Trump says he'd 'of course' tell FBI if he gets foreign dirt

President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, June 14, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

President Donald Trump appears to be walking back his comments earlier this week that he might not contact law enforcement if he were to be offered

Trump says he won't fire 'loyal' adviser Conway

In this April 30, 2019, photo, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway talks with reporters outside the White House in Washington.  A federal watchdog is recommending that President Donald Trump remove Conway from federal service for repeatedly violating the Hatch Act by repeatedly disparaging Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity during television interviews and on social media.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump said he won’t fire White House adviser Kellyanne Conway following a government watchdog’s recommendation she be “removed from federal service” for disparaging Democratic presidential candidates in...

Pelosi: No debt increase until spending limits are raised

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., reflects on President Donald Trump's statement that he would accept assistance from a foreign power, saying it's so against any sense of decency, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 13, 2019. An avid sports fan, Pelosi is wearing the colors of the Golden State Warriors colors, a gold jacket with blue pants. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House won't pass legislation to increase the government's borrowing cap until the Trump administration agrees to boost spending limits on domestic programs

Dems assail Trump on being open to foreign election help

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with governors on

Democrats assail Trump's apparent willingness to accept foreign help in his campaign while Republicans, also taken aback, struggle to defend him

House committee subpoenas Flynn, Gates in Russia probe

In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington. House intelligence committee has issued subpoenas for former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign aide. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The House Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates as part of its investigation into Russian efforts to interfere with the 2016 election

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Trump says press secretary Sarah Sanders to leave White House

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2019, file photo, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump says Sanders is leaving her job as press secretary at the end of June. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders will be leaving the Trump administration at the end of the month

Federal agency recommends White House aide Kellyanne Conway be fired

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, left, and Hawaii Gov. David Ige listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with governors on

A federal watchdog agency is recommending that President Donald Trump fire one of his most ardent defenders, counselor Kellyanne Conway, for repeatedly violating a law that limits political activity by government workers

Dems announce debate candidates: de Blasio in, Bullock out

Democratic presidential candidate Steve Bullock speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party's Hall of Fame Celebration, Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

The Democratic National Committee has announced that 20 presidential candidates qualified for the party's first presidential debates later this month

Sanders makes case for democratic socialism after criticism

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at George Washington University in Washington, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, on his policy of democratic socialism, the economic philosophy that has guided his political career. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is mounting a strong defense of democratic socialism even as Republicans and some of his Democratic presidential opponents have seized on it to brand him as too radical

House panel votes to hold top U.S. officials in contempt

House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., joined at left by Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, the ranking member, considers whether to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for failing to turn over subpoenaed documents related to the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

A House committee has voted to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress

Trump says he'd 'want to hear' foreign dirt on 2020 rivals

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend a Polish-American reception with Polish President Andrzej Duda in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday June 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Trump says if a foreign power were offering dirt on his 2020 opponent, he'd be open to accepting it

Former Trump aide Hope Hicks agrees to Judiciary interview

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018 photo, then-White House Communications Director Hope Hicks arrives to meet behind closed doors with the House Intelligence Committee, at the Capitol in Washington. Hicks has agreed to a closed-door interview with the House Judiciary Committee, according to two people familiar with the deal. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks has agreed to a closed-door interview with the House Judiciary Committee

Trump: U.S. sending 1,000 more troops to ally Poland

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Polish President Andrzej Duda, and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda watch a flyover of a F-35 Lightning II jet at the White House, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The United States will send 1,000 more service members to Poland as part of a growing security and economic partnership between the countries

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Police search for Norwich man missing since Wednesday

Vincente Velazquez is described as a black male with black hair and brown eyes. He is about 5 foot 9 and weighs 124 pounds. He was last seen June 12 wearing blue boxer shorts, a black T-shirt and black socks.

Fire chief: Teamwork prevents major blaze at Salem campground

Ten fire companies worked together late Wednesday to stop a fire in a semi-permanent camper from spreading to the rest of Indianfield Campground in Salem.

No injuries after one car lands atop another in Waterford

No one was injured in this two-car, motor vehicle collision Thursday, June 13, 2019, on Broad Street in front of the People's Bank by the New London town line. Upon arrival Cohanzie firefighters found both occupants out of their vehicles under their own power, uninjured.  (Tim Cook/The Day)

The accident occurred just after 2:30 p.m. Thursday, on Broad Street just over the New London line.

Body found in Westerly identified as missing Pawcatuck man

The body found in a ravine Wednesday has been identified as Daniel Holly, who had been missing since June 1.

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Hands-on: At this art park, you can touch the sculptures

Sculptures in the cedar grove at Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds in Old Lyme on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. The private sculpture garden, owned by Gilbert Boro, features over 100 of the owner's works and a new summer showcase opened recently with more than 20 new sculptures.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Gilbert Boro is the owner of Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds in Old Lyme, a spot that's free and child-friendly.

Child advocate's office to take closer look at New London schools

The state Office of the Child Advocate has begun a review of “child welfare concerns,” in the New London school district, a likely precursor to a full independent review of what is considered by many to be a full-blown scandal.

Raising the flag

Scouts from Mystic Troop 76 unfurl the flag to be raised to celebrate Flag Day Friday, June 14, 2019 at the Mystic Liberty Pole at Holmes and East Main in Mystic.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Scouts help the Mystic Flag Committee raise the stars and stripes to mark Flag Day Friday in Mystic.

Seaport's Latitude 41 restaurant to operate until end of 2020

The Latitude 41 restaurant, 101 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic. Mystic Seaport Museum announced Thursday that it has plans to demolish the restaurant and construct a 27-room boutique hotel and restaurant in its place. (Google Street View

The president and owner of the local firm that operates Latitude 41 at Mystic Seaport Museum assured patrons and those who have scheduled weddings and other events at the restaurant that they will take place as its contract does not expire until...