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Republicans are criticizing Democratic Governor Dannel P. Malloy's order for a $10 million study of electronic tolling on key Connecticut highways.

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Public health and agriculture officials are warning New York residents, farms and visitors to take precautions outdoors as a new tick species has been found in the state.

Federal authorities in New York have filed charges against a Honduran congressman accused of being a member of a violent drug trafficking organization responsible for shipping loads of cocaine into the United States.

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Jurors in the corruption trial of former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos have wrapped up deliberations for the day.

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A New York woman convicted of killing her infant daughter in the 1980s and suspected of killing seven of her eight other children has been granted parole.

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The Vermont attorney general's office is expected to release the results on an investigation into the Brattleboro Retreat psychiatric hospital's billing practices.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has written to federal officials urging them to renew a policy allowing food stamp recipients to use their benefits at local farmers' markets.

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Nurses at Vermont's largest hospital are back on the job after a two-day strike.

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A former Vermont police officer who stole heroin from a police evidence locker for a woman he was dating has been sentenced to six months in prison.

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About 1,800 unionized nurses at Vermont's largest hospital launched a two-day strike Thursday following unsuccessful contract negotiations, but hospital officials say operations continued with little disruption for patients.

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The Massachusetts House is planning to vote on a bill aimed at eliminating a series of antiquated laws, including a ban on abortion dating back more than a century.

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Lawyers for two immigrant children detained in Connecticut after being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border have asked a judge to order that they be reunited with their families.

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A Connecticut prison inmate has pleaded guilty to running a cocaine distribution ring from behind bars.

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Vermont's State Police Marine Unit and Dive Team has located a body believed to be that of a missing kayaker in Lake Champlain.

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New York City health officials are investigating a cluster of Legionnaires' disease cases in one Manhattan neighborhood.

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A century ago this week, the New York National Guard's 27th Division lost its first soldier in combat in World War I.

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Officials say 3 million gallons of partially treated sewage has spewed into Lake Champlain.

A Vermont community is holding a vigil for a state Department of Public Safety employee who was killed by her former boyfriend.

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A union representing nurses is returning for contract negotiations with administrators at Vermont's largest medical center as the possibility of a strike nears.

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A New York jury is set to begin deliberations in the trial of a former president of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute and three developers charged in an alleged bid rigging scheme involving projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

A judge read instructions on the law to jurors Tuesday after two days of closing arguments in a trial that stemmed from an ambitious upstate New York redevelopment plan known as the Buffalo Billion. Deliberations begin Wednesday.

A federal judge has ruled that wildlife protection and conservation groups can join New York state's effort to uphold its ivory ban being challenged in a lawsuit filed by antiques dealers.

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While contract negotiations continue, unionized nurses and administrators at Vermont's largest medical center are preparing for a possible strike.

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A former New York state Senate leader has been pressured to explain why real estate executives who needed his support on legislation also agreed to steer work to his son.

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Federal authorities say a New York health care provider and its subsidiary hospital have agreed to pay more than $15 million to the U.S. government and state in a false claims lawsuit settlement.

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Additional mosquitoes in Connecticut have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

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The Vermont Public Utility Commission is postponing its decision on the sale of Vermont Yankee until after it receives federal approval.

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Representatives of 1,800 unionized nurses from Vermont's largest medical center are planning more face-to-face meetings with hospital administrators in hopes of averting a two-day strike planned for later this week.

A New York State trooper killed on duty by a suicidal man was remembered at his funeral Sunday for his leadership, passion for life and willingness to help others.

Crews are searching for a boater in Lake St. Catherine in Vermont.

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New York's Department of Motor Vehicles is urging people to get a Real ID when they renew their driver's license to avoid having to make another trip to the DMV.

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