Fox renewed O'Reilly contract despite knowing of $32M settlement with woman

This Oct. 1, 2015, file photo shows Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel program

Fox knew of sexual harassment allegations against Bill O'Reilly when it renewed host's contract in February months before ousting him

Trump has no plans to block scheduled release of JFK assassination records

In this Nov. 22, 1963, file photo, President John F. Kennedy waves from his car in a motorcade in Dallas. Riding with Kennedy are first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, right, Nellie Connally, second from left, and her husband, Texas Gov. John Connally, far left.  President Donald Trump, on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017,  says he plans to release thousands of never-seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination.  (AP Photo/Jim Altgens, File)

President Donald Trump says he doesn't plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination

What Puerto Rico is doing to get the power back after devastating Hurricane Maria

In this Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, photo, Ezequiel Rivera works with the Electric Energy Authority to restore distribution lines damaged by Hurricane Maria in the Cantera community of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The office of Gov. Ricardo Rossello said Thursday, Oct. 19, that about 20 percent of the island has service and he has pledged to get that to 95 percent by Dec. 31. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

A month after Hurricane Maria rolled across the center of Puerto Rico, power is still out for the vast majority of people as the work to restore hundreds of miles of transmission lines and thousands of miles of distribution lines grinds on

Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

A cyclist pedals through the morning smog after the Diwali festival, in New Delhi, India, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Environmental pollution - from filthy air to contaminated water - is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 - about 9 million - could be attributed to disease from toxic exposure, according to a major study released Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 in The Lancet medical journal. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people and costing the world $4.6 trillion a year, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters


Norwich schools alum now a prestigious MacArthur Fellow

Betsy Levy Paluck, a 2017 MacArthur Fellow, is seen Sept. 20, 2017, in Princeton, N.J. (John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

Betsy Levy Paluck was selected as one of 24 “extraordinarily creative people who inspire us all,” as the MacArthur Foundation website labeled the 2017 recipients of the MacArthur Fellowship grants from all over the world.

Repairs to Joshuatown Bridge in Lyme to begin soon

A project to repair and repaint the Joshuatown Bridge over the Eight Mile River will begin around Monday, according to a town notice. The repairs are expected to take about three weeks to complete.

Public hearings to be held Tuesday on East Lyme water, sewer rates

Public hearings will be held Tuesday evening on proposed increases to water and sewer rates.



Stonington Borough rights a wrong

Historic granite crosswalks, taken literally from the neighborhood on the other side of the tracks...


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Gov. Raimondo: Rhode Island's Amazon bid under wraps for competitive reasons

In this Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, photo, an Amazon employee gives her dog a biscuit as the pair head into a company building, where dogs are welcome, in Seattle. Whichever city lands Amazon’s second headquarters, some people in Seattle, its original hometown, say there are downsides to having the tech giant in the neighborhood. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo says the state is not releasing its pitch for Amazon's second headquarters for competitive reasons

John Kerry bashes Trump on climate, Department of State jobs

Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is faulting President Donald Trump's administration for failing to fill many diplomatic positions and top Department of State posts and is criticizing his stance on climate change