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Vermont board rejects mountain name change proposal

Jul. 17, 2018 4:57 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont state board on Tuesday unanimously rejected a man's petition to change the name of Mount Ascutney to what he said was the original Abenaki name due to local and state opposition. Hartland resident Rob Hutchins said the name Ascutney was formed by settlers to reflect the...

Nurses at Vermont hospital back at work after 2-day strike

Jul. 14, 2018 10:24 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Nurses at Vermont's largest hospital are back on the job after a two-day strike. The strike of 1,800 nurses from the University of Vermont Medical Center ended at 7 a.m. Saturday after 48 hours. Hospital administrators brought in outside nurses during the strike and say most hospital...

Chelsea fires manager Antonio Conte after 2 years in charge

Jul. 13, 2018 5:59 AM EDT

Antonio Conte's protracted divorce from Chelsea was finalized on Friday when he was fired after a two-year tenure in which he won the English Premier League and FA Cup but failed to gain the power he craved at the London club. Chelsea began a terse, four-sentence statement on its website, "Chelsea Football Club...

Nurses at Vermont's largest medical center go on strike

Jul. 12, 2018 6:50 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — About 1,800 unionized nurses at Vermont's largest hospital launched a two-day strike Thursday following unsuccessful contract negotiations, but hospital officials say operations continued with little disruption for patients. Hundreds of nurses, many wearing red shirts, picketed...

Ski area developers to pay in immigrant investor fraud case

Jul. 12, 2018 5:45 PM EDT

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — Vermont has settled a lawsuit against two ski resort developers who were accused of defrauding the state's troubled immigrant investor program. Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced on Thursday that former Jay Peak ski area owner Ariel Quiros, of Miami, will pay the state $2 million,...

The Latest: Ski resort president cites lack of oversight

Jul. 12, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — The Latest on a ski resort fraud case involving a visa program (all times local): 5:35 p.m. A former Vermont ski resort president who was accused of defrauding the state's immigrant investor program and reached a settlement with the state says there was a lack of oversight on the...

Consumer group sues Ben & Jerry's over eco-friendly claims

Jul. 12, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A consumer advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against Ben & Jerry's alleging the ice cream company misleads consumers about its environmental practices. Vermont Public Radio reports a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Superior Court of the District of Columbia by the Organic...

State board to consider changing mountain's made-up name

Jul. 12, 2018 4:00 PM EDT

WINDSOR, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont state board plans to hear a man's request to change the name of Mount Ascutney (ah-SKUT'-nee) because it's a made-up name. Hartland resident Rob Hutchins says he recently discovered the name Ascutney is made up and the original name of the summit was Kaskadenak, which means...

Pollution controls help red spruce rebound from acid rain

Jul. 11, 2018 8:58 AM EDT

STOWE, Vt. (AP) — The gray trunks of red spruce trees killed by acid rain once heavily scarred the mountain forests of the Northeast. Now those forests are mostly green, with the crowns of red spruce peeking out of the canopy and saplings thriving below. A main reason, scientists say, is a...

Manchester City signs Riyad Mahrez in record club deal

Jul. 10, 2018 5:23 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City has signed Riyad Mahrez for a club-record 60 million pounds ($80 million) as it further strengthens its team after winning the Premier League title. The 27-year-old Algeria winger was an integral part of Leicester's astonishing run to the title in 2016, but has...