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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn’t get to work… Read more

CHICAGO (AP) — A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of… Read more

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(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) PITTSBURGH (AP) — Charlie Morton had no expectations when he took the mound in a major league game for the first time in a month. However, the Pittsburgh right-hander exceeded his manager’s expectations as he came… Read more

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Student book bags are removed from the scene of an accident on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Akron, Ohio. Police say a school bus driver was killed when the bus rolled over her during an evacuation drill outside an Akron charter school. A… Read more

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BOSTON (AP) — Twin sisters who once lived in Massachusetts have pleaded not guilty to charges they stole more than $580,000 from federal, state and local agencies by allegedly providing unlicensed psychological services. The Massachusetts… Read more

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By JILL COLVIN Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Congress on Tuesday to reauthorize federal legislation that compensates first responders who got sick working at ground zero in the… Read more

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(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) BALTIMORE, MD (AP) — The NFL players’ union has appealed the league’s indefinite suspension of Ray Rice. Rice was originally handed a two-game suspension in July under the NFL’s personal conduct policy after he… Read more

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Photo Courtesy of WCVB, ABC Affiliate in Boston NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Hundreds have paid their respects and flags lined the streets of a central Massachusetts town to honor a paratrooper killed in Afghanistan. The Worcester Telegram &… Read more

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(AP Photo/CJ Gunther, Pool) FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez says in a court filing that he felt helpless and concerned about his fiancee and their baby when police investigating a 2013 killing… Read more

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NEW YORK (AP) — The former police chief at a Massachusetts Veterans Administration medical center has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in a kidnap-murder case that resulted from the prosecution of a cannibalism case against a New York City… Read more

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BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) — Police in Blackstone say they responded to several calls in recent years from the home where the remains of three infants were found last week, but never had reason to check conditions inside the home. Erika Murray,… Read more

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The American doctor battling the Ebola virus has regained his appetite as he continues to improve at the Nebraska Medical Center. Debbie Sacra said Tuesday her husband, Dr. Rick Sacra, scarfed down every bite of the… Read more

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This undated PennDOT identification photo released Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Penn., being sought in Friday’s shooting that left one trooper dead and another… Read more

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Firefighters hose down the smoldering remains of a home Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Weed, Calif. A fast-moving wildfire destroyed at least 100 structures before winds died down and firefighters got a line around most of the fire. (AP… Read more

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(AP Photo/Lisa Poole, File) BOSTON (AP) — A Suffolk Downs official says horse racing will be coming to an end at the 79-year-old thoroughbred track as a result of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s decision to award a casino license to Wynn… Read more