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Dive teams recover bodies of 2 men who jumped off a boat into a Connecticut lake on Monday night

Jul. 18, 2024 14:43 PM EDT

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — The bodies of two men who were last seen Monday night jumping off a boat into a Connecticut lake were recovered Thursday morning, state environmental officials announced. The men, ages 38 and 26, were both from Danbury. Their names were not released. ...

Hexcel: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 18, 2024 07:09 AM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hexcel Corp. (HXL) on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $50 million. On a per-share basis, the Stamford, Connecticut-based company said it had net income of 60 cents. The results topped Wall Street...

Connecticut acquires Marina Mabrey from Chicago for Rachel Banham, Moriah Jefferson and draft pick

Jul. 17, 2024 16:22 PM EDT

The Connecticut Sun acquired Marina Mabrey from the Chicago Sky for Rachel Banham, Moriah Jefferson and the team's 2025 first-round pick on Wednesday. Mabrey was averaging 14 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.5 assists for the Sky this season while starting 24 games. She was originally...

Hikers and cyclists can now cross Vermont on New England's longest rail trail, a year after floods

Jul. 17, 2024 07:32 AM EDT

HARDWICK, Vt. (AP) — A year after epic summer flooding delayed the official opening of New England’s longest rail trail, the 93-mile route across northern Vermont is finally delivering on the promise made years ago of a cross-state recreation trail. The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail...

Synchrony: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 17, 2024 06:05 AM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Synchrony Financial (SYF) on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $643 million. The Stamford, Connecticut-based company said it had profit of $1.55 per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The...

Rachel Banham hits 8 3-pointers to lead the Connecticut Sun to 96-69 win over Phoenix Mercury

Jul. 14, 2024 16:18 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Rachel Banham had been in a bit of a shooting slump lately. She burst out of it in a big way. Banham scored a career-high 24 points, hitting eight 3-pointers to match the Connecticut record, and help the Sun beat the Phoenix Mercury 96-69 on Sunday. ...

License suspension extended for 2 years for a trucker acquitted in a deadly motorcycle crash

Jul. 11, 2024 13:53 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A commercial truck driver who was acquitted in the 2019 deaths of seven motorcyclists won't be eligible to get his license back for another two years, New Hampshire safety officials said. A jury in 2022 found Volodymyr Zhukovskyy not guilty of multiple...

Connecticut officials warn beachgoers of nesting shorebirds as they announce some park area closures

Jul. 06, 2024 16:55 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Environmental officials in Connecticut are warning beachgoers to steer clear of places where coastal birds gather and nest for the season. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection also said in a news release Friday that it has temporarily...

As AI gains a workplace foothold, states are trying to make sure workers don't get left behind

Jun. 29, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With many jobs expected to eventually rely on generative artificial intelligence, states are trying to help workers beef up their tech skills before they become outdated and get outfoxed by machines that are becoming increasingly smarter. Connecticut is...

Akshay Bhatia shoots 64 in Detroit to take 1st-round lead at Rocket Mortgage Classic

Jun. 27, 2024 19:51 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Akshay Bhatia closed strong enough in the opening round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic that he surged atop the leaderboard, and yet he knows no lead is safe at the Detroit Golf Club. Bhatia chipped in for eagle from 83 feet on the 17th hole and ended with a birdie...