Democratic impeachment calls swell as McGahn defies subpoena

Ranking Member Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., right, listens as Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., left, speaks at a House Judiciary Committee hearing without former White House Counsel Don McGahn, who was a key figure in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. President Donald Trump directed McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena to testify but the committee's chairman, Nadler, has threatened to hold McGahn in contempt of Congress if he doesn't appear. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Donald Trump's open defiance of Congress sharpened calls from some Democrats to start impeachment proceedings

Justice Dept. offers to share Mueller documents to avoid House action against Barr

In this May 1, 2019, file photo, Attorney General William Barr testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Justice Department says it is willing to provide the House intelligence committee with documents from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, as long as the panel agrees not to take any action against Barr. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

The Justice Department says it is willing to provide the House intelligence committee with documents from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation if the panel doesn't take action against Attorney General William Barr

In Pennsylvania, Trump touts 2020 chances, swipes at Biden

President Donald Trump during a campaign rally in Montoursville, Pa., Monday, May 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

President Donald Trump is voicing confidence in his ability to win Pennsylvania in 2020 and taking a new swipe at one of his leading Democratic rivals

Judge denies Trump bid to quash House subpoena for years of financial records

A federal judge on Monday denied President Donald Trump's bid to quash a House subpoena for years of his financial records from his accounting firm and stayed his order seven days to give the president's lawyers time to appeal.

Hundreds protest Alabama's abortion ban at state capitol

Protesters for women's rights hold a rally on the Alabama Capitol steps to protest a law passed last week making abortion a felony in nearly all cases with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Hundreds of demonstrators have marched to the Alabama Capitol to protest the state's new abortion ban, chanting 'my body, my choice!' and 'vote them out!'

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In wake of Alabama law, Trump tells anti-abortion activists to stay united for 2020

In this May 16, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. For all Trump’s talk of winning, his lawyers are using a legal argument that many scholars say is a pretty sure loser to try to defy congressional attempts to investigate him. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

With Alabama's tough new abortion law stirring divisions on the right, Trump implores anti-abortion activists to stay united for the 2020 election if they want to preserve their gains

Analysis: Do Obama, Trump signal shift in future of presidency?

In their own ways, Donald Trump and Barack Obama, above during the former's inauguration, were two of the most unlikely people ever elected to the presidency, raising the question of whether voters in America are using a new lens through which to judge the qualities and qualifications of presidential aspirants. (Washington Post photo by Jonathan Newton)

For more than two centuries, until the election of 2008, American presidents all looked alike. They were white and male and every one of them came to office with experience in the government, military or both. Barack Obama, the first...

Someone added strokes to Trump's official golf scores

President Donald Trump arrives to the North Lawn of White House in Washington, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, after playing golf at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Donald Trump's account on the U.S. Golf Association system was seemingly hacked to embarrass the president with four fabricated scores.

Mnuchin rejects Democrats' subpoena for President Trump's tax returns

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin gets up after testifying about the budget during a Financial Services and General Government subcommittee hearing, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Friday rejected a subpoena from House Democrats demanding copies of President Donald Trump's tax returns, setting the stage for a court battle over the documents.

U.S.: Flynn described efforts to interfere with cooperation

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn arrives at federal court in Washington. Flynn told the special counsel’s office that people connected to the Trump administration and Congress contacted him about his cooperation with the Russia investigation. That’s according to a court filing from prosecutors Thursday, May 16, 2019, that describes the extent of Flynn’s cooperation with the probe. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn told the special counsel's office that people connected to the Trump administration and Congress contacted him about his cooperation with the Russia investigation

Trump pushes immigration plan favoring 'merit' over family

President Donald Trump speaks at the 38th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump is unveiling a new immigration plan that he says provide a sharp contrast with Democrats

Probe faults premium travel by former EPA head, bodyguards

FILE - In this May 16, 2018 file photo, then-Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog urged the agency on Thursday, May 16, 2019, to look into recovering $124,000 in premium travel charges by former agency head Scott Pruitt and his bodyguards, rejecting Pruitt’s claims that security concerns warranted the first and business class travel at government expense. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

The Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog is urging the agency to look into recovering $124,000 in premium travel charges by former EPA head Scott Pruitt and his bodyguards

NYC Mayor de Blasio is seeking Democratic nod for president

FILE - In this Jan 10, 2019, file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at his State of the City address in New York.  De Blasio announced Thursday, May 16 that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president, adding his name to an already long list of candidates itching for a chance to take on Donald Trump.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) says he is running for president

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Two Stoningtons: One rich and protected, the other going to the highest bidder

Stonington Borough, which has its own Planning and Zoning Commission, with strict rules, protects...

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Police: Norwich resident had 400 bags of fentantyl in his home

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Police: Suspect used screwdriver to stab person in New London

Police are searching for a person who they said used a screwdriver to stab someone else near Riverview Avenue and Crescent Street Wednesday.

Casino staff puts out fire at Mohegan Sun

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Police: Norwich man intentionally crashed into ex-girlfriend's car

Police have charged a Norwich man with intentionally crashing into a car driven by his ex-girlfriend on the evening of April 28.

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Teen Talk: A time to explore many different facets

Last summer, I heard about the opportunity to take a ski patrol course. Although an avid skier, I knew little aside from the fact that becoming a ski patroller would get me a free skiing pass for the coming winter.

New London officials address concerns over proposed city offices move

About 50 residents turned up for a public forum held at 6 Shaw’s Cove to discuss the city's proposal to consolidate and relocate much of its municipal offices into that building as part of a long-term lease that is being negotiated.

UPDATED: Somers clarifies proposed state assistance efforts for Smiler's Wharf

A pending bill that would provide up to $10 million in grant money to the Town of Stonington for infrastructure and other improvements would be solely used for the proposed Smiler’s Wharf project in downtown Mystic and not for other town...

Artist's descendants attend whale-painting unveiling

Hugh Peltz, left, head of corporate services, procurement and property services for Citizens Bank, stands with Susan Tamulevich, executive director of the Custom House Maritime Museum, just after the unveiling of a 1929 Lars Thorsen painting Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at the museum. The painting was donated by Citizens Bank to the museum after an outcry about its possible removal from New London following a corporate consolidation. (Amanda Hutchinson/The Day)

The granddaughter and great-grandson of maritime painter Lars Thorsen said Wednesday they were delighted to hear that the artist's whaling scene, having hung for years in the Citizens Bank building on Eugene O'Neill Drive, would not be leaving the...

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Officials: Last slave ship from Africa ID'd on Alabama coast

Authorities say researchers have located the wreck of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the United States

Flu outbreak sickens over 30 migrants at border center

More than 30 migrants have tested positive for influenza at a major processing center on the Mexican border that was temporarily closed to stop the outbreak