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Nickolas Orr of the Idaho National Guard checks in a patient for an outdoor COVID-19 test at Primary Heath Medical Group's clinic in Boise, Idaho, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Troops direct people outside the urgent-care clinic revamped into a facility for coronavirus patients as infections and deaths surge in Idaho and nationwide. Some 1,000 people have died due to COVID-19, and infections this week surpassed 100,000. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

The Latest: National Guard helps at Idaho urgent-care clinic

Dec. 5, 2020 12:27 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho — National Guard troops are directing people outside a Boise urgent-care clinic revamped into a facility for coronavirus patients. Health officials say Idaho’s attempt to hold the coronavirus in check is failing as infections and deaths surge. They’ve halted elective surgeries to...

Hartford Courant, oldest US newspaper, to close its offices

Dec. 5, 2020 11:45 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Hartford Courant, the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States, plans to close the newsroom and offices it has been operating out of since the mid-1940s by the end of the year. Though the newspaper will continue to be published, its parent company said it will...

Flowers lifts Hartford over Central Connecticut 80-65

Dec. 4, 2020 9:42 PM EST

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Moses Flowers had 16 points as Hartford defeated Central Connecticut 80-65 on Friday night. Austin Williams and D.J. Mitchell added 15 points each for the Hawks (2-2). Williams also had 10 rebounds. Traci Carter had 11 points and five steals. Tre Mitchell had 19 points for the...

Louisville's Elizabeth Dixon, left, stops a shot-attempt by DePaul's Dee Bekelja in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Van Lith helps No. 5 Louisville break school points record

Dec. 4, 2020 9:26 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — It was a record-setting performance for Jeff Walz's No. 5 Louisville Cardinals. Hailey Van Lith and Kianna Smith each scored 21 points in the highest-scoring game in Louisville history, a 116-75 romp over No. 20 DePaul on Friday night in the Jimmy V Classic. The Cardinals (3-0)...

FILE- In this March 31, 2020 file photo, members of the Connecticut Air and Army National Guard unload hospital supplies referred to as

The Latest: Conn. extends pandemic jobless benefit to 38,000

Dec. 4, 2020 7:26 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has signed an order allowing the state Department of Labor to expand eligibility for a federal pandemic unemployment program to an estimated 38,000 people who were previously disqualified. Under Friday’s order, $7.5 million from the state’s...

FILE — In this March 28, 2013, file photo, supporters for gun rights gather outside the National Shooting Sports Foundation headquarters in Newtown, Conn. Less than two weeks before the eighth anniversary of the Newtown school shooting, the local governing board has rejected on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, proposed bans on carrying of firearms around town requested by gun control activists who said they were intimidated at protests by armed Second Amendment supporters. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Newtown board blocks proposed gun-carrying restrictions

Dec. 4, 2020 5:19 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The governing board in Newtown, Connecticut — where the country's deadliest grade school shooting took place — has blocked proposed bans on carrying firearms around town from further consideration. The decision came after the board heard from gun control activists who...

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2020, file photo, a worker walks through the hallway of a newly opened field hospital operated by Care New England to handle a surge of COVID-19 patients in Cranston, R.I. States faced a deadline on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, to place orders for the coronavirus vaccine as many reported record infections, hospitalizations and deaths, while hospitals were pushed to the breaking point — with the worst feared yet to come. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

States submit vaccine orders as coronavirus death toll grows

Dec. 4, 2020 4:47 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — States faced a deadline on Friday to place orders for the coronavirus vaccine as many reported record infections, hospitalizations and deaths, while hospitals were pushed to the breaking point — with the worst feared yet to come. The number of Americans hospitalized with...

Florida's Keyontae Johnson shoots over Boston College's Steffon Mitchell (41) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Florida beats cold-shooting Boston College 90-70

Dec. 4, 2020 12:17 AM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Keyontae Johnson had 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead Florida to a 90-70 victory over Boston College in the Legends Classic on Thursday night. Florida (2-0) won both its games at the Mohegan Sun Arena after having games against Massachusetts-Lowell, Virginia and Oklahoma canceled....

Southern California's Drew Peterson, center, shoots under pressure from Connecticut's Tyrese Martin, left, and  Josh Carlton during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn holds off Southern California 61-58 in Legends Classic

Dec. 3, 2020 9:39 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — James Bouknight scored 18 points and Connecticut lead most of the way and held off Southern California in a 61-58 victory in the Legends Classic on Thursday night. Bouknight's 3-point play capped the scoring for UConn (3-0), which had a six-point lead with four minutes to play....

North Carolina State coach Kevin Keatts gestures to the team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against UMass-Lowell, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

North Carolina State beats UMass Lowell for 3rd straight win

Dec. 3, 2020 6:53 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Devon Daniels scored 18 points, Cam Hayes and Jericole Hellems each had 17 points and North Carolina State beat UMass Lowell 90-59 on Thursday night. All three players were in double figures by halftime as N.C. State led 43-19. Hellems scored 13 points, and Hayes and Daniels each...