Justice officials tell Mueller not to stray from his report

In this May 29, 2019, file photo, Special counsel Robert Mueller speaks at the Department of Justice in Washington, about the Russia investigation. House Republicans are pledging tough questioning of special counsel Robert Mueller when he testifies before Congress this week as Democrats plan to air evidence of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump in a potentially last-ditch bid to impeach him. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

The Justice Department has told former special counsel Robert Mueller not to stray beyond his report on Russian election interference when he testifies to Congress on Wednesday

Trump, top Democrats seal deal on federal budget, ensuring no shutdown, default

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, July 22, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

President Donald Trump and congressional leaders announce critical debt and budget agreement

Adviser says Trump's criticism of U.S. not same as four Democrats' words

President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, July 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

A top adviser to President Donald Trump is claiming a "huge difference" between Trump's criticism of America during the 2016 campaign and current criticism of the U.S. by four liberal Democratic congresswoman of color who Trump has been feuding with

Democrats hope Mueller gives credence to their claim of an unlawful Trump

Special counsel Robert Muller speaks at the Department of Justice Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Washington, about the Russia investigation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

House Democrats are hoping Robert Mueller illuminates potential obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump and gives credence to their claim of an unlawful president for millions of Americans who will decide on Trump's political future.

Virginia lawmakers spar on reported Trump visit to Jamestown

President Donald Trump waves as he walks from Air Force One upon arrival at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J., Friday, July 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Virginia lawmakers are sparring after a report President Donald Trump will attend a 400th anniversary celebration of the first meeting of the state's legislative body in Jamestown

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After distancing himself from hostile chant, Trump calls rally supporters 'incredible patriots'

President Donald Trump gestures upon arrival at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Friday, July 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

A day after he sought to distance himself from a hostile chant by his supporters, President Donald Trump lashed out at the media for its coverage of the episode and called the crowd at the North Carolina rally "incredible patriots."

Trump to nominate Eugene Scalia for labor secretary

President Donald Trump calls to the media as he waits to greet Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte as he arrives at the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Donald Trump says he will nominate lawyer Eugene Scalia to be his new labor secretary

Mnuchin: Negotiators agree on core elements of budget deal

US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin answers reporters after the G-7 Finance Thursday, July 18, 2019 in Chantilly, north of Paris. Top finance officials from the Group of Seven rich democracies are warning that cryptocurrencies like Facebook's Libra should not come into use before

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says negotiators have reached an agreement on the core elements of a deal to increase the government's borrowing cap and set a $1.3 trillion overall level for the agency budgets that Congress passes each year

Trump's harsh words on 'squad' reinforce dark posts online

In this July 15, 2019, photo, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks as, from left, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., listen during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. Long before President Donald Trump attacked the four Democratic congresswomen of color, saying they should “go back” to their home countries, they were targets of hateful rhetoric and disinformation online.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Long before President Donald Trump attacked 4 Democratic congresswomen of color, they were targets of hateful rhetoric and disinformation online

Trump falsely claims he tried to stop 'send her back' chant

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar speaks to supporters as she arrives at Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport, Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Minnesota. President Donald Trump is chiding campaign supporters who'd chanted

President Donald Trump is chiding campaign supporters who'd chanted "send her back" about a Somali-born congresswoman whose loyalty he's challenged

Senators: Bill on 9/11 victims fund to be voted on next week

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, speaks at the AARP Presidential Forum at the Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf, Iowa on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.  (Olivia Sun/The Des Moines Register via AP)

Senators from both parties say they have an agreement to vote on a bipartisan bill to ensure a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money

DHS leader says fewer than 1,000 family separations

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan is sworn in to testify before a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan says fewer than 1,000 children have been separated from their parents at the border during this budget year

House OKs $15 minimum wage, setting marker for 2020 campaign

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 17, 2019.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House Democrats approved legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, showcasing the progress, and challenge, of a signature issue for the party ahead of the 2020 election.

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Norwich woman faces larceny charges in alleged purse theft

A woman was charged in connection with an alleged theft of two Stop & Shop employees’ purses from the store’s employee locker room, police said.

New London Fire Department extinguishes vehicle fire

The New London Fire Department said it extinguished a vehicle fire on Interstate 95 Northbound prior to Exit 85 that was reported at 12:21 p.m. Tuesday.

Police: Pawcatuck man found in girl's bedroom, charged with sexual assault

Police said they charged an a 18-year-old Pawcatuck man with sexual assault Tuesday morning after he was found in the bedroom of a 13-year-old girl.

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Norwich utilities commission appoints Chris LaRose as general manager, approves contract

The 'acting' title was removed from new Norwich Public Utilities General Manager Chris LaRose’s title Tuesday, with an approved three-year contract.

Salvation Army revives Boys & Girls Club in New London

Girls in the new Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of New London, from left, Amani McClellan, 12, Jaivana Monplaisir, 10, Diana Coronado, 13, and Edwina Wallace, 13, joke around after finishing their lunch Tuesday, July 23, 2019, during a local history program at the New London Historical Society's Shaw Mansion. The Salvation Army has revived the Boys and Girls Club that had closed with the shuttering of the Thames River Apartments on Crystal Avenue last year. The program at the Shaw Mansion has the children studying their personal family history and will culminate with the Aug. 8 opening of an exhibit of personal

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of New London County, a partnership between the two nationally affiliated groups, has opened in New London.

As other states require consent for pelvic exams, Connecticut bill stalls

Connecticut was one of more than a dozen states to introduce a prohibitive bill, but it didn't go anywhere this session.

Libertarian, petitioning candidate added to Norwich City Council ballot

Two-time Libertarian mayoral candidate William Russell and petitioning candidate Rebecca Melucci will be on the Norwich Nov. 5 election ballot for City Council.