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Cubs beat Pirates after another Arrieta pitching gem

The Chicago Cubs celebrated their first postseason win in 12 years when they beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 in the Major League Baseball playoffs on Wednesday.


in National

Senate approves defense bill despite veto threat

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday that would allow the military to avoid mandatory spending cuts, setting up a likely veto from President Barack Obama, who is pushing for a broader budget deal.


in National, World

Media savvy Islamic State grave concern for U.S. at home

A recruiting push by Islamic State militants via thousands of social media postings remains one of the biggest threats facing the United States, military official say.


in Sports

Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Oct. 8.


in Lifestyle

This fire truck is purple for a purpose

A central Pennsylvania volunteer fire company is using a purple fire truck to raise awareness of domestic violence.


in National

10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Oct. 8

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


in Viral Videos

Peewee footballers ‘Whip’ & ‘Nae Nae’ instead of playing

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


in Weird

The man who got ‘too high’

File this under "stupid."


in Entertainment, Viral Videos

WATCH: ‘Jaws 19’ trailer

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


in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 8

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that made history.


in Entertainment, Lifestyle

Oh no! We might be facing a pumpkin shortage by Thanksgiving

An unusually wet June has cut yields of the autumn favorite by about half.

Courtesy of Jerrey Roberts, Daily Hampshire Gazette. Adam Liccardi

in Local

Third UMass Gang Rape Defendant Sentenced

Adam Liccardi is the third of four defendants to be convicted of gang-raping the unidentified woman in her Amherst dorm room back in 2013.

Pulaski Park - Photo courtesy of Daily Hampshire Gazette

in Local

Northampton Pulaski Park Upgrades Begin This Week

Pulaski Park renovations begin Thursday, the first such improvements to that facility since 1976. New green space will be added as well as a new fountain, and improved access points.

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in Local

Greenfield Restaurant Closes

Due to a lack of business, the Ocean Grille and Steakhouse was reopened just over a year ago by the owners of Hadley's Zoe's Fish and Chop House.


in Local

Westfield Rogaine Robber Sought

The alleged Rogaine robbery occurred last week, and Westfield Police are asking the public's help in locating the perpetrator.


in Entertainment

We’ve reached the ‘future’ as it was envisioned in ‘Back To The Future’

We're still waiting on those flying cars ... but almost everything else was predicted in the '80s film franchise has come close to being true.

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Northampton Car Crash Into Train Injures Two

Police say the car was traveling on Mount Tom Road at around one Tuesday morning when it collided with a freight train that was crossing Route 5 near Island Road in front of Packaging Corp. of America.


in National, World

Obama makes pitch to win support for Pacific trade pact

U.S. President Barack Obama kicked off a sales pitch for a 12-nation Pacific Rim trade agreement.


in National

Gov’t health insurance website getting upgrades

Consumers shopping on the government's health insurance website should find it easier to get their questions answered this year.


in Sports

Cleveland appeals ‘jock tax’ ruling to Supreme Court

The city of Cleveland says it is within its rights to tax visiting professional athletes based on the number of games they play a year because taxation is a matter of local jurisdiction.

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WATCH: Soldier breaks rank to hug daughter at homecoming


Top brass at a Colorado Army post are all smiles after a 2-year-old girl interrupted a general's speech to dash across the room and hug her dad, who had just come home from a nine-month deployment.

in Music

WATCH: Keith Richards on ‘Crosseyed Heart’ and getting the Stones back in the studio


The Rolling Stones guitarist talks about the overwhelmingly positive response to his third solo album, and getting the Stones back in the studio for the first time in a decade.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘A Reasonable Speed’ with Keanu Reeves


This could give the "Fast & Furious" a run for its money.

in Music

John Mayer happy to help ‘bring back’ the Dead


Singer-songwriter John Mayer proudly declared himself a Deadhead as he defended members of the Grateful Dead in their decision to regroup after playing what was supposed to be the band's final tour this summer.

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Peewee footballers ‘Whip’ & ‘Nae Nae’ instead of playing


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