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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland are suing the federal government over the Republican-led tax overhaul. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, says the tax changes violate state taxing authority and were designed to single out blue states. The suit was filed Tuesday in New York's Southern District. The overhaul caps a deduction for state and local taxes at $10,000.

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) - Police say a Connecticut woman left her 1-year-old daughter inside a hot vehicle while she took another child into a McDonald's restaurant. Norwich police charged 45-year-old Dawa Dolma with leaving a child unsupervised and first-degree reckless endangerment after officers responding to a call from a witness at about 1 p.m. Monday found the child in the SUV. It's unclear how long the child was in the vehicle.

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man who distributed large amounts of marijuana throughout the state has been sentenced to serve six years in prison. Ivo Silva-Silveira, of Waterbury, was sentenced Monday to a 14 years with six to serve and the remainder suspended. Silva-Silveira had previously pleaded guilty to transportation with intent to sell over a kilogram of marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to sell.

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) - A former Connecticut narcotics detective who pleaded guilty to reduced charges in connection with the theft of drugs from the department's evidence room is suing the town. The Connecticut Post reports 40-year-old Stephen Rilling says in his lawsuit filed in May that the Fairfield Police Department discriminated against him when it failed to transfer him out of the detective division after learning of his drug addiction.

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