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Refugees in N.H.: Where they're from

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The following chart details refugee totals across New England, and from where they are arriving. New to New Hampshire | Create infographics</ …

Some TurboTax customers had refunds stolen after they filed

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Michelle Quinn filed her tax return in January and got the good news that she was due a refund of about $8,000. But days after the refund was supposed to arrive, the 33-year-old mother of three still didn’t see the cash in her bank account. When Quinn logged onto TurboTax, she learned that her refund had in fact been deposited – into someone …

Review: N.H. should keep juvenile justice programs in DCYF

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A newly released review of New Hampshire’s juvenile justice programs endorsed the decision to keep Child Protection Services and Juvenile Justice Services under the same umbrella of programming, within the Division of Children, Youth and Families at the Department of Health and Human Services. As the state prepares to place 17-year-olds in its juvenile justice facilities starting in July, as opposed to their …

Cruz says he’s signing up for Obamacare

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said yesterday he is signing up his family for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act, a law the Republican presidential candidate has vowed to repeal should he win the White House. Cruz …

Authorities: No evidence of frat gang rape at UVA

Monday, March 23, 2015

A five-month police investigation into an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia, described in graphic detail in a Rolling Stone article, showed no evidence the attack took place and was stymied by the accuser’s unwillingness to cooperate, authorities said yesterday. The article entitled “A rape on …

New Orleans: Millionaire Durst held without bond

Monday, March 23, 2015

A magistrate yesterday ordered millionaire Robert Durst held without bond on weapons charges in Louisiana and said the man accused of killing his friend 15 years ago in California was both a flight risk and a danger to …

Analysis: Cruz tests limits of conservatism

Monday, March 23, 2015

If there is such a thing as being too conservative to be elected president of the United States, Ted Cruz is having none of it. Announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination yesterday at Liberty University in Lynchburg, …

Who will be the next to launch a presidential campaign?

Monday, March 23, 2015

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential announcement signals the start of the next stage of the 2016 election, with presidential hopefuls making final preparations to formalize their White House bids. Here’s a brief timeline of what we can expect in the coming weeks: ∎ Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican, …

Forum to focus on climate impacts on maple industry

Monday, March 23, 2015

The state’s maple producers and maple experts will talk this week about climate change and its effects on one of New Hampshire’s iconic industries. The event, “Climate Change not so Sweet for Maple Syrup,” will focus on climate impacts on the state’s forests and maple trees. The forum …

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 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 …