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Pentagon: Climate change hurting U.S. military

Climate change is already affecting the combat readiness of the U.S. military and providing opportunities for China to exploit, the Pentagon's No. 2 official said Friday.

FDA: Pfizer COVID vaccine looks effective for young kids

This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in Puurs, Belgium. The vaccine appear safe and nearly 91% effective at preventing symptomatic infections in 5- to 11-year-olds, according to study details released Friday, Oct. 22, as the U.S. considers opening vaccinations to that age group. (Pfizer via AP)

Federal scientists say kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear highly effective at preventing symptomatic infections among elementary school children

Baldwin was told gun had no live ammo before movie set shooting

Alec Baldwin speaks on the phone in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office in Santa Fe, N.M., after he was questioned about a shooting on the set of the film

An assistant director of the film “Rust” told Alec Baldwin that a weapon he gave him was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, according to court documents in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Supreme Court won't block Texas abortion law but grants expedited review for Nov. 1

The Supreme Court is seen at dusk in Washington, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. The justices have allowed a Texas law that bans most abortions to remain in effect for now, but they want to hear arguments on Nov. 1 will help the justices decide whether the law should be blocked while legal challenges continue. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Supreme Court on Friday said it will consider legal arguments over the Texas abortion law that is the nation's most restrictive on Nov. 1, and that the law will remain in effect.

EXPLAINER: Where does Gabby Petito slaying probe go next?

This police camera video provided by The Moab Police Department shows Gabrielle

Now that the decomposed remains of Brian Laundrie have been found, where does the investigation into the strangling of his girlfriend, Gabby Petito, go from here

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Pawcatuck man severely burned in kitchen fire

An 18-year-old man suffered severe burns in a kitchen fire at his 8 Richmond St. home late Thursday morning.

Tractor trailer crash on I-395 in Montville causes delays

Police responded about 8:30 a.m. to a tractor trailer that was partially off the road and down an embankment between Exits 9 and 6, police said.

Norwich man to serve 10 years for trying to have sex with teen girl

A Norwich man who tried to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex — but was actually chatting with an FBI agent — has been sentenced to a decade behind bars.

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Homeland Security bill would include $50 million for Coast Guard Museum in New London

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., announced he will push for Congressional approval of a $50 million boost to fundraising for a National Coast Guard Museum in New London.

16 candidates run for 9 spots on the Groton Town Council

Nine Democrats and seven Republicans are running for nine seats on the Groton Town Council.