Sanders claims she didn't lie, despite Mueller finding

FILE - In this April 4, 2019, file photo, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders talks with reporters outside the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

President Donald Trump's spokeswoman Sarah Sanders pushed back Friday against allegations that special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report exposed a culture of lying at the White House

Former counsel may have saved Trump from himself

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo White House counsel Don McGahn speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at National Harbor, Md. McGahn was barely on speaking terms with President Donald Trump when he left the White House last fall. But special counsel Robert Mueller's report released Thursday, April 18, 2019, reveals the president may owe his former top lawyer a curious debt of gratitude. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Don McGahn was barely on speaking terms with President Donald Trump when he left the White House last fall, but Trump may owe him a debt of gratitude

Democrats demand to see the full, unredacted Mueller report

Attorney General William P. Barr’s release of the redacted Mueller report did nothing to tamp down demands from congressional Democrats that the entire document and underlying information be made available to Congress and the public.

Mueller reveals Trump's attempts to choke off Russia probe

President Donald Trump gives a 'thumbs-up' as he prepares to board Air Force One, Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. President Trump is traveling to his Mar-a-lago estate to spend the Easter weekend in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Special counsel Robert Mueller's report reveals that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller's removal

U.S. halts recent practice of disclosing nuclear weapon total

The Trump administration has halted, without explanation, the recent U.S. government practice of disclosing the current size of the nuclear weapons stockpile

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Mueller report release spirals into political gamesmanship

Attorney General William Barr leaves his home in McLean, Va., on Wednesday morning, April 17, 2019. Special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on Russian interference in the 2016 election is expected to be released publicly on Thursday and has said he is redacting four types of information from the report. Congressional Democrats are demanding to see the whole document and its evidence. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)

The Justice Department on Thursday plans to release a redacted version of the special counsel's report on Russian election interference

Harris, Booker miss most votes of senators running in 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker speaks during an Iowa Democratic Party Black Caucus Reception, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Kamala Harris and Cory Booker miss most votes of senators running in 2020, according to an Associated Press analysis of congressional data

Trump vetoes measure to end U.S. involvement in Yemen war

President Donald Trump has vetoed a bill Congress passed to end U.S. military assistance in the Saudi Arabia-led war in Yemen

Former Massachusetts Gov. Weld seeking GOP nomination for president in 2020

In this Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, file photo, former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld speaks during a New England Council

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld says he is seeking the Republican nomination against President Donald Trump in 2020

Justice Department expects to release Russia report Thursday

Special counsel Robert Mueller arrives at his office in Washington, Monday, April 15, 2019. Attorney General William Barr told Congress last week he expects to release his redacted version of the special counsel's Trump-Russia investigation report

The Justice Department expects to make a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation public by Thursday morning

Omar cites more death threats against her since Trump tweet

In this March 6, 2019, file photo, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., sits with fellow Democrats on the House Education and Labor Committee during a bill markup, on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump is weighing in on the most recent controversy involving Omar, retweeting video edited to suggest that the Minnesota congresswoman was dismissive of the significance of the Sept. 11 attacks. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Rep. Ilhan Omar says she's faced increased death threats since Trump's tweet and 'it has to stop'

Obamacare is entrenched even as Trump tries to erase it

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, before boarding Marine One helicopter, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Donald Trump has begun a fresh assault on the Affordable Care Act, declaring his intent to come up with a new health-care plan and backing a state-led lawsuit to eliminate the entire law.

Pelosi, Warren among top Democrats to defend Omar, blame Trump in 9/11 video dispute

Sen. Elizabeth Warren D-Mass., arrives at the home of Ann Garland in Lebanon, N.H., Saturday, April 13, 2019: (AP Photo/ Cheryl Senter)

Top Democrats are defending Rep. Ilhan Omar after President Donald Trump retweeted video that was edited to suggest the freshman Minnesota Democrat was being dismissive of the significance of the worst terrorist assault on U.S. soil

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Simmons admits expediting demolition of 1840 Mystic house

The first selectman said he could have delayed the demolition in downtown Mystic even though the...

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Rabid bobcat euthanized after attacks on golfer, horse

A golfer used his club in self-defense when a bobcat "came out of nowhere" and attacked him Thursday morning at the Mohegan Sun Golf Course, a club official said.

Police logs - April 19, 2019

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.

Worcester man charged with DUI in Taftville crash

A Worcester man was chargd with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in connection with a one-car rollover crash Tuesday evening in Taftville.

Man arrested in 2017 in Old Lyme for fentanyl possession is sentenced to 30 months

Alcides Alba-Gomez, 29, pleaded guilty in January and was sentenced on Thursday.

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New London trash task force pitches alternative to yellow bags

A task force charged with exploring the best way for the city to change its habits and increase its recycling rates has some recommendations — and they do not include any yellow garbage bags associated with a controversial pay-as-you-throw...

Sacred art, as was saved from Notre Dame, 'is needed in the world'

Artist Grace Zazzaro poses Friday, April 19, 2019, with two examples of her religious iconography,

On Monday, artist Grace Zazzaro was in her studio, putting the finishing touches on the icon she was scheduled to bring to King’s College later in the week. That's when she looked on Facebook and saw that the Paris cathedral was on fire.

Bearing the cross in New London

The Rev. Ranjit K. Mathews, second from right, of St. James Episcopal Church in New London helps Hildy Ziegler, right, and Will Cooper, back, carry the cross on Good Friday, April 19, 2019, on the first leg of the Stations of the Cross in New London. The procession stopped at nine downtown locations, rather than the traditional 14, where either violence or injustice was inflicted or where violence and injustice are addressed. Members of the group took turns carrying the cross and reading prayers at each station. They sang

The Rev. Ranjit K. Mathews, second from right, of St. James Episcopal Church in New London helps Hildy Ziegler, right, and Will Cooper, back, carry the cross on Good Friday on the first leg of the Stations of the Cross in New London.

Groton, Stonington won't fund North Stonington Road Bridge replacement next year

Neither town has set aside funding for the bridge for fiscal year 2020, but are eyeing fiscal year 2021 as the year it could be replaced.