Yale panel to consider dropping name of an alumnus and supporter of slavery

A Yale University committee says changing the name of a residential college or any other building should be an exceptional event done only when the school honors someone whose values are at odds with the school's mission

Cops: Man who streamed 114 mph drive has suspended license

Police say a Rhode Island man who streamed himself on Facebook Live driving 114 mph before crashing into a garbage truck and a concrete barrier was driving with a suspended license

Man charged with killing parents has month to consider deal

A Connecticut man charged with killing his parents after they threatened to cut him out of their wills has been given another month to decide whether to take a plea deal

Comptroller: All is not bleak in state’s fiscal forecast

One day after analysts briefed the legislature’s budget panels on surging debt costs that could imperil state finances through the early- to mid-2030s, state Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo peppered his monthly budget forecast with...

Sen. Warren supports ex-rival Scott Brown as VA secretary

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she'd support her former bitter rival Scott Brown if President-elect Donald Trump taps him for Veterans Affairs secretary

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Man crashes while streaming 114 mph drive on Facebook Live

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The Connecticut Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal from the families of nine victims and one survivor of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting against the maker and sellers of the gun used in the slaying that killed 20 children and six...

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Linda McMahon meets with Trump

Greenwich Republican and wrestling magnate Linda McMahon met with Donald Trump Wednesday as the president-elect continues to assemble his cabinet.

Boston police officer, MMA fighter appeals desk duty ruling

Massachusetts' top court is set to hear an appeal from a Boston police officer and former mixed martial arts fighter who says the city has unfairly stymied his career in policing

Barnes: Pension payments driving latest budget challenges

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Aaron Hernandez sues over hacked jailhouse phone calls

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Head-on crash in Preston leaves 1 dead

One motorist is dead after the car she was driving hit the driver’s side of one vehicle before colliding head on with a third vehicle on state Route 2A Thursday evening.

Gales Ferry summer cottage destroyed by nighttime fire

A fire that broke out Thursday night destroyed a remote Browns Crossing Road summer cottage, Gales Ferry Fire Chief Tony Saccone said Friday morning.

Woman who stepped out of car is killed by a tractor-trailer on I-95

A 31-year-old Middletown woman who had gotten out of her car to check on an infant in the back seat was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer Thursday on Interstate 95.

Route 2A in Preston reopens after head-on crash

Route 2A was closed in both directions at Middle Road because of an accident involving three vehicles, according to the state Department of Transportation.

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Bridge over protected water: Salem trail has a new bridge

The new bridge, which came as a pre-engineered kit, is 74 feet long and 8 feet wide and costs about $176,000.

Conn College pledges to make campus a sanctuary for undocumented students

The college president said Conn has brought an immigration attorney to the campus to provide information and advice to DACA students and others "to increase our collective understanding of immigration issues."

New London port needs major federal investment, officials say

That type of investment would lead to further economic development and jobs, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., local and state officials said Friday.

Want to fight the Dakota Access Pipeline? Bank local, activists say

A group of protesters on Friday gathered outside a local Citizens Bank with one message: Pull your money from banks that support the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline and bank locally instead.