Ky. lawmaker accused of assault dies in apparent suicide

In this Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, file photo, Kentucky State Rep. Republican Dan Johnson addresses the public from his church regarding sexual assault allegations in Louisville, Ky. Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell said Johnson committed suicide on Wednesday, Dec. 13, in Mount Washington, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

A Republican lawmaker in Kentucky facing sexual assault allegations has died of an apparent suicide

Report: 3 women accuse music mogul Russell Simmons of rape

In this July 18, 2015 file photo, Russell Simmons appears at the RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation's Art for Life Benefit in Water Mill, N.Y. Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them. Simmons, in a statement to the paper, vehemently denied what he called “these horrific accusations,” saying all his relations have been consensual. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)

Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them.

Subway bombing suspect faces charges from his hospital bed

A Bangladeshi immigrant accused of setting off a pipe bomb in the New York City subway system has had his first court appearance via video from the hospital room where he's recovering from burns sustained in the blast

GOP says it's got a deal on taxes; cuts coming for next year

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, center, embraces Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, left, as House and Senate GOP leaders announced they have forged an agreement on a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee, looks on at far right. Democrats objected to the bill and asked that a final vote be delayed until Senator-elect Doug Jones of Alabama is seated. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

GOP leaders forged agreement tax overhaul, paving the way to slash taxes for businesses and give most people tax cuts starting next year

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Many area schools on 2-hour delay because of weather

Many area schools and organizations are on a two-hour delay because of Thursday morning's snowfall.

High School Chamber Orchestra members perform with Lindsey Stirling

Standing in the front row are (left to right) Catherine Yao, Lindsey Stirling, Viviana Martinez and Stacey Tasoulas. Standing in the back (left to right) are Ryan Dombroski, Sophie Joseph, Sophie Wang, Olivia Billis and Andre Mastrandrea. (photo submitted)

Waterford High School Chamber Orchestra members performed with violinist and Dancing with the Stars semi-finalist Lindsey Stirling in her Nov. 11 concert at Foxwoods.

Mohegans’ Pennsylvania casino fined $1 million over lapses in financial procedures

In a settlement approved last month, Bobby Soper, a former Mohegan Sun executive who resigned in February, agreed to pay a $60,000 fine for failing to properly disclose his ownership interests in 10 companies.

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The longest painting in the world, a whaling tale, may surface in Mystic

An 1848 panorama, depicting a whaling voyage around the world, could be displayed in Mystic.

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Show about viral video judge gets national syndication deal

In this Aug. 10, 2017 file photo, Providence Municipal Court Judge Frank Caprio sits on the bench in Providence, R.I. The television program featuring the 81-year-old judge, who made a splash on social media, is going national. The producers of the local show

A TV show featuring an 81-year-old municipal court judge in Rhode Island who has made a splash on social media is going national

Woman who grabbed 'OK To Be White' notes thanks supporters

This file booking photo released Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, by the University of Connecticut Police Department shows Catherine Gregory, who turned herself in on Sunday to face charges of attempted larceny and disorderly conduct for taking notes from the lectern while Lucian Wintrich was speaking on the UConn campus on Nov. 28. Gregory made her first court appearance Wednesday, Dec. 13. (University of Connecticut Police Department via AP, File)

Woman charged with trying to steal notes of right-wing commentator who was at University of Connecticut to give speech titled 'It's OK To Be White' appears in court, thanks supporters for helping her fight 'racism and fascism'