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Live Blog Day Two: Inside the #FITN GOP summit

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Candidate hunters, 12:11 p.m. As Donald Trump moved to get into his SUV and take off, a signature-gatherer grabbed his attention. The man produced a glossy photo and a marker and The Donald signed his name, then slipped away. “Do you collect signatures?” the shaggy-haired man, who was carrying a tote bag, ostensibly filled with merchandise awaiting signatures was asked. …

Hopefuls jostle for attention

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Just days after Hillary Clinton entered the race – and days before she heads to New Hampshire herself – more than a dozen Republican presidential hopefuls came to the first-in-the-nation primary state yesterday to jockey for a coveted breakout moment in the battle to take her on. GOP rivals at a party gathering tested out new lines of attack on the overwhelming favorite …

India’s rising tiger numbers may be victory only on paper

Friday, April 17, 2015

At first, the numbers seem impressive: India’s tiger population has gone up 30 percent in just four years. The government lauded the news as astonishing evidence of victory in conservation. But independent scientists say such an increase – to 2,226 big cats – in so short a time doesn’t make sense. They worry …

Work Advice: Feeling hostile about this takeover

Sunday, April 12, 2015

As workers are increasingly asked to bear a greater part of the cost of employer-sponsored health insurance, a big shift is occurring in the way businesses plan to provide this coverage. About 6 million Americans with workplace coverage in 2014 received health insurance through privately run exchanges, which …

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Islamist party official executed for war crimes

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Authorities in Bangladesh yesterday executed a senior Islamist party official convicted of crimes against humanity during the country’s 1971 independence war against Pakistan, triggering a call for a nationwide general strike by the condemned man’s supporters. One prison …

Crowd gathers to mourn Walter Scott at funeral

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Walter Scott – the black driver who was fatally shot while running away from a white police officer during a traffic stop – was remembered at his funeral yesterday in South Carolina as a gentle soul who fell …

10 deputies on leave after California horse chase beating

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Ten sheriff’s deputies in Southern California have been put on leave after several of them were shown on video kicking and punching a man following a 2½-hour chase involving a stolen horse. San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon …

For sale in Concord: Space, functionality and desirability

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The gorgeous expanded cape located at 1 Oakmont Drive in Concord is set in Mountain Green Estates, one of the capital’s most desirable neighborhoods. This beautifully manicured development of over 90 high-end homes is located next to the …

End of life legislation gives glimmer of hope for death with dignity

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Jim Kinhan, 81, walks a few miles almost every day through his Concord neighborhood with his partner, Ginny Mierins. He once walked from his home off State Street to Portsmouth. Last year, the couple walked 100 miles across …

Capital Beat: Who’s paying for ‘No to Northern Pass’?

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The bright orange signs and bumper stickers that pop up at rallies are hard to miss. In all capital letters they read: ‘No to Northern Pass.’ But who is paying for the materials and the message is much harder to see. Unlike the lobbyists in the State House, …

Following complaints, PUC approves refund to some Unitil customers

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Unitil customers charged fees after they switched to competitive electricity suppliers will get refunds from the utility under a deal approved by state regulators yesterday.  The state Public Utilities Commission approved the order yesterday following complaints from customers. …

Election 2016: Clinton to announce presidential run

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s long-anticipated entry into the 2016 presidential race took shape yesterday, with Democrats saying she will announce her candidacy tomorrow and begin a series of deliberately small discussions with voters next week. The low-key rollout – no big rallies or lengthy speeches – will end months of …