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This image provided Friday, Sept.19, 2014 by the French Army's video and photo department ECPAD shows the destruction of a munitions and fuel depot overrun by the militants in Iraq. Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, French fighter jets struck Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot, Iraqi and French officials said. (AP Photo/ECPAD)

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 inside Iraq from the air in recent weeks – this time in pursuit of militants of the Islamic State group. Flying from … 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 ago in need of water. After she got water, she told Dufour she had been … 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 on the spot. The printer, made by a Northern California company called Made in Space, … 0

Kerry: U.S. open to talks with Iran on Islamic State

Monday, September 15, 2014

As more than two dozen nations pledged yesterday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington’s earlier opposition … 0

Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence

Monday, September 15, 2014

Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families argue over how to vote in Scotland’s independence referendum Thursday. A generation gap has opened up, with younger voters more inclined to back independence and their elders tending … 0

’Minecraft’ could boost Microsoft’s mobile reach

Monday, September 15, 2014

Microsoft’s decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game Minecraft could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company. But the move carries risks, as gamers can … 0

Shifting his views, Rand Paul seeks broader appeal - but may risk his outsider image

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul wanted to eliminate aid to Israel. Now he doesn’t. He wanted to scrap the Medicare system. Now he’s not sure. He didn’t like the idea of a border fence – it was expensive, and it … 0

Study: Leaky wells, not fracking, taint water

Monday, September 15, 2014

The drilling procedure called fracking didn’t cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. Instead, it blames the contamination on problems in pipes and seals in natural gas wells. After … 0

Poll has Shaheen, Brown in dead heat; another poll has Shaheen up 8 points

Monday, September 15, 2014

Several new polls released today reveal widely differing outlooks in the race for U.S. Senate. A CNN poll shows incumbent U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Republican challenger Scott Brown locked in a dead heat among likely voters, with both earning 48 percent. A vast majority of those likely … 1

Skin shocks used at Mass. school draw FDA look

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks – so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man triggered a stroke. Another pulled out all of his teeth. Self-injury is one of … 0

Diplomatic push grows against Islamic State

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic State group – minus two of the main … 0

U.S. man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor

Sunday, September 14, 2014

North Korea’s Supreme Court yesterday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labor. At a trial that lasted about 90 minutes, the court said … 0

Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Hillary Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats yesterday to choose shared economic opportunity over “the guardians of gridlock” in an high-profile appearance that drove speculation about another … 1