A coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops yesterday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of violence by …

Franklin schools get slice of $9.75M for mental health training

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Franklin-Hill School District is one of three in the state that will split a $9.75 million federal grant for mental health training and education. The amount of money the district will receive from the federal Department of Health and Human Services wasn’t immediately available, but the grant …

Ebola, foreign policy in spotlight during latest Shaheen-Brown debate

Friday, October 24, 2014

Reflecting the increasingly nationalized tone of the race, the bulk of the conversation between New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate candidates at last night’s WBIN-TV/CNN debate was grounded not in issues directly tied to the Granite State but instead in …

Suspected Nigerian Islamists kidnap 60 women from northeast

Friday, October 24, 2014

Suspected Boko Haram militants abducted 60 women from two villages in northeastern Nigeria, a security official said, less than a week after the government announced it had reached a truce with the Islamist group. The women were taken over the weekend from the Madagali district of the northeastern …

Activists: Syria airstrikes toll over 500

Friday, October 24, 2014

U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on Syria have killed more than 500 people, mainly Islamic militants, since they began last month, activists said yesterday, as fighting flared in the northern Syrian border town of Kobani. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for …

Ex-Mountie hero of shootout at Canada’s Parliament

Friday, October 24, 2014

The standing ovation began even before Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers entered the Parliament chamber in his black robe, carrying the golden ceremonial mace on his right shoulder. For more than two minutes, the lawmakers applauded and pounded their desks …