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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

Sean Penn to play ‘grumpy’ character in ‘Angry Birds’

"The Angry Birds Movie," which hits theaters in May, will also feature the vocal talents of Blake Shelton, Josh Gad, "Game of Thrones" star Peter Dinklage, and Charlie XCX.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

Toronto manager ignites baseball backlash with ‘dresses’ comment

The manager of the Toronto Blue Jays faced a backlash on Wednesday after saying players might have to "wear dresses" because umpires in Tuesday's game enforced a new slide rule designed to take deliberate contact out of baseball.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

Day heads stellar cast to set up a Masters special

If a standout movie is guaranteed by a stellar cast, then the Masters is shaping up as one of the best in recent memory with all of the game's leading players having produced superb form over the past three months.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's big sports headlines.

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4 weeks ago in National, World

First Syrians leave for U.S. under surge resettlement program

The first Syrian family to move to the U.S. under its speeded-up "surge" resettlement operation has left Jordan for the United States.

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4 weeks ago in National

FAA panel recommends standards for drone flights over people

A Federal Aviation Administration advisory panel on Wednesday recommended that regulators set new rules allowing drones to fly over members of the public if the aircraft meet new standards to minimize the danger of physical injuries from collisions.

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4 weeks ago in National

U.S. readies bank rule on shell companies amid ‘Panama Papers’ fury

The U.S. Treasury Department intends to soon issue a long-delayed rule forcing banks to seek the identities of people behind shell-company account holders, after the "Panama Papers" leak provoked a global uproar over the hiding of wealth via offshore banking devices.

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4 weeks ago in National

Clinton, Sanders turn spiky ahead of New York primary

Hillary Clinton, stung by a string of losses, is testing a new line of attack against rival Bernie Sanders ahead of New York's Democratic primary: sharply questioning his credentials and suggesting he lacks expertise to implement his campaign pledge to break up big banks.

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

Charlie Sheen under investigation by LAPD ‘threat’ detectives

Police disclosed little else about the investigation, which the LAPD spokesman, officer Mike Lopez, said began with a complaint lodged against the actor on March 31.

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4 weeks ago in National

10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, April 7

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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4 weeks ago in Viral Videos

A Justin Bieber soap opera

Salma Hayek, Ray Romano, James Corden, and Gary Oldman star in a soap opera with dialog written entirely in Justin Bieber lyrics.

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: April 7

A look back on the Hollywood headlines of years past.

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

Facebook expands live video, challenging TV and web rivals

Facebook expanded its live video product, Facebook Live, giving the feature prominent placement on the app and rolling out features to make it easier for users to search and comment in real time.

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4 weeks ago in Music

Country icon Merle Haggard dies on his birthday

The Hall of Famer has died at the age of 79.

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4 weeks ago in Local

West Springfield Married Couple Dead in Domestic Dispute

Hampden County District Attorney Anthony Gulluni says officers were called to the Myron Court Apartments Tuesday morning, where they were confronted by a man with a knife and a woman on the floor who had just stabbed.

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4 weeks ago in Local

State Lawmakers Request Delay for Quabbin Rattlesnake Plan

State Senator Eric Lesser says residents deserve answers about the "Rattlesnake Island" plan, and they are asking for a freeze on the program until after a May 10th hearing of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.

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4 weeks ago in Local

Senate President Floating Four Percent Tax Surcharge For The Rich

A potential November ballot question would address implementing a progressive tax structure for millionaires if the legislature does not pass the considered plan by the end of its July 31 session.

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4 weeks ago in Local

UMass Faculty Voting on Hate Speech Resolution

The agenda was set before the words "Stop Islam" in chalk at the Fine Arts Center were discovered Monday.

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

Gawker challenges Florida jury verdict in Hulk Hogan case

Gawker has filed a challenge in Florida court to a jury's recent decision to assess $140 million in damages after finding that the media website had violated a celebrity's privacy rights by posting a 2012 sex tape of wrestling star Hulk Hogan.

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4 weeks ago in Music, Sports

Peyton Manning good at football, not good at karaoke

The Super Bowl champ joined country singer Lee Brice on stage on Monday night in Nashville and let's just say we don't expect a recording contract to be forthcoming.

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2 hours ago in Local

New Details of Misconduct From State Chemist

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A former state chemist says she was under the influence of drugs for most of her time working in an Amherst drug lab.

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Portland Pirates Hockey Coming to Springfield

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Reports out of Maine indicate that the Portland Pirates of the AHL will relocate to Springfield, replacing the Falcons, which are moving to a new facility in Tucson next season.

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Springfield Water Main Break Knocks Out Power

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It happened at around 1:30 yesterday, creating a massive sinkhole on Main Street and knocking out electricity.

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Northampton Council To Consider Prohibiting Water Privatization

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The council will consider a resolution mandating that the city’s water supply never fall into private hands as it did in Flint Michigan, which eventually led to a contamination of that system.

2 hours ago in Local

Rollover in Southampton Hurts Teen

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The rollover was the culmination of a chase which began in Northampton. An 18-year-old girl riding in the car suffered serious injuries in that accident.