ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — These Connecticut lotteries were drawn Thursday:

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — These Rhode Island lotteries were drawn Thursday:

    BOSTON (AP) — The commander of the Massachusetts State Police who was supposed to reform the department after a series of scandals instead broke rules to promote his allies, while at the same time disenfranchising women, troopers of color, and older troopers, according to a lawsuit filed by …

    Legislators in more than 20 states have introduced bills this year that would ban transgender girls from competing on girls’ sports teams in public high schools. Yet in almost every case, sponsors cannot cite a single instance in their own state or region where such participation has caused …

    Buoyed by a surge in vaccine shipments, states and cities are rapidly expanding eligibility for COVID-19 shots to teachers, Americans 50 and over and others as the U.S. races to beat back the virus and reopen businesses and schools.

      BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A former scientist at The Jackson Laboratory in Farmington, Connecticut, is being investigated by the FBI for failing to disclose financial affiliations with Chinese research institutions when requesting grant funding from the U.S. government.

      SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Greg Evans, a Black man who joined a parade of witnesses urging Oregon lawmakers to ban the display of nooses, said the issue was personal for him: A member of his family had been lynched over a century ago in South Carolina.

        HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont has appointed Charlene Russell-Tucker to serve as acting state education commissioner, taking over the position vacated when Miguel Cardona was confirmed this week as the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

        ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — These Connecticut lotteries were drawn Wednesday:

        CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — These Rhode Island lotteries were drawn Wednesday:

          SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A man involved in a car crash that killed an off-duty Massachusetts police officer just hours after he had put in his paperwork to retire pleaded not guilty Wednesday to vehicular homicide and other charges, prosecutors said.

            WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for helping to run a large-scale marijuana growing operation that used his family's plumbing business as a front, federal prosecutors say.

            PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — President Joe Biden wants to change the way the U.S. uses energy by expanding renewables, but he will need to navigate a host of challenges — including the coronavirus pandemic and restoring hundreds of thousands of lost jobs — to get it done.

            WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to confirm Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo to serve as President Joe Biden’s commerce secretary and help guide the economy's recovery during and after the coronavirus pandemic.