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Former al-Qaida Spokesman Gets Life Prison Term in NY

September 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams, File) By TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York judge has sentenced Osama bin Laden's son-in-law to life in prison for his conviction in a terrorism case. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith (SOO'-lay-mahn...

Campaign to Preserve Casino Law Kicks-Off in Springfield

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September 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/AP) -- Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and business and labor union leaders are kicking off a local political campaign to preserve the state's developing casino industry. The officials are speakin Tuesday morning at...

President Obama: US-Arab Strikes Show Unity Against Militant

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September 23rd, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria "makes it clear to the world this is not America's fight alone." Obama says the joint fight against the...

FDA Warns Doctors to Beware Fake Drug Distributors

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September 23rd, 2014
By MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. health regulators are trying to help doctors spot counterfeit and unapproved drugs by raising awareness of illegal operations that peddle bogus drugs to health...

Iran Leader: Strikes in Syria Illegal, No Gov’t OK

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September 23rd, 2014
By JOHN DANISZEWSKI, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says the U.S.-led coalition's airstrikes in Syria are illegal because they were not approved or coordinated with Syria's government. Meeting Tuesday with...

Critics: Gas Tax Question will Harm Roads, Bridges

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September 23rd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Opponents of a ballot question that would repeal a new law linking future increases in the state gas tax to the rate of inflation say the question would undermine efforts to fix crumbling Massachusetts roads and bridges. The...

Sales of Single Family Homes Down in August

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September 23rd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts fell by almost 7 percent in August when compared to the year-ago month, but median prices continued to climb. The Waltham-based Massachusetts Association of Realtors reports Tuesday...

Tuesday’s News on the Go

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September 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--ABC40's Tom Lewis and Lindsay Iadeluca bring you everything you need to know before you head out the door on this Tuesday morning in your News on the...

U.S. Launches New Wave of Airstrikes in Syria

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September 23rd, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says the U.S. and partner nations have begun airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State militants, using a mix of fighter jets, bombers and Tomahawk missiles fired from ships in the region. Pentagon Press...

A Fantastic Fall Afternoon

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September 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -  It was a chilly start with temperatures falling into the 30s in many locations this morning. In fact we missed a record low at The Westover Air Reserve Base by two degrees. The mercury fell to 35 missing the record low...

Two Suspects in Abduction of Israeli Teens Killed

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September 23rd, 2014
photo MGN-Online JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli army spokesman says two Palestinians suspected in the fatal abduction of three Israeli teens in June have been killed in a shootout with Israeli forces. Lt. Col. Peter Lerner says the suspects...

Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Friend Due in Court

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September 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins) BOSTON (AP) -- A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is expected in federal court for a final hearing before his trial begins next week. Prosecutors say Robel Phillipos was in Tsarnaev's...

Tensions High, as Ambush Suspect Evades Capture in Penn.

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September 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Pennsylvania State Police) CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) -- A 10-day manhunt for the survivalist accused of ambushing a Pennsylvania State Police barracks has narrowed to the rural area where he grew up and his parents still live. But the...

Amherst Town Officials React to ‘Blarney Blowout’ Report

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September 22nd, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Amherst Board of Selectman is responding to a report following the chaotic "Blarney Blowout." Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis was brought in for the review, after police used pepper spray on huge...

Ryan Welch Found Guilty in 2012 Easthampton Murder Case

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September 22nd, 2014
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Ryan Welch has been convicted for murdering his girlfriend over two years ago. Welch has been found guilty on one count of first-degree murder, after killing Jessica Pripstein. The verdict comes after a...