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Vermont's governor is also one of its top stock car racers

In this July 6, 2017 photo, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott walks beside his stock car at the Thunder Road race track in Barre, Vt., where he won the evening's 50-lap feature race, his 30th lifetime win. Scott spends most of his time working as governor, but he still tries to race whenever he can.

Gov. Phil Scott ducks into a trailer, trades his business suit for a racing jumpsuit, climbs into his modified Chevrolet and heads for Thunder Road.

Months needed for additional study of Dakota Access pipeline

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2016, file photo, heavy equipment works at a site where sections of the Dakota Access pipeline are being buried near the town of St. Anthony in Morton County, N.D. The Army Corps of Engineers says additional environmental review of the already-operating pipeline ordered by a judge in June 2017 is likely to take the rest of the year. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)

Additional environmental review of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline is likely to take the rest of the year to complete, U.S. officials said in court documents in which they also advocate for keeping the line operating during the study.


The Latest: Several hundred evacuate Arcadia flooding

The Latest on flooding in Wisconsin, Minnesota (all times local):


10-year-old boy trips over 1.2M-year-old fossil in desert

A boy's misstep on a family hike in New Mexico has given the world a prehistoric wonder.


Trial date set for case linked to "S-Town" podcast

An Alabama man featured in the hit podcast "S-Town" is scheduled to go on trial in October on charges related to events in the story.


9 Legionnaires' disease cases connected to Graceland hotel

Health officials say the number of people diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease in an outbreak at the hotel at Graceland has risen to nine.


What to drive on Mars? Rover to be displayed at DC museum

The type of vehicle that could explore the surface of Mars is going on display in Washington.


Teenaged Burundi robotics team missing after competition in DC

Six teenage members of the Burundi robotics team have been reported missing after competing in an international competition in Washington.


NY transit officials chew on possible ban on subway snacks

New York transit officials are chewing on the notion of a subway snacking ban — and that's heating up the political rhetoric.


Mother of boy found dead on porch to remain in jail

The mother whose 3-year-old son was found dead on the porch of their North Carolina home likely will stay in jail until her trial.


By embracing Russia, Trump bumps up against top advisers

President Donald Trump's persistent overtures toward Russia are placing him increasingly at odds with his national security and foreign policy advisers, who have long urged a more cautious approach to dealing with the foreign adversary.


Lawsuit: Ohio police shooting of black man wasn't justified

A lawsuit alleges Ohio police shot and mortally wounded a black man without justification and conspired to provide misleading information about the July 7 confrontation.


Agency: More inmates may be disciplined in Iowa prison fight

About 80 inmates at an Iowa maximum security prison could face disciplinary action in connection to a large fight this month, a far greater number of people than the state corrections department has publicly said were directly involved in the melee, the agency has told The Associated Press.


US lawsuit: Ohio city let sewage into Lake Erie tributaries

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department have sued the Ohio city of Cleveland Heights, saying it allowed raw sewage to flow into Lake Erie tributaries.


AP Exclusive: US hotel, NFL arena may sport flammable panels

In promotional brochures, a U.S. company boasted of the "stunning visual effect" its shimmering aluminum panels created in an NFL stadium, an Alaskan high school…


Super PAC launches another ad in heated Alabama Senate race

A super PAC supporting incumbent Sen. Luther Strange launched another ad spotlighting U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks' past criticisms of President Donald Trump in a bid to keep the conservative congressman out of a runoff in Alabama's heated Senate primary.


Mudslides, flooding impact travel in Minnesota, Wisconsin

Heavy rain is flooding roads and causing mudslides in southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.


Florida house where OJ Simpson lived listed for $1.3 million

What happened to the Florida home where O.J. Simpson lived with his children after his acquittal in the death of his ex-wife and her friend?


Firefighter reprimanded for reselling free Disney passes

A Florida firefighter has been suspended without pay for reselling Walt Disney World tickets given to first responders after the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.