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Dr. Allison Arwady, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Health, speaks at a news conference, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Chicago. A Chicago woman has become the second U.S. patient diagnosed with the dangerous new virus from China, health officials announced Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. The patient is doing well and remains hospitalized

Chicago woman is 2nd US patient with new virus from China

Jan. 24, 2020 11:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Chicago woman has become the second U.S. patient diagnosed with the dangerous new virus from China, health officials announced Friday. The woman in her 60s returned from China on Jan. 13 without showing any signs of illness, but three or four days later she called her doctor to report...

Connecticut officials seek better federal housing oversight

Jan. 17, 2020 8:20 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials on Friday called on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to immediately improve its oversight of a federal voucher program for affordable housing, noting they found “grievous flaws” in the agency's inspection process while trying to...

Blumenthal said witnesses needed in Senate impeachment trial

Jan. 17, 2020 4:18 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday he hopes his Republican Senate colleagues will “share the sense of solemnity” about the presidential impeachment proceedings and agree witnesses and documents are needed to show the “truth” about...

Connecticut man linked to impeachment has many legal woes

Jan. 15, 2020 10:06 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Before emerging as a figure in the impeachment proceedings, Robert F. Hyde was known best in Connecticut as an obscure Republican candidate for Congress censured by his own party's leaders for offensive and misogynistic tweets. Hyde, a former landscaping company owner who presents...

A boy carries a portrait of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in the U.S. airstrike in Iraq, prior to the Friday prayers in Tehran, Iran, Friday Jan. 3, 2020. Iran has vowed

Legal basis for US killing of Iran general depends on threat

Jan. 4, 2020 12:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Did President Donald Trump have the legal authority to order the killing of a top Iranian general in Iraq? The answer depends largely on facts that aren’t publicly known yet. And experts are quick to point out that even if it was legally justified that doesn’t make it the...

Sens. Chris Murphy, left, and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speak Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in Hartford, Conn., following the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran's top military commander, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, near near Baghdad's airport in Iraq. (AP Photo/Susan Haigh)

Blumenthal, Murphy fear fallout from killing of Iran general

Jan. 3, 2020 12:31 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's two U.S. senators, both Democrats, voiced serious concerns Friday about the ramifications of killing Iran's top general, questioning whether President Donald Trump and his administration have a plan to protect Americans from reprisals. Sen. Chris Murphy, a member of the...

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, file photo, Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran's Quds Force, attends an annual rally commemorating the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution, in Tehran, Iran. Iraqi TV and three Iraqi officials said Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, that Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, has been killed in an airstrike at Baghdad’s international airport. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

US kills Iran's most powerful general in Baghdad airstrike

Jan. 3, 2020 12:29 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The United States killed Iran's top general and the architect of Tehran’s proxy wars in the Middle East in an airstrike at Baghdad's international airport early on Friday, an attack that threatens to dramatically ratchet up tensions in the region. The targeted killing of Gen. Qassem...

Security discussion planned at Jewish center in Connecticut

Jan. 1, 2020 4:43 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials are visiting a Jewish community center to talk about security, following the stabbing of five people celebrating Hanukkah at a rabbi's home north of New York City. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat, and the Jewish Federation of Connecticut...

Connecticut had least 13 domestic violence deaths in 2019

Dec. 29, 2019 10:27 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is expected to receive additional federal funding to help law enforcement and domestic violence groups around the state, which had at least 13 intimate partner deaths in 2019. The state has averaged 14 domestic violence homicides each year over the past decade. ...

MLB says it is committed to protecting minor league teams

Dec. 28, 2019 3:14 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Major League Baseball said Saturday it is committed to protecting minor league teams, a day after U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal warned of possible congressional action if the organization followed through on minor league contraction plans. “It is not Major League...