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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says she's backing Hillary Clinton for president. Healey becomes the highest profile Democrat in the state to throw her support behind the Democratic front-runner.

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U.S. Sen. Edward Markey says he's backing the nuclear deal with Iran, calling it the best tool to secure a nuclear weapon-free Iran.

Markey, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he's fought the spread of nuclear weapons throughout his career. Markey said he's also supported Israel's right to defend itself.

Markey holds the Senate seat formerly held by Secretary of State John Kerry, who worked to hammer out the deal.

Markey joins other members of the state's all-Democratic congressional delegation in backing the deal.

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The mayor of a Connecticut city where a 7-month-old boy was thrown to his death off a bridge is considering installing netting or other safety measures on the 90-foot-high span.

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Officials say some 14,000 Massachusetts residents who were victims of an alleged pyramid scheme will receive money from a settlement reached with a Fitchburg bank.

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Connecticut's attorney general has proposed selling the replica of a historic slave ship to a nonprofit in order to pay its $2.2 million debt.

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New York is joining more than 20 other states in prohibiting the sale of powdered alcohol.

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Fort Ticonderoga has launched its newly acquired tour boat and is offering weekend excursions on Lake Champlain through the Columbus Day weekend.

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Massachusetts shoppers looking for summer dog day deals are expected to crowd local stores for another sales tax holiday this weekend.

A federal official says no distress call was made from a small plane that crashed in the Adirondack Mountains, killing four people in a fiery wreck.

A Springfield company has submitted the apparent low bid of $8.2 million to build a new South End Community Center, replacing one destroyed in a tornado four years ago.

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