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Man hurt when home in rural Wisconsin explodes has died, authorities say

LAFAYETTE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man who was pulled out of his home after it exploded has died, authorities said Wednesday. The Walworth County sheriff's office identified the victim as Leland Holden in a post on its Facebook page. Holden, 68, was found Tuesday afternoon by first ...

Work proceeds on utility corridor that was subject of fierce debate in Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Workers are installing hundreds of utility poles and stringing power lines on them as construction proceeds on a much-delayed project to bring Canadian hydropower-generated electricity to 1 million homes in New England. A report filed with state regulators this week ...

Maryland OKs $50.3M contract for removal of bridge collapse debris

By BRIAN WITTE Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland board led by Gov. Wes Moore approved a $50.3 million emergency contract on Wednesday to pay a Swedish construction company that removed debris from the March collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge. While the work to ...

The US will pay Moderna $176 million to develop an mRNA pandemic flu vaccine

By The Associated Press The U.S. government will pay the vaccine maker Moderna $176 million to accelerate development of a pandemic influenza vaccine that could be used to treat bird flu in people, as concern grows about cases in dairy cows across the country, federal officials announced ...