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  • Former U.S. test site sues nuclear nations for disarmament failure

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The tiny Pacific republic of the Marshall Islands, scene of massive U.S. nuclear tests in the 1950s, sued the United States and eight other nuclear-armed nations on Thursday, accusing them of failing in their obligation to negotiate...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Access And TVCCA Partner To Commemorate Community Action Month

    The Access Community Action Agency and the Thames Valley Council for Community Action (TVCCA) are commemorating 50 years of Community Action with a joint press conference featuring Congressman Joe Courtney on May 2 at noon at the Uncas on Thames Shelter,...
  • Mom on death penalty for Torrez: 'I only wish I could do it myself'

    Mom on death penalty for Torrez: 'I only wish I could do it myself'
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – After hearing days of testimony implicating Jorge Torrez as the killer of two young girls in Illinois in 2005, jurors decided today that he should be put to death in a separate case – the murder of a sailor four years later....
  • Michelle Obama changes Kansas speech date after students protest

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - First lady Michelle Obama has switched her plans to address a high school commencement ceremony in Topeka, Kansas, in May after students protested that her presence would limit the number of family members they could invite to the...
  • Judge strikes down NY limits on donations to 'super PACs'

    Judge strikes down NY limits on donations to 'super PACs'
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday reluctantly struck down New York's limits on donations to independent political action committees as unconstitutional, potentially ushering in a new era of "super PACs" in state campaigns. District Judge...
  • Transportation Secretary says Newport News is not alone in seeing fewer passengers

    Transportation Secretary says Newport News is not alone in seeing fewer passengers
    Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport is not alone in seeing a drop in passengers. Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne on Thursday told the Peninsula Airport Commission the problem has affected every airport in the state, with the exception...
  • Marc Johnson, Vermeer Quartet cellist, 1947-2014

    Marc Johnson, Vermeer Quartet cellist, 1947-2014
    Cellist Marc Johnson joined the internationally acclaimed Vermeer Quartet a few years after it was founded and performed with it at nearly all the major music festivals and venues in the world over more than three decades. "The cello is the foundation...
  • FBI Releases Heavily Blacked Out Sandy Hook Records

    FBI Releases Heavily Blacked Out Sandy Hook Records
    The FBI has released about 175 pages of heavily blacked-out documents from the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre investigation. Of the 175 pages released in response to a Courant Freedom of Information request, 64 were completely redacted and most of...
  • Trade deal eludes Obama in Japan; more talks planned

    WASHINGTON While failing to seal a deal on his ambitious plan to expand trade in the Pacific Rim, President Barack Obama on Thursday said a long-stalled trade pact still can be finalized if Japan opens its markets and accepts more U.S. exports of...
  • GM says facing multiple probes into recent recalls

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors revealed on Thursday it is the subject of five different government probes related to its massive recalls, including two previously unreported investigations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and a...
  • Caroline Kennedy backs Hillary Clinton for 2016

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Caroline Kennedy, the current U.S. ambassador to Japan, says she would support Hillary Clinton if the former secretary of state seeks the presidency in 2016, and she hopes Clinton decides to run. Kennedy and her late uncle,...