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TONIGHT ON ABC40 – 40 Force: Enterovirus

September 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Enterovirus has sickened children in over a dozen states, including one confirmed case in Connecticut. The 40 Force is here tonight to help get the information you need to know. What are symptoms and risks?...

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Average US 30-Year Mortgage Rate Rises to 4.23 Percent

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September 18th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates surged this week, marking their largest one-week gain this year. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30-year loan jumped to 4.23 percent from 4.12 percent last...

Mass. Unemployment Rate Rises to 5.8 Percent

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September 18th, 2014
By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts is reporting a loss of more than 5,000 jobs in August and the state's unemployment rate jumped two-tenths of a point, with the blame being largely put on "temporary employment...

Closing Arguments Set in Rowland Trial

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September 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File) by PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has begun instructing jurors on how to deliberate the fate of former Gov. John G. Rowland in advance of closing arguments in his federal...

Sports

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Castillo Debuts, Pirates Overwhelm Sox 9-1

September 17th, 2014
(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) PITTSBURGH (AP) — There used to be a time — any year really between 1993-2012 — when reaching 81 wins would be cause for celebration for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Not anymore. These days the certainty of a...

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Cardinals RB Arrested On Assault Charges

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September 17th, 2014
Photo Courtesy ABC News PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in late July involving a 27-year-old woman and an 18-month-old...

Panthers Remove DE Greg Hardy from Active Roster

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September 17th, 2014
(AP Photo/Dave Martin, File) by STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have removed Greg Hardy from the team's active roster until the Pro Bowl defensive end's domestic violence case is resolved. Carolina general...

NFL, Union Agree to New Drug Policy, HGH Testing

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September 17th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL says it has reached an agreement with the players association on changes to its performance-enhancing drug policy, including the addition of human growth hormone testing. The league said Wednesday that under the new...



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Train Collides with Van Along Tracks in Wilbraham

September 18th, 2014
WILBRAHAM (WGGB) -- Police, fire, and EMS crews are on the scene of a collision between a train and a van along a track in Wilbraham Thursday morning. Wilbraham Police responded shortly after 4:30 a.m. to the scene just north of Boston Road,...

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“Virginity Rocks” T-Shirt Banned from Arkansas School

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September 18th, 2014
ARKANSAS (WGGB) -- Does the world "virginity" evoke discussion on sexuality or religious beliefs? That's what one Arkansas school system is claiming. It all started after a junior-high student wore a shirt that reads "Virginity Rocks" to...

Facebook Dressed Down Over ‘Real Names’ Policy

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September 17th, 2014
By BARBARA ORTUTAY and PAUL ELIAS AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Facebook says it temporarily restored hundreds of deleted profiles of self-described drag queens and others, but declined to change a policy requiring account...

Apple’s iOS 8 Becomes Available for Download Wednesday

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September 17th, 2014
(CNN/WGGB) -- iPhone and iPad owners: the next generation of operating system is here. Apple's new operating system, iOS 8, isn't as radical as iOS 7, but there are a handful of new features. Those include sports scores and weather...

Entertainment

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Which Former Saturday Night Live Cast Member Has Been Named the New Announcer?

September 18th, 2014
Darrell Hammond Former Saturday Night Live cast member Darrell Hammond will return to Studio 8H as the show's new announcer, NBC has announced. He'll begin the new gig at the start of the upcoming...

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Exclusive Satisfaction Sneak Peek: Uh-Oh! Neil Meets Adriana's Husband

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September 18th, 2014
Matt Passmore Don't you hate it when your escort and your husband meet? That's what's going down in Satisfaction's Season 1 finale on Thursday (10/9c, USA) when Neil (Matt Passmore) helps Fisher (Henry Czerny) with some manual labor at Adriana's...

Top Videos: "Golden Is the New Black," Reverse Jeopardy, Jimmy Fallon's Musical Morning Announcements

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September 18th, 2014
Julianna Margulies, Jimmy Fallon This week, Jimmy Fallon and Julianna Margulies teamed up for a SaturdayNight Live-esque sketch on The Tonight Show, and SNL alum Nasim Pedrad revealed her Aziz...

Once Upon a Time Gets Frozen When Anna and Elsa Visit Storybrooke

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September 18th, 2014
Elizabeth Lail, Georgina Haig Let it go? They just couldn't. When Once Upon a Time creators Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz went with their families to see Frozen last fall, they so flipped for the Disney animated fantasy that they immediately...