Austin Bombing Suspect Kills Himself In Explosion As Police Move In For Arrest

Updated at 7 a.m. ET A man whom police had identified as a suspect in a string of deadly bombings in the Austin, Texas, area this month killed himself early Wednesday by triggering an explosion in his car as officers approached the vehicle to make an arrest, police said today. For now, police have identified the suspect only as a 24-year-old white male. Austin Police Chief Brian Manley says he's awaiting positive identification and notification of next of kin. The suspect died in the Round...

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Malloy: 21-Year-Old Offenders Shouldn't Be Tried As Adults

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says that offenders between ages 18 and 21 should not be integrated into the adult prison system.

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Plan To Save Endangered Whales Faces Pushback From Lobster Industry

The endangered North Atlantic right whale population took a big hit last year, with a record number killed by fishing gear entanglements and ship strikes. Now, an ongoing debate over threats posed by Maine's lobster industry is gaining new urgency.

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Candidate for Governor of New York Cynthia Nixon delivered a blistering speech against Governor Andrew Cuomo, whom she hopes to challenge in a Democratic primary. She was immediately criticized by a Cuomo ally, who questioned Nixon’s qualifications in a controversial remark.  

Riverfront Music Festival Coming To Shelton This Summer

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The Town of Shelton, Connecticut, will put on a new music and arts festival this summer.

Derek Signore, a co-promoter of the Riverfront Music Festival, says it’s a different concept from the Gathering of the Vibes concert in Bridgeport, which was a mainstay in the area for twenty years before shutting down in 2015.

“It would be great if we can capture some of what made that so great. I helped work that festival and I was there as an attendee so I saw it from both sides.”

He says the festival will blend different musical styles and genres.

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Top Republican lawmakers do not support legislation aimed at protecting Department of Justice special counsel Robert Mueller and his Russia investigation from White House interference, insisting that it is unnecessary.

"The special counsel should be free to follow through his investigation to its completion without interference, absolutely," House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters Tuesday. "I am confident that he'll be able to do that. I have received assurances that his firing is not even under consideration."

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New Britain, Connecticut, Mayor Erin Stewart announced on Facebook on Monday that she will seek the Republican nomination for governor.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he supports a State Assembly proposal that would extend the waiting period to purchase guns for up to 10 days.

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A Connecticut lawmaker is once again pushing legislation he says will prevent controversial transfers of state land to municipalities, businesses or individuals.

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Two students were injured when another student opened fire at Great Mills High School in St. Mary's County, Md., according to the local sheriff. The shooter, identified by the sheriff as 17-year-old Austin Wyatt Rollins, was confirmed dead after being taken to a hospital.

Connecticut Senators Ask For Gun Research Funding

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Connecticut’s U.S. Senators are asking leaders of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions for help funding gun violence research.

It’s an elevator pitch Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has made a lot. Climate change is real. It’s man-made. And it’s here. But, he thinks the state could do better.

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Dr. Carol Birks began her work today touring Wilbur Cross High School where she walked into a journalism class. There, she spoke to twelve students on what it meant for her to be the newest superintendent for the New Haven Public Schools.


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