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Three big questions about what happens next in Greece’s debt crisis

Monday, July 6, 2015

The Greek people have voted no to their bailout, no to austerity, and, quite possibly, no to the euro itself. That last part, though, depends on what the European Central Bank does in the coming days. Now, in the end, the “nos” won a landslide 61 percent in Greece’s referendum over whether to accept Europe’s bailout. But given the stakes, there was a little bit of farce about it. Greece …

Morning after: Greeks united, proud of their defiance

Monday, July 6, 2015

Nicky Zachary closed her family’s shoe store just a few hours after opening it Monday after the few customers who had strolled in hadn’t bought a thing. But she was not discouraged – she thinks a landmark “no” vote in a nationwide referendum has bonded Greeks together. “We can live with very little …

Seventh-Day Adventists consider gender roles

Monday, July 6, 2015

Tens of thousands of Seventh-day Adventists are meeting this week to face an issue as divisive as any in the Protestant group’s 152-year history: Does the Bible allow women to be ordained as clergy? The question has special complexity for Adventists, who to this day revere one of their founders who saw visions …

Warplanes strike back at militants in troubled Sinai

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Egyptian warplanes launched new airstrikes and troops went house-to-house Thursday in the troubled Sinai Peninsula, a day after Islamic State-linked militants set off the area’s bloodiest fighting in decades in an unprecedented, coordinated attack. The combat, described as …

Prevent Lyme disease

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Are you like me? I came to New Hampshire for the wonderful outdoor opportunities here. From the gorgeous coastline, to lakes both grand and quaint, mountains for skiing and hiking, mountain and road biking and just sitting outside …

N.H. expands newborn screening program

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

New Hampshire is expanding its newborn screening program to include testing for a group of genetic disorders that often prove fatal if not detected and treated early. Starting Tuesday, the Department of Health and Human Services will screen newborns for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disorder, which occurs in an …

Manchester man pleads guilty, sentenced, in 2001 slaying of friend

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Manchester man will serve 30 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to killing his close friend in 2001. Arthur Collins, 46, was arrested in May 2012 – almost 11 years after the body of 50-year-old George Jodoin was discovered in his bed at his Auburn …

Marine Patrol discusses safe water practices ahead of Fourth of July weekend

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Officials in New Hampshire and Maine are warning swimmers and boaters to heed water conditions in the wake of heavy rainfall, drownings and near-tragedies. New Hampshire Marine Patrol Sgt. Josh Dirth said Wednesday that the recent heavy rainfall …

Massive assault on Egypt army in Sinai kills 64 troops

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Dozens of Islamic militants unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including suicide car bombings, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, killing at least 64 soldiers, officials said. The advanced planning and coordinated …

UMass Amherst takes new steps to comply with Iranian sanctions

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Massachusetts’s flagship public university confirmed that it won’t ban Iranian nationals from certain graduate programs as it initially said it would do this year but instead will unroll several new measures to comply with U.S. sanctions against Iran. …

Overcoming hostilities, U.S. and Cuba to open embassies

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

After more than a half-century of hostility, the United States and Cuba declared Wednesday they will reopen embassies in each other’s capitals this month, marking a historic full restoration of diplomatic relations between the Cold War foes. For …

Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church’s embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop. The vote came …

Obama to expand overtime eligibility for millions of workers

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Obama administration plans to raise the wages of millions of Americans who work more than 40 hours a week by requiring employers to pay them overtime. Workers who earn as much as $970 a week would have to be paid overtime even if they’re classified as a …