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WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Tucked away in a storefront in downtown Worcester, surrounded by old posters of movies and hip-hop stars that adorn the walls of his office sits the vice president of Wu-Tang Management.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge has ordered a forensic search of computers used by three former top officials at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency as part of an investigation into whether they sought to suppress concerns by federal regulators about pollution risks from the proposed PolyMet c…

HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who founded a company to cultivate recreational marijuana faces a $50,000 fine for allegedly selling $1.3 million in unregistered securities to about 40 investors.

NEW YORK (AP) — Christina Paciolla, a highly respected editor with a track record of developing talent and driving coverage of major stories, has been appointed The Associated Press’ news editor for Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Jersey.

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CHICAGO (AP) — A prosecutor who came under harsh criticism when her office suddenly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett and is now the subject of a court-ordered investigation announced Tuesday she is running for reelection.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democratic leaders of the Connecticut House of Representatives are suggesting the governor reconsider tolling just big trucks, a now-defunct idea the Democrat had campaigned on during last year’s election.

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An county council in Ohio on Monday revamped its law restricting panhandling to settle a lawsuit that said the previous ordinance restricted free speech rights by criminalizing the act of giving or receiving donations.

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BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — As a certified nurse midwife for over 30 years, Dianne Quadros recently hit a special milestone: delivering her 5,000th baby.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, the federal Bureau of Prisons has been plagued by systematic failures, from massive staffing shortages to chronic violence. But the largest agency in the Justice Department has largely stayed out of the public view.

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on an Arizona man’s guilty plea in federal court to illegally manufacturing bullets found in a high-rise hotel suite where a gunman unleashed the Las Vegas Strip massacre two years ago (all times local):

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TIGARD, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s state employee pension fund is invested in an Israeli company whose smartphone spyware has been used against dissidents, human rights defenders and journalists by repressive regimes. It’s also invested in two prison companies that run immigrant detention faciliti…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Two jail guards responsible for monitoring Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself were charged Tuesday with falsifying prison records to conceal they were sleeping and browsing the internet during the hours they were supposed to be keeping a close watch on prisoners.

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NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — When Gus’s Pizza bit the dust, Bill Cornish, the landlord, needed somebody to open a new restaurant in the 24 Eugene O’Neill Drive space that also houses Winners, an off-track betting parlor.

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is ignoring a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling by restarting a giant forest project in Idaho, say environmental groups that have filed another lawsuit seeking to stop the project a second time.