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Jerry Gappens, NHMS vice president and general manager, charged with lewdness

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Jerry Gappens, the gregarious executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the largest sporting facility in New England, was arrested last week and charged with lewdness after the police observed him and a 19-year-old woman in a vehicle, the Manchester police said last night in a press release. Gapppens and Kendra Johnson, who was also charged …

Owner of Meat House butcher shop has to pay nearly $14,000 to charity

Thursday, January 29, 2015

An owner of a butcher shop in New Hampshire has pleaded guilty to not giving money from a fundraiser to a charity. The Meat House held a charitable event in 2013 for the benefit of the Chaplain Emergency Relief Fund. The money was going to benefit veterans. Attorney General Joe Foster said Justin Rosberg, co-owner of the business, failed to pay the funds. …

Study: Insurers may using drug costs to discriminate

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Insurance companies, perhaps more than previously thought, may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law, in an effort to discourage them from choosing certain plans, according to a study released yesterday. One of the cornerstones of President Obama’s signature health law forbids insurance companies from turning away people with pre-existing conditions such as diabetes or cancer. Yet …

Israel gains with emigration of French Jewish entrepreneurs

Saturday, January 24, 2015

With a degree from the prestigious HEC Paris business school, five years at a global consulting firm, and a three-floor “dream apartment” in the French capital’s 10th arrondissement, Mickael Nadjar had a comfortable and prosperous life in his …

U.S. says it’s not clear after Cuba talks if new policy works

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Cuba in more than three decades said yesterday that two days of talks on re-establishing full diplomatic relations had left her with no sense of whether the new U.S. policy of engagement …

Top official: Russians will ‘eat less’ for Putin

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland yesterday warned the West against trying to topple President Vladimir Putin and said that Russians are ready to sacrifice their wealth in Putin’s …

Congo’s Senate rules out census before vote after protests

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s Senate bowed to protests that left 40 people dead and abandoned plans for a revised electoral law to require that a census be held before elections next year. Opposition politicians had warned that linking the census to the vote would delay the ballot …

Top N.Y. politician’s arrest prompts calls for ethics overhaul

Saturday, January 24, 2015

There was the assemblyman who took a bribe from a carnival promoter. The former Senate leader accused of using envelopes stuffed with cash to grease his bid for New York City mayor. Or the one who went to …

State officials to move ahead with plan to slice $7 million from nursing homes

Friday, January 23, 2015

A plan to patch a $58 million hole in the Department of Health and Human Services budget drew fire from legislators Friday who said $7 million in cuts to nursing home payments would target some of the state’s …

Medical billing can vary widely in same market, study finds

Friday, January 23, 2015

Thanks to recent efforts to make health care prices more transparent, it’s become clear that Americans in some parts of the country pay much more for a doctor’s visit or common procedures than people in other regions. Now a new report from a major health insurance organization shows …

Officer who carried dying girl in Colorado theater attacks comforts grieving father

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Every year on his daughter’s birthday, Ian Sullivan visits the grave of the child he lost when a gunman slipped into a Colorado movie theater and fatally shot the 6-year-old as she sat with her mother in the …

Atomic Scientists: We’re getting even closer to doomsday

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists says Earth is now closer to human-caused doomsday than it has been in more than 30 years because of global warming and nuclear weaponry. But other experts say that’s way too gloomy. …

King Abdullah dies at 90

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who joined Washington’s fight against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom with incremental but significant reforms, including nudging open greater opportunities for women, has died, according to …