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Two women practice social distancing while talking on Commonwealth Avenue Mall in Boston during the coronavirus outbreak Saturday, April 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Disaster declarations OK'd as New England death toll rises

Apr. 4, 2020 10:17 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Maine and New Hampshire join the ranks of states approved for federal disaster relief, the head of a major sub maker has contracted the new coronavirus and New England's death toll from the pandemic continues to climb. A look at virus-related developments in the region: CONNECTICUT The...

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2019 file photo, Kevin Graney, president of General Dynamics Electric Boat applauds as Dana Richardson breaks a champaign bottle on the second try during the christening ceremony for the U.S. Navy's newest attack submarine at Electric Boat shipyard in Groton, Conn. On Saturday, April 4, 2020, Graney told Electric Boat employees that he has tested positive for the new coronavirus. Graney got the results of his test the night before. (Dana Jensen/The Day via AP, File)

Electric Boat president tests positive for coronavirus

Apr. 4, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The president of submarine builder Electric Boat, which has major production plants in Connecticut and Rhode Island, told employees on Saturday that he has tested positive for the new coronavirus. Kevin Graney said in a statement that he got his test result Friday night, after...

Police: Suspects in killing of jewelry store owner arrested

Apr. 4, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Suspects in the killing of a Connecticut jewelry store owner have been taken into custody in New York on unrelated charges, authorities said Saturday. Mark Vuono, 69, owner of Marco Jeweler in Stamford, was fatally shot in the head during a robbery at his store on March 28. Stamford...

Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett among 9 inductees into Basketball Hall of Fame.

Apr. 4, 2020 12:03 PM EDT
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett among 9 inductees into Basketball Hall of Fame.
Attorney General William Barr speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Barr orders increase in home confinement as virus surges

Apr. 3, 2020 10:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr ordered the Bureau of Prisons on Friday to increase the use of home confinement and expedite the release of eligible high-risk inmates at three federal prisons where coronavirus cases have skyrocketed. Officials were told to give highest priority to inmates...

Hikers take advantage of the nice weather as they walk down the Tower Trail at Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden, Conn., on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.( Aaron Flaum/Record-Journal via AP)

Lamont plan for COVID-19 nursing homes includes extra cash

Apr. 3, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont on Friday publicly announced financial incentives for Connecticut nursing homes that agree to house only COVID-19 positive residents, a move aimed at preventing the system from being overwhelmed by the outbreak. The details of the additional funds — $600...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Apr. 3, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Stop National Guard funds from going to the Southern wall The Stamford Advocate April 1 The Connecticut National Guard is performing potentially life-saving service to residents as the peak of the coronavirus pandemic approaches. Members helped erect field...

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2007, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, top, goes up for a shot between Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, left, and Al Jefferson during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are all expected to be officially announced as members of the 2020 enshrinement class for the Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Branimir Kvartuc, File)

Basketball Hall of Fame set to announce 2020 class

Apr. 3, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

A unique Hall of Fame class will be announced Saturday in a unique way. Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are all expected to be officially announced as part of the 2020 class of enshrinees by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, which typically reveals its annual selections at college...

Officers fatally shoot parole violator after standoff

Apr. 3, 2020 1:22 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police officers opened fire and killed an alleged parole violator Thursday night as he walked out of his mother's home after agreeing to end a standoff, authorities said. The man was identified Friday as Jose Soto, 27, who officials say was shot during a confrontation...

Pat Marmo, owner of Daniel J. Schaefer Funeral Home, walks through a viewing room set up to respect social distancing, Thursday, April 2, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. He and other funeral directors are seeing a surge of clients because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

'We need help': Economic, health crises grow as cases top 1M

Apr. 2, 2020 11:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak has thrown 10 million Americans out of work in just two weeks in the swiftest, most stunning collapse the U.S. job market has ever witnessed, and the public health crisis deepened in New York City, where a funeral home in a hard-hit neighborhood had 185 bodies...