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Missing University of Virginia student Hannah Elizabeth Graham is seen in an undated photo provided by the Charlottesville, Va., Police Department. Searchers found human remains on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, that could be those of the University of Virginia sophomore who has been missing since Sept. 13, police said. Further forensic tests are needed to confirm whether the remains are those of Graham, Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo told a news conference.  (AP Photo/Charlottesville, Va., Police Department, File)

Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape

Monday, October 20, 2014

The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was charged yesterday with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2005. The indictment against Jesse Matthew Jr. was handed up by a circuit court grand jury in Fairfax County. Matthew was also charged with attempted capital murder, according to the indictment. Matthew, 32, is being held in Charlottesville, Va., on a charge related to the Sept. 13 disappearance of Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old from northern Virginia. Law enforcement officials who have been searching for Graham found human remains over the weekend and they were taken to the Virginia Medical Examiner’s …

Nigeria declared Ebola-free; ‘spectacular success’

Monday, October 20, 2014

Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff. Doctors who survived Ebola in Nigeria credited heavy doses of fluids with saving their lives as the World Health Organization declared the country Ebola-free yesterday, a rare victory in the battle against the disease that is ravaging West Africa. In the …

Turkey says it helps Kurdish fighters enter Syria

Monday, October 20, 2014

Turkey said it was helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to support their brethren fighting Islamic State militants in a key border town, although activists inside embattled Kobani said no forces had arrived by last night, raising questions about whether the mission was really underway. The statement by Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut …

Dallas nurse with Ebola says she’s ‘doing well’

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Texas nurse who became infected with Ebola while treating the first patient diagnosed in the U.S. said yesterday that she was “doing well,” while the World Health Organization projected that West Africa could see up to 10,000 …

Harvard junior who took mom to Mexico can return to U.S.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Only hours after the publication of an Associated Press story on his case yesterday, the U.S. government issued a humanitarian visa enabling the return of a Harvard University student who broke immigration rules by taking his dying mother …

Hong Kong police clear protesters out of tunnel

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hundreds of Hong Kong police officers moved in last night to clear pro-democracy protesters out of a tunnel outside the city government headquarters in the latest escalation of tensions in a weekslong political crisis. Officers, many of them …

Egypt condemns 7 to death over soldiers’ killing

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

An Egyptian court sentenced seven convicted Islamic militants to death yesterday – all but one in absentia – over the killing of 25 soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula last year. The ruling focused on chief suspect Adel Habarra, who is in custody and was previously convicted in connection …

Meet the District 11 state rep candidates

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A 22-year-old recent college graduate is challenging the Democratic House majority leader to represent Penacook in the state House of Representatives. The two candidates – Democratic state Rep. Steve Shurtleff and Republican Ben Tasker – are on the …

Serious disagreements remain in U.S.-led coalition battling the Islamic State

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Two months after the start of its campaign against the Islamic State, the U.S.-led coalition conducting operations in Iraq and Syria has expanded significantly but remains beset by lingering strategic differences that threaten to undermine the fight. The …

Turkish planes attack Kurdish rebels

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Turkish warplanes struck Kurdish insurgents for the first time in nearly two years, Turkish media reported yesterday, in attacks that threatened to further complicate efforts to persuade Ankara to join the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State. The bombardment against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, heightened tensions …

Police: 2 park rangers stabbed at Boston Common

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A homeless man was arrested yesterday in what the police said was the unprovoked stabbing of two park rangers at Boston Common, the beloved park in the heart of city. One of the rangers, a 46-year-old sergeant, suffered life-threatening injuries and was in surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital; …

NEC poll: Most races ‘too close to call’

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The latest in a weekly series of New England College polls points to increasingly competitive races across New Hampshire. All except the governor’s race “are too close to call within this poll’s margin of error,” Wayne Lesperance, director of the college’s Center for Civic Engagement, said in a …

Boston officials outline Ebola precautions

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

City health officials said yesterday that Boston has seen three or four possible cases of Ebola since the latest outbreak began ravaging West Africa, but they stressed that the city has had no confirmed cases. Dr. Anita Barry, …