Latest Connecticut News

UFC moves pay-per-views exclusively to ESPN-plus

Mar. 18, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — UFC is set to make ESPN-plus the exclusive distributor of its pay-per-view events. UFC and ESPN had already launched a billion-dollar partnership earlier this year, and the streaming service will now be the only way to watch the MMA promotion's biggest cards of the month. UFC 236 on...

Man linked to largest art heist in history freed from prison

Mar. 18, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A reputed Connecticut mobster who federal authorities believe is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in history criticized government officials Monday as he adjusted to being back home after finishing a four-year prison sentence for weapons crimes. Robert...

The Latest: Officials say man linked to heist not mistreated

Mar. 18, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the release from prison of reputed Connecticut mobster who federal authorities believe has information on a still-unsolved heist of $500 million worth of artwork from a Boston museum (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Federal prison officials say there is no evidence to...

School employee resigns after racial tirade caught on video

Mar. 18, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A woman caught on video using racial epithets in an argument at a Connecticut supermarket has been identified as a school department employee who resigned after the video went public. The white woman is heard using a slur multiple times and spitting during an argument with a black...

Scandal lays bare stress of elite college admissions process

Mar. 16, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With dreams of UCLA for her daughter, single mother Donna Balancia chose a high-rent apartment to get her into Beverly Hills High School, which she hoped would give her the best shot at the college of her choice. Once there, she'd bring her daughter to the UCLA tennis court to...

Men's NCAA tournament returns to Hartford after 21 years

Mar. 16, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The NCAA men's Division I Basketball Tournament is coming back to Hartford for the first time in 21 years. The XL Center will host eight teams for games on Thursday and Saturday, with practices open to the public on Wednesday and Friday. City officials expect the event to pump an...

UConn women likely top seed, but with some question marks

Mar. 15, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — No. 2 UConn is expected to get a No. 1 seed Monday in the NCAA Tournament for a 13th consecutive year, but this one feels a little different. The Huskies have a regular-season loss (two in fact), for the first time since 2014. They also begin play with a big question mark surrounding...

The Latest: Ruling against gun-maker draws mixed reaction

Mar. 14, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on a Connecticut court reinstating part of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by victims of the Newtown school shooting against gun maker Remington (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Gun control advocates and gun rights supporters have conflicting opinions about a Connecticut...

Correction: College Admissions-Bribery story

Mar. 14, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story March 13 about a college admissions bribery scandal, The Associated Press erroneously described a defendant's employer. The company where Manuel Henriquez worked is a venture capital firm, not a hedge fund. A corrected version of the story is below: Parents charged in...

Court rules gun maker can be sued over Newtown shooting

Mar. 14, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gun-maker Remington can be sued over how it marketed the rifle used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, a divided Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Gun control advocates touted the ruling as providing a possible roadmap for victims...