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Man builds backcountry skiing destination on family's land

Oct. 19, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

PIKE, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man is converting his family's land into a backcountry skiing destination with the help of local organizations and volunteers. Warren Bunnell's grandfather bought land in the small village of Pike, 5 miles from Haverhill, about 40 years...

Thousands of online, sports bets placed on Conn.'s 1st day

Oct. 19, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

Thousands of virtual bets started being placed early Tuesday, the first day that online sports wagering and casino games were made available to all eligible adults within Connecticut. Rodney Butler, chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, owners of Foxwoods...

Baker on etiquette: 'Too late for me to change the world'

Oct. 19, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Old-school Astros manager Dusty Baker is happy to stay out of the latest kerfuffle over players showing each other up on the field, saying on Tuesday: “It's too late for me to change the world.” The latest flare-up over baseball's unwritten rules came...

Former Calif. regulator tapped to run highway safety agency

Oct. 19, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A former California pollution regulator is being nominated to run the nation's highway safety agency. President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced his intention to nominate Steven Cliff, who has served as deputy administrator of the National Highway Traffic...

Pats promote Bryant to active roster, place Winovich on IR

Oct. 19, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots promoted defensive back Myles Bryant from the practice squad to the 53-man roster on Tuesday and placed linebacker Chase Winovich on injured reserve. Winovich left in the third quarter of Sunday's 35-29 loss to the Cowboys with a...

McCain book shares why she left 'toxic' times at 'The View'

Oct. 19, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Meghan McCain says she decided to leave “The View” following her second day back from maternity leave in January when frequent foil Joy Behar said “I did not miss you” during a political argument. McCain, who left this summer after four years as...

Facebook paying fine to settle US suit on discrimination

Oct. 19, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook is paying a $4.75 million fine and up to $9.5 million to eligible victims to resolve the Justice Department’s allegations that it discriminated against U.S. workers in favor of foreigners with special visas to fill high-paying jobs. Facebook...

Gov urges personal responsibility in preventing COVID spread

Oct. 19, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

Gov. Phil Scott emphasized the personal responsibility of Vermonters to help keep those at greatest risk from COVID-19 out of the hospital at his weekly virus briefing Tuesday. Getting vaccinated is key and those eligible for a booster shot should get theirs as soon as...

Chicago celebrates WNBA champion Sky with parade

Oct. 19, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago turned out Tuesday for a parade celebrating the WNBA champion Sky, bringing a big smile to the city celebrating its first world championship since 2016. Fans lined Michigan Avenue to cheer on the Sky after they beat the Phoenix Mercury 80-74...

Michigan city declares emergency over lead; governor visits

Oct. 19, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she visited Benton Harbor on Tuesday to listen to residents who have been urged to use bottled water because of elevated levels of lead in their tap water. Whitmer's stop, which wasn't publicly disclosed...