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People stand atop an overturned car in Keene, N.H. ,on Saturday during a night of violent parties that led to destruction, dozens of arrests and multiple injuries, near the city's annual pumpkin festival. The parties around the school coincided with the annual Keene Pumpkin Festival, where the community tries to set a world record of the largest number of carved and lighted jack-o-lanterns in one place. AP photo

Students clean up after mayhem near Keene Pumpkin Festival

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Keene State College students quickly cleaned up from a chaotic weekend yesterday after violent parties near the city’s annual pumpkin festival led to destruction, dozens of arrests and multiple injuries. The parties around the school coincided with the Keene Pumpkin Festival, at which the community tries to set a world record of the largest number of carved and lighted jack-o-lanterns …

Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found. The payments, underwritten by American taxpayers, flowed through a legal loophole that gave the U.S. Justice Department leverage to persuade Nazi …

Police hunt for clues near where Va. remains found

Sunday, October 19, 2014

After finding remains that could be University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities interviewed nearby Charlottesville, Va., residents and picked through leaves on the side of a sparsely populated highway, searching for any clues or evidence. Forensic tests were needed to confirm whether the remains match the 18-year-old Graham. They were discovered by …

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, …

Catholic bishops say gays have gifts to offer church

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Catholic bishops signaled a radical shift in tone yesterday about accepting gays into the church, saying they had gifts to offer and that their partnerships, while morally problematic, provided gay couples with “precious” support. In a preliminary report, …

Militants take Iraq army camp as bombs hit Baghdad

Monday, October 13, 2014

Islamic State militants yesterday captured a military training camp in western Iraq, inching closer to full control of the restive Anbar province, as a spate of deadly bombings shook Baghdad, hitting mostly Shiite neighborhoods and leaving at least …

North Korea leader makes 1st appearance in 40 days

Monday, October 13, 2014

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un has made his first public appearance in five weeks, state media reported yesterday, ending an absence that drove a frenzy of global speculation that something was amiss with the country’s most powerful …

CDC urges all U.S. hospitals to ‘think Ebola’

Monday, October 13, 2014

The government is telling the nation’s hospitals to “think Ebola.” Every hospital must know how to diagnose Ebola in people who have been in West Africa and be ready to isolate a suspected case, Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said yesterday. He …

How Frenchman’s Nobel research could aid consumers

Monday, October 13, 2014

U.S. consumers might be paying less than they are for cable and internet access if regulators had followed the guidance of Jean Tirole in promoting industry competition. So say experts in assessing the work of Tirole, a 61-year-old …

Dallas health worker tests positive for Ebola

Monday, October 13, 2014

A “breach of protocol” at the hospital where Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan was treated before his death led to the infection of a health care worker with the deadly virus, and other caregivers could potentially be exposed, …

Lawsuit: Alabama teen used as bait in school sex sting

Monday, October 13, 2014

Some facts of the case aren’t in dispute: A teacher’s aide asked a 14-year-old girl to go into a middle school bathroom as bait so a 16-year-old eighth-grader with a history of sexual harassment could be caught trying to have sex with her and disciplined. The scheme backfired. …

$5.4B pledged to Gaza Strip after Israel-Hamas war

Sunday, October 12, 2014

A donor conference in Cairo to raise money to rebuild the Gaza Strip after this year’s war between Hamas and Israel ended with pledges of $5.4 billion for reconstruction there, Norway’s foreign minister said yesterday. Norwegian Foreign Minister …

Triple suicide bombing in Iraq kills 58 people

Sunday, October 12, 2014

A triple suicide bombing yesterday killed at least 58 people in Iraq as a roadside bomb killed the police chief of the western Anbar province, authorities said. The attacks dealt major blows to Iraqi security forces struggling to …