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    Vermont Yankee: NRC says no significant impacts to reducing EPZ

    04/27/2015 10:27 PM EDT
    BRATTLEBORO >> Following a review on an application from Entergy, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has concluded there will be no significant environmental impacts if emergency preparedness at Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon is scaled back. The boiling water reactor at Yankee ceased operations on Dec. 
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    Industry tries to block genetically modified food labeling
    04/27/2015 10:26 PM EDT - MONTPELIER >> Food industry lawyers say there's not enough time to implement Vermont's new labeling rules for genetically modified products before the July 2016 effective date and are asking a federal judge to block them. The legal skirmishing continues a year after Vermont passed a law aimed at making it the first state in the country to require labeling of food containing genetically Full Story

    Some Vermont trails near cliffs closed for peregrine nesting
    04/27/2015 04:12 PM EDT - MONTPELIER (AP) >> The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says a number of hiking trails are closed across the state to protect nesting areas of peregrine falcons. Biologist John Buck says peregrine nesting season is well underway. The once-endangered birds are sensitive to the presence of humans so the state and Audubon Vermont are asking climbers and hikers to avoid the nesting areas. Full Story

    Food industry tries to block Vermont's new labeling rules for GMOs
    04/27/2015 04:05 PM EDT - MONTPELIER >> Food industry lawyers say there's not enough time to implement Vermont's new labeling rules for genetically modified products before the July 2016 effective date and are asking a federal judge to block them. The legal skirmishing continues a year after Vermont passed a law aimed at making it the first state in the country to require labeling of food containing genetically Full Story

    Late spring complicates already perilous amphibian migration in Northern New England
    04/27/2015 01:22 PM EDT - CONCORD, N.H. >> Northern New England's annual amphibian migration is always perilous, and critters that cross roads to breed are facing an additional challenge this year: a delayed start due to the long winter. Salamanders and frogs travel to vernal pools — temporary bodies of water created by melted snow — to mate and lay eggs each spring, and the resulting offspring need Full Story

    Vermont State Police: Truck strikes utility line, stop sign, hydrant in Williamstown
    04/27/2015 01:20 PM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN (AP) >> State police are looking for a pickup truck that struck a telephone pole, stop sign and fire hydrant before taking off in Williamstown, Vermont, downing a power line and closing the street for a while. Police say the crash happened Sunday night at the intersection of Main Street and Spider Farm Road. Full Story

    Boston Marathon bomber's lawyer urges jury to spare his life
    04/27/2015 12:04 PM EDT - BOSTON (AP) >> A lawyer for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev urged a jury Monday to spare the young man's life, portraying him as "a good kid" who was led astray by his belligerent older brother. David Bruck delivered the defense's opening statement in the penalty phase of Tsarnaev's trial, saying there is no punishment Tsarnaev can get that would be equal to the suffering of the Full Story

    2 killed in car-bicycle collision
    04/27/2015 10:54 AM EDT - HINESBURG (AP) >> Police say a 17-year-old driver and a bicyclist were killed in a collision in Hinesburg, Vermont. The car driver was identified Sunday as Joseph Marshall of Hinesburg, a senior at Champlain Valley Union High School. The bicyclist was identified as 47-year-old Richard Tom of Hinesburg. Full Story

    Officials: Injured Massachusetts horses attacked by bear
    04/27/2015 07:30 AM EDT - EAST BROOKFIELD, MASS. (AP) >> Two Worcester County Appaloosa horses are on the mend after suffering injuries in an apparent bear attack. The Telegram & Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1z4ivIl ) 14-year-old Brooke Perry discovered the wounds Friday when she was putting 19-year-old Ozzy and 20-year-old Justin in their East Brookfield barn for the night. Full Story

    Tsarnaev's life on line as defense argues against execution
    04/27/2015 05:51 AM EDT - BOSTON (AP) >> Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's life is on the line as his lawyers return to federal court to make their case that he should be spared the death penalty. Tsarnaev's defense team is set to begin presenting witnesses Monday in the penalty phase of his trial — the stage that will determine whether he is executed or spends the rest of his life behind bars. Full Story

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    Pop star Mariah Carey makes grand entrance for Vegas show

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — For anyone wondering what to expect from Mariah Carey's upcoming series of Las Vegas shows at Caesars Palace beyond her 18 number one hit singles, her grand entrance on Monday provided a hint of what's to come. Full Story