• In this May 27, 2016 photo, Zachariah Fike, founder of the organization Purple Hearts Reunited, holds in St. Albans, Vt., a certificate issued to a World War I service member wounded in battle. Fike's Vermont-based non-profit group Purple Hearts Reunited is working to return 100 medals and certificates by next April, the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I. Over the years the organization has returned hundreds of lost Purple Hearts and other medals to the people who won them or their descendants. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)

    A veteran’s race against time to return WWI Purple Hearts

    ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — A group that seeks to reunite lost Purple Hearts with service members or their descendants is embarking on an ambitious project: to return 100 such medals or certificates earned in World War I before the 100th anniversary next April of the United States’ entry into the conflict.

  • In this Dec. 13, 2011, snowboarder Kevin Pearce hits the slopes in Breckenridge, Colo., for the first time in almost two years. A near-fatal halfpipe crash while training for the 2010 Olympics ended Pearce's snowboarding career and changed his life forever. In May 2016, Pearce is still recovering. He learning how to cope with his traumatic brain injury, and now is helping other traumatic brain injury survivors do the same. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

    Injured snowboarder helps other brain injury survivors

    LINCOLN, Vt. (AP) — A near-fatal halfpipe crash while training for the 2010 Olympics ended Kevin Pearce’s snowboarding career and changed his life forever. Six years later, Pearce, 28, continues to cope with his traumatic brain injury that he will carry with him for the rest of his life and he’s helping other survivors do the same.

  • England's Marcus Rashford, right, celebrates his goal with teammates during the International friendly soccer match between England and Australia at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England, Friday, May 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

    Man United sensation Rashford scores on England debut

    SUNDERLAND, England (AP) — He scored on his Manchester United debut, on his Premier League debut and in his first Manchester derby.

  • In this photo taken Wednesday May 18, 2016 wildlife biologists Evan Grant holds a type of salamander, the red-spotted newt, from Beebe Pond in Sunderland, Vt. Grant is one of many from the U.S. Geological Survey team of scientists studying salamanders across the county to determine weather a deadly fungus is infecting the species in the U.S.(AP Photo/Jim Cole)

    Saving salamanders: Searching for signs of a deadly fungus

    SUNDERLAND, Vt. (AP) — Holding a sandwich bag containing a squirming, Eastern red-spotted newt, Evan Grant inspects its shiny skin for signs of a killer.

  • In this May 5, 2015 file photo, Boston Red Sox former pitcher Bill "Spaceman" Lee runs onto the field to join former teammates during pre-game ceremonies at Fenway Park in Boston. Lee said in May 2016 that he is running for governor in Vermont as a member of the Liberty Union party. He said he's a "pragmatic, conservative, forward thinker," supports legalizing marijuana, a single-payer health care system and paid family leave. Lee pitched for the Red Sox from 1969 to 1978, and was inducted into the team's Hall of Fame in 2008. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

    Ex-MLB player bidding to become next Vermont governor

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A former Major League Baseball player is running for governor in Vermont as a member of the Liberty Union party, which bills itself as nonviolent and socialist.