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Youngsters monitor, worry, feel cut off

Kids of injured vets take on adult stresses

Subscriber onlyWEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Twice a day, Koen Hughes' medicine alarm beeps and sputters. He yells out across the kitchen to his father, retired Army Staff Sgt. Jonah Hughes, an Iraq war veteran who suffers from such a severe brain injury that it's hard for him to remember things like whether he showered, and sometimes how to shower. Continue reading...

At gathering of GOP hopefuls, Clinton looms large

Subscriber onlyDuring a Republican gathering in the ballroom of the Crowne Plaza hotel in Nashua, an energized, confident bench of 19 presidential candidates and potential contenders took turns taking apart Hillary Rodham Clinton or competing with her on policy ideas. Continue reading...

FBI admits to flawed forensic testimony

Examiners routinely overstated hair-match evidence for more than 20 years

Subscriber onlyThe Justice Department and FBI acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000. Continue reading...

Finance heads see recovery risks

Greek default would damage global economy, Lew says

Subscriber onlyWorld finance officials said Saturday that they see a number of threats on the horizon for a global economy still clawing back from the deepest recession in seven decades, and a potential Greek debt default presents the most immediate risk. Continue reading...

Civil War Silent Sentinels still on watch

Subscriber onlyAfter the Civil War ended in April 1865, statues depicting Union and Confederate soldiers went up across the country, from New England squares to Southern courthouses. Continue reading...

Dial-up Web slows down Cuban startups

Subscriber onlyGreat technology companies are born in garages, of course, and that is where 31-year-old Bernardo Romero has launched his Cuban startup, Ingenius. Continue reading...

Cotton near top in 10-mile race

62-minute finish puts senator in Washington run’s top 2.5%

Subscriber only U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, a Republican from Dardanelle, finished in the top 2.5 percent of runners in one of the first major Washington races of the year. Continue reading...

The nation in brief

Subscriber onlyPolice kill man, 23, armed with knife Continue reading...

Scientists theorize crash set elements to fuel Earth's core

Mercury-like body thought swallowed

Subscriber onlyA Mercury-like body smashed into a young Earth and gave the planet's core the radioactive elements necessary to generate a magnetic field, two Oxford geochemists say. Continue reading...

Names and faces

Subscriber onlyStephen Colbert went to the Tribeca Film Festival to interview filmmaker George Lucas, but the Star Wars creator had a question of his own. Continue reading...

In the news

Subscriber onlyPresident Barack Obama said he plans to celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday by visiting the Florida Everglades, adding in his weekly radio address that “there’s no greater threat to our planet than climate change.” Continue reading...

AG impasse 'gone too far,' Obama scolds

Congress’ GOP told to end ‘embarrassing’ vote delay

Subscriber onlyPresident Barack Obama on Friday hailed what he called "some outbreaks of bipartisanship and common sense in Congress" over trade, Iran and Medicare in recent days but went on to lacerate Republican senators for holding up his nominee for attorney general for months. Continue reading...

Cardinal George, doctrines' defender, dies

Subscriber onlyCardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex-abuse scandal and led the U.S. bishops' fight against President Barack Obama's health care law, has died after a long fight with cancer. He was 78. Continue reading...

Plea innocent in terror case

Base-plot suspect ‘a normal 23-year-old,’ his attorney says

Subscriber onlyA man described by his attorney as "a normal 23-year-old kid" pleaded innocent Friday to charges he traveled to Syria and trained alongside terrorists, then returned to the U.S. with plans to attack a military base or a prison. Continue reading...

Gas line blast in California leaves at least 11 injured

Subscriber onlyA large gas pipeline exploded into a wall of fire Friday in central California, closing both directions of a major highway in the region and injuring at least 11 people, three of them critically, authorities said. Continue reading...

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