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  • Slain Massachsuetts police officer laid to rest

    HANOVER, Mass. — A Massachusetts police officer who was shot and killed while investigating a car crash last weekend is being laid to rest. A funeral Mass for Weymouth Sgt. Michael Chesna was held Friday morning at St. Mary of the Sacred Heart in Hanover, followed by a burial at Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree. Chesna was killed Sunday by a man who police say threw a rock at the officer and then repeatedly shot him with his own weapon. The […]

  • New law in Baltimore bars sodas from kids’ menus

    Restaurants in Baltimore are now officially barred from including sodas and other sugary drinks on kids’ menus, according to a city ordinance that went into effect Wednesday. Baltimore is now the biggest U.S. city and the first on the East Coast to pass this kind of measure, said Shawn McIntosh, director of the Sugar Free Kids Maryland advocacy group. Seven California cities and Lafayette, Colorado, have enacted similar ordinances, according to health officials. Milk, 100 percent fruit juices, water, and […]

  • Bridgeport Councilwoman: Cops used excessive force on teen son

    BRIDGEPORT  — Police in Connecticut’s largest city are investigating a complaint by a city councilwoman who says officers used excessive force while apprehending her 15-year-old son. Bridgeport Councilwoman Karen Jackson’s son was apprehended last month when he and other teens fled from officers after allegedly trespassing in a resident’s yard. Jackson tells the Connecticut Post officers acted inappropriately for the boy’s age and the severity of the infraction. She says police used an electronic stun gun on the boy and […]

  • 28 buildings evacuated in NYC steam pipe explosion

    NEW YORK — A nearly century-old steam pipe exploded beneath Fifth Avenue in Manhattan early Thursday, hurling chunks of asphalt, sending a geyser of white vapor 10 stories into the air and forcing the evacuation of 28 buildings. Five people, including three civilians, suffered minor injuries from the 6:40 a.m. blast and officials warned people who may have gotten material on them to bag their clothes and shower immediately as a precaution because of the possibility of cancer-causing asbestos. “The […]

  • Police arrest nearly 200 people in Connecticut ‘sweep’

    MIDDLETOWN — Police agencies across Connecticut have arrested nearly 200 people wanted for a variety of felonies and misdemeanors during a statewide arrest warrant “sweep.” State police say more than 90 local, state and federal law enforcement agencies served 285 arrest warrants in the operation that began before dawn Wednesday. Officials called the roundup the largest in recent memory. Authorities say the effort took several months of planning and resulted in 197 arrests. Law enforcement officials say potentially dangerous fugitives […]

  • EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile practices

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European regulators came down hard on another U.S. tech giant Wednesday, fining Google a record $5 billion Wednesday for forcing cellphone makers that use the company’s Android operating system to install Google search and browser apps. The European Union said Google’s practices restrict competition and reduce choices for consumers. While Google can easily afford the fine, the ruling could hurt the company’s business model, which relies on giving away its operating system in return for opportunities to […]

  • Study links air pollution to drop in national park visitors

    DENVER  — Visitors appear to be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution levels that are comparable to what’s found in major cities, according to a study released Wednesday. Researchers at Iowa State and Cornell universities looked at more than two decades of data on ozone pollution at 33 parks — from Shenandoah to Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and Yosemite. They say visitor numbers dropped almost 2 percent when ozone levels went up […]

  • Trump says Air Force One to get red, white and blue makeover

    WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump says Air Force One is getting a patriotic makeover. Trump says the familiar baby blue color on the presidential aircraft will give way to a red, white and blue color scheme. Updated models could be in service before the end of a potential Trump second term. “Air Force One is going to be incredible,” Trump told CBS News. “It’s going to be top of the line, the top in the world, and it’s going to […]

  • Black teens terrified by Minneapolis Park Police with guns

    MINNEAPOLIS  — Three black teenagers say they feared for their lives when a Minneapolis Park Police officer pulled a gun on them while responding to a bogus 911 report that they were armed. The July 10 incident at Minnehaha Park drew widespread attention after a bystander recorded part of it and posted a video to Facebook that’s been viewed over 2.8 million times. The officers were responding to a female 911 caller who falsely reported that four teens were following her boyfriend […]

  • Republicans claim Malloy tolls study would be waste of money

    HARTFORD — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Tuesday ordered a $10 million study of electronic tolling on key Connecticut highways, prompting harsh criticism from Republicans. Malloy, who is not seeking re-election, signed an executive order that directs state agencies to assess possible tolling on Interstates 95, 91, 84, the Wilbur Cross Parkway, the Merritt Parkway and any other limited access highways, as determined by the Department of Transportation commissioner. The review would look at everything from how much to […]