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Crews are searching for a boater in Lake St. Catherine in Vermont.

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New York's Department of Motor Vehicles is urging people to get a Real ID when they renew their driver's license to avoid having to make another trip to the DMV.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is directing the state university system to continue policies that promote racial diversity among students after the Trump administration said the federal government will let schools leave race out of admission decisions.

Vermont is preparing to regulate a new health insurance option offered by Republican President Trump's administration, citing concerns the plans may not be financially solvent and may leave consumers vulnerable to fraud.

The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees is expected to approve the sale of the university's former West Hartford branch campus to a global financial technology company for $5.2 million.

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An appeals court is blocking the release of New York City police body camera footage at least until it hears arguments in November.

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New York state has $525,000 in grants available for tree-planting projects.

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Authorities say a police officer opened fire on a man who struck him with his car in western Massachusetts.

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A 29-year-old New York state trooper slain during a domestic call is being remembered as standout football player at his old college.

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Governor Charlie Baker is planning to sign a bill that would allow for the temporary removal of firearms from people considered a danger to themselves or others.

Vermont's plan to pay people up to $10,000 to move to the state and work remotely might be working a little too well.

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With sky-high temperatures in the forecast Vermont's largest electric utility is warning people about the dangers of swimming near hydroelectric facilities.


New Yorkers are at odds over a new program that's taking away hundreds of public parking spaces and doling them out to companies that rent out cars by the hour.

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The head of Connecticut's prison system is promising improved care as his department takes over the inmates' health system from the University of Connecticut.

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Municipalities with infrastructure projects that protect or improve local water quality can get some of the $275 million in funding available from New York state.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration has dropped a proposal to build a tunnel under Long Island Sound.

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The New York Police Department has deployed counterterrorism teams to media organizations in response to the shooting at a newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland.

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Hartford has settled a lawsuit filed by a former police officer who alleged she was sexually harassed by fellow officers and demoted for speaking out.

The NAACP is suing Connecticut over how it counts inmates when crafting legislative districts, arguing it weakens urban districts.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that allows immigrant parents to designate a "standby guardian" for their children if the parent is detained in New York or faces deportation.

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is planning to sign a bill that would increase the minimum wage, require paid leave for workers and mandate an annual August sales tax holiday.

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Three recently suspended or retired Massachusetts State Police troopers have been arrested and accused of stealing government funds for putting in for overtime shifts they didn't work.

U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan singled out President Donald Trump's support as key to his fending off a tough Republican primary challenge Tuesday from Michael Grimm, a former congressman who appeared on the verge of a political comeback 3½ years after resigning to serve prison time for tax fraud.

A defendant-turned-cooperator at a corruption trial says his construction company was in the "driver's seat" in the bidding process for New York state's Buffalo Billion redevelopment plan.

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Primary voters are going to the polls Tuesday in New York to pick Congressional candidates.

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A former president of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute was alternately portrayed as a hero or a scoundrel at the opening of a corruption trial Monday over upstate construction projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

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A retrial is set to begin for ex-New York Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son on corruption charges.

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A former top official in the New York Democratic Party is kicking off an independent run for governor.

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Republican Gov. Phil Scott vetoed a second budget bill Thursday night over property taxes.

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President Donald Trump's foundation served as a personal piggy bank for his businesses, legal bills and presidential campaign, New York's attorney general said Wednesday as she sued the charity, Trump and three of his children.