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UMass-Lowell to open new student center

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) AAA" The University of Massachusetts-Lowell is holding a special ceremony to officially open a new building that's expected to transform the campus.

Sep 14
Patriots dominate Peterson-less Vikings, 30-7

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota's first outdoor home opener in 33 years was staged on a spectacularly sunny afternoon. The crowd was fired up for a premier opponent, New England.

Sep 14
Gambling regulators resume Boston casino talks

BOSTON (AP) - State gambling regulators were to resume discussions on awarding the lucrative Boston-area casino license to either Wynn Resorts or Mohegan Sun.

Sep 14
Skin shocks used at school draw look from US

CANTON, Massachusetts (AP) - Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks - so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man triggered a stroke. Another pulled out all his teeth.

Sep 14
Happy red cup leads to happy new Miss America

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup.

Sep 14
New Miss America: Red cup talent was from movie

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The new Miss America won her crown after singing a Pharrell Williams song while playing with a red plastic cup, a performance she says was inspired by a similar scene in a move.

Sep 14
New study on 'income inequality' looks at Mass.

BOSTON (AP) - Advocates for changing Massachusetts' personal income tax may have new fuel for their campaign, as a new national study suggests a more progressive income tax that requires wealthier individuals to pay higher tax rates could help states deal with revenue problems.

Sep 14
Miss New York chosen as Miss America 2015

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was named the new Miss America Sunday night, marking the third year in a row that a contestant from her state has walked away with the crown in the nationally televised pageant.

Sep 14
Top 5 finalists selected in Miss America pageant

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The top 5 finalists in this year's Miss America pageant have been chosen. They are:

Sep 14
With Peterson out, Vikings start Asiata at RB

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Matt Asiata will start in Adrian Peterson's place for Minnesota, with the star running back inactive for the Vikings against New England.

Sep 14
Man rescued from Mount Washington

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire authorities say a Massachusetts man spent a cold, rainy night lost on Mount Washington as the temperature dropped into the 30s.

Sep 14
For fans, college football poses wedding dilemma

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Emily Younker isn't getting married until next year but she's already made sure the date doesn't conflict with college football and sent one invitation: To Big Al, the elephant mascot of the University of Alabama Crimson Tide.

Sep 14
Paratrooper from Massachusetts to be laid to rest

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Family and friends of a paratrooper from Northborough killed in Afghanistan will be gathering for calling hours and a funeral in his hometown.

Sep 14
Nantucket fire still keeping emergency crews busy

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) - A fire at a landfill in Nantucket has firefighters busy for a second day.

Sep 14
Mass. school at center of treatment controversy

The Judge Rotenberg Educational Center outside Boston is the only place in the country known to use electrical skin shocks as aversive conditioning for patients with severe developmental and behavior disorders who harm themselves or others. The Food and Drug Administration is considering whether to ban the skin shock devices used by the center.

Sep 14
Skin shocks used at Mass. school draw FDA look

CANTON, Mass. (AP) - Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks - so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man triggered a stroke. Another pulled out all his teeth.

Sep 13
No. 9 USC pushed around in 37-31 loss to BC

BOSTON (AP) - The talented Southern California defensive line was no match for Boston College's running quarterback.

Sep 13
Amesbury brothers try out bionic pancreas

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (AP) - Like all parents, Constance Clarizia wants a short respite and sweet dreams at the end of the day.

Sep 13
Wright shows off impressive knuckler for Red Sox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Steven Wright got another chance to showcase his knuckleball. The results were impressive.

Sep 13
More studies of Wellfleet Harbor's horseshoe crabs

SOUTH WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) - Horseshoe crabs in Wellfleet Harbor will get sonic transmitters next spring to help figure out the right balance between commercial harvesting and conservation.

Sep 13
Boston College runs over No. 9 USC 37-31

BOSTON (AP) - Fans wearing red bandannas stormed the field in a raucous celebration of Boston College's first victory over a top 10 team in a decade.

Sep 13
Revamped Royals beat Red Sox 7-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jeremy Guthrie walked out to the mound for the second inning and found he had something rare for a Kansas City Royals pitcher - a two-run lead.