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September 18, 2019 - 1:51 am
DENVER (AP) _ Marcus Stroman provided a boost to the New York Mets' flickering playoff hopes. Stroman pitched seven shutout innings, Amed Rosario, Brandon Nimmo and Pete Alonso all homered in the sixth to break open a scoreless game and the Mets beat the Colorado Rockies 6-1 on Tuesday night. ``We...
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AP
September 18, 2019 - 1:40 am
BOSTON (AP) _ Mike Yastrzemski, grandson of former Red Sox great and Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski, hit a solo homer in his first game in Fenway Park, and Alex Dickerson had a pinch-hit sacrifice fly in the 15th inning to lift the San Francisco Giants to a 7-6 victory over Boston on Tuesday night...
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Matt Dwyer
September 17, 2019 - 6:04 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A state panel has released millions of dollars in borrowing for various capital improvement projects around Connecticut after months of no authorizations. Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont, who chairs the State Bond Commission, acknowledged Tuesday that "a lot less" bonding is being...
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Matt Dwyer
September 17, 2019 - 6:02 pm
By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday that Connecticut's tax department "too broadly interpreted" a planned surcharge on prepared foods and he has directed the agency to revisit which items should be affected. The Democrat said his budget office and...
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Matt Dwyer
September 17, 2019 - 5:59 pm
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman has testified in chilling detail about the killings of three people that led to murder charges against her and her brother. Ruth Correa, of Hartford, was a key prosecution witness against her brother, Sergio Correa. The testimony came Tuesday in a...
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Joshua Komisarjevsky.
Matt Dwyer
September 17, 2019 - 5:57 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court will hear arguments next month on whether a man convicted of killing three people should get a new trial in part because of taped police calls never provided to the defense. Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes were convicted in the 2007...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2018, file photo, Lynn Wencus of Wrentham, Mass., holds a sign with a picture of her son Jeff and wears a sign of others' loved ones lost to OxyContin and other opioids during a protest at Purdue Pharma LLP headquarters in Stamford, Conn. Some of the money in Purdue Pharma’s proposed multibillion-dollar opioid settlement would come from the continued sale of opioids. “It’s blood money paying for blood money,” said Wencus. “It’s ludicrous. The whole thing would be almost comical if we weren’t talking about human lives here.” (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
Matt Dwyer
September 17, 2019 - 4:42 pm
The tentative multibillion-dollar settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma would raise money to help clean up the opioid mess by ... selling more OxyContin. That would amount to blood money, in the opinion of some critics. And it's one reason two dozen states have rejected the deal. "The...
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AP
September 17, 2019 - 12:54 pm
A Cheshire man authorities say stabbed his wife during a domestic dispute last week is now facing a murder charge in light of her death over the weekend.
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