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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators’ state Capitol day event, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Des Moines, Iowa. Cruz has made four trips to Iowa in eight months. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Social conservatives seek standard bearer for 2016

Thursday, October 2, 2014

While there is not yet a front-runner in the early race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is quickly becoming the favored contender of social conservatives, riding a recent wave of fiery speeches and standing ovations at right-wing conferences. Cruz’s core supporters on the right are the activists and high-powered interest groups determined to keep …

Drugmaker submits harder-to-abuse Zohydro to FDA

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The maker of the much-debated painkiller Zohydro is seeking approval of a harder-to-abuse version of the drug which, if approved, could replace the currently marketed version of the pill by next spring. San Diego, Calif.-based Zogenix said yesterday that it submitted a Food and Drug Administration application for a new formulation of Zohydro that is designed to be more difficult to snort or …

3 Afghan soldiers who fled say they can’t go home

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Three Afghan military officers who sought refuge in Canada after taking off from a military training exercise in Massachusetts said yesterday they were trying to escape Taliban violence at home but now face the wrath of their own government as well. “Now that we’ve decided to seek asylum, the danger has multiplied,” said Maj. Jan Mohammad Arash, who along with Capt. Noorullah Aminyar …

Tech-friendly cities struggle with new biz rules

Monday, September 29, 2014

A renowned technology hub that is home to some of the country’s top universities, Boston is emerging as an unlikely battleground for web-based businesses such as Airbnb and Uber, with some saying more regulations are needed to prevent …

Lemon lovers get bitter shock on California drought

Monday, September 29, 2014

First it was the surge in beef prices, and then seafood went through the roof. Now you can add lemons to the growing list of ingredients cutting into profit on the menu at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab. The three Joe’s restaurants, in Washington, D.C., Chicago …

Small businesses helping workers buy health plans

Sunday, September 28, 2014

When Monty Hagler learned his employee insurance premiums could rise as much as 38 percent, the small-business owner decided he couldn’t afford coverage that complies with the health care overhaul. He considered a variety of plans from different …

App reviews; Alone, a game swipe; Evernote Food for organizing recipes

Sunday, September 28, 2014

A game swipe You need only one finger to play Alone, but it’d better be a quick one! This Apple devices application is a stylish take on the side-scroller or runner – the type of game where the landscape moves past you and players have to keep up …

for sale in concord: A charming Victorian with curb appeal

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The one-of-a-kind Victorian located at 47 Oakmont Drive in Concord is set in Mountain Green Estates, one of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods. This beautifully manicured development of more than 90 high-end homes is located next to the …

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Allenstown ∎ 28 Dowst Road; land and building; $175,000; Ryan T. and Mira W. Carlaw to Stephen D. Audet and others. Andover ∎ Cilleyville Road; land and building; $8,000; William and Althea Keyser Family Trust to Randy J. Sirard. Barnstead ∎ 16 Winchester Drive; land and building; $152,400; Robert …

An American sculptor’s masks restored French soldiers disfigured in World War I

Saturday, September 27, 2014

On the day after Christmas 1920, a French mailman and veteran of World War I wrote an American woman named Anna Coleman Ladd to thank her for what she had done for him during the war. Ladd knew …

Trial to begin for Tsarnaev pal accused of lying

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Two friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have already been convicted of impeding the investigation into the deadly attack. This week, a third friend will go on trial for allegedly lying to authorities investigating the bombing. …

New mosquito-borne virus spreads in Latin America

Saturday, September 27, 2014

An excruciating mosquito-borne illness that arrived less than a year ago in the Americas is raging across the region, leaping from the Caribbean to the Central and South American mainland, and infecting more than 1 million people. Some …

H2O Revisited: Scientists sneak Dylan lyrics into their work

Saturday, September 27, 2014

While writing an article about intestinal gasses 17 years ago, Karolinska Institute researchers John Lundberg and Eddie Weitzberg couldn’t resist a punny title: “Nitric Oxide and inflammation: The answer is blowing in the wind.” Thus began their descent down the slippery slope of Bob Dylan call-outs. While the …