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US sets coronavirus infection record; deaths near 224,000

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. coronavirus caseload has reached record heights with more than 83,000 infections reported in a single day, the latest...

Some hospitals in crisis as US nears high for COVID-19 cases

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign...

More than 30 colleges await Connecticut basketball ‘bubble’

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A resort casino on tribal land in Connecticut is completing plans to host more than 30 college basketball teams as...

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drugmaker Purdue Pharma, the company behind the powerful prescription painkiller OxyContin that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will...

John Oliver now has a sewage plant named after him

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Comedian John Oliver made a secret trip to Connecticut last week to help cut the ribbon on a sign naming...

The Latest: Md. allowing up to 10% capacity at NFL stadiums

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

The Latest: NCarolina virus numbers head in wrong direction

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s top public health official is warning that the state’s coronavirus numbers are heading in the wrong direction as the...

Connecticut city OKs renaming sewage plant for John Oliver

It's official. Every time residents of Danbury, Connecticut, flush, they will be sending their special deliveries to the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant. ...

Tensions rise as virus cases surge in Wisconsin, Dakotas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A surge of coronavirus cases in Wisconsin and the Dakotas is forcing a scramble for hospital beds and raising...

The Latest: Seoul region remains virus hot spot for S Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has 69 new confirmed coronavirus cases, most of them in the Seoul region area where health workers are...

Police chief, city official plead guilty in hiring scam

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two former officials of Connecticut's largest city pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges stemming from what prosecutors called a corrupt...

The Latest: UN chief cites pandemic’s ‘unprecedent toll’

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations chief says the COVID-19 pandemic has taken “an unprecedent toll” especially on the economies of many developing countries...

US colleges struggle to salvage semester amid outbreaks

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Colleges across the country are struggling to salvage the fall semester amid skyrocketing coronavirus cases, entire dorm complexes and frat...

The Latest: Hollywood unions announce pandemic agreement

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood’s unions have announced that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios that will allow the broad...

The Latest: South Korea’s daily virus total drops slightly

South Korea __ South Korea’s new coronavirus tally has fallen below 100 for the first time in more than a month, as the country’s...

With picnic baskets, Christian Siriano puts on backyard show

WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — Christian Siriano, who turned his atelier into a mask-making machine, took to his Connecticut backyard Thursday for a cozy fashion...

Federal funding threatened over transgender athlete policy

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education is threatening to withhold some federal funding from Connecticut school districts if they follow a...

Raytheon doubles job cuts to 15,000, citing airline downturn

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Raytheon Technologies Corp. plans to eliminate more than 15,000 jobs this year at its corporate offices, jet engine-maker Pratt &...

Pandemic spells opportunity for marooned Coast Guard cadets

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Branyelle Carillo was facing the prospect of a summer marooned by the pandemic at the Coast Guard Academy in...

Prosecutor looking into the origins of Russia probe resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal prosecutor who was helping lead the investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe has resigned from the Justice...

Prosecutor looking into the origins of Russia probe resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal prosecutor who was helping lead the investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe has resigned from the Justice...

Police chief accused of rigging his own hiring resigns

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The police chief of Connecticut's largest city resigned Thursday hours after being arrested on federal charges that he teamed with...

Former WWE wrestlers’ lawsuit over brain damage is dismissed

A federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday that had been filed by 50 former pro wrestlers, many of them stars in the 1980s...

Computer glitches disrupt classes as schools return online

HOUSTON (AP) — Students across the U.S. ran into computer glitches Tuesday as they began the school year with online instruction at home because...

Sun earn playoff berth, Seattle back on top of power poll

DeWanna Bonner got off to a great individual start to the season, but as she was thriving the Connecticut Sun lost their first five...

City won’t waste John Oliver’s donation, on 1 condition

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut city won't waste an opportunity to get a sizeable donation from comedian John Oliver about a weeks-long joke...

Will long Labor Day weekend mean another coronavirus spike?

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Stir-crazy in some cases after the dreary Summer of COVID-19, Americans headed into the Labor Day weekend amid warnings from...

Commerce secretary sued in plan to move whales for research

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An animals rights group is suing in federal court to stop a Connecticut aquarium from acquiring five more beluga whales...

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