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UN chief demands global action to end war in Syria

September 26, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama addresses the 67th session of the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demanded international action to stop the war in Syria, telling a somber gathering of world leaders Tuesday that the 18-month conflict had become...

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Presidential campaign is nice, and then again not

September 26, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama steps to the microphone after being introduced by former President Bill Clinton, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) NEW YORK (AP) — In a split-screen race for the...

Chemist’s education questioned in drug lab scandal

September 26, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

David Meier, right, special consul to the Governor appointed to lead the review of drug convictions which might have been compromised by a State Police drug testing lab, leads a meeting at the Department of Public Safety in Boston, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012....

Iran’s president dismisses threats on nuke program

September 25, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks at a high level meeting in the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) NEW YORK (AP) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday...

Boston.com launches 1st online radio with DJs

September 25, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Aug. 24, 2012 photo, disc jockey Julie Kramer broadcasts during her program “Lunch at Your Desk” at Radio BDC at the Boston Globe in Boston. The station, previously known as WFNX, has a new life streaming online at boston.com. Experts say...

Ex-prof gets life in prison for meeting rampage

September 25, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Feb. 13, 2010, file booking photo provided by the Huntsville, Ala., Police Department shows college professor Amy Bishop, charged with capital murder in the Feb. 12, 2010 shooting deaths of three faculty members at the University of Alabama...

FBI to investigate officer shooting double-amputee

September 25, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

John Garcia stands in front of his home Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Houston, where police say an officer shot and killed a one-armed, one-legged man in a wheelchair inside the group home. Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva said the man cornered the officer in his...

Romney assails Obama after US ambassador’s death

September 25, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama appear on the ABC Television show “The View” in New York, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Mitt Romney led a chorus of Republican criticism of the...

‘Homeland’ and ‘Modern Family’ win big at Emmys

September 24, 2012 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

From left, actresses Ariel Winter, Julie Bowen, Sarah Hyland, Sofia Vergara, and Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, from the Outstanding Comedy Series award-winning series “Modern Family,” pose backstage at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre...

Cat goes to vet for flea bath but gets euthanized

September 24, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

This undated photo provided by Jesse Conway shows Lady. Colleen Conlon of Gardner, Mass., says her cat went to the veterinarian for a flea bath but was mistakenly put to death. Conlon is grieving the loss of 8-year-old Lady, which she attributes to negligence...