Michael Melia - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Michael Melia Stunned FBI agents grapple with Comey firing WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI agents continued to reel Wednesday from Director James Comey's unceremonious dismissal a day earlier, their surprise at the manner of his ouster coupled with questions about who will next lead the bureau. Many agents working in field offices across the country learned about their director's firing in much the same way he did: from ne... Thu, 11 May 2017 01:44:00 GMT 2017-05-11T01:44:00Z Connecticut police close investigation of school sex abuse HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut State Police investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by teachers at a boarding school in the rural, northeastern corner of the state has been closed without producing any criminal charges. The Pomfret School, one of several exclusive private schools that have been addressing past abuses, disclosed in Septem... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:02:00 GMT 2017-04-19T15:02:00Z Black teen wins essay contest on topic of white privilege A black teenager who wrote about the "unavoidable" racial issues he faces growing up in an affluent, predominantly white Connecticut town has won an essay contest on the topic of white privilege. Chet Ellis, a 15-year-old sophomore at Staples High School in Westport, described a discussion on getting into college one day during track practice. He wrote that a white friend sa... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 17:08:00 GMT 2017-04-04T17:08:00Z For US attorneys spared in purge, a lame-duck period begins HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Ousted in a purge of President Barack Obama appointees, U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly spent the weekend clearing out her office, receiving calls from well-wishers and making tearful farewells. Then, on Sunday night, she learned she would be staying. Daly, the top federal law enforcement official for the district of Connecticut, is amon... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:26:00 GMT 2017-03-16T18:26:00Z Construction halted on mosque with too-tall minarets NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — After exceeding a city height limit, builders of a mosque on New Haven's outskirts are wrestling with how to cut 24 feet from its soaring, crescent-topped minarets. In a clash between government and religion, the city has halted all construction on the building until the mosque figures out what to do about the 81-foot towers. ... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 20:37:00 GMT 2017-02-14T20:37:00Z Mark Twain House hopes for boost from 1879 fairy tale HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Notes that Mark Twain jotted down from a fairy tale he told his daughters more than a century ago have inspired a new children's book, "The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine." At the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, there is excitement that the story could help introduce the writer to wider audiences — and provide a financial lift for the nonp... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 19:31:00 GMT 2017-01-25T19:31:00Z Navy to scatter vet's ashes near site of 1963 sub sinking HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — For a half-century after the deadliest submarine disaster in U.S. history, Navy Capt. Paul "Bud" Rogers struggled with feelings that it should have been him — and not his last-minute replacement — on the doomed voyage of the USS Thresher in which 129 men died. This week, at his family's request, a Navy submarine is bringing his crem... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:38:00 GMT 2016-11-30T16:38:00Z