Murphy’s Yemen measure advances as lawmakers seek tougher sanctions on Saudi Arabia

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy inched closer to victory Wednesday in his longstanding campaign to end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen as the Senate took a historic vote to begin debate on a measure that would end that relationship.

National Enquirer owner admits it buried stories for Trump

In this Dec. 11, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meets with Democratic leaders the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. The parent company of magazines including the National Enquirer, Us Weekly and In Touch has admitted to engaging in a journalistically dubious practice known as “catch-and-kill” in order to help Trump become president. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Federal prosecutors said Wednesday they will not charge the parent company of the National Enquirer for an illegal hush-money payment

Judge gives Michael Cohen 3 years in prison

Michael Cohen, center, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, accompanied by his children Samantha, left, and Jake, right, arrives at federal court for his sentencing, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in New York, for dodging taxes, lying to Congress and violating campaign finance laws. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

President Donald Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen says his "blind loyalty" to Trump led Cohen to "cover up his dirty deeds."

Flynn argues against prison time in Russia investigation

In this July 10, 2018, file photo, former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn leaves a federal courthouse in Washington, following a status hearing. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Lawyers for former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn are asking a judge to spare him prison time

Moment of reckoning looms for ex-Trump lawyer Cohen

The moment of reckoning has nearly arrived for ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

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Trump argues with Democratic leaders, threatens government shutdown

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence meet with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., left, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., not shown, in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to shut down parts of the government over his promised border wall with Mexico and said the military could the wall if Democrats refuse to vote in favor of the project

Porn star Daniels must pay Trump $293,000 for legal fees in defamation case, judge says

Stormy Daniels, left, speaks to members of the media while attorney Michael Avenatti listens outside a federal courthouse in New York in April 2018. (Bloomberg photo by Victor J. Blue)

Porn star Daniels must pay Trump $293,000 for legal fees in defamation case, judge says

Border wall, budget deal, shutdown await Trump, Schumer, Pelosi meeting

Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., will meet with President Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday, the kickoff of up to 10 days of political posturing and negotiations over whether the...

In possible plea deal, accused Russian agent case 'resolved'

In this April 21, 2013, file photo, Maria Butina, leader of a pro-gun organization in Russia, speaks to a crowd during a rally in support of legalizing the possession of handguns in Moscow, Russia. Prosecutors say they have “resolved” a case against Butina accused of being a secret agent for the Russian government, a sign that she likely has taken a plea deal. The information was included in a court filing Monday.   (AP Photo/File)

Prosecutors say they have "resolved" a case against a woman accused of being a secret agent for the Russian government, a sign that she likely has taken a plea deal

Some Democrats talking impeachment not ready to do it

President Donald Trump meets the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base en route to Philadelphia to attend the Army-Navy football game. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Democrats willing to talk about impeaching Trump admit they aren't ready to actually do it

AP FACT CHECK: Prosecutors' filings do not exonerate Trump

President Donald Trump stands in the seating along the Navy sidelines before the second half of a NCAA college football game between Army and Navy, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump insists that prosecutors' filings fully clear him in the Russia investigation and other legal scandals, but he's mistaken

GOP anxiety spikes as Trump faces growing legal, political perils

President Donald Trump disembarks Marine One and walks back across the South Lawn of the White House on Friday. (Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford)

A growing number of Republicans fear that a battery of new revelations in the far-reaching Russia investigation has dramatically heightened the legal and political danger to Donald Trump's presidency - and threatens to consume the rest of the party...

Comey answers questions on Trump, Clinton probes

James Comey, former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, during an interview in Washington, D.C., on May 8, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer.

Former FBI director James Comey met behind closed doors Friday with members of two House panels as part of a politically fraught inquiry into the conduct of federal law enforcement officials.

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Attorney general investigation of Connecticut Landmarks is finished

The office of Attorney General George Jepsen has been investigating how Connecticut Landmarks has...

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State police to conduct drunken driving spot checks Dec. 21

With a holiday weekend soon approaching, state police have announced they will conduct drunk driving spot checks along Route 2 in North Stonington on Dec. 21.

Stonington man charged after bullet is accidentally fired into neighbor's apartment

Police charged a local man Tuesday night after they say he accidently discharged his gun while cleaning it, sending a bullet through the wall into an adjoining apartment where it struck his neighbor’s refrigerator.

K-9 teams search Stonington High School

Eleven K-9 teams conducted a 15-minute sweep of the hallways and parking lots of Stonington High School on Wednesday morning.

Driver of motorized scooter sustains minor injuries following collision in Norwich

Police said the driver of a motorized scooter sustained minor injuries after a vehicle pulling out of Rosewood Manor collided with him.

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Lee's Kitchen: Three easy recipes for spreading holiday cheer

These recipes can be made right now and will hold for Christmas.

SBS student selected for national Honors Chorus

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Grace Murphy of Gales Ferry was selected to perform as part of the National Association for Music Education’s All Eastern Honors Mixed Chorus.

A stop at the beach

Stan Forostoski of Manchester relaxes in the sun Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at Rocky Neck State Park.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Stan Forostoski of Manchester relaxes in the sun Wednesday at Rocky Neck State Park.

State: Mystic boathouse park site safe for crew team

An artist's rendering shows the view from Route 27 of the Hart Perry Boathouse and the Mystic River Boathouse Park, including proposed parallel parking spaces. (Courtesy of the Mystic River Boathouse Park Implementation Committee)

A state health department epidemiologist has informed the town that it is safe for Stonington High School crew team members to use the Mystic River Boathouse Park site.

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Three found alive inside West Virginia coal mine

Authorities say three people missing since last weekend have been found alive in an underground coal mine in southern West Virginia