By Scott Malone and Colleen Jenkins
MANCHESTER N.H./WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen walked into a roomful of largely Democratic New Hampshire women voters with a simple pitch: She would be more focused on their issues than her challenger, Scott Brown, the former Republican U.S. senator for Massachusetts.
“We need to make sure that women and families understand what the choice here is because this is a close race,” Shaheen told supporters after collecting the endorsement of the state chapter of abortion rights activist group NARAL.
BOSTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Since high school, Lorita Lindemann has lived to the rhythm of horse racing – rising before dawn to tend her thoroughbred charges, cheering as they thunder down the track and working into the night to prepare them to compete again.
As Boston’s 79-year-old Suffolk Downs prepares to close on Saturday, a victim of declining attendance and online gambling, Lindemann and hundreds of trainers, grooms and jockeys face losing not just their jobs but also a way of life.
By Scott Malone
CAMBRIDGE Mass. (Reuters) – The battle to stop Islamic State militants’ advance in Syria and Iraq is going to be a “hell of a long fight” for the United States and its coalition partners, Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday.
But Biden defended the U.S. decision to wait until last month to begin airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, which has already endured a bloody civil war that has killed 190,000 people.
BOSTON (Reuters) – A Rhode Island child hospitalized with Enterovirus D68 has died of a bacterial infection in what state public health officials described on Wednesday as an unusual and dangerous combination.
The child, a 10-year-old girl who was not named, died last week as a result of a staphylococcus aureus sepsis alongside the respiratory virus, the Rhode Island Department of Health said in a statement, calling it a “very rare combination that can cause very severe illness in children and adults.”