Soldier held on spying charges

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Anchorage-based soldier being held on suspicion of spying did not leak or send information using the Internet and did not harm U.S. security, an Army spokesman said Wednesday.

Spc. William C. Millay, a 22-year-old military policeman arrested Friday by Army counterintelligence agents and the FBI, remains in the Anchorage jail under a military detention order.

"Because of the close cooperation between Army Counterintelligence and the FBI, any information that might have been transferred was stopped," an Army spokesman said in an e-mail Wednesday. "Millay was being observed well before any damage could have occurred."

Thousands angry that their power is still off

HARTFORD, Conn. —Frustrations grew Wednesday as more than a million Northeastern homes and businesses went a fourth day without power after a freak weekend snowstorm, with many schoolchildren again staying home and some residents languishing in shelters that provided heat and meals.

Connecticut, the hardest-hit state, still had more than half-million customers without power by the afternoon, down from a peak of more than 800,000. Huge swaths of the state had also lost power for days to the remnants of Hurricane Irene in August, and residents were growing restless.

Ada Lachelier, 76, a retiree who sought warmth at the Conard High School shelter in West Hartford, said she would like to rally other customers of Connecticut Light & Power, the state's largest utility, to skip payment on their next two bills in protest of the delays.