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People fill 58th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue  in New York before a climate change protest march Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Thousands of people from across the nation are expected in New York City to participate in what's billed as the largest march ever on global warming. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Global marches draw attention to climate change

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan yesterday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth – in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action. Starting along Central Park West, most came on foot, others with bicycles and walkers, and some even in wheelchairs. Many wore costumes and marched to drumbeats. One woman … 1

China surpasses EU on per-capita pollution, pushes CO2 to record

Sunday, September 21, 2014

China surpassed the European Union in levels of pollution per capita for the first time last year, propelling to a record the worldwide greenhouse gas emissions that are blamed for climate change. The findings led by scientists at two British universities show the scale of the challenge of reining in the emissions damaging the climate. They estimate that humans already have spewed into … 0

Missing men in U.S. workforce risk permanent separation

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Tom Kaminski is back at work, three years after losing his job as a human-resources manager and dropping out of the labor force for a time to go back to college. Kaminski, 43, dipped into his retirement savings while he earned a master’s degree. The added credential helped him land the position at Intuitive HR, a consulting company in Woodbridge, Conn., last September. … 0

House approves Obama’s Iraq-Syria military strategy amid skepticism

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The House yesterday approved President Obama’s plan to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels to counter the growing threat of the Islamic State terrorist organization even though lawmakers in both parties remain deeply skeptical about its chances for … 0

New Hampshire House votes to uphold Gov. Maggie Hassan’s veto of anti-bullying bill

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

House lawmakers voted yesterday not to revive a bill that aimed to protect state employees from bullying and abusive work environments. Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoed the legislation this summer, saying it was unworkable and would lead to a dramatic increase in litigation. The bill’s supporters fell more than … 0

Top general: U.S. ground troops possible in Iraq

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Obama’s current strategy fails, the nation’s top military officer said yesterday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama’s plan … 0

Al-Qaida’s heirs thrive in Mideast, Africa chaos

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming. Western hostages beheaded on camera. School girls abducted by gunmen in the night. Families fleeing their homes in fear they might be killed because of … 0

From military prison, Chelsea Manning offers punditry on Iraq

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The simmering debate about the evolving U.S. military strategy in Iraq and Syria was joined yesterday by an unlikely pundit: Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning. Manning, a former U.S. intelligence analyst convicted last year of leaking classified U.S. information to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, argues in a new piece … 0

PSNH says overall electric bills may increase slightly

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Public Service of New Hampshire is anticipating that customers will see little change this winter in their overall electricity bills. But the state’s largest utility also cautions that its forecast, released yesterday, could change depending on the region’s volatile energy market and ongoing legal proceedings that could affect … 0

Northeast Utilities, Spectra to expand pipeline

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Northeast Utilities and Spectra Energy Corp. have announced plans to expand natural gas access to New England and end bottlenecks that have driven up prices when demand spikes in the winter. The companies said yesterday the $3 billion project expanding a network of pipelines is expected to begin … 2

U.S. to assign 3,000 military troops to fight Ebola in West Africa

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

President Obama declared yesterday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control. … 2

CDC study: Americans’ bellies are expanding fast

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures – the most dangerous kind of obesity – has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study. People whose fat has … 0

Thirty percent of Virginia schools fall short of standards

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Three in 10 Virginia schools failed to meet state accreditation standards this year as students continue to struggle with more rigorous exams introduced three years ago. The Virginia Department of Education said yesterday that 555 out of the state’s 1,827 schools did not meet state benchmarks on the … 0