Connecticut

The Empire State Building in New York is lit up in orange and green colors for Halloween. (AP Photo)

Empire State Building lights up for Halloween

  NEW YORK (AP) — Children weren’t the only ones in New York City who dressed up for Halloween: The Empire State Building put on a light show, complete with “spooky” colors and music. Marc […]

11/01/2013

Newtown families ask panel to shield 911 tapes

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre are telling members of a Connecticut panel they don’t want the 911 tapes from that day released to the public. […]

10/30/2013

In this undated file photo, Orville and Wilbur Wright test their airplane on a beach. The Wright brothers have long been credited as the first to achieve powered flight. But in June, 2013, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed a law giving German-born aviator and Connecticut resident Gustave Whitehead the honor of being first. On Thursday, Oct. 23, 1013 Ohio state Rep. Rick Perales and North Carolina state Sen. Bill Cook held news conferences to dispute Connecticut's action and reassert the Wright Brothers were first in flight. (AP Photo/File)

3 states tussle over bragging rights to 1st flight

Ohio and North Carolina drew a line on the tarmac Thursday in the fight over who was first to make a powered airplane flight. Ohio license plates proclaim the state is the “Birthplace of Aviation” […]

10/24/2013

Kennedy cousin Skakel wins new trial in 1975 death

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel was granted a new trial on Wednesday by a Connecticut judge who ruled his attorney failed to adequately represent him when he was convicted in 2002 of […]

10/23/2013

An April 22, 2013 photo shows singer Lauryn Hill walking from federal court in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, file)

Lauryn Hill allowed to tour before sentence ends

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge in New Jersey is allowing Lauryn to participate in a concert tour before completing her sentence in a tax case. Attorney Nathan Hochman says Hill has been permitted […]

10/08/2013

A damaged Capitol Hill police car is surrounded by crime scene tape on Constitution Avenue near the U.S. Capitol after a car chase and shooting Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Woman killed in DC chase thought Obama communicated with her

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Connecticut woman shot to death by police after she tried to drive through barricades outside the White House held the delusional belief that the president was communicating with her, a federal […]

10/04/2013

This 2011 photo provided by Dr. Barry Weiss, from the website of Advanced Periodontics in Hamden, Conn., shows former employee Miriam Carey. (AP Photo/Advanced Periodontics)

Mother says woman killed in DC chase was depressed

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Connecticut woman who was shot to death by police after a car chase that began when she tried to breach a barrier at the White House suffered from postpartum depression, her […]

10/04/2013

This Feb. 7, 1964 photo taken by photojournalist Bill Eppridge and released courtesy of Monroe Gallery shows The Beatles arriving at JFK airport in New York. (AP Photo/courtesy of Monroe Gallery, Bill Eppridge)

Photographer at RFK assassination dies in Conn.

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A photojournalist whose career included capturing images of a mortally wounded Robert F. Kennedy has died in Connecticut. Bill Eppridge was 75. His wife, Adrienne Aurichio, says he died Thursday morning […]

10/03/2013

Caleb Pilgrim, left, and Marie Baskerville pray over a casket with the remains of an enslaved man known as Mr. Fortune at the state Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.  Mr. Fortune will be honored Thursday with a funeral more than 200 years after he died in Connecticut. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Conn. slave who died in 1798 called ‘child of God’

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A slave who died more than 200 years ago in Connecticut but was never buried was given an extraordinary funeral Thursday that included lying in state at the Capitol and calls […]

09/12/2013

Thirteen children were injured when a festival attraction that swings riders into the air lost power at a community fair in Norwalk, Conn, on Sunday Sept. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/The Hour Miguel Cruz)

Conn. ride malfunction under investigation

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An amusement ride at that malfunctioned at a Connecticut fair, injuring 18 people, will be taken apart in an effort to determine what caused the accident, the ride’s owner said Monday. […]

09/09/2013

A teacher receives firearms training (AP Photo)

Schools in Orange Co. teach ways to combat gunmen

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Teachers at school districts in southern Orange County are being taught that if they can’t hide or get away from a campus gunman, they should try to take him out. […]

09/07/2013

This undated identification file photo provided Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Conn., shows former student Adam Lanza, who authorities said opened fire inside the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, killing 26 students and educators. (AP Photo/Western Connecticut State University, File)

Newtown shooter is described as isolated in youth

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A portrait of a highly isolated young man with disruptions in his education is emerging as a state office investigating the Newtown shooter seeks the release of his school records. […]

08/26/2013

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