Head of Trump-Russia probe under fire, won't step down


Chairman Devin Nunes faces increasing pressure to step away from the House intelligence committee's probe of Russian contacts with associates of Donald Trump before the election and in the transition period before Trump became president

Russian Manafort client: Willing to speak to Congress

A Russian billionaire who is close to President Vladimir Putin says he is willing to take part in U.S. congressional hearings to discuss his former business relationship with President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort

Trump, in break from other world leaders, digs in on coal

President Donald Trump is making good on his campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama's plan to curb global warming

White House calls for domestic cuts to finance border wall

President Donald Trump is proposing immediate budget cuts of $18 billion from programs like medical research, infrastructure and community grants so U.S. taxpayers, not Mexico, can cover the down payment on the border wall

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Norwich utilities commission reappoints board leaders despite ethics violations

The city utilities commission bucked recommendations from the city Ethics Commission and reappointed Chairwoman Dee Boisclair and Vice Chairman Robert Groner to their board leadership positions despite public outcry that followed news of their...

Florence Griswold Museum director to retire after four decades

Jeffrey Andersen, who over the last four decades has turned the Florence Griswold Museum into a "major regional art museum," is retiring as its director.

East Lyme Police Commission selects Ledyard mayor as police chief

The Police Commission on Tuesday unanimously selected Ledyard Mayor Michael T. Finkelstein as its choice for chief to lead the new independent police department the town is establishing.

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Casino moves: Can the tribes outmaneuver MGM?

There might still be a way for the Mashantucket Pequots and Mohegans to convince lawmakers to give...

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Police: Driver in fatal Waterford crash was drunk, driving 60 mph

The driver who allegedly caused the December crash that killed a local woman and seriously injured her mother was driving 60 mph a half-second before the wreck and had a blood alcohol content more than three times the legal limit, according to...

Public invited to 'law school' Wednesday in New London

A panel of judges and lawyers have volunteered to provide information on criminal law, divorce, custody issues, child support, personal injury, small claims, immigration, landlord/tenant law and juvenile court.

Police logs - March 29, 2017

Arrests from state and local departments around the region.

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Feds: ‘Systemic issues’ still hamper DCF care for foster kids

The Department of Children and Families often places abused or neglected youths in living situations without making a concerted effort to provide necessary supports to the youths and their caregivers, a federal report has found.

Gun control advocates say Newtown ruling is bad precedent

Gun control advocates are asking the Connecticut Supreme Court for permission to file briefs in an appeal involving the rifle used in the 2012 Newtown school shooting