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Monday September 01, 2014
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US Eating Habits Improve a Bit — Except Among Poor

September 1st, 2014
By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) -- Americans' eating habits have improved -- except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a...

Obama, Biden Push for Higher Minimum Wage

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September 1st, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden today are using Labor Day appearances to press the case for a federal increase in the minimum wage -- a top issue for Democrats. In Detroit,...

David Muir Anchoring ABC’s “World News” Starting Tonight

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September 1st, 2014
David Muir photo ABC/AP NEW YORK (AP/WGGB) -- Starting tonight, David Muir will be the new anchor on ABC's "World News." But David Muir says don't expect him to be anchored to his desk.  He says his bosses promised he "was not going to be...

Funeral Service for Edward and Brittany McGrath Set for Wednesday

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September 1st, 2014
photo Brittany McGrath Memorial Page/Facebook NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- The funeral service for Edward McGrath and his daughter, Brittany McGrath has been scheduled to take place this Wednesday, September 3rd at Ahearn Funeral Home in...

Small Plane Crash in NH Kills Two

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September 1st, 2014
photo WCVB North Hampton, NH (WGGB) -- A small plane crashed at an airfield in New Hampshire Monday killing two people on board. According to our affiliate WCVB, the accident happened at Hampton Airfield located in North Hampton, NH shortly...

Hot, Hazy and Humid Today with a Shower or Storm

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September 1st, 2014
Dew Point Trend SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- August is over, September is here and it finally feels like summer! The oppressive humidity is here to stay through tomorrow, then much more comfortable air will arrive by midweek. Today will...

Gas Leak Cause of Paris Building Blast, Death Toll Rises to 8

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September 1st, 2014
French firemen carry a victim in the rubble of a building after an explosion collapsed it, in Rosny-sous-Bois, outside Paris, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. (Photo AP/ Christophe Ena) PARIS (AP) -- The death toll in the partial collapse of a four-story...

Thefts Involving Unlocked Doors Continue, Drivers Warned

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September 1st, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) --   Police in western Massachusetts continue to warn the public to lock their car doors as thieves hit another area community. Since the beginning of August there have been a slew of reports of break-ins to vehicles that...

Lawmakers: Islamic State Groups Want to Hit US

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September 1st, 2014
photo MGN-Online WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers are warning that the United States and Western Europe are likely to be future targets of Islamic State militants. They say President Barack Obama needs to take action. Without offering...

MDA Fundraiser on ABC Raises $52.3 Million

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September 1st, 2014
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- The Muscular Dystrophy Association's nationally broadcast annual telethon has raised about $52.3 million in contributions over the Labor Day weekend. The two-hour "MDA Show of Strength" aired Sunday on ABC, and the...

Kraft Recalls Some American Singles Cheese

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September 1st, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) NORTHFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Kraft voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of its American Singles cheese product Friday because an ingredient was stored improperly by a supplier. The food maker said that, while unlikely,...

Police: Virginia Girl, 2, Left in a Van, Dies

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September 1st, 2014
Photo MGN-Online ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- Police say a 2-year-old girl who was left in a van for an extended period of time has died in Virginia. Police spokesman Scott Leamon says in a news release that authorities received a report of an...

Nude Hollywood Photos Exposed in Hacking Attack

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September 1st, 2014
Hollywood, CA (GMA/AP) --- This morning Hollywood is up in arms after what could be a massive hacking attack. A user on the popular photo sharing site '4 chan' posted a cache of risque photographs Sunday purporting to show numerous a-list...

Will Traffic Deaths Rise as States Legalize Pot?

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September 1st, 2014
photo MGN-Online By JOAN LOWY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers...

Coast Guard Investigates Oil Spill in Kennebunkport, Maine

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September 1st, 2014
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) -- The Coast Guard says cleanup is underway following the discovery of an oil spill near the community of Cape Porpoise, Maine. The Coast Guard says it received the initial report of an oil sheen and oil on the coast of...