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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Attorneys for Alabama’s Jefferson County have filed a 101-page plan that would allow it to exit the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history. The plan filed Sunday calls for cutting the county’s… Read more

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Peter Madril, left, and Monte Young embrace after getting married at City Hall in San Francisco, Saturday, June 29, 2013. Dozens of gay couples waited excitedly Saturday outside of San Francisco’s City Hall as clerks resumed issuing same-sex… Read more

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LUDLOW, Mass. (WGGB) — The State Fire Marshall told ABC40 they officially determined the cause of Sunday morning’s fire in Ludlow as arson. Just before 2 A.M. Sunday morning, neighbor Brian Smith saw 17 Lower Whitney St. on fire. “Came… Read more

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BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB) — The end is nearly in sight for runners in the coast-to-coast One Run for Boston relay race. Right now they’re heading through Connecticut… and expected to cross the finish line in Boston by 12:30 Monday morning. The… Read more

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Officials with the Northern Pass project plan to soon file an amended route with the federal government to begin the review process needed to build a 187-mile power transmission line moving energy from Canada into New… Read more

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SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB/AP) — Two months after a state highway truck spilled yellow paint on a local highway, big patches of yellow paint exist along a section of Route 202 while the state works to figure out an effective way to clean the… Read more

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AAA  Jun. 30, 2013 1:41 PM ETKennedy refuses to halt gay marriages in Calif.By LISA LEFFBy LISA LEFF, Associated Press   Cynthia Wides, right, and Elizabeth Carey file for a marriage certificate at City Hall in… Read more

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FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Farmington police say a man was killed and a woman injured when their car crashed into a building. Police say 33-year-old Thaddeus L. Singleton of Bristol was declared dead at the scene early Sunday morning. An… Read more

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BOSTON (AP) — During the first few weeks of James “Whitey” Bulger’s racketeering trial, his lawyers have focused much of their energy on trying to rebut the government’s contention that he was a longtime FBI informant on the Mafia and other… Read more

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DETROIT (AP) — Ford has agreed to fix sticky throttles on nearly 468,000 Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable sedans. Because of the company’s decision, U.S. safety regulators have closed an investigation into the problem. Last fall, the National… Read more

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BERLIN (AP) — Top European officials are expressing concern over a report that U.S. intelligence agents bugged European Union offices on both sides of the Atlantic. The president of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, says he’s “shocked” and… Read more

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CHICOPEE, Mass (WGGB) — It’s the last day of Chicopee’s “Fest-Of-All”. The 8th annual celebration held at Szot Park includes games, rides, and fireworks… and it’s free. Those working the event seemed to have as much fun as those… Read more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has denied a request from Proposition 8 supporters in California to halt the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses in the nation’s most populous state. Kennedy turned away the request on… Read more

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PELHAM, Mass. (WGGB) — After 173 years, the United Church of Christ in Pelham closed its doors with its final service this morning. With just 36 active members attending regular services, collections dwindled to only $17,445 and… Read more

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Q&A: Is it safe to clean an outdoor grill grate with a wire brush? Q: A grill dealer recently cautioned never to use a wire brush to clean the grate, as bristles break off and get into the food. Is it unsafe to… Read more