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Michael Avenatti arrested in LA on domestic violence charge

Nov. 14, 2018 10:16 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Avenatti, who skyrocketed to fame as a critic of President Donald Trump and the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels, was arrested Wednesday and booked on a felony domestic violence charge, Los Angeles police said. The alleged victim in the case had visible injuries, according...

Vermont sets school scoring record in 122-56 win

Nov. 14, 2018 9:29 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Robin Duncan had 18 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists and Vermont broke a 61-year-old school scoring record with a 122-56 drubbing of Division III Lyndon State College on Wednesday night. Vermont's previous high was 116 against Union on Feb. 16, 1957, winning 116-70. Six...

Spokesman: No charges for Bernie Sanders' wife in land deal

Nov. 13, 2018 5:50 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Vermont have closed their investigation into a college land deal involving the wife of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and decided not to charge her, a spokesman for the couple said Tuesday. Jane Sanders was informed by the U.S. attorney's office that she would not be...

'OK to be White' signs appear at 2 schools

Oct. 29, 2018 3:26 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Signs saying "It's OK to be White" have appeared at The University of Vermont and at Champlain College over the weekend. UVM says the signs were removed and the school "condemns the activity in the strongest possible terms" to the extent they were intended to promote white...

School to remove name from library over eugenics link

Oct. 27, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The name of a former University of Vermont president is being removed from the school library because of his support of research into the eugenics movement in the 1920s and 1930s that helped lead to sterilizations. The board of trustees voted unanimously on Saturday to drop Guy...

Eugenics backer's name may be dropped from college library

Oct. 18, 2018 4:53 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The name of a former University of Vermont president may be removed from the library because of his support of research into eugenics that helped lead to sterilizations. A panel of the UVM board of trustees advised the school Thursday to get rid of the name Bailey, for former...

Obituary for woman with opioid addiction inspires donations

Oct. 17, 2018 4:56 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A powerful obituary for a Vermont woman with opioid addiction has inspired more than 100 donations to a local recovery center from around the country and as far away as Denmark. The family of 30-year-old Madelyn Ellen Linsenmeir posted an obituary for her after she died Oct. 7 that...

Garrison Keillor's Vermont appearance cancelled after outcry

Oct. 2, 2018 10:52 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An appearance by Garrison Keillor, former host of "A Prairie Home Companion," at a Vermont book festival has been canceled after public outcry. Burlington Book Festival Founding Director Rick Kisonak confirmed to Vermont Public Radio that the Oct. 14 fundraising event would not take...

Critics sound off on Garrison Keillor appearance in Vermont

Oct. 1, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Organizers of the Burlington Book Festival are facing criticism over a scheduled appearance by Garrison Keillor, former host of "A Prairie Home Companion." The Burlington Free Press reports that Steve Cormier called the decision "tone deaf" because Keillor was accused of sexually...

High school journalists stand up to censorship and win

Sep. 23, 2018 1:07 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Armed with a new Vermont law that protects student journalists, four high school editors have stood up to censorship and won, prompting their school to revamp its media policy. The Burlington High School students had posted a story on the school newspaper website that they...