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5 places you might start seeing calorie counts

04/27/2014 12:12 PM EDT
Diners could soon see calorie counts on the menus of chain restaurants. But will they be able to get that same clear information at grocery stores, convenience stores, movie theaters or airplanes? 
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HIIT without hurt: Get fit with high-intensity interval training
04/14/2014 12:10 PM EDT - A HIIT session of 30 minutes or less has been shown to accelerate weight loss and boost metabolism, with one session helping your body burn calories for up to 24 hours after exercise. Full Story

Be on the lookout: water heaters getting bigger

By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com LITTLETON -- Consumers might not know that new federal regulations, which will take effect April 16, will increase the size of water heaters. Full Story
Dinner-Theater Gala goes off without a hitch

HARVARD -- The 26th Annual Dinner-Theater Gala went off without a hitch Saturday night, despite snowfall on both the eve and day of the event. Full Story
Meetinghouse group to launch new fundraiser

SHIRLEY -- Fundraisers the Shirley Meetinghouse Development Committee held over the last couple of years were successful, but fell short of the group's ambitious benchmark, according to longtime board member Robert Adam. Full Story
Britain to offer all infants meningitis B vaccine

03/29/2015 12:34 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Britain says it will become the first country to offer all babies a vaccine for potentially fatal meningitis B after it reached a price deal with GlaxoSmithKline PLC. 
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3 West African countries increase fight to end Ebola
03/29/2015 04:34 PM EDT - CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The West African countries hit hardest by Ebola are ramping up efforts to eradicate the deadly disease using lockdowns, restrictions on burials and a warning to survivors about the potential dangers of unprotected sex. Full Story

Struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot in doomed flight
03/29/2015 02:54 AM EDT - LONDON (AP) — A disgruntled worker shoots up a workplace. A student opens fire at a high school. Full Story

Bird flu found in a top Minnesota turkey producing county
03/28/2015 06:39 PM EDT - MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An outbreak of a deadly bird flu strain spread to one of the top poultry producing counties of the nation's top turkey producing state of Minnesota, government officials confirmed on Saturday, raising fears that the that the highly contagious disease could seriously damage the industry. Full Story

Guinea deploys police as Sierra Leoneans flee Ebola lockdown
03/28/2015 01:59 PM EDT - FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Guinea has deployed security forces to the country's southwest in response to reports that Sierra Leoneans are crossing the border to flee an Ebola lockdown intended to stamp out the deadly disease, an official said Saturday. Full Story

Colleges getting out of health insurance business
03/28/2015 10:59 AM EDT - SEATTLE (AP) — The federal health care overhaul is leading some colleges and universities to get out of the health insurance business. Full Story

Fetus debate looms following charges in womb-cutting case
03/27/2015 07:39 PM EDT - DENVER (AP) — Colorado Republicans on Friday vowed to reopen a charged debate over a fetus' legal rights after prosecutors said they could not file homicide charges against a woman who allegedly cut an unborn child from her mother's belly. Full Story

Grandma is a centerfold: Rest home bares all for calendar

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The stars of a charity calendar are in their 80s and 90s, but that didn't stop the men and women from an assisted living facility in Ohio from showing a little skin. Full Story
'Spirit in the Sky' singer injured in California crash

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The singer-songwriter behind the 1969 rock hit "Spirit in the Sky" was hospitalized on Sunday after being critically injured in a Northern California car accident that killed a motorcyclist. Full Story
'The Sopranos' Drea De Matteo loses New York home in explosion

'Modern Family’ actress Sarah Hyland grew up across the street from buildings that burned and collapsed in accident caused by gas and plumbing work.