Archive

Statue of Liberty climber unrepentant

NEW YORK (AP) – An unrepentant protester who climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty on a busy Fourth of July in what prosecutors called a “dangerous stunt” pleaded not guilty on Thursday to misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct. Activists packed into a Manhattan courtroom ...

Consider minimum wage impact

Last week, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican, signed legislation that will gradually increase minimum wage for those working in the Bay State to $15 per hour. Now, New Hampshire Democratic gubernatorial candidate Molly Kelly wants to do the same in the Granite State. “People ...

Host: It’s a national emergency

July started with a lull. On the Monday before Independence Day, the news network morning shows led with the oppressively hot weather. The normal feverish panic about living in Donald Trump’s America was missing for a few hours. You can count on CNN “Reliable Sources” host Brian ...

Blessing or a curse?

As we celebrated our nation’s 242nd birthday, America is caught up in a populist moment. Whether this is a good thing or not depends largely upon how you define populism. For some, populism is nothing more than a belief that, in America, the people are supposed to be in charge. It’s ...

Does summit with Kim foretell Putin catastrophe?

“There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea.” – Donald Trump, June 13, 2018 “North Korea is upgrading its nuclear research center at a rapid pace, new satellite imagery analysis suggests.” – The Wall Street Journal, June 27, 2018 WASHINGTON – As the president ...

Tech companies lead U.S. stocks higher; oil falls

By The Associated Press Technology companies led U.S. stocks broadly higher in late-afternoon trading Thursday, placing the market on course to finish the week with a gain after two consecutive weekly declines. Health care stocks and consumer-focused companies also posted solid gains as ...

Calif senators reach deal on net neutrality bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Key California lawmakers said Thursday they’ve reached an agreement on legislation to enshrine net neutrality provisions in state law after the Federal Communications Commission dumped rules requiring an equal playing field on the internet. California’s bill is ...

Son strives to revive faded memories

DEAR ABBY: I’m 52. My mom died when I was 11. It wasn’t until I reached my mid-20s that I realized I have no memories of her, and few memories of my childhood before I was 11. Dad and I lived a few hours away from family, and after Mom passed, no one spoke about her much. I imagine that was ...

Low iron level can be lack of absorption

DEAR DR. ROACH: My daughter’s iron level has been dangerously low for several years. One measurement was as low as 5, but mostly it is between 9 and 15. She took iron pills, which affected her in many other ways. She was given one iron injection, which affected her negatively. She refused ...

Horoscope

The leaders don’t always show up. To some extent, we will all be charged with being our own coaches. This means we have to train ourselves, which is best done by first creating an environment in which we can improve. The Aries moon aspects indicate many challenges. But if you focus on the ...

Unsealed lawsuit: Opioid firm placed profits over people

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A newly unsealed lawsuit by Tennessee’s attorney general says the maker of the world’s top-selling painkiller directed its salesforce to target the highest prescribers, many with limited or no pain management background or training. Citing the public’s right to ...

Things to know about the heat wave

NEW YORK (AP) – If you’ve been hot lately, you’re not alone. Record high temperatures have been logged over the past week in the U.S. and around the world. Here’s a quick look at the heat. WHAT’S GOING ON? For the week through Tuesday, 227 U.S. records were broken for highest ...

U.S. to reunite migrant families as immigration politics boil

WASHINGTON (AP) – Stung by a public outcry, the Trump administration said Thursday it will meet court-ordered deadlines for reuniting families separated at the border, even as the politics of immigration remained at a boil. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told reporters that ...

Sheriff reviews case where mother is accused of killing son

PHOENIX (AP) – The sheriff of metro Phoenix said Thursday he is examining whether his deputies should have done more when they began receiving calls earlier this year from a home where a 92-year-old woman is accused of fatally shooting her son because he wanted to put her in an assisted ...

Radio, TV personality Ed Schultz dies at 64

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Veteran broadcasting personality Ed Schultz, whose career took him from quarterbacking at a Minnesota college to national radio and television, including hosting a show on MSNBC, died on Thursday, according to his son. He was 64. Schultz died in Washington, where he ...

Ronald Coleman-Anthony Mann

HOLLIS – Ronald Coleman-Anthony Mann (Ron Mann) lifelong resident of Hollis passed away in the care and loving support of his family on July 4, 2018. Ron was born on December 15, 1938 to the late Francis Hickey and Harold Mann in Berlin, New Hampshire. As one of seven siblings, Ron devoted ...

Maureen A. Murray

Maureen Ann Murray passed away on July 1, 2018, in her hometown of Merrimack, NH. She was born on October 29, 1965, at Winchester Hospital in Massachusetts to Donald T. Murray and Katherine (Coneeney) Murray. She spent her early years of life in Reading, Mass and later moved with her family to ...

Bob Grugnale

Bob Grugnale died on June 19, 2018. A service with military honors will be held on July 14th, 2018 at 1:00 pm at 51 Boston Post Road, Amherst, NH. Please feel free to stop by and share some memories. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Amherst Fire Rescue Association, ...

Ferraris, food, fun and fireworks

NASHUA – Whether downtown for the area’s largest car show in the morning or at Holman Stadium for fireworks in the evening, residents celebrated America’s 242nd birthday across Nashua on Wednesday. In the morning, about 100 cars of numerous makes, models and ages lined up on Main ...

Defending women’s champ out at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) — Garbine Muguruza insisted she wasn't thinking about attempting to collect a second consecutive Wimbledon championship. She was adamant that she was not focusing on defending her title. "It doesn't really matter," she would say, "what happened in 2017." Well, it seems safe to ...