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In Palm Beach, Florida, home to President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, several hundred people gathered carrying anti-Trump signs as they prepared to march as part of Saturday's planned protests. Across the globe, people hit the streets on the anniversary of Trump's inauguration, marching against...
The worst of the residential foreclosure crisis may be in Connecticut’s rearview mirror, but a report this week still ranks the state high among all states for homeowners with troubled mortgages. In 2017, one in 128 properties was in a stage of foreclosure in Connecticut, placing it fifth highest...
After at least a dozen barn fires in Connecticut since October, the most recent of which killed 24 horses at Simsbury’s Folly Farm last month, barn owners and horse lovers were left wondering what they could do to prevent further tragedy. Some turned to Jon Nowinski of the Connecticut Emergency...
A veritable bureaucratic mixup threatened the livelihood of somewhere between 35 and 45 Puerto Rican families sent to Connecticut after being displaced by Hurricane Maria. And now, state and local political leaders are urging federal authorities to correct their error. “We’re here because FEMA,...
Donald Trump was attending a celebrity golf tournament at a Lake Tahoe resort in July 2006 when he met the adult-film star Stormy Daniels, she later said. Daniels said she took the future president up on his offer to ride around the lakefront course in his golf cart. "That was actually my first...
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Roma, (EFE).- El responsable de la aplicación del sistema de vídeo-arbitraje (VAR) en Italia, Roberto Rosetti, afirmó hoy que cinco meses después de su puesta en marcha el balance es positivo y, aunque hay situaciones mejorables, proseguirá... The post FÚTBOL: El VAR tiene efectos positivos appeared first on Periodico Identidad Latina.
San Juan (Argentina), (EFE).- El piloto español Carlos Sainz (Peugeot), líder del Dakar en coches, conserva cerca de 45 minutos de ventaja sobre el francés Stéphane Peterhansel (Peugeot), segundo en la general, tras una etapa que se la adju... The post DAKAR: Sainz, 45 min. de ventaja appeared first on Periodico Identidad Latina.
Santiago de Chile, (EFE).- El presidente electo de Chile, Sebastián Piñera se reunió hoy con el senador oficialista Alejandro Guillier, a quien derrotó ampliamente en el balotaje de las elecciones presidenciales, el pasado 17 de diciembre.
Washington, (EFE).- Las autoridades migratorias estadounidenses pidieron hoy a los salvadoreños que viven y trabajan en Estados Unidos, gracias al Estatus de Protección Temporal (TPS), que renueven ese permiso entre el 18 de enero y el 19 d... The post EEUU: Salvadoreños con TPS renueven permiso appeared first on Periodico Identidad Latina.
Washington, (EFE).- El presidente estadounidense, Donald Trump, tachó hoy a México como “el país más peligroso del mundo” y aseguró que nunca ha cambiado de opinión sobre cómo debería ser el muro y quién debería pagarlo, un tema que ha … ... The post EEUU: Trump arremete contra México appeared first on Periodico Identidad Latina.
HARTFORD — Jalen Brunson scored 23 points and top-ranked Villanova routed former Big East rival UConn 81-61 on Saturday. Donte DiVincenzo added 17 points for the Wildcats (18-1), who complete their non-conference schedule at 13-0. Jalen Adams scored 19 for UConn (10-9), which has now lost five games this season by at least 20 points. The Wildcats hit just two of their first 13 shots, but still led 13-5 after a pair of 3-pointers by DiVencenzo. A jumper from Adams […]
One year after women took to the streets in droves to protest President Donald Trump’s inauguration, marchers are gathering again in cities across the country and around the world in sharp rebuke to Trump’s presidency and in continuation of a still-growing international movement. This second year of the Women’s March also comes in the middle of the #MeToo movement, which has shed light on sexual misconduct and ushered in social change in a wide bevy of industries. It also comes […]
Countless newlyweds have chosen Ed Sheeran’s ballad, “Thinking Out Loud,” to play during their first dance. Now, the British singer-songwriter gets to decide if he wants it played at his own wedding. Sheeran, 26, announced Saturday morning that he and his longtime girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn, are engaged. “Got myself a fiancé just before new year,” Sheeran wrote on Instagram. “We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx.” Sheeran told People Magazine last year that he’s […]
LONGMEADOW, MA – Massachusetts State Police are urging people to avoid I-91 near the Connecticut border as they clean up from a crash involving at least six vehicles including two tractor-trailer trucks. Massachussetts State Police responded to the crash around 7 a.m. in the morning. A noon-time tweet from the Massachusetts State Police said “In short, avoid I-91 in Longmeadow.” Traffic is being detoured onto Route 5 in Enfield. The crash, which left debris scattered over a long stretch of […]
GROTON – Three duck hunters have been rushed to the hospital after their boat overturned in Long Island Sound about 9:15 a.m. The Coast Guard says a person watching the boat through binoculars saw it overturn in the waters of Mumford Cove, between Bluff Point and Groton Long Point. They responded along with Environmental-Conservation (EnCon) Police from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and the Groton Long Point Fire Department. One man was found on shore at Bluff Point […]
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Connecticut leaders reacted after last-minute negotiations in Washington crumbled Friday night, leading to a federal government shutdown that halts all but essential operations.Connecticut’s Democratic congressional delegation placed blame on the Trump Administration and Republicans. Former Classmate of Tortured Child Recalls Him as 'Famished' Senator Chris Murphy claimed that the reason for the shutdown was Republicans refusing to sit down and work out a budget alongside Democrats and argued that short-term spending bills were not a viable solution."Republicans asked to be given control of the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives,” the senator said in a statement. “They got it, and this is what America gets – total, complete dysfunction. The continuing resolution President Trump is trying to force down our throats is terrible for Connecticut – it guts funding for community health centers, inadequately funds our state's military contractors, and may lead to the deportation of thousands of immigrant kids. Instead of punting and passing a fourth continuing resolution, President Trump and Republicans could choose to sit down and write a real budget with Democrats this weekend, but they are refusing. That's really sad.” Blood Test to Detect 8 Cancers Early Gives Promising Results Senator Richard Blumenthal also criticized Republican leadership. His statement read, in part:“Congress must do its job. Serious talks and compromise by the Republican leadership and the President could have avoided this self-inflicted crisis – and still can. Governing month to month through short term extensions has the effect of a slow motion shutdown – short-changing and damaging our military, health care and opioid addiction programs, disaster relief, as well as protection of Dreamers. There is bipartisan consensus behind every single major issue before us: defense spending, funding for the opioid crisis and pensions, disaster relief, community health centers, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and avoiding mass deportation of the Dreamers. I will continue to call for good faith negotiations, but only Senator McConnell can call these measures for a vote and end this self-inflicted crisis." Government Shutdown Takes Effect After Senate Talks Fail The Senate failed to get the 60 votes needed on a motion that would have ended debate and proceed to a final vote on the short-term funding bill. The final tally was 50-49.The Republican-controlled House passed the continuing resolution, or CR, Thursday night, which would have kept the government open for another month. Both parties blamed each other in the chaotic close to Donald Trump’s first year as president."And Mr. President...what we just witnessed on the floor was a cynical decision by Senate Democrats who shoved aside millions of Americans for the sake of irresponsible political gains. The government shutdown was 100 percent avoidable...completely avoidable,” argued Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky).During the shutdown, most federal buildings will close and employees will be furloughed. Long-term responses to natural disasters will also hit the pause button. The IRS’s automated processes will continue, but anything requiring people, such as customer service, will close.On the flip side, military operations will continue, although some training exercises may stop. TSA agents and air traffic control will continue work. The United States Postal Service is an independent agency so its operations will not be affected. And veterans hospitals have already been funded.Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy says the state has made preparations to mitigate the impacts of the shutdown as much as possible.“Connecticut has made preparations to mitigate the impacts of the Trump shutdown as much as possible. My office has been in contact with agency heads and contingency plans have been updated. But unless the President and Congressional Republicans do their job, Connecticut residents who work for the federal government will not be paid, contractors will be laid off, and loans to Connecticut small businesses won’t be made,” he said in a statement.The Democrat also placed blame for the shutdown on President Trump and his Republican allies.“This shutdown lies squarely on the shoulders of President Trump and his GOP allies in Congress, and their tactics could not be more cynical. A bipartisan agreement exists that would keep the federal government open while ensuring protection for Dreamers and extending the Children’s Health Insurance Program. But instead of working together and adopting a commonsense solution, Republicans are digging their heels in and holding hostage health insurance for nine million kids, including 17,000 in Connecticut,” Malloy said in a statement.Rep. John Larson also released a statement, which read in part."Republicans control the House, Senate, and the White House, yet they could not fulfill the most basic of function of governance – keeping the federal government open. We have gone from stopgap to stopgap without any meaningful attempt from Republicans to work bipartisanly on a long term budget agreement. In the process they’ve failed to adequately fund disaster relief and address the opioid crisis, left the immigration status of 700,000 Dreamers in limbo, and put the health care of millions of kids, including 17,000 in CT at risk."The last time the government shut down was in 2013, and it lasted 16 days. Both parties are expected to return to the Capitol over the weekend to begin considering three-week version of a short-term spending measure.
North Haven police are trying to identify the suspect in a gas station robbery.Police said around 9:25 a.m. on Jan. 18, a male suspect entered the Exxon Gas Station at 77 Washington Avenue. The suspect passed a note demanding money and showed a handgun. Former Classmate of Tortured Child Recalls Him as 'Famished' The suspect made off with an unknown amount of cash.Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact North Haven police at 203-239-5321. Blood Test to Detect 8 Cancers Early Gives Promising Results Photo Credit: North Haven Police Department
The US Coast Guard was unable to continue work to break ice jams on the Connecticut River in Haddam Saturday due to an issue with their boat.The USCG has been in Connecticut working to break up ice jams. On Wednesday, the Town of Haddam declared a state of emergency because of the danger of flooding. Former Classmate of Tortured Child Recalls Him as 'Famished' Coast Guard officials said one of their vessels, the Bollard, was damaged Friday and is currently out of commission while repairs are made. Officials did not specify what happened. It is currently docked in Essex.Another vessel, the Hawser, did continue work further down the river north of the I-95 bridge in Old Lyme Saturday. Blood Test to Detect 8 Cancers Early Gives Promising Results The state Department of Transportation confirmed that the East Haddam Swing Bridge, which was expected to be closed for several hours as the Coast Guard worked, was open to drivers due to the change of plans.Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com
The shutdown of the federal government will affect the everyday lives of people across the country, regardless of whether they're government workers. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers will be off the job, military death benefits would be suspended and the Smithsonian museums will close. 'Very Strong' Democratic Sentiment to Oppose GOP Budget Bill Here’s a list of what you can and cannot do during a government shutdown. We'll be adding to the list; if you know of something we've left off, email us and we’ll research it. Check out some of the questions and answers we've received below.During a shutdown, you can: Fact Check: Trump's Claim That Shutdown Would Hurt Military Get Social Security benefits: Payments would continue to be issued, and the Social Security Administration says they do not expect delays to payments.Send and receive mail: The U.S. Postal Service will continue to deliver mail and keep post offices open, because it is funded through the sale of postage, products and services.Visit a national park: The Department of the Interior will keep national parks open, but with reduced services.Visit a Veterans Affairs hospital: VA hospitals would remain open because they have already been funded. Be protected by the FBI, Coast Guard and law enforcement agencies: Government functions essential to public safety would continue to operate.Travel by air: Federal air traffic controllers and most Transportation Security Administration agents would continue to work. Cross the border: U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents would stay on the job.Eat meat safely: Meat inspectors with the U.S. Department of Agriculture would continue to report to work because they're essential for public safety.Watch for updates on Robert Mueller's investigation: The investigation is funded by Congress, not the Department of Justice.Reopen the federal government: Representatives and Senators would remain on the job, but many staff members would be sent home.Watch a Supreme Court argument: The highest court in the land would remain open.Continue your health care through several government programs: the Indian Health Service, Health Resources and Services Administration and the National Institutes of Health would continue treating current patients.Get help for mental health crises or addiction: the disaster distress helpline, treatment locator, treatment referral line and the suicide prevention line would remain open.Buy necessities with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits: TANF received full or advanced appropriations in the last fiscal year.Buy necessities with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Child Nutrition Programs, and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC): According to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, FNS will ensure ongoing services through these programs. They are funded through March without additional appropriations.Receive Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program payments: States have the funding to continue paying Medicaid recipients through June, the department of health and human services says.Use key functions of the federal healthcare exchange: Healthcare.gov would allow Americans to determine their eligibility on the exchanges. During a shutdown, you can't:Get military death benefits: Most military functions are covered under the Pay Our Military Act, but death benefits would likely stop until the government reopens.Visit the Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island: Both sites are closed due to a lapse in appropriations. Visitors with tickets were directed to statuecruises.com for refunds. Harbor cruise tours would be available until the government shutdown is resolved.Visit a Smithsonian museum, starting Jan. 22: The Smithsonian museums would close starting Monday, Jan. 22 if the government shuts down. Visit the National Zoo, starting Jan. 22: See aboveCheck the legal work status of an employee: The E-Verify system allows employers across the country to check on immigration status, but it's a federal website, which means it would be shut down.Get food through federal nutrition programs: The Senior Nutrition program and Native American Nutrition and Supportive Services would stop.Become a new National Institutes of Health patient: Unless the NIH director steps in, the agency wouldn’t take new patients during a government shutdown.Email questions and answers:Q: Will VA disability payments be paid?A: According to U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster’s website, “According to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, survivor benefits are similar to disability/pension benefits paid to veterans. Thus, survivors currently in receipt of Dependency and Indemnity Compensation or Survivors' Pension will continue to receive those payments. New claims may be delayed.” https://shuster.house.gov/government-shutdown-faqQ: Will funding for high education, such as direct unsubsidized loans, will be distributed to institutions?A: Contact your higher education institution to see how the government shutdown affects them. It would depend on how that program is funded.Q: How will passport applications be affected, both for filing them and for applications in the midst of being processed?A: The State Department will continue to issue passports and provide other consular services. However, processing passport applications are on hold until the government reopens. Passport centers within federal buildings are closed.Q: Will military commissaries be closed?A: The Defense Commissary Agency does not have a process for operations during a government shutdown. However, it is likely that stateside commissaries would close, while those overseas would remain open since they are considered "essential." There does not appear to be a definite answer at this time.Q: During the shutdown, will we still get disability checks?A: Social Security and disability checks continue to go out. New applications may be delayed.Q: Do you know if people who receive child support via attorney general will still receive the checks?A: I cannot find anything to indicate whether those payments will continue. You should contact the attorney general to find out their situation.Q: Would IRS taxpayer assistance centers still be open?A: If those assistance centers utilize federal workers, it is likely those workers would be furloughed on Monday if the shutdown continues. Call before heading to a center to see if they are open.Q: What about military funerals that are scheduled next week? At a national cemetery? Are those suspended during the shutdown?A: According to the Arlington National Cemetery, they will remain open and conduct normal operations during the shutdown. Q: How about tax returns?A: Tax refunds could be delayed, because IRS workers are likely to be furloughed on Monday if the shutdown continues.Q: I was wondering will public transportation still be available. Also will it affect the shelters and being placed in a permanent housing?A: If those agencies involve federal employees, it is unclear what will happen on Monday as many federal workers are expected to be furloughed. Your best bet is to contact those agencies directly to see how they are impacted.Q: How about immigration? My wife is Filipina and we are navigating the immigration process for her and my 10-month-old son. Do you know if the USCIS department is still working during this shutdown?A: According to the National Law Review, “Adjudications at US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the agency at the US Department of Homeland Security that reviews nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions and applications for immigration benefits, is fee-funded, and should continue on a normal schedule.”Q: Would we still be able to collect unemployment benefits from the state?A: Yes, unemployment benefits will still be distributed. In fact, even federal employees may be eligible for Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) during a government shutdown. Eligibility is determined by state law.Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images, File