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The Federal Trade Commission building in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The nation's largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled millions of smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service. The FTC said that TracFone's advertising promised unlimited data, but the company then drastically slowed down consumers' data speeds, a practice known as throttling, when they had used a certain amount of data within a 30-day period. In some cases, the FTC said, the company cut off customers' data service when they ran over the limit. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Mobile provider TracFone to pay $40M in federal settlement

Sunday, February 1, 2015

The nation’s largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled millions of smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that TracFone’s advertising promised unlimited data, but the company then drastically slowed down consumers’ data speeds – a practice known as throttling – when they …

Capital Beat: State’s IT planning lags, last document expired in ’09

Sunday, February 1, 2015

In an age of constant cybersecurity concerns and rapid technological updates, a report released last week by a commission convened by Gov. Maggie Hassan suggests New Hampshire may not be keeping pace. In fact, it says the state government “remains on the trailing edge of technology.”  New Hampshire has a Department of Information …

Islamic State fighters admit defeat in Syrian town of Kobani

Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Islamic State group has acknowledged for the first time that its fighters have been defeated in the Syrian town of Kobani and vowed to attack the town again. In a video released by the pro-ISIS Aamaq News Agency late Friday, two fighters said the airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition were the main …

Twins who ran major US drug ring sentenced to 14 years each

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A federal judge sentenced twin brothers yesterday to 14 years in prison each for running a nearly $2 billion North American drug ring, agreeing with prosecutors to drastically reduce their sentences as reward for their cooperation against Joaquin …

Obama defends U.S. ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

President Obama defended the U.S. government’s willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he joined an array of current and former American statesmen yesterday in paying respects …

Famed civil rights protesters to have arrest records erased

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Nine black men arrested for integrating a whites-only South Carolina lunch counter 54 years ago may be heroes in the historic record, but in the record of the law they are still convicted trespassers. That criminal record will …

Blizzard a key leadership test for Gov. Baker, Mayor Walsh

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Governors and mayors face a host of thorny problems – from budget shortfalls to rising unemployment – but few are as immediate or compelling as convincing millions trapped in their homes during a blizzard that everything is under …

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. …

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, …

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 …

New $2.5M veterinary lab to be constructed on UNH campus

Monday, January 26, 2015

The New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is getting a new home on the University of New Hampshire campus. The lab assists the state commissioner of agriculture and the state veterinarian in their efforts to monitor and control important animal diseases. It also provides diagnostic services to hundreds of …

Washington: Hobbyist blamed for White House drone crash

Monday, January 26, 2015

A two-foot-long drone, apparently flown by a hobbyist, crashed on the White House grounds yesterday in an extraordinary, if unintended, breach that raised fresh questions about the president’s security – and a growing threat from the sky. A …

Putin defiant after more threats from West

Monday, January 26, 2015

A defiant President Vladimir Putin yesterday called the Ukrainian army a “NATO foreign legion,” reflecting his readiness to stand up to the West regardless of rising economic costs, as Standard & Poor’s rating agency downgraded Russia’s credit rating …