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250,000 expected at biker rally, few wearing masks

Thousands of bikers rode through the streets for the opening day of the 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle rally Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Sturgis, S.D. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves)

Thousands of bikers are pouring into the small South Dakota city of Sturgis as the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally rumbles to life despite fears it could lead to a massive coronavirus outbreak

Postal Service loses $2.2B in 3 months as virus woes persist

In this March 1, 2017, file photo, then Elon Trustee Louis DeJoy is honored with Elon's Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership in Elon. N.C. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin and union officials say the U.S. Postal Service is considering closing post offices across the country, sparking worries ahead the anticipated surge of mail-in ballots in the 2020 elections. Manchin on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 said he has received numerous reports from post offices and colleagues about service cuts or looming closures in West Virginia and elsewhere, prompting him to send a letter to Postmaster General DeJoy asking for an explanation. (Kim Walker/Elon University via AP, File)

Financial losses are mounting at the U.S. Postal Service during the coronavirus pandemic

Michigan governor said to have met with Biden as he looks for VP

In a June 17, 2020, file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer has extended Michigan's coronavirus emergency through Sept. 4, enabling her to keep in place restrictions designed to curb COVID-19. The Democratic governor on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, pointed to an uptick in cases. Since nearly two months ago, the seven-day statewide average is up six-fold, to about 700. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, D-Mich., traveled to Delaware to meet with Joe Biden last weekend as he headed into the final stretch before deciding on a running mate.

Assessment: Russia wants Trump, China favors Biden; Blumenthal weighs in

This Tuesday, April 28, 2020, file photo shows Jerome Fedor, left, voting using social distancing at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, in Cleveland, Ohio. Ohio's elections chief says his office plans to remove about 120,000 inactive Ohio voter registrations from state voter rolls after the November election. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

U.S. intelligence officials believe that Russia is using a variety of measures to denigrate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden ahead of the November election and that individuals linked to the Kremlin are boosting President Donald...



Some unexpected pleasures of the pandemic

Connecticut has shown its best self during the public health crisis.


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Two displaced after New London kitchen fire

Two people have been displaced after a kitchen fire broke out in a 30-unit apartment building at 73 Washington St. on Friday afternoon. There were no injuries.

Ledyard police investigating apparent suicide

Town police are investigating an apparent suicide Friday afternoon in a dirt-pulloff area in the vicinity of Route 12 between Route 214 and River Drive near the Gales Ferry School.

Police logs - Aug. 7, 2020

Arrests by state police and local departments across the region.


Upcoming move prompts best friend to reveal true feelings

DEAR ABBY: I have been in love with my best friend for two years. We met at a summer camp where we were both working, and we hated each other in the beginning. During the process of working together, we somehow became best...

Backus nurses to air grievances against Hartford HealthCare

Nurses will picket outside the Norwich hospital Sunday in a bid to call attention to what they say are patient care issues and poor working conditions.