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Correction: Connecticut Court-Russia Probe story

Sep. 27, 2023 10:59 AM EDT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a story published Sept. 26, 2023, about the confirmation of Nora Dannehy to a seat on Connecticut’s Supreme Court, The Associated Press erroneously reported the vote total in the state’s House of Representatives. It was 120-18 in favor of confirmation.

Connecticut lawmakers OK election monitor for Bridgeport after mayor race tainted by possible fraud

Sep. 26, 2023 22:33 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers voted Tuesday to approve $150,000 in funding for a special election monitor for Bridgeport, as the state's largest city is enveloped in controversy after surveillance cameras recorded a woman stuffing pieces of paper into an absentee ballot drop box a...

Former federal prosecutor who resigned from Trump-Russia probe says she left over concerns with Barr

Sep. 20, 2023 18:27 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former federal prosecutor who helped investigate the origins of the Trump-Russia probe said Wednesday she left the team because of concerns with then-Attorney General William Barr’s public comments about the case and because she strongly disagreed with a draft of an...

Police officer killed, another injured in Hartford after their cruiser is struck by a speeding car

Sep. 07, 2023 17:04 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A police officer was killed and another was seriously injured Wednesday night when their cruiser was struck by a car speeding through a red light while fleeing a traffic stop in Connecticut's capital city, authorities said. The driver of the car was arrested. ...

Former prosecutor who resigned from Russia probe investigation tapped for state Supreme Court post

Sep. 01, 2023 12:31 PM EDT

A former top federal prosecutor who resigned from the investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe has been tapped to fill an open seat on the Connecticut State Supreme Court. Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont announced Nora Dannehy's nomination on Friday, calling his former...

Court rejects Connecticut officials' bid to keep secret a police report on hospital patient's death

Aug. 29, 2023 16:26 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police reports about deaths and other incidents in public hospitals cannot be kept secret, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, citing the importance of government transparency and the public's right to know what happened. A majority of the justices...

Former death row inmate pleads guilty to murder and is sentenced to decades in Connecticut prison

Aug. 29, 2023 16:23 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former death row inmate in Connecticut, whose conviction was overturned in 2020, has pleaded guilty to a murder charge and been sentenced to 46 1/2 years in prison. Lazale Ashby, 38, entered his plea Monday as a part of an agreement with the prosecutor and...

Connecticut man convicted of killing roommate with samurai-like sword after rent quarrel

Aug. 18, 2023 20:28 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man was convicted Friday of killing his roommate with a samurai-style sword after a rent dispute, prosecutors said. A jury found Jerry David Thompson, 45, guilty of murder in the 2020 stabbing death of Victor King. Thompson owed...

Federal appellate court dismisses challenge to New Jersey gun law

Aug. 18, 2023 16:46 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal appellate court has dismissed a lawsuit challenging a New Jersey law that allows the state attorney general to bring “public nuisance” claims against gun manufacturers and others who market firearms. A three-judge panel with the 3rd U.S. Circuit...

Artificial intelligence is gaining state lawmakers' attention, and they have a lot of questions

Aug. 05, 2023 00:25 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As state lawmakers rush to get a handle on fast-evolving artificial intelligence technology, they're often focusing first on their own state governments before imposing restrictions on the private sector. Legislators are seeking ways to protect constituents...