• Campaign Notebook - 08/29/2014 11:54 AM EDT
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    (Charles Krupa)
    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

    AYER NEWS
    No action on curbside trash pick-up

    Hillman reports a phoned-in threat
    AYER -- Selectmen approved a recommendation from the curbside solid-waste-collection working group to table the implementation of curbside trash collection. Full Story
    HARVARD NEWS
    BOS passes on Lawton land, opens door to HCT

    HARVARD -- Selectmen voted to exercise the town's right-of-first-refusal for the Lawton property on Littleton Road and to cede its purchase option to the Harvard Conservation Trust. Full Story
    SHIRLEY NEWS
    Shirley Chief Thomas Goulden sworn in

    More aggressive schedule for tax scofflaws
    SHIRLEY -- In a fast moving meeting, selectmen ran through a number of issues led off by the swearing in of the town's new chief of police. Full Story
     
    MOST RECENT
    5 things to know about driving on marijuana

    09/02/2014 03:32 AM EDT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The legalization of recreational marijuana in two states — Colorado and Washington — and medical marijuana in more than 20 others has raised concern that there will be more drivers stoned behind the wheel. 
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    Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths
    09/02/2014 03:27 AM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. Full Story

    Action-packed TV might make you snack more: Study
    09/01/2014 05:34 PM EDT - CHICAGO (AP) — Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely-paced talk show. Full Story

    US eating habits improve a bit—except among poor
    09/01/2014 04:32 PM EDT - CHICAGO (AP) — Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Full Story

    Study: Action-packed TV might make you snack more
    09/01/2014 04:26 PM EDT - CHICAGO (AP) — Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show. Full Story

    US eating habits improve a bit—except among poor
    09/01/2014 04:04 PM EDT - CHICAGO (AP) — Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Full Story

    Senegal monitors contacts of 1st Ebola patient
    09/01/2014 01:58 PM EDT - DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegalese authorities on Monday were monitoring everyone who was in contact with a student infected with Ebola who crossed into the country, and who has lost three family members to the disease. Full Story

    Police: Utah suspect swallows stolen ring

    OREM, Utah (AP) — Two people were arrested on suspicion of felony theft after police said one of them swallowed a stolen ring in an attempt to hide it. Full Story
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    Chris Brown due back in DC court for plea hearing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Chris Brown is expected to appear in a District of Columbia court for what would be a third attempt at a plea deal to resolve an assault case. Full Story