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App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Researchers in Massachusetts have created an app that teaches basic computer programming to kindergartners.

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Audit: Feds overpayed state $106M for Medicaid

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts should be required to refund the U.S. government nearly $106 million for Medicaid reimbursements that were improperly submitted by the state, according to a new federal audit.

Sep 30
Clutterbuck leads Islanders to 5-3 win over Bruins

BOSTON (AP) - Cal Clutterbuck scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:19 left in the third period, sending the New York Islanders to a 5-3 preseason win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.

Sep 30
Islanders-Bruins Sums

First Period_1, Boston, Bergeron 1 (Marchand), 6:45. Penalties_Donovan, NYI (interference), 6:52.

Sep 30
Oprah Winfrey, Harry Belafonte honored by Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Oprah Winfrey and performer-activist Harry Belafonte were among those honored at Harvard University on Tuesday at its annual celebration of African American culture.

Sep 30
EIU joins Garoppolo hype with jersey offer

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) - It didn't take long for New England Patriot quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's (gah-RAH'-puh-lohz) alma mater to take advantage of the buzz around the quarterback's first NFL appearance.

Sep 30
Cutler attacks LePage over Great Northern deal

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Independent governor's race candidate Eliot Cutler accused Republican Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday of leaving taxpayers on the hook for $15.9 million over seven years with a failed deal that aimed to save a pulp and paper manufacturer that recently filed for bankruptcy.

Sep 30
Coakley: Baker can't be trusted on rail project

BOSTON (AP) - Democratic candidate for governor Martha Coakley says Republican Charlie Baker can't be trusted to build a commuter rail along the state's south coast.

Sep 30
Saugus man denies role in sex assault on teen

LYNN, Mass. (AP) - The father of one of three teenagers charged in connection with the sexual assault of an incapacitated 16-year-old girl that was posted on social media has been charged with misleading a police investigation.

Sep 30
Winfrey, Belafonte to be honored by Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Oprah Winfrey and Harry Belafonte are among those scheduled to receive a W.E.B Du Bois Medal from Harvard University.

Sep 30
Judge skeptical of Partners deal

BOSTON (AP) - The planned takeover of three suburban hospitals by Partners Healthcare has been further delayed by a judge who raised serious concerns about the deal.

Sep 30
Man charged with stealing from Massachusetts Cubs

MALDEN, Mass. (AP) - A Rhode Island man charged with stealing the cash box from a group of Cub Scouts selling popcorn outside a Massachusetts supermarket reportedly yelled "Times are hard!" as he bolted from the scene.

Sep 30
3rd company looks to expand gas pipeline in Maine

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Another major energy company has made a proposal to the Maine Public Utilities Commission to expand natural gas pipeline capacity in the state.

Sep 30
Driver in MassPike fatal gets 9 months in jail

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - A New Hampshire woman who was behind the wheel when her car crashed, killing her boyfriend, on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Westborough has been sentenced to nine months in jail.

Sep 30
Man facing molestation charges held without bail

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (AP) - A Connecticut man described by prosecutors as a serial child molester has been held without bail in Massachusetts after being charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy.

Sep 30
Cod fishing restrictions up for vote this week

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Federal regulators will consider emergency restrictions to the Gulf of Maine's cod fishery this week.

Sep 29
Chiefs offense hums in 41-14 rout of Patriots

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Perhaps the Kansas City Chiefs gave their neighbors across the parking lot a little bit of inspiration with their impassioned performance against New England.

Sep 29
Judge to hear Hernandez bid to suppress evidence

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - A judge is expected to hear from lawyers for ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez who want additional evidence in the murder case against him to be thrown out.

Sep 29
Brady struggles as Chiefs rout Patriots 41-14

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Asked about the quarterback situation in New England, coach Bill Belichick replied with a disgusted look.