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Ebola ‘Czar’ Ron Klain Begins Work at White House Wednesday

October 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Revolution) WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's Ron Klain's first day as the new White House "Ebola czar." Klain is a former White House adviser who starts Wednesday as President Barack Obama's Ebola response coordinator. The White House says...

Investigators say Secret Service Use ‘Problematic’

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October 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new government investigation questions a Secret Service mission that pulled agents from their assignment near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of an employee embroiled in a...

Bumgarner, Giants Silence Royals in World Series Game 1

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October 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll. Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence...

Patriots DE Chandler Jones to Miss Next Month for Hip Injury

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October 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) FOXBORO (WGGB) -- The Patriots defense took yet another hit Tuesday, as a hip injury will leave defensive end Chandler Jones out for a month. The decision was first reported by The Boston Globe, after Jones missed...

State Funding Brings New Projects to Western Mass.

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October 21st, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- Governor Deval Patrick announced funding for 31 new projects through the MassWorks Infrastructure Program on Tuesday. Five of those projects are here in Western Massachusetts: 1. $4.2 million to advance the Union...

Baker and Coakley to Square off in Gubernatorial Debate

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October 21st, 2014
BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB/AP) -- With just two weeks until Election Day, Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker are set to square off for a televised debate for governor minus the three independent candidates. Baker and Coakley are...

Dunbar Community Center Receives $7,500 Worth of New Equipment

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October 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Two organizations teamed-up to provide one local center with brand new sports equipment and apparel Tuesday night. Good Sports and the Red Auerbach Youth Foundation donated $7,500 to the Dunbar YMCA Family &...

New Dorm Security Rolled-Out At UMass

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October 21st, 2014
AMHERST, Mass (WGGB) -- A brand new state of the art dorm security system has been rolled out at UMass. From out-of-control spring parties to alleged sexual assaults, security at the school has been questioned in recent years. Now, a new...

Apple Issues Security Warning for iCloud

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October 21st, 2014
by BRANDON BAILEY, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the...

Church Official Pleads Guilty in Looting Case

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October 21st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A former Boston church official who said in an autobiography he was an enforcer for gangster James "Whitey" Bulger has pleaded guilty to federal charges he looted the church's assets. Edward MacKenzie Jr. is the former director of...

Former Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee Dies at 93

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October 21st, 2014
NATION (WGGB) -- The legendary executive editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate era, has died. The Washington Post confirmed that Ben Bradlee died Tuesday at his home in Washington of natural causes.  He was 93. According to ABC...

Hospital: American Video Journalist Free of Ebola

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October 21st, 2014
OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) -- An Omaha hospital says an American video journalist is free of Ebola and will be released soon. The Nebraska Medical Center said Tuesday afternoon that Ashoka Mukpo's blood tested negative for the virus. He will be...

Tiny Insect Killing Red Pine Trees in Western Mass.

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October 21st, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB)- The recent discovery of a microscopic insect is the reason behind a destruction in Red Pine Trees found around Western Massachusetts. This recent problem was discovered by the State Department of Conservation and...

Millions of Car Owners Warned to Fix Air Bags

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October 21st, 2014
REGION, Mass. (WGGB)-There has been a recent manufacture recall in airbag inflators made by the Tokyo-based company, Takata Corporation. This recent defect is said to put many at risk, possibly killing or injuring passengers. The recall affects...

Condition of US Nurse with Ebola Upgraded to Good

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October 21st, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- National Institutes of Health says the condition of the first nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital has been upgraded to good. The NIH said in a statement posted on its website...