New twist in Trump-Russia probe as Congress turns focus to Michael Flynn


President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, probably broke federal law by failing to disclose on a 2016 security clearance application that he had done business with Russia in 2015, the...

Trump picks retired Marine general to lead Secret Service

The White House announced Tuesday that Randolph "Tex" Alles, a senior customs official and retired Marine Corps general, would take over the U.S. Secret Service, becoming the agency's 25th director.

Ivanka Trump hears groans as she defends father in Berlin

Ivanka Trump drew groans and hisses from an audience in Berlin while defending her father's attitude toward women, but she brushed it aside as "politics" during her first overseas trip as a White House adviser

Sabers rattle amid Korean standoff, WH to brief senators

North Korea conducts live-fire artillery drills and a U.S. guided-missile submarine arrives in South Korea, escalating the standoff over the North's nuclear weapons program

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Groton notifies parents of 300 children that school will close

Superintendent Michael Graner on Tuesday sent a letter home to 300 parents of children at Pleasant Valley Elementary School, informing them the school would close, and offered an early retirement incentive package to teachers to try to avoid layoffs.

New London OKs plans for Hygienic amphitheater project

Plans are moving forward for the first of a series of ambitious enhancement projects at the Hygienic Art Galleries and Art Park, the flagship for art and culture in downtown.

U.S. Supreme Court rules Mohegan employee not immune from 'individual capacity' lawsuit

In an 8-0 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that in a lawsuit brought against a tribal employee in his individual capacity, the employee, not the tribe, is the “real party in interest” and is not protected by the...

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Connecticut Democrats need a reboot

State Democrats might be expected to do well, in the time of Trump, but voters next election will...

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State budget process collapses amid dissension

The General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee failed to adopt a $41 billion budget proposal Tuesday afternoon as Democrats were unable to hold together a paper-thin majority on the panel.

Lawyers want Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction dismissed

Lawyers for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez are formally asking that his first-degree murder conviction be dismissed in Massachusetts now that he has died

NATION/WORLD

UN chief says Yemen aid conference draws $1.1B in pledges

International donors have pledged some $1.1 billion for war-torn Yemen, as the U.N. calls on the warring parties to grant access to humanitarians and revive diplomatic efforts to end a conflict that has killed over 10,000 civilians