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David Ortiz
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Massachusetts officials are moving to name a bridge in honor of retiring Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz.

Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland
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Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland has reported to a federal prison in New York to begin serving a 2 ½-year sentence for campaign fraud.

The Federal Aviation Administration says two small planes collided in the air then crashed in western New York south of Buffalo.

Jose Fernandez
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The Miami Marlins have canceled Sunday's home game against the Atlanta Braves following the death of pitcher Jose Fernandez.

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Sen. Charles Schumer says wireless emergency alerts should include photos — that includes the one sent to millions of New Yorkers last week about a bombing suspect.

Authorities say a fifth person has died following a shooting at a shopping mall north of Seattle.

An attorney for a former Newtown, Connecticut teacher who brought a loaded gun to school says his client bought the weapon after receiving threatening messages from conspiracy theorists claiming the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre never occurred.

A 20-year-old college student's design is being considered to replace an upstate New York village's official logo, which appears to show a white man throttling an Indian.

The U.S. Drought Monitor map of the Northeast from Sept. 20.
http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home/RegionalDroughtMonitor.aspx?northeast

Private wells across the Northeast are drying up in the face of a punishing drought over the past few months.

The Connecticut Supreme Court will hear an expedited appeal of a landmark court ruling declaring the state's education funding system unconstitutional.

Statistics released by Governor Dannel Malloy’s administration show that Connecticut has decreased its number of prison inmates aged 18 to 21 years old by 54 percent over the last seven years.

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A construction status report from the developer of Hartford's Dunkin' Donuts Park has revealed several deficiencies with the yet-to-be-completed minor league baseball stadium.

Connecticut's attorney general will appeal a landmark court ruling declaring the state's education funding system unconstitutional and calling for reforms.

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Connecticut authorities say 11 Hartford police officers got sick when they were exposed to heroin and fentanyl during a drug bust.

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State auditors say the University of Connecticut has been misusing state money that was earmarked for maintenance, diverting it instead to renovation and construction projects.

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Railroad cars equipped with bars for serving alcohol are returning to commuter trains between New York City and Connecticut, restoring a tradition dating back 50 years.

Massachusetts State Senator Thomas McGee
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Massachusetts Democrats will be picking a new leader this fall. State Sen. Thomas McGee says he will not seek re-election as chairman of the state's Democratic party after serving in the post for three years.

A Connecticut Superior Court judge has ruled that the state's education funding system is irrational and unconstitutional.

An 11-year-old legal fight over education funding in Connecticut comes to a head Wednesday, when a Superior Court judge is scheduled to rule from the bench on whether the state has done enough to support its poorer school systems.

Monarch Butterfly
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Massachusetts highways may soon become havens for monarch butterflies and other declining insect populations.

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The Connecticut Department of Insurance has released its rulings on rate requests filed by a dozen health insurers and some still include double-digit increases for consumers.

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner Leo Roy
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The two top officials at Massachusetts’ Department of Conservation and Recreation were placed on unpaid leave for a week for the inappropriate use of public resources at a private party.

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The University of Connecticut's incoming freshman class is the most diverse in school history. UConn released its annual enrollment figures Tuesday.

Thirteen people have been shot and wounded at a house party in Connecticut.

A school safety group says Massachusetts had more hoax bomb threats during the last school year than any other state.

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With concern heightened around Vermont over the issue of heavy rains contributing to sewage overflows, a legislative committee is set to consider new rules dealing with that issue.

Senator Chuck Schumer
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Sen. Charles Schumer says the recent scare at Kennedy Airport raises "disturbing" questions about the facility's vulnerability to an actual attack.

The U.S. Drought Monitor's Northeast map for August 16, 2016
http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/data/jpg/20160816/20160816_northeast_trd.jpg

The drought affecting the Northeast United States is getting worse in some areas.

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A man has died after being hit by a lightning strike that also injured four other people gathered around a park bench in New York's Hudson Valley.

Donald Trump
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is bringing his campaign to Connecticut once again. Saturday's planned 7:30 p.m. rally at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield marks the first time the businessman has campaigned in the state since becoming the GOP's nominee.

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