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Jonathan Sackler, co-owner of Purdue Pharma, dies

Jul. 6, 2020 1:31 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jonathan Sackler, one of the owners of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, has died, the company confirmed. Sackler died June 30, according to a court filing. He was 65 and the cause of death was cancer. He was the son of Raymond Sackler, one the brothers who bought drug company Purdue...

FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo, Whisky 2 company Cadre Jacob Denns, right, shouts instructions to swab Nicolas Fisher, left, of Pelham, N.H., on the first day of a seven-week indoctrination to military academy life for the Class of 2023 at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. The school, like other service academies and military training centers, has made major changes because of the coronavirus pandemic. That means the eight weeks of boot camp for new cadets, known as

Coast Guard alters training for incoming class due to virus

Jul. 6, 2020 10:35 AM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — There will be nobody screaming in the face of 18-year-old Ellie Hiigel when she arrives Wednesday for training in advance of her first year at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and that has her mother a bit disappointed. The school in Connecticut, like other service academies and...

2 men charged in 1993 killing of Bridgeport diner custodian

Jul. 3, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police have arrested two men in connection with the fatal shooting of a 77-year-old restaurant custodian whose killing had gone unsolved for 27 years. Bridgeport police said Danarius Dukes was apprehended Thursday in Stamford, and authorities announced Friday that...

Man falls 20 feet through the floor into a hidden well

Jul. 1, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

GUILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man wasn't wishing at this well. Christopher Town was helping a friend move into a mid-19th century home in Guilford on Sunday when he fell through a floor and landed 20 feet (6 meters) down in a well that had been covered up by an addition years ago. He ended up...

White man called police on Black and Hispanic men at marina

Jun. 29, 2020 9:55 AM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A video showing a white man calling the police on a group of Black and Hispanic men in Connecticut has prompted a police investigation and is drawing comparisons to a similar incident in New York’s Central Park last month. Stamford police identified the white man as city...

Dylan Frittelli, right, of South Africa, confers with his caddie on the 17th hole during the first round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Hilton Head Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Frittelli 4th tour player to test positive for coronavirus

Jun. 28, 2020 8:35 PM EDT

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Dylan Frittelli became the fourth PGA Tour player to test positive for the coronavirus and had to withdraw from Rocket Mortgage Classic next week in Detroit. Frittelli missed the cut at the Travelers Championship, playing the opening two rounds with Ian Poulter and J.T. Poston. The...

Dustin Johnson reacts after sinking his putt on the 15th green during the final round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament at TPC River Highlands, Sunday, June 28, 2020, in Cromwell, Conn. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Johnson wins Travelers to extend career-long season streak

Jun. 28, 2020 8:04 PM EDT

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Dustin Johnson won the Travelers Championship on Sunday to end a long drought and extend his career-long season victory streak to 13. Johnson closed with a 3-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Kevin Streelman at fan-free TPC River Highlands. Johnson last won in Mexico City in...

FILE - In this June 18, 2020 file photo, Jason Day of Australia, follows his shot from the 12th tee, during the first round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C.  Day has asked to be tested for COVID-19 just before the third round of the Travelers Championship in Connecticut. Officials have decided to have him play as a single Saturday, June 27 as a precautionary measure.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

The Latest: Man City will give Liverpool guard of honor

Jun. 27, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Manchester City will form a guard of honor for new English Premier League champion Liverpool when they meet next Thursday, City manager Pep Guardiola said. Liverpool took the title City have owned for the last two years this...

Brendon Todd looks at a competitors tee shot while sheltering from the rain with an umbrella on the 18th hole during the third round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament at TPC River Highlands, Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Cromwell, Conn. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Todd matches Johnson's 61 to take the lead at Travelers

Jun. 27, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Brendon Todd and Dustin Johnson each shot career-low 61s at the Travelers Championship on Saturday, leaving Todd with a two-stroke lead over the 2016 U.S. Open champion. The 34-year-old Georgian, playing a couple holes behind Johnson, had a chance at the tournament's second 60 of...

This Dec. 2017 photo provided by Julie Griffith shows Julie Griffith, left, with her mother Mabel Porter, center, and Griffith's husband, David, as they pose for a photo at a nursing home in Oregon, Ohio. The Griffiths are among those advocating to allow cameras inside long-term care facilities. Visitation bans at nursing homes because of the coronavirus have sparked renewed interest in legislation to allow the cameras.(Julie Griffith/Julie Griffith via AP)

Virus visitor bans renew interest in nursing home cameras

Jun. 27, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Visitation bans at nursing homes have renewed interest in legislation that would allow families to put remote cameras inside the facilities to help see how loved ones are doing. Before the pandemic, cameras were seen as a way to identify elder abuse and neglect. But now, many hope...