State Wires

Watching for birds: Audubon groups pledge change, diversity

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BOSTON — When Boston socialites Minna Hall and Harriet Hemenway sought to end the slaughter of birds in the name of 19th century high...

19 people indicted on meth, fentanyl trafficking charges

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INDIANAPOLIS — A federal grand jury has indicted 19 people on charges alleging their involvement in a drug-trafficking organization believed to be linked to...

Canadian government rejects virus shots in US border tunnel

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DETROIT — The Canadian government has rejected a creative plan to have Ontario residents line up inside a U.S. border tunnel to tap into...

Biden’s Census nominee promises independence, transparency

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President Joe Biden's nominee to lead the U.S....

Worries over racism, waterways inspire push to rename fish

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Minnesota state Sen. Foung Hawj was...

Biden ends large-scale logging on huge Alaska rainforest

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration said Thursday it is ending large-scale, old-growth timber sales on the nation's largest national forest — the Tongass National...

U.S. Passport Agency ends walk-in service at Vermont office

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ST. ALBANS, Vt. — The U.S. Passport Agency ended it’s no appointment walk-in service at its Vermont’s office after it was overwhelmed by people...

Money in the bank: Child tax credit dollars head to parents

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WASHINGTON — The child tax credit had always been an empty gesture to millions of parents like Tamika Daniel. ...

Police: ‘Double suicide’ at Gianni Versace’s former mansion

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Two men apparently killed themselves, police said, in a suite at the Miami Beach hotel that Gianni Versace turned into...

California blaze erupts near site of deadliest US wildfire

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PULGA, Calif. — A blaze that erupted near the flashpoint of the deadliest wildfire in recent U.S. history was heading away from homes on...