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    Comedian Bill Cosby shares fatherly advice before upcoming show at San Manuel Casino

    05/15/2014 06:30 PM EDT
    Comedian, actor and author Bill Cosby portrayed fictional father Dr. Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable in probably his most famous role on "The Cosby Show" from 1984 to 1992. 
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    The Accidental Musician: Chad VanGaalen brings his quirky sound to town
    05/15/2014 06:08 PM EDT - A funny thing happened to Chad VanGaalen on the way to becoming an accomplished illustrator and animator: He became a hell of a songwriter and musician, too. Full Story

    SAFE Day returns, bringing seniors into the fire safety education mix

    By Stephanie Michaud Correspondent AYER -- North Middlesex Savings Bank and the Ayer Fire Department will host SAFE Day on Saturday, Sept. Full Story
    Devens Enterprise Commission OKs permit for medical-device firm

    DEVENS -- In one of two public hearings the Devens Enterprise Commission held Aug. 26, commissioners voted unanimously to grant a Level 2 Unified Permit to SMC Ltd. Full Story
    Economic summit one step to better town economy

    PEPPERELL -- A planned economic development summit meeting is the latest move in a years-long effort by Pepperell to build the town's economy. Full Story
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    Chris Evans is feeling the pressure with directorial debut

    09/04/2015 05:58 AM EDT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — What's got Captain America quaking in his boots? Actor Chris Evans, known for playing the iconic Marvel superhero, is making his directorial debut with the indie film "Before We Go" and the stakes have never felt higher. 
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    Afghan artist paints Kabul's walls of war to help heal city
    09/04/2015 04:09 AM EDT - KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A city at war, the Afghan capital is among the ugliest in the world. Wide avenues once lined with rose gardens are today gridlocked streets sandwiched by concrete blast walls protecting those inside from the bombs and bullets that form the backbeat of a 14-year insurgency. Full Story

    Review: 'Transporter' a cinematic bumpy ride
    09/04/2015 01:15 AM EDT - LOS ANGELES (AP) — If nothing else, this reboot of the Transporter franchise should do wonders for Audi sales, not to mention car safety. Full Story

    UN star-studded media blitz to promote new development goals
    09/04/2015 12:14 AM EDT - UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations is launching a global campaign with a media blitz and an array of stars from Beyonce to Usain Bolt to spread news to everyone in the world about its new goals to eradicate poverty, fight inequality and combat climate change. Full Story

    Afroman fined, ordered to get counseling for punching fan
    09/03/2015 10:39 PM EDT - BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Rap artist Afroman was given a suspended six-month jail sentence Thursday, fined $330 and ordered to undergo anger management and impulse behavior counseling for punching a woman who jumped on a stage during a concert earlier this year. Full Story

    Sotheby's to auction art collection of billionaire Taubman
    09/03/2015 06:34 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — Sotheby's says the art collection of a billionaire developer, which includes works from Picasso, de Kooning and Rothko, is coming up for sale. Full Story

    Black Sabbath announce final tour kicking off next year
    09/03/2015 03:28 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — After five decades, Black Sabbath will launch a farewell tour next year. The heavy metal band starring Ozzy Osbourne announced dates for its The End tour, which kicks off Jan. Full Story

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    'Star Wars' BB-8 droid is an instant hit

    'Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ merchandise unveiling has fans waiting in line outside stores.