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Local News

2 People Hit By Tow Truck In NewtonTwo people were taken to the hospital after being struck by a tow truck in Newton.
Worcester Man Charged With Attempted Murder Of 3-Year-Old NephewA criminal investigation is underway after a young child was injured in a Worcester apartment Thursday afternoon.
Federal Investigators Join In Probe Of Boater Whose Mother Was Lost At SeaThe mysterious case of the missing Connecticut woman whose son was rescued off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard this week, is now the subject of a federal investigation spanning several New England States.
Army Veteran's Charity Teaches Guitar To Underprivileged Children In UgandaA North Andover native is using music to help underprivileged children in Uganda.
Randolph Police Return Lost World War I Dog Tag To Veteran's FamilyPolice used social media to track down the family of a World War I soldier whose nearly 100-year-old dog tag was found along the side of a road.
Denmark's Crown Prince Couple Kick Off 2-Day Boston TripDenmark's Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary are kicking off a two-day trade mission to Boston.

Health

MIT-Developed Robot Helps Nurses Make DecisionsRobots in the operating room are nothing new—but now, a robot named Ginger has been specifically designed to help nurses.
Target Pharmacy Customers Want CVS To Bring Back Red Prescription BottlesLongtime customers of Target's pharmacies are finding a change in pill bottle design hard to swallow.
Pregnant Women Who Suffer Morning Sickness Have Lower Risk Of MiscarriageA new study suggests all that nausea may provide a health benefit to your baby.
When Is The Best Time To Get Your Flu Shot?Flu season is generally between November and April with peaks usually in January or February.
Cat-Scratch Fever Is Making Thousands Of People Sick, CDC FindsAmericans love their feline friends, but there is a danger that some cat owners may not know about.
Doctors Strengthen Advice Against Codeine For Kids' Coughs, PainThe American Academy of Pediatrics has strengthened its warnings about prescribing codeine for children because of reports of deaths and risks for dangerous side effects including breathing problems.

Politics

WBZ-UMass Poll: Voters Favor More Charter Schools, But Many Still UndecidedA closer look inside the poll suggests the final outcome may well be linked to voter turnout in this presidential election year.
Keller @ Large: Friendships Over PoliticsImagine that – two political foes, one having run on a platform shredding the record of the other, finding their common humanity and becoming friends.
Court: NH Law Banning People's Ballot Photos UnconstitutionalA state law that prohibits voters from posting photos of their ballots online suppresses a large swath of political speech and is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday.
Clinton And Sanders Sell Young Voters Eying Third-PartiesHillary Clinton turned to former primary adversary Bernie Sanders to connect with millennials drawn to third-party candidates threatening to act as spoilers in the 2016 campaign.
Keller @ Large: Good Times, Bad Times Or Something In Between?Are these the best of times, the worst of times, or something in between? Why that question is crucial to the election outcome.
WBZ-UMass Poll: Voters Favor Legal Recreational Marijuana, But Have ReservationsThe ballot question which would legalize recreational use of pot in Massachusetts enjoys a 53-to-40 percent lead, with seven-percent still unsure.

Business

Women & Money: Social Security And WomenSocial Security is synonymous with retirement income but it is much more.
Women & Money: The Retirement Income GapCongresswoman Carolyn Maloney says, “Lower pay throughout their working lives means that women contribute less to retirement plans, receive lower pensions and lower Social Security benefits. The result is that women have substantially less income than men in retirement and are much more likely to live in poverty as they grow older.”
Women & Money: The Pay GapAfter the great Depression of the 30s and during World War II many women needed to work to support their families. Companies found they could pay the women less than they had paid the men.

CBS Boston Blogs

Kalman: Bruins' Malcolm Subban Shakes Off Rust In Return To CreaseYou couldn’t blame goaltender Malcolm Subban if he flinched even just a little bit in the face of an NHL slap shot.
The Boston Music Scene: Why We Need MusicEncore presentation of WBZ's "The Boston Music Scene, " with Bradley Jay and a look at why music is such an integral part of our lives.
Tropics Watch: Will Matthew Pose A U.S. Threat?The tropics are getting interesting as a storm heads toward the Caribbean this week. A hurricane is looking more likely, but its future destination is still in doubt.

Education

Jeb Bush To Teach At Harvard This FallFormer Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will be spending time at Harvard University this fall.
Mass. Schools Dominate List Of Best Liberal Arts Colleges In AmericaU.S. News & World Report is out with its annual list of top colleges and universities, and Massachusetts schools did very well once again.
Students Head Back To School In BostonWith summer vacation over, schools in Boston welcomed back students in grades 1-12 Thursday morning.

Consumer

Reports of Exploding Samsung Washing Machines Prompt Safety WarningFirst it was their smartphones, and now Samsung is dealing with a new problem: Reports of exploding washing machines.
Target Pharmacy Customers Want CVS To Bring Back Red Prescription BottlesLongtime customers of Target's pharmacies are finding a change in pill bottle design hard to swallow.
McDonald's Testing Happy Meals For BreakfastMcDonald's is considering another addition to its all-day breakfast menu: Happy Meals.

Entertainment

Bruce Springsteen Kicks Off Book Tour That Includes Cambridge StopRock legend Bruce Springsteen kicked off his book tour that will include a stop in Cambridge.
Nephew: Gene Wilder, Star Of 'Willy Wonka,' Dies At 83Gene Wilder, star of 'Willy Wonka' and Mel Brooks comedies, is dead at 83, his family says.
'Flugtag' Brings Home-Made Flying Machines To Charles RiverThe skies above the Charles River will be busy Saturday, dotted with home-made flying machines.

CBS National News

9/29: One dead after commuter train crashes in New Jersey; Iconic Olympic protesters honored at White House
N.J.crash victim had just dropped toddler at daycare
Congress hammers Wells Fargo CEO -- again
One dead after commuter train crashes in New Jersey
Fast-moving Northern California wildfire destroys homes
What caused New Jersey train crash?

CBS World News

Hurricane Matthew batters southern Caribbean
"Catastrophe" in Aleppo, says U.N. humanitarian chief
Ukraine marks 75th anniversary of Babi Yar massacre
Russia: U.S. controlling an "international terrorist alliance"
World's largest Elvis gathering
Alleged neo-Nazi murder suspect tells court she's changed

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