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Trump Plans To Invite Putin For Autumn Visit, Top Spy Boss Coats Caught Off Guard

Updated at 5:20 p.m. ET President Trump wants to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin for a visit to Washington this autumn, the White House said on Thursday. Press secretary Sarah Sanders said that Trump and Putin had agreed at their summit on Monday in Finland that their security staffs would have an "ongoing working-level dialogue" and as part of that, Trump told national security adviser John Bolton to invite Putin to the United States. That came as news to Director of National...

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New Haven Symphony Orchestra

After a nearly three-year search, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra has announced its next Music Director.

Beginning in the 2019-2020 season, San Francisco-based conductor Alasdair Neale will lead the NHSO, replacing current music director William Boughton who is retiring after 12 seasons with the ensemble. Neale auditioned for the job earlier this year, when he led the orchestra in music by Mozart and Edward Elgar.

Neale has an extensive resume, and currently heads up two ensembles, the Marin Symphony in California and the Sun Valley Summer Symphony in Idaho.

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A four-year old boy died Thursday in West Haven after being left in a hot car. The victim’s two year old brother who was also in the vehicle, was taken to hospital but survived. The vehicle was parked outside an apartment complex in town, but the exact circumstances of the death aren’t yet clear, and police say the incident is still being investigated.

Updated at 8:35 a.m.

The father of two students who survived the Parkland school shooting in February was fatally shot Tuesday while working at his convenience store.

Ayub Ali, 61, was restocking shelves at Aunt Molly's Food Store in North Lauderdale, Fla., when a man with a gun walked in around 12:40 p.m and lingered in the aisles.

Cousins Maine Lobster

Sabin Lomac and Jim Tselikis are no strangers to the Maine lobster bake. They grew up in Maine, and, although they have since moved away, their childhood memories of simple, homemade lobster rolls inspired them to start a business: Cousins Maine Lobster

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Connecticut's employment market performed strongly in June, with the state adding a net 6,100 jobs in the month, according to a preliminary survey.

MGM officials told Massachusetts gambling regulators Thursday that the company is on pace to hire 3,000 employees before it opens its Springfield casino next month. But so far, MGM is coming up short on some hiring goals.

Updated at 5:25 p.m. ET

Seventeen people are dead after an amphibious tourist boat carrying 31 people capsized and sank Thursday during a severe squall in a lake in southern Missouri.

The Ride the Ducks Branson boat sank on Table Rock Lake near the resort town of Branson on Thursday. Divers worked through the night on rescue and recovery operations. On Friday morning, the county sheriff told reporters that all the bodies had been found, bringing the death toll to 17.

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Police departments across the country, including New Haven, report that they’re seeing a rise in internet-related crimes. One officer even took a literary approach to the problem.

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It's hard to imagine having problems with your green bean crop. Bush beans are one of the easiest veggies to grow. It's part of our history. Every kid has probably started bean seeds in their science class and were amazed when it bore fruit!

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The tango you see in glitzy television dance competitions is not what you'd see in Buenos Aires.

And that’s why Gem Duras put together The Connecticut Tango Festival -- to promote the sense of community one would feel doing the dance in Argentina.

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