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  • NTSB blames driver in deadly 2015 Metro-North crash

    NEW YORK —  Federal safety investigators say they haven’t been able to determine why the driver of an SUV drove her car into a railroad crossing and into the path of an oncoming train in a wreck that killed six people outside New York City in 2015. The National Transportation Safety Board met Tuesday in Washington, D.C., to finalize the investigation of the crash on the Metro-North Railroad. The driver, Ellen Brody, died in the crash along with five people […]

  • President Trump, Prime Minister Saad Hariri of Lebanon hold joint news conference

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump has welcomed Lebanon’s prime minister to the White House for talks. Trump and Prime Minister Saad Hariri  are scheduled to answer reporters’ questions during a joint news conference in the Rose Garden after they meet. The White House said last week that the leaders would discuss terrorism, refugees and the economy, among other issues. Hariri is likely to ask for U.S. financial aid to cope with the flood of Syrian refugees entering his country […]

  • Sale of Aaron Hernandez’s home falls through

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Aaron Hernandez’s home is back on the market after an agreement to sell it for $1.3 million fell through. The Boston Herald reports that a lawyer for the late New England Patriots player told a probate judge on Monday that Hernandez’s estate has also been bolstered by the discovery of a 401(k) plan valued at about $167,000 and another account totaling $50,000. No beneficiary for either was named. Hernandez bought the 7,100-square-foot home in North Attleborough in […]

  • Police: Ohio man shoots girlfriend, accidentally kills himself

    NEWARK, Ohio — Police said a man has died after accidentally shooting himself in his car and then chasing and shooting his girlfriend before collapsing on a central Ohio street. Newark police said 29-year-old Phillip Lee Parker and his girlfriend had a confrontation in a parking lot and she sped off in her car, followed by Parker. Police said both cars struck other vehicles, with Parker apparently accidentally shooting himself in a collision before getting out and firing at his […]

  • Navy sub base in Groton warns neighbors of live-fire drills

    GROTON — The submarine base in Groton is advising nearby residents that security drills planned this week will include the firing of automatic weapons with blanks. The base is working with local officials to make the community aware of the noise associated with the drills planned for Tuesday through Thursday as well as two days the following week. Training officer Dave Cruz says the last thing they want to do is “cause alarm or undue concern in the community.” The […]

  • Hartford commuter rail line to be operational in May next year

    WALLINGFORD — Officials said a commuter rail connecting Hartford, New Haven and Springfield, Massachusetts, will begin taking passengers in May, 2018. In an announcement Monday, Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy says the CTrail Hartford Line will be operated through a joint partnership between TransitAmerica Services and Alternate Concepts. The two companies will maintain trains, stations and customer service. Amtrak owns the railway and will be responsible for its maintenance. Malloy said the line will connect the state’s suburbs to cities such […]

  • House approves changes to casino gambling compact

    HARTFORD — The House of Representatives has approved amended agreements that could lead to Connecticut’s first casino on nontribal land. Lawmakers voted 118-32 on Monday in favor of amended compacts and memoranda of understanding between the state and the two federally recognized tribes, the Mashantucket Pequots and the Mohegans. The revised agreements ensure that a proposed satellite casino the tribes want to build in East Windsor to compete with MGM Resorts’ casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, will not compromise the state’s […]

  • House passes labor-savings agreement 78-72, Senate to vote next week

    HARTFORD — The Connecticut House of Representatives voted to support a labor-savings package negotiated by Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration and state employee union leaders. House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz  said earlier there was enough support to approve the agreement, which is projected to save the state $1.5 billion over two years. The vote was 78 in favor and 72 opposed Lawmakers have yet to reach an agreement on a new two-year budget that covers a projected two-year, $5 billion […]

  • Rail design led to deadliness of NY Metro-North train crash

    NEW YORK  — A U.S. official says federal investigators have concluded that an unusual rail design contributed to the death toll in a fiery commuter rail crash that killed six people in a New York City suburb in 2015. The official says about 340 feet of electrified rail pierced a Metro-North Railroad train after it struck an SUV at a crossing in Valhalla, New York. Aditya Tomar, 41, of Danbury was killed in the crash. The official wasn’t authorized to […]

  •  Trump: Senate GOP needs to fulfill promise to end ‘Obamacare nightmare’

    WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump called for Senate action on healthcare from the White House Monday and said Obamacare was “death.” Trump urged Republican senators to “do the right thing” on an overhaul effort. In a televised address Monday, Trump sought to push his party on the eve of a key vote. Flanked by families that he dubbed “victims” of President Barack Obama’s health care law, Trump called the law a “nightmare” and asked if GOP senators would “side with […]