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Spieth, others try to bounce back after missing US Open cut

Jun. 20, 2018 2:38 PM EDT

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Some of the biggest names in golf missed the cut at last week's U.S. Open. They're spending this week in Connecticut looking to fix whatever might be wrong with their game before next month's British Open. Jordan Spieth, the defending champion at both this week's Travelers...

PayPal move blocks sales of school shooting video game

Jun. 20, 2018 11:58 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The developer of a school shooting video game condemned by parents of slain children has lost the ability to sell its products online after being dumped by PayPal. Acid Software said Tuesday that purchases of "Active Shooter" were "temporarily disabled" as its representatives tried...

Proposed Connecticut casino wins key local permit

Jun. 20, 2018 11:03 AM EDT

EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — A proposed casino that would be run jointly by Connecticut's federally recognized Native American tribes to compete with a nearby casino in Massachusetts has won a key local permit. The Hartford Courant reports that East Windsor's planning and zoning commission on Tuesday...

Teenager finds bear breaking into his home for loaf of bread

Jun. 20, 2018 7:49 AM EDT

TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — An 18-year-old Connecticut man who was investigating a loud noise in his kitchen says he came face-to-face with a bear. Carlos Novicky says he found the bear in his Torrington, home on Tuesday after it pushed through a screen window to get a loaf of bread from the counter. Novicky...

Police: Man was racing when he caused double-fatal crash

Jun. 19, 2018 12:10 PM EDT

SHELTON, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have charged a driver they say was racing when he caused a crash that killed two people, including a pregnant woman, and injured five. Police say 19-year-old Abdulaziz Yuldoshev, of Hamden, turned himself in Monday and was charged with two counts of first-degree...

People's United acquires Farmington Bank in $544M deal

Jun. 19, 2018 10:00 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — People's United Bank has agreed to acquire the holding company for Farmington Bank in a 100 percent stock transaction valued at about $544 million. People's United Financial Inc., the holding company for People's United Bank, announced the agreement to acquire First Connecticut...

Man pleads guilty to stealing from bank ATMs

Jun. 19, 2018 8:02 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty in federal court in Connecticut to his role in a scheme to steal tens of thousands of dollars from bank ATMs. Federal prosecutors say 22-year-old Argenys Rodriguez pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit bank fraud. Authorities say the...

In new job, disgraced governor helps fellow ex-cons

Jun. 17, 2018 11:27 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Fresh off his second stint in federal custody, former Gov. John Rowland is now working as a fundraiser for a Christian group that helps convicts return to their communities and turn their lives around. The 61-year-old Republican was released May 25, nearly a year early from his...

Additional service added for new commuter rail line

Jun. 17, 2018 10:35 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has announced that additional service is being added to the CTrail Hartford Line after more than 10,000 passengers rode the new commuter rail line during its opening day. The Republican the extra service is being added for Sunday. Free rides were being offered...

Officials: Free rides on new rail line a hit with passengers

Jun. 16, 2018 4:01 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Transportation officials say thousands of passengers are taking advantage of free rides being offered this weekend on a new commuter rail line linking New Haven, Hartford and Springfield, Massachusetts. The Connecticut Department of Transportation issued an advisory on Saturday...