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  • Court awards family of Stratford man who died playing beer pong $16M

    BRIDGEPORT — The family of a Connecticut man who fell to his death from a fourth-floor window after a fight while playing beer pong has been awarded nearly $16 million in a lawsuit filed against three other players. The Connecticut Post reported Monday that a jury ruled in favor of the family of Salomon Martinez, a married father from Stratford. Authorities say Martinez went to a Naugatuck apartment in January 2013 to play the drinking game. Police say a fight […]

  • ‘Alternative facts’ remark tops 2017 list of notable quotes

    NEW HAVEN — The use of the term “alternative facts” by Kellyanne Conway, an adviser to President Donald Trump, tops a Yale Law School librarian’s list of the most notable quotes of 2017. Conway made the statement when asked why Trump’s then-Press Secretary Sean Spicer mischaracterized the size of inauguration crowds. Librarian Fred Shapiro says he had to limit the number of Trump-related quotes to avoid having the list completely overwhelmed by them. The yearly list is an update to […]

  • Workers to discuss harassment suit against restaurant chain

    BOSTON — Five female kitchen workers in Boston are detailing a sexual harassment lawsuit they’re filing against a national restaurant chain. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, which represents the women, says the lawsuit being addressed Tuesday highlights the plight of women in low-wage positions like dishwashers, cleaners and cooks. It comes as allegations of sexual misconduct have roiled American politics, media, film and other white-collar industries. The lawyers’ committee, a Boston-based nonprofit, says the lawsuit alleges […]

  • ‘On Point’ radio host Ashbrook facing misconduct allegations

    BOSTON  — The host of one of National Public Radio’s most successful programs has been placed on leave while he’s investigated for allegations of wrongdoing including engaging in “creepy” sex talks and unwanted contact with 11 mostly young women and men. The allegations against “On Point” host Tom Ashbrook include unwanted hugs and neck and back rubs to other people associated with the show. They were contained in a document and confirmed in multiple interviews by WBUR-FM, the Boston station […]

  • Hartford council authorizes Mayor Bronin to seek state oversight

    HARTFORD — Hartford’s city council has approved a proposal to apply for state oversight in exchange for tens of millions of dollars needed to help the city balance its budget. The Hartford Courant reports the move was requested by Democratic Mayor Luke Bronin. The council approved it Monday. Some council members had resisted the plan, saying it would undermine the power of local government but they said it became unavoidable as the potential for bankruptcy loomed. Hartford’s $611 million budget currently has […]

  • Suspect’s family heartbroken, saddened by attack

    NEW YORK — The family of a man accused of setting off a pipe bomb in a crowded New York City subway corridor said it is heartbroken and deeply saddened by the suffering the attack has caused. In a statement, Akayed Ullah’s family also said it’s outraged by the way it was targeted by law enforcement, including pulling a teenage relative from class and questioning him without a parent, guardian or attorney present. The family says it expects more from the […]

  • Brady intercepted twice as Dolphins beat Pats 27-20

      MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.  — Tom Brady was intercepted twice by Xavien Howard and held without a third-down conversion Monday night, and the Miami Dolphins snapped the New England Patriots’ eight-game winning streak with a surprising 27-20 victory. The Dolphins (6-7) were 11-point underdogs at home, but they kept the Patriots (10-3) from clinching their ninth consecutive AFC East title — at least for another week. Brady went 24 for 43 for 233 yards and one touchdown. Miami sacked him twice and hit […]

  • Florida professor fired after Newtown hoax blog loses case

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —  A Florida college professor fired after publicly saying the Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax has lost a lawsuit claiming he was wrongfully terminated. Local news outlets report that a federal jury on Monday sided with Florida Atlantic University. The school contended communications professor James Tracy was fired last year not because of his blog posts about the Sandy Hook school shooting but because he violated rules regarding reporting of outside work. Tracy claimed […]

  • Expelled Yale captain has enrolled at Belmont University 

    NEW HAVEN — Former Yale basketball captain Jack Montague, who was expelled from the Ivy League school in 2016 for sexual misconduct, has enrolled at Belmont University in Tennessee. Montague, who is still suing to be readmitted to Yale, complained in a court deposition last spring that he was unable to apply to other schools. He said Yale would not release his transcript until he paid a disputed tuition bill. Karen Schwartzman, a spokeswoman for Montague, says Yale later released […]

  • Final push for Moore and Jones in Alabama Senate race

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones are making their final pushes ahead of Tuesday’s special Senate election in Alabama. Jones and Democrats are framing the election as a way for Alabama to reject its history of politicians with baggage that hampers the state. Republicans said its about keeping a conservative hold on Alabama and not giving Democrats any opportunity to derail President Donald Trump’s agenda before the 2018 midterms. In truth, the matchup is a mix […]