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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 firefighters rescue dog trapped on thin ice

AYER -- A few minutes of time and quick rescue work saved a small dog stuck on the ice. Full Story
Swastikas, racist graffiti found at Bromfield School

HARVARD -- Police were notified Friday morning that a rock in front of The Bromfield School in Harvard was vandalized with swastikas and other offensive vandalism. Full Story
Lilly the hero pit bull is still changing lives

By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com SHIRLEY -- When a Boston shelter dog unexpectedly scurried into a volunteer's truck as if to say, "Take me home," he could ever have imagined the way that animal would change his mother's life. Full Story
Trump picks Veterans Affairs insider to lead troubled agency

01/16/2017 10:12 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday tapped the Department of Veterans Affairs' top health official to lead a beleaguered agency struggling to meet the health needs of millions of veterans. 
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Court upholds state's law on buffers around abortion clinics
01/16/2017 10:12 PM EST - CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a New Hampshire law allowing buffer zones around abortion clinics that supporters say protect women from harassment. Full Story

88 million tons a year: Auditors decry EU food waste
01/16/2017 06:07 PM EST - BRUSSELS (AP) — The sheer waste of food had been bothering teacher Marijke De Jongh for so long that two years ago she set up a pop-up restaurant to serve perfectly good groceries and meat that were approaching their expiry date. Full Story

Thousands attend Sanders health care rally in Michigan
01/15/2017 02:35 PM EST - WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Thousands of people showed up in freezing temperatures on Sunday in Michigan where Sen. Full Story

Ambulance company to pay $12.7M over Medicare billing claims
01/13/2017 09:57 PM EST - WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — An ambulance company that operates in Massachusetts says it'll pay nearly $13 million to settle claims it fraudulently billed Medicare. Full Story

Sick kitty: NYC quarantines 500 felines fearing the flu
01/13/2017 11:02 AM EST - NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of homeless New York City cats have been quarantined after health officials discovered many infected with a strand of bird flu. Full Story

Congress to complete first step to repealing health law
01/13/2017 03:32 AM EST - WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is on the cusp of completing the first — and by far the easiest — step toward gutting President Barack Obama's divisive health care law. Full Story