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Foden seizes chance with tired City to clinch Spurs win

Apr. 20, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Watching Manchester City's Champions League slugfest against Tottenham, Phil Foden sensed his side's energy-sapping exit could present an opportunity. As a youngster in football's costliest-assembled squad, the 18-year-old Foden has to be patient to get game time under Pep...

Chem professor on leave after Nazi gas chamber exam question

Apr. 18, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — A chemistry professor whose exam question asked students to calculate the lethal dose of a poisonous gas used in Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust has taken a leave of absence, Middlebury College said. The Vermont liberal arts college said that it's investigating under the terms...

Citing safety, college cancels Polish conservative's speech

Apr. 18, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — Middlebury College has canceled a lecture by a conservative Polish speaker out of safety concerns two years after the school was the site of a rowdy protest. Middlebury made the announcement Wednesday, hours before member of the European Parliament and philosopher Ryszard Legutko was...

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe

Apr. 18, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend: ITALY Aiming to quickly move on from its Champions League elimination, Juventus needs only a draw at home against Fiorentina on Saturday to clinch a record-extending eighth straight Serie A title. Juventus is 17 points ahead of second-place...

Wild bee species critical to pollination on the decline

Apr. 18, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More than a dozen wild bee species critical to pollinating everything from blueberries to apples in New England are on the decline, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of New Hampshire wanted to understand if the documented declines hitting honeybees and...

Vermont's largest utility wants 100% renewable power by 2030

Apr. 15, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's largest electric utility is upping the ante and setting a goal of getting all of its power from renewable sources in just over a decade. Green Mountain Power announced over the weekend that it had set a goal of getting 100% of its power from carbon-free sources by 2025 and...

No slip-up this time: Liverpool stays top of Premier League

Apr. 14, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

Liverpool didn't slip up this time. A 2-0 win over Chelsea — sealed by a stunning long-range goal by Mohamed Salah — preserved Liverpool's two-point lead in the Premier League over Manchester City, which beat Crystal Palace 3-1 earlier Sunday. The victory also meant the Reds partially avenged a...

Girl not amused by 'SNL' joke about her disabled pet chicken

Apr. 12, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

UNDERHILL, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont girl isn't happy that her disabled pet chicken was joked about on "Saturday Night Live." The chicken, named Granite Heart, is learning to walk with a custom wheelchair. On a recent 'SNL' episode, the television show's "Weekend Update" co-host said she should "just eat the...

Vermont high school to raise Black Lives Matter flag

Apr. 10, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont public school board has voted to fly the Black Lives Matter flag at a high school. The Rutland Herald reports that the Rutland City Public Schools Board of Commissioners reaffirmed the plan during a vote Tuesday. Board member Kam Johnston says he moved to rescind the board's...

Dairy safety net program expected in June

Apr. 9, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An insurance program to help hard-pressed dairy farmers is expected to be ready for enrollment in June, the U.S. Farm Service Agency says, but farmers say it won't tackle the underlying challenges they face. Dairy farmers are in their fifth year of low milk prices that have driven...