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'Potentially Catastrophic' Hurricane Maria Devastates Dominica, Heads For Puerto Rico

Updated at 11:10 p.m. ET Hurricane Maria is about to hit St. Croix and then move on to Puerto Rico as a "potentially catastrophic" Category 5 hurricane. "The eye of Maria will move near or over St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands within the next couple of hours, then cross Puerto Rico on Wednesday," according to the National Hurricane Center 's 11 p.m. ET advisory, "bringing life-threatening wind, storm surge, and rainfall impacts to portions of those islands." The hurricane's maximum...

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Just as MGM Resorts announced plans for a $675 million waterfront casino in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs issued a letter to Connecticut officials appearing to throw doubt on the future of the state’s other planned casino in East Windsor.

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Two weeks after Irma pounded the Caribbean, Hurricane Maria is expected to make landfall in Puerto Rico on Wednesday.

Before retail sales of marijuana begin in Massachusetts, researchers are studying the drug's current effect on public safety.

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Not long after the state Supreme Court tossed his original felony convictions and ordered two new trials in 2016, former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez started getting a city pension worth $2,328.76 a month

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Former Secretary of State John Kerry is at Yale University this academic year to collaborate with faculty and students. This week, he’s hosting a series of talks on the lasting impacts of climate change.

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NASCAR’s Ted Christopher died Saturday in a plane crash about 90 minutes after takeoff from Robertson Airport in Plainville.

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Hundreds of jobs for young people were not available this summer, as the state failed to pass a budget in time to fund its Summer Youth Employment Program. But some local organizations stepped up to make some of those jobs available.

Canada is trying to get the word out that walking into the country isn't necessarily a ticket to citizenship.

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MGM International has announced its intention to build a resort casino in Bridgeport. The gaming giant Monday held a ground-breaking ceremony for the project at Steelepoint Harbor on the city’s waterfront. 

Nine months after Iraqi forces drove ISIS from eastern Mosul, the east side's main street has come back to life. Wedding convoys decorated with ribbons and flowers honk their horns. Female drivers pull up in front of pastry shops and stalls piled high with fresh fruit.

Young men cruise by with car stereos tuned to upbeat music instead of ISIS radio and lectures on Islam. Signs advertise new pool halls and shisha lounges.

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Trump To U.N.: North Korea's 'Rocket Man' Kim Jong Un On A Suicide Mission

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTGMu8BrzS8 Updated at 2:45 p.m. ET President Trump delivered a stern warning to North Korea's leader at the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday. "Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime," Trump said, using the nickname he coined for Kim Jong Un and used previously on Twitter . The North Korean leader has defied international sanctions by developing nuclear weapons, along with ballistic missiles that could potentially deliver a...

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