State officials are moving ahead with funding the first block of projects under Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy's proposed transportation overhaul.

Jane Flavell Collins

The Adams, Massachusetts man suspected of planning an attack on a college campus in support of the Islamic State group is scheduled to be arraigned in federal court Wednesday.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has been stumping for federal legislation to address sexual assault on college campuses for more than a year. Today, ahead of a Senate hearing on the matter, she held a conference call to preview her testimony.

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Supporters of paid family leave in New York say they hope 2016 will be their year, but business groups are urging caution.

A measure to allow all workers in the state 12 weeks of paid leave to take care of a new baby or sick family member was approved in the State Assembly, and two measures gained support in the State Senate, but the issue fell by the wayside in the end of session rush to pass bills and adjourn for the summer.

The Senate sponsor of a two-house bill, Joseph Addabbo of Queens, says he thinks it’s not a question of if the measure will pass, but when.

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A curious child may have exposed a common railroad practice that lawmen fear could be exploited by terrorists.


A 22-year-old North Adams native was shot to death by her ex-boyfriend in Phoenix, according to law enforcement in Arizona.

Stephen Gottlieb: Environmental Time Wasted

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A news director at this station, about a decade ago, wanted me to engage in what some call pack journalism, to talk about whatever was occupying the press’s attention. I understood his point; people’s interest was already peaked. Plus the more people talk about the same things, the more it tends to sink in. But I’ve never liked piling on. If you heard it elsewhere, I feel no need to restate it. I like to bring up something else, or a different perspective. I feel more useful that way.

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

  Dennis Mahoney’s new novel, Bell Weather, is a mystery-adventure about a young woman confronting dangers in a re-imagined, fantastical 18th century. Consider it a big, old-fashioned suspense story set in a strangely familiar world.

Mahoney is also the author of Fellow Mortals, a Booklist Top 10 debut in 2013.

No Boston Olympics: Analysis With Andrew Zimbalist

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The end of the Boston Olympic bid came quickly on Monday when Mayor Marty Walsh announced in the morning he would not sign a host city agreement without assurances that no taxpayer money would be spent on the 2024 games. Then, after a conference with Governor Charlie Baker, officials with the U.S. Olympic Committee announced that Boston was out of the running. Andrew Zimbalist, a professor of economics at Smith College, and the author of Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and World Cup said the events of Monday came rapidly, but were building to a boil-over.