A federal appeals court has sided with Entergy in a legal battle over the future of Vermont Yankee. The court ruled the Vermont legislature does not have the authority to shut down the nuclear power plant. That authority lies solely with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Justice Susan Carney wrote that her agreement with the opinion was reluctant, but the court must honor the provisions of the federal Atomic Energy Act. The controversial plant is located just north of the Massachusetts border on the Connecticut River.
A physician with Doctors Without Borders who returned to New York City from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola.
The U.S. has started new restrictions on those coming from the countries hardest hit by the deadly virus.
Students at Frontier, Deerfield and Sunderland Elementary schools were placed in a so-called shelter place this morning, following a threat made to Frontier High School
Sears will lay off at least 5,457 employees and close more than 100 stores, many before Christmas.