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Michigan governor said to have met with Biden as he looks for VP

In a June 17, 2020, file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer has extended Michigan's coronavirus emergency through Sept. 4, enabling her to keep in place restrictions designed to curb COVID-19. The Democratic governor on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, pointed to an uptick in cases. Since nearly two months ago, the seven-day statewide average is up six-fold, to about 700. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, D-Mich., traveled to Delaware to meet with Joe Biden last weekend as he headed into the final stretch before deciding on a running mate.

Biden apologizes for comments on racial diversity among Black people

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event at the William

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden apologized late Thursday for comments he made earlier in the day that suggested that the African American community was not diverse.

Last-ditch virus aid talks collapse; no new help for jobless

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., left, accompanied by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., right, speak to members of the media after meeting with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows as they continue to negotiate a coronavirus relief package on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive collapsing Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money have ended in disappointment

Virus aid talks on brink of collapse; sides 'very far apart'

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows look to each other as they speak to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Washington talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money are teetering on the brink of collapse

Trump, McConnell huddle; virus aid talks at risk of collapse

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin arrives at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Hopes are fading on Capitol Hill for reaching agreement this week on a coronavirus relief bill

MORE NATIONAL POLITICS NEWS

Congress urges Postal Service to undo changes slowing mail

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., joined by Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Lawmakers from both parties are calling on the U.S. Postal Service to immediately reverse operational changes that are causing delays in deliveries across the country just as big volume increases are expected for mail-in election voting

Commission rejects Trump push to add debate against Biden

President Donald Trump walks towards members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. and then on to Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates has rejected a request from the Trump campaign to either add an additional general election debate or move up the calendar for the contests

'See you in court': ACLU files nearly 400 cases versus Trump

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2017, file photo Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU's Immigrants' Rights Project, carries court documents after a news conference outside a federal courthouse in Greenbelt, Md. As of this week, the ACLU has filed nearly 400 lawsuits and other legal actions against the Trump administration, some meeting with setbacks but many resulting in important victories. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

As of this week, the American Civil Liberties Union has filed nearly 400 lawsuits and other legal actions against President Donald Trump's administration

Biden won't attend Democratic convention in Milwaukee amid coronavirus concerns

In this July 28, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event at the William

Joe Biden will not accept his party's presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee later this month because of concerns over the still-raging coronavirus pandemic, Democratic officials announced Wednesday.

Progress slow as urgency grows on virus relief legislation

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, left, accompanied by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, right, speaks to members of the media following a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky as negotiations continue with Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California on a coronavirus relief package on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The latest negotiating session on a coronavirus relief bill has wrapped with modest concessions being made by both sides

Progress slow on virus relief bill as negotiations continue

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, speaks as she stands next to Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., right, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. Schumer and Pelosi met earlier with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows as they continue to negotiate a coronavirus relief package. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Progress is coming slowly as lawmakers craft another major response to the coronavirus pandemic

Progress slow on virus relief bill as negotiations continue

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, left, speaks as she stands next to Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York., right, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. Schumer and Pelosi met earlier with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows as they continue to negotiate a coronavirus relief package. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Progress is coming slowly as lawmakers craft another major response to the coronavirus pandemic

Another fake Pelosi video goes viral on Facebook

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

A manipulated and widely shared video that depicts House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., slurring her speech and appearing intoxicated was labeled "partly false" by Facebook over the weekend, renewing scrutiny on social media and its role in reining...

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Eversource shames the politicians courting it

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Police logs - Aug. 8, 2020

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.

Two displaced after New London kitchen fire

Two people have been displaced after a kitchen fire broke out in a 30-unit apartment building at 73 Washington St. on Friday afternoon. There were no injuries.

Ledyard police investigating apparent suicide

Town police are investigating an apparent suicide Friday afternoon in a dirt-pulloff area in the vicinity of Route 12 between Route 214 and River Drive near the Gales Ferry School.

Police logs - Aug. 7, 2020

Arrests by state police and local departments across the region.

LOCAL NEWS

What is it like to campaign for state Senate in a pandemic?

People listen to Bob Statchen, right, Democratic candidate for state Senate in the 18th District, during a candidate forum Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, hosted by Eastern Connecticut in Solidarity at Veterans Memorial Park in Jewett City. Mark DePonte, candidate in the primary for the 45th District state House seat, also participated in the event. Statchen will face Republican incumbent Sen. Heather Somers in the November election. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

State Senate candidates in southeastern Connecticut are taking different approaches to door-knocking, and getting creative.

Waterford Historical Society holds event during historic summer

People look at the paintings on display among the farm equipment in the barn during the

This was 2020, the year everybody was required to wear face masks, stand 6 feet apart and have their temperatures taken before entering any of the Waterford Historical Society buildings.

He lost touch with his brother after joining the Navy; 35 years later, he's hoping to find him

Michael Rosado is seen here in this photograph from the 1980s. His brother, Carlos Rosado, hasn't seen him since. (Courtesy of Carlos Rosado)

Carlos Rosado last saw his brother Michael in the mid-1980s. His search regained steam more than 10 years ago, when he received a letter from his foster mother saying Michael had contacted her.

Bug experts: 'Do not be afraid' of large cicada killer wasps

A cicada killer stings a cicada again Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, as it works to drag it into its burrow in the yard of an Old Lyme home.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

These notoriously large wasps have re-emerged in Connecticut in numbers higher than typical this summer, but they're not likely to attack humans, experts say.