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Man arrested after overdoses at downtown city park

Aug. 15, 2018 4:36 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — More than 30 people overdosed Wednesday from a suspected bad batch of "K2" synthetic marijuana at or near a city park in Connecticut. No deaths were reported, but officials said two people had life-threatening symptoms. Most of the overdoses were on the New Haven Green, a popular,...

Connecticut parties pick dueling businessmen for governor

Aug. 15, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's two major political parties chose wealthy businessmen with little to no elective experience as their gubernatorial candidates in the November election. While their pedigrees may sound familiar to voters, the two candidates claim to be very different from one another. "I...

WWII POWs, buried as unknowns, to get Hawaii memorial marker

Aug. 15, 2018 4:20 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Army Air Corps veteran Daniel Crowley endured more than three years of slave labor while being held prisoner by Japan during World War II. This week, the 96-year-old is in Hawaii to participate in a dedication honoring about 400 Allied prisoners killed when a Japanese ship similar to a...

UConn greats expect program to climb back to elite status

Aug. 15, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Don't tell Jim Calhoun or his former players that UConn is no longer an elite basketball program. Yes, the Huskies have missed the NCAA Tournament three times in four years and are 30-35 the past two seasons while playing outside a power conference. UConn is under investigation by...

Man pleads guilty to sexual assault at Connecticut casino

Aug. 15, 2018 11:08 AM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A New Hampshire man faces eight years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman he forced into his hotel room at a Connecticut casino. Nicholas Soucy, of Newton, New Hampshire, pleaded under the Alford doctrine Tuesday to second-degree sexual assault and unlawful restraint. That...

Trump tweets endorsement for Bob Stefanowski

Aug. 15, 2018 10:35 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — President Donald Trump has given his endorsement to Connecticut Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski. The former GE executive, who pitched himself to voters as Bob the Rebuilder, won Tuesday's five-way Republican primary for governor in an upset. The Republican...

Dems pick 'firsts,' GOP goes for Trump fave in primaries

Aug. 15, 2018 10:20 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In a night of firsts, Democrats in Vermont's primary chose the nation's first transgender gubernatorial nominee. In Minnesota, they picked a woman who would be the first Somali-American member of Congress. Connecticut Democrats nominated a candidate who could become the first black...

Fatal shooting in Kent ruled a case of self-defense

Aug. 15, 2018 9:48 AM EDT

KENT, Conn. (AP) — Prosecutors say a fatal shooting in Connecticut last year was a case of self-defense and no charges have been filed. State's Attorney David Shepack told the News-Times on Tuesday that Andre Edness' death in a Kent home in December "appeared to be a lawful exercise of self-defense." State...

Leader of Connecticut ministry charged with abusing child

Aug. 15, 2018 9:25 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — The leader of a home-based ministry in Connecticut has been charged with abusing the baby son of two of his followers. The Hartford Courant reports that Robert Nichols was charged Friday with first-degree assault, intentional cruelty, and injury to children. He posted $150,000 bail...

Primary night: Dems go for diversity, GOP for Trump choices

Aug. 15, 2018 2:03 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face of the GOP old guard in favor of a rising newcomer aligned with President Donald Trump. In Vermont, Democrats rallied behind the nation's first transgender...