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Rudman Center advisers looking to future, building on momentum

Saturday, March 28, 2015

When he learned the state’s flagship university wanted to dedicate a public policy center in his name, former U.S. senator Warren Rudman said there was no greater mission than to train future leaders to seek justice, serve their country and work together for the common good. The late statesman would have frowned on the tumultuous week at the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy. Despite public …

Legislators sip on bill to allow alcohol samples at NH farmers markets

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The India Pale Ale from Canterbury Ale Works has dominant floral and citrus notes from cascade hops, a classic hop-driven East Coast IPA. But you wouldn’t know that if you wanted to try a little at a farmers market before buying some. That’s because state law doesn’t allow beer and wine producers to …

NASA’s liftoff a success

Saturday, March 28, 2015

NASA’s launch yesterday went off without a hitch. At 3:42 p.m., U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly left the ground at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and headed to the International Space Station in a Soyuz rocket. With no delays and all systems working perfectly, NASA’s mission control seemed calm and pleased throughout live broadcasting of the launch. Along with Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko, Kelly …

Server attack briefly disrupts New Hampshire tourism website

Monday, March 23, 2015

New Hampshire’s tourism website was inaccessible for less than an hour yesterday due to a cyberattack against an outside server. The state Division of Travel and Tourism Development said the company that hosts visitnh.gov experienced a “distributed denial of service” attack on servers at one of its datacenters. …

Israel’s Netanyahu apologizes to country’s Arab minority

Monday, March 23, 2015

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized to Israel’s Arab citizens yesterday for remarks he made during last week’s parliament election that offended members of the community. The move appeared to be an attempt to heal rifts and mute criticism at home and in the United States. Netanyahu drew accusations …

Clashes rage in Ukrainian town, making mockery of truce

Monday, March 23, 2015

To reach rear-guard government positions in the seaside town of Shyrokyne, Ukrainian soldiers gingerly wind their off-roaders through private gardens hugging a precipice along the Azov Sea. The truce announced in mid-February has never taken here, so traveling …

Wages haven’t been this crucial to U.S. economy in half century

Sunday, March 22, 2015

When it comes to U.S. economic growth, wages may never have been this important. The link between earnings and consumer spending has been tighter in this expansion than in any other since records began in the 1960s, according to calculations by Tom Porcelli, chief U.S. economist at RBC …

Starbucks baristas stop writing “Race Together” on cups

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Starbucks baristas will no longer write “Race Together” on customers’ cups starting yesterday, ending as planned a visible component of the company’s diversity and racial inequality campaign that had sparked widespread criticism in the week since it took …

Roar of bombers replaced by drone buzz in North Dakota

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The roar of mammoth Air Force bombers has long been silenced at the Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota, but backers of the nation’s first unmanned aircraft business park say the drones are creating a buzz. …

Cruz to become first major candidate to jump into 2016 race

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz will become the first major candidate for president when he launches his campaign today, kicking off what’s expected to be a rush over the next few weeks of more than a dozen White …

for sale in Hopkinton: Amenity-packed colonial a spacious find

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The stunning colonial at 507 Dolly Road in Hopkinton offers privacy and lots of versatile and attractive living space. Featuring four bedrooms, two additional rooms that could potentially serve as bedrooms, and four bathrooms, the home is both …

Sunshine Week: ‘As un-American as you can get’

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Jeffrey Clay had never been arrested before. That is until last month, when he was forced to put his hands behind his back, leave a public meeting and sit in the back of an Alton police cruiser. It …

Capital Beat: As state changes, budget bypasses big questions

Sunday, March 22, 2015

New Hampshire lawmakers often tick off a list of issues they say the state needs to address. It usually sounds like this: stimulate business growth, address health care costs, attract more young people.  Those bullet points reflect a …