New data showing that about 70% of Connecticut residents now live in communities experiencing spikes in coronavirus infections led Gov. Ned Lamont on Thursday to give more municipal leaders the option of reverting back to the state's second phase of reopening, under which there are more rest…

HARTFORD — Rich Collins is trapped in the maze of coronavirus-related travel restrictions in the Northeast. The Rhode Island firefighter has custody of his 5-year-old daughter every other weekend in an agreement with his ex-wife, but he can't bring her to his home because she lives in upstat…

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — While Democratic candidates for the General Assembly contend they have a strong record to run on, despite COVID-19 greatly limiting legislative successes in 2020, Republicans have latched onto the police accountability legislation that passed in a special session, beli…

BOSTON — Judge Juan Torruella, who served nearly four decades on the Boston-based federal appeals court and took part in such high-profile rulings as the tossing of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence, died Monday at the age of 87, the court said.

LONDONDERRY, N.H. — The coronavirus has reached into the heart of the White House once more, little more than a week before Election Day, and the president’s top aide says “we’re not going to control the pandemic.” Officials on Sunday scoffed at the notion of dialing back in-person campaigni…

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The presence of ranked choice voting on the ballot in Maine is a new wrinkle in a state famous for its own Yankee brand of political independence, and could play a role in deciding the presidency.

PLYMOUTH, Mass. — Four centuries after white Europeans stepped off the Mayflower and onto America’s shores, some descendants of the colonists are wrestling with the complicated legacy of their ancestors amid a global racial reckoning.

With the number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the rise, Gov. Gina Raimondo on Wednesday urged Rhode Islanders to scale back their Thanksgiving holiday plans by avoiding out-of-state travel and limiting celebrations to just those who live within the same household.

LGBTQ Catholics and their allies in the U.S. welcomed Pope Francis’ endorsement of same-sex civil unions, the first time he’s done so as pontiff, while some prominent members including a bishop said Wednesday that he was blatantly contradicting church teaching.

Reps. Rosa DeLauro and Jahana Hayes, the most senior and junior members of Connecticut's all-Democratic delegation to the U.S. House, are facing not only anonymous internet antagonists, but also aggressive Republican challengers in the 2020 election.

In 2018, state Sen. Heather Somers earned 55 percent of the vote to defeat challenger Bob Statchen, a Democrat, for the 18th District Senate seat. This year, Statchen is hoping for a reversal of fortunes as the two go head-to-head for the right to represent the district.

Residents who are elderly or medically at-risk, as well as health care workers and other essential workers, will likely receive the first doses of an anticipated COVID-19 vaccine in Connecticut, according to a draft state distribution plan submitted Friday to the federal government.

Children in Rhode Island will still be allowed to go trick-or-treating on Halloween, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Thursday, but she urged people not to hold Halloween parties, even if they are within the state's gathering limit of 15 people.

Census advocates across the nation made last-ditch efforts Thursday to get as many households to answer the 2020 census, which has been challenged by a pandemic, natural disasters, court fights and the Trump administration's push to have it end a month earlier than planned.

STONINGTON — The COVID-19 pandemic and issues including racism, criminal justice reform, police accountability and climate change were all topics of discussion Tuesday evening as the four candidates for state legislature and two candidates for probate judge went head-to-head for the first time.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Coronavirus outbreaks at two long-term care centers in the same Connecticut town have been linked to a resident of one of the facilities and staff who work at both locations, health officials said Wednesday. The state Department of Public Health launched an investigation.

NEW YORK — When it comes to sympathetic figures, landlords aren’t exactly at the top of the list. But they, too, have fallen on hard times, demonstrating how the coronavirus outbreak spares almost no one.

NEW YORK (AP) — Motorists and mass transit riders in New York already facing fare and toll increases next year and in 2023 could face drastic service cuts if the federal government doesn't help the Metropolitan Transportation Authority out of a gaping budget hole brought on by the COVID-19 p…

HARTFORD — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont's administration has begun the process of planning for the distribution of an anticipated coronavirus vaccine, announcing Friday the members of a wide-ranging advisory group that will recommend a statewide strategy.

    NEW LONDON — Because of the rising incidence of COVID-19 in local communities, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital is restricting visitor access except under extenuating circumstances. The restrictions will apply at inpatient and outpatient facilities of the hospital. These are the same policies th…

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Dr. Deborah Birx of the White House coronavirus task force said Thursday she's concerned about the uptick in COVID-19 cases in the Northeast, noting how more people are becoming infected because of indoor family gatherings and social events.