Exit Polls: Ireland's Voters Want To Repeal Abortion Ban

Updated at 7:51 p.m. ET Two exit polls in Ireland's referendum on abortion rights indicate that a majority of voters want to do away with a constitutional amendment that recognizes the "right to life of the unborn." Irish broadcaster RTE's exit poll of Friday's vote indicates that about 69 percent of voters were for repealing the 1983 amendment, and an exit poll from The Irish Times indicated a similar response, projecting that 68 percent of the vote was in favor of repeal. Polling heading...

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Amazon Echo Recorded And Sent Couple's Conversation — All Without Their Knowledge

As secret recordings go, the Portland couple's conversation was pretty mundane: They were talking about hardwood floors. But their Amazon Echo was listening and recording their discussion. The device then sent the recording to someone in their contacts — without the couple's knowledge. The wife, identified only as Danielle, told Seattle TV station KIRO 7 that they learned something was amiss when they received a phone call from the husband's employee who lived in Seattle, telling them what he...

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'Mary Shelley' Is Less Than The Sum Of Its Parts

Nearly all moviegoers know the plot of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus , which Mary Shelley precociously wrote at 18. Many of them are also familiar with the novel's backstory, dramatized in such films as Gothic and Haunted Summer : Mary was challenged to write a ghost story in competition with no less than Lord Byron and her future husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley. Given the familiarity of the material, the makers of Mary Shelley would have been smart to find a new approach....

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Connecticut law students studying under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, are asking state superior judges to let them take the bar exam.

State regulators voted unanimously Thursday not to give Eversource a new hearing for its Northern Pass power line proposal.

That means the case, which has stretched for nearly a decade, will likely go before the New Hampshire Supreme Court. 

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Harvey Weinstein surrendered Friday to authorities at a police station in New York City, where the former Hollywood megaproducer has been charged with rape and sexual misconduct.

Weinstein arrived early in the morning at the New York Police Department's 1st Precinct in Lower Manhattan, ushered into the station by law enforcement officers as members of the media crowded behind metal barriers. He kept his gaze lowered amid a barrage of shouted questions.

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Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto has been acquitted of federal corruption charges.

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Connecticut’s state parks season is underway, and there’s mixed news for hikers in the state.

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Governor Cuomo called in past Democratic Party stalwarts Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden to endorse him, as he received the overwhelming support of delegates at the state Democratic Convention on Long Island Thursday.

Updated at 6:31 p.m. ET

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told NPR in an interview that he continues to support the Mueller Russia investigation — and that nothing in Thursday's hotly anticipated secret briefing on the Russia probe to congressional leaders changed his mind.

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Right-wing talk show host Alex Jones is facing another defamation lawsuit from families of victims of the 2012 Newtown school shooting. Jones has claimed the shootings were faked.

16 Connecticut Companies Make Forbes 500 List

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Connecticut ranks first among six New England states on this year’s Fortune 500 list. The state has sixteen companies on Forbes magazine’s annual list.

Connecticut’s place on the Fortune list ties it with Michigan’s rank for 12th in the country overall.

Four Connecticut-based companies are in the top 100: Aetna, United Technologies, Cigna and Charter Communications.

Norwalk-based Xerox fell more than a hundred spots on the list this year. They were set to acquire the Japanese company, Fujifilm, but that deal fell through.

Vice President Mike Pence told graduating cadets at the US Coast Guard Academy in New London that the administration intends to continue to invest in the service. 

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