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FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of first-degree murder.

Authorities say an upstate New York toddler's death last year from drinking liquid nicotine was an accident.

The Times Union of Albany reports the police investigation into Eli James Hotaling's death has been closed. The newspaper says it was the first case of a child dying after accidentally swallowing the toxic ingredient used to refill electronic cigarettes, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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The New York health exchange says uninsured residents have until April 30 to enroll for coverage even though the open enrollment period for 2015 has ended.

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Another sign that spring is really here: The Lake Champlain Transportation Company says ferry service between Charlotte, Vermont and Essex, New York is preparing to resume.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has lifted a ban on some state-funded travel to Indiana, saying he believes changes made to an Indiana religious-objections law will keep it from being used to discriminate against gay people.

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The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is accepting application for moose hunting permits for this fall's hunt.

A 58-year-old man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for making child pornography with two young girls in the greater Albany area.

Police say a melee involving dozens of people erupted at New York City racetrack casino, where a bar opening devolved into a chair-flinging, glass-shattering fight.

The New York Health Department has issued final regulations for a statewide medical marijuana program expected to start next year.

Court papers filed in connection with a New York college student's alcohol-related death reveal he drank a 60-ounce bottle of vodka during what college officials say was the hazing of pledges at an unsanctioned fraternity.