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  • Dalls Mavericks launch probe after allegations of workplace misconduct

    DALLAS  — The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace for women. Ussery was accused of making sexually suggestive remarks to several women. He spent 18 years with the team before going to the sports apparel company Under Armour in 2015. Ussery, who was investigated by the team over similar claims in 1998, denied the allegations in a statement […]

  • ‘Connecticut Made’ logo to appear on hometown merchandise

    HARTFORD — Connecticut-made products from craft beer to circuit boards will soon sport a logo touting their origin. State lawmakers on Wednesday unveiled the new ‘Connecticut Made’ mark and encouraged businesses and industry leaders to use the red, white and blue logo as a promotional tool. Stamford Rep. Caroline Simmons, the Democratic House chairman of the General Assembly’s Commerce Committee, said the concept is a simple and effective way to showcase products made in Connecticut and help support local jobs. […]

  • Man convicted in 2013 New Haven slaying

    NEW HAVEN — A Connecticut man has been convicted of killing another man during a botched robbery. The New Haven Register reports that a jury Tuesday found Bobby Griffin Jr. guilty of charges including murder and attempted first-degree robbery in the 2013 shooting of 36-year-old Nathaniel Bradley. Nathan Johnson testified that Griffin wanted to rob someone so he set Bradley up under the guise of a drug deal in New Haven. Johnson said Griffin shot Bradley with a rifle after […]

  • Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99

    MONTREAT, N.C.  — The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99. Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina, according spokesman Mark DeMoss. More than anyone else, Graham built evangelicalism into a force that rivaled liberal Protestantism and Roman Catholicism in the United States. His leadership […]

  • University offers scholarships to fallen officer’s daughters

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio university has offered full four-year scholarships to the children of a police officer fatally shot while responding to a 911 hang-up call. A representative from Otterbein University announced the scholarships to all three of Officer Eric Joering’s daughters during a Westerville City Council meeting Tuesday evening. Council members voted unanimously at the same meeting to retire the officer’s K-9 partner, Sam, to live with the Joering family. Officers Joering and Anthony Morelli were killed Feb. […]

  • Colorado congressman booed as people demand action on guns

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.  — Grumbling and jeers met the request for a moment of silence for the 17 people killed last week in the Florida school shooting. “Let’s do something for them!” one man yelled at the beginning of Republican Rep. Mike Coffman’s town hall Tuesday night. Another participant cried out, “We’re done with thoughts and prayers!” Coffman’s swing district in the Denver suburbs is all too familiar with mass shootings. A few miles to the northeast of the high […]

  • Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut powder helped children build tolerance in a major study. Millions of children are allergic to peanuts, and some may have life-threatening reactions if accidentally exposed to them. Doctors have been testing daily doses of peanut, contained in a capsule and sprinkled over food, as a way to prevent that by […]

  • Alabama officer killed, suspect found dead after standoff

    MOBILE, Ala. — A police officer and a shooting suspect are both dead after a standoff in Alabama. Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste told news outlets early Wednesday that Officer Justin Billa was shot Tuesday night and succumbed to his injuries at a hospital. Battiste said that police investigating the Tuesday night death of Fonda Poellnitz had identified her ex-husband, Robert Hollie, as a person of interest. He said Hollie opened fire on officers who had set a perimeter around […]

  • Couple accused of starving children until they ate paint off walls

    HARRISBURG, Pa. —  A Pennsylvania couple has pleaded guilty in a case in which prosecutors say three children were so starved for food they peeled paint off the walls to survive. Joshua and Brandi Weyant pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of aggravated assault, conspiracy, false imprisonment, unlawful restraining and child endangerment. Police, acting on an anonymous tip, discovered the three children, a 6-year-old boy and two girls, ages 4 and 5, locked inside a room at the couple’s Halifax Township home […]

  • George and Amal Clooney to donate $500,000 to students organizing against gun violence

    Actor George Clooney and human-rights lawyer Amal Clooney are donating $500,000 to students organizing marches against gun violence, and the couple says they’ll also attend next month’s planned protests. In a statement Tuesday, the Clooneys say they’re inspired by the “courage and eloquence” of the survivors-turned-activists from Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen people were killed at the school and others wounded when a former student went on a rampage with an assault rifle. Students are mobilizing a […]