New York's climate plan will drive big changes, if it works

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2017, file photo, a rooftop is covered with solar panels at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York. The Manhattan skyline is at top. A new law signed Thursday by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sets the nation's most aggressive targets for reducing carbon emissions and is intended to drive dramatic changes over the next 30 years. It calls for all the state's electricity to come from renewable, carbon-free sources such as solar, wind and hydropower. Transportation and building heating systems would also run on clean electricity rather than oil and gas. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

New York's new law aimed at ending climate change emissions will drive dramatic changes over the next 30 years if it meets its ambitious goals

Puerto Ricans try to forge movement to oust governor

A girl wearing a dress featuring the Puerto Rican flag stands by police blocking the road leading to the La Fortaleza governors mansion in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, July 18, 2019. Protesters are demanding Gov. Ricardo Rossello resign after the leak of online chats that show him making misogynistic slurs and mocking his constituents. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo)

Puerto Ricans are waging a far-flung effort to forge a sustainable protest movement to turn Gov. Ricardo Rosselló out of office

Records detail frenetic effort to bury stories about Trump

FILE - This combination of file photo shows, from left, President Donald Trump, attorney Michael Cohen and adult film actress Stormy Daniels. Search warrants unsealed Thursday, July 18, 2019, shed new light on the president's role as his campaign scrambled to respond to media inquiries about hush money paid to two women who said they had affairs with him. The investigation involved payments Cohen helped orchestrate to Daniels and Playboy centerfold Karen McDougal.  (AP Photo/File)

Court records released Thursday show that President Donald Trump took part in a flurry of phone calls in the weeks before the 2016 election as his close aides and allies scrambled to pay porn star Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about an alleged affair

Navy shot down Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz, Trump says

Trump said the drone came within 1,000 yards of the USS Boxer before the crew "took defensive action" and "immediately destroyed" it.

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Things will be heating up

Danny Birmingham, 13, center, paddles his sister Bridget, 4, and brother George, 8, all visiting from Chicago, as they boat through the marsh Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Pleasure Beach in Waterford. Temperatures are expected to soar this weekend, prompting officials to warn people of heat-related dangers. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Temperatures are expected to reach 95 degrees along the shoreline and 97 degrees inland.

Simmons will not seek another term as Stonington first selectman

Republican Selectman John Prue and unaffiliated Board of Finance member Danielle Chesebrough, who was nominated by the Democrats, will run for the seat.

Connecticut Port Authority places director on paid leave, reason undisclosed

The Connecticut Port Authority has placed its executive director, Evan Matthews, on administrative leave for undisclosed reasons, officials confirmed Thursday.

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'Personnel issues' unfold at port authority as audit begins

When asked about reports that the Connecticut Port Authority no longer has an executive director,...

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Warrant issued for New London shooting suspect

The warrant charges for Christopher Whitley, 32, include attempted murder, first-degree assault and unlawful discharge of a firearm.

Police chief: New London involvement in ICE chase was 'fluke'

Police Chief Peter Reichard said officers were acting within longstanding department policy when they helped Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents capture a Brazilian national who was running through the city.

Police: New London woman remains hospitalized after truck strike

The pedestrian struck and seriously injured by a pickup truck Monday still was hospitalized as of Thursday afternoon, police said.

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Gov. Lamont reaches pension restructuring deal with unions

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has reached a pension restructuring deal with state employee unions

Woman charged in missing mom case makes court appearance

Michelle Troconis and her legal team including Andrew Bowman, left, arrange their next court date in her appearance for tampering with evidence and hindering the investigation into the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos at Stamford Superior Court Thursday, July 18, 2019 in Stamford, Conn.   Troconis, has pleaded not guilty to evidence tampering and hindering prosecution charges in connection with the May 24 disappearance of New Canaan resident Jennifer Dulos. (Erik Trautmann/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)

A woman charged in connection with the disappearance of a Connecticut mother of five has made a brief appearance in court where her out-of-state travel was discussed