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Shooter And 3 Other People Are Dead In Violence At Pensacola Navy Base

Updated at 10:50 a.m. ET At least four people are dead, including the suspected attacker, in a shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola Friday morning. Seven people were injured and remain in the hospital. Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan says the first call of an active shooter came in at 6:51 a.m. local time. Within an hour of the first public alert, his office said, "The shooter is confirmed dead." Deputies who responded to the scene engaged the attacker in a shootout that transpired...

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State Selects Vineyard Wind To Redevelop Bridgeport Harbor, Provide Offshore Power

The city of Bridgeport is the big winner in the state’s latest offshore wind acquisition. “Park City Wind,” a proposal from developer Vineyard Wind, was selected by state officials Thursday and is being billed as the largest purchase of renewable energy in state history.

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Connecticut’s first chief manufacturing officer says one issue dominates his agenda as he takes up his new post: finding enough skilled workers to fill thousands of open positions in the industry.

Updated at 3:25 p.m. ET

California Sen. Kamala Harris is dropping out of the presidential race, citing a lack of funds. She informed her campaign staff of the decision on a conference call and later sent an email to supporters, in which she wrote "my campaign for president simply doesn't have the financial resources we need to continue."

Updated at 6:47 p.m. ET

A federal appeals court has ruled that two banks must comply with a request from Congress for extensive information about President Trump's finances, a win for House Democrats who have been fighting in the courts for months to obtain the president's banking records.

Trump's lawyer Jay Sekulow said in a statement that the president's legal team does not believe the subpoenas are valid.

Former President Jimmy Carter was admitted to a Georgia hospital over the weekend to receive treatment for a urinary tract infection, according to the Carter Center, which says the 39th president "looks forward to returning home soon."

Spokesperson Deanna Congileo said in a statement that Carter "was admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Ga., this past weekend for treatment for a urinary tract infection."

The one thing we know about health care in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race is that it's a top issue for voters.

The latest Tracking Poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation in late November found 24% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents said they want to hear the candidates discuss health care. That's twice the total for the next top issue, climate change, and four times the total for immigration, the No. 3 issue.

With fewer than 100 days left before the 2020 census is fully underway, rural communities caught in the digital divide are bracing for a potential undercount that could make it harder for them to advocate for resources over the next decade.

Navy Awards $22.2 Billion Submarine Contract To Electric Boat

Dec 3, 2019
Courtesy: U.S. Navy

The Navy on Monday awarded a long-awaited, $22.2 billion contract to Electric Boat and its partner, Newport News Shipbuilding, to build the next block of Virginia-class attack submarines.

The contract, in negotiation for more than a year, calls for the building of nine submarines, with a possible tenth if Congress provides the money. The contract will run from fiscal year 2019, which began Oct. 1 2018, through fiscal year 2023.

The Russian government now has the right to classify individual journalists, bloggers and even social media users as "foreign agents" with a new law signed by President Vladmir Putin on Monday.

In a reversal, embattled Rep. Duncan Hunter is now set to plead guilty to misusing campaign donations, likely ending the California Republican's political career.

Hunter told local TV station KUSI in an interview that he has struck a deal to plead guilty to one count of illegal use of campaign funds. He's due in federal court on Tuesday.

"It's important not to have a public trial for three reasons, and those three reasons are my kids," Hunter said.

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After a B-17 plane crashed at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut, some of the PFAS in the firefighting foam washed out of the airport and into nearby communities . A few days after the crash, Paddy Abramowicz, who lives a 5-minute drive from the airport, says she was walking by the brook in her backyard when she saw piles of firefighting foam more than 10 feet high. "It looked like a washing machine had exploded,” says Abramowicz, “and it was coming over both banks of the brook.”

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