White House and Republicans discuss limiting impeachment trial to two weeks

The prospect of an abbreviated trial is viewed by several Senate Republicans as a favorable middle ground.

‘Corruption’ probe meant Bidens, impeachment witnesses say

David Holmes, a career diplomat and the political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Ukaine leaves the Capitol Hill, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, in Washington, after a deposition before congressional lawmakers as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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Former Trump adviser undercuts GOP impeachment defenses

Former White House national security aide Fiona Hill, and David Holmes, a U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, back right, walk to their seats to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, during a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Impeachment witnesses say Giuliani pursued political probes in Ukraine.

Debate clash on race pushes issue to forefront for Democrats

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Race is moving to the forefront of the Democratic presidential primary after Pete Buttigieg used the debate stage Wednesday to connect his experiences as a gay man to black Americans’ long struggle against racism

Graham launches probe into Bidens, Burisma and Ukraine

Graham's letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is seemingly timed to coincide with the conclusion of the public impeachment-inquiry hearings in the House.

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Trump signs stopgap spending bill, averting shutdown

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., attends a ceremony to unveil a portrait honoring former Speaker of the House John Boehner on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Michael A. McCoy)

The Republican-held Senate has passed a temporary government-wide spending bill that would keep federal agencies up and running through Dec. 20 and avert a government shutdown after midnight Thursday

Bloomberg files papers to join Democratic race for president

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2019, file photo, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a news conference at a gun control advocacy event in Las Vegas. Tennessee’s top election officials say Bloomberg has requested a petition that would require securing 2,500 signatures from registered voters in less than a month if he wants to qualify for the state’s Democratic presidential primary ballot. The secretary of state’s office confirmed Wednesday, Nov. 13, that Bloomberg requested the ballot petition earlier this week. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Advisers said the filing was a step toward running for president, following several state ballot registrations, but not an official announcement or public signal that he had made a final decision.

Witness denounces ‘fictional’ Ukraine election interference

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., left, with Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif, the ranking member, concludes a day of testimony by key witnesses as it probes President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)

A former White House Russia analyst is denouncing as “fictional” the contention from some Republicans that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election

What was said during Trump impeachment hearings

In this July 10, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump is joined by Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, second from right, as he arrives at Melsbroek Air Base, in Brussels, Belgium. Sondland was to testify Wednesday before Congress about his involvement in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

‘I now recall’: What to watch in impeachment hearings when Sondland, Trump’s man in Brussels, talks about Ukraine aid, Biden probe

Ambassador Sondland says he ‘followed the president’s orders’ in Ukraine

Gordon Sondland, one of the highest-ranking witnesses yet in the House impeachment inquiry, insisted Wednesday that he and other senior administration officials had “followed the president’s orders” in pushing Ukraine to...

Democratic debate revives clashes over ‘Medicare for All’

From left, Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The top Democratic presidential candidates are clashing over a “Medicare for All” plan to provide universal, government-run health insurance _ again

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Impeachment inquiry refocuses on Trump's push for Biden investigation

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman appears before the House Intelligence Committee on Nov. 19, 2019. (Washington Post photo by Melina Mara)

Three current and former Trump administration officials described Tuesday how they harbored a variety of concerns surrounding a July phone call in which President Donald Trump pressed his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate former Vice President...

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Gov. Lamont, come clean on the stalled New London port deal

The excuse blaming the lawyers on the wording of the document is no longer credible.

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Man who allegedly harassed Facebook forum moderator now charged with smashing windows of two vehicles

State police charged Morgan Dean, 40, with first-degree criminal mischief and first-degree criminal trespass.

Stonington police charge man with making, igniting two Molotov cocktails

Police charged a local man Wednesday with making two Molotov cocktails and igniting them along a wooded area of North Main Street on Oct. 24.

With ladder truck broken, New London firefighters look to neighbors for help

In this file photo,  Jordan Fire Company's ladder truck W15 assists the New London Fire Department with a smoke investigation on Truman Street Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019.  Damage to the New London’s only working ladder truck has the city’s fire department leaning on its neighbors for help. (Tim Cook/The Day)

Damage to the city’s only working ladder truck has the city’s fire department leaning on its neighbors for help.

North Stonington man charged with home invasion

Marc Caswell allegedly assaulted someone with a baseball bat.

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Court cases detail violent clashes between Norwich, New London groups

A New Year's Day stabbing, a Halloween shooting and shootings under investigation in Norwich involved "warring factions" from New London and Norwich, according to court documents and testimony.

Utility cooperative close to naming new CEO, releases 2020 budget

CMEEC annual meeting approved new board leaders, extended an offer to a prospective new CEO and released its 2020 budget.

Essex resident gets first-hand look at impeachment hearing

Kyle Knickerbocker of Essex poses Nov. 13 outside the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (Submitted photo)

Kyle Knickerbocker of Essex happened to be in southern Maryland taking a licensing exam when he got the word that impeachment hearings would be starting a few days later on Nov. 13 at the nation’s capital.

State health department mandate adds pressure to East Lyme water project

Town officials hope to receive $1 million in additional funding for project to address high levels of manganese in some public water.

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House urges court to lift hold on subpoena for Trump records

House Democrats and the Manhattan’s top prosecutor told the Supreme Court Thursday that President Donald Trump’s arguments to shield his tax returns and financial records are weak, and not deserving of the justices’ intervention