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The Schmidt family, from, left, Heather Schmidt, her husband Nicholas Philbrook, son Andrew, 4, father Raymond and daughter Ava interact in their backyard, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Camarillo, Calif. Philbrook and his wife have been trying to convince court officials that he should be excused from jury duty because her father, a cancer survivor with diabetes, lives with them. But court officials told him that is not a valid reason and he must appear in court in early December. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Jury duty? No thanks, say many, forcing trials to be delayed

Nov. 22, 2020 10:50 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jury duty notices have set Nicholas Philbrook’s home on edge with worries about him contracting the coronavirus and passing it on to his father-in-law, a cancer survivor with diabetes in his mid-70s who is at higher risk of developing serious complications from COVID-19....

Nashville SC players celebrate a goal against Inter Miami during the second half of an MLS soccer playoff match Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Leal, Mukhtar, McCarty score; Nashville wins playoff debut

Nov. 20, 2020 11:22 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Randall Leal and Hany Mukhtar scored 10 minutes apart in the first half and Nashville beat Inter Miami 3-0 on Friday night in an all-expansion play-in round game. Nashville advanced to face Toronto FC, last year's runner-up, on Tuesday night in East Hartford, Connecticut. Leal...

Lawsuit: HUD perpetuated racial segregation in Hartford area

Nov. 18, 2020 4:35 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has perpetuated racial segregation in Connecticut's capital by failing to help poor Black and Hispanic families living in dilapidated, federally subsidized housing move to better neighborhoods in the city and suburbs, residents...

People pay tribute to a tomb in the field 87 of the Maggiore cemetery, where several unclaimed victims of the COVID-19 pandemic were buried, in the day devoted to remembrance of the departed, in Milan, Italy, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

The Latest: Italy imposing night curfew, other restrictions

Nov. 3, 2020 7:35 PM EST

ROME — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has signed off on new pandemic rules that include a nationwide overnight curfew and tighter restrictions on the country’s regions where infections are surging and hospitals risk running out of beds for COVID-19 patients. The decree is to take effect Thursday....

In this photo provided by the Archdiocese of Hartford, a tapestry showing Rev. Michael McGivney hangs above the alter at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford, Conn, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. The late Connecticut priest who founded the Knights of Columbus moved a step closer to possible sainthood with his beatification Saturday, as authorized by Pope Francis. (Archdiocese of Hartford via AP)

US priest who founded Knights of Columbus is beatified

Oct. 31, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The late Connecticut priest who founded the Knights of Columbus moved a step closer to possible sainthood with his beatification Saturday, as authorized by Pope Francis. The celebration for the Rev. Michael McGivney at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford included the reading of...

Atlanta United's J├╝rgen Damm, left, and Atlanta United's Mo Adams, right, challenges Toronto FC's Tony Gallacher during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in East Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Piatti scores in 89th, MLS-leading Toronto beats Atlanta 1-0

Oct. 18, 2020 9:50 PM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Pablo Piatti scored on a header in the 89th minute to give MLS-leading Toronto FC a 1-0 victory over Atlanta United on Sunday night at Rentschler Field at Pratt & Whitney Stadium. Piatti redirected Richie Laryea's entry just inside the far post. Toronto (12-2-5) has won...

Seats are empty due to the coronavirus orders at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany, during the ATP bett1HULKS Indoors tennis match between Germany's Alexander Zverev and Spain's Fernando Verdasco, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Zverev won the match 6-4, 6-1. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

The Latest: Md. allowing up to 10% capacity at NFL stadiums

Oct. 16, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Maryland will allow up to 10% capacity at the two stadiums in the state that are home to NFL teams, Gov. Larry Hogan said Friday, meaning several thousand fans could attend games. The announcement affects M&T Bank Stadium,...

Tina Arons, 32, speaks as she removed her phone from a tripod at the Harvey Cornell Rose Park Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Arons used the video recording setup to capture a dance routine with silk fan veils, draped over her shoulder, for and online she teaches. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

The Latest: New Mexico loses ground in COVID-19 spread fight

Oct. 9, 2020 10:29 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico is losing ground in efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 as newly reported daily infections hit a record of 488 cases. Three additional deaths from the pandemic also were disclosed Friday by state health officials as fatalities from the pandemic surpassed 900. Bernalillo...

UConn won't play games in Hartford this academic year

Oct. 7, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut won't play any of its home basketball or hockey schedule in Hartford this season. Athletic director David Benedict said the school and the operators of the XL Center agreed that it would not make financial sense to utilize the 16,000-seat arena during...

Portland Timbers goalkeeper Steve Clark makes a save against the Vancouver Whitecaps during an MLS soccer match, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP)

Bubble Redux: Canada's MLS teams making home away from home

Oct. 1, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — At first glance, it was certainly surreal. Providence Park, home of the Portland Timbers, was festooned in Vancouver Whitecaps colors. The electronic advertisements circling the field were for Vancouver's sponsors, not Portland's. But most bizarre was the crowd noise piped into the...