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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

    AYER NEWS
    Town counsel states proposed subdivision violates state law

    AYER -- Selectmen have acted on a legal opinion from town counsel claiming that a plan to develop acres of private land into a 34-lot subdivision off of Pleasant Street is in violation of state law. Full Story
    HARVARD NEWS
    Hildreth House $3.7M cost remains roughly the same, manager says

    HARVARD -- Completing the Hildreth House renovations in two phases rather than three could save $15,000 on a $3. Full Story
    SHIRLEY NEWS
    Govt. bylaw changes will take more than one TM

    Penalties for law violations, Town Meeting timeline among agenda items
    SHIRLEY -- The Government Study/Bylaw Review Committee agreed at its meeting Monday night that proposed changes to town bylaws they plan to forward will take time to refine. Full Story
     
    MOST RECENT
    FDA approves new drug for rare genetic disease

    08/19/2014 06:02 PM EDT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new capsule-based drug to treat Gaucher's disease. 
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    Liberia president declares Ebola curfew
    08/19/2014 08:08 PM EDT - MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president declared a curfew and ordered security forces to quarantine a slum home to at least 50,000 people late Tuesday as the West African country battled to stop the spread of Ebola in the capital. Full Story

    4 at slaughterhouse behind beef recall indicted
    08/18/2014 09:05 PM EDT - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California slaughterhouse involved in a massive beef recall processed cows with cancer while U. Full Story

    UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports
    08/18/2014 02:27 PM EDT - GENEVA (AP) — Ebola-affected countries should immediately begin exit screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports and major ground crossings, the U. Full Story

    UN undertakes polio vaccination campaign in Iraq
    08/18/2014 11:24 AM EDT - IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The United Nations said Monday it was undertaking a mass polio vaccination campaign in Iraq, hoping to reach millions of children as the highly contagious virus crosses from Syria into neighboring countries. Full Story

    Growing unrest sets back Liberia's Ebola fight
    08/18/2014 02:06 PM EDT - MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Authorities in Liberia urgently searched on Monday for 17 people who fled an Ebola medical center over the weekend when it was attacked by looters who stole blood-stained sheets and mattresses and took them into an enormous slum. Full Story

    Kids' brains reorganize when learning math skills
    08/18/2014 09:02 AM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Full Story

    86-year-old Utah woman writes romance novel

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An 86-year-old Utah woman became a first-time novelist by writing a steamy romance novel about a bored housewife. Full Story
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    NFL asking artists to pay to play Super Bowl?

    Report says Rihanna, Katy Perry and Coldplay may have been asked to contribute to play halftime show.