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Closing arguments conclude in deadly wrong-way crash trial

May. 20, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Attorneys on Monday completed questioning witnesses in the trial of a Vermont man facing murder charges in the deaths of five teenagers after he drove the wrong way on Interstate 89. Jurors are set to receive instructions from the judge Tuesday morning in the trial of Steven...

Correction: Travel-Get Outta Here-The Shed story

May. 16, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story May 15 about the Shed, the new performance space at New York City's Hudson Yards, The Associated Press misidentified a previous position held by the Shed's artistic director and CEO, Alex Poots. He was director of the Manchester International Festival, not the Birmingham...

Pet owners put on alert after dogs are tortured and killed

May. 16, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

SHELDTON, Vt. (AP) — Police are putting pet owners on alert in northwestern Vermont after a number of dogs were found tortured and killed. Nicole Michel is the animal control officer in Sheldon. She tells television station WPTZ that she has been called to six episodes this month. She says some of the...

Man whose child-sex sentence caused uproar faces porn charge

May. 14, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man whose initial 60-day sentence for a conviction of having sex with a child prompted a nationwide outcry was charged Tuesday in federal court in Burlington with possession of child pornography. Court documents say Mark Hulett of Ferrisburgh was charged after law...

Psychiatrist says suspect insane in deadly wrong-way crash

May. 14, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man on trial for driving the wrong-way on an interstate and crashing into an oncoming vehicle, killing five teenagers, was legally insane at the time, a psychiatrist for the defense testified on Tuesday. Dr. David Rosmarin continued his testimony in the trial of Steven...

Vermont renames Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples' Day

May. 13, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont has joined a handful of states in renaming Columbus Day to honor Native Americans. Republican Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill May 6 recognizing the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day. A half-dozen states, including Vermont, and several cities have made the...

App will ease boater border crossing on Lake Memphremagog

May. 13, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A new app is expected to make it easier for boaters who wish to cross the U.S.-Canadian border on Lake Memphremagog in northern Vermont and southern Quebec. The Caledonian Record reports Tod Phillabaum, supervisor for the area U.S. Customs and Border Protection, unveiled the new...

Title addict Guardiola retains Premier League with Man City

May. 12, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

BRIGHTON, England (AP) — All the strain Pep Guardiola feels during the pursuit of titles becomes worthwhile when a winners' medal is placed around his neck. It happens a lot. Manchester City won its second straight Premier League trophy on Sunday, finishing one point ahead of Liverpool in a thrilling title...

Man City prolongs Liverpool drought by retaining EPL title

May. 12, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Earning 97 points is almost always enough to win the Premier League. Not for Liverpool, which had the misfortune of running up against a Manchester City team setting new standards of excellence. Only for 21 minutes during Sunday's season finale was the title in Liverpool's hands....

Key moments as City beats Liverpool to Premier League title

May. 12, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Manchester City came out on top in one of English soccer's most thrilling and high-quality title races, retaining the Premier League trophy for the first time after finishing a point clear of Liverpool on Sunday. Here's a look at the key moments in their gripping duel: PRESEASON...