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  • Case of ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort goes to jury; deliberations begin Thursday

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. —  Case of ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort goes to jury; deliberations begin Thursday. This story is breaking and will be updated.

  • Swimmer suffers puncture wounds in shark attack on Cape Cod

    TRURO, Mass. —  A man swimming off Cape Cod has been attacked by a shark and is being airlifted to a hospital. The assistant harbormaster in Truro, Massachusetts, says the victim is a 61-year-old man. Gary Sharpless says the unidentified victim suffered puncture wounds to his torso and legs Wednesday afternoon. Sharpless says the attack happened around 4 p.m. at Long Nook Beach in Truro. The beach is on the Atlantic Ocean side of the peninsula. The man was being […]

  • John Lennon’s killer is up for parole for 10th time

    ALBANY, N.Y.   — The man who killed John Lennon is up for parole again. Mark David Chapman is scheduled to go before New York’s parole board next week, in what will be his 10th attempt to win release. A decision is expected within two weeks of the parole hearing. The now 63-year-old Chapman is serving 20-years-to-life in the Wende  Correctional Facility in western New York. He shot and killed the former Beatle outside his Manhattan apartment on Dec. 8, 1980. […]

  • Leader of Manchester ministry charged with abusing child

    MANCHESTER — The leader of a home-based ministry in Manchester has been charged with abusing the baby son of two of his followers. Robert Nichols was charged Friday with first-degree assault, intentional cruelty, and injury to children. He posted $150,000 bail and is scheduled in court Sept. 5. In an arrest warrant released Tuesday, a witness told investigators that Nichols, leader of Manchester-based Word of Faith Ministries, labeled the boy “rebellious,” struck his head on the floor repeatedly, placed him […]

  • Puerto Rico officials say all of island now has power again

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico  — Power has been restored to all of Puerto Rico for the first time since Hurricane Maria struck nearly 11 months ago, officials said Tuesday. The island’s electric utility announced that crews working in the southern city of Ponce reconnected the last neighborhood that had been offline since the Sept. 20 storm knocked out the U.S. territory’s power grid. Ponce resident Charlie Colon Nazario told El Nuevo Dia that he was looking forward to no longer […]

  • Stefanowski wins GOP nomination for governor; Lamont wins Democratic nomination

    HARTFORD —  Bob Stefanowski, a former GE executive who pitched himself to voters as “Bob the Rebuilder,” won Tuesday’s Republican primary for Connecticut governor in an upset and will face a fellow wealthy businessman, Democrat Ned Lamont, in November. A political newcomer who bypassed the traditional Republican Party convention process, Stefanowski defeated the party’s endorsed candidate, veteran Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, and three other Republican candidates. It was Boughton’s third attempt to run for governor. The Madison businessman managed to […]

  • Transgender candidate nominated for Vt. governor

    Christine Hallquist’s bid to become the country’s first transgender governor will cleared an historic hurdle on Tuesday. Hallquist won the Democratic primary in Vermont, CNN projects, becoming the first transgender gubernatorial nominee for a major political party, a breakthrough of both substantial and symbolic importance for LGBTQ Americans, in particular the trans community, which has for so long been shut out of the highest levels of elected office. In an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon on Tuesday night, Hallquist said […]

  • Tong wins Democratic nod for attorney general; Hatfield wins GOP primary

    HARTFORD – State lawmaker William Tong has won the Democratic nomination for Connecticut attorney general. The state representative from Stamford was the endorsed candidate in the three-way race. He defeated state Sen. Paul Doyle, who was Tong’s co-chair on the legislature’s Judiciary Committee, and former federal prosecutor Chris Mattei. Tong is the son of Chinese immigrants and is seeking to become the first Asian-American to hold the office. He has campaigned on his willingness to challenge in court the policies […]

  • Corey wins GOP Primary for US Senate, facing Murphy in November

    HARTFORD — Small-business owner Matthew Corey has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Connecticut and will face an uphill battle against Democratic U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy. In Tuesday’s primary the Manchester Republican defeated Dominic Rapini, a national accounts manager for Apple computers. Corey is a U.S. Navy veteran and owner of a Hartford pub and a window-washing business. He earlier unsuccessfully challenged Democratic U.S. Rep. John Larson. Corey has called for more investment in small businesses in low-income […]

  • Hayes wins over Glassman in Fifth Dist.; Santos wins in GOP race

    HARTFORD — A celebrated teacher has defeated the party-endorsed candidate in the Democratic primary for a Connecticut U.S. House seat being vacated by Rep. Elizabeth Esty, who acknowledged mishandling sexual harassment complaints in her Washington, D.C., office. In Tuesday’s primary, 2016 National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes bested former Simsbury First Selectman Mary Glassman. If elected in November, Hayes would become the first black woman elected to Congress from Connecticut. The 45-year-old educator from Wolcott has attracted significant out-of-state […]