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  • Announcement expected as Democrats prep impeachment articles

    House Democratic leaders preparing articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump are expected to announce next steps early Tuesday. Speaker Nancy Pelosi convened the House chairmen leading the impeachment inquiry in her office after a daylong Judiciary Committee hearing that laid out the case against Trump. Democrats are warning of the risk his actions toward Ukraine now pose to U.S. elections and national security. Rep. Jerrold Nadler of the Judiciary Committee and other have not disclosed how many articles of […]

  • Lamont doesn’t rule out January vote on transportation bill

    HARTFORD–  Gov. Ned Lamont is hopeful state lawmakers will vote next week on a transportation improvement plan that includes truck-only tolls, but he’s not ruling out a possible special session in January. The Democrat said on Monday that he and legislative leaders have discussed holding a special session Dec. 16-19, but if leadership wants more time, a vote can happen in January. The new regular legislative session begins in February. Lamont and Democratic legislative leaders appear to agree on a […]

  • Eli Manning facing familiar foe in return to lineup

    PHILADELPHIA — Eli Manning will try to resurrect his NFL career in the stadium where he made his debut 15 years ago. The two-time Super Bowl MVP makes his first start since Week 2 when the New York Giants visit the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night. Manning is filling in for injured rookie Daniel Jones, who has a high ankle sprain. Manning turns 39 next month and will become a free agent after the season. But he isn’t thinking about […]

  • Ice bucket challenge inspiration Pete Frates dies at 34

    A former college baseball player whose battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease helped inspire the ice bucket challenge has died. Pete Frates was 34. Frates’ family says he died Monday. The ice bucket challenge has raised more than $200 million worldwide for research into ALS, which is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Participants would challenge others to share videos of themselves dumping a bucket of icy water over their own heads to raise awareness. The fundraiser began in 2014 when […]

  • Dozens feared dead in eruption of New Zealand volcano

    A New Zealand volcano has erupted in a tower of ash and scalding steam while tourists were exploring the moon-like surface, killing five people and leaving perhaps two dozen others missing and presumed dead. Eighteen survivors have been taken off White Island. Authorities say the site is too dangerous for rescuers to search for the missing, and aircraft have seen no signs of life. People are questioning why tourists were allowed to visit the island after scientists noted a recent […]

  • Paul Rudd and Finn Wolfhard star in first trailer for ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’

    The ghosts have escaped New York. In the first trailer for director Jason Reitman’s “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” the spooky action has shifted from Manhattan to rural Summerville, where single mom Callie (Carrie Coon) moves into an old farmhouse owned by her late father. That father turns out to be former Ghostbuster Egon Spengler (played by the late Harold Ramis in the original two movies), who has left all of his paranormal equipment hidden around the property. When Spengler’s grandchildren – Phoebe […]

  • Supreme Court leaves Kentucky’s ultrasound law in place

    The Supreme Court has left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions. The justices did not comment on Monday in refusing to review an appeals court ruling that upheld the law. The American Civil Liberties Union had challenged the law on behalf of Kentucky’s lone remaining abortion clinic. The ACLU argued that “display and describe” ultrasound laws violate physicians’ speech rights under the First Amendment. The federal appeals court […]

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    Middletown police identify man killed while crossing street

    MIDDLETOWN — A 68-year-old man has been killed in Connecticut after being struck by a car while crossing the street. Police in Middletown said Albert Burgess, 68, had been crossing Newfield Street at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday when he was struck by a Dodge SUV. Burgess lived on Newfield Street. Burgess was taken to Middlesex Hospital in Middletown and later pronounced dead. Police say the driver, 28-year-old Daryl Franklin, was not injured. It’s not clear if he faces any charges. […]

  • Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker has died

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker has died at age 92. Volcker headed the central bank from 1979 to 1987. When he took over, the economy was suffering from runaway inflation. Volcker pushed interest rates to historic highs to tame it, triggering a recession. More recently, President Barack Obama made him an economic adviser when he took office after the financial crisis of 2008. Volcker took charge of the Fed in August 1979, when the U.S. economy was slipping into […]

  • Anti-doping agency bans Russia from international sporting events for four years

    SWITZERLAND — Russia was slapped with a four-year ban from international sports events, including next summer’s Tokyo Olympics, over a longstanding doping scandal. But its athletes will still be able to compete if they can show they are clean competitors. The ruling by the World Anti-Doping Agency’s executive committee means that Russia’s flag, name and anthem will not appear at the Tokyo Games, and the country also could be stripped of hosting world championships in Olympic sports. The sanctions are […]

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