Amid growing Libyan migrant crisis, 20 burn victims rescued at sea


20 migrants with severe burn injuries rescued at sea, part of unprecedented influx into Italy

3 killed as gunfights hit Mexican border city; dead believed to be drug cartel gunmen

Gunfights, roadblocks of burning vehicles hit Mexican border city of Reynosa; 3 reported dead

Obama calls GOP-led delay of attorney general nominee Lynch 'crazy' and 'embarrassing'

Obama calls delay of attorney general confirmation 'crazy;' McConnell says he's 'hopeful'

Pocket change: Family wins back 10 gold coins that could be worth $80 million

Philadelphia family wins back seized rare Double Eagle gold coins possibly worth $80 million

LOCAL FEATURES

Charles E. Shain Library at Connecticut College reopens early after $10 million renovation

With its modern chairs, large windows for natural lighting, group study rooms and high-end computers, the library's $9.875 million design is meant to create "a starting point for community on the campus."

Volunteer highlights ongoing need in Vanuatu

A Groton native and Peace Corps volunteer has a direct connection to the Tropical Cyclone Pam disaster and is focused on helping the area recover.

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Millstone incurred $2.5 million in special inspection costs, highest in region for 2014

Dominion Resources had to pay $2.55 million to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to cover the costs of the three special NRC inspections that came after safety violations uncovered at the Millstone Power Station in 2014.

Ducklings in the library

The ducklings are on loan from Terra Firma Farm in Stonington and are scheduled to be in residence through next week as a living exhibit for children to learn about and admire the ducklings.

Malloy selects former teacher as state education chief

The state got a new education commissioner Friday when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday stripped the “interim” tag off Dianna L. Roberge-Wentzell’s job title and selected her to lead the state’s school systems.

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New London transfer station whistleblower claims retaliation

Public works employee says he faces retaliation after reporting major safety issue.

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