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Trump and Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota

A television screen shows Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden holding up a mask, as President Donald Trump talks with reporters on Air Force One while returning to Washington after a campaign rally at Central Wisconsin Airport, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Donald Trump almost won Minnesota in 2016 and sees it as a state he can peel away from Democrat Joe Biden in November

Democrats weigh next steps after Trump backs bigger stimulus

President Donald Trump's embrace on Wednesday of a bigger stimulus package than his administration had previously backed and that Senate Republicans have said they'd go for has revived some hopes that a deal could be struck before the November...

AP-NORC poll: Trump faces deep pessimism as election nears

In this Aug. 31, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington. Most Americans are deeply pessimistic about the direction of the country and skeptical of President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.  That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey shows that roughly 7 in 10 Americans think the nation is on the wrong track. And as the nation nears 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, just 39% of Americans approve of Trump's handling of the health crisis. Americans have a more favorable views of public health officials, as they have throughout the pandemic. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Most Americans are deeply pessimistic about the direction of the country and skeptical of President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic

FBI director says antifa is an ideology, not an organization

Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray testifies before a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing on 'worldwide threats to the homeland', Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 on Capitol Hill Washington. (Chip Somodevilla/Pool via AP)

FBI Director Chris Wray says he regards antifa as more of an ideology than an organization

Comey to testify before Senate panel weeks before election

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, to examine the Crossfire Hurricane investigation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, Pool)

Former FBI Director James Comey is set to again testify before Congress

MORE NATIONAL POLITICS NEWS

Biden under pressure to unveil list of potential court picks

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. Biden generated headlines in February with a debate-stage promise to name the first Black female Supreme Court justice if he wins the White House. Since then, the Democratic presidential nominee has said little about the court. He's resisted calls from President Donald Trump, Republicans and even some Democrats to release a list of potential nominees (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Joe Biden generated headlines in February with a debate-stage promise to name the first Black female Supreme Court justice if he wins the White House

Senators seek highest civilian honor for Till and his mother

Family and foundation members participate in a march outside the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, commemorating the legacy of Emmett Till, a Black teenager who was killed in Money, Miss., 65 years ago for allegedly whistling at Carolyn Bryant, the wife of a white store owner in the town. The teenager was kidnapped from his great uncle's home and was later found dead in the Tallahatchie River. The violent nature of his death and subsequent public display of his body at his funeral helped galvanized the Civil Rights movement. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

A Republican and a Democratic senator say Congress should give the nation's highest civilian honor posthumously to Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley

Trump denies downplaying virus, casts doubt on mask usage

President Donald Trump talks with ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos before a town hall at National Constitution Center, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump is denying he played down the threat of the coronavirus earlier this year, although there is an audio recording of him stating he did just that

Scientific American backs Biden for its first presidential endorsement in 175 years

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a Hispanic Heritage Month event, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The October issue of Scientific American will carry what has never been seen in the magazine's pages in 175 years: A presidential endorsement.

Town Hall talk: Trump denies downplaying virus, casts doubt on mask usage

President Donald Trump talks with ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos before a town hall at National Constitution Center, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump is denying he played down the threat of the coronavirus earlier this year, although there is an audio recording of him stating he did just that

Pelosi: House to stay in session until COVID-19 rescue pact

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, walks to her office, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will remain in session until lawmakers deliver another round of COVID-19 relief

Trump to preside over historic Arab-Israel recognition deals

President Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd after participating in a Latinos for Trump Coalition roundtable Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

President Donald Trump is set to preside over the signing of historic diplomatic deals between Israel and two Gulf Arab nations that could herald a dramatic shift in Middle East power dynamics

Biden assembles legal team ahead of divisive 2020 election

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about climate change and wildfires affecting western states, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is assembling a team of top lawyers in anticipation of court challenges to the election process that could ultimately determine who wins the race for the White House

COLUMNS

Not with a gun on Fifth Avenue, but Trump killed a family friend

The president's decision not to tell Americans how deadly COVID would be cost many lives, including...

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Gas leak leads to some evacuations in New London

City firefighters were aiding Eversource crews in the city’s south end Wednesday, going door-to-door to help shut off natural gas to more than 50 homes.

Milling machine collapses underground gas tank in Norwich

The milling machine tipped sideways onto a building, according to the Norwich Fire Department.

Police logs - Sept. 16

Arrests by state and local police across the region.

Man charged with murder in fatal Norwich shooting

A Norwich man has been charged with murder in connection to a fatal shooting this summer in Norwich.

LOCAL NEWS

Feral cat tests positive for rabies in Waterford

Ledge Light Health District says public should refrain from feeding or approaching any wild or stray animals.

Finding a little peace in Groton

Debra Fluker of Groton spends time writing thoughts and prayers in her journal Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, after reading her Bible among the rocks on the shore of the Thames River in Groton.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Debra Fluker of Groton spent time writing thoughts and prayers in her journal Friday after reading her Bible among the rocks on the shore of the Thames River in Groton.

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Notes from the Old Noank Jail: A fond farewell to three local characters

We at the Noank Jail want to honor three residents who relocated here from big city life and devoted their talents and time to enhance our communities for decades.