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Study: Your All-Electric Car May Not Be So Green

December 15th, 2014
By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- People buying all-electric cars where coal supplies the power may think they are helping the environment. But a new study says those plug-in vehicles can be making the air dirtier and...

Rings Given to Salvation Army Fetch $21K for toys

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December 15th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- The Salvation Army in Boston says a former bell ringer has offered $21,000 for two rings that a widow dropped into a red donation kettle in hopes they'd be sold to buy toys for poor children. The charity says the anonymous...

FBI Asks Help Identifying Government Corruption

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December 15th, 2014
By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- The FBI is asking the public's help in identifying government corruption in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Special Agent Vincent Lisi, who runs the agency's Boston field...

Mass. Baby Born at 10:11, 12-13-14

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December 15th, 2014
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts couple is celebrating the birth of their daughter with numerically unusual birth time and date. Clare Elizabeth Keane was born at 10:11 a.m. on Saturday -- making her birth time and date 10:11,...

Merriam-Webster Announces 2014 Word of the Year

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December 15th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail against them, are behind Merriam-Webster's 2014 word of the year: culture. The word joins Oxford...

Barbara Walters Unveils Most Fascinating People of 2014

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December 15th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Sykes) (ABC) - Amal Clooney, George Clooney’s beautiful new wife, was chosen as the most fascinating person of 2014. Formerly Amal Alamuddin, most people know very little about her. Amal managed to do the seemingly...

Northern White Rhino Dies in US Zoo, 5 Left in the World

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December 14th, 2014
Photo Courtesy of FOX 5 SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A northern white rhinoceros that was only one of six left in the world has died at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. U-T San Diego reports Angalifu, who was about 44 years old, apparently died of old age...

Does Crime Really Increase During the Holiday Season?

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December 12th, 2014
REGIONAL, Western Mass (WGGB) -- Does crime really increase during the holiday season? That’s the question ABC40’s Lindsay Iadeluca answered after comparing some crime statistics between Chicopee, Springfield and Holyoke. "I think...

‘Angel’ Pays Customers’ Layaway Bills at Mass. Toy Store

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December 12th, 2014
BELLINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Shoppers at an eastern Massachusetts toy store are getting an early Christmas present: All their layaway bills totaling $20,000 have been paid off by an anonymous woman dubbed "layaway angel." Employees at the Toys...

Pope Francis: All Dogs Go to Heaven

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December 12th, 2014
(CNN) -- All dogs really do go to heaven. Pope Francis offered those words of comfort to a young boy who was mourning the death of his dog. During his weekly address at the Vatican, the Pontiff said, "Paradise is open to all God's...

President Obama: NFL ‘Behind the Curve’ on Rice Case

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December 12th, 2014
by JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the Ray Rice domestic violence case showed that the National Football League was "behind the curve" in setting policies about athlete behavior. He says new...

11-Year-Old Arkansas Girl Hails Cab to Florida

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December 12th, 2014
BRYANT, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas police say an 11-year-old girl paid a cabbie $1,300 to take her to meet a boy in Florida, but that authorities caught up with the runaway in Georgia after her parents reported her missing. The Arkansas...

Mayflower Replica Leaves Plymouth for Repairs

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December 12th, 2014
(File Photo Courtesy: Plimoth Plantation) PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) -- The replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America has set sail from Plymouth, Massachusetts, to another historic port in Connecticut where it will undergo a...

NFL Owners Approve New Personal Conduct Policy

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December 10th, 2014
by SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports Writer IRVING, Texas (AP) — NFL owners approved changes to the personal conduct policy Wednesday, but Commissioner Roger Goodell will retain authority to rule on appeals. A special counsel for investigations...

Harvard Professor Fights Chinese Restaurant Over $4

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December 10th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A Harvard Business School instructor is battling a Chinese restaurant for overcharging him by $4 on a takeout order. The Boston Globe reports that associate professor Benjamin Edelman complained to the Sichuan Garden after the...