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    US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

    07/26/2014 08:46 AM EDT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said. "Due to the ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity of the 
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    Vermont Democrats issue endorsements
    07/26/2014 08:40 AM EDT - MONTPELIER (AP) - Vermont Democrats are meeting to endorse their party's candidates for statewide office and to hear some remarks from a Progressive candidate for lieutenant governor. In what is largely a formality, the state Democratic Committee will be endorsing Gov. Peter Shumlin, Congressman Peter Welch and other statewide elected officials for re-election. Full Story

    State hires MIT economist to vet single-payer proposals
    07/25/2014 10:10 PM EDT - Vermont has hired a policy architect of the Affordable Care Act as an economic consultant to help the Shumlin administration vet different single-payer financing scenarios. Jonathan Gruber, a professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will help Shumlin's health care reform team understand how different tax structures will impact subsets of the population as Full Story

    Lake Paran to host 7th annual ‘Dessert Cabaret'
    07/26/2014 10:06 AM EDT - NORTH BENNINGTON -- Paran Recreations is preparing for its annual "Dessert Cabaret," by seeking out business and member dessert donations. Set for Saturday, August 2, at 6 p.m., the dessert buffet and open mic cabaret will feature all-you-can-eat confections from local restaurants and residents with all the extras for $8 a person. Full Story

    Local boy's ‘wish' granted, spends day with loggers
    07/26/2014 09:52 AM EDT - ISLAND POND -- Make-A-Wish Vermont granted the wish of 6-year-old Keegan Brooks by taking him out for a day with Plum Creek Timber loggers in Essex County. Brooks suffers from muscular dystrophy, which severely reduces an individual's life expectancy. During the referral process, the wish grantors at Make-A-Wish met with Brooks and his family to get to know him, his favorite Full Story

    Air travel a leap of faith for passengers
    07/25/2014 06:22 AM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) - Airline travel requires passengers to make a leap of faith, entrusting their lives to pilots, airlines, air traffic controllers and others who regulate air travel. Full Story

    Israel hits 30 Gaza homes, kills senior militant
    07/25/2014 06:20 AM EDT - JERUSALEM -- Israeli aircraft struck 30 houses in the Gaza Strip early Friday, killing a leader of the militant Islamic Jihad group and two of his sons, as Israel's Security Cabinet was to meet later in the day to decide whether to expand its operation or consider ideas for a cease-fire. Full Story

    10 Things to Know for Today [07.25.14]
    07/25/2014 06:16 AM EDT - Your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: Full Story

    Dorset Quarry vandal arrested
    07/24/2014 10:04 PM EDT - DORSET -- Vermont State Police arrested 43-year-old Timothy Sweetman of Broadalbin, N.Y., on Wednesday for vandalism done to the privately-owned quarry on state Route 30, weeks prior. Property owner Richard McDonough reported on July 2 that several trees and shrubs had been cut down and piled in a restricted part of the quarry, which is restricted due to dangerous heights. Full Story

    Memories of a Taps player: Bennington's Mo Rancourt plays on
    07/25/2014 10:13 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- Decades of playing Taps at military funerals teaches one a few things: A bugle is best, you won't be struck dead for playing in another denomination's church, cows are fascinated by the tune, and being late to the cemetery isn't always a bad thing. Maurice "Mo" Rancourt, 72, of Main Street was born and raised in Bennington and started his Taps playing career Full Story

    No ticket for Shrek over loud musical, chief says

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A musical being performed in a New Hampshire park has drawn some noise complaints, but the deputy police chief says he's "not giving Shrek a ticket. Full Story
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    Radcliffe goes undercover as Spidey at Comic-Con

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — That guy in the Spider-Man suit you posed with at Comic-Con? It might have actually been Harry Potter. Full Story