US Supreme Court refuses to block gay marriages in Florida; some may start as soon as Jan. 6

MIAMI (AP) — US Supreme Court refuses to block gay marriages in Florida; some may start as soon as Jan. Full Story
5 ways to make your email safer in case of a hack attack
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Sony hack, the latest in a wave of company security breaches, exposed months of employee emails. Full Story

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1,100 toys and counting in Ayer police toy drive

By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- If you walked into the Ayer Police Department early Friday morning, you would think you'd arrived at a toy store. Full Story
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Littleton Road affordable housing causes fireworks

By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com HARVARD -- Emotions ran high during the discussion of the 166 Littleton Road property at the Planning Board meeting on Monday. Full Story
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Holiday Night is tonight at NMRHS

Holiday Night will be held tonight, from 6-7:30 p.m. at North Middlesex Regional High School, in Cafeteria B (entrance in back circle). Full Story
 
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US Supreme Court refuses to block gay marriages in Florida; some may start as soon as Jan. 6

12/19/2014 06:55 PM EST
MIAMI (AP) — US Supreme Court refuses to block gay marriages in Florida; some may start as soon as Jan. 
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5 ways to make your email safer in case of a hack attack
12/19/2014 05:01 PM EST - LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Sony hack, the latest in a wave of company security breaches, exposed months of employee emails. Full Story

Sony on shelving 'The Interview': 'We had no choice'
12/19/2014 08:51 PM EST - NEW YORK (AP) — Following pointed criticism from President Barack Obama for shelving "The Interview," Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday defended its decision, claiming it had no choice but to cancel the film's Christmas Day theatrical release. Full Story

AP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens all
12/19/2014 07:31 PM EST - GENEVA (AP) — Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values: our individual and collective freedom of expression and an unwavering refusal to negotiate with anonymous terrorists. Full Story

1st drone in Nevada test program crashes in demo
12/19/2014 05:31 PM EST - BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) — An aerial drone testing program got off to a bumpy start Friday in Nevada, when the first unmanned aircraft authorized to fly without direct Federal Aviation Administration supervision crashed during a ceremony at a remote site. Full Story

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response
12/19/2014 10:16 PM EST - WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U. Full Story

Security flaws allow global cellular eavesdropping
12/19/2014 01:16 PM EST - BERLIN (AP) — Security flaws in a system used by cellphone carriers around the world could open the door to wide-ranging surveillance of mobile phone traffic, according to a German researcher who discovered the problem. Full Story

Man without use of arms facing gun charge released

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man who can't use his arms because of a spinal condition but faces a gun possession charge has been released from a New Jersey jail without having to pay bail. Full Story
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9 films advance in Oscars shortlist for best foreign film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The list of contenders for best foreign film got a bit smaller Friday as the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced the nine features that will advance to the next round of voting. Full Story