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Group says Massachusetts faces $1B deficit

December 17th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- An independent analysis pegs the state budget deficit at $1 billion in the current fiscal year -- more than three times the previous estimate of state officials. The analysis released Wednesday by the Massachusetts Taxpayers...

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US probe links NKorea to Sony hacking

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December 17th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online / Columbia Pictures)WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says federal investigators have now connected the Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. hacking to North Korea and are expected to make an announcement in the near...

Airmen Visit Holyoke’s Soldiers’ Home

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December 17th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- While some hosted the Blue Angels, others were out bringing holiday cheer to veterans. The Airmen from the 439th Airlift Wing at Westover sang Christmas carols and talked with vets at the Soldiers' Home in...

Spike in Heroin Deaths Raising Concerns Across Mass.

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December 17th, 2014
GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A spike in heroin overdose deaths this month is raising concerns from Boston to the Berkshires. Fifty-eight overdose deaths have been reported so far in December, which is the same number for all of...

Sports

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Shoot-Out Goal Lifts Predators Over Bruins, 3-2

December 16th, 2014
(AP Photo/Mark Zaleski) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Derek Roy scored the only goal of the shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night. Mike Fisher and Mike Ribeiro had goals in regulation for Nashville,...

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Alex Rodriguez to be the New DH for Yankees

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December 16th, 2014
  (AP Photo/Rich Schultz) NEW YORK (AP) -- Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says Alex Rodriguez's days as an everyday fielder are over and he hopes A-Rod will be New York's full-time designated hitter. Chase Headley will be the...

Olynyk Drops 30 in Celtics 105-87 Victory Over 76ers

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December 15th, 2014
(AP Photo/Matt Slocum) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens might talk to Kelly Olynyk about playing hard before every game. Olynyk scored a career-high 30 points after a pep talk from his coach, leading the Celtics to a...

Courthouse Bans NFL Gear During Hernandez Trial

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December 15th, 2014
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- The Massachusetts judge overseeing former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez's murder trial has banned all NFL gear from the courthouse once the trial starts. Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh's order, released...



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Sony Cancels ‘The Interview’ Dec. 25 Release

December 17th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online / Columbia Pictures) by JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Sony Pictures has canceled the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview" after hackers threatened terrorists attacks and the largest multiplex chains in...

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Mystery Man Hands Out $100 Bills in Massachusetts

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December 16th, 2014
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) -- A generous mystery man has made the holiday season a little brighter for employees of two Massachusetts coffee shops. A man wearing a cowboy hat walked into Marylou's in Hyannis on Saturday and handed the worker behind...

Robin Williams Tops 2014 List of Google Searches

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December 16th, 2014
By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google. The reaction to Williams'...

Jeb Bush to ‘Actively Explore’ Run for President

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December 16th, 2014
(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) By GARY FINEOUT Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Jeb Bush is taking his most definitive step yet toward running for president. The former Republican Florida governor on Tuesday told his followers on...

Entertainment

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Mythbusters Will Tackle The Simpsons in Its Season Premiere

December 17th, 2014
Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman; insert: Homer Simpson They've taken on the science of Breaking Bad and the zombies of The Walking Dead, and now they're taking on ... Bart Simpson? Mythbusters hosts Adam...

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Sony Officially Cancels the Theatrical Release of The Interview in the Wake of Hackers' Threats

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December 17th, 2014
Diana Bang, Seth Rogen and James Franco After four of the five largest movie theater chains in the country pulled The Interview amid threats of 9/11-like terrorism, Sony has canceled the film's theatrical release, which was scheduled...

Matt Roush's 10 Best TV Shows of the Year

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December 17th, 2014
Billy Bob Thornton, Juliana Margulies 1. FargoYou betcha we loved FX's sensational miniseries, inspired by the iconic film, which triumphantly mined new depths of icy evil amid heartfelt humanism. Noah Hawley's fable gave fabulous star...

Sony Cancels ‘The Interview’ Dec. 25 Release

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December 17th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online / Columbia Pictures) by JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Sony Pictures has canceled the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview" after hackers threatened terrorists attacks and the largest multiplex chains in...