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Hanover unveils state's largest municipal solar array

Oct. 16, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — New solar arrays in Hanover are expected to generate enough electricity to meet nearly 100% of the town's municipal electricity needs through group metering. The town unveiled two adjacent ground-mounted arrays consisting of more than 4,000 panels...

Tax records: Pritzker, wife report $5.1M income for 2020

Oct. 16, 2021 09:45 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and his wife M.K. Pritzker reported adjusted gross income of about $5.1 million in 2020, according to portions of his tax returns released by the billionaire Democrat's campaign. About $2.2 million of that income was taxable,...

Family whose son drowned in pond donates sonar device

Oct. 16, 2021 09:33 AM EDT

SHEPHERD, Mich. (AP) — A mid-Michigan couple whose 4-year-old son drowned in a pond has donated a sonar device to police to use in similar emergencies. John and Rachel Kenny said they bought the device with money remaining from a GoFundMe account following the death of...

Mom starts scholarship fund to honor son killed in Ga. wreck

Oct. 16, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — Each of Tarik Kindell’s family members and friends agree that he was an incredibly giving person — in more ways than one. Not only was he funny and charismatic, always knowing exactly what to say to make someone smile. He was also there for his...

Bill Clinton recovering from urological infection, aide says

Oct. 15, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Bill Clinton will remain hospitalized overnight as he recovers from a urological infection. But a spokesman said Friday that he was doing better and was in good spirits. “All health indicators are trending in the right direction, including his...

Made in India virus kits boost testing, and local industry

Oct. 14, 2021 23:13 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — As the first wave of the pandemic began to take hold in India, Sanchi Jawa and her 59-year-old father, Harish Jawa, realized that they had the symptoms of a COVID-19 infection. They decided to isolate and get tested — but this was no easy task during the spring of 2020. ...

Bill Clinton in hospital for non-COVID-related infection

Oct. 14, 2021 22:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton was admitted to a Southern California hospital Tuesday with an infection but he is “on the mend,” his spokesman said Thursday. Clinton, 75, was admitted to the University of California Irvine Medical Center on Tuesday...

Allyson Felix, Naomi Osaka earn women's sports awards

Oct. 14, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Olympians Allyson Felix and Jordan Larson were honored as Sportswomen of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation. Felix won two medals at the Tokyo Games — giving her 11 in her career — to surpass Carl Lewis as the most decorated American in...

Harvard's largest-in-the-nation endowment surpasses $53B

Oct. 14, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard, already the nation's wealthiest university, grew its endowment to more than $53 billion in the latest fiscal year, the Ivy League school reported in its annual financial report released Thursday. The $11.3 billion in growth over the the...

Brown's endowment grows to about $6.9B

Oct. 14, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University's endowment generated a more than 50% return during the most recently completed fiscal year to increase to $6.9 billion, the Ivy league school announced Thursday. Strong financial markets that boosted results for many...