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New England senators seek help to avoid energy disruptions

Nov. 29, 2022 21:06 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Senators from Connecticut, Vermont and Maine called on the Biden administration Tuesday to bring together federal, state and regional officials to find ways to prevent possible energy disruptions this winter across New England. The senators, three Democrats...

Senators to FTC: Probe Twitter security, take needed action

Nov. 17, 2022 18:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reacting to the tumult and mass layoffs at Twitter under its new owner Elon Musk, a group of Democratic senators on Thursday asked federal regulators to investigate any possible violations by the platform of consumer-protection laws or of its data-security commitments. ...

Contest for key House seat in Connecticut remains undecided

Nov. 09, 2022 11:43 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A contest carrying Republicans' hopes of winning a U.S. House seat in Connecticut for the first time in over a decade remained undecided early Wednesday. A victory for U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes, a former national teacher of the year, would complete another...

Blumenthal wins 3rd Senate term, fends off Trump-backed Levy

Nov. 08, 2022 23:11 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday won a third term in office, fending off a challenge from first-time candidate Leora Levy, a Republican who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump. Blumenthal, the state’s former attorney general, focused much...

Democrat Richard Blumenthal wins reelection to U.S. Senate from Connecticut

Nov. 08, 2022 20:05 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Richard Blumenthal wins reelection to U.S. Senate from Connecticut.

Connecticut Senate candidate uses Trump's backing sparingly

Nov. 03, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — She’s the only statewide candidate running in Connecticut this year to be endorsed by former President Donald Trump, but Republican Leora Levy has been cautious in mentioning his political support during her race against Democratic U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal. ...

Connecticut: What to expect on election night

Nov. 02, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

While Connecticut is considered a blue state, certain parts have become more conservative since former President Donald Trump came on the scene, giving the GOP some hope for success this year. Republicans, who have had great success in local races, hope to make inroads in state and...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Oct. 21, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Hartford Courant. October 13, 2022. Editorial: Hartford must have a powerful voice in choice of courthouse site The reactions came soon after the news had been shared about three sites in downtown Hartford being considered as the location for a new federal courthouse....

Biden vows 'consequences' for Saudis after OPEC+ cuts output

Oct. 11, 2022 21:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Tuesday there will be "consequences” for Saudi Arabia as the Riyadh-led OPEC+ alliance moves to cut oil production and Democratic lawmakers call for a freeze on cooperation with the Saudis. Biden suggested he would soon take action, as...

US case against American Airlines and JetBlue heads to court

Sep. 26, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The government's antitrust lawsuit against American Airlines and JetBlue begins Tuesday and the outcome could determine how closely the Biden administration examines other airline deals, including JetBlue's pending attempt to buy Spirit Airlines. The Justice...