Ann Lopez

Producer
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The U.S. Navy is working to develop a new high-tech gadget that can quickly identify whether a debilitating mineral exists in concrete. That mineral is at the heart of a problem plaguing thousands of Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations.  

Fred Beckham / AP

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a defense spending bill that could increase the production of Virginia-class submarines by Connecticut-based Electric Boat. But funding for the extra submarines remains uncertain.

Representative Joe Courtney, D-CT2, voted against the bill. Speaking before the vote on Thursday evening, Courtney said Republicans designed the bill in a way that gives Secretary of Defense James Mattis too much discretion on how the money will be spent.

Steve Miller / AP

On Tuesday Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed an executive order to review the economic viability of the Millstone Nuclear Power Station.  The outcome of the study could decide if the plant will remain open.   

Farah Abdi Warsameh / AP

A global hunger crisis has grown so severe that a group of international relief agencies, including Connecticut-based Save the Children, are doing something they’ve never done before. They’re raising money together.  

Mike Groll / AP

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is calling on Amtrak to scrap a plan that would create “economy” style seating on-board its Acela and Northeast Regional Train service.    

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