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Officials: Missing girl, Harmony Montgomery, was murdered

Aug. 11, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Investigators now believe a 5-year-old New Hampshire girl who disappeared in 2019 was murdered, authorities said Thursday. The monthslong search for Harmony Montgomery, who was only reported missing last year, has become a homicide investigation, Attorney...

Evictions spiking as assistance, protections disappear

Aug. 10, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

Jada Riley thought she had beaten homelessness. The 26-year-old New Orleans resident was finally making a steady income cleaning houses during the pandemic to afford a $700-a-month, one-bedroom apartment. But she lost nearly all her clients after Hurricane Ida hit last year. Then she...

Truck driver acquitted in deaths of 7 motorcyclists in 2019

Aug. 09, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A jury on Tuesday acquitted a commercial truck driver of causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists in a horrific head-on collision in northern New Hampshire that exposed fatal flaws in the processing of license revocations across states. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy,...

Climate Migration: California fire pushes family to Vermont

Aug. 04, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

PROCTOR, Vt. (AP) — Weeks after surviving one of the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in California history, the Holden family just wanted a new home. The family of seven couldn't find anything nearby to replace their house reduced to ashes in the 2018 Paradise fire. It...

Rents spike as big-pocketed investors buy mobile home parks

Jul. 25, 2022 19:30 PM EDT

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — For as long as anyone can remember, rent increases rarely happened at Ridgeview Homes, a family-owned mobile home park in upstate New York. That changed in 2018 when corporate owners took over the 65-year-old park located amid farmland and down the road from...

Housing market chills as mortgage rates, prices scare buyers

Jul. 21, 2022 12:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Tomcak was looking for a home for his in-laws in the suburbs around Denver, something priced close to $450,000. Tomcak became dispirited as he lost out to investors fronting cash offers $100,000 over the asking price. Then mortgage rates ballooned, putting his...

From under to on the rocks: Invasive crabs become whiskey

Jun. 27, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Care for a hint of crab in your whiskey? A New Hampshire distillery has come up with its newest concoction called “Crab Trapper" — whiskey flavored with invasive green crabs. Tamworth Distilling, a maker of craft spirits, is not afraid of...

Inflation taking bite out of new infrastructure projects

Jun. 19, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

The price of a foot of water pipe in Tucson, Arizona: up 19%. The cost of a ton of asphalt in a small Massachusetts town: up 37%. The estimate to build a new airport terminal in Des Moines, Iowa: 69% higher, with a several year delay. Inflation is taking a toll on infrastructure...

Pressure growing to remove PFAS from fast food wrappers

Jun. 01, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Brenda Hampton first came across the toxic industrial compound PFAS after finding it was part of the cocktail of contaminants that tainted the drinking water in her North Alabama community. Hampton, who believes the contaminated water contributed to kidney problems...