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Trophy Returns To Massachusetts School After 36 Years

Proof of Haverhill High School boys’ swimming team’s 1978 Massachusetts state championship is finally returning home.

09/10/2014

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Man Named Human Loses Primary In New Hampshire

Human’s race ended in defeat.

09/10/2014

James Laurita, 56, was apparently stepped on by two elephants an animal sanctuary in Maine. (Photo by Ivan Lieman/AFP/Getty Images)

Founder Of Elephant Facility Crushed By Animal

James Laurita, 56, opened a sanctuary in Maine for retired circus elephants.

09/10/2014

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100 Onions Grown By Maine 5th-Graders Stolen

It was supposed to be a lesson in growing your own food, healthy eating and helping the less fortunate. Instead, a group of Maine fifth-graders got a lesson in the harsh realities of life.

09/09/2014

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Off-Duty Police Officer Stops Pranksters

Two Massachusetts men planning to prank a stranger by springing from a box in a scary mask were thwarted by an alert off-duty police officer and are now facing charges.

09/08/2014

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Thompson Woman Dies After Lightning Strike

A Connecticut woman who was one of two injured Saturday in a lightning strike at a Massachusetts beach has died,

09/08/2014

Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke perform on stage during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on Aug. 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for MTV)

High School Cancels Homecoming Dance Due To Students Twerking

A Vermont high school canceled its homecoming dance because of students twerking at previous dances.

09/07/2014

A Metro-North train at the Bridgeport station. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Senators To Seek More Rail Safety Funding

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ Senators Charles Schumer of New York and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut say they want to “overhaul” rail safety laws to prevent future derailments and other accidents. The two Democrats say Sunday […]

09/07/2014

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Defense Secretary Meets With Region’s Defense Industry

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told defense industry leaders in Rhode Island Wednesday that if the U-S defense industry doesn’t maintain its edge, American troops could face advanced weapons and technologies on the battlefield that will put their lives at risk.

09/03/2014

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