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Insider Q&A: Serving the neglected for profit, not just good

Sep. 20, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Making money by helping underserved communities? It took Bobby Turner years to convince big investment funds such a thing was possible. But today, sustainable investing is so hot on Wall Street that investors are rushing into funds that consider the...

Four new historic markers up in Vermont town of Montgomery

Sep. 19, 2021 08:55 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Vt. (AP) — Four new roadside markers have been installed to help tell the history of the northern Vermont town of Montgomery. Three markers have been placed near covered bridges in the community that is sometimes known as the “covered bridge capital of...

Tractor trailers barred from I-95 construction zone

Sep. 16, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — After a string of crashes in a construction zone along Interstate 95 in the Wilmington area, Delaware transportation officials are barring tractor-trailers from northbound lanes in the area. Only two-axle vehicles and buses can use northbound...

Vermont governor seeking disaster assistance after flooding

Sep. 15, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott asked the federal government Tuesday to help Bennington and Windham counties recover from summer flooding. Scott said communities in the two southern Vermont counties suffered an estimated $4 million in damage from...

Indiana Marine killed in Afghanistan remembered as hero

Sep. 15, 2021 05:58 AM EDT

LOGANSPORT, Ind. (AP) — A U.S. Marine from Indiana who was killed during the frenzied evacuation at Afghanistan’s Kabul airport was hailed Tuesday as a hero during a funeral in his hometown. The life of Cpl. Humberto Sanchez will inspire generations of Americans,...

Oldest US veteran of WWII celebrates his 112th birthday

Sep. 13, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana man who is the oldest living World War II veteran in the United States has marked his 112th birthday. Lawrence Brooks celebrated Sunday with a drive-by party at his New Orleans home hosted by the National World War II Museum, The...

China's FM Wang offers aid and friendship on Cambodia visit

Sep. 12, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Sunday that China has agreed to provide the Southeast Asian nation with grant aid of 1.75 billion yuan ($272 million), announcing the assistance during a visit by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Wang...

Meeting to focus on repairing deteriorated bridge

Sep. 11, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

WARNER, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Transportation is going to hold an informational meeting about rehabilitating a red-listed bridge that carries Route 103 over northbound Interstate 89 in Warner. The Zoom meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. as...

Roadwork closing US 60 between Superior, Miami for 5 days

Sep. 10, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

GLOBE, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Highway 60 between the mining communities of Superior and Miami will be closed most of next week to align the roadway with a new bridge, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The highway in the mountains southeast of metro...

Research on beards, wads of gum wins 2021 Ig Nobel prizes

Sep. 09, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

Beards aren't just cool and trendy — they might also be an evolutionary development to help protect a man's delicate facial bones from a punch to the face. That's the conclusion of a trio of scientists from the University of Utah who are among the winners of this year's...