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Alex Jones could lose his Infowars platform to pay for Sandy Hook conspiracy lawsuit

Jun. 14, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones appears on the brink of losing the Infowars media platform that he turned into a multimillion-dollar moneymaker over the past 25 years, as a bankruptcy judge is set to rule on whether to liquidate his assets to help pay the $1.5 billion he...

Newtown High graduates told to honor 20 classmates killed as first-graders 'today and every day'

Jun. 13, 2024 08:40 AM EDT

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — It was an emotional graduation ceremony for high school seniors in Newtown, Connecticut, who observed a moment of silence for their 20 classmates who were shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Principal Kimberly Longobucco read the names of the first...

Sandy Hook shooting survivors to graduate with mixed emotions without 20 of their classmates

Jun. 11, 2024 20:55 PM EDT

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Like graduating seniors everywhere, members of Newtown High School’s class of 2024 expect bittersweet feelings at their commencement ceremony — excitement about heading off to college or careers and sadness about leaving their friends and community. But...

Connecticut governor vetoes bill that could lead to $3 million in assistance to striking workers

Jun. 11, 2024 19:29 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont on Tuesday vetoed a vaguely written bill to create a $3 million fund that could have financially helped striking workers in Connecticut. Calling it commendable to provide assistance to low-wage workers, as the bill was described on...

US Coast Guard boss says she is not trying to hide the branch’s failure to handle sex assault cases

Jun. 11, 2024 18:55 PM EDT

The commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard tried Tuesday to assure skeptical and frustrated U.S. senators that she is not attempting to cover up the branch's failure to adequately handle cases of sexual assault and harassment at the service academy in Connecticut. Admiral Linda L. Fagan...

Four Connecticut campaign workers charged with mishandling absentee ballots in 2019 mayoral primary

Jun. 11, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

A Democratic Party official involved in a voting scandal that caused a judge to order a rerun of last year's mayoral election in Connecticut's largest city was arrested Tuesday and has been charged along with a city council member and two campaign workers with mishandling absentee ballots during a...

Dan Hurley turns down offer from Lakers, will stay at UConn to seek 3rd straight NCAA title

Jun. 10, 2024 21:56 PM EDT

The Los Angeles Lakers offered Dan Hurley what would have seemed like a basketball coach's dream: a chance to coach one of the world's most popular franchises, possibly an opportunity to work with LeBron James and a salary that would have doubled his current one. Hurley passed. ...

Connecticut's Dan Hurley has turned down an offer to take over as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, ESPN reports

Jun. 10, 2024 14:08 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Connecticut's Dan Hurley has turned down an offer to take over as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, ESPN reports.

FuelCell Energy: Fiscal Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jun. 10, 2024 07:39 AM EDT

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — FuelCell Energy Inc. (FCEL) on Monday reported a loss of $32.9 million in its fiscal second quarter. On a per-share basis, the Danbury, Connecticut-based company said it had a loss of 7 cents. The results surpassed Wall...

New Haven dedicates immigrant monument in square where Christopher Columbus statue was removed

Jun. 09, 2024 14:59 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut city on Sunday dedicated a new monument to immigrants to replace a statue of Christopher Columbus that was removed in 2020 amid nationwide criticism of the European explorer's role in enslaving and killing Native Americans. The statue in New...