Dracut teacher is Red Sox 'MVE'

09/01/2014 12:34 PM EDT
BOSTON -- Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz were two of three "most valuable" members of Red Sox Nation who received ovations as they stood at home plate of Fenway Park, and whose images were shown on the giant center-field video screen on Aug. 
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Dracut's 'Legendary Locals' in spotlight
09/01/2014 12:51 PM EDT - DRACUT -- For Lakeview Junior High School history teacher and author Rebecca Duda, the most difficult part of producing a Dracut version of Arcadia Publishing's "Legendary Locals" series was not getting the publisher to green-light her proposal. Full Story

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Dracut teacher is Red Sox 'MVE'

BOSTON -- Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz were two of three "most valuable" members of Red Sox Nation who received ovations as they stood at home plate of Fenway Park, and whose images were shown on the giant center-field video screen on Aug. Full Story
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School to begin in Chicago with more safety guards

CHICAGO (AP) — School opened in Chicago on Tuesday, with children and parents making their way past security guards whose bright neon vests served as a reminder of the city's efforts to protect students from the violence that plagues its streets. Full Story
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School to begin in Chicago with more safety guards

09/02/2014 02:48 PM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — School opened in Chicago on Tuesday, with children and parents making their way past security guards whose bright neon vests served as a reminder of the city's efforts to protect students from the violence that plagues its streets. 
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Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues
09/01/2014 07:57 AM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — A single funeral caused many. Stephen Gire and other health researchers on the ground in Africa had some hope that the Ebola outbreak was coming under control or at least plateauing in late May. Full Story

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge arrives in North Korea
08/31/2014 07:16 AM EDT - PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — It's pretty hard to find a novel way to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by now, but two-time Grammy-winning rapper Pras Michel, a founding member of the Fugees, has done it — getting his dousing in the center of North Korea's capital on Sunday. Full Story

California lawmakers pass first US plastic bag ban
08/30/2014 04:34 AM EDT - SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. Full Story

Playboy model jailed in Australia for drug role
08/29/2014 05:17 AM EDT - SYDNEY (AP) — Former Playboy model Brandi Brandt was sentenced to up to six years in prison Friday for being part of a drug smuggling ring that brought cocaine to Australia. Full Story

US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week
08/28/2014 12:19 PM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. Full Story

Ukraine's president calls on country to resist panic in wake of Russian forces' entry
08/28/2014 11:07 AM EDT - KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president calls on country to resist panic in wake of Russian forces' entry. Full Story

New England's tallest lighthouse sells for $78,000

YORK, Maine (AP) — New England's tallest lighthouse has been sold for $78,000. A federal government spokeswoman says the General Services Administration has accepted a bid for the Boon Island Light Station off York, Maine. Full Story
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'Gone Girl,' 'Unbroken' lead drumbeat of fall

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Cee Lo Green makes controversial comments about rape

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