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Court upholds sentences for 2 convicted of murder as teens
04-20-2021 6:05 PM

By KATHY McCORMACK

The sentences of two men convicted of murder as teenagers decades ago were upheld Tuesday by the New Hampshire Supreme Court, which disagreed with their lawyers that the terms amount to life imprisonment. Robert Dingman, 42, was 17 when he and his...


Regal Cinemas to shut its theaters, including in Concord, due to shortage of new movies
10-06-2020 12:42 PM

By DANICA KIRKA and LINDSEY BAHR

In the latest blow to the beleaguered film industry, the second-largest movie theater chain in the U.S. is temporarily shuttering its locations due to a lack of blockbusters on the calendar and major domestic markets like New York remaining...


A touch of Dead Salmon?
01-31-2020 1:31 PM

By KIM COOK

Ever wonder how paint colors get their names? If you’re shopping for pink, say, you’ll find dozens of shades referencing roses, bubblegum and shells. There are some extra-evocative names like Calamine and Dead Salmon. And what about a pink called...


Paper planners hang on
01-30-2020 11:28 AM

By KATHERINE ROTH

In a digital and increasingly paperless age, fans of paper planners remain enthusiastic and steadfast.“There’s something comforting about using a planner. It’s very personal, and apart from the cacophony of screens,” says Jennie Tung, executive editor...


AP Exclusive: Abusive South Korean facility exported children
11-09-2019 9:15 PM

By KIM TONG-HYUNG and FOSTER KLUG

A notorious South Korean facility that kidnapped, abused and enslaved children and the disabled for a generation was also shipping children overseas for adoption, part of a massive profit-seeking enterprise that thrived by exploiting those trapped...


Officials: U.S. deaths, illnesses from rare mosquito-borne disease are up
09-20-2019 3:24 PM

By MIKE STOBBE and JENNIFER McDERMOTT

The number of U.S. deaths and illnesses from a rare mosquito-borne virus are higher than usual this year, health officials report.Eastern equine encephalitis has been diagnosed in 21 people in six states, and five people have died. The infection is...


10 facts about expansion
07-07-2019 5:28 PM

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER

Ten straight years of growth. Unemployment at a five-decade low. Higher wages for the poorest workers.The economic expansion that just became America’s longest on record didn’t produce an especially fast pace of growth. It didn’t narrow the vast gap...


Add a labyrinth garden to your yard
05-10-2019 4:11 PM

By LEE REICH

A labyrinth garden should not be puzzling – that’s a maze. A labyrinth and a maze were once the same, but the labyrinth has recently grown to become a totally different animal.Enter a labyrinth and every turn you make is the correct one, leading you...


Representing the real life of the chola
04-29-2019 10:17 AM

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS

A national Hispanic center is displaying a unique art exhibit on the chola – the working class, Mexican-American urban female often associated with gangs.The National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque opened the “Que Chola Exhibition” last month...


AP Investigation: Spa busts often result in light sentences
03-30-2019 8:47 PM

By MIKE SCHNEIDER and TERRY SPENCER

When Florida authorities shut down 10 massage spas last month and charged hundreds of men with buying sex, they broke a longstanding pattern of meting out minor charges and punishment for owners, letting patrons off scot-free and turning a mostly...


Southwest style brings casual warmth
03-12-2019 7:22 PM

By MELISSA KOSSLER DUTTON

A desert storm is brewing in the design world. Renewed interest in earthy color palettes, rich textures, tribal patterns and rustic elements has sparked a revival of Southwestern decorating style, long associated with homes in New Mexico and...


Singer-songwriter Hozier stuns with sophomore album
03-05-2019 1:25 PM

By MARK KENNEDY

For proof that Irish singer-songwriter Hozier has hit the big time, look no further than who he’s singing with these days: Mavis Staples and Booker T. Jones.Their soaring song – “Nina Cried Power” – is a fitting opening to the Grammy-nominated...


North Woodstock ice castle stands as a magical tribute to N.H. winters
03-01-2019 3:44 PM

By ROBERT F. BUKATY

On a clear, frigid night in a courtyard made of walls of ice, Bruce McCafferty and his young son stand mesmerized, bathed in the pulsating rainbow light emanating from a series of stout ice formations.McCafferty and his son Dougie have come out to Ice...


Wood ash from fireplaces, stoves can sometimes help the soil
12-21-2018 5:15 PM

By DEAN FOSDICK

For gardeners who heat their homes in winter using stoves or fireplaces, good-quality wood ashes can be a soil-amendment bonus. But if applied improperly, they can be a caustic topping for foliage-heavy plants and seedlings.The primary benefits of...


Cape Cod beaches: Playgrounds for tourists, and young sharks
09-01-2018 8:15 PM

By PHILIP MARCELO

As another beach season draws to a close on Cape Cod, researchers are trying to figure out what’s driving the increase in shark sightings and encounters – including the state’s first attack on a human since 2012.One prominent researcher suggests the...


Rose of Sharon shrub is worth growing
08-17-2018 12:54 PM

By LEE REICH

An unsung hero of the late summer garden is rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus). This shrub’s branches are studded with pastel blossoms year after year, despite drought, poor soil or general neglect. Cold winters or sweltering summers similarly leave...


Spoonbread has a puddinglike richness
07-31-2018 4:46 PM

By SARA MOULTON

The Southern staple known as spoonbread – a particular specialty of Kentucky and Virginia – is a Native American dish adopted early on by America’s earliest European settlers. George Washington happened to be a big fan and often served it up at Mount...


N.H. explores turning Ruggles Mine into state park
07-15-2018 9:37 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

This mine is your land?      A 215-year-old mineral mine –       site of an enormous pit with tunnels and caverns that make up the oldest and largest mine of its kind in the United States – could someday belong to you and me. State officials are in...


Five years later, five lives affected by Boston Marathon bombing move on
04-16-2018 6:07 PM

By WILLIAM J. KOLE

One was an attacker. One was a volunteer first responder. One lost her leg. Another lost his little boy. And a police officer very nearly lost his own life.Half a decade ago, these five lives probably never would have intersected. Then bombs bloodied...


Great oatmeal cookies need size and time
12-12-2017 4:45 PM

By KATIE WORKMAN

I haven’t been consistently happy with my oatmeal cookie recipe for a while. Sometimes they turn out perfectly – fairly flat, chewy and moist in the middle, with crinkly, caramelized edges (not cakey or rounded) and a butterscotch-esque flavor. Other...

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