Confederate monuments removed or vandalized across the U.S.

A protester looks down from where a Confederate statue once stood in front of the old Durham County Courthouse in Durham, N.C., on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. Protesters pulled the statue down on Monday and came back to deface the pedestal on Friday. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

Confederate monuments are being removed around the country under pressure from those who say they honor a regime that enslaved African-Americans

President Trump announces move to elevate Cyber Command

President Donald Trump has directed that U.S. Cyber Command, the Pentagon's offensive cyber-force, will become its own unified military command in a move meant to strengthen cyberspace operations and bolster U.S. defenses.

Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East

This image provided by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 shows a forecast map of cloud cover for the United States for Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, and the path of totality of the solar eclipse that day. (NOAA via AP)

If you want good eclipse watching weather, Oregon and Idaho look like the best spot

U.S.: Iraqi forces ready for next battle against IS extremists

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2-17 file photo, U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, center, speaks with an Iraqi officer during a tour north of Baghdad, Iraq. Senior U.S. commanders say Iraqi forces are largely set for their next major campaign against Islamic State extremists. Townsend, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, said he sees the Iraqi assault on the IS-held area of Tal Afar “unfolding relatively soon.” (AP Photo/ Ali Abdul Hassan, File)

Senior U.S. commanders say Iraqi forces are largely set for their next major campaign against Islamic State extremists

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Connecticut leaders oppose N.Y. lawsuit to block dredging site in eastern Long Island Sound

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredging vessel Currituck turns in the Thames River before docking at the Adm. Harold E. Shear State Pier in New London on June 5, 2015. New York State is suing the Environmental Protection Agency in an effort to block a new dredge disposal site from opening in Long Island Sound between the mouth of the Thames River and Fishers Island. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, and the chairman of the Connecticut Port Authority spoke out Friday against a lawsuit filed by New York to block an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designated dredging site in eastern Long Island Sound.

Awaiting a state budget, local officials anxious at governor's new plan

The Connecticut state flag flies upside-down in response to the state's budget problems on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at North Stonington Town Hall. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

In the continued absence of a two-year budget for the state, Gov. Dannel Malloy has revised his original resource allocation plan from June 30, shifting more state dollars to poorer school districts and to nonprofits.

Norwich officers promoted

Norwich Police Department's Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Ley, center, is pinned by wife Jamie as daughter Juliana, 1 year old, looks on during a ceremony Friday, Aug. 18, 2017.  Four members were promoted during the ceremony: Ley and Sgt. 1st Class John Perry were promoted to lieutenant, and Detective Harrison Formiglio and K-9 Officer Nicholas Rankin were promoted to sergeant. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Norwich Police Department's Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Ley, center, is pinned by wife Jamie as daughter Juliana, 1 year old, looks on during a promotion ceremony Friday in Norwich.

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Rhode Island native assumes command of Naval Station Newport

A U.S. Navy captain and Rhode Island native is now in command of Naval Station Newport

Suffield police: Man suspected of numerous nighttime Dunkin' Donuts burglaries arrested

A man suspected of numerous nighttime burglaries from April to June at Dunkin' Donuts throughout the state was arrested by Suffield Police Thursday afternoon, police said.