CT Current Conditions as of 05:00 PM EST Wednesday, February 22, 2017 _____ City/Town;Weather Condition;Temp (F);Wind Direction;Wind Speed (MPH);Humidity (%) Bridgeport;Cloudy;50;SSW;3;63% Chester;Sunny;48;SSW;5;66% Danbury;Partly sunny;47;SW;5;70% Groton;Cloudy;46;SW;9;73% Hartford;Partly sunny;54;S;6;54% Meriden;Sunny;50;S;6;58% New Haven;Cloudy;47;Calm;0;68% Oxford;Intermittent clouds;52;Calm;0;53% Willimantic;Sunny;57;SSW;5;47% Windsor Locks;Partly sunny;53;SSW;7;52% _____ Copyright 2017 AccuWeather _____ Keywords: Connecticut, Current Conditions... [Read More]
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The company failing to end a 14-year-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico can... [Read More]
A group of about 40 workers, unhappy with demands for increased productivity, voted to stage a large protest and walkout Dec. 14, in the thick of the holiday season. [Read More]
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The new Graduate Medical Education Regulations (GMER) 2018 recently promulgated by the Medical Council of India (MCI) and slated to be effective from the 2019-20 academic session is like a breath of fresh air for... [Read More]
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For embattled NFL defenses, the calvary is coming on draft day next spring. NFL scouts shared their takes on the top D-linemen in the draft, including three potential top-five picks, a Division-II prospect making noise, and one big name who a scout feels is being overrated. Plus, an Iron Bowl battle between a couple of overachievers. [Read More]
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Entering its seventh year, #GivingTuesday - the Tuesday after Thanksgiving— has grown to become a day to kick off the charitable season when many focus on holiday and end-of-year giving. In an effort to raise awareness of the needs of the community, the board members of the Blessing Box organization that swept the county earlier this year, are asking that shoppers consider purchasing food and personal care items to help fill the five boxes around the county. [Read More]
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Despite overwhelming evidence that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated at the order of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, President Trump stood by Saudi Arabia Tuesday in an extraordinary written statement riddled with exclamation points and subtitled "America First," writing, "It could very well be that the crown prince had knowledge of this tragic event — maybe he did and maybe he didn't! That being said, we may never know all of the facts surrounding the murder of Mr. Jamal Khashoggi. In any case, our relationship is with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia." Trump's statement came even after The... [Read More]
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Israeli intelligence officials desperately tried to prevent Ronen Bergman from writing "Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations," a stunning book exposing the details of Israel's extrajudicial killing program. Israel even changed and extended secrecy laws to prevent Bergman from gaining access to historical documents. Despite this, Bergman gained unprecedented access while writing the book, scouring thousands of documents and meeting with some 1,000 sources. The result is a stunning investigation that dives deep into the targeted killing programs of Israel, which has assassinated more people than any other country in the Western world since... [Read More]
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Nearly half a million people have died from violence in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan since George W. Bush declared a "war on terror" in the wake of 9/11, according to a major new report from Brown University's Costs of War Project. More than 17 years later, the war in Afghanistan is the longest war in U.S. history. Costs of War reports that more than 480,000 people have died from violence in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan—including soldiers, militants, police, contractors, journalists, humanitarian workers and civilians. Several times as many people have died indirectly because of water loss, sewage and other... [Read More]
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Griffin Kiste has spent more than 2,000 days in foster care.He moved nearly a dozen times in those seven years. Then he found a special friend who became his forever family.Griffin, 13, was one of four kids whose adoptions were finalized on Tuesday at the Ionia County Probate Court by Judge Robert Sykes, during the court's annual Adoption Day.Nine-year-old Stormy Jeffrey, two-year-old Miah Hans, and one-year-old Buchanan Taylor also officially joined their new families. [Read More]
Police responded to a report of a stabbing Tuesday night in Reading. [Read More]
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Camp Fire evacuees in California are being asked to leave the settlement tent city "Wallywood" in a Chico WalMart parking lot. It has grown in size and number of victims after the wildfire destroyed Paradise. [Read More]
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Benjamin Franklin, magnetic trees, and erotically-charged séances — Urte Laukaityte on how a craze for sessions of 'animal magnetism' in late 18th-century Paris led to the randomised placebo-controlled and double-blind clinical trials we know and love today. [Read More]
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Some fans bit back after Sarah Michelle Gellar used a sexy photo shoot to post about overeating during Thanksgiving. [Read More]
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A friendship forged over many years and a lot of cups of coffee sparked the idea for a book of poetry and pictures. [Read More]
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but they can get around all that with movie magic. What's really special about this idea is that Tom seems beholden to the idea that being from Boston is critical to the movie's success, which I kinda get. So without further ado ... It's the all-Boston cast of a fictional Tom Brady movie we don't know exists yet. Tom Brady: Mark Wahlberg Rob Gronkowski: John Cena Bill Belichick: James Spader Julian Edelman: Matt Damon Gisele Bundchen: Uma Thurman Robert Kraft: Benjamin Franklin Vince Wilfork: David Ortiz Assistant 1: Donny Wahlberg Assistant 2: Robert Wahlberg A... [Read More]
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ESPN's Bill Walton took his game to a new level at the Maui Invitational. [Read More]
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The White House has reportedly sent a memo to the Pentagon authorizing US troops at the US-Mexico border to defend Customs and Border Protection personnel should the approaching migrant caravans turn violent. The Department of Homeland Security has reportedly assessed that the threat of violence posed to border personnel by the approaching caravans is "minimal." There are presently 5,800 active-duty troops serving at the border as part of an operation that is estimated to cost roughly $72 million. The White House has authorized US troops to take protective measures, including lethal force, to defend border personnel should... [Read More]
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The White House still has reason for concern about the investigation into Russian collusion since no one other than Special Counsel Robert Mueller knows what the outcome of the probe will be, says former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer. [Read More]