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Serena overcomes Venus to reach U.S. Open semis

Serena Williams kept her bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam intact by outslugging older sister Venus 6-2 1-6 6-3 in a power-packed quarter-final.


in Sports

Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, Sept. 9.


in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Sept. 9

A walk down Hollywood's memory lane.


in Entertainment, National

President Obama to ‘run wild’ with survivalist Bear Grylls

NBC released some clips of the upcoming episode of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls," and while the president did try some exotic cuisine, he got off easier than other former guests.


in Entertainment

Vanessa Williams to return to Miss America after 3 decades

Three decades after she gave up the crown amid a nude photo scandal, the 1984 winner is returning to the Miss America pageant.


in Sports

Goodell denies connection between ‘Deflategate’ and ‘Spygate’

The NFL Commissioner denied allegations that he came down hard on the New England Patriots over "Deflategate" because the league was light-handed in dealing with the team over the a spying scandal in 2007.

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in Local

Boaters Rescued From Disabled Boat In Connecticut River In Hatfield

State Police say the boat sustained a damaged propeller and became stranded in the middle of the river


in Music

Janis Joplin ‘guided’ movie about her, filmmaker says

The documentary "Janis" contains footage never seen before of the troubled teen from Texas who rose to world fame.


in National

Congress plunging into debate on Iran nuclear deal

Lawmakers head into tense debate on the Iran nuclear deal as they return to Washington from a five-week summer recess.


in Local

Primary Elections Tuesday In Springfield, West Springfield And Chicopee

In Springfield, 7 candidates including incumbent Dom Sarno, are vying for two spots on the November third ballot

FILE - This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. Despite new rules that say only about 140 medical marijuana dispensaries are eligible to stay open, more than 450 have filed renewals to pay Los Angeles business taxes this year.

in Weird

Caped ‘superhero’ fighting for legal pot instead of fighting crime

A caped green superhero stumping for marijuana legalization votes at Ohio college campuses and bars has sparked debate over its impact on children.


in Music

The Beatles’ Brian Epstein contract up for auction

The document, which formally bound the Fab Four to Epstein's management roster for five years, was inked by all five parties in October, 1962, two months after Ringo Starr joined the band as former drummer Pete Best's replacement.


in Local

Student Barbecue Kicks Off UMass School Year

UMass Dining Services hosted a “Welcome Back Barbecue” Monday outside Herter Hall

Los Angeles premiere of 'San Andreas' held at TCL Chinese Theatre - Arrivals

in Entertainment

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson saves a dog in Labor Day pool drama

The "Furious 7" star turned into a real-life action hero.


in Entertainment

‘Star Trek’s’ Captain Kirk writes an autobiography

"The Autobiography of James T. Kirk – The Story of Starfleet’s Greatest Captain," will be published by Titan Books on Tuesday - 49 years to the day after "Star Trek" premiered on television in 1966.


in Music

Sam Smith taking on ‘Bond’ theme

Grammy Award winner Sam Smith will sing the theme song for the next "James Bond" movie, "Spectre," the first time a British male solo artist has recorded the title tune for a 007 film since 1965.


in Lifestyle

New app lets friends virtually walk each other home

Companion is being used on college campuses across the country.


in Sports

Williams sisters to put family ties to ultimate test

Family ties will be stretched to the limit when Serena and Venus Williams clash in a compelling U.S. Open quarter-final on Tuesday where much more than sibling bragging rights will be on the line.


in Entertainment

Boston awaits release of new Bulger movie ‘Black Mass’

Anticipation is building in South Boston for a new movie about convicted gangster James "Whitey" Bulger.

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in Sports, Viral Videos

WATCH: Peewee footballers ‘Whip’ and ‘Nae Nae’ instead of playing


That moment when you're supposed to be playing football but your jam comes on ...

in Music

Giant human peace sign celebrates Lennon’s 75th


More than 2,000 people joined Yoko Ono in New York's Central Park in an attempt to set a world record for the largest group of people forming a peace sign.

in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘Jaws 19’ trailer


It's the movie that "Back to the Future II" promised us we'd see in 2015.