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Wed, September 17, 2014
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Anheuser-Busch ‘Disappointed’ in NFL

September 16th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) (AP) -- Anheuser-Busch, one of the NFL's biggest sponsors, says it isn't happy with the recent controversy that has engulfed the league. The beer giant issued a statement on Tuesday saying it was "disappointed and...

NASA Picks Boeing and SpaceX to Ferry Astronauts

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September 16th, 2014
By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil. On Tuesday, the space agency announced it has picked Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to the...

Grand Jury to Weigh Case of NASCAR’s Tony Stewart

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September 16th, 2014
(AP Photo/Derik Hamilton) CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) -- A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York. Ontario County District Attorney...

Wynn’s $1.6B Resort Wins Boston Casino License

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September 16th, 2014
Artist Rendering of Wynn Everett (Image Courtesy: Wynn Resorts) BOSTON (WGGB/AP) — Wynn Resorts has bested Mohegan Sun for the lucrative Boston-area casino license. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted 3-1 Tuesday afternoon to award...

Police: Over $700 Stolen from Walmart in Springfield

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September 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police are looking for the public's help in identifying two people they say allegedly stole hundreds of dollars from a local store. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that around 6:15 p.m. on Friday, September...

Syrian Aircraft Crashes in City Held by IS Group

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September 16th, 2014
BEIRUT (AP) — There are conflicting reports about what caused a Syrian military plane to crash today in a Syrian city that is the de-facto capital of the Islamic State group. Activists say the crash killed eight people. According to the...

Coakley, Baker Exchange Jabs on Early Ed Costs

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September 16th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Democratic candidate for governor Martha Coakley says her proposal to offer pre-kindergarten programs to all Massachusetts children would cost the state an estimated $150 million over four years. But Republicans are calling it...

Behind the Microphone with Rock102’s Bax and O’Brien

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September 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- They have been a fixture on morning radio for two decades here in western Mass. and Connecticut, but rarely do we get to put a face to the voice. Tuesday morning, ABC40's Emily Volz and Tom Lewis paid a visit to...

Small Plane Crashes into Woods Near Mass. Airfield

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September 16th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: WCVB-TV) BERKLEY, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot was injured when a small plane crashed in Berkley. The Taunton Daily Gazette reports that the plane crashed at Myricks Airport at about 10:45 a.m. Tuesday. The plane...

Dempsey: If Campaign Fails, Ground Troops Possible

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September 16th, 2014
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the first in a series of high-profile Capitol Hill hearings that will measure the...

Police: Barracks Ambush Suspect Sought Mass Murder

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September 16th, 2014
by MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press (AP) -- Pennsylvania State Police say the suspect in the killing of a trooper and the critical wounding of another outside a rural barracks is a survivalist who has expressed a desire to kill law...

Natural Gas Company Seeks Federal OK for Pipeline

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September 16th, 2014
By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Kinder Morgan has begun the process of seeking federal approvals for a natural gas pipeline project through northern Massachusetts that has already garnered significant local...

Poverty Rate Drops for the First Time Since 2006

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September 16th, 2014
By JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about the nation's economy as President Barack Obama and Congress...

UPS Expects to Hire Up to 95,000 Seasonal Workers

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September 16th, 2014
ATLANTA (AP) -- UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers to help with package deliveries during the busy holiday season. The Atlanta company said Tuesday that the positions will include package sorters, loaders, delivery helpers and...

Mass. Man Charged with Stabbing Neighbor’s Dog

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September 16th, 2014
FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) -- Police say a Fitchburg man used a steak knife to stab a neighbor's pit bull 10 times, injuring the dog so severely it had to be euthanized. Robert Duckworth III was held on $7,500 bail at his arraignment...