West Springfield Mayor Greg Neffinger has signed a host community agreement with Hard Rock for a casino at the Big E. The deal would give $26 million annually to the city and the region, including $35 million up front for traffic mitigation. The agreement paves the way for a September 10th local referendum. The company is in competition with MGM in Springfield and Mohegan Sun in Palmer for the sole casino license in Western Mass.
A train carrying the remains of the victims of the MH17 arrived in Ukrainian government territory as separatists gave the plane's black boxes to Malaysian experts.
As Texas National Guard troops are deployed to the border, a deluge of Central American children threatens the already crowded immigration courts.
Vladimir Putin has no soul, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says he concluded after meeting with the Russian leader at the Kremlin in 2011.
A train carrying the remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine left the site on Monday.
President Barack Obama signed an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.