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A prosecutor says New York's former assembly speaker took millions of dollars in kickbacks, but his lawyer insists the money wasn't a bribe.

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Nearly $175 million in federal funding aimed at improving communities and providing affordable housing has been awarded to New York state.

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Gov. Charlie Baker is calling for a discussion about lowering the state's 6.25 percent sales tax, but he isn't offering any specifics.


A U.S. Senate candidate is suing the city of Cambridge, saying officials violated his First Amendment rights by demanding he remove a sign from a campaign bus that read: "Only a REAL INDIAN Can Defeat the Fake Indian."

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A group representing local police chiefs is calling for passage of a bill that would allow firearms to be taken from people who show unstable or potentially dangerous behavior.

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The Tony Awards race this year seems to be dominated by big established brands — Disney's "Frozen," J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter," Tina Fey's "Mean Girls" and Nickelodeon's "SpongeBob SquarePants."

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The second trial for New York's former assembly speaker is likely to be a repeat of a 2015 trial but with language that will conform to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling narrowing the definition of corruption.

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The planned creation of 1,600 megawatts of offshore wind power should create over 3,000 "job years" during construction over the next ten years and generate between $675 million and $800 million in direct economic output in Massachusetts.

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A Massachusetts church building made famous by the 1967 Arlo Guthrie song "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" is reopening after some recently completed upgrades.

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Legislation is advancing to the Senate that adds Connecticut to a group of states wanting to pool their Electoral College votes for the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote.

Authorities say three people were on board a small plane that crashed in central Massachusetts, but no injuries were reported.

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One of the three Democrats mounting a challenge to Republican Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is dropping from the race. Former Newton Mayor Setti Warren said Thursday he is withdrawing his candidacy because he has been unable to raise enough money.

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An attorney says a Massachusetts judge should not lose his job for a relationship with a social worker that included sexual acts in his chambers.

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Students and parents upset over the impending closure of Mount Ida College in Newton packed a public meeting to voice their frustrations before members of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education.

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Democrats won two special elections for the New York state Senate Tuesday but Republicans will remain in charge of the chamber after a key Democratic senator who has sided with Republicans announced that he'll stay put.

Connecticut lawmakers want to learn more about the future plans for the state's cable TV and online public affairs network.

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School officials say a group of Western Connecticut State University students are ill from an unknown virus.

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State lawmakers in New York are examining a legislative proposal to give terminally ill people the right to seek life-ending medication from their physician.

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New York's Indian Point Unit 2 nuclear power plant has returned to service after a month-long scheduled outage for refueling and maintenance.

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A television actress best known for playing a young Superman's close friend pleaded not guilty Friday to sex trafficking after federal prosecutors said she worked as a slave "master" recruiting unsuspecting women to a cult-like group led by a man who sold himself as a self-improvement guru to the stars.

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A central New York dairy farmer says seven federal immigration officers came onto his property without permission, arrested a Guatemalan worker without producing a warrant and handcuffed the farmer when he video-recorded their actions.

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Authorities in upstate New York say a man blew his house up in an attempted suicide.

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The Vermont Senate has voted to override Republican Governor Phil Scott's veto of a bill that would give Vermont more power to regulate children's products containing unsafe chemicals.

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Gil Santos, the New England Patriots' longtime radio voice, died Thursday on his 80th birthday and 57th wedding anniversary.

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Prosecutors say a Massachusetts man fatally shot his ex-girlfriend during an argument when she came to his home to pick up their children.


Public health officials in Connecticut say there has been a spike in flu-related illnesses and hospitalizations.

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A Connecticut Mayor says he has decided not to run as a Democratic candidate for governor.

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Rutland has appointed its new fire chief after a lengthy search.

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 A 19-year-old freshman was fatally stabbed on New York's Binghamton University campus and his assailant remained at large Monday, authorities said.

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A Massachusetts man is facing a murder charge in the death last week of his estranged girlfriend.