Nation / World

Purple Heart Connects Newport Family

Monday, February 8, 2016

Concord — A Purple Heart awarded to a soldier from New Hampshire killed in World War II’s Battle of the Bulge that turned up recently after a woman’s death has brought together two branches of a family that never knew of the other’s existence. Eugene Victor Call, a U.S. Army technician, was killed March 2, 1945, with seven other platoon members near Kapellen, Germany, at 32. He was assigned to …

UN Condemns North Korean Launch

Monday, February 8, 2016

Seoul, South Korea — The U.N. Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket that world leaders denounced as a banned test of dangerous ballistic missile technology and another “intolerable provocation.” The U.N.’s most powerful body pledged to quickly adopt a new resolution with “significant” new sanctions. North …

Death Toll From Taiwan Quake Hits 34, Hunt On for Survivors

Monday, February 8, 2016

Tainan, Taiwan — The death toll from a powerful earthquake that toppled a high-rise apartment building in Taiwan rose to at least 34, according to government figures Monday, with rescuers digging through rubble for survivors more than 48 hours after the quake struck. More than 100 are believed to be still buried in …

Panthers Cam Newton Targets Kids’ Market

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Grown-up athletes typically endorse grown-up products. Peyton Manning pushes Nationwide insurance; Tom Brady plugs Movado fashion watches. Cam Newton? He’s 6-foot-5, 245 pounds, and all Nickelodeon. The Carolina Panthers’ 26-year-old quarterback is using his Super Bowl run to establish himself as a pitch-man to America’s youngest consumers. Unlike …

YouTube Entering Paid Content Area

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Could it soon be time to YouTube and chill? The world’s biggest online video platform will officially crack into the paid original content business next week when it premieres the first four titles produced for its new subscription service, YouTube Red, the company said last week. Included in …

Top Chefs to Help Schwan Update Menu

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Minneapolis — The Schwan Food Co. is putting a little top chef swagger into its signature foodstuffs. The company, best known for delivering frozen meals to consumers’ doorsteps, has assembled a team it calls the “future stars of …

Student Who Rented Dorm On Airbnb Faces Punishment

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Boston — College students have always come up with creative ways to pay tuition. They’ve been known to live off ramen noodles, and more recently, the loan-burdened but intrepid have tried crowdfunding their education. No wonder, then, that a sophomore at Emerson College recently attempted to get back …

Single-Cup Coffee Trend May Be Over

Sunday, February 7, 2016

America’s favorite coffee trend is finally coming to an end Several years ago, coffee pods seemed invincible. Sales of the single-serve cups were skyrocketing, more than tripling in the United States between 2011 and 2013 alone. Sales of …

A New Twist on Doctor House Calls

Sunday, February 7, 2016

San Diego — The doctor will see you now. But not where you think. Thanks to on-demand health care app Heal, your next doctor’s visit could take place on your turf — home, office, hotel, even coffee shop …

Off-Road Looks, On-Road Agility

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Since its rebirth in 1998, the Volkswagen Beetle has been the subject of a key question for those possessing a Y chromosome: Are you man enough to drive one? Its Hello Kitty styling is a bit emasculating. This …

Tips for a Cozier Bedroom in Winter

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Decorating a bedroom is about creating a peaceful retreat, and in winter that means making it as cozy and welcoming as possible. For some people, “cozy” requires the physical warmth of thick flannel sheets and soft quilts, said California-based designer Kathryn Bechen. For others, filling a bedroom with …

Toyota Scrapping Its Youth-Oriented Scion Model

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Scion, the oddball Toyota brand designed to attract young, hip drivers, has bumped its last sick beat. The Japanese auto giant said last week it was pulling the plug on the 13-year-old brand’s edgy lineup, launched to sell cars to young drivers at exactly the time young drivers …

Stocks Lose Ground As Jobs Report Disappoints Market

Sunday, February 7, 2016

New York — Stocks posted steep losses Friday, ending the week with broad declines, as investors fretted over a report showing that U.S. job creation slowed last month. Technology stocks fell especially hard, and shares of LinkedIn had …