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Shrewsbury's Scott Goldbourne, center, celebrates with fans at the end of the English FA Cup fourth round soccer match between Shrewsbury Town and Liverpool at the Montgomery Waters Meadow in Shrewsbury, England, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

FA Cup shock: Liverpool held 2-2 by 3rd-tier Shrewsbury

Jan. 26, 2020 3:09 PM EST

The sight of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino entering as substitutes late in the second half really summed up Liverpool’s desperation in its FA Cup match against supposed pushovers from the third tier on Sunday. Even the two superstar forwards couldn’t prevent the world, European and likely...

Vermont state trooper crashes cruiser in slushy conditions

Jan. 26, 2020 2:19 PM EST

DERBY, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont State Trooper lost control of his cruiser in slushy conditions and crashed into a guardrail early Sunday, officials said. The crash happened just after midnight on I-91 in South Derby. The vehicle's air bags deployed but Trooper Richard Berlandy was unhurt, officials said. The...

New town manager chosen for Vermont town of Woodstock

Jan. 26, 2020 1:34 PM EST

WOODSTOCK, Vt. (AP) — A Virginia man will serve as the new town manager of the Vermont town of Woodstock. The town selectboard and village trustees announced the selection of William Kerbin Jr. on Tuesday, the Valley News reports. Kerbin will be coming to Vermont from Onancock, Virginia, where he has...

Vermont governor proposes mental health mobile response unit

Jan. 26, 2020 12:40 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has proposed a mobile response unit that would treat mental health emergencies for young people. A pilot initiative will begin in Rutland before potentially expanding to the rest of the state, said Department of Mental Health Commissioner Sarah Squirrell. The...

Vermont lawmakers continue to seek gun-buy waiting period

Jan. 26, 2020 11:40 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers in the Vermont Legislature are still trying to hammer out new gun laws after Republican Gov. Phil Scott last year vetoed gun legislation. He had argued that Vermont has done enough to regulate firearms and that there wasn't enough data on waiting periods. On...

Vermont to help communities seek disaster assistance funds

Jan. 26, 2020 10:51 AM EST

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Emergency Management is going to be holding forums for officials from communities that want to seek federal assistance to help pay for repairs to damage from severe storms and flooding on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. On Jan. 18, President Donald Trump issued a...

Vermont town pondering purchase of railroad station

Jan. 26, 2020 9:28 AM EST

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. (AP) — Town voters are going to be asked to spend $12,000 to evaluate the condition of an historic train station with an eye toward its eventual purchase. The money would allow the town to evaluate the condition of the historic Bellows Falls train station, which is now owned by Vermont...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a town hall meeting Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Muscatine, Iowa. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Volatility defines Democratic race as candidates flood Iowa

Jan. 25, 2020 10:39 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates roared back into Iowa on Saturday touting fresh endorsements, critiquing their rivals and predicting victories in the caucuses that will soon launch the process of deciding who will challenge President Donald Trump. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said she...

Lamb scores 20 as Vermont routs UMass Lowell 92-62

Jan. 25, 2020 10:31 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Anthony Lamb had 20 points as Vermont rolled past UMass Lowell 92-62 on Saturday night. Ryan Davis had 16 points and seven rebounds for Vermont (15-6, 5-1 America East Conference), which won its fifth straight. Stef Smith added 11 points and Bailey Patella scored 10. The Catamounts...

Vermont considers putting emojis on license plates

Jan. 25, 2020 3:36 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A bill in Vermont would take vanity license plates into new territory with the introduction of emojis. State Rep. Rebecca White, a Democrat from Windsor, introduced the proposal to let drivers add one of six available emojis to their license plate, MyNBC5 reported. Her bill went...