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Man charged in plot to bring cocaine to Vermont from Peru

A 39-year-old Montreal man is facing a cocaine trafficking charge that was part of a broader effort to transport 1,500 kilos (3,300 pounds) of the drug from Peru to Vermont, federal court documents sa...

Justice Department sues Vermont medical center over abortion

The U.S. Justice Department filed a civil lawsuit Wednesday against the University of Vermont Medical Center alleging it forces staff members who object to abortion on religious grounds to participate...

Orphanage investigation finds no crimes, but abuse occurred

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s top law enforcement officer said Monday a two-year investigation into allegations of murder at a long-closed Burlington orphanage found no evidence of such crimes and ...

As hospitals cope with a COVID-19 surge, cyber threats loom

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — By late morning on Oct. 28, staff at the University of Vermont Medical Center noticed the hospital’s phone system wasn’t working. Then the internet went down, ...

Virus imperils AA co-founder's birthplace, a virtual shrine

EAST DORSET, Vt. (AP) — The shrinelike birthplace of one of the two Vermont natives who founded Alcoholics Anonymous is in danger of closing, another victim of the restrictions made necessary by the c...

COVID outbreak among migrant apple pickers contained

Vermont's top public health official said Tuesday the outbreak of COVID-19 among apple pickers in Addison County has been contained and there is no threat to the public. Speaking at...

Experts worry as US virus restrictions are eased or violated

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State and local officials around the U.S. are rolling back social-distancing rules again after an abortive effort over the summer, allowing bars, restaurants and gyms to open. ...

Canadian man pleads guilty in human smuggling case on border

A Montreal man has pleaded guilty to a federal charge that he led an organization that smuggled people into the U.S. from Canada along the Vermont and New York borders, court records show. ...

Ruling renews fairness debate in Boston Marathon bomber case

“Boston Strong” remains a “vibrant” rallying cry more than seven years after the marathon bombing killed three people and injured more than 260 others, a federal appeals court noted as it threw out th...

States eager to expand broadband, wary of CARES Act deadline

Fearful of losing federal pandemic dollars, officials from states across the country are rushing to finish projects by the end of the year aimed at expanding broadband internet into underserved areas....

Canadian court invalidates asylum agreement with the US

A Canadian court Wednesday invalidated the country’s Safe Third Country Agreement with the United States, ruling elements of the law violate Canadian constitutional guarantees of life, liberty and sec...

Forsooth: COVID brings Shakespeare to Vermont backyards

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — On an idyllic summer evening not far from the shore of Lake Champlain, the immortal words of William Shakespeare float from a lush backyard, professionally performed -- for an a...

Maine, Vermont next in fight over aid to religious schools

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court decision that says states can’t cut religious schools out of programs that send public money to private education could breathe new life into efforts to fo...

Tattoo artist sees bump in desire to erase hateful skin art

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont tattoo artist who has long offered free removal or covering of hateful skin art like swastikas, SS lightning bolts or the words “white power” says he’s seen an upti...

Virus rules tighten illegal immigration on northern border

Five Mexican citizens apprehended this week after illegally entering the United States in remote northern Maine were returned to Canada within hours under a rule put into place as part of the U.S. gov...