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State legislators in New England are trying to form a multi-state pact to counter increasing ocean acidity along the East Coast.

State police say a Connecticut man has been killed after his snowmobile went off a trail and collided with a metal cable that was strung between two trees across a driveway.

Authorities say 47-year-old Keith Whitney of New Haven was thrown from the snowmobile about 5:15 p.m. Saturday on the No. 52 trail in Wheelock.

A person riding with Whitney called 911 and emergency responders took him to a hospital, but he did not survive.

A trooper at the St. Johnsbury station could not provide more information early Sunday and said the investigation is ongoing.

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Emergency workers are painstakingly looking for signs of two missing people in the rubble of three New York City apartment buildings leveled in an apparent gas explosion, though authorities acknowledge the chances of finding them are slim.

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New York state budget negotiations stretched into the weekend as legislators and Gov. Andrew Cuomo worked to resolve differences over school funding, teacher evaluations and a minimum wage hike before a new fiscal year begins Wednesday.

A former recruiter for the New York National Guard has been sentenced for raping two women he met through his military duties and attacking a third woman.

A bomb threat called in to the courthouse where the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is being held has temporarily halted proceedings.

Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh said Thursday that court was being suspended while the building was evacuated.

A security officer says a bomb threat was called in to the Fall River Justice Center in Massachusetts.

Testimony in the Hernandez case began Jan. 29. Hernandez is accused in the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee.

The state Assembly has voted for legislation to codify in New York the abortion rights established by the U.S. Supreme Court, moving it separately this year from a group of bills intended to ensure other women's rights.

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The Vermont Senate is set to confront one of the most hotly debated bills of the 2015 legislative session — one tightening rules for firearms possession.


Milk prices paid to Vermont's dairy farmers have plummeted this winter from a record high last year as farmers head into the spring planting season.

A veteran New York television reporter has died after suffering a brain hemorrhage after covering a story.