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The Schmidt family, from, left, Heather Schmidt, her husband Nicholas Philbrook, son Andrew, 4, father Raymond and daughter Ava interact in their backyard, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Camarillo, Calif. Philbrook and his wife have been trying to convince court officials that he should be excused from jury duty because her father, a cancer survivor with diabetes, lives with them. But court officials told him that is not a valid reason and he must appear in court in early December. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Jury duty? No thanks, say many, forcing trials to be delayed

Nov. 22, 2020 10:50 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jury duty notices have set Nicholas Philbrook’s home on edge with worries about him contracting the coronavirus and passing it on to his father-in-law, a cancer survivor with diabetes in his mid-70s who is at higher risk of developing serious complications from COVID-19....

Nashville SC players celebrate a goal against Inter Miami during the second half of an MLS soccer playoff match Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Leal, Mukhtar, McCarty score; Nashville wins playoff debut

Nov. 20, 2020 11:22 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Randall Leal and Hany Mukhtar scored 10 minutes apart in the first half and Nashville beat Inter Miami 3-0 on Friday night in an all-expansion play-in round game. Nashville advanced to face Toronto FC, last year's runner-up, on Tuesday night in East Hartford, Connecticut. Leal...

Veterans Affairs Police guard the entrance to a maintenance facility after an apparent steam explosion in a maintenance building at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Haven, Conn., Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Robert Bumsted)

Police: Steam 'pressure event' killed workers at VA hospital

Nov. 19, 2020 4:19 PM EST

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Two workers who died at a Connecticut Veterans Affairs hospital last week were killed by the rapid release of hot water vapor during maintenance work on the steam system, state police said Thursday. The investigation continues, and state police did not offer an explanation for the...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, Georgia's Anthony Edwards (5) looks to pass the ball during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Memphis in Memphis, Tenn. The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Edwards with the first pick in the NBA draft Wednesday, Nov. 18. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht, File)

Wolves select Edwards with No. 1 pick in delayed NBA draft

Nov. 19, 2020 3:03 AM EST

Anthony Edwards paid tribute to his mother and grandmother. Onyeka Okongwu recalled his brother. Obi Toppin thought about coming home. Tears flowed freely for those and many more players Wednesday night when their long-awaited, months-delayed NBA dreams were finally realized. Edwards was taken by the Minnesota...

Minnesota Timberwolves select former Georgia guard Anthony Edwards with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

Nov. 18, 2020 8:12 PM EST
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves select former Georgia guard Anthony Edwards with No. 1 pick in NBA draft.

Lawsuit: HUD perpetuated racial segregation in Hartford area

Nov. 18, 2020 4:35 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has perpetuated racial segregation in Connecticut's capital by failing to help poor Black and Hispanic families living in dilapidated, federally subsidized housing move to better neighborhoods in the city and suburbs, residents...

Army to reconsider discharge rulings on veterans with PTSD

Nov. 18, 2020 1:09 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Army has agreed to reconsider its issuing of thousands of less-than-honorable discharges to service members with post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health problems, according to a lawsuit settlement announced Wednesday. The class-action lawsuit, filed in...

Lindsey Catarino poses in front of her decorated Christmas tree in her condo in West Hartford, Conn. Catarino is the talk of her neighborhood. She put up her Christmas tree, lights and all, in mid-September. By Oct. 1, her mantel was decorated. She is one of a growing number of people who have gone full-on Christmas weeks earlier than they normally would. (Kate Tortland Fine Art via AP)

Forget sad Thanksgiving: early Christmas fever takes over

Nov. 18, 2020 9:35 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lindsey Catarino is the talk of her neighborhood. She put up her Christmas tree, lights and all, in mid-September. By Oct. 1, her mantel was decorated. Since, she has added more trees and decorations in just about every room of her Connecticut condo. The goal for the 42-year-old Catarino,...

FILE - This March 7, 2020, file photo shows Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma during an NCAA college basketball game in the American Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals at Mohegan Sun Arena, in Uncasville, Conn. UConn has not had seven first-year players on its roster since back in 1988, the year the Huskies won the first of their 18 Big East titles.  No. 3 Connecticut returns this season to the league it helped build with a young, but talented team after playing seven years in the American Athletic Conference without a conference loss.(AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Young UConn team expects to compete for 12th national title

Nov. 17, 2020 12:40 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn has not had seven first-year players on its roster since back in 1988, the year the Huskies won the first of their 18 Big East titles. No. 3 Connecticut returns this season to the league it helped build with a young, but talented team after playing seven years in the American...

Julianna, 3, and Dylan, 5, Lasczak visit with Santa through a transparent barrier at a Bass Pro Shop in Bridgeport, Conn., Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Santa Claus is coming to the mall — just don't try to sit on his lap. Malls are doing all they can to keep the jolly old man safe from the coronavirus, including banning kids from sitting on his knee, no matter if they've been naughty or nice. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Here comes Santa Claus - with face masks and plexiglass

Nov. 16, 2020 9:25 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Santa Claus is coming to the mall — just don’t try to sit on his lap. Despite the pandemic — and the fact that Santa's age and weight put him at high risk for severe illness from the coronavirus — mall owners are going ahead with plans to bring him back this...