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Rhode Island Con Artist who Helped Google Advertising Probe to be Sentenced

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A massive federal investigation that resulted in Google Inc. forfeiting $500 million this year to settle criminal claims over its advertising began with the 2008 arrest of a jet-setting career con artist, who took federal agents in Rhode Island into the underground world of peddling pills online. David Whitaker, 36, finalized [...]

President Obama Announces Total Iraq Troop Withdrawal; CT’s Senator Blumenthal Calls the Announcement Welcome News

President Barack Obama on Friday declared an end to the Iraq war, one of the longest and most divisive conflicts in U.S. history, announcing that all American troops would be withdrawn from the country by year’s end.   Obama’s statement put an end to months of wrangling over whether the U.S. would maintain a force [...]

Boston’s Mayor Menino Announces New Developments are Moving Forward; Will Create 73 New Jobs

Mayor Menino recently announced that three new housing development projects have been approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). In addition to creating 75 new living spaces for Boston residents, these projects will create 73 new construction jobs. To pay for the projects, more than $23 million in private investments are being made in the [...]

Steampunk Returns to Waltham, MA: Starting Halloween Night Museum will Exhibit Works Combining Modern Technology with Victorian Charm

What would society be like if our technologies of today were combined with the Victorian sensibilities of over a century ago? Head to the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation on October 31st to find out. Starting at 6:30 p.m. on Halloween night, the museum will open its Steampunk Form & Function II exhibit. [...]

Moammar Gadhafi Killed by Rebels; Senator Scott Brown Comments on the Death of Libya’s Long-Serving Leader

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was killed Thursday as his hometown fell to the one-time rebels who ousted him, ending the last vestiges of control for the man once hailed as the “king of kings of Africa.” Gadhafi was wanted dead or alive — and opinion is mixed on which was preferable. Swedish Foreign Minister Carl [...]

Conn. Jobs Bill Includes $180 Million for Small Businesses


HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers took a key step Thursday toward addressing the state’s stubborn unemployment by holding hearings on two bills that call for spending hundreds of millions of dollars to boost job growth and help build a new research lab. The bills call for $291 million toward a new genetic research lab [...]

Largest Utility Company in NH Seeks Higher Rates to Help Pay for Pollution-Reducing Scrubber

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s largest utility wants to increase customers’ electric bills starting in January to pay for its $430 million scrubber at its coal burning plant in Bow. The scrubber, mandated by a 2006 law to reduce sulfur and mercury emissions, won’t be fully operational until 2012 or 2013. But Public Service [...]

98 Degrees Singer Among Occupy Cincinnati Arrests

CINCINNATI (AP) — Former boy band singer Justin Jeffre has pleaded not guilty to trespassing after being arrested in the Occupy Cincinnati protest, part of the demonstrations over economic inequality that have spread nationwide. Police say the member of 98 Degrees was one of 11 people arrested early Sunday at the city’s Fountain Square after [...]

Defense of Jackson Case Opens with Doctor, Police

Courtesy of the Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Defense attorneys for the doctor accused of killing Michael Jackson began their case Monday after prosecutors spent four weeks presenting a portrait of the physician as the inept, distracted engineer of the King of Pop’s death. One of the first defense witnesses was Dr. Allan Metzger, who testified that Jackson asked [...]

U2 Honored as ‘Greatest Act’ in Last 25 Years

LONDON (AP) — Rock icons U2 have something new to brag about — winning Q Magazine’s Greatest Act of the Last 25 Years award. The annual music awards by Britain’s best-selling music monthly took place Monday in London and the Irish quartet was among the music notables at the ceremony. The U.K.’s artist of the [...]

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