Latest Connecticut News

Home break-ins by black bears surge in Connecticut suburbs

Sep. 24, 2018 10:35 PM EDT

CANTON, Conn. (AP) — Tom Bradley had grown accustomed to seeing black bears walk through his Connecticut neighborhood, but this month he was alarmed to find something trying to turn a doorknob to enter his house. He used his key fob to set off his car horn, to scare away whatever was in his garage. When he...

Man falls 250 feet to his death in New Hampshire

Sep. 24, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

FRANCONIA, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a Connecticut man who spent the evening camping atop a waterfall fell 250 feet (76 meters) to his death in New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says 23-year-old Zachariah Peterson, of Jewett City, Connecticut, was killed just before midnight...

Yale law students protest Kavanaugh nomination

Sep. 24, 2018 3:18 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Dozens of students dressed in black staged a sit-in at Yale Law School on Monday to protest the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and demand an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against him. Organizers said allegations of sexual assault and...

Tresnjak makes Met Opera debut in 'Samson et Dalila'

Sep. 23, 2018 3:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Darko Tresnjak thought back to November 2016, when he headed to the acclaimed modernist home designed by Charles Gwathmey in Manchester, Connecticut, he had purchased a year earlier with his husband. "The election happened and I was really depressed, so I went to the house to recuperate,"...

Court to hear arguments over 1966 Spain H-bomb accident

Sep. 23, 2018 1:27 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments involving U.S. veterans who say they were denied disability benefits after becoming ill from radiation exposure while responding to a 1966 accident involving American hydrogen bombs in Spain. The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans...

Dungey scores 3 times, Syracuse beats UConn 51-21

Sep. 22, 2018 9:34 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey's mantra is to annihilate opponents, and so far the senior is doing a pretty good job of it. Dungey rushed for 77 yards and three touchdowns, passed for 286 yards and two more scores without a turnover, and Syracuse beat former Big East foe Connecticut...

Unbeaten Syracuse meets familiar foe in struggling UConn

Sep. 21, 2018 12:11 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Unbeaten after three games for only the eighth time in eight decades, Syracuse concludes a three-game homestand on Saturday against a familiar foe that's struggling. With a game at No. 3 Clemson on the horizon in a week, looking past Connecticut (1-2) isn't an option for the Orange as...

Correction: Homes-Regional Modern story

Sep. 20, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

In a story Sept. 18 about how modernist homes vary by region, The Associated Press misspelled the publisher of two new books on the subject. It is The Monacelli Press. A corrected version of the story is below: More than just glass boxes: Modernist homes vary by region Far from being homogenous glass cubes,...

Judge throws out lawsuit by ex-wrestlers over concussions

Sep. 19, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge in Connecticut has dismissed a lawsuit by 60 former professional wrestlers, many of them stars in the 1980s and 1990s, who claimed World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from repeated head trauma including concussions that led to long-term brain damage....

Lawyer: Evidence could exonerate man in grandfather's death

Sep. 18, 2018 5:47 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A lawyer for a Vermont man accused by relatives of killing his millionaire grandfather and his mother to collect inheritance money said Tuesday that there is evidence that could exonerate him in the death of his grandfather. David Anderson, who is representing Nathan Carman, made...