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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is slamming a White House proposal that would cut nearly $300 million from counterterrorism programs.

New York is helping its private colleges with campus repairs, upgrades and construction projects.

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A group of New York state senators is pushing for a big investment in after-school programs and all-day kindergarten to create what they're calling a "50-hour learning week" for students.

Northern New England is braced for bitter cold but not looking at setting any records, according to the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine.

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Connecticut officials have prepared a plan to respond to the Zika virus that includes in-state testing, monitoring mosquitoes and public education on how to avoid infection.

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UConn President Susan Herbst is asking lawmakers to spare the school major budget cuts, warning that continued cutting could lead to the elimination of academic programs, sports and the closing of regional campuses.

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Police say a man has died and seven other people are hurt following a shooting at a nightclub in Rochester, New York.

A trial on criminal sex charges for suspended Vermont state Sen. Norm McAllister has been put off until at least May.

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A Connecticut town is considering a program that trains teachers to use guns in the event of an active shooter. But Governor Dannel Malloy is coming down hard on the idea.

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Jack Riley, a former Army hockey coach who guided the U.S. team to its first Olympic gold medal in 1960. He was 95.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's call for a $15 minimum wage in New York continues to dominate legislative discussions in Albany.

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One of the nation's first professional baseball players lies largely forgotten by history in an unmarked grave in Boston.

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In a post-midnight vote Saturday, the Vermont House passed a bill to ease spending caps on local school districts.

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Gov. Charlie Baker is expected to sign legislation that would give women with alcohol or substance abuse problems access to addiction treatment services rather than housing them in the state prison for women in Framingham.

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A legislative task force is expected to decide whether to recommend that Connecticut lawmakers vote to ban smoking in vehicles when a child is inside.

The Vermont Health Department is reminding people to take care when they're outside during the winter cold.

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New York's governor says a travel ban instituted during a massive snowstorm has been lifted.

Tens of millions of residents from northern Georgia to New Jersey have shuttered themselves inside to wait out a mammoth storm that has made travel treacherous and could dump up to 2 feet of snow in some areas.

An upstate New York village is changing its official logo after the image, which appears to show a white man throttling an Indian, was ridiculed on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."

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Governor Charlie Baker's administration says Massachusetts is on track to meet ambitious state goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.

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Drivers in Massachusetts may soon have to put down their cellphones when they're on the road.

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The federal Small Business Administration is still processing low-interest loans for Superstorm Sandy.

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A team of researchers using historical documents and 21st-century archaeological techniques has confirmed the exact site where 19 innocent people were hanged during the Salem witch trials more than three centuries ago.

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A small but growing number of patients have gotten medical marijuana since New York recently launched one of the strictest programs in the country.

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More than $7 million in federally funded grants is being awarded to a host of Connecticut cities and towns affected by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Vermont is holding public hearings on a proposed rule change for logging practices to protect water quality.

UPDATE 1/10/16: Police have released the identity of a man accused of killing his neighbor and instigating an armed standoff with police.

Watervliet Police Acting Chief Mark Spain says 49-year-old Michael J. Fox was arrested on charges of killing his neighbor, 29-year-old Brandon Sherwin.

Fox is facing multiple charges including murder and criminal possession of a weapon.  He is being held in Albany County jail.

Police say the suspect in the shooting of a Philadelphia police officer told investigators that he shot the officer in the name of Islam and pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group.

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The mother of a 2-year-old girl dubbed Baby Doe after her body washed up on a Boston Harbor island inside a bag has pleaded not guilty to an accessory charge connected to the toddler's death.

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Massachusetts lawmakers are getting back at work this week on Beacon Hill.

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