Connecticut Veterans Legal Center part of lawsuit over military sexual assault records

Connecticut Veterans Legal Center is among the plaintiffs suing the departments of Defense and Homeland Security over access to sexual assault records.

Investigations find that two Coast Guard Academy cadets harassed black classmate

Two investigations found that two Coast Guard Academy cadets committed "prohibited harassment," which ranges from intimidation to physical violence.

$700 billion defense policy bill signed by Trump "paves" the way for more submarines

The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act authorizes $700 billion in military spending, and more troops, aircraft and attack submarines.

APNewsBreak: Transgender people can enlist in military Jan 1

APNewsBreak: The Pentagon says that transgender individuals will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, bowing to growing legal pressure despite staunch opposition from President Donald Trump.

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Oscar Barrera of New London walks along Moore Avenue with

Oscar Barrera of New London walks along Moore Avenue with "Marvel", his 4-year-old male West Highland White Terrier / Shiba Inu mix, during the first snowstorm of the season in New London, on Saturday.

Jingle Bell 5K

Tom Provencher, left, dressed as Santa and Maurizio Mazzi, dressed as Rudolph, get ready to lead the Jingle Bell 5K on their bikes on Saturday, December 9, 2017, in Niantic.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Tom Provencher, left, dressed as Santa and Maurizio Mazzi, dressed as Rudolph, get ready to lead the Jingle Bell 5K on their bikes on Saturday, in Niantic.

Eastern Connecticut Ballet performs Nutcracker at Garde

Dry ice fog rolls across the stage as Angels take the stage for the Eastern Connecticut Ballet's performance of a shortened version of their annual Nutcracker program for a theater full of school students from around the region Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at The Garde Arts Center in New London. Full shows, featuring New York City Ballet's Sara Mearns and Jared Angle, will be at 1:30 and 7 p.m. on Saturday and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Dry ice fog rolls across the stage as Angels take the stage for the Eastern Connecticut Ballet's performance of a shortened version of their annual Nutcracker program for a theater full of school students from around the region Friday at The Garde...

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The longest painting in the world, a whaling tale, may surface in Mystic

An 1848 panorama, depicting a whaling voyage around the world, could be displayed in Mystic.

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Medical examiner: Weekend shooting in New London was a homicide

Snow collects on a section of crime scene tape as a New London Police officer stands in front of a doorway at the scene of a fatal shooting at 4 Orchard St. in New London, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. (Tim Martin/The Day)

The state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled Saturday’s fatal shooting on Orchard Street a homicide.

New London man charged in sexual assaults of 2 women

In what police Chief Peter Reichard called “the case of a career,” members of several different agencies worked together to quickly apprehend a man they said sexually assaulted two women in separate incidents this fall.

Tractor-trailer fire caused delays on I-95 in Stonington

Members of the Stonington Fire Department respond to a tractor trailer accident on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, south of the exit 92 ramp on Interstate 95 southbound.  The driver was taken to a local hospital with non life threatening injuries after the truck veered off the side of the road and caught fire after crashing in a ravine. Interstate 95 southbound is down to one lane in the area but will remain open.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

State police and environmental cleanup crews remained at the scene Tuesday night of an Interstate 95 south crash that saw a tractor-trailer peel off the right lane shoulder, turn over and catch fire Tuesday afternoon.

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Mental health care worries linger 5 years after Sandy Hook

FILE - This undated identification file photo released Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Conn., shows former student Adam Lanza, who authorities said opened fire inside the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, killing 26 students and educators, after killing his mother at their home. A 2014 report by the Office of Connecticut Child Advocate concluded that Lanza's actions were not directly caused by his psychiatric problems, but it noted that his mother rejected psychologists' recommendations that her son should be medicated and undergo treatment for anxiety and other conditions. (AP Photo/Western Connecticut State University, File)

Five years after the Sandy Hook massacre, efforts to improve mental health care for young people have had mixed results

Malloy offers tough medicine for deficit: taxes, spending cuts

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy released an array of options to rebalance the state budget Wednesday that include raising the sales tax rate as high as 6.9 percent, boosting other taxes, cutting municipal aid by $50 million and reducing health care, social...