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Massachusetts House and Senate approve a $58B state budget deal

By STEVE LeBLANC Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts House and Senate approved a $58 billion state budget deal Friday that includes a plan for free community colleges and would allow the Massachusetts Lottery to move some of its products online. The budget would set aside ...

Vermont farmers take stock after losing crops to flooding two years in a row

By LISA RATHKE Associated Press BARNET, Vt. (AP) — Exactly one year to the date of last year's severe flooding in Vermont, Joe's Brook Farm was flooded again by the remnants of Hurricane Beryl. This time it was worse. Workers were able to harvest some of the produce before last week's ...

Alabama names Bryant-Denny Stadium field after Nick Saban

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama football teams will soon be playing on Saban Field. University trustees approved a resolution naming the field at Bryant-Denny Stadium after former coach Nick Saban on Friday. Saban, who now works for ESPN and holds an office at the stadium, retired from ...

Federal appeals court blocks remainder of Biden’s student debt relief plan

By ANNIE MA Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court blocked the implementation of the Biden administration's student debt relief plan, which would have lowered monthly payments for millions of borrowers. In a ruling Thursday, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals granted ...