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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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WATCH: Weird Al performs TV show songs

The funnyman treats Emmy viewers to a mashup of realistic show themes from hits including "Mad Men" and "Game of Thrones."

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It’s official: Burger King is buying Tim Horton’s

The fast food king will buy the Canadian coffee chain to create the third-largest quick service restaurant group.

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in Sports

NFL, FIFA, others in “think tank” on concussions

Officials from the NFL, FIFA and other sports organizations are banding together for better ways to identify and treat concussions.

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in Sports

Tuesday’s Sports Minute

A look at the big sports headlines making news today, Tuesday, Aug. 26.

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Slow down! Refs want to hit pause on up-tempo play

College football officials have formalized pace-of-play procedures in an effort to slow the game down.

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in Entertainment

Hayden Panettiere’s Emmy slip-up

The actress is expecting her first child and accidentally revealed the gender during a red carpet interview.

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in Weird

Father-daughter team traps blue lobster

A Maine teenager and her father have landed a one-in-two-million catch - a blue lobster.

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in National

Obama plans executive steps to boost vets’ mental health care

The President will unveil a series of executive actions aimed at improving access to mental health treatment for former service members.

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in National, World

Poll: Americans oppose paying ransom for hostages

Nearly two out of three Americans say governments should not pay ransom to terrorists in exchange for hostages.

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Michael Brown remembered in Missouri, march planned

Family and supporters celebrated the life of the black teen slain by a white officer in a funeral ringing with calls for peace and police reforms.

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Republicans pressure Obama to step up action on ISIS

Republicans want more aggressive U.S. action to defeat Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.

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in Lifestyle

CDC: E-cigarettes may tempt non-smoking teens to start

Once teens have tried e-cigarettes they are more inclined to give regular cigarettes a try, U.S. researchers say.

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Emmys exalt old favorites over TV’s shiny newcomers

In a year dominated by Netflix and newcomers, the big broadcast networks still fared well.

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Billy Crystal’s tribute to Robin Williams

The Emmy Awards remembers Robin Williams, "the brightest star in a comedy galaxy."

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Today’s celebrity birthdays

Actress Melissa McCarthy and actor Chris Pine are among those celebrating birthdays today.

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CHART TOPPERS: This week’s top alt tracks

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LISTEN: This week's top alternative tracks, according to the latest Billboard charts.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Johnny JamBoogie

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If football doesn't workout, "Johnny Football" always has this to fall back on.

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Boy’s hilarious reaction to baby news

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This little boy is NOT excited about being a big brother again, but his reaction is priceless.

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Dad catches daughter taking selfies

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This teenage girl takes more photos of herself in this 58-second video, than you have all year.

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Michael Jackson’s hometown plans three-day birthday bash

FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, Michael Jackson is shown at a press conference in London. Testimony from AEG Live executive Paul Gongaware on his interactions with Jackson and his negotiations with the singer’s doctor dominated the fifth week of a civil case against the company filed by the superstar’s mother, Katherine. On Tuesday May 28, 2013, Gongaware reluctantly acknowledged that he negotiated the $150,000 per month rate that Jackson’s doctor expected to be paid to serve on the “This Is It” tour.

The King of Pop's boyhood home of Gary, Indiana will celebrate this weekend with the Michael Jackson Tribute Festival of the Arts.