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Could coastal mansions become eligible for disaster aid?

Jul. 21, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (AP) — On an exclusive Connecticut peninsula, where signs warn outsiders to stay off private roads, eight multimillion-dollar homes with sprawling yards along the Long Island Sound are poised to become eligible for taxpayer-funded disaster aid. That's despite the fact that the Fenwick...

Man whose wife was struck and killed by vehicle sues FBI

Jul. 21, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man says in a $35 million lawsuit filed against the federal government that an off-duty police officer who struck and killed his wife with a vehicle last year worked for the FBI at the time. The New Haven Register reports that Edward Wilczynski, of North Haven, whose...

Famed architect Cesar Pelli dies at 92

Jul. 20, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Architect César Pelli, renowned for designing some of the world's tallest buildings, has died, his firm said. He was 92. Pelli, an Argentine-American whose work ranged from skyscrapers in Malaysia and New York to an arena in Tulsa, Oklahoma, died Friday at his home in New...

Bria Holmes scores 17 points, Connecticut routs Atlanta

Jul. 19, 2019 9:51 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Bria Holmes scored 17 points and the Connecticut Sun routed the Atlanta Dream 98-69 on Friday night for their third straight victory. Jasmine Thomas added 14 points, Jonquel Jones has 12, Alyssa Thomas 11 and Morgan Tuck 10. The Eastern Conference-leading Sun (12-6) were 11 of 26...

Report shows Connecticut lost 1,400 jobs in June

Jul. 18, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A new report shows Connecticut lost 1,400 jobs in June, nearly all coming from local government. The Department of Labor's monthly report, released Thursday, indicates the state's June 3.7% unemployment rate is down one-tenth of a percent compared to May's figure. Andy Condon,...

US heat wave just warming up for long and scorching weekend

Jul. 17, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The heat wave that has been roasting much of the U.S. in recent days is just getting warmed up, with temperatures expected to soar to dangerous levels through the weekend. Communities are preparing by offering buildings as cooling centers and asking residents to check in on relatives and...

Data show many companies contributed to US opioid crisis

Jul. 17, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The maker of OxyContin has been cast as the chief villain in the nation's opioid crisis. But newly released government figures suggest Purdue Pharma had plenty of help in flooding the U.S. with billions of pills even as overdose deaths were accelerating. Records kept by the federal Drug...

3 states sue Trump administration over tax workaround

Jul. 17, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

Connecticut, New Jersey and New York sued the Trump administration Wednesday over an IRS rule that weakens the states' attempts to work around a cap on state and local tax deductions. Attorneys general for the three states filed the lawsuit against the Treasury and IRS in federal court in New York. The suit...

School seeks protective order in suit over student expulsion

Jul. 16, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A private school in Connecticut being sued for allegedly expelling a teenager for his conservative views is seeking a protective order against the teen's family. Cheshire Academy in West Hartford says Theodore and Sonia Mancini have been improperly contacting students to get...

Cyberattacks inflict deep harm at technology-rich schools

Jul. 16, 2019 7:07 AM EDT

AVON, Conn. (AP) — Over six weeks, the vandals kept coming, knocking the school system's network offline several times a day. There was no breach of sensitive data files, but the attacks in which somebody deliberately overwhelmed the Avon Public Schools system in Connecticut still proved costly. Classroom...