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MARSHFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Christmas vacation is out in one Massachusetts school system, replaced by “holiday break.” The Marshfield School Committee on Monday voted 3-2 to uphold a September decision to change the name of Christmas vacation… Read more

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(Ctsy: ABC News) WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, picking up prepared foods at supermarkets and even eating a tub of… Read more

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(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) BOSTON (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury’s biggest challenge after regulation was cleaning up the shaving cream shower his Pittsburgh teammates gave him in celebration of the goalie’s 300th career victory. Toweling off the… Read more

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Fire and looting have overtaken several businesses after Ferguson protests turned violent. Multiple fires burned early Tuesday at local businesses, including at storage facility, auto parts stores and a beauty supply… Read more

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown’s family issued this statement after a prosecutor announced that a grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson: We are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child… Read more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he joins with Michael Brown’s family in urging peaceful protests after a grand jury decided not to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed the unarmed, black… Read more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Bert Lahr’s Cowardly Lion costume from the classic film “The Wizard of Oz” has sold for more than $3 million at an auction in New York City. The big cat outfit had been authenticated as the one Lahr wore in the 1939 film. Its… Read more

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by JIM SALTER and DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has decided not to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by a white officer sparked… Read more

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(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is calling for “peace, respect and restraint” when a grand jury announcement is made on whether a white police officer will be charged with fatally shooting a black… Read more

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BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is on a tour of the Middle East with stops planned in Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan. The trip was organized by the State Department and the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs,… Read more

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by JULIE PACE and ROBERT BURNS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded it’s an “appropriate time” for him to complete his service. Obama says Hagel will stay in… Read more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are among 17 newcomers on baseball’s 2015 Hall of Fame ballot. Craig Biggio, who fell two votes short of the 75 percent needed in the 2014 balloting, tops 17 holdovers on the… Read more

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REVERE, Mass. (AP) — Police are investigating after two dead puppies were found in a trash bag behind a Revere gas station. A landscaper told police about the trash bag on Saturday night when he went to pick up bags of leaves he left there… Read more

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By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — MGM is taking two key steps as it eyes a spring 2015 ground breaking on its $800 million casino project in Springfield. A monthlong public comment period officially opens Monday on the… Read more

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BOSTON (AP) — A Boston man remains in the hospital after police say he fell naked through the ceiling of a women’s bathroom at Logan Airport and then assaulted an elderly man. Prosecutors said Monday that 26-year-old Cameron Shenk is still… Read more