McConnell puts up a 'skinny repeal' bill targeting Obamacare


A rift between Senate and House Republicans is threatening GOP leaders' efforts to push an initial measure through the Senate

Prosecutor: Martin Shkreli repeatedly lied to investors

A jury is set to hear closing arguments at the securities fraud trial of former biotech CEO and social media provocateur Martin Shkreli

Clashes, tensions flare at sacred site in Jerusalem

Violence has returned to a sacred site in Jerusalem as Palestinians gathering for prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound clash with Israeli police nearly two weeks after a deadly attack there

House GOP passes $788B bill for Pentagon, border wall

The House has passed a $788 billion spending bill that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase for the Pentagon

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Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment reports robust quarterly earnings

Mohegan Sun parent's net revenues during the three months that ended June 30 totaled $350.2 million, an 8.3 percent increase over the same period a year earlier.

Business owners carefully watching new Bank Street traffic

Many business owners and residents are reserving judgment on the new traffic pattern along Bank Street, but some are cautiously optimistic that it will make downtown safer and more enjoyable.

Racing in Fishers Island Sound

Boats race on the first day of the Force 5 North American Championship on Fishers Island sound in the area of Vixen Ledge off shore from Groton on Thursday.

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The ultimate summer book, set in a fictional Watch Hill

I can think of only one other book, until this year’s publication of Jeanne McWilliams...

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AG opinion strikes middle ground on cutting wages, benefits

A formal opinion released Thursday by Attorney General George Jepsen warns of legal peril in rewriting state-employee contracts through legislation, but notes the free hand legislators have after contracts expire and the flexibility the courts have...

96-year-old vet gets his wish of visiting US Navy station

A 96-year-old World War II veteran who dreamed of returning to a U.S. Navy installation to reminisce about his naval career visited Newport

NATION/WORLD

Transgender troops: A presidential tweet is not an order

Unmoved by President Donald Trump's proclamation-by-Twitter, Pentagon leaders say they'll keep allowing transgender individuals to serve openly in uniform until Defense Secretary Jim Mattis receives actual direction to stop