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Family deals with aftermath of baby heart transplant

Ann Butler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 5th - 8:10am

Liam Maddox, 21 months, is a lively, engaged toddler, checking out his dad's cellphone, throwing a ball for his family's Labrador retriever Desmond and trying to get his basketball in the mini-hoop.

Ohio voters' measured view of 2016 race as wild summer fades

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 5th - 7:43am

It's been a tumultuous political summer.

Fishing in New Bedford: 3 centuries and still going strong

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 5th - 7:30am

For three centuries, fishing has been a way of life in New Bedford — and it's still going strong.

New England port lore: Whaling, pizza and a perfect storm

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 5th - 7:20am

New England's ports are reinventing themselves to compete with one another and from larger ones, but they were once legendary. From one of the world's great whaling ports to the Navy's first submarine base and the city featured in "The Perfect Storm," here is a look at their lore:

Congress returns to weighty list of unfinished business

Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 5th - 6:52am

Congress returns on Tuesday with a critical need for a characteristic rarely evident through a contentious spring and summer — cooperation between Republicans and President Barack Obama.

Some top baby monitors lack basic security features

Bree Fowler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 7:29pm

Several of the most popular Internet-connected baby monitors lack basic security features, making them vulnerable to even the most basic hacking attempts, according to a new report from a cybersecurity firm.

Energy company Emera plans to buy Teco Energy for $6.48B

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 5:51pm

Canadian energy and services company Emera said Friday it will buy Teco Energy, an electric and gas utility that does business in Florida and New Mexico, for about $6.48 billion.

Tennessee school removes gender-neutral pronouns from site

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 5th - 10:01am

The University of Tennessee says references to the use of gender-neutral pronouns such as "ze" are being removed from a school website.

UT removing references to gender-neutral pronouns from site

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 5th - 9:51am

The University of Tennessee says references to the use of gender-neutral pronouns such as "ze" are being removed from a school website.

Utah event honors Joe Hill, hero to many, murderer to others

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 5th - 9:41am

Labor activist and songwriter Joe Hill is revered by many as a hero and martyr. To others, Hill was a murderer who gunned down a Salt Lake City grocer and his son and got what he deserved when he was executed by firing squad in 1915.

Stretch of Mississippi River in Ky. reopens after oil spill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 5th - 9:20am

A 17-mile stretch of Mississippi River in Kentucky has reopened with restrictions after it was closed following a collision between two tow boats that spilled more than 120,000 gallons of oil into the waterway, the U.S. Coast Guard said Saturday.

Minority winemakers look to change industry's stereotypes

Gosia Wozniacka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 5th - 8:40am

Bertony Faustin didn't set out to be Oregon's first black winemaker. He just wanted to make good wine. But the disbelief that often comes when customers realize a black man owns the winery has worn on him.

Giant sinkhole in Russia's Urals growing in size

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 5th - 8:00am

A giant sinkhole that appeared in the Russian city of Solikamsk nine months ago is growing in size.

San Diego firm recalls cucumbers after salmonella outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 11:10pm

A California company is recalling its cucumbers after a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 285 people in 27 states and killed a San Diego woman.

Latvian man pleads guilty in worldwide computer virus case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 7:34pm

A Latvian computer code writer who helped create a virus that spread to more than a million computers worldwide and corrupted some at NASA may be returning home soon after pleading guilty to a federal charge on Friday.

Report: Massachusetts agency failed to save boy now in coma

Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 6:31pm

The Department of Children and Families failed to protect a 7-year-old boy who police say was beaten and starved by his father and who is now in a coma, according to a report released Friday.

Man famous for MIT blackjack exploits to address casinos

Kimberly Pierceall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 5:51pm

A man who wouldn't be welcome to play blackjack in any Las Vegas casino will be the keynote speaker at the gambling industry's annual Global Gaming Expo.

Brownback says Kansas public pension system on right track

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 5:41pm

Gov. Sam Brownback is satisfied that Kansas' public pension system is on a solid financial footing, though he said Friday that he's still open to big changes such as creating a 401(k)-style plan for new teachers and government workers.

Judge approves $90M settlement for ex-Boeing workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 5:12pm

Boeing will pay $90 million to settle a lawsuit filed by former Boeing workers over retirement and medical benefits after the sale of the company's Wichita operations.