State police stepping up patrols this weekend

Troopers are focused on cracking down on drunk driving and aggressive drivers.

Egypt: Militants kill at least 235 in attack on Sinai mosque

This photo released by Egypt's Presidency shows Abdel-Fattah El-Sissi, center, meeting with officials in Cairo after militants attacked a crowded mosque during Friday prayers in the Sinai Peninsula. The attackers set off explosives, spraying worshippers with gunfire and killing at least 235 people in the deadliest ever attack on Egyptian civilians by Islamic extremists. (Egyptian Presidency via AP)

Egyptian officials say militants bomb mosque and fire on worshippers in volatile Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 200

Police respond to 'shots fired' at London's Oxford Circus

The scene outside the London Palladium in the west end of London after Oxford Circus station was evacuated Friday Nov. 24, 2017. British police said Friday they were responding to reports of an incident at Oxford Circus subway station, one of London's busiest. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)

British police flooded London's busy Oxford Circus area Friday after getting reports of "shots fired," but have not located any casualties

Flynn may be moving to cooperate with Mueller's Russia probe

In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington. A lawyer for former national security adviser Flynn has told President Donald Trump's legal team that they are no longer communicating with them about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference, according to a person familiar with the decision who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Flynn's legal team may be maneuvering to cooperate with prosecutors in Russia investigation

Fatal accident in Old Lyme under investigation

State police are investigating a car versus pedestrian crash in Old Lyme in which the pedestrian later died from his injuries.

Hearing still planned on Connecticut insurance dispute despite agreement

Lawmakers to proceed with hearing on Hartford HealthCare and Anthem dispute despite newly reached agreement

Argentina: Search for missing sub accelerates despite blast

Relatives and friends of Alejandro Tagliaprieta, a crew member on the missing ARA San Juan submarine, cry at the naval base where they hung a flag on the fence in Mar de Plata, Argentina, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. The navy says an explosion occurred near the time and place where the sub went missing on Nov. 15. That's led some to give up hope. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

Argentina says it's accelerating the search for a submarine that has been lost in the South Atlantic for nine days amid growing fears for its 44 crew members

Trump wants to end welfare as Bill Clinton knows it

In this Oct. 16, 2017, file photo President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, with from left, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. The White House has already begun work on one of Trump’s next priorities: welfare reform. He said changes were “desperately needed in our country” and that his administration would soon offer plans. In October, Trump said at a Cabinet meeting that welfare reform was “becoming a very, very big subject, and people are taking advantage of the system.” (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump wants to end welfare as Bill Clinton knows it

'We must work together,' Zimbabwe's new leader declares

Emmerson Mnangagwa, center, arrives at the presidential inauguration ceremony in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. Mnangagwa is being sworn in as Zimbabwe's president after Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday, ending his 37-year rule. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

'We must work together,' Zimbabwe's new leader declares after Mugabe's divisive 37-year rule

Pope decries fomenting fear of migrants for political gain

Pope Francis receives a delegation of Franciscan monks during a private audience at the Vatican Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Pope Francis is decrying those who whip up fear of migrants for political gain as fostering violence, discrimination

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A Black Friday tradition focuses on the necessities

Volunteers with the Knights of Columbus distribute winter coats to needy children Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 at their hall on S. 2nd Avenue in Taftville. Seven Knights of Columbus lodges in Connecticut, including Taftville and New London, participated in the nationwide initiative.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Several thousand coats were donated to kids across the state as part of the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council of Connecticut's annual giveaway.

New London to take hit from renters rebate program, state hold-backs

State legislators have saved a popular state-funded program that helps seniors and the disabled pay their rent, but city officials say it has come at a nearly $200,000 cost to the city.