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Sarah DiMeo
October 09, 2018 - 2:15 pm
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation want federal disaster relief made available to help homeowners cover the cost of clearing fallen trees and debris. U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, and U.S. Reps. Rosa DeLauro and Elizabeth Esty, all Democrats,...
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Sarah DiMeo
October 09, 2018 - 2:05 pm
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A lawsuit alleging hostile, sexist and discriminatory conduct by male executives at billionaire Steven Cohen's investment firm in Connecticut has been withdrawn and the case has been moved to private arbitration, taking the dispute out of the public eye. Documents filed...
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AP
October 08, 2018 - 11:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) _ Brock Holt became the first player to hit for the cycle in a postseason game and the Boston Red Sox routed the New York Yankees 16-1 on Monday night to grab a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five AL Division Series. Andrew Benintendi lined a three-run double and Holt tripled home two more...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2010 file photo, then Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Senior Fellow Paul Romer attends the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Two researchers at American universities have been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize for Economics. Yale University's William Nordhaus was named for integrating climate change into long term macroeconomic analysis and New York University's Paul Romer was awarded for factoring technological innovation into macroeconomics. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
October 08, 2018 - 9:56 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two Americans won the Nobel Prize in economics on Monday, one for studying the economics of climate change and the other for showing how to help foster the innovation needed to solve such a problem. William Nordhaus of Yale University and Paul Romer of New York University will...
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Mike Lyle
October 07, 2018 - 9:35 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (WTIC Radio) -- Hartford Police say a 16-year-old teen lost two fingers in a small explosion on Gray Street. Police say the juvenile was making or manipulating a homemade device that was no larger than a golf ball. They say he was not involved in the creation of the explosive device...
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AP
October 07, 2018 - 8:11 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Appellate Court is taking up a case involving the 2011 drowning of a 23-year-old Hartford man at a Barkhamsted lake. A three-judge panel is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit over the death of Andres Burgos at Lake McDonough, which is owned by the...
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AP
October 07, 2018 - 8:08 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state of Connecticut is partnering with the nonprofit group Sandy Hook Promise to help train students, educators and school administrators on how to protect against school violence. Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland...
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AP
October 07, 2018 - 2:36 pm
GROTON, Conn. (AP) — A ceremony is planned at Connecticut's Navy base this week to commemorate the loss of a renowned World War II submarine skipper. Cmdr. Dudley Morton and his submarine USS Wahoo led the undersea fleet in the sinking of enemy cargo and transport ships during his time as commander...
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Bernie Loubier
October 07, 2018 - 11:22 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Three decades after two teenagers were convicted in the stabbing death of a 65-year-old New Milford man, the state Supreme Court is taking another look at the case. Lawyers for Ralph ``Ricky'' Birch and Shawn Henning plan to argue this week that their clients had nothing to...
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Bernie Loubier
October 07, 2018 - 11:16 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut's Appellate Court is taking up a case involving the 2011 drowning of a 23-year-old Hartford man at a Barkamsted lake. A three-judge panel is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit over the death of Andres Burgos at Lake McDonough, which is owned by the...
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