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People stand atop an overturned car in Keene, N.H. ,on Saturday during a night of violent parties that led to destruction, dozens of arrests and multiple injuries, near the city's annual pumpkin festival. The parties around the school coincided with the annual Keene Pumpkin Festival, where the community tries to set a world record of the largest number of carved and lighted jack-o-lanterns in one place. AP photo

Students clean up after mayhem near Keene Pumpkin Festival

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Keene State College students quickly cleaned up from a chaotic weekend yesterday after violent parties near the city’s annual pumpkin festival led to destruction, dozens of arrests and multiple injuries. The parties around the school coincided with the Keene Pumpkin Festival, at which the community tries to set a world record of the largest number of carved and lighted jack-o-lanterns …

Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found. The payments, underwritten by American taxpayers, flowed through a legal loophole that gave the U.S. Justice Department leverage to persuade Nazi …

Police hunt for clues near where Va. remains found

Sunday, October 19, 2014

After finding remains that could be University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities interviewed nearby Charlottesville, Va., residents and picked through leaves on the side of a sparsely populated highway, searching for any clues or evidence. Forensic tests were needed to confirm whether the remains match the 18-year-old Graham. They were discovered by …

for sale in loudon: The perfect living space – all on one level

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The beautiful, executive style-ranch home at 74 Plateau Ridge Road in Loudon offers single-level living and an incredible design aesthetic. Featuring four bedrooms and three bathrooms, the home is both spacious and serene, located at the end of …

App reviews: Leaf Peepr, for scouting fall colors; NBA Game Time, for hoops fans

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Tracking fall color Leaf season is officially here. All around the country the colors are changing, and fast. To make sure you catch peak color, consider downloading Leaf Peepr, a mobile devices application that relies on ground reports from fall color lovers. You can also submit reports of …

Missouri: Officials: Evidence supports Ferguson police officer’s account

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Forensic evidence shows Michael Brown’s blood on the gun, uniform and inside the car of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, law enforcement officials said, information they believe potentially corroborates the officer’s story that the unarmed 18-year-old tried to take his gun. The evidence will make it harder for …

Pit bull vote aims to settle disputes over breeds

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sharee Talbot wants her dog back. For now, though, she has to drive out of town to visit Buddy because the 2-year-old pit bull isn’t allowed in her hometown of Aurora, Colo. “Look at him. He’s funny. He’s …

Gay-rights group backs use of HIV-prevention pill

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The largest U.S. gay-rights organization yesterday endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug. Some doctors have been reluctant to prescribe the drug, Truvada, on the premise that it might …

Mission Unaccomplished: Containing Ebola in Africa

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Looking back, the mistakes are easy to see: Waiting too long, spending too little, relying on the wrong people, thinking small when they needed to think big. Many people, governments and agencies share the blame for failing to …

Bishops scrap welcome to gays in sign of split

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays yesterday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families. The bishops failed to …

Native American schools face decayed buildings, poverty

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Federally owned schools for Native Americans on reservations are marked by remoteness, extreme poverty and a lack of construction dollars. They also are among the nation’s lowest performing. The Obama administration is pushing ahead with an improvement plan …

High court balks at last-minute voting changes

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks …

Cops: Remains may be those of missing UVa. student

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Searchers found human remains yesterday that could be those of a University of Virginia sophomore who has been missing since Sept. 13, the police said. Further forensic tests are needed to confirm whether the remains are those of …