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State lawmakers join forces against offshore drilling

Jan. 8, 2019 6:41 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group of nine Democratic state lawmakers from different coastal states announced Tuesday that they are going to use their coming legislative sessions to try to block attempts at offshore drilling. The lawmakers' announcement came as new and re-elected legislators were entering...

High court won't take case of Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel

Jan. 7, 2019 12:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court announced Monday that it is leaving in place a decision that vacated a murder conviction against Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel. Skakel was convicted in 2002 of the 1975 bludgeoning death of Martha Moxley, who lived across the street from the Skakel family in Greenwich,...

UBS to pay US states $68M in rate manipulation settlement

Dec. 21, 2018 4:38 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Swiss bank UBS has agreed to pay $68 million to settle a multistate investigation into the bank's role in manipulating an interest rate used to price everything from credit cards to mortgages, officials said Friday. It is the latest of several bank settlements of charges related to...

Connecticut governor exits unpopular at home, star elsewhere

Dec. 20, 2018 11:21 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A two-term Connecticut governor who struggled throughout with low popularity, Dannel P. Malloy says he was surprised himself by the victories he pulled off in the 2010 and 2014 elections. As the Democrat leaves office his approval ratings remain among the lowest of any U.S. governor,...

Researchers: Lanza documents may boost study of mass killers

Dec. 10, 2018 4:51 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The disclosure of Adam Lanza's writings and other documents offer little toward understanding why he carried out the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, but researchers say the detail on the gunman's mental decline could offer insights into the mind of a mass killer. Some...

Kennedy cousin asks court to refuse appeal on his conviction

Nov. 26, 2018 4:22 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to refuse to hear an appeal by Connecticut prosecutors seeking to reinstate his murder conviction in the 1975 killing of his teenage neighbor. Skakel's lawyer, Roman Martinez, wrote in a 37-page brief that the...

Correction: State Civic Network story

Nov. 24, 2018 8:46 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a story Nov. 23 about Connecticut's public affairs network, The Associated Press erroneously reported the amount the Bond Commission approved for new equipment. It is $1 million, not $1 billion. A corrected version of the story is below: State's public affairs network back on...