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Silver: NBA will Review Domestic Violence Policies

September 22nd, 2014
By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says his league will "take a fresh look" at its domestic violence procedures in the wake of the NFL's rash of incidents. Silver said Monday the league has...

Pots, Pans, Dolls, Rubik’s Cube Up for Toy Hall of Fame

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September 22nd, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online / Kumar Jhuremalani / Flickr)ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Pots and pans and paper airplanes are among the 12 finalists for induction this year into the National Toy Hall of Fame. The humble contenders are up against...

Giuliani to Help Fight Noriega’s Video Game Lawsuit

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September 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Activision Blizzard) By ANTHONY McCARTNEY, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining a video game company's legal fight against disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who is suing...

Kentucky School District Drops Weight-Loss Contest

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September 22nd, 2014
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- An eastern Kentucky school district is dropping its plans for a weight-loss competition among its students. Some schools in the Pike County School District sent permission slips home asking parents to allow their...

‘The Lion King’ Makes History with Box Office Record

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September 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Darrin Bush, FIle) By MARK KENNEDY, AP Drama Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- Here's something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: "The Lion King" is the top ticket of all time. With a worldwide gross of...

15 Vehicles Destroyed at Mass. Auto Dealership

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September 22nd, 2014
SUDBURY, Mass. (AP) -- Authorities say 15 high-end vehicles were destroyed and five others were damaged in an early morning fire at a Sudbury auto dealership. The fire at Herb Chambers Land Rover and Jaguar in Sudbury was reported by a...

NASA’s Maven Explorer Arrives at Mars after a Year

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September 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/NASA) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA is back at Mars. The Maven spacecraft arrived at the red planet late Sunday night after a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago. NASA confirmed that the robotic explorer...

Big E Breaks Record Attendance

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September 20th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Vermont Day at the Big E proved to be historic, as a more than 30-year old record was broken by the crowds! On Saturday, 170,612 guests entered the fairgrounds, breaking the All-Time Single Day Attendance...

Fence-jumper Makes It Into the White House

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September 19th, 2014
By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Secret Service says a man who jumped over the White House fence made it just past the front doors before being apprehended. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan says a 42-year-old...

Stores Nationwide Open for iPhone 6 Business

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September 19th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: Apple) HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- The wait is over as Apple fans cheered the opening of stores across the region and nationwide to get their hands on the new iPhone 6 and 6 plus Local Apple fans began lining up for the new...

TV Stars Joins Campaign Against Assault

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September 19th, 2014
Courtesy MGN Online WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House has enlisted Hollywood stars including Jon Hamm of "Mad Men" and Connie Britton of "Nashville" to help fight campus sexual assault. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are...

Five Free Things to See in Western Mass.

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September 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz) By BETH J. HARPAZ, Associated Press GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Whether you're visiting the region's many colleges or just playing tourist, Western Massachusetts is an interesting destination. There are towns dating...

Gatorade Pays Tribute to Derek Jeter with New Ad

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September 18th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: YouTube/Gatorade) NEW YORK (WGGB) -- Gatorade is paying tribute to longtime Yankee and team captain Derek Jeter, as he heads toward the end of a 20 year career. The 90 second black-and-white ad, which according to AdWeek...

Tom Brady Dusts Off His ‘Old Resume’ and Shares It on Facebook

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September 18th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: facebook.com/TomBrady) (WGGB) -- Tom Brady has dusted off his resume and shared it on social media. In honor of the social media phenomenon 'Throwback Thursday' - or #TBT - the Patriots quarterback shared a picture of his...

46 Years Later, Owner to Get Stolen Jaguar Back

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September 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) By JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Forty-six years ago Ivan Schneider, successful Manhattan lawyer, bought himself the Jaguar convertible that would feature in a most unusual tale of...