Prominent Putin critic shot to death near Kremlin

Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down today near the Kremlin, just a day before a planned protest against the government.

Avalanche aftermath in Afghanistan

An Afghan villager clears snow from the rooftop of his home Thursday after an avalanche in the Khanj district of Afghanistan's Panjshir province, north of Kabul. The number of people killed in a massive avalanche Wednesday rose to more than 160 as a...

Identity of 'Jihadi John' revealed

When the identity of the killer known as “Jihadi John” was revealed Thursday, the profile that emerged was disturbingly familiar.

UK spies face questions about failure to stop 'Jihadi John'

Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday that Britain's intelligence services do a good job and make "incredibly difficult judgments," after revelations that the masked Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John" had been on their radar for years.

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Pawcatuck pooch is one lucky dog at Westminster

A St. Bernard from Pawcatuck won “Best of Breed,” honors Tuesday at The Westminster Kennel Club 139th Annual Dog Show.

Another Monday, another snowstorm

Barely two weeks after a blizzard, the region is going to get hit today with yet another storm, packing snow, sleet and freezing rain.

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Mexico official: Top capo nabbed in western Michoacan state

Mexico City (AP) — Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, one of the most-wanted drug lords and who once terrorized western Michoacan state, was captured early Friday federal police, according to a Mexican official.

Militants abduct more Christians, smash ancient artifacts

Islamic State militants seized more Christians from their homes in northeastern Syria in the past three days, bringing the total number abducted by the extremist group to over 220.

In Cairo, an impromptu rescue

An elderly Egyptian woman is rescued from an apartment balcony during a building fire as neighbors and firefighters use an improvised slide to evacuate her to the roof of an adjacent building Wednesday in downtown Cairo. An electrical fire raged in...

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Finizio campaigns better than he governs

Even Finizio detractors will admit he makes a good candidate.

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Overdoses occurred as Wesleyan boosted efforts

As drug overdoses left two Wesleyan students fighting for their lives, witnesses helped investigators quickly identify the suspects: The drug-dealing was an open secret, according to court documents.

UConn Foundation says open records would hurt fundraising

Hartford (AP) — The University of Connecticut Foundation has told state lawmakers any law forcing records to be opened to the public would make it harder to raise money.