Trump administration drops human rights in Bahrain F-16 deal


The Trump administration has told Congress it plans to approve a multibillion-dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain without the human rights conditions imposed by the State Department under President Barack Obama

Federal agency refuses to ban pesticide used on crops

The Environmental Protection Agency has rejected a bid by environmental groups to ban a common pesticide used on citrus fruits, apples, cherries and other crops

‘Human-on-a-chip’ could end animal testing

Drug companies and others who have used animals for pre-human testing of drugs and other chemicals have known for a long time that results with animals were a poor predictor of their effect on humans.

Judge in Hawaii extends order blocking Trump's travel ban

A federal judge in Hawaii decided Wednesday to extend his order blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban

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Budget crisis may force Groton to close an elementary school

Superintendent Michael Graner said Thursday he's looking at whether to close one of Groton’s seven elementary schools and move 300 students to deal with a multimillion cut to education aid.

A sign of spring

Assistant Manager Sam Crocker of Crocker's Boatyard in New London operates the travel lift as he launches the first boat of the season for the boatyard Thursday morning.

Window work

A mason uses a lift to get to into position to work around the edge of one of the new windows of Ponemah Mill in Norwich, Thursday.

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A too-calm Joe Courtney, in the time of Trump

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney might be too inclined toward bipartisanship, when so many of the principles...

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Meriden Muslims, mayor present peaceful image of Islam at state capitol

Members of the Amadi Muslim mosque that a Meriden man shot at with a rifle in 2015 brought their 'True Islam' campaign to Hartford on Thursday in an ongoing effort to encourage education and peace.

Police: Bridgeport officer shot, injured attempted robbery suspect

Connecticut State Police say a Bridgeport police officer shot a suspect after an attempted robbery in the city