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The Directors Guild of America headquarters is pictured on April 16, 2020, in Los Angeles. Hollywood's unions announced Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios that will allow the broad resumption of production of films and television after six months of empty sets and widespread unemployment. The Directors Guild of America, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the Basic Crafts unions and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists jointly announced the deal reached with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers after months of planning and negotiating. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

The Latest: Hollywood unions announce pandemic agreement

Sep. 21, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood’s unions have announced that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios that will allow the broad resumption of production of films and television after six months of stagnant sets and widespread unemployment. The Directors Guild of America, the...

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2020 file photo, Danbury High School sophomore Alanna Smith speaks during a news conference at the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, Conn. The U.S. Department of Education is threatening to withhold some federal funding for Connecticut school districts if they follow a state policy that allows transgender girls to compete as girls in high school sports. In response to a complaint filed last year by several cisgender female track athletes, including Smith, who argued that two transgender female runners had an unfair physical advantage, the federal agency's office for civil rights determined in May that Connecticut's policy violates the civil rights of athletes who are not transgender. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File)

Federal funding threatened over transgender athlete policy

Sep. 17, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education is threatening to withhold some federal funding from Connecticut school districts if they follow a state policy that allows transgender girls to compete as girls in high school sports. In response to a complaint filed last year by several cisgender...

A sign stands at the road leading to the Raytheon facility in a Monday, June 10, 2019 photo, in Marlborough, Mass.Raytheon Technologies plans to eliminate more than 15,000 jobs this year in its corporate offices, jet engine-maker Pratt & Whitney and aviation and military equipment manufacturer Collins Aerospace. Chief Executive Officer Greg Hayes announced the revised job cut numbers Wednesday during a Morgan Stanley analysts conference.   (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)

Raytheon doubles job cuts to 15,000, citing airline downturn

Sep. 16, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Raytheon Technologies Corp. plans to eliminate more than 15,000 jobs this year at its corporate offices, jet engine-maker Pratt & Whitney and aviation and military equipment manufacturer Collins Aerospace amid the downturn in the airline industry, Chief Executive Officer Greg...

Connecticut stadium to serve as Toronto FC's temporary home

Sep. 11, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Toronto FC has announced plans to move at least its next home game to Connecticut for the upcoming phase of the Major League Soccer season. Toronto will host the Columbus Crew on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 40,000-seat Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. Major...

Toronto FC's Jozy Altidore reacts after scoring during the second half of an MLS soccer match against the Montreal Impact, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canadian MLS teams will play home games in the US

Sep. 11, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The three Canadian Major League Soccer teams will each play a "home'' game in the United States as the league's regular season continues. The MLS has been announcing the 2020 regular season schedule in increments because of the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on travel to Canada. Each...

From left: Michael Henry, 11; his mother Mary Euell, 30; and his brother Mario Henry, 12, work through math lessons remotely at their west Erie, Pa., home, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, on the first day of classes for the Erie School District. Most of the district's 11,000 students are beginning the school year with remote learning, to slow the spread of COVID-19, the new coronavirus. (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP)

Computer glitches disrupt classes as schools return online

Sep. 8, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Students across the U.S. ran into computer glitches Tuesday as they began the school year with online instruction at home because of the coronavirus, adding to the list of problems that have thrust many a harried parent into the role of teacher’s aide and tech support person. The...

Big East women's basketball tourney returning to Connecticut

Sep. 1, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The Big East Conference is moving its women's basketball tournament to the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut. The move, announced Tuesday, follows the return of the University of Connecticut to the Big East from the American Athletic Conference. The 10,000-seat arena, which also is...

Visitors to the Arizona Capitol Museum look at a display honoring the state’s early suffrage movement in this Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Phoenix. The display includes a mannequin dressed in period consume depicting Frances Willard Munds, who led a successful 1912 ballot initiative that gave women the right to vote. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)

Suffrage anniversary commemorations highlight racial divide

Aug. 24, 2020 7:28 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As the U.S. marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, many event organizers, mindful that the 19th Amendment originally benefited mostly white women, have been careful to present it as a commemoration, not a celebration. The amendment to the U.S. Constitution was...

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2016, file photo, Michael Skakel leaves the Connecticut Supreme Court after his hearing in Hartford, Conn. On Friday, July 24, 2020, a federal judge has ruled that Connecticut officials cannot keep court proceedings and documents secret for teenagers charged with the most serious crimes, a decision that will reopen Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's murder case to the public. Skakel was convicted in 2002 in the 1975 bludgeoning death of his neighbor Martha Moxley when they were both 15 years old. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Judge's ruling would unseal Kennedy cousin's murder case

Jul. 25, 2020 11:30 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Connecticut officials cannot keep court proceedings and documents secret for teenagers charged with the most serious crimes — a decision that will reopen Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's murder case to the public. U.S. District Judge Michael Shea...