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After a decade as No. 1, New Hampshire falls to No. 4 in annual Kids Count survey

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

For at least a decade, New Hampshire enjoyed a comfortable spot as the top state in the nation in an annual survey of kids’ well-being. This year, it fell to No. 4 – a wake-up call, some say, on the urgency of addressing child poverty and related issues in the Granite State. While the most recent edition of the Kids Count index, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, … 1

Hamas, Israel signal unwillingness to compromise; Palestinian death toll at 560

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Islamist militant organization Hamas said yesterday that it would not agree to a cease-fire with Israel until its demands were met, as Israel warned that its incursion into the Gaza Strip could continue for days or even weeks. The stark assessments offered little hope for quick progress toward ending a 14-day-old conflict … 1

Must-have accessory for House candidates in 2014: the personalized super PAC

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Daniel Innis, a former business school dean running a long-shot campaign for the House in New Hampshire, faced a big financial disadvantage until a wealthy friend put hundreds of thousands of dollars into a super PAC backing his candidacy. A similar assist from a billionaire hedge fund chief helped Lee Zeldin, a state … 1

Business notes

Monday, July 21, 2014

Aria at Portwalk Place in Portsmouth is now open to the public for leasing. Occupancy is expected for the end of the summer. Leases start at $1,770 per month. For more information, visit LivePortwalk.com or call 436-9926. … 1

More than 100 Palestinians and 13 Israeli troops killed in deadliest day of Israel’s operation in Gaza

Monday, July 21, 2014

Day 13 was the bloodiest so far. More than 100 Palestinians were killed in heavy bombardment and street battles in Gaza yesterday and 13 Israeli soldiers were slain in the most intense day of fighting in Israel’s current … 0

Americans feeling more confident about finding better-paying jobs

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Gallup poll found that 35 percent of Americans think now is a good time to find a quality job – one with a higher wage. That may not seem like much, but the July reading is the highest since December 2007, the start of the Great Recession, … 0

Bodies from downed jet piled in boxcars in Ukraine

Monday, July 21, 2014

Pro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars yesterday in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777, drawing condemnation from Western leaders that … 0

Iraqi PM condemns jihadis’ targeting of Christians

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Iraq’s prime minister yesterday condemned the Islamic State extremist group’s actions targeting Christians in territory it controls, saying they reveal the threat the jihadists pose to the minority community’s “centuries-old heritage.” The comments from Nouri al-Maliki come a … 0

Indonesia girds for vote result

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Indonesia’s election commission is in the final stages of the vote count in a presidential ballot where both candidates claim victory, as the police prepare for possible street protests that may spur capital outflows. Outgoing President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono warned the political situation could “boil” should the losing … 0

Google mulls transforming NYC pay phones into Wi-Fi hot spots

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Google is among several technology companies considering a plan that uses pay phone locations to give New Yorkers free wireless internet access. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company was among more than 50 attendees at an informational meeting in May for the project, according to a city document. Bids … 0

Amazon announces all-you-can-read plan

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Amazon.com announced Friday that it is instituting a monthly subscription service that will allow as many ebooks as a customer wants. The service, called Kindle Unlimited, gives customers access to Amazon’s catalog of 600,000 Kindle books and “thousands” of audio books. For a monthly fee of $9.99, Kindle … 0

Nation & world briefs, July 21

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Poll: Few Americans check doctors’ vitals Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but will that doctor provide high-quality care? A new poll shows that people don’t know how to determine that. Being licensed and likable doesn’t necessarily mean a doctor is up … 0

Judge tosses out lawsuit against Rymes Proprane

Sunday, July 20, 2014

A local oil company did not break the law last summer when it lowered its fuel prices well below those of its competitors, a federal judge has ruled. United States District Court Judge Landya McCafferty threw out the case brought by Concord’s Johnny Prescott & Son Oil Co. … 0