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New Hampshire opens bridge linking state to Vermont

Oct. 26, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A new bridge is open across the Connecticut River, linking Lancaster with Guildhall, Vermont, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation says. The new U.S. Route 2 Rogers’ Rangers bridge is named for the military unit that fought for the British during the French and...

In this image from video provided by the U.S. Army, then-Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Payne is interviewed as a winner of the 2012 Best Ranger competition at Fort Benning, Ga., on April 16, 2012. Payne will receive the Medal of Honor, the U.S. military’s highest honor for valor in combat, for actions during a daring 2015 raid in Iraq that rescued about 70 hostages who were set to be executed by ISIS militants, The Associated Press has learned. Sgt. Maj. Payne will receive the honor in a White House ceremony on the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. (Lori Egan/U.S., Army via AP)

Soldier to receive Medal of Honor for Iraq hostage rescue

Sep. 2, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An American soldier who helped rescue about 70 hostages set to be executed by Islamic State militants in Iraq has been approved to receive the Medal of Honor for actions during a daring 2015 raid, The Associated Press has learned. Sgt. Maj. Thomas “Patrick” Payne, a...