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Lawmakers: End tax breaks for companies that pull lobster

Dec. 07, 2022 12:04 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two lawmakers in Maine want to change laws to prevent the state from offering tax breaks or contracts to companies that stop selling lobster after sustainability organizations raised concerns. The Marine Stewardship Council and Seafood Watch removed their...

March trial set in Vermont for mall kidnapping

Dec. 07, 2022 11:58 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A man charged with kidnapping a woman and her child from a mall in New Hampshire and then bringing them to Vermont in 2019 is expected to go on trial in March. Everett Simpson has pleaded not guilty to the federal charges. Police say Simpson...

Tagovailoa, Zaporizhzhia make list of most mangled words

Dec. 07, 2022 11:46 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — “Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa explained the significance of the Chicxulub impact crater to actor Domhnall Gleeson over a drink of negroni sbagliato in the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia," is the kind of sentence that just might tie your tongue up in knots. ...

Greek Orthodox church at World Trade Center reopens at last

Dec. 07, 2022 11:40 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — More than two decades after a tiny Greek Orthodox church in lower Manhattan was destroyed by the falling south tower of the World Trade Center, that church's far grander replacement opened to the public this week in an elevated park overlooking the rebuilt trade center's memorial...

WVa health agency makes 2 administrative appointments

Dec. 07, 2022 11:34 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources on Wednesday announced the appointments of Jessica Hudson to the new position of chief operating officer and Nicholas Stuchell as interim commissioner of the Bureau for Behavioral Health. Hudson...

Former Yankton Sioux Tribe's police chief charged with fraud

Dec. 07, 2022 11:28 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The former police chief of the Yankton Sioux Tribe in South Dakota has been charged by federal prosecutors with wire fraud and theft from the tribe. Federal prosecutors allege that Chris Saunsoci sought wages both from the tribe and a local ministry that...

Duke Energy says it has fixed all equipment damaged in attack on North Carolina substations; restoration work ongoing

Dec. 07, 2022 11:22 AM EST
CARTHAGE, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy says it has fixed all equipment damaged in attack on North Carolina substations; restoration work ongoing.

US to boost natural gas exports to UK in energy partnership

Dec. 07, 2022 11:12 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will increase exports of liquefied natural gas to Britain under a new agreement calling for the two countries to work together to boost energy security and drive down prices following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. President Joe Biden and...

Matt Hatchett named to lead Georgia House spending committee

Dec. 07, 2022 11:11 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia State Rep. Matt Hatchett, a Dublin Republican, was named Wednesday to lead the state House Appropriations Committee, a key role in writing the state's $58 billion budget. New committee assignments will be made after the newly elected General Assembly convenes...

Rams become 8th defending Super Bowl champ with losing mark

Dec. 07, 2022 11:00 AM EST

The Los Angeles Rams are having a Super Bowl hangover unlike any other. The defending champions are assured of being the eighth team to have a losing record the year after winning it all and are one loss shy of the most losses ever for a team defending a Super Bowl title. ...