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Apr 26
New rules: Youth skills workers need background checks

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Anyone who works with children at youth skills programs in New Hampshire must have a criminal background check under new rules in effect this year.

Apr 26
Survey released to help farmers prepare for produce rule

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets has released a survey to determine how farmers may be affected by the Food and Drug Administration's new produce safety rule.

Apr 26
All who with children must get criminal background checks

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Anyone who works with children at youth skills programs in New Hampshire must have a criminal background check under new rules in effect this year.

Apr 26
Shumlin opposes bid to tax professional services

MONPELIER, Vermont (AP) - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin says he's against a proposal to extend the sales tax to professional services.

Apr 26
Officials say closing 1 well may end up contaminating others

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - Environmental officials say the closing of a contaminated well near the main runway of the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease may lead to other wells being contaminated with high levels of a harmful chemical.

Apr 26
Late spring complicates already perilous amphibian migration

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Northern New England's annual amphibian migration is always perilous, but critters that cross roads to breed are facing an additional challenge this year: a delayed start after the long winter.

Apr 26
FBI director, Sen. Leahy, give details of Louis Freeh crash

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Officials say former FBI director Louis Freeh was near death in the wake of a car crash near his vacation home in Vermont last August.

Apr 26
Routine stop leads to meth arrest in New Hampshire

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) - Police in Laconia, New Hampshire say a motor vehicle stop for a minor infraction led to a major felony drug arrest.

Apr 26
Fishing Regulators Approve Habitat Changes

Portland, Maine -- Federal fishery regulators say they will keep much-debated protections for Cashes Ledge in the Gulf of Maine in place as part of a broad effort to alter the scope of New England's fishing…

Apr 26
March New Home Sales Slump

Washington -- Purchases of new homes slumped more than forecast in March from a seven-year high, a sign progress in the industry will be halting. Sales dropped 11.4 percent to a four-month low 481,000…

Apr 26
Consumer Confidential: Federal Data-Breach Bill Would Replace Dozens of Stronger State Laws

It's called the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015, and, if passed into law, it would be the first federal rule requiring businesses to let consumers know that their personal information…

Apr 26
Money Talk: A Small Fee Can Have a Large Impact Over Time

Question: What can I do to stop my broker from deducting trading fees from my Roth IRA contributions, which I make monthly? Let's say I invest $420 each month, but the broker takes $7, or $84 a year.…

Apr 26
How London Man May Have Helped Trigger 'Flash Crash'

New York -- He operated from a modest suburban London home he shared with his parents, far from the city's glamorous financial center. He used off-the-shelf software anyone can buy. Yet, if U.S. authorities…

Apr 26
Oil, Gas, Power, Prices

Houston -- In the year since the energy industry last gathered in for its big annual confab in Houston, prices for oil and natural gas took a dive that few, if anyone, saw coming. A chastened parade…

Apr 26
Tech Earnings Push Nasdaq to Record

New York -- Stocks advanced slightly Friday as investors cheered the quarterly results of three large technology companies: Google, Microsoft and Amazon. The modest gains helped close out a relatively…

Apr 26
Thousands Honor Soldiers on 100th Year of Gallipoli Battle

Gallipoli, Turkey -- For the first time at age 95, Bill Grayden has come to Gallipoli, where his father stormed the beach and took a bullet through his lung during the ill-fated British-led World War…

Apr 26
Marathon Bomber Trial Puts Focus on Boston's Muslims

Boston -- Boston's Muslim community has been once again thrust into the spotlight as the death penalty trial of convicted marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev nears its conclusion amid rising concerns of…

Apr 26
Vt. Ban on Trashing Recyclables Looms

Montpelier -- Vermonters should think twice before throwing that empty water bottle in the trash bin. Starting July 1, recyclables such as metal, glass, certain plastics and paper will be banned from…

Apr 26
Maine Faces Casino License Debate

Augusta, Maine -- For a decade, Sen. Linda Valentino's efforts to give Maine more control over the expansion of casinos have fallen short. But with a new report on her side as the state gears up for…

Apr 26
Students to Raffle Restored Mustang

Worcester, Mass. -- From the rotted trunk floor to the broken turn signals, the 1967 Ford Mustang arrived with a failing grade at Worcester Technical High School in late 2012. "My initial reaction when…

Apr 26
After Vt. Vaccination Vote, Senator Defends Decision

Montpelier -- Two days after the Vermont Senate voted to end the philosophical exemption for parents who don't want their kids vaccinated, a senator opposed to the change delivered a tearful address about…

Apr 26
Mass. Gov.: Ride-Share Drivers Should Have Background Checks

Boston -- Drivers for ride-hailing services such as Uber or Lyft would be required to undergo state criminal background checks, and the companies would be required to carry at least $1 million in liability…

Apr 26
FBI Chief, in Vt., Says Bureau Needs Cybercrime Fighters

Burlington -- The head of the FBI used a visit to Vermont to urge college students studying ways to fight cybercrime and conduct digital investigations to take their talents and training to the FBI. …