Rules set, Senate to hear case for pulling Trump from office

U.S. President Donald Trump flashes a thumbs-up as he arrives at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The 50th annual meeting of the forum is taking place in Davos from Jan. 21 until Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

The U.S. Senate is poised to hear opening arguments  in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial

DC sues Trump inaugural committee, alleging abuse of funds

In this March 11, 2019 file photo, the Trump International Hotel is seen in Washington. District of Columbia Attorney General is suing President Donald Trump's inaugural committee and two companies that control the Trump International Hotel in D.C., accusing the groups of abusing nonprofit funds to benefit Trump's family.  (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

The District of Columbia is suing President Donald Trump's inaugural committee and two companies that control the Trump International Hotel in the nation's capital

Democrats swarm industrial Iowa to prove they can beat Trump

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, speaks at a town hall meeting in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Democratic White House hopefuls are campaigning in the more than two dozen Iowa counties that went from supporting Barack Obama in 2012 to supporting Donald Trump in 2016

McConnell backs off, abruptly eases some Trump trial rules

In this image from video, impeachment manager Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., speaks in support of an amendment offered by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Tuesday with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two late-night sessions later in the week

What to watch as impeachment trial takes off

In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at the InterContinental Barclay New York hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, in New York. It’s the story of a president who either had a “perfect phone call” with Ukraine or abused his power and should be removed from office. What to watch as presidential impeachment arguments get underway in the Senate for only the third time in American history. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Senators like to float above messy politics in what's known by some as the dignified “upper chamber," home of Congress' cooler heads and lofty rhetoric

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Trump impeachment trial to begin with rules fight, long days

American flags blow in wind around the Washington Monument with the U.S. Capitol in the background at sunrise on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Washington. The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump will resume in the U.S. Senate on Jan. 21.  (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is set to unfold at the Capitol

New York Times endorses Klobuchar, Warren in Democratic contest

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., visits with attendees after speaking at a campaign event, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The New York Times has endorsed not one but two candidates for the Democratic nomination for president, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar from the party's moderate wing and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren from its progressive wing

Impeachment: Trump defenders push 'no crime' as Democrats seek removal

President Donald Trump waves upon his arrival back to the White House in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, from a campaign trip to Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

President Donald Trump's defenders are arguing that his pressure on Ukraine broke no U.S. law, and so wasn't impeachable in the first place

White House urges swift acquittal of Trump in 'rigged' impeachment

President Donald Trump leaves the White House, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Washington to attend the annual economic forum in Davos, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

The White House argued in a legal brief filed Monday that the two articles of impeachment against President Trump are "structurally deficient," decrying a "rigged process" and urging senators to "immediately" acquit the president of the charges that...

Trump team, House managers trade sharp views on impeachment

President Donald Trump waves before getting into his vehicle after arriving at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla., Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Trump and his family are spending the weekend at their Mar-a-Lago estate. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Dueling statements from President Donald Trump's legal team and House Democrats offer a preview of the arguments in his impeachment trial

Hillary Clinton to 2020 Democratic voters: pick a winner

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Hillary Rodham Clinton has advice for Democratic voters faced with an unsettled field of presidential contenders: pick a winner

Updated: Dershowitz, Starr on Trump impeachment legal team

In this Dec. 2, 2019 file photo, Attorney Alan Dershowitz leaves federal court, in New York. President Donald Trump's legal team will include former Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr, the former independent counsel who led the Whitewater investigation into President Bill Clinton, according to a person familiar with the matter. The team will also include Pam Bondi, the former Florida attorney general.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

President Donald Trump's legal team will include former Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr, the former independent counsel who led the Whitewater investigation into President Bill Clinton

Trump boosts school prayer, faith groups as he rallies base

President Donald Trump listens to a question during an event on prayer in public schools, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

In a bid to solidify his evangelical base, President Donald Trump is vowing to protect prayer in public schools and taking new steps to give religious organizations easier access to federal programs. Speaking at an Oval Office event and joined by...

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Hearing to make Todt triple murder case warrant public scheduled for Friday

A hearing on whether the arrest warrant for Anthony Todt, a Colchester physical therapist who confessed last week to murdering his wife, children and family dog in Celebration, Fla., should be unsealed and made public is scheduled for Friday,...

Police issue Silver Alert for missing New London teen

Police have issued a silver alert for a 16-year-old girl, classified as an endangered runaway, who has been missing from New London since earlier in the day Tuesday.

Norwich man faces assault, larceny charges in Dec. 13 incidents

A local man faces robbery, larceny and motor vehicle charges stemming from two Dec. 13 incidents that allegedly started with a larceny at Surplus Unlimited.

Waterford police make four arrests in attempted ATV theft

Police have made four arrests over the past month in conjunction with the attempted theft of all-terrain vehicles from Motorsports Nation in April,

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Norwich seeks members for school building committee

The new Norwich school building committee will plan and design a consolidation and renovation of the city school system.

Lee's Kitchen: Packet-baked fish dish also tasty with chicken

The packet included mayonnaise and Dijon, two of my favorite sauce ingredients.

History Revisited: More little-known facts and stories about Shenny’s caddies

The Shennecossett Golf Club caddy identification buttons and shoulder patch shown in this photograph were worn by Groton resident Ronald Boucher when he caddied at the course back in the 1940s. They are now in the possession of his son Michael. (Courtesy of Mike Boucher)

Almost from its beginning and, continuing into the early to mid-1960s, the use of golf caddies at Shennecossett, commonly referred to as “Shenny,” played an important role in assisting golfers.

Vigil for slain members of the Todt family to be held Saturday night in Colchester

As residents of Colchester struggle to understand the murders of the Todt family in Florida last week, employees of Family Physical Therapy are planning to hold a candlelight vigil on the town green Saturday night for the much-loved family.