Faces of the missing in Mexico


The relatives of 43 missing college students hold posters of their loved ones during a protest Thursday outside Germany's embassy in Mexico City. Demonstrators say German arms manufacturers exported rifles to a corrupt local police department...

Father to Islamic State: Free my son

The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group in Syria pleaded for his son's release on Thursday, asking the group to treat him well in captivity as a fellow Muslim.

Hats off to Santa!

Volunteers clad in Santa Claus costumes throw their hats in the air Wednesday as they gather to deliver gifts for the poor in downtown Seoul, South Korea.

Pope celebrates Christmas Eve Mass, calls Iraqi refugees

Pope Francis celebrated Christmas Eve with a late-night Mass Wednesday in St. Peter's Basilica and a phone call to some Iraqi refugees forced to flee their homes by Muslim militants.

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SSKP announces annual appeal

The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries annual appeal is under way.

Church opens immigration center with a noble goal

Church of the City's new immigration center officially opened Wednesday night with the mission of assisting low-income immigrants and their families to improve their legal status and serving as community support for all immigrants in eastern...

A Thyme To Cook named Caterer of the Year

A Thyme to Cook has been named the 2014 Connecticut Caterer of the Year by the CT Restaurant Association.

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Father of Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State group pleads for release

The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group in Syria pleaded for his son's release on Thursday, asking him to treat him well in captivity as a fellow Muslim.

Islamic State captures airstrike pilot

A Jordanian pilot was captured by the Islamic State after his warplane crashed Wednesday while on a bombing run over Syria, the first such incident since a U.S.-led coalition began airstrikes against the militant group in the summer.

Fugitives are source of potential Cuba-U.S. tensions

For decades some of America's most-wanted fugitives made new lives for themselves in Cuba, marrying, having children and becoming fixtures of their modest Havana neighborhoods as their cases went mostly forgotten at home.

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State police launch operation S.A.N.T.A.

State police announced today that it has launched Operation S.A.N.T.A., its enforcement program for the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season.

Montville game store larceny suspects sought by police

State police and the Montville Resident Trooper's Office are seeking the public's help in identifying two suspects in a larceny last week.

Sterling woman charged with possession of drugs

Sterling - Kaila Burditt, 25, of 1097 Plainfield Pike was charged Monday with possession of narcotics, narcotics outside their original container and five counts of risk of injury to a minor. 

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State's boating laws could be updated in 2015

A legislative delegation moved by the August tubing death of a Greenwich High School honors student wants the General Assembly to take a closer look at Connecticut's boating laws.

Snowy owls expected to return to Connecticut

A conservation group says snowy owls are expected to return to Connecticut and other nearby states in significant numbers this year.