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for sale in hopkinton: A beautiful dwelling – inside and out

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The home at 18 Brookwood Lane in Hopkinton is a beautifully maintained and picturesque cape on a corner lot. Featuring four bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms, the home offers gorgeous custom details, modern amenities and lots of space. Situated on more than 2 acres, the home has been designed with entertaining in mind and includes lots of great places for friends … 0

Political groups try to mobilize the youth vote ahead of Nov. elections

Saturday, September 20, 2014

When Eric Schleien met his political role model, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, at a rally in Manchester this month, he shook the senator’s hand and asked to take a selfie. “Rand, to me, is such an inspiration,” said Schleien, a 26-year-old Republican who is running for state representative in Hudson. The Kentucky senator … 0

CIA stops spying on friendly nations

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Stung by the backlash over a German caught selling secrets to the U.S. and the revelations of surveillance by the National Security Agency, the CIA has stopped spying on friendly governments in Western Europe, according to current and former U.S. officials. The pause in decades of espionage was designed to give CIA officers … 0

IRAQ: France joins U.S. bombing

Saturday, September 20, 2014

France is back at America’s side in conducting military strikes in Iraq. More than a decade after spurning President George W. Bush’s war against Saddam Hussein, France yesterday became the first country to join U.S. forces pounding targets … 0

Spirituality at the speedway: Rise Again group reaches out to fans

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Small miracles have taken place on the grassy hill overlooking the infield at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Just ask Jim Dufour, who will tell you about a woman who stumbled on the ministry during race weekend a decade … 1

3-D printer may reinvent space

Friday, September 19, 2014

The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space. NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts … 0

Fierce fighting in Yemeni capital kills 120

Friday, September 19, 2014

Shiite rebels and Sunni militiamen battled for a second day yesterday in clashes that have killed at least 120 people and shaken the Yemeni capital of Sanaa. The violence raises fears that the chronically unstable country could be … 0

Buffer zone agreed on in Ukrainian peace talks

Friday, September 19, 2014

Negotiators in Ukrainian peace talks agreed last night to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants and withdraw heavy weapons and foreign fighters in order to ensure a stable truce in eastern Ukraine. The … 0

Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes yesterday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages. … 0

Yahoo cashes in with Alibaba investment

Friday, September 19, 2014

Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: an early investment in Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon. The latest windfall came with Alibaba’s record-setting IPO completed late Thursday, in which … 0

License plate scanner networks capture movements

Friday, September 19, 2014

A rapidly expanding digital network that uses cameras mounted to traffic signals and police cruisers captures the movements of millions of vehicles across the U.S., regardless of whether the drivers are being investigated by law enforcement. The license … 0

Nation & world briefs, Sept. 20

Friday, September 19, 2014

Georgia Guilty verdict in salmonella trial More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating salmonella-tainted peanut butter, the top executive at the Georgia plant where it was made was convicted yesterday and faces prison time in a rare food-poisoning trial that advocates said sends … 0

Satanists want to give out materials in Florida schools

Friday, September 19, 2014

A religious group called The Satanic Temple is making plans to hand out literature in Florida’s Orange County Public Schools later this school year, following distributions by atheist and evangelical Christian groups. The New York-based Satanist group hopes to use a distribution as a form of protest. “If … 0