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Bank of England says sorry for slave links as UK faces past

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England has apologized for the links some of its past governors had with slavery, as a global anti-racism movement sparked by the death of George Floyd forces many British institutions to confront uncomfortable truths about their pasts. The central bank called the ...

Major railroad expansion tearing up Flint Hills in Kansas

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — More than a century after the arrival of the railroads to the Flint Hills of Kansas, a large-scale track expansion is tearing up a scenic stretch in some of the last remaining tallgrass prairie left in the nation. The multiyear project by BNSF Railway to build a ...

Some tribes reopen their casinos despite state opposition

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — Drivers heading down state roads leading to Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun in Connecticut are greeted by flashing warnings: "Avoid Large Crowds" and "Don't Gamble With COVID." Despite having authority to shutter thousands of businesses during the ...

Fitchburg State gets grant to enhance career advising

FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) — Fitchburg State University has received a quarter-million dollar grant to overhaul its career advising program. The $250,000 grant from the David Educational Foundation will enable the university to build a new model for how it provides career advising and related ...

Uncertainty at shipyard as union prepares for contract vote

BATH, Maine (AP) — Bath Iron Works is heading into a week of uncertainty after a union negotiating team rejected the shipbuilder's final offer. Workers will begin voting on the three-year contract on Thursday. After the company issued its final offer Saturday, Machinists Union Local S6, ...

North Branch Construction completes renovation project

PLYMOUTH – North Branch Construction of Concord recently completed the renovation of the 4th floor of Plymouth State University’s Draper & Maynard Building on Main Street in Plymouth. The 4,716 square foot renovation was limited to the fourth floor, while the remaining three floors ...

YMCA camp registration now open

NASHUA This summer, the YMCA of Greater Nashua’s day camp programs offer kids an enriching, learning experience to help them get more out of summer break – more friendships, more accomplishments and more belonging. Camp registration is open and camp starts on June 22. Through a mix of fun ...

Franklin Pierce University offers MBA in accounting

RINDGE – The College of Business at Franklin Pierce University is pleased to announce the creation of a new Accounting specialization in its nationally recognized Master of Business Administration program. The MBA in Accounting will be offered online in Fall 2020, and will prepare students ...

NH Gives shatters previous fundraising records; $3.2 million raised

CONCORD – NH Gives, a 24-hour giving event created by the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits, broke all its previous records in the last 24 hours, raising more in 2020 than it had in the last four years combined. A total of $3,256,784 was raised in 24 hours – including $1 million in the ...

Bank announces promotion

HANOVER – Ledyard National Bank recently announced the promotion of Robert Christensen to senior vice president and commercial banking officer. Christensen joined Ledyard National Bank in 2013 as vice president and commercial loan officer, coming from People’s United Bank, where he ...

Group advocate for excluded farms

CONCORD – NOFA-NH and fifteen farms, agriculture and food system organizations have signed a letter to Governor Sununu, Agricultural Commissioner Jasper, and the GOFERR Advisory Board, urging reconsideration of the CARES Act eligibility criteria, and the creation of a relief package that ...

Beijing closes market, locks down area in new virus outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — The largest wholesale food market in Beijing was shuttered behind police guard and the surrounding neighborhood locked down Saturday after more than 50 people tested positive for the coronavirus in the Chinese capital. The outbreak — coming more than 50 days after the last ...

Treasury chief refusing to disclose recipients of virus aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Building ramparts of secrecy around a $600 billion-plus coronavirus aid program for small businesses, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has moved from delay to denial in refusing outright to disclose the recipients of taxpayer-funded loans. Mnuchin told Congress at a ...

California to allow nail salons to reopen starting June 19

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Some Californians will again be able to get a manicure, a new tattoo or enjoy a massage starting late next week under new state guidance issued Friday. But studios and salons won't look the same when they do open. Workers and customers must wear face masks, adopt ...

Pence hits Pennsylvania to talk comeback at challenging time

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's time to spread the good news. That's the difficult job Vice President Mike Pence undertook Friday as the Trump administration works to make voters feel better about the direction of the country amid a coronavirus pandemic and racial unrest. Pence traveled Friday to ...

Warner Bros. sets late July theatrical release for ‘Tenet’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The closely watched arrival of Christopher Nolan's big-budget sci-fi espionage film "Tenet" will finally happen on July 31, Warner Bros. announced Friday. The studio said it would delay the release by two weeks and instead re-issue Nolan's 2010 sci-fi blockbuster ...