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Young bear spotted relaxing on a hammock in a Vermont yard

WAITSFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Noah and Kristen Dweck have seen a number of black bears around their home in Vermont but this was a first: a bear relaxing on their hammock. Noah Dweck took iPhone video of two young bears in their yard in Waitsfield on Tuesday with one sitting on the swinging hammock ...

US inflation cooled in May in a sign that price pressures may be easing

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation in the United States eased in May for a second straight month, a hopeful sign that an acceleration of prices that occurred early this year may have passed. The trend, if it holds, could move the Federal Reserve closer ...

Rhode Island lawmakers approve bill to ban “captive hunting” operations

By STEVE LeBLANC Associated Press Lawmakers have approved legislation that would let Rhode Island join the more than half of states with a full or partial ban on "captive hunting" — a hunt that occurs within a structure designed to restrict the free movement of animals and prevent them ...

Rulli’s win in Ohio will grow GOP’s razor-thin majority in the US House

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican state Sen. Michael Rulli won a special election Tuesday in eastern Ohio for a U.S. House seat that has sat vacant for months, expanding the GOP's narrow majority in the congressional chamber. Rulli, 55, defeated ...