Latest Vermont News

The Latest: Bush-DeGeneres friendship prompts final question

Oct. 15, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the fourth Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 11:15 p.m. The final question at the fourth Democratic presidential debate challenged candidates to share examples of surprising friendships they've had and how it's affected them. The question on Tuesday...

AP Interview: Sanders details plan to 'end corporate greed'

Oct. 14, 2019 6:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders has released a major proposal to "end corporate greed and corruption" by requiring large companies to give ownership stakes to their workers. The proposal also would ensure that many of the nation's most profitable firms pay more in federal taxes and government authorities...

Sanders never considered leaving race after heart attack

Oct. 10, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders said Thursday that he never considered dropping out of the presidential race after suffering a heart attack last week and characterized his recovery as "so far, so very good" despite acknowledging that the incident left his heart "with some damage." In an interview with CNN...

Sanders: I misspoke when I mentioned slowing campaign pace

Oct. 9, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Wednesday that he "misspoke" when he told reporters he may slow his frenetic campaigning pace after a recent heart attack. The Vermont senator backtracked in an interview with NBC News just a day after indicating that health...

Recuperating Sanders says he may slow down campaigning pace

Oct. 9, 2019 3:39 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Bernie Sanders began reintroducing himself to the 2020 campaign on Tuesday, venturing outside his Vermont home to say that he doesn't plan on leaving the presidential race following last week's heart attack — but that he may slow down a frenetic pace that might have...

2 victims of 1944 circus fire exhumed in ID attempt

Oct. 7, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — Authorities exhumed the bodies Monday of two victims of the 1944 Hartford circus fire in the hopes of determining whether one of them is a woman who is among five people still listed as missing after the tragedy. The exhumations at Northwood Cemetery in Windsor, Connecticut, occurred...

US: Human smuggling leader at Canadian border in custody

Oct. 7, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A man federal prosecutors say led a human smuggling organization on the U.S.-Canadian border for five years was ordered held Monday until he goes to trial. Godofredo Rivas-Melendez, 60, a Canadian citizen who was born in El Salvador, was deported from Canada and taken into custody by...

Liverpool in EPL driving seat, Manchester teams crash

Oct. 6, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Liverpool might never have a better chance to end its long wait for a Premier League title. Leader Liverpool is enjoying an eight-point advantage over defending champion Manchester City after its closest rival stumbled going into the international break. Sunday went badly wrong...

Sen. Bernie Sanders home in Vermont after heart attack

Oct. 5, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is back at his Vermont home after being treated for a heart attack in Las Vegas. The plane carrying the 78-year-old senator arrived in Vermont just before 6 p.m. Saturday, one day after he was released from a hospital. As he left the...

Last-gasp penalty earns Liverpool 17th straight win in EPL

Oct. 5, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

Another victory for Liverpool thanks to the latest of goals. Another demoralizing loss for Tottenham thanks to an early — and painful — goalkeeping blunder. Liverpool won a 17th straight game in the Premier League — and moved one off the record set by Manchester City in 2017 — by...