Big surge for military in Trump budget, big cuts elsewhere


President Donald Trump is proposing a huge $54 billion surge in military spending for new aircraft, ships and fighters in his first federal budget while slashing big chunks from domestic programs and foreign aid to make the government "do more with...

911 call: Bar shooting suspect said he'd killed 'Iranians'

A bartender at the restaurant where a man was arrested last week for an apparently racially motivated bar shooting of two Indian men told a 911 dispatcher that the suspect admitted shooting two people, but described them as Iranian

Video shows Tucson police shoving 86-year-old woman to pavement

Body camera footage shows Tucson police shoving 86-year-old woman, weighing less than 100 pounds, to the pavement.

Intelligence Chairman: No evidence of Trump team's ties to Russia

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes denied on Monday morning that there was any evidence from the intelligence community of contacts between Trump campaign officials and Russian operatives.

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Committee drafting casino bill that would open up application process

Lawmakers are about to propose two casino-expansion bills, one of which would open the application process to operators willing to compete for a commercial gaming license, according to the co-chairman of the General Assembly’s Public Safety...

Groton school board approves $77.7 million budget

The Groton Board of Education has approved a $77.7 million budget for the coming fiscal year, a 1.67 percent increase over current spending.

Environmental protection, historic preservation organizations detail concerns over rail bypass

An environmental advocacy organization is calling for a more thorough review of how a proposed Old Saybrook to Kenyon, R.I., rail bypass could affect wetlands and endangered species, while an organization focused on historic preservation is raising...

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Why not a commercial casino in Bridgeport?

MGM senior vice president suggests Connecticut could make more money having a competition for a new...

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Attorney fields questions at packed immigration forum for New London parents

With the specter of deportation a growing concern among undocumented immigrants, the school district took a step Monday to allay fears for parents of school age children in the city.

Navy petty officer charged with child porn possession

A Norwich man is due to make his first appearance Tuesday in the New London court where major crimes are tried on charges that he downloaded 125 videos containing images of young children engaged in sexually explicit activity.

Driver dies after his car rolls over in Groton early Monday morning

Police said a man died at the hospital from injuries he sustained during a one-car rollover crash early Monday morning on Military Highway between Lestertown Road and Fulton Drive.

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Boston transit agency leads US in light rail derailments

The eight Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority trains that derailed last year were the most of any light rail public transit agency in the country

Sen. Whitehouse announces intention to seek re-election

Democratic US Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse formally announced that he will be seeking re-election before roughly 300 supporters at the Biltmore Hotel on Sunday