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Statewide testing for lead in drinking water at schools in New York has found 14 percent of outlets sampled in nearly 3,000 schools outside New York City had unsafe levels of the toxic metal.

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A Massachusetts judge has set a trial date for a mother accused of helping dispose of her 2-year-old daughter's body after her boyfriend allegedly killed the girl.

Police are searching for a suspect in a fatal shooting in Montpelier.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says President Donald Trump's inaugural speech was designed for his supporters, not the entire country.

A new facility aimed at helping those dealing with substance abuse is opening in Northampton.

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Republican state lawmakers will have newfound power in the Connecticut General Assembly this session.

A truck rammed into a group of Israeli soldiers who were disembarking from a bus in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four people and wounding 15 others, Israeli police and rescue services said.

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Police say a man who escaped from a Rhode Island detention center on New Year's Eve tried to rob a bank in Massachusetts right before he was captured.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to offer free tuition at New York public colleges to eligible residents.

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Northern New England officials have scheduled their annual tri-state reciprocal snowmobile weekend.

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 Massachusetts Democrats are hoping to take a notch out of Republican Governor Charlie Baker's sky-high popularity numbers by linking him to Donald Trump's incoming administration. Baker says he will attend Trump’s inauguration later this month.

Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal is looking to hear from veterans of all service eras about their exposure to toxic substances.

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A variety of new laws are set to take effect in Connecticut with the new year, including a higher minimum wage.

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has signed a bill aimed at delaying the opening of marijuana shops by six months.

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A Vermont judge has denied a motion from Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics to either dismiss or stay the multimillion-dollar class-action lawsuit filed over chemical water contamination.

Federal environmental officials say New York City has met a Dec. 31 deadline for removing light fixtures containing the toxic chemicals known as PCBs from public schools.

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A decline in melanoma cases and deaths in Northeast states bucks a national trend for the deadliest skin cancer and may reflect benefits of strong prevention programs.

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A Florida man has sued a Massachusetts bank he says made $1.4 million worth of fraudulent wire transfers from his account to banks in Hong Kong.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker says a push to develop vacant or underutilized state property is paying dividends.

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A lawyer for the widow of one of the Boston Marathon bombers says she is portrayed unfairly in the new Mark Wahlberg film, "Patriots Day."


A recent state report shows 367 children died in Connecticut from 2011 to 2015 from unintentional and intentional injuries.

The 30-year-old pastor of a central New York church where one teenager was killed and his younger brother badly beaten during a church counseling session overseen by the pastor has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

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A homeless encampment that has been on state-owned land off Interstate 91 in New Haven, Connecticut for years has been bulldozed.

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Connecticut is leading a 20-state lawsuit against six generic drug-makers, alleging they artificially inflated and manipulated prices to reduce competition for an antibiotic and oral diabetes medication.

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 An affordable housing advocacy group says Connecticut is making significant progress toward ending chronic homelessness.


Vermont's 911 emergency calling system — and state oversight of it — are coming under scrutiny after at least four outages in less than two years.

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Recreational marijuana is becoming legal in Massachusetts. Legal, but not readily available.

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It appears Massachusetts’ new recreational marijuana law can take effect next week after all.

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Hartford police have charged nine juveniles in connection with a destructive flash mob robbery of a convenience store last month and say more will likely be charged. They were referred to juvenile court.

State police are warning New York residents of an identity phishing scam.