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Gov. Patrick Dismisses Report Pegging ACA Costs at $1B

September 17th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Deval Patrick is sharply criticizing a report that puts a price tag of about $1 billion on the implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act in Massachusetts. The Pioneer Institute, a conservative-leaning think tank,...

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Tolland Murder Suspect Arraigned in Superior Court

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September 17th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A man accused of murdering his wife in 1995 has been arraigned in Superior Court. Robert Honsch appeared before a judge Wednesday in Hampden County Superior Court after he was indicted by a grand jury last...

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...

Wynn, Mass. Gambling Regulators Sign Casino License

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September 17th, 2014
Artist Rendering of Wynn Everett (Image Courtesy: Wynn Resorts) By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Wynn Resorts and Massachusetts gambling regulators finalized the license Wednesday for a $1.6 billion casino outside...

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NFL, Union Agree to New Drug Policy, HGH Testing

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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Vikings Reverse Course, Suspend Peterson Amid Charges

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September 17th, 2014
(AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt/commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child...

FIBA Rules Players Can Wear Religious Headgear

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September 17th, 2014
(Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir is a former Springfield basketball stand-out, who chose not to pursue a professional basketball career due to FIBA’s rule on headscarfs during games.) (AP) -- International basketball's governing body said Tuesday that...

Morton, Staff Hold Red Sox Scoreless in 4-0 Pirates Win

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September 16th, 2014
(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...



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NFL, Union Agree to New Drug Policy, HGH Testing

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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Animal Cruelty Charges Against Berkshire Co. Man Dismissed

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September 17th, 2014
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) -- A judge has dismissed more than 30 counts of animal cruelty against a Berkshire County man who was breeding cats, ruling that authorities' search of his properties violated his constitutional rights. In total, 31...

Avenue of States: Which Building is Your Favorite?

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September 17th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- One of the most unique parts of the Big E is the Avenue of States. Where else can you visit all 6 New England States in less than an hour? The Big E is the only fair in the country with multiple states taking...

Vikings Reverse Course, Suspend Peterson Amid Charges

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September 17th, 2014
(AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt/commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child...

Entertainment

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The Biggest Loser Exclusive Video: A Former NFL Player Gets Sobering News About His Health

September 17th, 2014
The Biggest Loser Former NFL player Scott Mitchell, a contestant on The Biggest Loser: Glory Days, is about to get some sobering news from Dr. Huizenga. The new season, which kicked off last week, features 20 former athletes trying to...

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The Vampire Diaries Exclusive Premiere Clip: Who's Got Sexual Tension?

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September 17th, 2014
Michael Trevino and Matt Davis Class is in session on The Vampire Diaries — except this is one awkward lesson. On the Season 6 premiere, Professor Saltzman (Matt Davis) is at the head of the class, while Elena (Nina Dobrev) hides...

VIDEO: The Simpsons' Groundskeeper Willie Weighs In on Scottish Independence

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September 17th, 2014
Groundskeeper Willie Finally, we have an authoritative viewpoint on the issue of Scottish independence: from The Simpsons' Groundskeeper Willie. Fall TV Preview: Get scoop on must-watch new shows On Thursday, Scottish citizens will vote on...

Returning Favorites: Inside Scandal's Shocking New Season

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September 17th, 2014
Kerry Washington On a Wednesday afternoon in late August, Kerry Washington's shih tzu-Yorkie mix, Josie, is napping contentedly on a Hollywood soundstage sofa as her Emmy-nominated owner gets back to the business of being scandalous. Clad in her...