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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.

Today at 12:11AM
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 29
A summary of snow states' road salt problems

Road salt was used in record amounts across the U.S. last winter, leaving supplies tight and costs high for local governments trying to prepare for this winter. Here's a look at some states facing the problem:

Sep 29
Rondo: I want to stay a Celtic beyond this season

BOSTON (AP) - Rajon Rondo wore a black sling on his left arm to help protect the surgically repaired bone in his hand.

Sep 29
Supervalu, Albertsons disclose new data breach

NEW YORK (AP) - The parent companies of the Supervalu and Albertsons supermarkets say they have uncovered another breach of their computer networks, potentially compromising data from consumers.

Sep 29
Man with implanted horns gets life for 3 killings

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts man who has bumps resembling horns implanted in his forehead maintained his innocence before a judge sentenced him Monday to three consecutive life terms in the killings of three men who were kidnapped, shot and dismembered in 2011.

Sep 29
Celtics sign swingman Evan Turner

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Celtics have signed swingman Evan Turner.

Sep 29
Red Sox season fell apart after World Series title

BOSTON (AP) - To Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, it hardly seems possible that just 11 months ago his team was celebrating the World Series championship on the field at Fenway Park.

Sep 29
Changes on the horizon in Maine welfare programs

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Big changes are on the horizon for many low-income Maine residents as Gov. Paul LePage's administration plans to move forward next month with new rules that will require food stamp users to have a job and some welfare recipients to be drug-tested to continue receiving benefits.

Sep 29
Man says he's innocent when sentenced for slayings

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts man who has bumps resembling horns implanted in his forehead has been sentenced to three consecutive life terms for his role in the murders of three Pittsfield men.

Sep 29
New hearing date set on Partners HealthCare deal

BOSTON (AP) - A final decision on a revised agreement between Attorney General Martha Coakley and Partners HealthCare won't come down until after the election.

Sep 29
Maine community college gets $2.5M for job program

FAIRFIELD, Maine (AP) - The federal Department of Labor is giving $2.5 million to Kennebec Valley Community College in Maine for training programs in industries including health care, construction and social assistance.

Sep 29
Audit: Most schools follow anti-obesity efforts

BOSTON (AP) - A new audit has found that the vast majority of public schools in Massachusetts are complying with state regulations regarding school nutrition, physical education and measuring student body mass index.