• State correction commissioner resigns - 07/25/2014 03:18 PM EDT
    (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

    Garvin: School district has surplus funds

    SHIRLEY -- Town Administrator Patrice Garvin told selectmen Monday night that according to her calculations, the Ayer Shirley Regional School District has surplus money in its coffers. Full Story
    Police warn against approaching bears

    HARVARD -- Police are warning the public against approaching bears after a high volume of bear sightings and a report that people paused to take pictures with a hungry one on Simon Atherton Row. Full Story
    NVMC gets $318K for behavioral health

    AYER -- Nashoba Valley Medical Center has received more than $300,000 in state funding to boost programs that its president says are addressing a growing need. Full Story
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    Miller faces sales job on $17B VA health care bill

    07/29/2014 03:59 AM EDT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Before being elected to Congress, Rep. Jeff Miller was a real estate broker. His background in sales will come in handy as the Florida Republican tries to a sell a $17 billion deal to improve veterans health care to a GOP caucus that includes tea party members and other conservatives dead set against raising the deficit. 
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    Despite good news, benefit programs face problems
    07/29/2014 03:18 AM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Full Story

    $1,000 pill now hepatitis C treatment of choice
    07/29/2014 03:18 AM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans. Full Story

    Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition
    07/28/2014 08:28 PM EDT - FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kent Brantly always wanted to be a medical missionary, and he took the work seriously, spending months treating a steady stream of patients with Ebola in Liberia. Full Story

    Officials: Little risk of Ebola outbreak in US
    07/28/2014 07:46 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote. Full Story

    Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says
    07/28/2014 01:17 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. Full Story

    5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa
    07/28/2014 01:17 PM EDT - DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — There has been panic and fear about the deadly Ebola disease spreading ever since Nigerian health officials reported Friday that a Liberian man sick with the disease had traveled to Togo and then Nigeria before dying. Full Story

    (Jeff Roberson/AP)
    Giant ketchup bottle draws tourists in Illinois

    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — For tourist Bruce Pasarow of Buena Park, California, leaving Illinois before seeing what's billed as the "World's Largest Bottle of Catsup" was not an option. Full Story
    (Charles Dharapak/AP)
    Ronstadt gets answer to 'When Will I Be Loved?'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Linda Ronstadt got the answer to that question she's been asking for decades: "When Will I Be Loved? Full Story
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    Batkid documentary in the works

    A film about Miles Scott, the 5-year-old who stole the hearts of millions when he “saved Gotham” as part of a Make-a Wish Foundation event in San Francisco, is underway, but needs funds to be finished; a trailer has aired at Comic-Con.