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Stocks end lower ahead of first debate between Trump, Biden

Stocks ended with moderate losses Tuesday as investors waited for the first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden. Banks, energy companies and stocks that depend on consumer spending had some of the biggest losses. The price of oil fell 3.2%, dragging much ...

EWG Action Fund recognizes Kuster and Pappas for perfect scores

Congresswoman Annie Kuster and Congressman Chris Pappas are announcing their recognition by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Action Fund for their leadership on combating PFAS contamination. The EWG Action Fund last week released their report scoring every member of the U.S. House of ...

Hassan discusses strengthening North Country economy

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan discussed the importance of strengthening the North Country economy and expanding affordable housing during a virtual tour of PAK Solutions in Lancaster. PAK Solutions is a manufacturer and distributer of flexible packaging products and employs 87 ...

Delegation announces $557K to N.H. Community Loan Fund

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) the award of $557,000 in federal funding to the New ...

Invasive pest spotted lanternfly found in NH, Massachusetts

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An invasive pest considered to be a threat to a variety agricultural, ornamental, and hardwood crops was found at a New Hampshire nursery and in two towns in eastern Massachusetts this month. Two dead specimens of the spotted lanternfly were identified in Milford and ...

Titans have NFL’s 1st COVID-19 outbreak; next game still on

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans won't be back inside their building until Saturday at the earliest because of eight positive tests for the coronavirus, the first outbreak to hit the NFL as it tries to play a full schedule amid the pandemic. Tennessee is scheduled to host ...

COVID-19 cases rising among US children as schools reopen

After preying heavily on the elderly in the spring, the coronavirus is increasingly infecting American children and teens in a trend authorities say appears fueled by school reopenings and the resumption of sports, playdates and other activities. Children of all ages now make up 10% of all ...

Unfriendly skies: Airline workers brace for mass layoffs

DETROIT (AP) — The worries are growing for United Airlines flight attendant Jordy Comeaux. In a few days, he'll be among roughly 40,000 airline workers whose jobs are likely to evaporate in an industry decimated by the coronavirus pandemic. Unless Congress acts to help for a second time, ...

Outbreak: Governor urges Vermonters not to become complacent

Gov. Phil Scott on Tuesday urged Vermonters not to become complacent about the coronavirus as an uptick in cases is expected in the country in the coming colder months and with the number of cases growing in recent weeks in the Northeast and Quebec. Vermont had a total of 50 cases from Sept. ...

Video reviews overturn 42% rate; Boston most successful

NEW YORK (AP) — Video reviews overturned 42.4% of calls checked during Major League Baseball's shortened regular season, down slightly from 44% in 2019. Boston was the most successful team, gaining overturned calls on 10 of 13 challenges for 76.9%. The Chicago White Sox were second, ...

Rhode Island minimum wage to go up by $1, rising to $11.50

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island minimum wage will increase by $1 this week rising to $11.50 per hour. The pay raise approved earlier this year is less than some advocates say is needed and larger than some businesses say they can afford, the Providence Journal reported. The ...

Police shut down club they said violated coronavirus rules

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police shut down a Providence club for what authorities described as a "blatant disregard" for coronavirus rules, like social distancing and capacity limits. Police served the Revel Lounge and Bistro with a cease and desist order early Sunday, the Providence Journal ...

Police searching for man for assault in Boston Public Garden

BOSTON (AP) — Police are looking for a man they say assaulted a woman in the Public Garden in downtown Boston and tried to take off her clothes. Boston police said in a statement posted online that a woman told authorities she was walking in the park early Monday when a man placed his hand ...

Eggs of pesky invasive insect found in Maine

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Agriculture authorities in Maine said Tuesday that the eggs of an invasive insect that could harm crops have been located in the state. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry said egg masses of the spotted lanternfly have been found on trees in ...

UMaine will rename building named for eugenics advocate

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The name of a former university president and scientist who advocated for eugenics and helped obscure the health risks of tobacco will be removed from a building at the University of Maine. The board voted Monday to remove Clarence Cook Little's name from Little Hall ...

Maine seeks to end jail outbreaks; a gathering causes worry

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Authorities in Maine are recommending that every county jail in the state set up a COVID-19 testing plan as the state continues to grapple with a large outbreak at a jail in Alfred. An outbreak at York County Jail has sickened more than 80 people. It's connected with a ...

Ex-Sanders staffers promote Biden to Latinos in Iowa, Nevada

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Former staffers from Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign want to harness strong support for the Vermont senator among Hispanics to bolster Joe Biden in two battleground states that could prove critical in November's election. Nuestro PAC is launching a 30-second ...

Ammo inside burning home shoots out and injures fire chief

HINESBURG, Vt. (AP) — A fire chief suffered a minor injury when ammunition inside a burning home shot out and hit him, officials said. Firefighters responded to the fire in Hinesburg, Vermont, shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. No one was home at the time, WCAX-TV reported. The ...

Prosecutor: Huawei defense turning US extradition into trial

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian prosecutor says by requesting the inclusion of additional evidence the defense team for a Chinese executive wanted in the United States is coming close to turning an extradition hearing into a trial. Canada arrested the chief financial officer ...