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Concord police say teen fabricated story about an abandoned husky chained to a fence

Monday, November 24, 2014

Police in Concord say a report of an abandoned husky chained to a fence with a sign that read “Free” was made up. WMUR-TV reported a juvenile bought the dog and fabricated a story last week that would help convince her parents to keep the dog. The dog has been given to a foster family, which is working with the original owner to find a permanent home. Police said the dog was chained to the fence of a city dog park on Thursday, with a box of dog food. The dog appeared to be in good health. – The Associated Press …

Commission examining New Hampshire’s high workers' compensation costs splits over plan to limit what medical providers can charge

Monday, November 24, 2014

Say two men show up at the same hospital on the same day with identical broken bones in their arms. But one fell out of a tree doing yard work at home, while the other fell off a ladder at work. Under New Hampshire’s current workers’ compensation system, the injured worker’s arm will cost far more to fix, a price discrepancy that is …

Survey: N.H. retailers expect boost in holiday sales

Monday, November 24, 2014

A survey shows New Hampshire retailers are expecting holiday sales to be up 4.3 percent, slightly higher than the national expectation. The survey by the New Hampshire Retail Association says 77 percent of retailers are anticipating their 2014 holiday sales will be the same or better than last year. A total of 69 percent of respondents said that their 2014 inventory levels are …

Travel Talk: It’s the perfect time to plan that road trip you’ve dreaming of

Sunday, November 23, 2014

If you haven’t noticed, gas prices are at their lowest in four years. Even better, industry wizards predict that the prices will stay low throughout 2015. At the same time, airfares are so high that Bud and I …

For sale in Concord: The perfect place to come home to

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The elegant brick colonial at 2 Deer Track Lane in Concord is located on a wooded corner lot within the executive neighborhood of Millbrook Farms. Featuring a first-floor master bedroom suite, a lower-level in-law apartment, an additional three …

App review: Wiper, to delete online data

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Wiper is trying a novel approach to keep your information safe online: to let you decide when it’s time to delete your own data. Users can share text messages, HD voice calls and YouTube videos with that peace of mind. Hit the delete button on this app, and …

Boston: Police: Naked suspect assaults man, 84, at airport

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A naked man fell through the ceiling of a women’s bathroom at Logan Airport yesterday, then ran out of the restroom and viciously assaulted an elderly man while he was still in the buff and bleeding, before being arrested, state police said. Cameron Shenk, 26, of Boston, was …

How to teach self-driving cars ethics of the road

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A large truck speeding in the opposite direction suddenly veers into your lane. Jerk the wheel left and smash into a bicyclist? Swerve right toward a family on foot? Slam the brakes and brace for head-on impact? Drivers …

The smoking-hot business of marijuana

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The frenzy in the cavernous Green Valley Ranch Resort ballroom in Henderson, Nev., might have passed for any confab of entrepreneurs pitching their business plans to poker-faced angel investors – until an organizer took the podium for a …

Civic group: No Ferguson grand jury decision yet

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Crews erected barricades yesterday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend. …

Winners and losers under Obama’s immigration plan

Sunday, November 23, 2014

President Obama unveiled one of the most sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system in decades, shielding millions from deportation. Among those breathing easier: a Mexican woman in Birmingham, Ala., who barely missed qualifying for a reprieve in …

New report sees ‘missed opportunities’ to treat Newtown shooter Lanza

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A new state report examining “missed opportunities” to intervene before the Newtown, Conn., school shooting suggests that “weaknesses and lapses in the educational and healthcare systems’ response and untreated mental illness” played a role in the continued mental deterioration of the gunman, Adam Lanza. The report, by Connecticut’s …

Shifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegations

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Tamra Wade struggled mightily over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago, when, she says, a trusted professor forced himself on her in an empty classroom. Ultimately she couldn’t bring herself to do it. But if it happened now, she says, she’d be a …