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  • Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

    WASHINGTON  — The Trump administration has issued a presidential permit to pipeline builder TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline. White House press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted that President Donald Trump would discuss the pipeline later Friday morning. The State Department says that it determined that building Keystone serves the U.S. national interest. That’s the opposite conclusion to the one the State Department reached during the Obama administration. The State Department says it considered foreign policy and energy security in making […]

  • Woman says boyfriend told her Hernandez killed 2 Boston men; Trial suspended due to illnesses

    BOSTON — Jurors in the double-murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez have heard dramatic testimony from the girlfriend of a man who claims he saw Hernandez fatally shoot two men in 2012. Alexander Bradley, a former close friend of Hernandez, finished his testimony Thursday by insisting he is telling the truth about the shootings of two Boston men. Prosecutors say Hernandez killed Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu after a brief encounter in a Boston nightclub. On Thursday, Brooke […]

  • Police shooting of disturbed man prompts training questions

    HARTFORD — A Connecticut prosecutor who said that a fatal police shooting of a suicidal, knife-wielding man was justified, also said the state should consider more police training on how to deal with emotionally disturbed people. The man, 27-year-old Daniel Reyes, had a history of psychiatric hospitalizations and was killed outside his Thomaston apartment June 26 in what the medical examiner determined was a suicide by provoking police. Prosecutor Brian Preleski said the state should review the training for police […]

  • British Police: Attacker identified in deadly terrorist attack, known to police

    LONDON  — The Islamic State group said through its Aamaq news agency that the London attacker was a ‘soldier of the Islamic State’. Here is the latest on the attack outside Britain’s Parliament (all times local): 3:35 p.m. British police have identified the person responsible for the terror attack near Parliament as 52-year-old Khalid Masood. The police say in a statement Thursday that Masood was born in southeastern England and was most recently living in the West Midlands, in central […]

  • Doctor Talks Prescription Drug Use And Abuse

    Milford psychiatrist gets federal prison for illegal prescriptions

    HARTFORD — A Milford psychiatrist who authorities said prescribed Adderall, Xanax and other drugs to people who didn’t medically require them is headed to prison. Fifty-two-year-old Ljudmil Kljusev, of Fairfield, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to 26 months behind bars. He pleaded guilty in November to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled narcotics and one count of health care fraud. Kljusev forfeited his Milford offices and the nearly $300,000 found in his offices and […]

  • Judge: South Florida man competent for Jewish center bomb plot trial

    MIAMI  — A South Florida man has been ruled mentally competent to stand trial on charges of plotting to bomb a synagogue and Jewish school in support of the Islamic State terrorist group. Prosecutors say a Miami judge issued the decision Thursday for 41-year-old James Medina, who is scheduled to stand trial in August. His attorney had questioned Medina’s mental state and ability to assist in his defense. The FBI says Medina plotted with an undercover informant to bomb the […]

  • Cops: Man found with $1,000 in bogus bills at Crystal Mall in Waterford

    WATERFORD — A New York City man is facing charges after police say they found him with 10 bogus $100 bills outside a Connecticut mall. Police responded to the Crystal Mall in Waterford on Tuesday for reports of someone using counterfeit money. Police say officers found 18-year-old Tyresse Giddeon in the parking lot and arrested him following a brief foot chase. Authorities say Giddeon had $1,100 in cash along with the phony money. He was charged with larceny, forgery and […]

  • Hartford man pleads not guilty in 1 of 3 killings

    HARTFORD — A Connecticut man charged with killing three people in 2008 has pleaded not guilty to one of the homicides. Harold Patterson entered the plea Wednesday in Hartford Superior Court. His cases were continued to April 27. The 35-year-old Hartford resident is detained on $3 million bail on three murder charges filed in December during a cold case investigation by city police and the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors say he fatally shot 34-year-old Raymond “Flip” Hite in June 2008, […]

  • Montville man’s body found in river near submarine base

    GROTON — Authorities said a body has been found in a river near a submarine base. Naval Submarine Base New London spokesman Chris Zendan said sailors found the body of Lyle Dagenais in the Thames River along the base waterfront Tuesday afternoon. Dagenais went missing Feb. 19 after heading to the river to fish and kayak. Crews located his kayak in the village of Gales Ferry the afternoon of Feb. 20. The Coast Guard later called off the search.

  • Connecticut native, ex-Trump campaign chair, Paul Manafort had plan to benefit Putin government

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump‘s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics, The Associated Press has learned. The work appears to contradict assertions by the Trump administration and Manafort himself that he never worked for Russian interests. Manafort proposed in a confidential strategy plan as early as June 2005 that […]