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Angel McCoughtry scores 25 points, Dream beat Sun 75-70

Jun. 22, 2018 9:45 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Angel McCoughtry scored 25 points, Layshia Clarendon hit two free throws with 9.4 seconds left and the Atlanta Dream overcame a 13-point second-half deficit to beat the Connecticut Sun 75-70 on Friday night. Brittney Sykes scored 13 points, Damiris Dantas added 11, and Elizabeth Williams had...

PGA Tour: Brian Harman takes 1-shot lead in Travelers

Jun. 22, 2018 8:09 PM EDT

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Brian Harman shot a 4-under 66 on Friday to move to 10-under par and watched that hold up for the second-round lead in the Travelers Championship, thanks in part to a 10-second rule. Harman finished a stroke ahead of Matt Jones and first round co-leader Zach Johnson, who lost a...

Investigation sheds harsh light on campus police department

Jun. 22, 2018 1:35 PM EDT

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — An outside investigation into the way a Connecticut university handled a female campus police officer's allegations of sexual assault by a male officer has found multiple issues within the department. The results of the investigation were released Friday by Zulma Toro, president...

Drug spoon sculpture placed outside drugmaker headquarters

Jun. 22, 2018 1:23 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — An 800-pound, nearly 11-foot-long steel sculpture of a bent and burned drug spoon was placed Friday in front of the Connecticut headquarters of drugmaker Purdue Pharma as part of an art protest against the opioid crisis. Artist Domenic Esposito and art gallery owner Fernando Alvarez...

Police: Town official punched 70-year-old man in the face

Jun. 22, 2018 8:26 AM EDT

EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — Police have arrested a Connecticut town official they say punched a 70-year-old man in the face. East Windsor police arrested 65-year-old Steve Dearborn on Wednesday in connection with his altercation with Gerald Wilcox. Dearborn is a deputy selectman for East Windsor. Officer...

Extended timeline set for community college consolidation

Jun. 21, 2018 3:03 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Overseers of Connecticut's community college system have agreed to take some more time to follow through on a plan to consolidate its 12 schools. The original plan to create one Connecticut Community College with 12 separate campuses within a year has been rejected as unrealistic by...

UConn: Ollie fired for impermissible contact, workouts

Jun. 21, 2018 1:18 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut fired men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie after finding NCAA violations that included improper training sessions and improper contact with recruits by Ollie and former UConn star Ray Allen, according to documents released by the school. The violations are...

Trial postponed for teacher in 'fight club' case

Jun. 21, 2018 12:17 PM EDT

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A former substitute teacher charged with organizing a student fight club has had his trial postponed. The Norwich Bulletin reports that Ryan Fish has been granted a continuance until July 25 by Connecticut Superior Court Judge Nuala Droney. Attorney Paul Chinigo says his 23-year-old...

Spieth, others try to bounce back after missing US Open cut

Jun. 20, 2018 2:38 PM EDT

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Some of the biggest names in golf missed the cut at last week's U.S. Open. They're spending this week in Connecticut looking to fix whatever might be wrong with their game before next month's British Open. Jordan Spieth, the defending champion at both this week's Travelers...

PayPal move blocks sales of school shooting video game

Jun. 20, 2018 11:58 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The developer of a school shooting video game condemned by parents of slain children has lost the ability to sell its products online after being dumped by PayPal. Acid Software said Tuesday that purchases of "Active Shooter" were "temporarily disabled" as its representatives tried...