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A team of researchers using historical documents and 21st-century archaeological techniques has confirmed the exact site where 19 innocent people were hanged during the Salem witch trials more than three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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Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump will have a packed house when he speaks this week in the backyard of second-place Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders.

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The Hampden district attorney is warning there may be a more lethal strain of heroin being distributed in the area.

A gray seal removed from a canal lock in upstate New York has made its way to Cape Cod Bay after being released off Long Island.

Scientists say a small earthquake has hit in northern New Jersey.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is turning up the heat on a pair of daily fantasy sports websites.

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A western New York bar owner who says his restaurant was the one identified by authorities as the target of a would-be terrorist says the man arrested in the plot is "an aggressive panhandler."

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A $19 million line item in the new federal budget that's dedicated to much-needed improvements and modernization along the Northeast Rail Corridor is being seen as potentially leading to more federal funding.

Hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts workers are expected to see a boost in pay on Jan. 1 when the state's hourly minimum wage increases from $9 to $10 per hour.

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New Year's Day hikes are planned at 38 state parks and historic sites across New York on Friday.

Police have confirmed the identity of a person killed in a house fire in Westfield.

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All New York prison guards and other staff who have direct contact with state inmates are required to get eight hours of training annually in recognizing symptoms of poor mental health including indicators of suicide under a new state law.

Transportation officials say New York state plans to spend $1 million to renovate an interstate highway rest area along a gateway to the Adirondacks.

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New rules on the use of physical restraint in public schools will soon take effect in Massachusetts.

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New York corrections officials have established a procedure for identifying and managing problem workers in the state prison system with 53,000 inmates.

A man who loaned a gun used by the Boston Marathon bombers to kill a police officer is set to be sentenced on drug and gun charges.

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A state panel is moving closer toward recommending how Connecticut can better help children exposed to domestic violence, including those involving a homicide

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says federal officials need a new plan to assess how would-be extremists use social media.

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Gov. Charlie Baker is launching a $30 million residential solar loan program to help continue the expansion of the renewable power source in Massachusetts.

A service is being held this weekend for an upstate New York native who is presumed to have died while skiing in Alaska.

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Top New York officials are asking the federal government to help the state to block people on the terror watch list from legal gun purchases.

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The Vermont Agency of Agriculture is continuing to take public comment on draft farm rules that are part of the state's clean water law.

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Authorities say a man armed with two handguns and a machete has been shot and killed by police inside a northeastern Pennsylvania Wal-Mart store.

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