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Aug 29
When Finances Dictate Wedding Attendance

I accept more out-of-town wedding invitations than I turn down. If I can make it work with my schedule and my bank account, I like to celebrate my friends. I'll tack vacations or family visits on to the…

Aug 29
Since Katrina, Better Response Helps Pets, People

Los Angeles -- Outside the nearly 2,000 human fatalities from Hurricane Katrina, the disaster displaced or killed hundreds of thousands of dogs, cats and other animals at a time when rescues focused on…

Aug 29
What's Not to Like? Not a Thing

Lake Placid, n.y. -- Rare is the vehicle that makes perfect sense. The 2016 Honda HR-V EX-L Navi with all-wheel drive is that rarity. It meets all criteria -- pricing, perfect size for urban use, accommodating…

Aug 29
Column: Goodell Takes a Page From the Autocrat's Playbook

On the surface, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is acting strangely in the "Deflategate" controversy. He launched an expensive crusade against one of the league's great players over what is at most a tiny…

Aug 29
At the Hospitals: Aug. 30, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Geisel Name Surgery Chair Lebanon -- Dr. Sandra L. Wong, the William W. Coon Professor of Surgical Oncology and associate chairwoman of clinical affairs at the University of Michigan…

Aug 29
Column: Meet Roger Stone, Practitioner of the Political Dark Arts

"Oh, I went to an orgy there once." That was Roger Stone's response after I answered his question on my New York City hotel of choice. He's standing shirtless and wearing khakis inside his pied-a-terre…

Aug 29
Goodwill Opens Upscale, Chic Boutiques

Orange County, Calif. -- The trappings of an upscale boutique are there: exposed brick, mannequins draped with flashy clothing and designer brands. But the prices are decidedly cheap chic -- the Stuart…

Aug 29
'Purity' Isn't Franzen's Best

Jonathan Franzen's career offers a cautionary narrative -- for us as much as him. As far back as 1996, with Perchance to Dream, his long essay published in Harper's on the state of contemporary fiction,…

Aug 29
9/11 'Dust Lady' Dies of Cancer at 42

When the World Trade Center's South Tower collapsed, just before 10 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, photographer Stan Honda was in lower Manhattan, taking pictures of the incomprehensible scene. "There was a giant…

Aug 29
Green Line Project Points to T Board Dilemmas

Boston -- Now comes the hard part for the new board overseeing the T. The MBTA Fiscal Management and Control Board, created in the state budget signed into law by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker last month,…

Aug 29
Dominica Digs Out From Storm Damage That Killed at Least 20

Roseau, Dominica -- Rescue crews jumped off boats and trudged through mud, rocks and uprooted trees Saturday to reach communities cut off by a tropical storm that killed at least 20 people and left nearly…

Aug 29
Churches Fall on Hard Times

Quechee -- Lannie Collins, a beefy man whose red face matches his thinning red hair, took a break from pulling weeds in the August heat outside the Quechee Community Church, a particularly attractive example…

Aug 29
Alice Peck Day Affiliation Seen as 'Inevitable' End of an Era

Lebanon -- The news Friday that Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital plans to become the latest community hospital in the region to formally affiliate with the Dartmouth-Hitchcock empire was greeted with grief…

Aug 29
A Walkabout in Windsor

Windsor -- A walk Saturday on the prison property off County Road attracted about a dozen people, many of them longtime Windsor residents who had never been on the land, which is the site of a proposed…

Aug 29
Smugglers Part of Vast Web

London -- The smugglers responsible for driving 71 migrants to their deaths in the back of a cramped, unventilated truck in Austria were part of a vast international syndicate that has been a subject of…

Aug 29
Democrats' Summer of Discontent

Minneapolis -- The Democratic Party, whose presidential race mostly has been overshadowed by Donald Trump and the Republicans, heads into the fall with its nomination contest far less certain than it once…

Aug 29
Murder Charge In Deputy Death

Houston -- Texas prosecutors on Saturday charged a 30-year-old man with capital murder in the killing of a uniformed sheriff's deputy who was gunned down from behind while filling his patrol car with gas…

Aug 29
Los Angeles, Olympic Officials Reach Deal

Los Angeles -- Los Angeles officials and the U.S. Olympic Committee have reached an agreement in their negotiations over L.A. serving as the American bidder for the 2024 Olympic Games, according to a person…

Aug 29
Malaysian Protest Rages

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- Protesters demanding the resignation of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak over a financial scandal remained on the streets of the capital Sunday, after the first day of the…

Aug 29
Fed Vice Chair: Rate Increase Possible

Washington -- Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer left the door open Saturday for a Fed rate increase in September, saying the factors that have kept inflation below the central bank's target…

Aug 29
Arrest Made in Bangkok Shrine Bombing

Bangkok -- Thai authorities arrested a foreign man they said had been holed up in a suburban apartment with bomb-making equipment and stacks of passports, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly…

Aug 29
Focus on Europe Distracts From True Crisis

Al-Minya, Lebanon -- While the world's attention is fixed on the tens of thousands of Syrian refugees swarming into Europe, a potentially far more profound crisis is unfolding in the countries of the Middle…

Aug 29
Gulf Coast Marks Katrina's Fury, Celebrates Rebirth

New Orleans -- As the church bells rang marking the decade since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, the 80-year-old woman wept softly into a tissue as she leaned against her rusting Oldsmobile near…