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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
Victims needed for mock commuter rail accident

By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- Rescuers are looking for a few good people to act as victims of a commuter rail crash. Full Story
HARVARD NEWS
Cuddle with a cria for Alpaca Farm Days in Harvard

HARVARD -- Matthew and Amy Varrell started with just eight alpacas a year ago. After nature took its course and a few more acquisitions, their herd is now up to 16. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
Shirley voters approve debt exclusion for ladder truck

SHIRLEY -- A new ladder truck will soon be on its way to town. Voters at a special town election with one question on the ballot approved a debt exclusion 286 to 141.  Full Story
 
MOST RECENT
Judge: Arizona doesn't have to reveal execution drug sources

09/21/2017 05:33 PM EDT
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona does not have to reveal who provides its execution drugs, a judge ruled Thursday in a lawsuit arguing that the information would help the public determine whether the death penalty is carried out humanely and promote confidence in the criminal justice system. 
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The Latest: Group wants Congress to revisit Medicaid changes
09/21/2017 03:58 PM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican effort to end the Obama-era health overhaul and replace it with a new law (all times local): 3:50 p. Full Story

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the fog over pre-existing maladies
09/21/2017 03:43 PM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — There's plenty of fog in the health care debate over whether the latest Republican health bill risks protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Full Story

Superbug's spread to Vietnam threatens malaria control
09/20/2017 10:15 PM EDT - HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam's main malaria treatment is failing at an alarming rate because of a highly drug-resistant superbug that has spread into the southern part of the country from western Cambodia, scientists said Thursday. Full Story

Worries of backlash help revive GOP health care drive
09/20/2017 04:35 PM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — Political worries have helped pump fresh life into the last-gasp Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul, including the party's increasingly impatient conservative base, incumbents' nightmares about primary challenges and wrathful presidential tweetstorms. Full Story

FDA warns on mixing opioid addiction treatments, other meds
09/20/2017 06:05 PM EDT - TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings Wednesday about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity. Full Story

Courts question NY disability agency's right to prosecute
09/20/2017 01:34 PM EDT - ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state agency created to protect people in institutional care from abuse and neglect has lost three criminal cases this year after judges ruled that it didn't have the power to prosecute. Full Story