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    Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule;128 killed

    07/29/2014 10:26 PM EDT
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory's only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on the bloodiest day of the 22-day conflict. Despite devastating blows that left the packed territory's 1. 
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    Town tax rate to rise 2.5 percent
    07/29/2014 10:25 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- The municipal tax rate is going up by 2.5 percent. The Select Board set the town tax rate at roughly $1.02 at its Monday meeting. The municipal rate is made up of three other rates, one for the town general fund, the highway fund, and the fire department. Only the fire department rate was level from last year, while the highway department was up tenths of a cent, said Town Full Story

    Charges filed in May rollover crash
    07/29/2014 10:22 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- Misdemeanor charges have been filed against a Pownal woman who in May crashed her vehicle into two houses on Route 346. Nicole Prouty-Carbonaro, 31, pleaded not guilty Monday in Vermont Superior Court to careless or negligent vehicle operation, and reckless endangerment. She was released on conditions. Full Story

    Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House
    07/29/2014 10:21 PM EDT - WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to the states into December but only after rejecting the House's reliance on what lawmakers called a funding "gimmick" and moving to force a post-election debate on whether to raise gasoline taxes. The House could accept the Senate's changes or reject them and send the bill back to the Senate. Full Story

    Private donations boost GMO legal defense kitty to $160K
    07/29/2014 10:21 PM EDT - Vermont has raised more than $160,000 in private donations to help defend what would be the nation's first GMO labeling law. While the majority of these private donations have come from individuals, national advocacy groups are also lending their support. And last week, two consumer advocacy groups filed a motion to intervene on behalf of Vermont to defend the law in court. Full Story

    Despite good news, benefit programs face problems
    07/29/2014 10:20 PM EDT - WASHINGTON -- Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward the brink of insolvency. Getting relief from a slowdown in health care spending, Medicare's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until Full Story

    Vermont AG: reduce privacy in child cases
    07/29/2014 01:10 PM EDT - MONTPELIER (AP) - Vermont Attorney William Sorrell says he thinks lawmakers should reduce the privacy of cases handled by the Department for Children and Families and other agencies. Full Story

    Soldiers get $92M in debt relief under settlement
    07/29/2014 01:11 PM EDT - ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Thirteen states have settled an investigation into improper lending with a court agreement that is expected to provide $92 million in debt relief for 17,800 U.S. military personnel. Full Story

    New Hampshire man held on $1M in teen's kidnapping
    07/29/2014 04:13 PM EDT - CONWAY, N.H. -- A New Hampshire man charged with kidnapping a teenage girl nine months ago was ordered held on $1 million bail Tuesday as the girl watched from the front row of the courtroom. Full Story

    Vermont Law School professor Cheryl Hanna dies at 48
    07/29/2014 04:16 PM EDT - BURLINGTON -- Constitutional scholar and frequent media commentator Cheryl Hanna died Sunday at her home in Burlington, according to her colleagues at Vermont Law School. Full Story

    Australian airline passengers told to flush drugs

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian airline apologized on Wednesday for a warning a flight attendant gave passengers who might have been flying high that there were drug-sniffer dogs awaiting them at Sydney airport. Full Story
    Correction: Music-Eric Clapton story

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a story July 24 about Eric Clapton's new album "The Breeze," The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of singer Don White. Full Story