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FILE - In this May 23, 2014 file photo, grocery and dairy assistant Reyna DeLoge stocks dairy products that only use milk from pasture-raised cows, at Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers, in Denver. As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Milk industry fights back against ‘anti-dairy folks’

Monday, January 26, 2015

The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy. As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk. The association says it needs to act because attitudes about milk are deteriorating more rapidly, with vegan groups, non-dairy competitors and other …

Sex-abuse civil trial to unveil Boy Scout ‘perversion’ files

Monday, January 26, 2015

The sexual abuse of a 13-year-old Boy Scout by an adult volunteer was part of a “sordid history of child sexual abuse” within the organization that has been documented internally by the Boy Scouts for nearly a century, the victim’s attorney said yesterday in his opening statement at a civil trial. The Scout, …

Argentina under fire for revealing trip of fleeing reporter

Monday, January 26, 2015

Argentina’s government faced criticism for publishing the travel details of a journalist who said he fled in fear of his life after breaking the news of the death of a prosecutor in a politically charged case. The official Twitter account of the presidential palace published Damian Pachter’s voucher for a flight to Uruguay on Sunday, highlighting that he was due to return to …

5 ways unmanned drones could affect the American food supply

Monday, January 26, 2015

Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal’s temperature. Applying pesticides. When it comes to drones, “your imagination can go pretty wild in terms of what would be possible,” says Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union. This …

Elon Musk’s SpaceX settles lawsuit against Air Force

Monday, January 26, 2015

SpaceX, Elon Musk’s start-up space company, announced Friday that it would drop its lawsuit against the Air Force protesting the award of a lucrative contract to launch military satellites. In a joint statement, the Air Force and SpaceX said that the California-based company agreed to drop the suit …

Chapter 11 clips SkyMall mag’s wings

Monday, January 26, 2015

Farewell, frivolous in-flight shopping. SkyMall, the wacky airline catalog that has long filled the seat pockets of so many commercial airplanes, could finally be folding its pages. Xhibit Corp., SkyMall’s parent company, announced Friday that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, citing the quarterly magazine’s inability to …

Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil

Monday, January 26, 2015

A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece’s painful austerity program won a historic victory in yesterday’s parliamentary elections, setting the stage for a showdown with the country’s international creditors that could shake the eurozone. Alexis Tsipras, leader …

Capital Beat: Concealed weapons on Legislature’s agenda

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Republicans already scored one victory in the firearms category: allowing concealed weapons back into the House Chamber. Now they are going for the second: a constitutional carry law that would mean you don’t have to get a state-issued …

Do drones, smart rifles make hunting too easy?

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The use of drones and other emerging technologies while hunting could soon be banned in New Hampshire. The state Fish and Game Department has proposed rules that would ban the taking, driving or locating of wild game through use of drones, while also banning smart rifles and live-action …

Japan: Unverified video may show execution

Saturday, January 24, 2015

A visibly shaken Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said early today that Japan was working to free two hostages held by the extremist Islamic State group, calling a new online video purporting to show that one had been killed …

NH, Maine, Vermont snowmobile sharing coming up next weekend

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Snowmobilers in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine are going to take part in an upcoming three-day weekend when riders registered in any one of those states can explore the trails of the other two states for free. Starting Friday, any snowmobile legally registered in any of the participating …

Rockets kill 30 as rebels launch offensive

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools, homes and shops yesterday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing at least 30 people, authorities said. Ukrainian officials rushed to defend the strategically important port city as the …

Memories fade as Ghana’s colonial architecture swept away

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Elizabeth Biney remembers as a little girl watching monkeys play in her yard and parrots flit above the sloping roof of her colonial house in the Ghanaian capital, Accra. “There were birds all over the place,” Biney, now 58, recalled. “There were so many trees you couldn’t see …