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10:22 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Atari US files for Chapter 11 to separate from parent

Atari 2600
Credit Brian Vasconcellos / Flickr

NEW YORK (AP) -- Video game maker Atari's U.S. operations have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in an effort to separate from their French parent company, which is filing a similar motion separately in France.

In a statement, Atari says the move is necessary to secure investments it needs to grow in mobile and downloadable video games.

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World News
10:10 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Israelis expected to return Netanyahu to office

Benjamin Netanyahu
Credit US State Dept.

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israelis voted Tuesday in an election likely to keep hard-line Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the helm of government for a third term despite a turbulent record: no peace process with Palestinians, growing diplomatic isolation and signs of economic trouble ahead.

The balloting capped a lackluster three-month campaign that was expected to leave Netanyahu at the helm of a coalition dominated by hard-liners opposed to concessions that could bring Palestinians back to the negotiating table.

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New York News
7:06 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Cuomo set to outline $132B NY state budget

Credit Pat Arnow

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to detail his budget proposals for the state's 2013-2014 fiscal year beginning April 1.

He's expected to propose about $132 billion in spending and attack a deficit of at least $1 billion as the state deals with the aftermath of superstorm Sandy and tax collections lagging behind projections.

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New York News
8:38 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Work to begin on $1B repair of NYC aqueduct tunnel

Credit Tim Graham

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Work is set to begin on a $1B repair of a main aqueduct carrying water from upstate reservoirs to New York City.

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection says site preparation work will begin later this month for the 2.5-mile Rondout-West Branch Bypass Tunnel. The project will allow the DEP to repair leaks in the Delaware Aqueduct.

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New England News
8:29 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Legislature again mulls tolls on Conn. highways

Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford
Credit Matthew Trump

  

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The issue of highway tolls in Connecticut is back on the legislature's agenda.

The Hearst Connecticut Media Group reports that lawmakers are again considering tolls to raise money as a special transportation fund established decades ago to fix roads and bridges is depleted by officials looking for money.

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New England News
8:11 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Conn. governor to meet with Biden about gun ideas

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is heading to Washington, D.C. to meet with Vice President Joe Biden about the administration's gun control proposals and to attend President Barack Obama's second inauguration.

Malloy is scheduled to meet with Biden on Friday evening. While he was invited to Obama's announcement this week, Malloy was unable to attend because of prior commitments in the state.

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New England News
8:03 am
Fri January 18, 2013

BC's band to perform in inaugural parade

Credit www.bc.edu web staff

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College's marching band will be heading to Washington to join in the inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House.

The parade will follow President Barack Obama's swearing-in and inaugural address on Monday.

College officials say the 155-member band will perform the University's fight song, "For Boston," along the parade route.

Band director David Healey says the performance will be a "once in a lifetime opportunity" for band members.

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New England News
3:00 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Mass. groups to hold transgender awareness day

BOSTON (AP) — Transgender groups will host a community action day at the State House to push for public accommodation protections for transgender youth, adults and family.

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New England News
1:00 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Wall panels removed from Boston's Callahan Tunnel

Credit Rene Schwietzke

  

BOSTON (AP) — State transportation officials have decided to take down all 2,800 reflective wall panels from inside the Callahan Tunnel because it's more cost effective than conducting frequent tests.

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New England News
10:39 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Vt. Supreme Court to hear arguments on nuke plant

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A lawyer for the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant's owner tells the Vermont Supreme Court it should dismiss a complaint that says the plant has been disobeying orders from the utility regulating Public Service Board.

During oral arguments Wednesday, Entergy Corp. lawyer Kathleen Sullivan said the board was in error when it ruled twice last year that by continuing to operate the plant, Entergy was violating the terms of the board's ruling that allowed the company to buy the plant in 2002.

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