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Isaniya Rai and her father Bom at their new apartment. Isaniya was wondering when her mother was coming back from the doctor's appointment.


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Refugees in N.H.: Where they're from

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The following chart details refugee totals across New England, and from where they are arriving. New to New Hampshire | Create infographics</ …

Some TurboTax customers had refunds stolen after they filed

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Michelle Quinn filed her tax return in January and got the good news that she was due a refund of about $8,000. But days after the refund was supposed to arrive, the 33-year-old mother of three still didn’t see the cash in her bank account. When Quinn logged onto TurboTax, she learned that her refund had in fact been deposited – into someone …

Review: N.H. should keep juvenile justice programs in DCYF

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A newly released review of New Hampshire’s juvenile justice programs endorsed the decision to keep Child Protection Services and Juvenile Justice Services under the same umbrella of programming, within the Division of Children, Youth and Families at the Department of Health and Human Services. As the state prepares to place 17-year-olds in its juvenile justice facilities starting in July, as opposed to their …

Official: Al-Shabab siege at Somali hotel ends, 24 dead

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Blood spattered utensils, bullet-pocked walls and overturned chairs mark the reception area of a prominent hotel in the Somali capital following an attack by Islamic extremists that killed at least 24, including six attackers. Somali special forces stood …

Astronauts board space station for 1-year mission

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Two Russians and an American floated into the International Space Station yesterday, beginning what is to be a year away from Earth for two of them. Mikhail Kornienko and Scott Kelly are to spend 342 days aboard the …

Yemen’s embattled president yesterday called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country “puppets of Iran,” directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the chaos there and demanding airstrikes against rebel positions continue until they surrender. Egypt’s president supported the creation a regional Arab military force and a Gulf diplomat warned that Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen could go on for months, raising the specter of a regional conflict pitting Sunni nations against Shiite power Iran. The comments by Arab leaders including Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who fled his country only days earlier, came at an Arab summit largely focusing on the chaos there caused by the advance of the rebels, known as Houthis. Leaders of Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait obliquely referenced Iran earlier at the summit held in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. They blamed the Persian country for meddling in the affairs of Arab nations, with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi saying that it was “spreading its ailment in the body.” “This nation, in its darkest hour, had never faced a challenge to its existence and a threat to its identity like the one it’s facing now,” el-Sissi said. “This threatens our national security, and (we) cannot ignore its consequences for the Arab identity.” Hadi directly challenged Iran in his remarks and called for his supporters to rise up in peaceful protest against the Houthis. “I say to the puppets of Iran, its toys and those who support it, you have destroyed Yemen with your political adolescence and by manufacturing domestic and regional crises,” Hadi said. Iran and the Houthis deny that Tehran arms the rebel movement, though it has provided humanitarian aid. Officials in Iran had no immediate comment on Hadi’s remarks.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Yemen’s embattled president yesterday called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country “puppets of Iran,” directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the chaos there and demanding airstrikes against rebel positions continue until they surrender. Egypt’s president …

Rudman Center advisers looking to future, building on momentum

Saturday, March 28, 2015

When he learned the state’s flagship university wanted to dedicate a public policy center in his name, former U.S. senator Warren Rudman said there was no greater mission than to train future leaders to seek justice, serve their country and work together for the common good. The late …

Legislators sip on bill to allow alcohol samples at NH farmers markets

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The India Pale Ale from Canterbury Ale Works has dominant floral and citrus notes from cascade hops, a classic hop-driven East Coast IPA. But you wouldn’t know that if you wanted to try a little at a farmers …

NASA’s liftoff a success

Saturday, March 28, 2015

NASA’s launch yesterday went off without a hitch. At 3:42 p.m., U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly left the ground at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and headed to the International Space Station in a Soyuz rocket. With no delays and all systems working perfectly, NASA’s mission control seemed calm …

Rome: High court overturns murder conviction

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Italy’s highest court yesterday overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of Knox’s roommate, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case that captivated trial-watchers on both sides of the Atlantic. …

Arizona: Internet outages reveal gaps in U.S. broadband infrastructure

Saturday, March 28, 2015

When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards and even phones. They exposed a glaring vulnerability in the …

detroit: Autopsies reveal that children found in freezer had been beaten to death

Saturday, March 28, 2015

A brother and sister whose bodies were found in a deep freezer in their Detroit home had been beaten to death, autopsies determined yesterday, painting a more complete picture of the horrors that unfolded inside the home for …

Review of campus sexual misconduct policies in NH finds gaps

Friday, March 27, 2015

Lawyers who reviewed how New Hampshire’s public universities and colleges handle sexual harassment and other misconduct said yesterday the schools must address specific gaps in policies and practices while also making broader efforts to create a safe campus culture. University System of New Hampshire officials asked attorneys at …