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New York environmental regulators are looking statewide for potential sites of groundwater contamination from a cancer-causing chemical previously used to make Teflon and other products.

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Republican Senate hopeful August Wolf says he's suspending his campaign. In a statement Tuesday, the former Olympian said his campaign fell short of collecting the 8,079 signatures needed to challenge Republican State Representative Dan Carter in Connecticut's August 9 primary.

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Connecticut's current fiscal year is now expected to end June 30 with a larger-than-expected budget deficit.

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A lawyer for Remington Arms has asked a Connecticut judge to dismiss a lawsuit against the gun maker filed by the families of some of the children and adults killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

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Popular daily fantasy sports sites still face uncertainty in New York even after state lawmakers passed legislation designed to regulate them.

The long-forgotten remains of 14 slaves discovered more than a decade ago in upstate New York have been reburied.

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The New York Legislature has adjourned following votes to extend Mayor Bill de Blasio's control of New York City schools for one year.

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A woman whose 6-year-old daughter was killed in the 2012 shooting at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School is expressing her grief over the Orlando nightclub shooting that left 49 victims dead.

A Muslim group in suburban New York says a decision to give landmark status to a house it had planned to use as a mosque is less about historical preservation and more about putting up barriers to their plans.

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says financially distressed colleges facing potential closure should be required to tell students the school may shut down.

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The Department of Motor Vehicles says that about 50,000 incorrect car tax bills will be mailed to drivers in Connecticut due to a computer error.

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A Haitian national whom federal authorities tried to deport repeatedly before he fatally stabbed a Connecticut woman last year has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for her murder.

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One person has been injured in an explosion at a manufacturing plant.

Two police officers have been injured in a wild police chase.

New York State's Health Department says the average level of the toxic chemical PFOA in the blood of 2,000 Hoosick Falls residents was about 10 times that of the general population.

A Catskills swimming hole has gotten so popular that the state has enacted emergency regulations to protect the area.

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New York lawmakers are considering legislation that would limit the amount of prescription opioid drugs patients can get after an initial visit to the doctor's office, part of an effort to curb a statewide addiction crisis.

A new rule is in effect to prevent invasive insects from entering Vermont's forests on untreated firewood.

Democratic officials have rejected Bernie Sanders' request to remove two high-profile Hillary Clinton supporters from leadership positions at the party's summer convention.

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About 3,000 people are expected to take part in the Vermont City Marathon in Burlington.

Officials are expected to begin the task of raising the wreckage of a vintage World War II plane that crashed into the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, killing the pilot.

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University of Connecticut leaders have put off plans to boost enrollment at the state's flagship university as they prepare a budget for the 2017 fiscal year.

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New York state is making a new investment in helping first responders train for oil fires.

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A University of Massachusetts laboratory that tests ticks that people find on themselves or their pets for diseases is stepping up its efforts as tick season kicks into high gear.

New York state has opened its campgrounds in the Adirondacks and Catskills to public use for the season.

In a tragic start to Preakness day, the winner of the first race at Pimlico Race Course has died on his walk back to the barn.

A former Connecticut judicial marshal has pleaded guilty to coercing prostitutes into sex and agreed to serve one year in prison.

New York's comptroller says Best Buy and Nordstrom have agreed to increasingly use renewable energy in their operations and supply chains.

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker wants to devote more than $1 billion to affordable housing over the next five years with the goal of preserving or creating 5,000 units.

Senate leaders are putting the finishing touches on a nearly $40 billion state budget.

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