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Civil rights probe opened into transgender athlete policy

Aug. 8, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The federal Office for Civil Rights has launched an investigation into Connecticut's policy that allows transgender high school athletes to compete as the gender with which they identify. The investigation was announced in a letter Wednesday from the arm of the U.S. Department of...

Records show Lamont putting priority on business leaders

Aug. 8, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has made it a priority in his first months in office to reach out to top executives across Connecticut, embarking on a charm offensive in a state that has seen some of its best-known employers, including General Electric, move away. Lamont, a former...

MGM sues over federal approval of tribal casino deal

Aug. 7, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — MGM Resorts filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging the federal approval of a deal that would allow Connecticut's two Indian tribes to open a third casino in the state. The lawsuit, filed in Washington D.C., seeks to overturn the Department of the Interior's March approval of...

Man who killed calf in Home Depot lot charged with cruelty

Aug. 2, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A butcher shop employee who cut the throat of a runaway calf in a Home Depot parking lot has been charged with animal cruelty, police said Friday. Badr Musaed, 39, turned himself in Thursday to face the felony charge, authorities said. He was released after posting a $10,000 bond....

In a state with crumbling home foundations, relief arrives

Jul. 29, 2019 9:32 AM EDT

VERNON, Conn. (AP) — After worrying for years about the foundations crumbling beneath their houses, hundreds of suburban homeowners in a large swath of eastern Connecticut are getting help from the state to salvage properties that had been doomed by bad batches of concrete. The homes are being lifted,...

Many leads, little progress 2 months after mom vanished

Jul. 23, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two months after a mother of five vanished from a tony Connecticut town, authorities say they're still following up on more than 1,200 tips and leads. But Jennifer Dulos' disappearance remains a mystery. The 50-year-old New Canaan woman went missing on May 24 after dropping her...

Sen. Blumenthal introduces legislation to stop ICE sweeps

Jul. 12, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal introduced new legislation to prevent immigration officers from deporting people living in the country illegally as immigration arrests are expected to start Sunday. The new legislation aims to hold the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Novelist David Baldacci gifts $1M to Mark Twain home

Jul. 12, 2019 9:32 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The historic home in Hartford where Mark Twain and his family once lived has received a $1 million gift from bestselling novelist David Baldacci and his wife. The Mark Twain House & Museum says the gift is expected to support new initiatives including writing programs and more...

Ruling backs airport in dispute over runway length

Jul. 9, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday directed a judge to overturn a Connecticut law that limits the length of Tweed-New Haven Airport's main runway, handing the small public airport a victory in its attempts to expand airline service. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court...

The Latest: Lawmaker urges appeal of airport runway ruling

Jul. 9, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on a federal appeals court overturning a Connecticut law that limits the length of Tweed-New Haven Airport's main runway (all times local): 4 p.m. A top Connecticut lawmaker is urging the state attorney general to appeal a new court ruling that overturns a law limiting the...