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Chelsea Handler’s star-studded goodbye

Chelsea Handler bid farewell to her late-night talk show in a star-studded way.

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No deaths linked to troubled VA hospital

A probe into long waits for treatment at VA facilities in Phoenix did not find that the shoddy care caused patient deaths.

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American fighting with ISIS killed in Syria

An American suspected of fighting alongside Islamic State militants has been killed, U.S. officials say.

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American freed by Syrian militants overcome with emotion

A U.S. writer released from two years in the captivity of insurgents in Syria is doing well and is excited to be free, his mother says.

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Bear heads stolen from remote Maine cabin

A thief broke in but didn't get the jewelry and electronics that most burglars seek.

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Obama woos vets with health care, home loans

The President sought to make amends with veterans, announcing expanded mental health care and lower home loan costs for military families.

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U.S. names Conn. official to lead Obamacare marketplace

The Obama administration named a leader to oversee private health insurance offered to consumers in 36 states.

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Today’s celebrity birthdays

Paul Reubens - better known as "Pee Wee Herman - turns 62 today.

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USC investigating Josh Shaw’s ‘hero’ claim

USC is looking into whether the star player actually hurt himself the way he says he did.

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U.S. consumer confidence hits near 7-year high

U.S. consumer confidence rose in August to its highest level since October 2007.

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Spy flights over Syria begin

The surveillance flights could pave the way for airstrikes against ISIS militants in Syria.

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California to require ‘kill switches’ on smartphones

Phones will be required to come with a "kill switch" to render them useless if lost or stolen in an effort to stem an epidemic of theft.

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Ashton Kutcher named TV’s highest-paid actor

The "Two and a Half Men" star is laughing all the way to the bank.

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Open Meeting Complaint Filed in Amherst

An Amherst man has filed a complaint with the Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee, claiming the board violated the state's open meeting law.

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One Dead in Double Holyoke Shootings

Two people were shot overnight in Holyoke, and one of them has died.

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Pipeline Planners Won’t Avoid Conservation Land

Kinder Morgan says it has no plans to avoid state conservation land if it's allowed to lay a natural gas pipeline across the state's northern tier.

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Noho BID Lawsuit Finally Getting Heard

A long-anticipated civil lawsuit is being heard in Hampshire Superior Court this week.

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Valuable Instrument Stolen in Amherst

A valuable violin has been stolen from an Amherst home.

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Djokovic, Sharapova sparkle after others toil

A steamy first day proved more than a little stressful for several of the U.S. Open favorites.

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You can buy a never-before-seen Beatles pic for $150

Rare photographs of a 1964 concert will go on sale next month.

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Military: Jet in Virginia crash based in Massachusetts

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DEVELOPING: An Air Force F-15C has crashed in the mountains of western Virginia and the pilot's status is unknown.

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Plainfield Chicken Barbecue Sunday

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Plainfield's annual chicken barbecue is this Sunday.

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Transperformance A Huge Success

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Last night's Transperformance was a rousing success.

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Fort Hill Brewery Up And Running

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The Fort Hill Brewery in Easthampton is up and running, two years after breaking ground.

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Gus Morales Still Holyoke Teacher Union Prez

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Fired Holyoke teacher Gus Morales says he's still president of the teacher's union, even though he no longer has a job.