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Man charged in stadium bomb threat amid Muslim dispute

Aug. 17, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A man has been charged in connection with an online bomb threat at a Connecticut minor league baseball stadium amid a dispute between the team's owner and a Muslim civil rights group. Norwich police say they arrested 44-year-old James Quinn, of Waterford, after the bomb threat...

Stricklen, Sun rally to beat Storm 79-78

Aug. 16, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Shekinna Stricklen scored 24 points and made a pair of free throws with 4.3 seconds left to help the Connecticut Sun rally from a late seven-point deficit and beat the Seattle Storm 79-78 on Friday night. Connecticut (18-8) was down 76-69 with 1:47 left before closing the game on a...

ESPN adds worldwide rights to NWSL

Aug. 16, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN and the National Women's Soccer League have reached an agreement for worldwide rights to the league's remaining regular-season and playoff matches. ESPN already had rights to broadcast games in the United States. ESPN's international coverage Saturday features a doubleheader: the...

Court rejects appeal in elephant rights case

Aug. 16, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Animal rights advocates lost another legal battle Friday in their efforts to free three elephants from a Connecticut petting zoo. A three-judge panel of the Connecticut Appellate Court upheld a lower court and rejected an appeal by the Nonhuman Rights Project, which had filed a...

Minor league owner says he'll meet with religious leaders

Aug. 16, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — The owner of two minor league baseball teams who had refused to meet with a Muslim civil rights group said Friday he will host a gathering of leaders of various faiths. E. Miles Prentice III said he is committed to providing a welcoming environment at baseball games. He is the owner...

Minor league owner refuses to meet with Muslim rights group

Aug. 15, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — The owner of two minor league baseball teams is refusing to meet with a Muslim civil rights group, accusing it of supporting terrorists. The Connecticut chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations sought a meeting with E. Miles Prentice, owner of the Single-A Connecticut...

OxyContin maker Purdue agrees to provide research data

Aug. 15, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin has agreed to provide access to proprietary research and other data to researchers at Oklahoma State University to help them find causes and treatments for drug addiction. Stamford, Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma announced the agreement...

Thomas scores 18 points, Sun defeat Mercury 78-71

Aug. 15, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Jasmine Thomas scored 18 points and the Connecticut Sun held off the short-handed Phoenix Mercury 78-71 on Wednesday night after giving up almost all of a 20-point lead. After the Mercury, playing without the league's leading scorer Brittney Griner, pulled within 69-66 midway through the...

Review details sex abuse claims against Boys and Girls Clubs

Aug. 15, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — At least 250 people have said they were sexually abused as children by employees, volunteers and others at Boys and Girls Clubs of America affiliates, according to an investigation by Hearst Connecticut Media. The review of criminal convictions and civil lawsuits dating to the 1970s...

Police release video of Yankees GM being stopped at gunpoint

Aug. 14, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

DARIEN, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have released body-camera footage showing officers in Darien stopping New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman at gunpoint. Cashman later praised police for their professionalism during the encounter, which happened on Aug. 9 as police responded to a report...