Trump gives the military more latitude to use offensive cyber tools against adversaries

The Trump administration has moved to give the military more latitude to conduct offensive cyber operations against American adversaries, continuing an effort begun last year to grant commanders more leeway to make battlefield decisions.

Democrats say they'll sue if they don't get Kavanaugh documents

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., joined at right by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., says Senate Democrats will initiate a federal lawsuit if their requests for documents from Brett Kavanaugh's days as a White House aide are denied, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate Democrats say they will initiate a federal lawsuit if their requests for documents from Brett Kavanaugh's days as an aide to President George W. Bush are denied

Pentagon delays Trump's veterans parade until at least 2019

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017, file photo, military units participate in the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

The Defense Department says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won't happen in 2018

Senate confirms more Trump judges

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., arrives at the chamber to begin work on a judicial confirmation, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Senate is confirming so many new judges that President Donald Trump has more put more nominees on the circuit court bench in his first two years than other administrations

Former U.S. security leaders blast Trump for yanking clearance

In this May 23, 2017, file photo, former CIA Director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

President Donald Trump's admission that he is going after security clearances to punish those involved in the Russia probe underscores the president's willingness to use his executive power to try to derail the investigation

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Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders wins Vermont Democratic nod

In this April 4, 2018, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., responds to a question during a town hall meeting in Jackson, Miss. Sanders won Vermont's Democratic Senate primary on Tuesday, Aug. 14, but was expected to turn down the nomination, as he did in his previous campaigns, and support other Democratic candidates. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders won Vermont's Democratic Senate primary on Tuesday but was expected to turn down the nomination, as he did in his previous campaigns, and support other Democratic candidates

Favorites for Franken's Minnesota seat reflect #MeToo's rise

In a Friday, June 1, 2018, photo, Minnesota state Sen. Karin Housley, R-St. Mary's Point, speaks to delegates at the Republican Party of Minnesota convention as her husband, NHL Hall of Famer Phil Housley, looks on in the Duluth, Minn., convention center. (Dave Orrick/Pioneer Press via AP)

The sudden downfall of Sen. Al Franken amid the rise of the #MeToo movement could set up a two-woman race for his seat, part of an unusual primary featuring both of Minnesota's Senate seats on the same ballot

Transgender nominee Hallquist faces Vermont GOP Gov. Scott

Vermont Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist, holding clipboard, a transgender woman and former electric company executive, shakes hands with her supporters during her election night party in Burlington, Vt., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Christine Hallquist, the first transgender candidate to win a major-party nomination for governor, will face Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott, who won his party's nomination to run for a second term

Walker is Wisconsin GOP choice as Midwest tests Trump appeal

In this Feb. 23, 2017, file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md. Walker won the Republican primary in Wisconsin on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, dispensing nominal opposition as he mounts a bid for a third term. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

'Blue wave' tested in Midwestern primaries across Wisconsin and Minnesota

FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

FILE - In this July 12, 2018 file photo, FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok is seated to testify before the the House Committees on the Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform during a hearing on

The FBI has fired a longtime agent who once worked on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation after he sent text messages criticizing President Donald Trump to a colleague

14-year-old boy uses legal quirk to run for Vermont governor

This undated photo provided by the Ethan 2018 Campaign shows Ethan Sonneborn, of Bristol, Vt., who is one of the four Vermont Democrats seeking the party nomination to run for governor in the Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, primary election. The state constitution doesn't have an age requirement for people seeking the state's highest office beyond having lived in the state for four years before the election. (Buzz Kuhns/Ethan 2018 Campaign via AP)

One of the four Vermont Democrats seeking the party nomination to run for governor in the fall election isn't old enough to vote, let alone drive, but that isn't stopping him from running

Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh seen as regulatory foe

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh meets with congressional leaders in Washington on July 24. (Bloomberg photo by Zach Gibson)

The White House did not mince words when it introduced Judge Brett Kavanaugh to business and industry leaders on the occasion of his nomination to the Supreme Court this summer.

Trump tweets about Harley-Davidson boycott

A Harley-Davidson motorcycle is parked with others in front of the clubhouse of Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, before President Donald Trump meets with member of Bikers for Trump and supporters. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Donald Trump is backing calls for a Harley-Davidson boycott amid an ongoing steel tariff dispute

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Police investigating Norwich fire believed to be intentional

Police are conducting a criminal investigation into a fire at 20 Stanley Place on Wednesday afternoon that they believe was intentional.

Police: Woman's body found floating in river in New London

Emergency personnel lift a raft from the water on City Pier in New London on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, after recovering a woman's body. (Lindsay Boyle/The Day)

Emergency personnel found the body of a woman in her mid- to late 50s floating in the water underneath City Pier on Wednesday morning, police said.

Police: Niantic man charged with DUI after hitting cruiser on I-95

The man told police he had consumed three beers a few minutes before he drove through a set of flares a state trooper had arranged around a broken-down vehicle on the left side of I-95 northbound and hit the cruiser from behind.

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Salem Schools to destroy outdated special education records

All files are scheduled to be destroyed on Aug. 24. For more information, or to obtain a copy of the records, call (860) 859-3988 before Aug. 20.

Federal government will conduct new environmental study on Plum Island

The lighthouse on Plum Island is seen July 30, 2015, in Southold, N.Y. The federal government plans to conduct a new environmental impact study of the island that will include information a federal lawsuit argues was missing from a previous study done in 2013. (Tim Martin/The Day)

The U.S. General Services Administration has been working to sell the 840-acre government-owned island off the north fork of Long Island since 2008, when Congress voted to close the animal disease research center there and move it to Kansas.

Recounts set for Waterford, Montville in 38th District Democratic primary

Waterford and Montville officials say they are preparing recounts next week after a tight Democratic primary for the 38th state House District seat.

"I Can Bike" camp

Volunteer Alex Jakubczak, of East Lyme High School, helps James O'Toole, 20, get started peddling during the

Volunteer Alex Jakubtzak, of East Lyme High School, helps James O'Toole, 20, get started peddling during the "I Can Bike" program on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at East Lyme Middle School. The week long camp, hosted by East Lyme Parks and Recreation...

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Can Twitter change its 'core' and remain Twitter?

After long resisting change, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey wants to revamp the "core" of the service to fight rampant abuse and misinformation, but will it work?