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Exotic animals help Mass. nursing home patients

LITTLETON, Mass. (AP) - At the Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley, it's not uncommon to see patients asleep in their wheelchairs by the saltwater-fish tank, or out for a stroll around a pasture filled with grass-grazing animals like goats and llamas.

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Fitchburg man ranked top US backgammon player

FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) - The world of competitive backgammon is small - a core group of players flying around the country, meeting for weekend tournaments at airport hotels.

Aug 1
Former Yankees fan Ranaudo wins for Boston, 4-3

BOSTON (AP) - After all their history, the New York Yankees didn't expect the Boston Red Sox to roll over just because they have given up on defending their World Series title.

Aug 1
Winning numbers drawn in 'Mega Millions' game

ATLANTA (AP) AAA" The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were:

Aug 1
Winning numbers drawn in 'Megaplier' game

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the "Megaplier" game were:

Aug 1
Rookie gets win as Boston beats Yankees 4-3

BOSTON (AP) - The game ball that Red Sox right-hander Anthony Ranaudo will treasure from his major league debut wasn't the one from the final out in Boston's 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees.

Aug 1
Pats welcome back former greats at camp

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Bill Belichick looked at the defensive backfield talent standing on the sideline at Gillette Stadium on Friday night and wished it were 10 years ago.

Aug 1
FairPoint contract expires this weekend

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - FairPoint Communications and two unions representing 1,700 workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont continued to negotiate Friday as the expiration of the existing contract looms this weekend.

Aug 1
Google confirms it sold barge docked in Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Google Inc. is confirming that the barge it docked in Maine has been sold.

Aug 1
Judge says Raimondo must be deposed on 38 Studios

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - General Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo must give a deposition in a lawsuit over the deal that gave ex-Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video game company a $75 million state-backed loan, a Rhode Island judge said Friday.

Aug 1
Amtrak's Downeaster back to full schedule

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Amtrak's Downeaster is back on a regular schedule following a month of train cancellations caused by track maintenance.

Aug 1
Girl at Market Basket protest struck by car

SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) - Police say 12-year-old girl was struck by a car while attending a Market Basket protest in Seabrook, New Hampshire.

Aug 1
Man found fatally stabbed in Boston park

BOSTON (AP) - Boston police are investigating the stabbing death of a man whose body was found in a city park.

Aug 1
Woman missing from Maine campground is found

WATERFORD, Maine (AP) - The Maine Warden Service says a woman who went missing from a campground in Waterford has been found.