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US astronaut Rick Mastracchio smiles during space suit test prior to blast off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan early on November 7, 2013. Russia on November 7 launched into space a trio of Russian, Japanese and US astronauts carrying an unlit Olympic torch that will for the first time be taken on a spacewalk to mark the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.  The Soyuz-FG rocket and Soyuz-TMA capsule, emblazoned with the symbols of the Sochi Games and the Olympic rings, blasted off for the International Space Station (ISS) from Baikonur.    AFP PHOTO/ POOL / SHAMIL ZHUMATOV        (Photo credit should read SHAMIL ZHUMATOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Connecticut’s Mastracchio Back on Earth

By DMITRY LOVETSKY    Associated Press   DZHEZKAZGAN, Kazakhstan (AP) _ A Russian Soyuz space capsule carrying three astronauts who had spent a half-year aboard the International Space Station landed Wednesday in the steppes of Kazakhstan. […]

05/13/2014

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Arrest Made After White House Lockdown

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Access to the White House complex was halted for about an hour Tuesday after a vehicle followed a motorcade carrying President Barack Obama’s daughters through the gates. Uniformed agents immediately stopped the […]

05/06/2014

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Another Guilty Plea in Eli Lilly Heist

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A Florida man pleaded guilty on Friday to participating in the 2010 theft of about $80 million in prescription drugs from an Eli Lilly warehouse in Connecticut. The U.S. Attorney’s […]

05/02/2014

Federal Express (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Six Shot At Georgia FedEx Center

Police swarmed a FedEx center where a shooter opened fire Tuesday morning, injuring at least six people at the package-sorting station north of Atlanta.

04/29/2014

Electric Boat shipyard (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

More Navy Business for Electric Boat

General Dynamics said Monday it has secured a $17.65 billion contract to build attack submarines for the U.S. Navy.

04/28/2014

Hillary Clinton Speaks At The University Of Miami

Hillary Clinton Speaks at UConn

STORRS, Conn. (AP) _ Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tells an audience at UConn she believes the outcome in Ukraine will be a bad one for Russia. Clinton, who is considering another run for […]

04/23/2014

Governor Dannel Malloy welcomes home Connecticut National Guard troops. (WTIC's Michael Guerrera)

Nearly 300 CT National Guard Troops Welcomed Home

More than 275 members of three Connecticut National Guard units have been welcomed home in a formal ceremony at the O’Neill State Armory.

03/18/2014

Senator Chris Murphy (Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images)

New England Senators Want Better Syria Plan

U.S. senators from Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are part of a bipartisan group of lawmakers calling on President Barack Obama to develop a stronger strategy for addressing the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

03/15/2014

Tufts University program will help pay travel and living expenses for students wanting to take time off from classes. (Getty Images)

College To Offer Students Money To Take A Year Off

Tufts University “gap year” program will help students on leave pay for housing and other expenses.

03/14/2014

Aircraft Land At Heathrow Airport At Sunset

4 Americans On Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight

A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 239 people including four Americans en route to Beijing has gone missing over the South China Sea.

03/08/2014

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2011: A Look Back at Top News Stories

2011 was rollercoaster year, with political scandals, a fair share of global upheaval, as well as crises both economic and environmental here at home. Take a look through the biggest events of 2011 in our chronological look back at the past 12 months…

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