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Adams Terror Suspect Pleads Not Guilty To Weapons And Assault Charges

The Adams, Massachusetts man suspected of planning an attack on a college campus in support of the Islamic State group was arraigned in Springfield’s U.S. District Court this morning. Alexander Ciccolo pleaded not guilty to weapons and assault charges.
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Legal Proceedings Continue In Wake Of Prison Escape

One case was resolved Tuesday with a plea agreement, but there will still be more legal proceedings in the wake of the escape of Richard Matt and David Sweat from the Clinton Correctional facility.
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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission held a scoping meeting on Kinder Morgan’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline in Pittsfield Tuesday. State lawmakers are calling on the agency to give those who may be impacted by the project more time to review it.

The New York state police major who led the manhunt for two killers who broke out of a prison said the surviving escapee is still cooperating with investigators a month after his capture.

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A western New York arrested on a charge of attempting to support the Islamic State group has been ordered held without bail pending a hearing Friday.

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The drought in California has gone on so long, and is so severe, that it's beginning to change the way people are designing residential communities — in unexpected ways, and unexpected places.

Planning is under way, for instance, for one of the first eco-friendly communities in California's predominantly agricultural Central Valley.

The site is in the town of Reedley, 30 miles southeast of Fresno.

There were a number of factors that distinguished Reedley, says Curt Johansen, the San Francisco developer who's spearheading the project.

Iran has the potential to be a boom market for American tech companies. The majority of the population is under 30 and well educated, and over half the country has access to the Internet.

Many businesses have to wait until more sanctions are lifted, but certain tech companies can already go into Iran legally because the U.S. has lifted sanctions on various communication technology. They just aren't sure they want to.

Summertime is the perfect time to indulge in a refreshing cocktail on a balmy night. But before you reach for that minty mojito or sweet sangria, consider stepping out of your modern-day comfort zone and going back to the drinks of 100 years ago.

"Some of the best cocktails that we think about today — the martini, the daiquiri, the Manhattan — those all came out between the 1860s and Prohibition," says Derek Brown, an award-winning mixologist who has studied the history of alcohol in America.

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The remains of a World War II fighter pilot identified 70 years after he died in the Pacific have arrived in upstate New York for burial.

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