Secret Service investigates White House drone crash

The man operating the drone that crashed on the White House grounds called the U.S. Secret Service on Monday morning to “self-report” his involvement in the incident. The drone’s owner and operator is a government employee who said he was using the drone recreationally, a Secret Service source told CNN. He was interviewed by Secret […]

What you need to know about the blizzard

The first major snowstorm of 2015 is expected to hit the Northeastern United States on Monday and Tuesday. The National Weather Service describes the storm as a “crippling and potentially historic blizzard” that could bring up to 3 feet of snow, heavy winds, widespread power outages and epic travel difficulties. Airlines canceled thousands of flights, […]

Ex-CIA officer convicted in leak case

The former CIA officer accused of disclosing the details of a covert operation to a New York Times reporter was convicted Monday in federal court, according to reports. Jeffrey Sterling was convicted on nine felony counts of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information, according to The Washington Post, after allegedly leaking classified information about a […]

51 measles cases linked to Disneyland

Happiness isn’t the only contagious thing at Disneyland in California. There’s an outbreak of measles linked to the theme park, and one of California’s top public health officials recommended that children under 12 months and people who’ve never had a measles vaccination stay away from the park while the disease event continues. Dr. Gil Chavez, […]

Ebola vaccine is on its way to Africa

The first doses of the Ebola vaccine were on a commercial flight to West Africa and were expected to arrive on Friday, according to a spokesperson from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) one of the companies that has created the vaccine with the National Institutes of Health. Another vaccine from Merck and NewLink will also be tested. “Shipping […]

1st person diagnosed with Ebola in UK discharged

The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United Kingdom is heading home. London’s Royal Free Hospital announced Saturday that “Pauline Cafferkey has been discharged from the Royal Free following her recovery from Ebola.” On December 29, the 39-year-old Glasgow, Scotland, resident became the first person to be diagnosed with the virus on UK soil […]

Disney launches ‘Frozen’ cruise

Disney is launching a special cruise for those fans who just couldn’t get enough of “Frozen.” The Disney Cruise Line will start running its new “Frozen” themed cruises this summer, the company said. Naturally, they’re not headed to the Caribbean, but to northern destinations including Norway, Iceland, Scotland and Alaska. The cruise will be designed […]

The Miss Universe winner is …

At this year’s Miss Universe pageant, a loss may have overshadowed the win. While Miss Colombia, 22-year-old student Paulina Vega, took home the crown in Miami on Sunday night, social media was more concerned with the fate of Miss Jamaica. There were boos when 22-year-old model Kaci Fennell was announced as the fourth runner-up. Viewers […]

Actor apologizes for ‘colored’ comment

Benedict Cumberbatch called himself an “idiot” after referring to non-white actors as “colored” on a PBS talk show. Cumberbatch appeared on “Tavis Smiley” last week. While discussing diversity in the entertainment industry, he said there were more opportunities in the United States than in England “as far as colored actors go.” Cumberbatch apologized for his […]

New Jersey on Christie’s Dallas love? Who cares

An overwhelming majority of football fans in New Jersey say Gov. Chris Christie’s affection for the Dallas Cowboys makes no difference in their opinion of him. According to a new Quinnipiac poll, 83% say the Republican’s loyalty to the Cowboys doesn’t affect their view of Christie, while 13% say they think less of him and […]

Jury set in murder trial of ex-Patriots player Aaron Hernandez

A full jury was seated Monday for the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, and the judge pushed back opening statements until at least Thursday because of a blizzard bearing down on the region. As the trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez gets underway, find out more […]

Boston hosts send-off rally for Super Bowl-bound Patriots

Several thousand fans gathered at City Hall Plaza in Boston to give the New England Patriots a raucous send-off to the Super Bowl. Boston is sending off the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots with a rally at City Hall. More Click to view raw video of the rally. Mayor Marty Walsh sported a No. 12 […]

Patriots fans give send-off to team

PLANE AT LOGAN. ANDY HERSHBERGER WAS THERE FOR THE BIG SENDOFF. THEY WERE ROCKING TODAY AT CITY HALL IN BOSTON AS THE PATRIOTS MADE ONE LAST STOP BEFORE BOARDING A PLANE FOR THE SUPER BOWL IN ARIZONA. IT WAS THE BIGGEST PEP RALLY THAT MOST OF THESE FANS HAD EVER SEEN. IT WAS A CHANCE […]

Man charged after snowmobile hits boy, 6

MACHINE INTO A CROWD OF CHILDREN. JOSH MCELVEEN HAS MORE ON THIS. IT’S A LOT OF ROOM TO PLAY OUT THERE ON THE LAKE, WHICH IS GREAT. AND IT’S WHAT WE ENJOY THESE NEXT COUPLE OF FREEZING MONTHS FOR. FOR HIM THE LAKE IN NOTTINGHAM IS HIS BACK YARD AND OFTEN DOUBLES AS A SPREAD […]

Is your target-date fund ripping you off?

Target-date funds have become a wildly popular option among those seeking a hands-off approach to retirement investing. But not all of these funds are created equal. Based on the year you expect to retire, target-date funds are supposed to invest in a mix of stocks, bonds and cash that reflect an age appropriate level of […]

How to skip pre-blizzard frenzy in stores

With a powerful blizzard expected to hit New York, stores are packed with consumers clamoring for storm supplies. But the savviest New Yorkers are skipping the lines all together. They’re making messengers do the dirty work for them. On-demand delivery startup WunWun (which stands for “what you need, when you need it”) had a huge […]

Blizzard costs fliers big bucks

Blizzards cost airlines a ton of money — but they actually hit passengers harder. The reason is simple: When airlines cancel flights they save on two of their biggest costs — fuel and labor. But passengers end up spending more — a lot more — when a flight is canceled, on additional lodging and meals. […]

Pogue Claims Third Consecutive America East Rookie of the Week Award

BOSTON – Freshman center Carlie Pogue (Cincinnati, Ohio) of the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team has been named the America East Rookie of the Week for the third consecutive week, announced Monday by the conference. Pogue is the first UNH freshman to earn three straight Rookie of the Week honors since Laura Seiden […]

Taylor, Smith: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Roundup

SERVICE CREDIT UNION STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT WILDCAT ROUNDUP January 27, 2015 DURHAM, N.H. – Annika Taylor (Truckee, Calif.) of the skiing team and Jaleen Smith (Freeport, Texas) of the men’s basketball team are featured in this week’s Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight. This information and more can be found in the Wildcat Weekly Roundup. Click here […]

Avocado dip Mexicano

Makes 1 cup Add a Latin twist to your party fare with this easy-to-prepare, crowd-pleasing dip. Use fresh Hass avocados from Mexico, and serve the dip with healthful accompaniments, such as vegetable sticks like celery or jicama. There is also a wide variety of baked bite-size crackers available on the supermarket shelves. 1 fully ripened […]

Meeting Fidel Castro before he was the bad guy

On Christmas Eve at my sister’s house in Groveland, Mass., I reminded her we posed for a photograph with Fidel Castro on April 20, 1959. We were visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington, Virginia. She remembered and we lamented the fact that we have not come across either the black and white […]

Elks provide turkey dinner for Strafford shelter residents

ROCHESTER — On Sunday, The Elks Lodge in Rochester welcomed a small group of residents from the Strafford County Homeless Shelter for a turkey dinner with all the fixings. About 40 residents enjoyed the meal, which included macaroni and cheese for children who were picky-eaters. The event started at noon and went on for several […]

Ann Goodwin steps down after 27 years in business

DOVER — Saturday afternoon, in the midst of a snowy Nor’easter a tribute took place. Twenty-seven years ago, Janet Perry and Ann Goodwin opened Nicole’s Hallmark store in downtown Dover. Over the years, it developed into more than just a local retail operation; it became a gathering place and symbol for like-minded people who cherished […]

Berwick alum Eruzione supports Boston Olympic bid

DOVER — It probably will come as no surprise that former U.S. Olympic hockey gold medalist Mike Eruzione is a big supporter of Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics. “Love it,” said Eruzione on Friday at Dover Arena, where he was honored for a financial contribution he made to his prep-school alma mater, Berwick […]

High school roundup: Marshwood skiing second at Shawnee

BRIDGTON, Maine — The Marshwood boys ski team was second at a Western Maine Class A giant slalom race on Friday at Shawnee Peak. The boys were led by Kyle Claus, who was second overall in one minute, 0.36 seconds, and James King, who was 12th in 1:03.45. The girls team was third, led by […]