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  • Airborne irritant sends 3 to hospital at Stonington HS prom

    GROTON — A Connecticut high school’s prom had to be cut short when several students were brought to the hospital because of what was described as an irritant similar to pepper spray in the air. Police say rescue crews responded to the Mystic Marriott Hotel in Groton at about 9:45 p.m. Saturday when several Stonington High School students reported difficulty breathing. The Day reports that Principal Mark Friese said in an email to parents Sunday morning that three students were […]

  • Bart Starr, 1960s Green Bay quarterback, dies at 85

    GREEN BAY, Wis. — Bart Starr, the gentlemanly quarterback and catalyst of Vince Lombardi’s powerhouse Green Bay Packers teams of the 1960s whose sneak won the famed “Ice Bowl” in 1967, died Sunday. He was 85. The Packers selected Starr out of the University of Alabama with the 200th pick in the 1956 draft. He led Green Bay to six division titles, five NFL championships and wins in the first two Super Bowls. The Packers said Starr died in Birmingham, […]

  • Europe’s voters elect new parliament as nationalism mounts

    BRUSSELS — Pivotal elections for the European Union parliament reached their climax Sunday as the last 21 nations went to the polls, with results to be announced in the evening in a vote that boils down to a continent-wide battle between euroskeptic populists and proponents of closer EU unity. Right-wing nationalists who want to slash immigration into Europe and return power to national governments are expected to make gains, though mainstream parties are tipped to hold onto power in the […]

  • Stan Lee’s former manager arrested on elder abuse charges

    LOS ANGELES — A former business manager of Stan Lee was arrested Saturday on elder abuse charges involving the late comic book legend. Keya Morgan was taken into custody in Arizona on an outstanding arrest warrant after being charged by Los Angeles County prosecutors earlier this month. Morgan faces felony charges including theft, embezzlement, forgery or fraud against an elder adult, and false imprisonment of an elder adult. A misdemeanor count also alleges elder abuse. Authorities say Morgan sought to […]

  • Alyssa Thomas leads Sun past Mystics in a WNBA opener

    UNCASVILLE — Alyssa Thomas scored 23 points, Jonquel Jones had 10 points and 14 rebounds and the Connecticut Sun beat the short-handed Washington Mystics 84-69 on Saturday night in the WNBA season-opener for both teams. Washington was missing Elena Delle Donne, who sat out the opener with left knee soreness. Even without their star, the Mystics kept it close until Connecticut went on a 13-2 run in the middle of the third quarter to take control. Jasmine Thomas hit a […]

  • Connecticut stocks 19 bodies of water with 10,000 catfish

    HARTFORD — Connecticut environmental officials have finished stocking catfish for the summer fishing season. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says its workers have put more than 10,000 Channel Catfish, one of the most sought after freshwater game fish species in the country, into 19 bodies of water in the state. This is the 13th consecutive year the state has stocked Channel Catfish in Connecticut waters. This year, the department stopped stocking juvenile fish, concentrating instead on adults, […]

  • Presidential candidate Hickenlooper to meet Newtown families

    NEWTOWN — Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper has met with families in Newtown, Connecticut, to highlight his gun control proposal. The former Colorado governor visited a library in Newtown Saturday to talk with first responders and families affected by the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Under a proposal he announced earlier this week, gun owners would have to be licensed and pass a safety test to own firearms. The licensing proposal would only affect people born after 2001. […]

  • Judge: Anheuser-Busch must pull some ads about MillerCoors

    MILWAUKEE — A Wisconsin judge has ordered Anheuser-Busch to stop suggesting in advertising that MillerCoors’ light beers contain corn syrup, wading into a fight between two beer giants that are losing market share to small independent brewers. U.S. District Judge William Conley for the Western District of Wisconsin on Friday granted a preliminary injunction sought by MillerCoors that temporarily stops Anheuser-Busch from using the words “corn syrup” in ads without giving more context. MillerCoors sued its rival in March, saying […]

  • Trump cites Iran to bypass Congress on Saudi arms sales

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday invoked a rarely used provision in federal law to bypass congressional review of arms sales to Saudi Arabia, citing threats the kingdom faces from Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo notified Congress of the decision to use an emergency loophole in the Arms Export Control Act to move ahead with sales of $7 billion in precision guided munitions, other bombs and ammunition and aircraft maintenance support to Saudi Arabia, along with the United […]

  • Mike Pence calls West Point grads the ‘best of the best’

    WEST POINT, N.Y. — Vice President Mike Pence has told the graduating class of the U.S. Military Academy that they are “the best of the best.” Pence told the West Point graduates Saturday that as they accept “the mantle of leadership” their commander in chief, President Donald Trump, “will always have your back.” More than 980 cadets became U.S. Army second lieutenants in the ceremony at West Point’s football stadium. The class was the most diverse in West Point’s history. […]

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