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  • Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh making GOP challenge to Trump

    Joe Walsh, a former Illinois congressman and tea party favorite turned radio talk show host, announced a challenge Sunday to President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020, saying the incumbent is unfit for office and must be denied a second term. “He’s nuts. He’s erratic. He’s cruel. He stokes bigotry. He’s incompetent. He doesn’t know what he’s doing,” Walsh told ABC’s “This Week.” The longshot portrayed himself as a legitimate alternative in a party where he said many […]

  • National anthem singer wants a voice in the political arena

    BLOOMFIELD – The man who became known as the national anthem singer for the Hartford Whalers hockey team believes his voice should be heard in the political arena. Tony Harrington is a candidate for town council in Bloomfield, his first attempt at elected office. The 64-year-old Democrat has a doctorate in educational leadership and says he would be an advocate for minorities, the elderly and young people. Harrington estimates he has sung the Star-Spangled Banner thousands of times for the […]

  • Concerns raised about lack of borrowing for transportation

    HARTFORD — Connecticut’s municipal leaders are raising concerns about the lack of state borrowing authorizations, noting the slowdown has affected local repaving and other transportation-related projects. While the General Assembly passed a two-year budget on time this year, lawmakers have yet to finalize the general bonding portion of the budget for this fiscal year and next fiscal year, with negotiations continuing. And the State Bond Commission, which ultimately doles out bond authorizations for capital projects, has met twice since Democratic […]

  • Race through RI, MA, CT highlights East Coast Greenway

    HARTFORD- Teams of runners are racing across southern New England in a relay that will highlight the growing East Coast Greenway. Saturday’s inaugural RIMACONN Relay, sponsored by the Hartford Marathon Foundation, will have team members taking turns running sections of the greenway from Lincoln, Rhode Island to Hartford, Connecticut and passing through a section of Massachusetts along the way. Organizers say 85 percent of the 95-mile course will be on greenway trails, including the Blackstone River Bikeway, Southern New England […]

  • Britain’s Prince Andrew denies knowledge of Epstein’s crimes

    LONDON — Britain’s Prince Andrew responded to intense media scrutiny of his links to Jeffrey Epstein by issuing a statement Saturday denying any knowledge of criminal behavior by his one-time friend who killed himself in a New York jail while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. “At no stage during the limited time I spent with him did I see, witness or suspect any behaviour of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction,” Andrew said in the […]

  • Lightning strike at Tour Championship causes 5 injuries

    ATLANTA  — Five people were injured Saturday when lightning struck a 60-foot pine at the Tour Championship, showering the area with debris, Atlanta police said. The third round of the season-ending PGA Tour event had been suspended for about 30 minutes because of storms in the area, and fans were instructed to seek shelter. The strike hit the top of the tree just off the 16th tee and shattered the bark all the way to the bottom. Brad Uhl of […]

  • Virginia officials mark arrival of first enslaved Africans

    HAMPTON, Va. — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and other state officials are observing the arrival of enslaved Africans to what is now Virginia 400 years ago. Northam said he signed a directive Saturday to create a commission on African American history in the state. He says it will review educational standards and instructional practices to teach black history in the state. Northam says the state must ensure that all students develop a full understanding of the African American voices that […]

  • Bus driver denies locking woman in luggage compartment

    VERNON — A bus driver accused of locking a passenger in the vehicle’s luggage compartment denies the allegations. The Boston Globe reports 49-year-old Wendy Alberty, of Roselle, New Jersey, appeared in Rockville Superior Court in Connecticut on Wednesday. Alberty was charged after Connecticut police received a 911 call Aug. 4 from a New York woman who said she was locked inside the compartment of the Peter Ban bus while she was retrieving items from her bag. The bus was en […]

  • Economic storm clouds hovering over Trump and global leaders

    BIARRITZ, France — Under the threatening clouds of a global economic slowdown, President Donald Trump is confronting the consequences of his preference to go it alone, with low expectations that the leaders of the richest democracies can make substantive progress on an array of issues at their summit in France. The meeting of the Group of Seven nations — Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the U.S. — in the beach resort town of Biarritz comes at one of […]

  • Dave Chappelle Reacts To Hartford

    Dave Chappelle set to host benefit concert for Ohio shooting

    DAYTON, Ohio — Comedian Dave Chappelle plans to host a special block party and benefit concert in Ohio for those affected by the recent mass shooting. Chappelle will be among national and local entertainers planned for the main stage at the “Gem City Shine” event in Dayton on Sunday. WDTN-TV reports the City of Dayton along with the Downtown Dayton Partnership and the Chamber of Commerce will help organize the tribute. The organizers say the event will be an effort […]

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