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Wisconsin police say a person toting a rifle opened fire outside a high school prom, leaving three people injured.

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New York environmental regulators say they're rejecting a critical permit needed for a major natural gas pipeline project to proceed.

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Tax officials in New York state say they have stopped nearly 240,000 false tax refunds worth $400 million this tax season.

A West Point cadet candidate at the U.S. Military Preparatory School has pleaded guilty to sexual assault.

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The state attorney general has opened an investigation into New York City's Board of Elections and complaints about voting irregularities in Tuesday's primaries.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy and his fellow Democrats in the General Assembly are at odds over how to fix the projected $922 million deficit in next fiscal year's approximate $20 billion budget.

Officials in Vermont towns along the Deerfield and Connecticut rivers are worrying about what would happen to local tax revenues if power dams are purchased by the state of Vermont.

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Connecticut officials are planning to expand methadone treatment to prisoners across the state over the next year or so, in what authorities believe would be the first statewide prison program in the country to use the drug to help inmates avoid withdrawal symptoms and overdoses.

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A Connecticut veterans park will be receiving some of the last remaining artifacts from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center.

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A Navy attack submarine returned to its Connecticut homeport Friday following a mission that took it to the Arctic.

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NEW YORK (AP) — In newly released documents, federal prosecutors say former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver abused his power to help two women, including a lobbyist, with whom he had extramarital affairs.

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Ernest Hemingway and President John F. Kennedy never met, but the author's most extensive personal collection is housed at JFK's presidential library and is now on public display.

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Massachusetts is marking the tenth anniversary of a landmark healthcare law that would later serve as a model for the federal Affordable Care Act.

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An Associated Press analysis of federal lead sampling data shows dozens of water systems in Connecticut have exceeded federal lead levels at least once since January 2013.

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In a typical year, the selection of delegates to the Republican National Convention is of little interest outside the party faithful. But, this year has been far from typical.

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The CEO of a company that owns plants in three states where elevated levels of a chemical used to make Teflon coatings were found says its priority is providing safe drinking water to residents.

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The Massachusetts State Police have formed a new unit to investigate incidents of human trafficking involving juveniles. Republican Lt.Gov. Karyn Polito announced the creation of the three-member team Tuesday.

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A Republican Connecticut lawmaker is running for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Richard Blumenthal.

Authorities say an Amtrak train struck a piece of construction equipment just south of Philadelphia, and some injuries are being reported.

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With its Colonial-era street patterns, icy winters, aggressive drivers and high-tech talent, the Boston area would seem the perfect place to test self-driving cars. But Massachusetts and other northeastern states don't have laws outlining how the technology should be driven and tested.

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Sen. Charles Schumer of New York says the Department of Homeland Security must work faster to begin testing explosive detectors that can sense compounds that have been used in recent extremist attacks.

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Massachusetts State Police are distributing nearly 900 new electronic stunning weapons in an effort to avoid potentially deadly gunfire when trying to apprehend uncooperative individuals.

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Following the likes of New York’s Andrew Cuomo, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is banning state-funded travel to North Carolina in response to a new law there that critics have called discriminatory to members of the LGBT community.

The cost of tuition is going up at all 17 campuses of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system.

Calvin Harris will go on trial for murder in upstate New York for the fourth time since his estranged wife disappeared in September 2001.

Police say an explosive device damaged a vehicle in a parking lot in Utica.

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The University of Connecticut is planning to close its satellite campus in Torrington in May as it deals with state budget cuts.

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The New York Thruway Authority was created with a promise that it wouldn't cost the state a single penny. Now it could end up taking billions in state subsidies.

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Vermont State Police detectives have launched a new website that lists the state's unsolved killings and missing persons cases in hopes that additional public attention can help solve the mysteries.

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A group of construction contractors, labor unions, local transportation officials and business groups have banded together to encourage state lawmakers in New York to invest in the state's aging roads, bridges and highways.

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