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.
General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progress against infectious diseases and gains in fighting maternal and child illnesses.
The U.S. Congress will soon embark on a high-stakes budget negotiation with President Barack Obama that, if productive, could give Republicans the increased military spending they want and Democrats the increased domestic spending they seek.
Northampton's annual benefit musical festival, Transperformance, celebrated 25 years last night at Pines Theater in Look Park
The defense says Adam Liccardi had consensual sex with the woman and stayed behind to comfort her after she was raped by one of his friends
The state Department of Transportation has ordered that the West Oxbow Road Bridge be shut down because of structural damage