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Group gets harvester for milfoil on Vermont’s Lake Bomoseen

CASTLETON, Vt. (AP) — It’s hoped that a mechanical harvester can help reduce the amount of Eurasian milfoil that clogs Vermont’s Lake Bomoseen during the summer. The Lake Bomoseen Association has purchased a harvester for the Eurasian milfoil weed that is threatening to take over the lake, located in the town of Castleton. The Rutland Herald reports that the invasive […]

Pothole-plagued Mound Road gets $98M in US funds for repair

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A metropolitan Detroit road whose crumbling condition is a social media joke is getting a $98 million fix. The Ann Arbor News reports that the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the money for the Mound Road Industrial Corridor Technology and Innovation Project. It targets the eight-lane, 30-year-old thoroughfare between M-59 and Interstate 696. Democratic U.S. […]

Trump disrupts G-7 gender equality meeting by arriving late

LA MALBAIE, Quebec (AP) — President Donald Trump arrived late for a gender equality meeting at an international summit, prompting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to kick it off without waiting for “stragglers” to arrive. Trump created a distraction when he walked in late for Saturday’s breakfast meeting during the Group of Seven summit of leading industrialized nations being held […]

Ceremony planned for first school in state named for Obama

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — New Haven will soon be home to what’s expected to be Connecticut’s first school named after former President Barack Obama. A groundbreaking is planned Thursday for the Barack H. Obama Magnet University School. The K-4 facility will be located at Southern Connecticut State University. School board President Darnell Goldson says there was originally interest in […]

Hereditary is catnip for fans of slow-burn horror movies

/ Creepy kid is creepy. Share this story Every summer, stowed between the latest sequel to ComicBook Man Saves Everything and Johnny Depp Fights Special FX, Hollywood tries to sneak at least one interesting horror film into cineplexes. This week, we get Hereditary, a brilliant (and rare) mid-summer take on the slow-burn horror genre. What, exactly, constitutes a slow-burn horror […]

How did hacker Adrian Lamo die? Medical examiner couldn’t figure it out

Share this story Further Reading Forensic pathologists in Kansas who examined the body of , the hacker who famously turned in Chelsea Manning to military authorities back in 2010, have been unable to figure out what led to his death. In 2004, Lamo pleaded guilty to hacking The New York Times, among other entities. He was sentenced to two years […]

Anheuser-Busch pulls millions from controversial NIH alcohol study

Share this story Beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev from overseen by the National Institutes of Health that aimed to assess the health effects of moderate alcohol consumption, according to a report by The New York Times. Further Reading The 10-year, $100 million study had faced mounting criticism and was recently halted over concerns about how large beverage makers, including AB InBev, […]