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U.S. Expands Airstrikes In Iraq

U.S. officials say the United States took the first step in the planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants Monday, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces south of Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy fighters.

The officials say Iraqi forces requested assistance when they came under fire from militants. Officials say the s

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Small Fire At GNB Voc-Tech

A fire in a carpentry shop at Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech High School kept firefighters busy for a short while Monday afternoon.

The blaze was reported just before 5pm. District Chief Jeff Pothier tells WBSM News, the smoky fire was located in a barrel containing wood chips and some oily rags

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Scheduling Issues Mar Start Of School Year At NBHS

New Bedford High School Headmaster Kathleen Dawson told the School Committee Monday night, the opening of the high school was okay, but not as smooth as she had hoped.

Many students didn't receive their schedules till the first day of school, and some of those schedules were wrong

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Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Wynn Resorts Appears To Have Upper Hand For Boston Casino License

Wynn Resorts appears to have a strong advantage over Mohegan Sun in the fierce competition for the Boston-area casino license, even as the Las Vegas gambling giant pushes back against some requirements state regulators are seeking to impose if it is to win the license

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Mass. Clean Energy Center
Mass. Clean Energy Center

Mixed Feelings on Marine Commerce Terminal Name Change

The City of New Bedford is shouting down the state's decision to change the name of the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal. The state referred to the project as the Massachusetts or Southcoast Marine Commerce Terminal in press releases last week

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Mom In Infant Death Case Being Held In Special Prison Unit

The lawyer for a Massachusetts woman arrested after the bodies of three infants were found in a squalid, vermin-infested home says his client is in a prison treatment unit for women who could pose a danger to themselves

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Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Adrian Peterson Back On The Field

Running back Adrian Peterson is being reinstated by the Minnesota Vikings. The team says the former NFL MVP will fully practice this week and play Sunday against New Orleans.

Peterson was deactivated for Sunday's loss to New England after being indicted late last week on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child

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Ebola Update: President To Visit CDC

President Obama will visit the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta tomorrow to get a briefing on the Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa.

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Roman Catholic Bishops Support Casino Law Repeal

Roman Catholic leaders in Massachusetts are urging residents to vote in favor of November's ballot question to repeal the state's casino law.

Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Worcester Bishop Robert McManus, Springfield Bishop Mitchell Rozanski and Rev

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Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Gas Prices In Mass. Continue To Drop

 

The price of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts has dropped another 2 cents, but still lags behind the national average.

AAA Southern New England reports Monday that self-serve, regular is now selling for an average of $3.43 p

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