News of Connecticut

Friday, January 28

  • Homeowner faces off city snow blower   UPI / 6:14PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- In a move reminiscent of Tiananmen Square, police say a Connecticut resident was cited for disorderly conduct after confronting a city snow plow operator.
  • Wednesday, January 26

  • Man spots seal in Connecticut   UPI / 3:14AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A Connecticut man said he spotted what appeared to be a harp seal feasting on a fish across the street from his Hartford home.
  • Thursday, January 20

  • 'Sicko' banned in Connecticut library   UPI / 11:34PM
    ENFIELD, Conn., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The documentary "Sicko," scheduled to be screened at a Connecticut library, was dropped by the Enfield council After a resident complained, the mayor says.
  • Will Ted Kennedy Jr. replace Lieberman?   UPI / 3:24PM
    BOSTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Friends of Ted Kennedy Jr. said he may run in 2012 for the seat being vacated by Connecticut U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman.
  • Wednesday, January 19

  • Lieberman confirms retirement   UPI / 2:24PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, who moved from the Democratic fold to independent, confirmed Wednesday he will not seek a fifth term next year.
  • Saturday, January 15

  • UConn women hold off Louisville; Hayes suffers mild concussion   AP / 6:34PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- It's no secret the UConn women are incredibly thin this season and we do not mean in the fashion model sense. The lack of depth is the shadow that hovers over the Huskies.
  • Monday, January 10

  • Study: Moon water likely from comets   UPI / 8:34PM
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Water found on the moon probably came from comets that bombarded the lunar surface after its formation, U.S. scientists say.
  • American Indians suffer eating disorders   UPI / 8:05PM
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- American Indian populations experience eating disorders to the same degree Caucasians do, U.S. researchers say.
  • Friday, January 7

  • New heart attack warning sign   UPI / 5:05PM
    FARMINGTON, Conn., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. cardiologists suggest a protein fragment detected in the blood may be a predictor of heart attack.
  • Wednesday, January 5

  • Dan Malloy becomes Connecticut governor   UPI / 10:44PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Daniel Patrick Malloy warned of a "budget crisis of historic proportions" as he became Connecticut's 73rd governor Wednesday.
  • Saturday, January 1

  • Lennon's 'Abbey Road' suit goes to auction   UPI / 11:04AM
    NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 1 (UPI) -- A Connecticut auction house says the suit worn by John Lennon in the classic "Abbey Road" album cover went on the block Saturday.
  • Friday, December 31

  • Radioactive device found after car theft   UPI / 11:44AM
    BLOOMFIELD, Conn., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- A device with radioactive materials was recovered from a stolen car, Connecticut police said.
  • Wednesday, December 29

  • Most focused on economy, but optimistic   UPI / 11:04PM
    SHELTON, Conn., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- A survey of several countries indicates most people are focused on the improving the economy but for those in Australia healthcare is a close second.
  • Tuesday, December 21

  • Police: Men broke into 50 Cent's mansion   UPI / 10:54PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Two men were arrested on burglary charges after they allegedly broke into rapper 50 Cent's Farmington, Conn., mansion early Tuesday, police said.
  • Wednesday, December 15

  • Rip Torn pleads guilty to bank break-in   UPI / 12:04AM
    SALISBURY, Conn., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Actor Rip Torn pleaded guilty to numerous charges Tuesday in an incident in which he broke into a Connecticut bank while drunk, thinking it was his home.
  • Tuesday, December 14

  • Knights of Columbus sex abuse alleged   UPI / 10:14PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Two former members of the Knights of Columbus youth group have filed lawsuits saying they were sexually abused decades ago by a Texas youth leader.
  • Thursday, December 9

  • Women in men's job judged harshly   UPI / 1:34AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- People in high-powered jobs are likely to be judged more harshly for mistakes if in a job not normally associated with their gender, U.S. researchers say.
  • Thursday, December 2

  • Death penalty handed down in home-invasion murders   AP / 10:34PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- For more than three years in numerous court hearings, Dr. William Petit Jr. has sat in courtrooms just a few feet from Steven Hayes, the killer now sentenced to death for the torture and murders of Petit's wife and two daughters.
  • Wednesday, December 1

  • Universe may have more stars than thought   UPI / 4:34PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The observable universe may hold as many as three times the number of stars previously estimated by astronomers just a year ago, U.S. researchers say.
  • Wednesday, November 17

  • Video gaming can be problematic in a few   UPI / 1:05AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The vast majority of teens play video games with no ill effects but video games can be problematic for a small percentage of players, U.S. researchers say.
  • Wednesday, November 10

  • Defense of Marriage Act challenged   UPI / 8:05PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Two lawsuits are challenging the U.S. Defense of Marriage Act, which bars the federal government from recognizing same-sex unions.
  • Friday, November 5

  • Democrat wins in Conn., no GOP concession   UPI / 11:14PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Democrat Daniel Malloy has evidently won Connecticut's gubernatorial election, vote totals released Friday indicate, but Republican Tom Foley is not conceding.
  • Thursday, November 4

  • Conn. governor's race may avoid recount   UPI / 12:54PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Votes cast in the New Haven area may be enough to help Democrat Dannel Malloy avoid a recount in Connecticut's gubernatorial race, returns indicated.
  • Wednesday, November 3

  • Blumenthal beats McMahon for U.S. Senate   UPI / 3:34AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Democrat Richard Blumenthal defeated pro-wrestling business magnate Linda McMahon to win the U.S. Senate race in Connecticut, returns indicated.
  • Saturday, October 30

  • Obama heckled in Connecticut   UPI / 7:54PM
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama was heckled by AIDS activists Saturday during an event to rally the Democratic base in Connecticut.
  • Wednesday, October 27

  • Conn. voters can wear WWE gear   UPI / 10:05PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Connecticut's secretary of state says voters can wear World Wrestling Entertainment gear to the polls even though the WWE's ex-chief executive is a candidate.
  • 'Maury,' 'Springer' renewed through 2014   UPI / 1:54PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The syndicated U.S. talk shows "Maury," "The Jerry Springer Show" and "The Steve Wilkos Show" have been renewed through 2014.
  • Tuesday, October 26

  • Lawyer's news conference brings contempt   UPI / 4:44PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A lawyer for one of the men charged in a deadly Connecticut home invasion answered a contempt of court charge Tuesday.
  • Saturday, October 23

  • Conn. wrestles with a voter dress code   UPI / 1:14PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Voters wearing a T-shirt at the polls promoting World Wrestling Entertainment might be contested by election officials on Nov. 2, Connecticut officials said.
  • Friday, October 22

  • Stars line up for Jerry Springer special   UPI / 11:54PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Jerry Springer has taped a special edition of his talk show in New York's Times Square to celebrate the series' 20th season, its producers said Friday.
  • Paper warns against Gaga meat dress   UPI / 6:07PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A Connecticut newspaper is warning readers of the dangers involved with emulating Lady Gaga's famous meat dress as a Halloween costume.
  • Wednesday, October 20

  • Alcohol slows reaction times, ups errors   UPI / 9:54PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Certain parts of the brain are significantly affected by alcohol increasing reaction time and errors during decision-making, U.S. researchers say.
  • Monday, October 18

  • High-speed helicopters under development   UPI / 9:34PM
    STRATFORD, Conn., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Experimental helicopters capable of speeds 125 mph faster than existing models are under development in the United States and Germany, observers say.
  • Friday, October 15

  • Study: T. rex was cannibalistic   UPI / 7:34PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The king of the dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus rex, didn't just have an appetite for other dinosaurs -- it was happy to eat its own kind, U.S. paleontologists say.
  • Wednesday, October 13

  • Rocks reveal where dinosaurs lived   UPI / 9:54PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they can learn a lot about where dinosaurs lived by looking not at their fossilized bones but at the rocks in which the bones were found.
  • Friday, October 8

  • UConn basketball hit with sanctions   AP / 2:34PM
    The Connecticut men's basketball program faces school-imposed penalties, including loss of a scholarship, for allegations of NCAA rules violations.
  • Wednesday, October 6

  • 100,000 pumpkins washed away at Vt. farm   UPI / 6:44PM
    NEWBURY, Vt., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The owner of a farm in Newbury, Vt., says drenching rains washed as many as 100,000 pumpkins into the Connecticut River.
  • Monday, October 4

  • Blumenthal, McMahon debate in Conn.   UPI / 10:54PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Connecticut's Democratic and Republican U.S. Senate nominees traded accusations on truthfulness and fitness for office during a debate in Hartford Monday.
  • Verizon Wireless Will Refund Up To $90 Million, Won't Say How Much It Owes Connecticut Customers   AP / 7:30PM
    Oct. 04--Verizon Wireless declined Monday to say how much of the multi-million-dollar refund it announced Sunday would be paid to consumers in Connecticut, but affected consumers should learn this month or next whether they'll be getting a credit or refund.
  • Saturday, October 2

  • Aldi reports tampered payment terminals   UPI / 4:34PM
    BATAVIA, Ill., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Discount grocery chain Aldi said compromised payment card terminals were found in its stores in 11 states, including New York, Illinois and Connecticut.
  • Thursday, September 23

  • A Kennedy objects to GOP ad quoting JFK   UPI / 3:34PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy has asked a Senate candidate in Connecticut to pull an online commercial featuring President John F. Kennedy.
  • Monday, September 20

  • The Hartford Courant, Conn., Jeff Jacobs column   AP / 8:34AM
    Sept. 20--With less than a minute remaining in the first half, Randy Moss made a catch no slouch could ever make. Heck, it was a catch Jerry Rice, Spider Man and Super Man probably doesn't make either.
  • Sunday, September 19

  • Fight wrecks 'ghost whisperer's' show   UPI / 2:24PM
    TORRINGTON, Conn., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A fight disrupted a talk by popular spiritual author James Van Praagh at a Connecticut theater, police said Sunday.
  • Saturday, September 18

  • Why people disagree with scientists   UPI / 2:14AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. adults disagree on "scientific consensus" because they distrust experts who differ in their cultural view, researchers suggest.
  • Wednesday, September 15

  • Study: Glaciers may help mountains grow   UPI / 7:34PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Glaciers, long believed responsible for eroding and wearing down the Earth's mountain ranges, can actually encourage mountain growth, U.S. researchers say.
  • Tribal casino announces employee layoffs   UPI / 3:05PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A tribal casino in Connecticut says it will lay off 475 workers by the end of the month, the first layoffs in the establishment's 15-year history.
  • Tuesday, September 14

  • Inspectors found 'minor' flaws in pipeline   UPI / 3:05PM
    WASHINGTON, Conn., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Inspectors found problems with an oil pipeline where a major spill occurred in Michigan at least three times in the preceding five years, documents show.
  • The Hartford Courant, Conn., Jeff Jacobs column   AP / 1:34PM
    Sept. 14---- It was Ray Lewis, raw and seething, who could take no more of the Jets' hype. So this is the way the Baltimore Ravens linebacker put it the other day: "The game ain't played through tongues."
  • Wednesday, September 8

  • Mom of slain grad student may sue Yale   UPI / 1:54PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The mother of a Yale graduate student allegedly killed by a lab technician may sue the university, a lawyer said Wednesday at a hearing in Connecticut.
  • Tuesday, September 7

  • Jewish group suing town for discrimination   UPI / 11:24PM
    LITCHFIELD, Conn., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A lawsuit by an Orthodox Jewish rabbi and his congregation alleging religious bias by a Connecticut town may get to trial this fall, court records show.
  • Thursday, September 2

  • MD: No antibiotic for chronic Lyme disease   UPI / 10:44PM
    FARMINGTON, Conn., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- A U.S. doctor says he is against using antibiotics long-term or intravenously for chronic Lyme disease.
  • Monday, August 30

  • Helmsley manse value falls   UPI / 2:14PM
    GREENWICH, Conn., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Even the wealthy aren't immune from the brutal housing market if the negotiated sale price of Leona Helmsley's Greenwich, Conn., estate is any indication.
  • Friday, August 27

  • Study finds key to West Nile virus   UPI / 4:44PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A U.S. scientist has made a key discovery about the West Nile virus that could lead to success in the battle against the disease, researchers say.
  • Monday, August 16

  • Gen. McChrystal heading to Yale classroom   UPI / 5:05PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former U.S. commander in Afghanistan, will teach a graduate course in leadership at Yale University, the school announced Monday.
  • Wednesday, August 11

  • Votes being counted in Minn., Colo., Conn.   UPI / 12:05AM
    Longtime pro wrestling industry executive Linda McMahon trounced her opposition Tuesday, winning the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Connecticut.
  • Tuesday, August 10

  • McMahon wins GOP nod for Senate in Conn.   UPI / 11:14PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Businesswoman Linda McMahon breezed by former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons Tuesday to win the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Connecticut, returns indicated.
  • Tuesday, August 3

  • Nine dead in beer distributor shooting   AP / 3:14PM
    An employee's shooting rampage at a beer and wine distributorship in Manchester, Conn., Tuesday left nine people dead and others wounded, police said.
  • Monday, July 19

  • Report criticizes auto dealership closings   UPI / 12:34PM
    WASHINGTON, Conn., July 19 (UPI) -- The closing of thousands of automobile dealerships was, perhaps, ill-conceived, says a report by a U.S. official who oversees government bailouts.
  • Sunday, July 18

  • The Hartford Courant, Conn., Jeff Jacobs column: The Boss Made A Good Story   AP / 8:34AM
    July 18--Graig Nettles captured a little boy's dreams and a grown man's madness with one famous swing when he said, "When I was a little boy, I wanted to be a baseball player and join the circus. With the Yankees, I have accomplished both."
  • Wednesday, July 14

  • The Hartford Courant, Conn., Jeff Jacobs column   AP / 11:34AM
    July 14--Isn't it just like George to pick the day of the All-Star Game?
  • Retail sales down 0.5 percent in June   UPI / 11:34AM
    WASHINGTON, Conn., July 14 (UPI) -- Retail sales dropped to $360.2 billion in June, 0.5 percent lower than May, the U.S. Commerce Department said Wednesday.
  • Tuesday, June 29

  • WellPoint Online Security Breach Put Personal Data At Risk   AP / 7:34PM
    June 30--An online security breach put at risk the personal, financial and medical information of 470,000 WellPoint customers nationwide, including 5,600 in Connecticut, customers are learning this week in letters from the company.
  • Friday, June 25

  • Dog rescued by soldier makes it to U.S.   UPI / 1:05PM
    CLINTON, Conn., June 25 (UPI) -- A dog rescued by a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan is adjusting to his new Connecticut home after the Army ordered the soldier to get rid of the mutt.
  • Sunday, June 20

  • Lieberman hopeful on Senate energy bill   UPI / 9:05PM
    WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, Ind-Conn., said Sunday backers of energy reform are about 10 votes short of a filibuster-proof 60 in the Senate but he remains hopeful.
  • Friday, June 18

  • Fed loans to Indians went to casino   UPI / 7:34PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., June 18 (UPI) -- Connecticut's Mohegan Tribe says its receipt of $54 million in federal Recovery Act loans will put more than 100 people back to work on a stalled project.
  • The Hartford Courant, Conn., Jeff Jacobs column: Lakers Beat Celtics For Title; Looking Back And Ahead   AP / 8:34AM
    Jun. 18--Ron Artest thanked his psychiatrist. Michael Jordan's son, Marcus, tweeted in the middle of the game that no one -- no one -- should dare compare Kobe Bryant to his dad.
  • Tuesday, June 15

  • Bridge collapse seriously injures worker   UPI / 11:05PM
    NAUGATUCK, Conn., June 15 (UPI) -- A 59-year-old worker on a crew demolishing a Connecticut bridge suffered serious injuries when the bridge collapsed Tuesday, authorities said.
  • Monday, June 14

  • The Hartford Courant, Conn., Jeff Jacobs column: Celtics Have Answer To Kobe   AP / 1:34PM
    Jun. 14--Phil Jackson had a message for his Los Angeles Lakers during a timeout in the fourth quarter. He pointed out the Celtics' penchant for squandering prosperity. He pointed out the Celtics had blown more fourth-quarter leads than any other NBA team during the regular season.
  • Toyota accused of cover ups, plural   UPI / 1:05PM
    WASHINGTON, Conn., June 14 (UPI) -- The head of an automobile industry watchdog group said Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. had repeatedly delayed announcements of product defects.
  • Friday, June 11

  • Mountain bird climate survival studied   UPI / 3:54PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 11 (UPI) -- U.S. biologists say they've determined the extinction risk for mountain birds due to global warming is greatest for species occupying a narrow altitude range.
  • Wednesday, June 9

  • Poll: More concern now about climate   UPI / 7:05PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 9 (UPI) -- There has been an uptick of concern in the United States about global warming since January, a new poll says.
  • The Hartford Courant, Conn., Jeff Jacobs column: So Far, It's Hit Or Miss   AP / 8:34AM
    Jun. 9--History says the 2010 NBA Finals is over. History says crown the Lakers now.
  • Friday, May 28

  • Prenatal BPA or DES, breast cancer link   UPI / 6:34PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 28 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have linked prenatal exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals such as bisphenol A to breast cancer in mice.
  • UConn men's basketball target of probe   AP / 12:34PM
    The University of Connecticut men's basketball program is under NCAA investigation for alleged recruiting violations, the school said Friday.
  • Wednesday, May 26

  • Simmons shelves U.S. Senate bid in Conn.   UPI / 11:34AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., May 26 (UPI) -- Former U.S. congressman Rob Simmons, once thought the likely Republican candidate in Connecticut's U.S. Senate race, said he was suspending his campaign.
  • Owner whose chimp attacked a friend, dies   UPI / 8:34AM
    STAMFORD, Conn., May 26 (UPI) -- The Connecticut woman whose pet chimpanzee went berserk and nearly killed her friend in 2009 has died unexpectedly, her attorney says.
  • Monday, May 24

  • Sen. candidate Blumenthal apologizes   UPI / 9:05PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., May 24 (UPI) -- Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, has apologized for misstating his military record.
  • Friday, May 21

  • New alcohol charges against girls' coach   UPI / 8:14PM
    WATERTOWN, Conn., May 21 (UPI) -- A girls' basketball coach charged with getting alcohol for team members faces new charges stemming from a Watertown, Conn., school dance, police say.
  • Wednesday, May 19

  • Senate extends debate on reform bill   UPI / 7:24PM
    WASHINGTON, Conn., May 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Democrats failed Wednesday to end debate and move to a vote on financial regulation reform legislation a leading Democrat said lacks "key reforms."
  • Tuesday, May 18

  • Blumenthal regrets comments on service   UPI / 5:44PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., May 18 (UPI) -- Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said he takes "full responsibility" for misleading statements about his military service in the Vietnam war.
  • Statins may lower risk of blood clots   UPI / 1:44AM
    MANSFIELD, Conn., May 18 (UPI) -- A U.S. review of studies found people at risk for blood clots may be helped by use of statin -- a cholesterol lowering drug, researchers say.
  • Monday, May 17

  • Septuagenarian memorizes 'Paradise Lost'   UPI / 4:05PM
    MIDDLETON, Conn., May 17 (UPI) -- Connecticut researchers said they have scientifically verified a man's claims of memorizing the entirety of the epic poem "Paradise Lost" by John Milton.
  • Obama to honor Conn. women's NCAA champs   UPI / 7:24AM
    WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- The University of Connecticut's women's basketball team, NCAA champs for two straight years, will be honored by President Obama Monday, the White House said.
  • Saturday, May 15

  • The Hartford Courant, Conn., Jeff Jacobs column: Bruins Squander Certainty   AP / 1:34PM
    May 15--BOSTON
  • Thursday, May 13

  • New Tourette syndrome therapy considered   UPI / 3:14PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 13 (UPI) -- A U.S. study has identified a rare genetic mutation that researchers say suggests a potentially novel approach for treatment of tics and Tourette syndrome.
  • The Day, New London, Conn., Jenna Cho column: Katharine Hepburn gains another honor with 'Legends' stamp   AP / 10:34AM
    May 13--OLD SAYBROOK -- A little bit of Hollywood glamour arrived in Old Saybrook Wednesday as the U.S. Postal Service unveiled its new Katharine Hepburn first-class postage stamp.
  • Wednesday, May 12

  • Fossil find shakes up development timeline   UPI / 3:14PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 12 (UPI) -- A Moroccan fossil trove suggests soft-bodied distant relatives of crustaceans lived beyond the Cambrian period, U.S. and Canadian researchers say.
  • Judge: Sister not entitled to lotto cut   UPI / 1:54PM
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn., May 12 (UPI) -- A Connecticut judge ruled an 87-year-old woman does not have to share her $500,000 Powerball jackpot with her sister.
  • Biofeedback helps women do Kegel exercises   UPI / 1:34AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 12 (UPI) -- For the one in three U.S. women who suffer the symptoms of weak pelvic muscles, a machine may make doing Kegel exercises easier, a women's foundation says.
  • Monday, May 10

  • Lynn Redgrave buried in upstate New York   UPI / 12:05PM
    NEW YORK, May 10 (UPI) -- A funeral has been held for Lynn Redgrave in Connecticut where the British actress had a home, the BBC reported.
  • Thursday, May 6

  • Stem cells may aid Parkinson's patients   UPI / 4:54PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 6 (UPI) -- A U.S. study suggests endometrial stem cells might be able to take over the function of the non-working brain cells of Parkinson's disease patients.
  • Tuesday, May 4

  • Oil rig regulators under scrutiny   UPI / 2:24PM
    WASHINGTON, Conn., May 4 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers are taking a closer look at the federal agency that regulates oil rigs, like Deepwater Horizon, now the site of an environmental disaster.
  • Sunday, May 2

  • Conn. gas bill event crowd gets unruly   UPI / 3:14PM
    MERIDEN, Conn., May 2 (UPI) -- A big crowd at a Connecticut event to help people with their gas bills turned a bit chaotic, leaving some needing medical care and one under arrest, police say.
  • Saturday, April 24

  • Police: Cinematographer had explosives   UPI / 7:24PM
    LITCHFIELD, Conn., April 24 (UPI) -- Investigators looking into a sexual-assault complaint found explosives in the home of cinematographer Adam J. Kimmel, Connecticut State Police said.
  • Framingham test may miss many at risk   UPI / 1:24AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 24 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers suggest the Framingham risk assessment tool may miss coronary disease -- especially in women.
  • Wednesday, April 21

  • Connecticut mayor donates a kidney   UPI / 6:44PM
    EAST HAVEN, Conn., April 21 (UPI) -- A Connecticut mayor said she found a desperate plea on Facebook and ended up donating a kidney to an acquaintance.
  • Tuesday, April 13

  • WWE's 'SmackDown' headed to Syfy   UPI / 10:54PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., April 13 (UPI) -- World Wrestling Entertainment and Syfy say they signed a multiyear pact to bring "Friday Night SmackDown" to the U.S. cable network beginning in October.
  • Friday, April 9

  • Charles Goes First, Starting A Huge Day For Sun: Second Selection Is McCray Of Kansas; Kalana Greene To Liberty   AP / 8:34AM
    Apr. 9--UNCASVILLE The Connecticut Sun play at the Mohegan Sun casino, but they know there is no profit wagering on the future of college basketball prospects. Their business model is based sure bets.
  • Tuesday, April 6

  • Naltrexone may save money in the long term   UPI / 6:34PM
    FARMINGTON, Conn., April 6 (UPI) -- Use of a drug to teat alcohol abuse involved higher initial costs but resulted in healthcare cost savings in the long run, a U.S. doctor says.
  • New aneurysm risk factors identified   UPI / 9:54AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 6 (UPI) -- A U.S.-led international team of scientists has identified three new genetic variants that increase a person's risk of developing brain aneurysms.
  • Monday, April 5

  • Short-binge program has long-term benefit   UPI / 12:44AM
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn., April 5 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say a short-term self-guided six-step program may help provide long-term help for binge eaters.
  • Tuesday, March 30

  • Rip Torn pleads innocent to burglary   UPI / 4:34PM
    SALISBURY, Conn., March 30 (UPI) -- Actor Rip Torn pleaded innocent in a Connecticut court Tuesday to firearms and burglary charges stemming from his arrest last January, officials said.
  • Tuesday, March 23

  • Sister sues for lottery share   UPI / 6:04PM
    NEW BRITAIN, Conn., March 23 (UPI) -- A Connecticut woman's lawsuit against her sister claims an agreement between the two women entitles her to a share of a $500,000 lottery jackpot.
  • Former Bush lawyer takes Fifth on assault   UPI / 1:14PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., March 23 (UPI) -- A former Bush administration lawyer charged with attacking his wife refused to answer questions at a Connecticut hearing, citing the Fifth Amendment.
  • Monday, March 22

  • Finding may affect the study of cosmology   UPI / 1:54PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 22 (UPI) -- A U.S.-led team of cosmologists has used a type of supernova to reach a finding that might affect the way scientists measure the expansion of the universe.
  • Tuesday, March 16

  • Coronary bio-bypass without surgery   UPI / 10:04PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 16 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers suggest it may be possible to grow new arteries in coronary patients.
  • Friday, March 12

  • Villanova says it's getting better every day   AP / 12:34AM
    NEW YORK -- Fear not, 'Nova Nation. Your team got better Thursday. Honest to You-Know-Who they did, or at least they said they did. They fixed some of the mistakes of the loss to West Virginia, played much better than in that clunker against Connecticut, are much better equipped to handle adversity than they were up in Syracuse just two weeks ago.
  • Thursday, March 11

  • Dodd, without GOP, to present bill   UPI / 3:34PM
    WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., said Thursday he would press forward with a regulatory reform bill despite the lack of Republican support.
  • Wednesday, March 10

  • Prenatal BPA may affect uterus, DNA   UPI / 4:34PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 10 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have linked exposure during pregnancy to Bisphenol A to fertility defects in offspring in mice.
  • Tuesday, March 9

  • The Hartford Courant, Conn., Jeff Jacobs column: Jeff Jacobs: Maybe It's Not So Easy After All   AP / 1:35PM
    Mar. 9--HARTFORD -- The streak begins its rounds on the national networks, the radio talk shows, and by the time it returns for pregame introductions the streak's starting lineup is always the same.
  • Sunday, March 7

  • Cablevision gets WABC back for Oscars   UPI / 10:44PM
    NEW YORK, March 7 (UPI) -- Cablevision subscribers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut were able to watch the Academy Awards when WABC-TV was restored to the system.
  • Thursday, March 4

  • Aggressive hawk blamed for five attacks   UPI / 4:44PM
    STONINGTON, Conn., March 4 (UPI) -- Police in a Connecticut town are warning residents to be wary of an aggressive red-tailed hawk blamed for at least five attacks on humans.
  • Tuesday, March 2

  • Asbestos at U.S. university investigated   UPI / 7:54PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., March 2 (UPI) -- University of Connecticut authorities may have violated federal law when workers disposed of asbestos-laden material during a renovation, officials say.
  • Tuesday, February 9

  • Yale scientists study preterm birth   UPI / 10:05AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Yale University School of Medicine researchers say they may have discovered how the hormone progesterone functions to prevent preterm birth.
  • Wednesday, February 3

  • Packaged salad greens can contain bacteria   UPI / 12:54PM
    YONKERS, N.Y., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Laboratory tests of 208 containers of 16 brands of salad greens sold last summer in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York found bacteria, some very high.
  • Monday, February 1

  • Rip Torn headed to rehab after arrest   UPI / 2:34PM
    SALISBURY, Conn., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Actor Rip Torn appeared in a Connecticut court Monday, but did not enter a plea in connection with his weekend arrest for an alleged burglary at a bank.
  • Jury selection stops in home invasion case   UPI / 12:54PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- The judge in the trial of a man accused of a triple homicide in Connecticut halted jury selection Monday because of a defendant drug overdose, sources say.
  • Sunday, January 31

  • Actor Torn accused of breaking into bank   UPI / 4:24PM
    SALISBURY, Conn., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Connecticut state police allege actor Elmore "Rip" Torn was intoxicated when he broke into a bank in Salisbury carrying a loaded revolver.
  • Friday, January 29

  • Paulson ties Russia to Fannie-Freddie plot   UPI / 10:14PM
    WASHINGTON, Conn., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Russia asked China to join it in selling holdings in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to force an emergency U.S. bailout, former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson says.
  • Cellphone bans not reducing accidents   UPI / 9:54PM
    ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Laws in California, Connecticut, New York and Washington banning use of hand-held cellphones while driving have not reduced the number of crashes, a study said.
  • Cellphone bans not reducing accidents   AP / 8:35PM
    Laws banning the use of hand-held cellphones while driving
  • Thursday, January 28

  • New ovarian cancer therapy proposed   UPI / 11:04AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Yale University Medical School scientists say they've discovered the disarming of certain specialized stem cells might combat deadly ovarian cancer.
  • Marist Poll: 56 percent against abortion   UPI / 2:14AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Fifty-six percent of all Americans and 58 percent of those ages 18-29 say abortion is "morally wrong," a U.S. survey indicates.
  • Wednesday, January 27

  • Father: Boy in bomb scare was disobeying   UPI / 1:54PM
    MANSFIELD, Conn., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A 13-year-old Connecticut boy who triggered a bomb scare was mixing chemicals against the orders of his father, the father says.
  • Tuesday, January 26

  • Centennial sparks Twain events in Hartford   UPI / 10:14PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The Mark Twain House & Museum says a yearlong celebration of the famous writer's life and work is being planned in Hartford, Conn.
  • Sunday, January 17

  • Wrestler Hogan lauds would-be senator   UPI / 12:34PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Professional wrestler Hulk Hogan said U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon is a "gracious" woman devoted to helping her community.
  • Friday, January 15

  • Student's free speech case facing appeal   UPI / 4:24PM
    BURLINGTON, Conn., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A former high school student alleges in a case before the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals her free speech rights were violated.
  • Risk perception linked to cultural values   UPI / 1:24AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- People's risk perceptions about policy issues tend to match their cultural values, U.S. researchers found.
  • Wednesday, January 13

  • Lieberman aide disputes 'double-cross'   UPI / 5:24PM
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Assertions that U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, Ind-Conn., blindsided Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on a healthcare compromise aren't true, an adviser says.
  • Saturday, January 9

  • NYC Christmas tree turning into housing   UPI / 6:14PM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- A 70-year-old Norway spruce, this year's Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center in New York, is to return to Connecticut as lumber for affordable homes.
  • Wednesday, January 6

  • Sen. Chris Dodd announces retirement   UPI / 1:54PM
    EAST HADDAM, Conn., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., announced his retirement from the U.S. Senate Wednesday after five terms.
  • Tuesday, December 29

  • Chicago to perform on skating special   UPI / 10:44PM
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. rock band Chicago is to be the musical guest on the upcoming TV special "Musselman's Applesauce presents Brian Boitano Skating Special."
  • Monday, December 28

  • Single-molecule transistor created   UPI / 3:44PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The first transistor from a single molecule has been created by attaching a benzene molecule to gold contacts, scientists from Connecticut said.
  • Wednesday, December 23

  • Female ducks able to thwart forced sex   UPI / 4:20PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Female ducks likely developed vaginas with clockwise spirals to prevent fertilization from aggressive males, scientists in Connecticut said.
  • Monday, December 21

  • Dyslexia: Reading not linked with IQ   UPI / 1:14AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Reading ability does not track with intelligence among people with dyslexia, U.S. researchers say.
  • Sunday, December 20

  • McMahon: Can relate to downtrodden   UPI / 3:14PM
    GREENWICH, Conn., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Connecticut Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon says she can sympathize with voters downtrodden by the recession because she was once broke.
  • Saturday, December 19

  • Foley to give $2M to his Conn. gov effort   UPI / 1:54AM
    GREENWICH, Conn., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Former Ambassador Thomas Foley said Friday he will use at least $2 million of his own money in his campaign for Connecticut governor.
  • Friday, December 18

  • Louisiana residents top 'happy' survey   UPI / 1:24PM
    CLINTON, N.Y., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Residents of Louisiana and Hawaii ranked highest, and residents of New York and Connecticut lowest, in a study of happiness in the United States, authors said.
  • Wednesday, December 16

  • Lieberman doesn't rule out GOP run   UPI / 12:54PM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, Ind-Conn., a former Democrat, says he hasn't ruled out running as a Republican in 2012.
  • Monday, December 14

  • Gibbs: No Obama-Lieberman contacts   UPI / 5:44PM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama has not initiated efforts to reach out to Sen. Joe Lieberman, Ind-Conn., on healthcare reform, a White House spokesman says.
  • Students to talk with ISS astronaut   UPI / 8:44AM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Select fifth grade students in Connecticut are preparing to have a conversation with International Space Station commander Jeff Williams.
  • Saturday, December 12

  • Shoplifting goes serious, organized   UPI / 6:54PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- In South Windsor, Conn., police say bold daylight criminals are focusing on shoplifting quality, high-ticket items for resale rather than personal use.
  • Friday, December 11

  • Church paid to settle abuse charges   UPI / 8:24PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A Catholic diocese in Connecticut paid $40,000 to two men who say they were abused by priests in return for agreeing not to sue the diocese, records reveal.
  • Conn. AG calls for outdoor furnace ban   UPI / 1:54AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Connecticut should ban outdoor wood-burning furnaces because of the smoke and soot they create, state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says.
  • Wednesday, December 9

  • Ledge Light preparing to raise awareness about new teen smoking law: 2008 change stipulates fine for anyone under age 18 who is found in possession of tobacco products   AP / 8:34PM
    Dec. 9--With studies showing that tens of thousands of Connecticut high school and middle school students are regular smokers, health and youth service agencies are trying to get the word out that a recent law change will land those teens a fine for simply possessing cigarettes or tobacco products.
  • Tuesday, December 8

  • No criminal charges in Conn. chimp attack   UPI / 1:05PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Criminal prosecution in the Connecticut case of a chimpanzee biting a person won't be filed, the state attorney for the Stamford area said Tuesday.
  • Monday, December 7

  • Candidate's WWE past may haunt her   UPI / 6:14PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The former head of World Wrestling Entertainment, and a front-runner in Connecticut's Republican Senate primary, says WWE steroid testing was warranted.
  • Sunday, December 6

  • McMahon adviser faces Ensign questions   UPI / 4:24PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- An adviser to Connecticut U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon has been subpoenaed in connection with a probe of Sen. John Ensign, campaign officials say.
  • Saturday, December 5

  • Lieberman to work Sabbath for healthcare   UPI / 12:24PM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, Ind-Conn., says he'll attend key healthcare reform votes despite Orthodox Jewish prohibitions at against working on the Sabbath.
  • Thursday, December 3

  • Fast treatment ups heart attack survival   UPI / 3:14PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- A U.S. study shows dramatic improvement in heart attack victims by employing new time-saving strategies in coordinating their emergency care.
  • Wednesday, December 2

  • Blood found in Yale suspect's apartment   UPI / 6:44PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A search of Yale University slaying suspect Raymond Clark's apartment yielded blood in plain view, police allege.
  • Pentagon says tanker requirements are set   UPI / 6:14PM
    WASHINGTON, Conn., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A Pentagon official said the U.S. Air Force would not change parameters for its refueling tankers to suit a particular business competing for a contract.
  • Critics: Documents show church coverup   UPI / 1:24AM
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Documents released Tuesday by the Catholic diocese in Bridgeport, Conn., show church leaders were more intent on protecting priests than children, critics say.
  • Saturday, November 28

  • Nader urged to mount run against Dodd   UPI / 10:54AM
    WEST HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Connecticut Green Party members say they're urging Ralph Nader to run against Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., in next year's election.
  • Friday, November 27

  • Stomach hormone effective in Parkinson's   UPI / 1:14PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- A naturally occurring stomach hormone shows promise in slowing the development of Parkinson's disease, researchers in Connecticut said.
  • Program reduces autism bad behaviors   UPI / 12:54PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Behavioral problems of autistic children can be reduced through medication and a parental training program, U.S. researchers say.
  • Wednesday, November 25

  • New Haven to promote Ricci firefighters   UPI / 11:54AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The City of New Haven, Conn., says it will promote 14 firefighters who were plaintiffs in a high-profile lawsuit over racial preferences.
  • Bacteria linked to autoimmune disease   UPI / 10:05AM
    FARMINGTON, Conn., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Factors from common human bacteria may trigger autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, U.S. researchers said.
  • Thursday, November 19

  • The Hartford Courant accused of plagiarism   UPI / 6:54PM
    MANCHESTER, Conn., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The Journal Inquirer in Manchester is suing The Hartford Courant, alleging the competing Connecticut newspaper repeatedly plagiarized its stories.
  • Wednesday, November 18

  • Poll: Obama support dips below 50 percent   UPI / 6:24PM
    HAMDEN, Conn., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama's job approval rating has dipped below 50 percent for the first time, a poll released Wednesday indicates.
  • Tuesday, November 17

  • Call For Cancer Screening Starting At Age 50 Criticized   AP / 12:35PM
    Nov. 17--A Connecticut breast cancer specialist is lashing out against an influential federal task force's findings that women in their 40s should stop having annual mammograms and older women should cut back on scheduled exams.
  • The Hartford Courant, Conn., Jeff Jacobs column: There's Method To His Madness   AP / 10:34AM
    Nov. 17--Make him earn it. Maybe Peyton Manning is the best. Maybe Tom Brady is better. Either way make Peyton earn every yard of it.
  • Sunday, November 15

  • NE states lose crops; farmers seek relief   UPI / 2:54PM
    WASHINGTON, Conn., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Farms in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey took an economic hit this year, due to unseasonably cold and wet weather, a Farm Service Agency official said.
  • Wednesday, November 11

  • Conn. Gov. Rell says she won't run again   UPI / 1:34AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell has announced she will not seek re-election in 2010 to the post she has held since 2004.
  • Wednesday, November 4

  • Affidavits still sealed in Yale killing   UPI / 2:24PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A Connecticut judge must decide whether to unseal arrest warrant affidavits for the lab technician charged with killing a Yale University graduate student.
  • New Haven Register, Conn., Dave Solomon column: It's time for the statistical mavens to give it a rest   AP / 8:34AM
    Nov. 4--NEW YORK -- My problem with the mentality of fantasy baseball is that it has created a whole segment of the baseball viewing population that understands and interprets the game based entirely on statistics ... often with little context.
  • Tuesday, November 3

  • Learning to talk affects how we hear   UPI / 12:34PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've determined the act of learning to talk also changes the way speech sounds are heard.
  • Sunday, November 1

  • Lieberman: Would join health filibuster   UPI / 2:54PM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Sen. Joseph Lieberman, Ind-Conn., said Sunday that he would join a Republican filibuster to stop the creation of a government-run health plan option.
  • Thursday, October 29

  • Robe engulfed in flames due to defect   UPI / 12:35PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The daughter of a Connecticut woman who died when her bathrobe caught fire says she is suing the online seller, alleging the robe was dangerously defective.
  • Wednesday, October 28

  • Cheating litigation moves to next phase   UPI / 4:34PM
    NEW BRITAIN, Conn., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A substitute teacher involved in a 2006 cheating scandal at Central Connecticut State University has appealed a ruling that she copied a term paper.
  • Saturday, October 24

  • Obama stumps for Dodd at fundraiser   UPI / 2:34AM
    STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- President Obama headed to Connecticut Friday to raise money for U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd's bid to win a sixth term next year.
  • Friday, October 23

  • Ex-law students settle Internet suit   UPI / 12:34AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Two former Yale University law students have settled a defamation suit filed in Connecticut against anonymous Internet posters, lawyers said.
  • Wednesday, October 21

  • Document release sought in Yale slaying   UPI / 12:24PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A Connecticut judge said it might take him weeks to decide whether to release police documents in the case of slain Yale graduate student Annie Le.
  • Monday, October 19

  • Dodd unveils overdraft fee regulation   UPI / 5:44PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd, D-Conn., Monday unveiled legislation to rein in bank overdraft fees.
  • Conn. man suing over shooting of bear   UPI / 12:05PM
    BARKHAMSTED, Conn., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A man in Barkhamsted, Conn., alleges in a federal lawsuit he had the right to shoot and wound a black bear ripping apart a bird feeder on his property.
  • Sunday, October 18

  • University of Connecticut Player Dies in Campus Stabbing   AP / 10:34PM
    MIAMI -- It's the type of early morning phone call no football coach ever wants to receive--news that one of their guys is gone.
  • Friday, October 16

  • Archdiocese sued over alleged abuse   UPI / 3:54AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The Roman Catholic archdiocese of Hartford, Conn., has been sued by 49 people who say they were molested as children by a doctor at a church hospital.
  • Thursday, October 15

  • Older workers face hiring challenges   UPI / 2:04AM
    WESTPORT, Conn., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Many U.S. adults age 55 and older plan to work at least until age 69, but they face challenges in getting a job, researchers say.
  • Wednesday, October 14

  • Report: Conn. 'careless' in laptop theft   UPI / 7:14PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The Connecticut Department of Revenue Service's "cavalier and careless" attitude exacerbated the theft of a laptop with sensitive data, a report says.
  • Tuesday, October 13

  • Beer-imbibing baby billboard causes stir   UPI / 8:14PM
    DEEP RIVER, Conn., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Officials say a Connecticut billboard depicting a baby drinking from a bottle of beer has caused precisely the stir among residents they intended.
  • Monday, October 12

  • Report: No truth to Conn. kidnapping story   UPI / 2:24PM
    GREENWICH, Conn., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- An August melee in a Connecticut parking lot was triggered by disagreements over money and wasn't connected to kidnapping, documents indicate.
  • Friday, October 9

  • Childhood cancer survivors staying single   UPI / 4:54PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Survivors of childhood cancer are less likely to say "I do," U.S. researchers say.
  • Thursday, October 8

  • Stem cells may become cancer vaccine   UPI / 4:44PM
    STORRS, Conn., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. and Chinese scientists say they've discovered human stem cells hold the potential to vaccinate the body against colon cancer.
  • Wednesday, October 7

  • Conn. doctors want to help patients die   UPI / 2:54PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Two Connecticut doctors said Wednesday they are suing the state to determine if there is a way for them to legally help terminally ill patients end their lives.
  • Monday, October 5

  • States keep their eye on offshore accounts   UPI / 11:34AM
    WASHINGTON, Conn., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Several states have joined the U.S. government in granting time-limited leniency for taxpayers who have hidden funds in offshore bank accounts.
  • Friday, October 2

  • Skull fragment from woman, not Hitler   UPI / 3:44PM
    STORRS, Conn., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A skull fragment thought to have come from notorious German Nazi leader Adolf Hitler actually came from an unknown woman, a U.S. anthropologist says.
  • Wednesday, September 30

  • Book on slayings shouldn't hurt trial   UPI / 2:14PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A newly released book about the slayings of a Connecticut woman and her two daughters shouldn't impact the case, experts say.
  • Skull fragment sparks dispute with Russia   UPI / 2:04PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A Connecticut archaeologist who concluded a skull fragment found in a Berlin bunker wasn't Adolf Hitler's never examined it, a Russian official says.
  • Monday, September 28

  • Scientists watch E. coli bacteria move   UPI / 3:05PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Yale University scientists say they have, for the first time, observed and tracked E. coli bacteria moving in a liquid medium.
  • Thursday, September 24

  • Molecule might block the spread of cancer   UPI / 12:54PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. and Chinese scientists say a piece of genetic material with no previously known function might hold the key to being able to stop the spread of cancer.
  • Brain pathway that regulates weight ID'd   UPI / 12:44PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have identified a new brain pathway that's responsible for regulating a person's weight and bone mass.
  • Monday, September 21

  • Key legislators target overdraft fees   UPI / 9:34AM
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., is preparing a bill to prevent U.S. banks from hitting clients with overdraft charges without their permission.
  • Sunday, September 20

  • Dodd's bank bill sees agencies combine   UPI / 10:54AM
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A financial regulation bill being written by U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., differs from ideas backed by the White House, the senator says.
  • Runner allegedly forced to drink blood   UPI / 10:44AM
    NEW BRITAIN, Conn., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A Kenyan native was ridiculed and coerced into drinking blood when he ran track at Central Connecticut State University, the runner's lawsuit alleges.
  • Friday, September 18

  • Sen. Dodd's disapproval rating inches up   UPI / 3:54PM
    HAMDEN, Conn., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Sen. Christopher Dodd's approval rating with voters in Connecticut has inched upward, a Quinnipiac Poll indicates.
  • Thursday, September 17

  • Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary Dead at 72   AP / 5:34PM
    Sep. 17--BOSTON -- Mary Travers, one-third of the popular 1960s folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary who were perhaps best known for their hit "Puff (The Magic Dragon)," died in a Connecticut hospital after battling leukemia for several years. She was 72.
  • Wednesday, September 16

  • WWE's Linda McMahon runs for Senate   UPI / 3:44PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Linda McMahon, chief executive of the World Wrestling Entertainment empire, says she will join the Republican U.S. Senate primary field in Connecticut.
  • Tuesday, September 15

  • 1941 crash site at Conn. airport found?   UPI / 11:05PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Connecticut archaeologists believe they have found the place a young pilot crashed in 1941 under a runway at his namesake airport, Bradley International.
  • Sunday, September 13

  • Remains believed to be Yale grad student's   UPI / 10:34PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- A body believed to be that of the Yale graduate student who disappeared days before she was to be married was found at the campus, police said Sunday night.
  • Saturday, September 12

  • COL FB: North Carolina 12, Connecticut 10   AP / 7:34PM
    Dan Ryan was called for holding late in the fourth quarter Saturday for a safety that gave No. 19 North Carolina a 12-10 win over Connecticut.
  • Friday, September 11

  • 'Maury,' 'Springer' seasons to premiere   UPI / 12:44PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. daytime talk shows "Maury," "The Steve Wilkos Show" and "The Jerry Springer Show" begin their new seasons Monday, NBC Universal said.
  • Wednesday, September 9

  • Cigna poll: Most happy with health plans   UPI / 3:44PM
    BLOOMFIELD, Conn., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Many insured Americans think the current healthcare system works, but say not understanding their plans stresses them, a Cigna survey indicated.
  • Tuesday, September 1

  • Poll: Gov. Corzine trails in N.J.   UPI / 11:54PM
    HAMDEN, Conn., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine has been losing ground to challenger Chris Christie as the candidates hammer each other with attack ads, a poll Tuesday indicated.
  • Pollution linked to elderly heart problems   UPI / 3:34PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Exposure to carbon monoxide is associated with an increased risk of hospitalization for the elderly with heart problems, U.S. researchers found.
  • Wednesday, August 26

  • Color found in 40 million-year-old fossils   UPI / 3:54PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Yale University scientists say they have discovered evidence of vivid iridescent colors existing in feather fossils more than 40 million years old.
  • UConn sacking acrobatic cheerleaders   UPI / 1:54PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- University of Connecticut fans will no longer see cheerleaders performing tumbles and stunts at sporting events, the school has announced.
  • Meteorite stolen from Connecticut store   UPI / 12:34PM
    MONTVILLE, Conn., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Connecticut state police say someone stole a meteorite worth $2,200 from a gift shop at a nature activity center.
  • Baldwin not running for Senate seat   UPI / 11:34AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. television actor Alec Baldwin says he has no plans to pursue a political career at this time.
  • Monday, August 24

  • 'LEGO Star Wars' turns 10   UPI / 10:54PM
    ENFIELD, Conn., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- LEGO Systems Inc., based in Connecticut, says its 10th anniversary "LEGO Star Wars" celebration will include online comics featuring the iconic droid R2-D2.
  • Study: U.S. heart death rates going down   UPI / 9:14PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Death rates from heart attack after hospitalization are going down, U.S. researchers say.
  • Sunday, August 23

  • Conn. libertarian may run for U.S. Senate   UPI / 6:44PM
    WESTPORT, Conn., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A Connecticut stockbroker known for his libertarian views and his pessimistic forecasts about the United States is considering a run for the U.S. Senate.
  • Monday, August 17

  • Conn. deals with toxic waste dumpings   UPI / 2:24PM
    BRISTOL, Conn., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Connecticut State Police officials say they expect to make arrests following a series of toxic waste dumpings in the state.
  • Sunday, August 16

  • Nitrous oxide tanks seized at Phish show   UPI / 4:35PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Police in Hartford, Conn., say they seized 18 nitrous oxide tanks and dozens of balloons during a show by the band Phish.
  • Yale Press is attacked by professors   UPI / 12:54AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Yale University Press has come under harsh criticism for excising images of the prophet Muhammad from a book it is publishing.
  • Tuesday, August 11

  • Springer springs talk show on Connecticut   UPI / 2:05PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The titan of trailer-trash talk television, Jerry Springer, will call a stage in Stamford, Conn., his TV home for a while.
  • Thursday, August 6

  • Soldiers with more DHEA perform better   UPI / 6:44PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. soldiers with more of the hormone dehydroepiandrosterone performed better at a task than those with less DHEA, researchers said.
  • Wednesday, August 5

  • Galaxies of yore smaller, research shows   UPI / 5:04PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Galaxies of today are bigger and denser than the most massive galaxies of the universe in its early days, U.S. astronomers said.
  • Tuesday, August 4

  • FBI: Boyd Said He Attended Terror Camps   AP / 5:34PM
    Aug. 4--RALEIGH -- An FBI agent testified Tuesday that terrorism suspect Daniel Boyd told him he had attended terror camps in Connecticut in the late 1980s and three more in Pakistan, where he learned about hand-to-hand combat and the use of military firearms.
  • Friday, July 31

  • Sen. Dodd has prostate cancer, surgery due   UPI / 1:24PM
    WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., says he has been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer and is set to undergo surgery.
  • Thursday, July 30

  • Freshly crushed garlic better for heart   UPI / 11:44AM
    FARMINGTON, Conn., July 30 (UPI) -- Garlic provides cardioprotection, but freshly crushed garlic has more potent heart-healthy effects, U.S. researchers found.
  • Saturday, July 25

  • 100 exotic pets turned in at Conn. zoo   UPI / 10:44PM
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn., July 25 (UPI) -- More than 100 pets, enough to stock a small zoo, were turned in Saturday during Connecticut's first amnesty day for exotic animals.
  • Wednesday, July 22

  • Dangerous cracks found on submarine   UPI / 1:14PM
    NEW LONDON, Conn., July 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy says two cracks found on the hull of the USS Toledo could have resulted in the submarine facing hull failure while submerged.
  • Poll: Sen. Specter's lead has vanished   UPI / 12:35PM
    HAMDEN, Conn., July 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., who switched parties a few months ago, is in a tie with his likely Republican challenger, a poll released Wednesday said.
  • View of masculinity may increase HIV risk   UPI / 1:14AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 22 (UPI) -- Seeking medical advice, including being tested for human immunodeficiency virus, goes against many black men's notion of masculinity, U.S. researchers say.
  • Friday, July 17

  • Lobbyist-bashing e-mail sent to lobbyists   UPI / 11:24AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., July 17 (UPI) -- A lobbyist-bashing e-mail by the campaign of Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., was sent to his entire fundraising list -- including lobbyists.
  • Wednesday, July 15

  • Scientists discover repulsing light force   UPI / 4:14PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 15 (UPI) -- Yale University researchers say they've discovered a "repulsive" light force that can be used to control components on silicon microchips.
  • Monday, July 13

  • Where a heart is treated affects survival   UPI / 2:44PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 13 (UPI) -- Where a person is treated for a heart attack or heart failure can affect the outcome, U.S. researchers say.
  • Thursday, July 9

  • Book accuses Hemingway of spying   UPI / 7:44PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 9 (UPI) -- A new U.S. book claims Ernest Hemingway was a not-very-effective spy for the KGB during the 1940s.
  • Thursday, July 2

  • First solid-state quantum chip is created   UPI / 5:14PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 2 (UPI) -- A U.S.-led team of physicists says it has created the first rudimentary, solid-state quantum processor, moving science closer to building a quantum computer.
  • Monday, June 29

  • Thousands of bees removed from NYC block   UPI / 5:54PM
    NEW YORK, June 29 (UPI) -- Police in New York said a swarm of 8,000 to 10,000 bees was relocated from a residential neighborhood to a Connecticut farm.
  • Tuesday, June 23

  • Cops: Blogger urged violence to lawmakers   UPI / 3:44PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., June 23 (UPI) -- An Internet radio host and blogger acknowledged advocating violence against two Connecticut lawmakers and a state official, police say.
  • Sunday, June 21

  • Dodd enlists Kennedy aid in new ad   UPI / 11:24AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., June 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., trailing in a recent poll to a Republican challenger, has enlisted the help of Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., observers say.
  • Wednesday, June 17

  • GOP seeks Countrywide mortgage documents   UPI / 2:34PM
    WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- A Republican lawmaker says he's seeking records relating to a defunct "VIP" mortgage loan program associated with U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn.
  • NYC takes top spot in road rage survey   UPI / 1:05PM
    NORWALK, Conn., June 17 (UPI) -- New York has unseated Miami as the least courteous city for U.S. drivers, the In the Driver's Seat 2009 AutoVantage Road Rage Survey indicated Wednesday.
  • Tuesday, June 16

  • Dark indie 'Snow White' in the works   UPI / 10:05PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 16 (UPI) -- Goodnight Film LLC has announced a dark and brooding U.S. adaptation of the classic fairy tale "Snow White" is to go into production this October.
  • Trump buys WWE's 'Raw' franchise   UPI / 4:05PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., June 16 (UPI) -- World Wrestling Entertainment Tuesday announced the sale of its "Monday Night RAW" program on USA Network to Donald Trump.
  • Thursday, June 11

  • BPA changes DNA of mice offspring   UPI / 11:14PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 11 (UPI) -- Exposure during pregnancy to bisphenol A, found in many plastic household items, causes a genetic defect in the offspring of female mice, U.S. researchers say.
  • Wednesday, June 10

  • Aetna targeted in suit for losing data   UPI / 10:54AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., June 10 (UPI) -- U.S. insurer Aetna has been targeted in a lawsuit alleging it failed to protect personal information of employees and job applicants, documents indicate.
  • Monday, June 8

  • UPI NewsTrack Sports   AP / 11:34PM
    Report: Vikings give Favre deadline BRISTOL, Conn., June 8 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Vikings have given quarterback Brett Favre a deadline to make a decision about coming out of retirement, sources told ESPN.
  • Thursday, June 4

  • Conn. outlaws private ownership of chimps   UPI / 5:05PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., June 4 (UPI) -- Connecticut lawmakers unanimously approved a bill, prompted by a brutal chimpanzee attack, banning the private ownership of chimps, gorillas and orangutans.
  • Wednesday, June 3

  • 50 Cent testifies in house lawsuit   UPI / 10:34PM
    HARTFORD , Conn., June 3 (UPI) -- Hip-hop artist 50 Cent has testified in Connecticut's Hartford Superior Court against an engineering firm he is suing.
  • Tuesday, June 2

  • Cyclones, global warming linkage found   UPI / 2:05PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 2 (UPI) -- Harvard University scientists say they've discovered a possible link between the development of tropical cyclones and global warming.
  • Monday, June 1

  • Study: Polluted ecosystems can recover   UPI / 4:24PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 1 (UPI) -- A Yale University study suggests most polluted or damaged ecosystems can recover within a lifetime if there's a public commitment to the restoration.
  • Researchers seeking Civil War records   UPI / 1:35PM
    NEW BRITAIN, Conn., June 1 (UPI) -- A researcher at Central Connecticut State University says the state's mental health agency should turn over health records from the Civil War era.
  • Thursday, May 28

  • Aetna says Web site hacked   UPI / 11:24PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., May 28 (UPI) -- Aetna Inc., based in Connecticut, learned security was breached on an employment Web site when job seekers reported getting phony e-mails, officials say.
  • Wednesday, May 27

  • Student loan group's board resigns   UPI / 12:54PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., May 27 (UPI) -- Nine of 14 board members of a Connecticut student loan non-profit have resigned over a dispute on legal indemnity, the state Student Loan Foundation says.
  • Tuesday, May 26

  • Yale awards Clinton honorary degree   UPI / 1:44PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 26 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was among those to receive honorary degrees from Yale University this year.
  • Friday, May 22

  • Conn. court opens priest abuse files   UPI / 8:14PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., May 22 (UPI) -- The Connecticut Supreme Court decided Friday to open legal files in 23 lawsuits claiming abuse by Roman Catholic priests in the Bridgeport diocese.
  • Thursday, May 21

  • Cutting angioplasty time increases odds   UPI / 11:34PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 21 (UPI) -- Any delays in hospital-door-to-angioplasty times increase mortality risks for those who had heart attacks, U.S. researchers found.
  • Wednesday, May 20

  • Dad, daughter set for Guard duty in Iraq   UPI / 5:05PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., May 20 (UPI) -- A Connecticut National Guard private says she and her dad will be looking out for one another once they get to Iraq.
  • Monday, May 18

  • Dodd draws Democratic Senate challenger   UPI / 12:05PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., May 18 (UPI) -- A Mystic, Conn., man says he's challenging U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd for the Democratic nomination for Dodd's Senate seat.
  • Friday, May 15

  • Lieberman '06 campaign to pay fine   UPI / 4:34PM
    WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) -- The campaign for Sen. Joe Lieberman, Ind.-Conn., agreed to pay a $50,000 fine for campaign finance violations, the Federal Election Commission said Friday.
  • Thursday, May 14

  • Figurine from cave hints at origins of art   UPI / 11:44AM
    MANSFIELD, Conn., May 14 (UPI) -- An ivory figurine thought to be 40,000 years old may hold clues to the origins of art, an expert says.
  • Sunday, May 10

  • Answers abound in TV series' finales   UPI / 2:34PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., May 10 (UPI) -- U.S. TV series will reportedly offer their fans a number of answers to lingering questions in upcoming season finales.
  • Wednesday, May 6

  • Chimp owner agrees to asset freeze   UPI / 5:35PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., May 6 (UPI) -- The Connecticut woman whose pet chimpanzee mauled a friend agreed Wednesday to freeze $10 million in assets while a lawsuit heads to court.
  • Tuesday, May 5

  • Long Island Sound scum may be biofuel   UPI / 6:05PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 5 (UPI) -- Connecticut scientists have focused on algae from Long Island Sound in their quest for native environmentally friendly biofuels.
  • Wednesday, April 29

  • Parking lot seal headed back to ocean   UPI / 1:14PM
    NORWICH, Conn., April 29 (UPI) -- A seal found in a parking lot in Norwich, Conn., will be returned to the ocean after four weeks at an aquarium, officials of the facility said.
  • Monday, April 27

  • Nanocantilevers eliminate transducers   UPI / 3:14PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 27 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have created silicon-based nanocantilevers, smaller than the wavelength of light, eliminating the need for electric transducers.
  • Sunday, April 26

  • Conn. family mired in artifacts battle   UPI / 4:44PM
    ROCKVILLE, Conn., April 26 (UPI) -- Artifacts being fought over by descendants of former U.S. Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles have strong historical value, an expert says.
  • Saturday, April 25

  • Dodd ethics allegations called 'a joke'   UPI / 1:14PM
    WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Ethics allegations by a conservative legal group against U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., are "a joke," a Dodd spokesman says.
  • Friday, April 17

  • Bankers still underwrite Sen. Dodd   UPI / 2:14AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., April 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd, D-Conn., has a healthy war chest, thanks to contributions from financial services firms, documents show.
  • Thursday, April 16

  • Student newspaper editor protests firing   UPI / 8:54PM
    NEW BRITAIN, Conn., April 16 (UPI) -- The editor of the Central Connecticut State University newspaper says an opinion editor was fired for acting on her political beliefs, not her socialist views.
  • Wednesday, April 15

  • Former inmates have higher blood pressure   UPI / 11:54PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 15 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say those incarcerated as youths may be at greater risk for high blood pressure.
  • Diabetics need not get heart screening   UPI / 2:14AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 15 (UPI) -- Routine screening for coronary artery disease in type 2 diabetes patients with no symptoms is unnecessary, U.S. researchers say.
  • Monday, April 13

  • Chimp owner's assets frozen   UPI / 2:24PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., April 13 (UPI) -- Authorities say a judge Monday extended a hold on Sandra Herold's assets in a lawsuit filed after the Connecticut's woman chimpanzee mauled a family friend.
  • Tuesday, April 7

  • Nanostructures make birds' bright plumage   UPI / 12:54PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 7 (UPI) -- Yale University biologists say they've determined the brightly colored plumage of some birds is created by nanostructures that have a sponge-like appearance.
  • Monday, April 6

  • Study solves butterfly wing eyespot puzzle   UPI / 3:05PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 6 (UPI) -- Yale University biologists say they've determined butterflies seem able to both attract mates and ward off predators by using different sides of their wings.
  • Sunday, April 5

  • Small, Fast Spartans Sprint Past Huskies   AP / 9:34AM
    Apr. 5--DETROIT -- As Michigan State was slugging it out with Connecticut last night, the Spartans knew they needed to make this basketball game a little more of a footrace, and a little less of a wrestling match.
  • Wednesday, April 1

  • Oldest U.S. Army vet is WWII WAC   UPI / 7:44PM
    MILFORD, Conn., April 1 (UPI) -- The oldest surviving veteran of the U.S. Army is believed to be a Connecticut woman who was 45 when she joined the Woman's Army Corps in World War II.
  • Thieves steal $1M in smokes from warehouse   UPI / 12:44AM
    MILFORD, Conn., April 1 (UPI) -- Thieves broke into a Connecticut warehouse its owner thought was "impregnable" and stole 15,000 cartons of cigarettes worth about $1 million.
  • Tuesday, March 31

  • Connecticut city stops Madoff sell-off   UPI / 8:44PM
    FAIRFIELD, Conn., March 31 (UPI) -- A Connecticut city looking to recover up to $75 million in the Bernard Madoff investment scam has stopped his family and others from selling off assets for now.
  • Dodd: Didn't know about AIG fundraising   UPI / 5:05PM
    FARMINGTON, Conn., March 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., says he wasn't aware of an e-mail sent by an AIG executive in 2006 urging employees to contribute to his campaign.
  • Autistic 2-year-olds focus on sounds   UPI / 4:54PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 31 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers found 2-year-olds with autism seek out physical rather than social cues.
  • Sunday, March 29

  • Answers sought for bat die-off   UPI / 4:34PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., March 29 (UPI) -- Scientists say they are racing to discover what it is causing a massive die-off of bats in Connecticut before the condition spreads to the U.S. South.
  • Brewster happy with education decision   UPI / 3:54PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 29 (UPI) -- Jordana Brewster says she is happy with her decision to halt her acting career to obtain a degree at Connecticut's Yale University.
  • Saturday, March 21

  • AIG bonuses larger than first reported   UPI / 8:24PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., March 21 (UPI) -- American International Group Inc. employees were paid $218 million in bonuses, not $165 million, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said Saturday.
  • Tuesday, March 17

  • Chimpanzee owner sued for $50 million   UPI / 3:44PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., March 17 (UPI) -- Lawyers for the seriously injured victim of a Connecticut chimpanzee attack say the animal's owner is liable in a $50 million lawsuit.
  • Dodd calls for retribution tax for AIG   UPI / 8:24AM
    WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd , D-Conn., called for an individually targeted tax to strike back at American International Group Inc.'s bonus pay plan.
  • Saturday, March 14

  • Petraeus: Afghan effort 'tough, grinding'   UPI / 10:34AM
    EAST HARTFORD, Conn., March 14 (UPI) -- Accomplishing U.S. goals in Afghanistan will require a "tough, grinding" counterinsurgency campaign, U.S. Central Command chief Gen. David Petraeus says.
  • Friday, March 13

  • Syracuse's Victory Over Connecticut in Six Overtimes a Game for the Ages   AP / 10:35PM
    NEW YORK -- The exact moment Jonny Flynn entered the bargaining stage of grief, he wasn't sure. This was understandable. It was almost 2 a.m. Friday in a frantic Syracuse locker room, and total physical exhaustion tends to limit optimal brain function.
  • Sunday, March 8

  • The Hartford Courant, Conn., Jeff Jacobs Column: Again, Sam The Man For Pitt   AP / 9:34AM
    Mar. 8--PITTSBURGH -- Sam Young talks plenty about practice and muscle memory, practice and muscle memory. So what this piano-playing, poem-writing gym rat said Saturday at the Pete -- or should we call it the Repeat? -- should be of zero solace in Connecticut.
  • Thursday, March 5

  • Poll finds support for Afghan buildup   UPI / 6:14PM
    HAMDEN, Conn., March 5 (UPI) -- U.S. voters support President Barack Obama's plan to send 17,000 troops to Afghanistan and approve of his foreign policy, the Quinnipiac Poll said Thursday.
  • Hartford reportedly considering sale   UPI / 4:14PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., March 5 (UPI) -- Struggling U.S. insurance giant Hartford Financial Services Group is fishing for offers for portions of its business, reports said.
  • Wednesday, March 4

  • Fructose linked to insulin resistance   UPI / 2:14PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 4 (UPI) -- A U.S. study of mice sheds light on the insulin resistance that can come from diets loaded with high-fructose corn syrup, researchers said.
  • Friday, February 27

  • 'Springer Show' may move to Stamford   UPI / 10:14PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- NBC Universal is considering moving production of "The Jerry Springer Show," "Maury" and "The Steve Wilkos Show" to Stamford, Conn., sources said.
  • Tuesday, February 24

  • Anger, stress can kill you   UPI / 12:44PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Anger and other strong emotions can predict arrhythmias and may link mental stress to sudden cardiac arrest, U.S. researchers said.
  • Thursday, February 19

  • 2nd woman says chimp attacked her in 1996   UPI / 3:44PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- An Atlanta woman Thursday said she was attacked by the same 200-pound chimpanzee that was fatally shot after viciously attacking its owner's friend.
  • Fairchild mourns loss of Travis the Chimp   UPI / 2:05PM
    NEW YORK, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Morgan Fairchild says Travis, the chimpanzee shot and killed in Connecticut after he mauled a woman, was a delight to work with on their Old Navy commercials.
  • Thursday, February 12

  • Diagnosis spurs smoking cessation, dieting   UPI / 12:05AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. adults appear more likely to quit smoking or lose weight once they are diagnosed with heart disease or diabetes, researchers say.
  • Monday, February 2

  • Study: Statins needed to fight cholesterol   UPI / 11:54AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Drugs called statins that can help lower an individual's cholesterol levels are needed by up to 11 million older U.S. residents, a new study suggests.
  • Sunday, February 1

  • Conn. lawmakers eye student speech rights   UPI / 3:24PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Connecticut state lawmakers say they're grappling with how far in-school restrictions on student free speech can extend off-campus in the Internet age.
  • Wednesday, January 28

  • Hartford, Conn., mayor charged with bribe   UPI / 3:14PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The mayor of Hartford, Conn., has been charged with getting free home renovations from a contractor who did business with the city.
  • Conn. diocese settles another abuse suit   UPI / 1:54PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The Catholic church in Connecticut has settled another lawsuit involving a priest who allegedly used a car resembling a police cruiser to lure boys.
  • AIG executive handed 4-year sentence   UPI / 11:54AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A federal court in Hartford, Conn., handed a former American International Group Inc. executive a four-year sentence for his role in a $500 million fraud scheme.
  • Tuesday, January 27

  • Teacher says spyware caused downfall   UPI / 4:14PM
    NORWICH, Conn., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A U.S. teacher says her career was destroyed when prosecutors falsely accused her of viewing pornography that was in reality caused by computer spyware.
  • Conn. hunger-striker says its free speech   UPI / 2:54PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A Connecticut prison inmate says his 16-month hunger strike has been an act of free speech and state officials have no right to force feed him.
  • Monday, January 26

  • Bill would extend statute of limitations   UPI / 12:05PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A bill before the Connecticut Legislature would give alleged sex abuse victims of a now-deceased Hartford doctor more time to sue the hospital where he worked.
  • Wednesday, January 7

  • Study explains sleep apnea link to stroke   UPI / 9:34PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. researchers who linked higher risks of stroke to sleep apnea are finding the reasons why.
  • Wednesday, December 31

  • Conn. Catholic leaders accused under RICO   UPI / 12:24PM
    NORWICH, Conn., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Connecticut's Catholic Church is charged with racketeering in a suit that claims church officials covered up alleged sex abuse by priests, documents say.
  • Conn. inmate sues to get halal meat   UPI / 11:14AM
    HARTFORD, Colo., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- A Connecticut prison inmate has sued the state, claiming that his religious freedom as a Muslim has been violated by the lack of halal meat.
  • Saturday, December 27

  • Hepburn Center may invigorate Conn. town   UPI / 2:35PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- A former Wall Street executive says the town of Old Saybrook, Conn., will likely benefit from the creation of the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center.
  • Friday, December 26

  • Caffeine when pregnant may damage heart   UPI / 1:44PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- A U.S. study in mice shows one dose of caffeine -- two cups of coffee -- ingested during pregnancy may reduce heart function for the child's lifetime.
  • Monday, December 22

  • Munich Re to buy AIG company   UPI / 10:44AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Germany's Munich Re said Monday it will purchase the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co. for $742 million.
  • Friday, December 19

  • Promiscuity fears hinders HPV vaccine use   UPI / 10:44PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Many parents fear increased promiscuity if their daughters were to be vaccinated for human papilloma virus, U.S. researchers said.
  • Sunday, December 14

  • Uranium contamination found in Conn. towns   UPI / 5:05PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Uranium contamination poses a threat in as many as 16 well water systems serving thousands of people in Connecticut, a newspaper investigation found.
  • Wednesday, December 10

  • Peru sues Yale over Incan finds   UPI / 5:05PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The government of Peru has sued Yale University in the U.S. courts seeking the return of Incan mummies, bones and pottery excavated decades ago.
  • Thursday, December 4

  • Dodd says he'll try to shape auto bailout   UPI / 5:05PM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., said he believes Congress may be able to fashion a bailout plan for U.S. automakers based on what he heard Thursday.
  • Tuesday, December 2

  • Pipeline denied, companies start again   UPI / 1:24PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to hear an appeal over a Long Island-to-Connecticut natural gas pipeline sent two energy suppliers back to the drawing board.
  • Thursday, November 27

  • Brain keeps tabs on fat intake   UPI / 10:54PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- As people eat, the brain has a way keeping tabs on the fat content of what's eaten, U.S. researchers report.
  • Wednesday, November 26

  • Lieberman: Obama moves near 'perfect'   UPI / 10:05AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, Ind-Conn., says U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's post-election transition moves have been "just about perfect."
  • Wednesday, November 19

  • Civil trial over copied paper under way   UPI / 12:54PM
    WATERBURY, Conn., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A judge is hearing evidence in the case of a former Central Connecticut State University student who alleges a classmate copied his term paper, not vice versa.
  • Tuesday, November 11

  • Two Connecticut newspapers expect to close   UPI / 2:14PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Two daily newspapers in Connecticut will close unless a buyer can be found by January, the Journal Register Co. said.
  • Man says anti-drug crusade violated rights   UPI / 12:34PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A New Haven, Conn., man claims the political climate created by an anti-drug crackdown in the city led to his civil rights being violated in a false arrest.
  • Monday, November 10

  • Study links genes to brain aneurysms   UPI / 1:54PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- A U.S.-led team of scientists has found three chromosome segments, or loci, where common genetic variations can create a significant risk of brain aneurysms.
  • Saturday, November 8

  • Reid torn over Lieberman Senate role   UPI / 8:34AM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., says he's torn over how to handle rebellious former Democratic Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn.
  • Friday, November 7

  • Wright: Obama win no sign of deep change   UPI / 5:54PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, President-elect Barack Obama's former pastor, said the election does not mean a total change in the United States.
  • Wednesday, November 5

  • GOP moderate Chris Shays out in Conn.   UPI / 1:05AM
    NORWALK, Conn., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Rep. Chris Shays of Connecticut, one of the last moderate Republicans in Congress, lost his seat Tuesday to Democratic newcomer Jim Himes.
  • Monday, November 3

  • Poll: Obama leads in Pa., Ohio; Fla. tied   UPI / 4:14PM
    HAMDEN, Conn., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Barack Obama leads in the swing states of Ohio and Pennsylvania but is in a dead heat in Florida, a poll indicates.
  • Conn. city eyeing street light dimming   UPI / 11:54AM
    STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Officials in Bramford, Conn., say they are considering a proposal to dim nearly half of the city's street lights in the early morning to save on energy costs.
  • Thursday, October 30

  • Feds weigh taking power siting from states   UPI / 7:05PM
    BERLIN, Conn., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A U.S. agency is weighing taking oversight of power line construction projects out of state control and placing them under federal authority, officials said.
  • Sunday, October 26

  • Nader claims Guinness speech record   UPI / 3:44PM
    SHEFFIELD, Conn., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Ralph Nader may not make it into the history books as U.S. president, but he is in the Guinness World Records book, his campaign says.
  • Poll: Obama has 25-point Connecticut lead   UPI / 1:44PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Barack Obama has a 25-percentage-point lead over his Republican opponent in Connecticut, a poll indicated Sunday.
  • Thursday, October 23

  • Poll: Obama's base of support wider   UPI / 4:44PM
    HAMDEN, Conn., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The poor economy and uncertain future has broadened Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Barack Obama's appeal to voters, a pollster said Thursday.
  • Poll: Obama ahead in 3 key swing states   UPI / 3:14PM
    HAMDEN, Conn., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Sen. John McCain continues to trail Sen. Barack Obama in Ohio and Pennsylvania, while closing the gap in Florida, a poll released Thursday indicates.
  • Thursday, October 16

  • Voting and getting flu shot at same time   UPI / 2:54PM
    LAKEVILLE, Conn., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Nearly 200 flu shot clinics are scheduled to take place at or near polling sites in 30 states and Washington, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation officials said.
  • Monday, October 13

  • Stars line up for casino opening   UPI / 12:14AM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Tracy Morgan, Lindsay Price and Cheryl Hines were among those who attended the opening of Mohegan Sun's newest casino, the Connecticut gaming resort said.
  • Friday, October 10

  • Bird flu survival tied to hands-on therapy   UPI / 12:44PM
    BLOOMFIELD, Conn., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Chances of surviving a deadly avian flu pandemic would likely increase with hands-on therapy, even without antiviral drugs, a U.S. health newsletter says.
  • Wednesday, October 8

  • Mistrial declared in editor's slay trial   UPI / 2:44PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Members of a hung jury say there wasn't enough conclusive evidence to convict a former Hartford, Conn., newspaper editor of the murder of a man he'd just met.
  • Tuesday, October 7

  • The Hartford Courant, Conn., Jeff Jacobs Column   AP / 11:35AM
    Oct. 7--BOSTON -- Jon Lester hadn't lost at Fenway in six months, so why would this chilly October night be any different?
  • Monday, October 6

  • DNA might predict harmful algae blooms   UPI / 4:24PM
    STORRS, Conn., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A U.S. scientist says DNA tests could help predict and prevent harmful algae blooms around the globe, thereby reducing such blooms' economic impacts.
  • Sunday, October 5

  • Nader decries financial bailout bill   UPI / 7:14PM
    WATERBURY, Conn., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Independent U.S. presidential candidate Ralph Nader has decried the $700 billion government bailout of the financial industry.
  • Wednesday, October 1

  • Obama moves up in 3 biggest swing states   UPI / 3:35PM
    HAMDEN, Conn., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Barack Obama gained ground in the three largest swing states, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, a poll released Wednesday indicates.
  • Tuesday, September 30

  • Heart patients vulnerable to depression   UPI / 10:05PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Heart patients are particularly vulnerable to depression and should be screened, and if necessary treated, to improve their recovery, U.S. researchers said.
  • Monday, September 29

  • Gang: Newman's dream will live on   UPI / 10:14PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The Association of Hole in the Wall Camps said late U.S. actor Paul Newman's dream of helping kids will live on through the charity he started 20 years ago.
  • Saturday, September 27

  • Schwarzenegger Calls Newman 'Brilliant'   AP / 8:34PM
    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger eulogized
  • Indianapolis Prize goes to conservationist   UPI / 3:54PM
    INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Noted field biologist George B. Schaller of Connecticut is this year's winner of the Indianapolis Prize for his conservation efforts, an official says.
  • Thursday, September 25

  • Conn. Democrats postpone Lieberman move   UPI / 12:05PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Top Democrats in Connecticut say they will not attempt to censure U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman prior to the November general election.
  • Tuesday, September 23

  • State force-feeds Connecticut inmate   UPI / 2:05PM
    SOMERS, Conn., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A hunger-striking Connecticut prisoner who maintains his innocence on a rape conviction is being force-fed by the state, civil libertarians say.
  • Bacteria protect against type 1 diabetes   UPI / 11:14AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have discovered some bacteria can be used to protect against ills such as type 1 diabetes.
  • Tuesday, September 16

  • Poll: Whites, men move to McCain in N.J.   UPI / 4:05PM
    HAMDEN, Conn., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- White and male New Jersey voters have made big moves to Republican U.S. presidential nominee John McCain, a poll released Tuesday indicates.
  • Friday, September 12

  • Lieberman's split with Dems a GOP senator?   UPI / 2:44PM
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A potential John McCain administration could mean an additional Republican in the U.S. Senate, courtesy of Sen. Joe Lieberman, Ind-Conn., observers speculated.
  • Thursday, September 11

  • Poll: Palin helps boost McCain   UPI / 7:54PM
    HAMDEN, Conn., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Republican presidential nominee John McCain has gained support in Florida and Pennsylvania, a poll indicates.
  • Wednesday, September 10

  • Brain link of intelligence, self-control   UPI / 1:54PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they think they know why higher intelligence is related to better self-control.
  • Conn. Democrats seek Lieberman censure   UPI / 12:44PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Two Connecticut Democrats circulating a petition to censure U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman say the effort is gaining support from rank-and-file party members.
  • Tuesday, September 9

  • Lieberman bows out of Dems' lunches   UPI / 3:54PM
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, Ind-Conn., won't be attending Democratic policy lunches in the Senate this month, another sign he is moving away from the party.
  • Tuesday, September 2

  • Democrat Lieberman to address RNC   UPI / 2:05PM
    ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, a one-time Democrat, says he will seek to sway independents to vote for the Republican nominee for U.S. president.
  • Thursday, August 28

  • Sources: Rove opposed Lieberman as VP pick   UPI / 10:05AM
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Republican strategist Karl Rove opposed the choice of U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, Ind-Conn., as the Republican vice-presidential candidate, sources say.
  • Wednesday, August 27

  • Officials: Boy Scout has bubonic plague   UPI / 12:34PM
    MILFORD, Conn., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- An 18-year-old Boy Scout from Connecticut was diagnosed with the bubonic plague after his scout troop visited Wyoming, officials say.
  • Tuesday, August 26

  • Polls: Obama, McCain in tight race   UPI / 8:44PM
    HAMDEN, Conn., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama leads Republican John McCain in Pennsylvania and is tied with him in Ohio, a poll indicates.
  • Thursday, August 21

  • Trauma pros, public differ on miracles   UPI / 7:35PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Trauma care professionals and patients differ regarding patients' care rights and divine intervention in recovery from an injury, U.S. researchers said.
  • McCain VP choice concerns conservatives   UPI / 2:44PM
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Conservatives, like Democrats, are concerned that Sen. Joe Lieberman, Ind-Conn., might become the Republican U.S. vice-presidential candidate.
  • Monday, August 11

  • Hartford imposes curfew after shootings   UPI / 8:34PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Three weekend shootings that left one person dead and 10 wounded prompted Hartford officials Monday to impose a 30-day curfew for city youth.
  • Sunday, August 10

  • Brubeck jams with 12-year-old at festival   UPI / 3:54PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Famed jazz pianist Dave Brubeck took time during the Litchfield Jazz Festival in Connecticut to play alongside a 12-year-old saxophonist, the boy says.
  • Starlings threatening Conn. berry crops   UPI / 2:34PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Crops of blueberries in Connecticut are among a rising number of agriculture sites being targeted by groups of starlings, farmers say.
  • Wednesday, August 6

  • Dutch teacher discovers new space object   UPI / 5:24PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- A Dutch schoolteacher taking part in an online research project has discovered a gaseous object that astronomers say is of unknown origin.
  • Report: Ivins may have targeted Daschle   UPI / 3:34PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Before receiving an anthrax-laced letter in 2001, then U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle had complained about the Army's anthrax vaccine, the Hartford Courant said.
  • Wednesday, July 30

  • Conn. AG sues major bond-rating firms   UPI / 3:14PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., July 30 (UPI) -- Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal Wednesday sued three bond-rating firms for allegedly costing taxpayers millions of dollars.
  • Friday, July 25

  • Smoking may cause immune overreaction   UPI / 11:05PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 25 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say smoking induces a heightened -- rather than depressed -- immune response to flu.
  • Dodd to release loan information   UPI / 10:14PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., July 25 (UPI) -- Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd said he plans to give additional details about his home loans amid accusations he received special treatment as a Senate member.
  • Thursday, July 24

  • Polls: McCain gains in battleground states   UPI / 4:54PM
    HAMDEN, Conn., July 24 (UPI) -- Republican U.S. presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain has gained support in four key battleground states, polls indicate.
  • Barr: War with Iran would be a disaster   UPI / 3:05PM
    WASHINGTON, Conn., July 24 (UPI) -- Bob Barr, the U.S. presidential candidate of the Libertarian Party, said the Bush administration's diplomatic engagement with Iran is "long overdue."
  • Tuesday, July 22

  • Pool safety spotlighted in arrest   UPI / 10:54AM
    GREENWICH, Conn., July 22 (UPI) -- The arrest of a Connecticut swimming pool contractor may spur pool owners and operators to upgrade the safety of the drains, safety officials say.
  • Friday, July 18

  • Doctor intervention reduces elderly falls   UPI / 7:34PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 18 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say that falls by the elderly need not be inevitable and doctor interventions can cut falls by 11 percent.
  • Monday, July 14

  • Lieberman won't seek GOP VP post   UPI / 7:54AM
    WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut, an independent former Democrat, says he has no intention of becoming the Republican vice presidential candidate.
  • Sunday, July 13

  • Connecticut lobster harvests declining   UPI / 4:24PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., July 13 (UPI) -- Lobstermen in Connecticut say they fear for their financial future because of declining lobster harvests brought on by warming water trends.
  • Monday, July 7

  • Lieberman: Obama 'shifting' on Iraq   UPI / 3:26PM
    WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., has consistently "shifted" his position on the Iraq war while eyeing the White House, U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., says.
  • Experts study bats' 'white-nose' problem   UPI / 3:26PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., July 6 (UPI) -- Wildlife biologists say they are trying to learn why bats in the Northeast United States are dying of what's being called "white-nose syndrome."
  • Friday, July 4

  • Liberal groups want Lieberman out as chair   UPI / 4:16AM
    WASHINGTON, July 2 (UPI) -- Several liberal groups said they will submit a petition to U.S. Senate leaders asking that Sen. Joe Lieberman, Ind-Conn., be stripped of his chairmanship.
  • Lieberman no help to McCain in Conn.   UPI / 4:16AM
    HAMDEN, Conn., July 2 (UPI) -- Sen. John McCain would do little to cut Sen. Barack Obama's commanding lead in Connecticut by adding Sen. Joseph Lieberman to his ticket, a poll indicated.
  • Thursday, June 26

  • Hartford Courant to cut staff and pages   UPI / 1:34PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., June 26 (UPI) -- The oldest continuously published U.S. newspaper, the Hartford Courant, will trim 60 jobs and reduce pages, the newspaper said Thursday.
  • Friday, June 20

  • U.S. reservist wins employment lawsuit   UPI / 4:16AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., June 19 (UPI) -- A U.S. Air Force reservist had his rights violated when his employer failed to allow him to resume his job after a tour of active duty, a jury has found.
  • Lieberman sides with Democrats 'for now'   UPI / 4:16AM
    WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, Ind.-Conn., says he's siding with the Democrats "for now" even as he campaigns for presumptive GOP presidential nominee John McCain.
  • Thursday, June 12

  • Lieberman support for McCain ruffles Dems   UPI / 11:05PM
    WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- Former Democratic Party vice presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, Ind-Conn., may soon not be so welcome at party gatherings in Washington.
  • Friday, June 6

  • Lieberman appeals to non-GOPers for McCain   UPI / 4:54PM
    WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, Ind-Conn., has begun a group to get non-Republicans to campaign for Sen. John McCain, the GOP's presumptive presidential nominee.
  • Tuesday, May 27

  • Yale awards McCartney an honorary degree   UPI / 9:05AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 27 (UPI) -- British rock 'n' roll icon Paul McCartney has been awarded an honorary doctor of music degree from Yale University in New Haven, Conn.
  • Monday, May 26

  • Rapper 'Slick Rick' enjoys new freedom   UPI / 1:16AM
    NEW YORK, May 25 (UPI) -- Rapper Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters was spending his first weekend as a pardoned man by keeping a busy concert schedule in Connecticut and Oregon, his wife said.
  • Obama: Kennedy 'not done just yet'   UPI / 1:16AM
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn., May 25 (UPI) -- U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama, speaking Sunday at Wesleyan University's commencement, said he has "a feeling that Ted Kennedy is not done just yet."
  • Thursday, May 22

  • Cheney says Iraq surge is a success   UPI / 2:34PM
    NEW LONDON, Conn., May 22 (UPI) -- Vice President Dick Cheney told graduates of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy that the recent surge strategy in Iraq has "succeeded brilliantly."
  • Sunday, May 18

  • Celebrities help open $700M casino   UPI / 7:14PM
    NORWICH, Conn., May 18 (UPI) -- Singer John Mayer says he felt comfortable returning to his home state of Connecticut to help christen the opening of the $700 million Foxwoods Casino.
  • Kyl: Obama comments showed 'naivete'   UPI / 6:24PM
    WASHINGTON, Conn., May 18 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama's comments about talking to notorious world leaders showed "weak judgment" and "naivete," U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl says.
  • Letter against Conn. ethics chief a fraud   UPI / 3:34PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., May 18 (UPI) -- An anonymous letter that led to the firing Alan Plofsky as the state of Connecticut's ethics chief has been determined to be a fraud, court papers show.
  • Thursday, May 15

  • Attorney general appeals No Child ruling   UPI / 8:44PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., May 15 (UPI) -- Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has appealed a federal judge's dismissal of the state's lawsuit challenging the No Child Left Behind Act.
  • Thursday, May 8

  • Woman files claim, saying dog feces ruined family outing   AP / 4:11PM
    NORWALK, Conn. - A New York woman has filed a $100 claim against Norwalk saying a family outing to the Maritime Aquarium was ruined by dog feces. The woman claims her child's shoes, along with the entire outing, were ruined when her 1-year-old stepped in dog feces outside the Maritime Garage.
  • Monday, May 5

  • Conn. boy finally takes off Packers jersey after 1,581 days   AP / 8:10PM
    GREEN BAY, Wis. - David Witthoft finally shunned his Brett Favre jersey for a red shirt for the first time in 1,581 days. The 12-year-old Ridgefield, Conn. boy wore the No. 4 jersey every day since receiving it as a gift for Christmas in 2003.
  • Friday, May 2

  • Many women don't recognize heart attack   UPI / 11:50AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 2 (UPI) -- Many women under age 55 don't recognize female heart attack signs and expect the "elephant on the chest" and shortness of breath, a U.S. study said.
  • Panel to reassess Lyme Disease guidelines   UPI / 1:01AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., May 2 (UPI) -- An antitrust investigation revealed serious flaws in the way Lyme disease guidelines were set, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said.
  • Wednesday, April 30

  • Mendes starts shooting untitled movie   UPI / 10:50PM
    NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- British filmmaker Sam Mendes has begun shooting his new, as-yet-untitled picture in Connecticut, Focus Features announced.
  • How cancer can spread in the body   UPI / 5:32PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 30 (UPI) -- The spread of cancer throughout the body can be explained by the fusion of a cancer cell with a white blood cell in the original tumor, a U.S. study said.
  • New survival factors ID'd for preemies   UPI / 3:21PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 30 (UPI) -- A consortium of 19 U.S. medical scientists says it's identified four new factors that can be used to help predict a premature infant's outcome.
  • Judge throws out suit over 'No Child' law   UPI / 3:11PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., April 30 (UPI) -- Connecticut's challenge to the No Child Left Behind Law has been dismissed by a federal judge.
  • Tuesday, April 29

  • Biden says Democratic race not a 'debacle'   UPI / 9:32PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., April 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Joseph Biden says he sees no problem with Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama battling it out for the Democratic presidential nomination.
  • Monday, April 28

  • Nader says Washington run by corporations   UPI / 3:51PM
    WATERBURY, Conn., April 28 (UPI) -- Presidential candidate Ralph Nader told an audience in Connecticut Sunday the U.S. government has been taken over by big business.
  • Sunday, April 27

  • UConn center Hasheem Thabeet will return for junior year   AP / 4:30PM
    STORRS, Conn. - Connecticut center Hasheem Thabeet plans to return to school for his junior season instead of entering the NBA draft. The 7-foot-3 native of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, was projected as a first-round pick in the draft.
  • Saturday, April 26

  • Fire in Connecticut apartment complex leaves 150 homeless   AP / 8:31PM
    NORWICH, Conn. - A fast-moving fire destroyed a large apartment complex early Saturday, and authorities were looking for one person unaccounted for.
  • Fire in Connecticut apartment complex leaves 150 homeless   AP / 5:30PM
    NORWICH, Conn. - A fast-moving fire destroyed a large apartment complex early Saturday, and authorities were looking for dozens of people reported unaccounted for.
  • Thursday, April 24

  • Aetna posts 1Q adjusted profit and revenue above estimates   AP / 7:10AM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - Health insurer Aetna says membership growth and higher premium rates pushed first-quarter profit and revenue above Wall Street expectations.
  • Monday, April 21

  • Investigation finds votes cast after death   UPI / 8:26PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., April 21 (UPI) -- More than 300 people in Connecticut have apparently cast ballots after their death, journalism students found in an investigation.
  • Friday, April 18

  • Loop diuretics linked to bone loss in men   UPI / 12:20AM
    DERBY, Conn., April 18 (UPI) -- Older men who take loop diuretics for heart failure and hypertension appear to have increased rates of hip bone loss than other men, a U.S. study said.
  • Thursday, April 17

  • Yale student induces miscarriages for art   UPI / 2:50PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 17 (UPI) -- An art major at Connecticut's Yale University is set to show a project featuring video of her inseminating herself and having drug-induced miscarriages.
  • United Technologies 1Q profit jumps 26 percent   AP / 10:17AM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - United Technologies Corp., which makes Otis elevators, Sikorsky helicopters and Carrier air conditioners, said Thursday its first-quarter earnings rose 26 percent as the weak dollar boosted profits throughout the business.
  • Monday, April 14

  • Former oil company chief accused of fraud   UPI / 1:10PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., April 14 (UPI) -- Connecticut is suing a former oil company president, charging him with defrauding purchasers of home heating-oil contracts, the state's attorney general said.
  • Friday, April 11

  • GE Posts Lower 1Q Profit, Cuts Outlook   AP / 7:10AM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - The decline in financial markets has hit General Electric, with the conglomerate reporting a smaller-than-expected first-quarter profit and lowering its outlook for fiscal 2008.
  • Thursday, April 10

  • McCain puts air between himself, Bush   UPI / 10:50AM
    WESTPORT, Conn., April 10 (UPI) -- Presumptive Republican U.S. presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, speaking at a global investment firm, tried to move away from several White House policies.
  • Tuesday, April 8

  • Genetic variants linked with hypertension   UPI / 1:40PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 8 (UPI) -- Yale University scientists in Connecticut said rare genetic variants can be associated with a dramatically lower risk of high blood pressure.
  • Monday, April 7

  • Study finds complex traits evolve speedily   UPI / 2:36PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 7 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have found evidence that the evolution of complex traits occurs at the same rate as that of simpler traits.
  • Wiggins Helps Stanford Past Connecticut   AP / 4:26AM
    TAMPA, Fla. - Candice Wiggins refused to let Stanford lose to Connecticut. Not again.
  • Wiggins Wills Stanford Past Connecticut   AP / 12:10AM
    TAMPA, Fla. - Candice Wiggins refused to let Stanford lose to Connecticut. Not again.
  • Saturday, April 5

  • Craven filming at old Conn. high school   UPI / 12:20PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., April 5 (UPI) -- A former high school in Tolland, Conn., is serving as the shooting location for noted director Wes Craven's latest horror movie.
  • Friday, April 4

  • Study: Women can't afford to be angry   UPI / 1:00AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 4 (UPI) -- Women, whether running for president or applying for a retail job, cannot afford to get angry, a U.S. psychologist said.
  • Wednesday, April 2

  • Clinton slips a little in Pa. poll   UPI / 4:40PM
    HAMDEN, Conn., April 2 (UPI) -- Hillary Clinton lost a little ground against Barack Obama in Pennsylvania, although she continues to lead in the state, the latest Quinnipiac Poll indicates.
  • Sunday, March 30

  • Academia a big campaign donor   UPI / 6:00PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 30 (UPI) -- University and college professors are doling out big political contributions to the U.S. presidential hopefuls, a campaign finance watchdog says.
  • Friday, March 28

  • U.S. weight discrimination prevalent   UPI / 1:46PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 28 (UPI) -- U.S. women are twice as likely as men to report weight discrimination, a bias U.S. researchers say is common as racial discrimination.
  • Tuesday, March 25

  • Less carbon emission, more economic growth   UPI / 1:10PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 25 (UPI) -- A Yale University professor suggests cutting carbon emissions by as much as 40 percent during the next 20 years could help U.S. economic growth.
  • Wednesday, March 19

  • Carbon dioxide allowances head for auction   UPI / 7:50AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., March 18 (UPI) -- A consortium of Eastern U.S. states will auction carbon emissions allowances this fall in an effort to reduce carbon emissions from power plants.
  • Tuesday, March 18

  • Clinton leads in Pennsylvania   UPI / 10:07PM
    HAMDEN, Conn., March 18 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has a wide lead over rival Barack Obama in Pennsylvania, a poll indicates.
  • Thursday, March 13

  • Aetna links medical history to health info   UPI / 2:37AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., March 13 (UPI) -- A U.S. health insurer is offering its customers an online service linking personal health data to online research of medical issues.
  • Thursday, March 6

  • Coalition calls for shutdown of NYMEX   UPI / 1:07PM
    CROMWELL, Conn., March 6 (UPI) -- A coalition of New England heating oil distributors is suggesting it might be time to close down the commodities exchange where petroleum prices are set.
  • Monday, March 3

  • United Technologies presses for Diebold   UPI / 11:30AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., March 3 (UPI) -- United Technologies Corp. has made a bid to acquire automated teller and voting machine maker Diebold.
  • Wednesday, February 27

  • Obama speech prompts IRS letter to church   UPI / 8:16PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The mayor of Hartford, Conn., wants Congress to probe an IRS threat to strip a church's tax-exempt status following a speech by Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.
  • Tuesday, February 26

  • Five found guilty of accounting scam   UPI / 10:30AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Five co-defendants were found guilty of doctoring the books to inflate the share value of insurance giant AIG, it was reported Tuesday.
  • Monday, February 25

  • Ex-sailor tried on terror charges   UPI / 8:07PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A former U.S. Navy seaman went on trial in Connecticut Monday, charged with passing U.S. military secrets to foreign terrorists.
  • Wednesday, February 13

  • Blood test detects ovarian cancer early   UPI / 1:50PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., say they developed a blood test to detect early-stage ovarian cancer with 99 percent accuracy.
  • Tuesday, February 12

  • Truck Leaking Gas Shuts Conn. Highway   AP / 7:10PM
    WATERBURY, Conn. - A tractor-trailer carrying canisters of volatile hydrogen gas crashed on a major East Coast route early Tuesday, forcing responders to close the road and evacuate dozens of homes.
  • Prosecutors call AIG fraud deliberate   UPI / 11:26AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors in Hartford, Conn., claimed a $500 million inflation of American International Group's bottom line in 2000 and 2001 was a deliberate fraud.
  • Thursday, February 7

  • FBI Arrests Man in 1983 Militant Robbery   AP / 11:27PM
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A Puerto Rican militant suspected in a 1983 Connecticut robbery - among the country's largest cash heists at the time - was arrested Thursday in the U.S. territory, where he lived quietly under an assumed name, the FBI said.
  • Wednesday, February 6

  • Obama wins upset in Conn.   UPI / 12:56AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama won an upset victory in Connecticut's Democratic presidential primary on Super Tuesday.
  • Tuesday, February 5

  • McCain projected to win Connecticut   UPI / 9:20PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Connecticut Republicans appear to be backing Sen. John McCain as their choice for the GOP presidential nominee in Super Tuesday voting.
  • Monday, January 28

  • Study: Farming changes Mississippi River   UPI / 2:20PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A study by Yale and Louisiana State universities suggests farming has changed the hydrology and chemistry of the Mississippi River.
  • Sunday, January 27

  • Poll: Race, gender not issues in Conn.   UPI / 5:35PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A poll shows neither race nor gender dominate the race between Democratic presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in Connecticut.
  • Monday, January 21

  • Broccoli helps protect heart   UPI / 6:00PM
    FARMINGTON, Conn., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Not only does broccoli help prevent cancer, it may protect against heart disease, a University of Connecticut School of Medicine study reported.
  • Sunday, January 20

  • Clinton, McCain favored in Connecticut   UPI / 6:30PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Republican John McCain and Democrat Hillary Clinton have double-digit leads among likely voters in Connecticut's Feb. 5 presidential primary, a poll indicates.
  • Tuesday, January 8

  • Soldier denied replacement train ticket   UPI / 4:36PM
    NEW LONDON, Conn., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The family of a U.S. soldier who recently returned to his post said their farewell was ruined by unhelpful Amtrak employees in New London, Conn.
  • Friday, January 4

  • Biden, Dodd out of White House race   UPI / 7:50AM
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Sens. Joe Biden, D-Del., and Chris Dodd, D-Conn., have dropped out of the race for the Democratic nomination for U.S. president.
  • Sunday, December 30

  • Town battles Army over forest takeover   UPI / 3:34PM
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Angry residents of Middletown, Conn., are protesting a proposed Army base takeover of 40 acres of nearby meadow and forest.
  • Aetna ends coverage for colonoscopy drug   UPI / 2:10PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Aetna plans to become the third large U.S. health insurer to discontinue coverage of the powerful sedative propofol sometimes used during colonoscopies.
  • Saturday, December 29

  • Boomers planning to get 'old' at age 78   UPI / 12:40AM
    WESTPORT, Conn., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Baby boomers, who once advised each other not to trust anyone over 30, say on average, they will get "old" at age 78, a U.S. survey found.
  • Thursday, December 27

  • Hospital ER alcohol intervention works   UPI / 5:21PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Asking U.S. emergency room patients about alcohol use and discussing how to reduce harmful drinking patterns is effective in lowering risky drinking.
  • Monday, December 24

  • United Rentals Seeks Fee on Dropped Deal   AP / 4:10PM
    GREENWICH, Conn. - Cerberus Capital Management L.P. agreed Monday to pay United Rentals Inc. a $100 million breakup fee for dropping its $4 billion purchase of the equipment-rental company.
  • Sunday, December 23

  • Beautiful swans cause ugly ecological harm   UPI / 7:50PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The Connecticut Audubon Society's plan to target some of the state's mute swans for removal has erupted into a loud controversy.
  • Thursday, December 20

  • Bush speaks of '08 priorities   UPI / 12:02PM
    WASHINGTON, Conn., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Renewal of the No Child Left Behind act and ensuring Congress doesn't "run up" taxes are on U.S. President George Bush's agenda for next year, he said Thursday.
  • Wednesday, December 19

  • U.S. consumers lose $3.2B to phishing   UPI / 10:10PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- About 3.6 million U.S. consumers lost $3.2 billion in online phishing attacks, up from 2.3 million people last year, a nationwide survey found.
  • Colon screens may not 'pay off' for some   UPI / 8:10PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Colon cancer screenings may not benefit those with severe illnesses, and may actually pose harm to some, U.S. researchers say.
  • Hospital infection control could cut TB   UPI / 4:10PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Hospitals could prevent half of the new drug-resistant cases of tuberculosis by using a combination of infection control measures, a U.S. study said.
  • Doctor sanctioned for phone prescription   UPI / 1:40PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A Connecticut doctor controversial for the treatment he prescribes for Lyme disease patients has been sanctioned for prescribing antibiotics over the telephone.
  • Monday, December 17

  • Molecular 'muscles' help cells divide   UPI / 1:30PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have used time-lapse videos and computer simulations to discover how molecular "muscles" help cells divide.
  • Lieberman allies with McCain   UPI / 10:50AM
    HILLSBOROUGH, N.H., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., received an endorsement Monday from Democrat turned independent, Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut.
  • Thursday, December 6

  • Sport marketing exec charged with kid porn   UPI / 2:21PM
    DANBURY, Conn., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A prominent New York sports marketing executive had been charged with sending and receiving child pornography on his home computer.
  • Tuesday, December 4

  • States target Rolling Stone ad   UPI / 9:20PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Eight states have filed a lawsuit this week against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco over its advertising spread in the 40th Anniversary issue of Rolling Stone magazine.
  • Monday, December 3

  • 'Exercise gene' is identified   UPI / 2:30PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have identified an exercise-related gene that works as a powerful anti-depressant in mice and might lead to a new treatment for depression.
  • Tuesday, November 20

  • Eating disorders higher in adolescents   UPI / 3:01PM
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The prevalence of eating disorders in U.S. male adolescents has significantly increased but black females appear to resist the pressure to be svelte.
  • Thursday, November 15

  • Protein a biomarker for severe asthma   UPI / 12:50PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- A protein measured in a simple blood test may be a new biomarker to identify patients with severe asthma, a team of U.S. and French researchers found.
  • Monday, November 5

  • Signals guide maturation of brain neurons   UPI / 6:20PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have discovered new neurons in the adult brain get signals from distant brain regions before communicating with older, neighboring neurons.
  • Tuesday, October 30

  • Treating heart risk factors avoids surgery   UPI / 1:15PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- People with diabetes and asymptomatic heart disease may improve the flow of blood to their hearts without surgical intervention, a U.S. study found.
  • Monday, October 29

  • New RNA molecule impacts gene function   UPI / 11:50AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists determined a newly discovered class of tiny molecules of ribonucleic acid, or RNA, have a significant impact on gene function.
  • Friday, October 26

  • Tribune Co. selling 2 Connecticut papers   UPI / 10:40AM
    CHICAGO, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Chicago's Tribune Co. has sold two small Connecticut newspapers, Stamford's Advocate and the Greenwich Time, to the Hearst Corp.
  • Wednesday, October 24

  • Study: Legionnaire bacteria work together   UPI / 10:30AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have discovered bacterial proteins involved in Legionnaire's disease coordinate their activities to ensure their own survival.
  • Saturday, October 20

  • Black hole discovery puts holes in theory   UPI / 1:52AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say the discovery of the largest example of a "small" black hole has changed the way scientists think about the way black holes are formed.
  • Sunday, October 7

  • Lobsters vanish from Long Island Sound   UPI / 3:10PM
    LONG ISLAND SOUND, Conn., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A severe die-off of lobsters in Long Island Sound has nearly killed a business once as thriving as that found in the waters off Maine.
  • Friday, October 5

  • Report questions Lyme disease treatment   UPI / 6:25AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A review in the New England Journal of Medicine argues there is no scientific evidence that Lyme disease is chronic.
  • Tuesday, October 2

  • Gays protest military recruiters at Yale   UPI / 8:50PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Protesters greeted the first U.S. military recruiters in years to appear at a Yale Law School employer interview session.
  • Thursday, September 27

  • Lawsuit filed on behalf of illegal aliens   UPI / 7:41PM
    DANBURY, Conn., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Lawyers for illegal aliens arrested in a police sting operation in Danbury, Conn., have filed a federal civil rights suit.
  • Tuesday, September 18

  • Yale to return relics to Peru   UPI / 1:15AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Yale University has agreed to return to Peru hundreds of museum-quality relics taken from Machu Picchu -- the Lost City of the Incas -- nearly 100 years ago.
  • Tuesday, September 4

  • Study: Nanotubes make good germ fighters   UPI / 1:14PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have discovered that carbon nanotubes have powerful antimicrobial activity -- a discovery that could help fight antibiotic resistant infections.
  • Tuesday, August 28

  • Boss, E Street Band reunite for 'Magic'   UPI / 7:50PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Bruce Springsteen will reunite with the E Street Band to tour North America and Europe in support of their new album, "Magic."
  • Brain gene levels change with cirrhosis   UPI / 1:11PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say alcoholism, especially when accompanied by cirrhosis of the liver, can produce changes in the levels of many important brain genes.
  • Monday, August 27

  • Dodd's Conn. Senate office burglarized   UPI / 9:04AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Burglars jumped from the roof of an adjacent building to break into the Hartford offices of U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., it was reported.
  • Friday, August 24

  • When it comes to comedy, sex matters   UPI / 8:12PM
    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- When it comes to comedy, sex matters, suggests a researcher at the University of Connecticut.
  • Conn. Offers High-Tech Voting Lessons   AP / 6:10AM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut is going high-tech to lure young voters to the polls. Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz announced Thursday that her agency's Web site will offer a video showing how to use the state's recently acquired optical scan voting machines. The 90-second video can be downloaded onto personal recording devices, including iPods.
  • Friday, August 10

  • Chronically ill refuse some treatment   UPI / 1:10AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Chronically ill older patients often refuse invasive or risky medical and surgical interventions recommended by physicians, a U.S. study found.
  • Monday, August 6

  • Canine dock jumping champ killed by car   UPI / 5:40PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Kiki, a black Labrador retriever and world champion dock jumper, died last week after he was hit by a car in Stamford, Conn. He was 8.
  • Travolta family spends summer in Conn.   UPI / 5:10PM
    GREENWICH, Conn., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor John Travolta and his family have reportedly relocated to Greenwich, Conn., for the summer to work on the new Disney movie, Old Dogs.
  • Sunday, August 5

  • In Connecticut, a Perfect Storm of Crime   AP / 8:10PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - Joshua Komisarjevsky was known to authorities for his extraordinary planning of burglaries, wearing latex gloves and night-vision goggles and bringing a knife to cut window screens so he could slip into homes while the owners slept.
  • Saturday, August 4

  • School makes federal case out of blog   UPI / 6:30PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A free-speech lawsuit involving a teenager who called school officials a vulgar name on a Web blog has been moved to a Connecticut federal court.
  • Friday, August 3

  • Psych evaluation ordered for Lane Garrison   UPI / 11:30PM
    LOS ANGELES, Conn., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles judge ordered a psychiatric evaluation of "Prison Break" actor Lane Garrison to help determine his sentence in connection with a traffic death.
  • Sunday, July 29

  • Hoarding is studied as mental disorder   UPI / 11:00PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., July 29 (UPI) -- U.S. doctors are finding that hoarding -- the act of constantly acquiring possessions -- is very different from obsessive compulsive disorder.
  • Saturday, July 28

  • Hundreds Mourn Slain Conn. Family   AP / 8:10PM
    NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - Dr. William Petit Jr. still bore bruises and gashes as he urged hundreds of mourners Saturday to "spread the work" of his wife and two young daughters, who were slain after burglars surprised them in their home.
  • Thursday, July 26

  • Aetna Profit Jumps 16 Percent in 2Q   AP / 8:01AM
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Aetna Inc. announced a 16 percent jump in profits for its second quarter Thursday as the insurer capitalized on premium and fee increases, membership growth, cost containment and higher investment income.
  • Wednesday, July 25

  • Man Says Chopped Up Pal's Body in Panic   AP / 9:30AM
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- A man charged with improperly disposing of a corpse claims he chopped up his friend's body, stuffed the parts in a metal drum and rolled it into a river in a panic after the friend died of a drug overdose, police said.
  • Xerox Reports 2 Percent Profit Hike   AP / 8:30AM
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Xerox Corp. said Wednesday its net income totaled $266 million in the second quarter, a 2.3 percent increase from a year earlier, reflecting strength in revenue from financing and office equipment servicing and supplies.
  • Tuesday, July 24

  • Two Cities Diverge on Immigration   AP / 5:50PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- New Haven and Hazleton, Pa., two Northeastern cities led by descendants of Italian immigrants, are just 200 miles from each other on a map. But they are worlds apart when it comes to dealing with illegal immigration.
  • Conn. City Offers Illegal Immigrants IDs   AP / 1:35PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Dozens of people lined up at City Hall on Tuesday for municipal identification cards, the first city-issued ID cards specifically designed to bring illegal immigrants out of the shadows and give them access to community services.
  • Conn. Town Stunned by Deadly Robbery   AP / 12:30PM
    CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) -- Two parolees with long criminal records were arraigned Tuesday on charges alleging they broke into a doctor's home, forced a hostage to withdraw cash from a bank and set fire to the house several hours later, killing the doctor's wife and two daughters.
  • Monday, July 23

  • Cerberus buys United Rentals for $4B   UPI / 10:50AM
    GREENWICH, Conn., July 23 (UPI) -- Cerberus Capital Management LP will buy United Rentals Inc. for $4 billion, the Greenwich, Conn., the giant equipment-rental company said Monday.
  • Wednesday, July 18

  • Insulin resistance countered by exercise   UPI / 8:20PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 18 (UPI) -- Using imaging technology, U.S. researchers found insulin resistance in skeletal muscle leads to alterations in energy storage linked to metabolic syndrome.
  • UTC Q2 Profits Up 6 Percent   AP / 10:00AM
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- United Technologies Corp., citing growth in commercial aerospace and construction, reported second-quarter profits of nearly $1.15 billion Wednesday, up 4 percent from the same quarter last year.
  • Saturday, July 14

  • Reporter Hit Outside Conn. Courthouse   AP / 3:10PM
    ROCKVILLE, Conn. - The father of a man charged with sexual assault was arrested after striking a television reporter outside a courthouse where his son's bail had just been revoked, police said.
  • Friday, July 13

  • GE Reports 2Q Profit Up 9.6 Percent   AP / 4:41PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- General Electric Co. is getting out of the subprime mortgage business, the latest company to distance itself from an industry that seems to grow messier by the week.
  • Thursday, July 12

  • No Jail for Spiking Conn. Church Juice   AP / 11:20AM
    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A man who sickened more than 40 members of a Darien church last year by spiking their grape juice with soap was spared prison time at the request of parishioners.
  • Monday, July 9

  • 'Best' hospitals have fewer deaths   UPI / 5:30PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 9 (UPI) -- Hospitals ranked "America's Best" by U.S. News & World Report have lower cardiac death rates, says a new study, but that doesn't tell the whole story.
  • Black girls consume less micronutrients   UPI / 9:00AM
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn., July 9 (UPI) -- African-American adolescent and teenage girls consume less of vitamins A and D, calcium and magnesium than Caucasian girls, found a U.S. study.
  • Wednesday, July 4

  • Van Rolls Into Conn. Pond, Killing 3   AP / 10:30PM
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - A woman chased her minivan as it rolled down a steep hill and jumped in before it sank into a pond Wednesday, killing her and two children inside, authorities said. A third child was in critical condition.
  • Fed Up With War, Some Won't Pay Taxes   AP / 3:40PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- When the United States invaded Iraq more than four years ago, war opponent David Gross asked his bosses for a radical pay cut, enough so he wouldn't have to pay taxes to support the war.
  • Tuesday, July 3

  • 'Not Guilty' Plea in Missing Teen Case   AP / 5:54PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The man accused in the disappearance of a missing teenager found locked in a storage room in his home was charged Tuesday with 11 counts of sexually assaulting her.
  • "Unchained Melody" Writer Hy Zaret Dies   AP / 10:10AM
    WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) -- Lyricist Hy Zaret, who wrote the haunting words to "Unchained Melody," one of the most frequently recorded songs of the 20th century, has died at age 99.
  • Monday, July 2

  • Thomson Spins Off Testing Business   AP / 10:10AM
    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) -- As part of its plans to spin off its testing services business, Thomson Corp. announced Monday it had signed an agreement to sell Thomson Prometric to ETS for $435 million.
  • Friday, June 29

  • Potter craze summons up wizard rock   UPI / 6:10PM
    NORWALK, Conn., June 29 (UPI) -- The Harry Potter phenomenon has cast its spell into the musical realm, conjuring up a new genre of music in the United States called wizard rock.
  • Thursday, June 28

  • Union Members Ratify GE Contract   AP / 5:20PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Members of the two largest unions representing General Electric Co. employees have ratified new contracts affecting more than 20,000 workers nationwide, the company and the unions said Thursday.
  • Family-based weight program effective   UPI / 12:50PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 28 (UPI) -- A U.S. family-based weight program is more effective at managing weight loss, body fat, body mass index and insulin sensitivity than traditional counseling.
  • Wednesday, June 27

  • Coronary heart disease proteins identified   UPI / 11:30AM
    FARMINGTON, Conn., June 27 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have created a technique to provide the first large-scale identification of the proteins that are involved in coronary heart disease.
  • Tuesday, June 26

  • Grateful alumni swell Yale's museums   UPI / 9:01PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 26 (UPI) -- Loyal Yale alumni have been generous recently, giving the Connecticut university gifts ranging from a Rudyard Kipling collection to rare sapphires.
  • Monday, June 25

  • Echinacea reduces common cold risk   UPI / 7:24PM
    STORRS, Conn., June 25 (UPI) -- Echinacea cuts the chances of catching the common cold by 58 percent and reduces the duration of the common cold by 1.4 days, found a U.S. review.
  • Thursday, June 21

  • Amistad Sets Sail on Slave Trade Route   AP / 7:30PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A ship bearing the name Amistad once again set sail for the Atlantic, tracing a 19th-century route of the slave trade.
  • Wednesday, June 20

  • Xerox Rolls Out Semantics-Based Search   AP / 12:00PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Xerox Corp. says its new search engine based on semantics will analyze the meaning behind questions and documents to help researchers find information more quickly.
  • More resistant forms of HIV detected   UPI / 10:30AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 20 (UPI) -- The fraction of HIV patients with undetectable drug-resistant forms of HIV is higher than previously thought, according to U.S. researchers.
  • Conn. Gov. Vetoes Medical Marijuana Bill   AP / 8:40AM
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut's governor, a cancer survivor, vetoed a bill that would have allowed people with certain serious illnesses to use marijuana, saying it was fraught with problems and sent a mixed message to children.
  • Saturday, June 16

  • Famed Glass House Opens for Public Tours   AP / 9:00PM
    NEW CANAAN, Conn. (AP) -- By design, Philip Johnson's iconic Glass House evokes openness and accessibility.
  • Friday, June 15

  • Seeking Stardom As an 'Indy' Extra   AP / 5:51PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- I blew my previous shot at stardom.
  • Thursday, June 14

  • Boehringer tests HIV drug in ethnic study   UPI / 1:00PM
    RIDGEFIELD, Conn., June 14 (UPI) -- U.S. firm Boehringer Ingelheim said Thursday it has begun a 400-patient study of its anti-viral Aptivus in highly treatment-experienced HIV patients.
  • Wednesday, June 13

  • Stem cells help primate Parkinson symptoms   UPI / 1:25PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 13 (UPI) -- A U.S. study has demonstrated primates suffering severe Parkinson's disease significantly improved after being injected with human neural stem cells.
  • Tuesday, June 12

  • More antitrust issues raised against Vista   UPI / 9:11AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., June 12 (UPI) -- Allegations by Google that Microsoft's new operating systems puts competitors at a disadvantage revived antitrust claims against U.S. software giant.
  • Monday, June 11

  • ESPN acquires Cricinfo.com site   UPI / 6:30PM
    BRISTOL, Conn., June 11 (UPI) -- U.S. sports network ESPN has acquired the specialist cricket Web site Cricinfo for an undisclosed amount.
  • Sunday, June 10

  • Lieberman: U.S. should weigh Iran action   UPI / 9:03PM
    WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., Sunday said the United States should consider taking military action against Iran because of Iran's activity in Iraq.
  • Lee Urges People to Vote, Cites Storm   AP / 3:30PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Spike Lee, screening his documentary about Hurricane Katrina, urged people to vote to ensure government functions better in the future than it did after the deadly storm.
  • Missing Conn. Teen Returning to School   AP / 2:13PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - The 15-year-old girl who was missing for a year until police found her locked in a tiny storage room in a West Hartford home plans to return to school Monday to restore a sense of normalcy to her life, her parents said.
  • Friday, June 8

  • Proteins may be key to Fragile X   UPI / 8:30AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 8 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have identified a new regulatory target for the Fragile X mental retardation protein, laying the groundwork for possible new treatments.
  • Girl Assumed New Identity With Man   AP / 1:20AM
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A girl who vanished a year ago and was found hidden in a room in a man's home assumed a new identity that made her part of his family, authorities said Thursday. They were investigating whether the man had inappropriate relationships with her and other girls.
  • Wednesday, June 6

  • Missing Conn. Girl Found in Hidden Room   AP / 11:01PM
    BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (AP) -- Police looking for clues in the yearlong disappearance of a 15-year-old girl said they found her Wednesday, pale but alive, locked in a hidden room in a home owned by an acquaintance of her parents.
  • Residents of remote summer homes evicted   UPI / 5:20PM
    STRATFORD, Conn., June 6 (UPI) -- The city of Stratford, Conn., has ordered the residents of 45 summer homes on the West Long Beach peninsula to vacate the bungalows.
  • Teacher Gets New Trial on Classroom Porn   AP / 11:40AM
    NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) -- A judge granted a new trial Wednesday for a former substitute teacher convicted of allowing students to view pornography on a classroom computer.
  • Tuesday, June 5

  • City OKs ID Cards for Illegal Immigrants   AP / 5:20PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- City officials approved a plan Monday to offer illegal immigrants identification cards that would let them open bank accounts and use other services that may be unavailable without driver's licenses or state-issued IDs.
  • Ex-Mayor Pleads No Contest to Child Sex   AP / 4:40PM
    WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) -- The city's former mayor, already serving a 37-year federal prison sentence for having sex with children, pleaded no contest Tuesday to state child-sex charges and was sentenced to 18 years in prison.
  • Monday, June 4

  • Probation for Mayor in Corruption Case   AP / 12:10PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A former mayor of Waterbury was sentenced Monday to five years of probation for his role in a trash-hauling corruption case.
  • Sunday, June 3

  • Conn. Lawmakers Limit Eminent Domain Use   AP / 1:10AM
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The state at the center of a national property rights battle moved to limit the use of eminent domain, two years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that governments may seize property for private development projects.
  • Friday, June 1

  • Dodd campaign highlights global warming   UPI / 2:30PM
    WASHINGTON, June 1 (UPI) -- The campaign of Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., has created a TV spot in Iowa and New Hampshire highlighting environmental politics.
  • Wednesday, May 30

  • Negative surgery drug report is questioned   UPI / 11:20AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., May 30 (UPI) -- U.S. medical researchers say they've determined, contrary to a recent study, the use of a drug called aprotinin to reduce bleeding during heart surgery is safe.
  • Cop Shoots Daughter Mistaken As Intruder   AP / 11:20AM
    STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) -- An off-duty New Haven police officer shot and critically wounded his 18-year-old daughter, apparently mistaking her for an intruder after she sneaked out of their Stratford home and re-entered through the basement.
  • Tuesday, May 29

  • Obese respond less to resistance training   UPI / 11:51AM
    STORRS, Conn., May 29 (UPI) -- Adults who are overweight and obese experience a lowered response to resistance training when compared with normal-weight adults, says a U.S. study.
  • Friday, May 25

  • Best Buy sued for 'bait and switch'   UPI / 9:04AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., May 25 (UPI) -- Best Buy, the giant electronics retailer, has been sued in Connecticut for allegedly deceiving customers.
  • Thursday, May 24

  • Bills Add E-Mail to Sex Offender Lists   AP / 6:40PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut and more than a dozen other states are considering whether to require convicted sex offenders to register their e-mail addresses as part of efforts to combat online sexual predators.
  • Best Buy Accused of Overcharging Buyers   AP / 5:30PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut's attorney general announced a lawsuit Thursday against Best Buy Co. Inc., accusing the nation's largest consumer electronics retailer of deceiving customers with in-store computer kiosks and overcharging them.
  • Wednesday, May 23

  • Hospitals to reveal death rates   UPI / 10:34PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services plans to post report cards on hospital death rates for heart attacks and heart failure.
  • Bush: Troops face 'increased risks'   UPI / 2:00PM
    NEW LONDON, Conn., May 23 (UPI) -- U.S. troops in Iraq face "more fighting and increased risks in the weeks and months ahead," U.S. President George W. Bush said Wednesday.
  • Vion halts Cloretazine trial due to deaths   UPI / 10:53AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 23 (UPI) -- U.S drug firm Vion said Wednesday it halted a phase 3 study of the anti-cancer agent Cloretazine due to the rate of deaths in the study.
  • Tuesday, May 22

  • Appetite for Big Houses Is Growing   AP / 5:10PM
    WASHINGTON - McMansions are sprouting in the suburbs of Washington and Atlanta, in southern Connecticut and out West in Utah as an appetite for bigger homes just keeps on growing.
  • Firefighter Died After Fire Trucks Crash   AP / 11:20AM
    WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) -- A firefighter who was critically injured when two fire trucks collided while racing to a house fire died Tuesday morning, officials with the mayor's office said.
  • Monday, May 21

  • Saudi Firm Buys GE Plastics for $11.6B   AP / 5:11PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- General Electric Co. said Monday it will sell its plastics division for about $11.6 billion in the latest move to reshape one of the world's largest companies.
  • GE sells plastics division for $11.6B   UPI / 12:10PM
    FAIRFIELD, Conn., May 21 (UPI) -- General Electric Co. said Monday it agreed to sell its plastics division to Saudi Arabia's largest industrial company for $11.6 billion.
  • Thursday, May 17

  • Report: Saudi Firm to Buy GE Plastics   AP / 11:30PM
    FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) -- General Electric Co. is close to an agreement with a Saudi industrial giant to buy GE's plastics division for about $11 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
  • De Niro, Pacino to do 'Righteous' project   UPI / 5:40PM
    CANNES, France, May 17 (UPI) -- Robert De Niro and Al Pacino will team up for the first time since "Heat" in "Righteous Kill," an indie film to be shot in Connecticut and in New York.
  • Police: Uncle Bit Boy to Teach a Lesson   AP / 12:10PM
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - A man was charged with assault for allegedly biting his 3-year-old nephew all over his body to teach the toddler that biting people is wrong, police said.
  • Conn. to Give Exonerated Man $5M   AP / 6:50AM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - The Connecticut legislature voted unanimously to give $5 million to a man imprisoned for more than 18 years for a rape he didn't commit, then gave him a standing ovation.
  • Conn. to Give Exonerated Man $5M   AP / 12:10AM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - The Connecticut legislature voted unanimously Wednesday to give $5 million to a man imprisoned for more than 18 years for a rape he didn't commit, then gave him a standing ovation.
  • Wednesday, May 16

  • Aetna expands electronic pay, billing   UPI / 4:40PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., May 16 (UPI) -- U.S. health insurance giant Aetna said Wednesday it has changed its procedures to make physician and member payments faster and easier.
  • Tuesday, May 15

  • Court mulls 'inferiority' of gay unions   UPI / 2:24PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., May 15 (UPI) -- Connecticut's Supreme Court is considering whether civil same-sex unions have created a status inferior to full marriage for gays and lesbians.
  • Monday, May 14

  • Gay Couples Ask Conn. Court for Marriage   AP / 5:13PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut's civil unions for same-sex couples are inferior to marriage and violate their rights to equal protection and due process, an attorney for eight gay couples told the state Supreme Court Monday.
  • Sunday, May 13

  • Nudists Try to Attract Younger Following   AP / 5:40PM
    WOODSTOCK, Conn. (AP) -- Here's the naked truth about nude recreation: The people who practice it aren't getting any younger.
  • Saturday, May 12

  • Robert De Niro in Connecticut for filming   UPI / 6:01PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., May 12 (UPI) -- Stamford, Conn., is getting a visit from at least three A-list celebrities, including Robert De Niro, for the filming of "What Just Happened?"
  • Friday, May 11

  • Few women recognize heart warning signs   UPI / 7:34PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 11 (UPI) -- Some 40,000 U.S. women under the age of 55 are hospitalized each year for heart disease, but most young women don't recognize heart attack warning signs.
  • Thomson Selling Assets to Private Group   AP / 6:10PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - The Thomson Corp., which has proposed paying more than $17 billion for British financial news provider Reuters Group PLC, freed up cash Friday by announcing that it agreed to sell education and publishing-related properties for $7.75 billion.
  • Thursday, May 10

  • Imus attends wife's book-signing   UPI / 8:54PM
    MADISON, Conn., May 10 (UPI) -- A book-signing in Connecticut by his wife marked the first public appearance for Don Imus since he was fired by CBS Radio a month ago.
  • Wednesday, May 9

  • Reputed Mob Boss Sentenced in Trash Case   AP / 3:30PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- An elderly reputed mob boss snared by a federal probe of the trash hauling industry in Connecticut and New York was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison.
  • Man dies in 'battle dance'   UPI / 11:14AM
    NEW BRITAIN, Conn., May 9 (UPI) -- A man died after falling on his head during a Connecticut parking lot "battle dance."
  • Monday, May 7

  • Thomson Confirms It Seeks to Buy Reuters   AP / 7:30PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Financial data provider Thomson Corp. confirmed Monday it approached the board of Reuters Group PLC about a possible bid for the British news service.
  • Saturday, May 5

  • Circus threatens to boycott Connecticut   UPI / 10:42PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., May 5 (UPI) -- The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus may stop visiting Connecticut if the state adopts a new law on elephants.
  • Friday, May 4

  • 50 Cent selling his home for $18.5 million   UPI / 1:54PM
    FARMINGTON, Conn., May 4 (UPI) -- Rapper 50 Cent is reportedly trying to sell his 53-room mansion in Farmington, Conn., for $18.5 million.
  • Thursday, May 3

  • 50 Cent's 52-Room Mansion Up for Sale   AP / 11:50AM
    FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) -- The 52-room mansion that rapper 50 Cent has called home for more than three years, an estate once owned by boxer Mike Tyson, is up for sale.
  • Wednesday, May 2

  • Conn. Lawmakers Pass Plan B Pill   AP / 11:10PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - The state House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bill to require all hospitals to offer rape victims emergency contraception, over objections from Catholic leaders who say it infringes on their religious rights.
  • Monday, April 30

  • Mia Farrow turns star wattage on Darfur   UPI / 4:11PM
    BRIDGEWATER, Conn., April 30 (UPI) -- Actress Mia Farrow now channels her Hollywood star power into a different direction: the suffering in the Darfur region of the Sudan.
  • Chinese compound fights kidney cysts   UPI / 4:01PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 30 (UPI) -- A U.S. scientist, using a compound from a centuries-old Chinese traditional medicine, has prevented formation of kidney-destroying cysts in a mouse model.
  • Thursday, April 26

  • Aetna 1Q Profit Rises 8 Percent   AP / 10:20AM
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Health insurer Aetna Inc. said Thursday first-quarter profits rose 8 percent on increased premiums, membership growth and continued cost cutting measures.
  • Tuesday, April 24

  • Judge: No Religion at Post Office   AP / 11:30PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Religion has no place in post offices run by churches and other private contractors, a federal judge has ruled, citing the constitutional separation of church and state.
  • Monday, April 23

  • Higher brain network connections studied   UPI / 1:20PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 23 (UPI) -- A U.S.-Greek study has reported the first evidence of a molecular mechanism that dynamically alters the strength of higher brain network connections.
  • Sunday, April 22

  • Scientists Help Restore Aging Artworks   AP / 3:23PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - When white masquerades as yellow and green might actually be blue, a call goes out to Henry DePhillips.
  • Friday, April 20

  • Writer testifies at Skakel hearing   UPI / 8:40PM
    NORWALK, Conn., April 20 (UPI) -- The author of a book about Michael Skakel's murder conviction testified Friday in Connecticut about his relationship with an investigator.
  • Xerox Q1 Earnings Up Nearly 17 Percent   AP / 5:00PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Xerox profits jumped nearly 17 percent in the first quarter of the year to $233 million, the company announced Friday, on the strength of solid revenue gains and cost-cutting measures.
  • Thursday, April 19

  • Smoking a predictor for alcohol abuse   UPI / 3:12PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 19 (UPI) -- Cigarette smoking goes hand in hand with misuse of alcohol, according to researchers at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn.
  • Tuesday, April 17

  • RFK Jr. testifies for imprisoned cousin   UPI / 9:40PM
    NORWALK, Conn., April 17 (UPI) -- Robert F. Kennedy Jr. testified Tuesday at a hearing for his cousin, Michael Skakel, who wants a new trial on charges he killed a neighbor in Connecticut.
  • Hurricanes Sign Rutherford to 5-Year Deal   AP / 1:10PM
    RALEIGH, N.C. - The Carolina Hurricanes signed general
  • Saturday, April 14

  • Kennedy Cousin Skakel Back in Court   AP / 3:10PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel is going back to court this week in a bid for a new murder trial, adding yet another twist to a case that has spawned decades of intrigue.
  • Friday, April 13

  • GE 1Q Earnings Rise 2 Percent   AP / 4:53PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- General Electric Co., helped by sales of big-ticket items such as jet engines and train locomotives, posted first-quarter earnings of $4.5 billion Friday, up 2 percent from the same period in 2006.
  • Thursday, April 12

  • U.S. magazines leave print for Web   UPI / 6:03PM
    NORWALK, Conn., April 12 (UPI) -- Growing numbers of U.S. magazines are ending their print editions in favor of online publication, which saves money and is where advertisers may prefer to be.
  • Wednesday, April 11

  • Student in Hedge Fund Scam Gets 3 1/2 Years   AP / 9:43PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A former New York University whiz kid who posed as a Turkish heir and persuaded sophisticated investors to pour millions into a nonexistent hedge fund was sentenced Wednesday to 3 1/2 years in prison.
  • Monday, April 9

  • Artist Sol LeWitt Dies at 78   AP / 12:10AM
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Sol LeWitt, an artist known for his dynamic wall paintings and as a founder of minimal and conceptual art styles, died Sunday in New York, according to published reports.
  • Friday, April 6

  • Firm offering free pain drugs online   UPI / 11:41AM
    DANBURY, Conn., April 6 (UPI) -- U.S. firm Medical Products Online said it has launched a service offering free pain drugs to patients with chronic pain and limited income.
  • Wednesday, April 4

  • 3 at Yale Charged in Burning of Flag   AP / 5:30PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Three Yale University students, including one who translated for U.S. troops in Afghanistan and testified at a former CIA contractor's trial, have been charged in the burning of an American flag on a porch.
  • Ex-Sailor Plea: Not Guilty of Terrorism   AP / 1:20PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A former Navy sailor pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal charges alleging he supported terrorism by disclosing secret information about the locations of Navy ships and ways to attack them.
  • Monday, April 2

  • Xerox to Buy Global Imaging Systems   AP / 11:17AM
    STAMFORD, Conn. - Copy machine maker Xerox Corp. said Monday it plans to buy Global Imaging Systems Inc. in a deal worth about $1.5 billion.
  • Xerox Set to Buy Global Imaging Systems   AP / 10:26AM
    STAMFORD, Conn. - Copy machine maker Xerox Corp. said Monday it plans to buy Global Imaging Systems Inc. in a deal worth about $1.5 billion.
  • 420 million years of CO2 are analyzed   UPI / 9:36AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 2 (UPI) -- U.S. geologists have found the sensitivity of Earth's climate to changes in the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide has been consistent for 420 million years.
  • Friday, March 30

  • Atty. Gen.: Insurer should have been fined   UPI / 7:11PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., March 30 (UPI) -- Connecticut's attorney general blasted the state's insurance commissioner for not fining an insurance company accused of cheating customers out of coverage.
  • Report: Coast Guard Academy Lost Its Way   AP / 4:11PM
    NEW LONDON, Conn. - The U.S. Coast Guard Academy has lost its way and is struggling with a climate of distrust and cynicism in which nearly one in four cadets say they would not report classmates who commit sexual assault, a task force reported Friday.
  • Report: Coast Guard Academy Lost Its Way   AP / 4:01PM
    NEW LONDON, Conn. - The U.S. Coast Guard Academy has lost its way and is struggling with a climate of distrust and cynicism in which nearly one in four cadets say they would not report classmates who commit sexual assault, a task force reported Friday.
  • Wednesday, March 28

  • Aetna expands doctor price information   UPI / 2:52PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., March 28 (UPI) -- U.S. insurance giant Aetna will provide Web access to cost and quality data on individual doctors in five new cities, the company said Wednesday.
  • Monday, March 26

  • Jaworski Replaces Theismann on 'MNF'   AP / 8:26PM
    BRISTOL, Conn. - ESPN is changing quarterbacks. Joe Theismann will no longer be part of the network's "Monday Night Football" broadcast and will be replaced as an analyst by Ron Jaworski, the former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, the network announced Monday.
  • Jaworski Replaces Theismann on 'MNF'   AP / 5:24PM
    BRISTOL, Conn. - ESPN is changing quarterbacks. Joe Theismann will no longer be part of the network's "Monday Night Football" booth and will be replaced by Ron Jaworski, the former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback.
  • Joe Theismann loses 'MNF' studio spot   UPI / 2:34PM
    BRISTOL, Conn., March 26 (UPI) -- Former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann is out as a commentator for ESPN's "Monday Night Football," a network official said.
  • Jaworski Replaces Theismann on MNF   AP / 1:03PM
    BRISTOL, Conn. - ESPN is changing quarterbacks. Joe Theismann will no longer be part of the network's "Monday Night Football" booth and will be replaced by Ron Jaworski, the former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback.
  • Saturday, March 24

  • Montel urges legalizing medical marijuana   UPI / 7:30PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., March 24 (UPI) -- Talk show host Montel Williams told Connecticut lawmakers he uses marijuana every day to stave off the pain associated with his multiple sclerosis.
  • Friday, March 23

  • No Bail for Terror Suspect, Ex-Navy Man   AP / 2:34PM
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- A federal judge ordered a former Navy sailor held without bail Friday on charges that he supported terrorism by disclosing secret information about the location of Navy ships and the best ways to attack them.
  • More soldiers deserted than Army reported   UPI / 10:40AM
    WASHINGTON, Conn., March 23 (UPI) -- Updated figures from the U.S. Army show 3,196 soldiers deserted last year, 853 more than earlier reported.
  • Friends: Sailor Unhappy With U.S. Policy   AP / 5:20AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Friends say they knew Hassan Abujihaad was unhappy with American foreign policy, but they were surprised when the former Navy sailor was arrested on charges of supporting terrorism.
  • Thursday, March 22

  • New technique can predict multiple births   UPI / 8:10PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 22 (UPI) -- U.S. and Canadian researchers have developed a procedure that estimates the reproductive potential of individual embryos in order to detect multiple births.
  • Tuesday, March 20

  • Tim Robbins shares film, opinions   UPI / 5:30PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., March 20 (UPI) -- A Stamford, Conn., crowd got a chance to view "Cradle Will Rock," a 1999 Tim Robbins film that won praise at festivals but didn't spark box office enthusiasm.
  • Aetna adds worker-stress aid to plans   UPI / 12:51PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., March 20 (UPI) -- U.S. insurance giant Aetna announced Tuesday it will provide employee assistance services to many of its small-group employer plans.
  • Friday, March 16

  • Alexion's Soliris OK'd for blood disorder   UPI / 5:11PM
    CHESHIRE, Conn., March 16 (UPI) -- U.S. firm Alexion said Friday it has been OK'd to market Soliris for the rare blood disorder paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria.
  • Thursday, March 15

  • Low-income heart-attack survivors at risk   UPI / 1:21PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 15 (UPI) -- U.S. heart-attack survivors who don't have funds for follow-up care have more chest pain and a higher risk of being re-hospitalized.
  • Actress Yancy Butler Arrested for DUI   AP / 10:20AM
    SHARON, Conn. (AP) -- Yancy Butler, who starred in the cable TV show "Witchblade," has been charged with driving under the influence after crashing her Saab 900 into a wire guard rail, state police said.
  • Wednesday, March 14

  • Scientists identify 'autism gene'   UPI / 12:33PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 14 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say an international research consortium has identified a gene and a region of a chromosome that might lead to autism in children.
  • FBI Arrests 2 Conn. Police Officers   AP / 8:40AM
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Federal agents raided New Haven police headquarters Tuesday and charged the head of the narcotics division with stealing thousands of dollars planted by the FBI during sting operations.
  • Sunday, March 11

  • New England Workers OK Stop & Shop Deal   AP / 9:30PM
    BOSTON (AP) -- Union locals representing 43,000 Stop & Shop supermarket workers in southern New England voted Sunday to approve a new three-year contract, averting a threatened strike that would have hit consumers in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
  • Buddhist temple at odds with neighborhood   UPI / 8:10PM
    NEWTOWN, Conn., March 11 (UPI) -- A Buddhist community in Connecticut is causing conflict as the issues of noise and zoning pit the society against the surrounding community.
  • Decorated American Indian Veteran Dies   AP / 4:30PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Billy Walkabout, a native Cherokee whose actions in Vietnam made him among most decorated soldiers of the war, died March 7, his stepdaughter said Sunday. He was 57.
  • Thursday, March 8

  • Document Describes Conn. School Plot   AP / 10:20PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A high school student arrested last month in a suspected school plot planned to use shrapnel pipe bombs and other explosives to target peers who had harassed him, according to documents released Thursday.
  • Wednesday, March 7

  • Conn. Bill Would Force MySpace Age Check   AP / 8:10PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut lawmakers unveiled legislation Wednesday that would require MySpace.com and other social-networking sites to verify users' ages and obtain parental consent before minors can post profiles.
  • Conn. Bill Would Force MySpace Age Check   AP / 5:40PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut lawmakers unveiled legislation Wednesday that would require MySpace.com and other social-networking sites to verify users' ages and obtain parental consent before minors can post profiles.
  • Soft drinks linked to more calorie intake   UPI / 5:00PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 7 (UPI) -- A new U.S. review of studies has linked the consumption of non-diet soft drinks to higher calorie intake from other foods.
  • Company recalls 42,000 defibrillators   UPI / 4:13PM
    GUILFORD, Conn., March 7 (UPI) -- A U.S. firm has started a voluntary worldwide recall of approximately 42,000 semi-automatic external defibrillators because of a faulty self-test system.
  • Conn. Bill Would Force MySpace Age Check   AP / 2:31PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut lawmakers unveiled legislation Wednesday that would require MySpace.com and other social-networking sites to verify users' ages and obtain parental consent before minors can post profiles.
  • Tuesday, March 6

  • Police Say Man Told Toddler: Stab Mommy   AP / 1:52PM
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- Police say a man repeatedly stabbed his teenage wife, then gave the knife to his toddler son and told him: "Now you stab Mommy."
  • Sunday, March 4

  • Arrest Raises Alarm on Accounting Law   AP / 1:00PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- The arrest of a prominent attorney on charges of destroying evidence in a child pornography investigation is raising alarm bells that a law targeting corporate accounting schemes could be used to prosecute lawyers over work done on their clients' behalf.
  • Friday, March 2

  • Ford sells unit to private-equity firm   UPI / 12:30PM
    DEARBORN, Mich., March 2 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. said Friday it would sell its service-contracts subsidiary to a Connecticut private-equity fund for an undisclosed amount.
  • Tuesday, February 27

  • GE CEO Made More Than $15M in 2006   AP / 5:47PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The chairman and chief executive of General Electric Co., the highly profitable conglomerate that produces aircraft engines and TV programming and provides health care and financial services, received $15.2 million in compensation last year, according to a company proxy filed Tuesday.
  • Monday, February 26

  • Kennedy Cousin in New Appeal Bid   AP / 11:50AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel has filed a motion seeking to compel a Florida man to testify about his claim implicating two friends in the 1975 murder that sent Skakel to prison.
  • Police: 7 Die in Conn. Murder-Suicides   AP / 10:30AM
    ENFIELD, Conn. - A total of seven people died in two separate weekend shootings at Connecticut homes, police said Sunday. Investigators believed both incidents were murder-suicides.
  • Sunday, February 25

  • Conn. Police: 4 Killed in Murder-Suicide   AP / 12:20PM
    ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) -- An 81-year-old man shot two women and a man before turning the gun on himself, police said Sunday.
  • Police: 4 Fatally Shot in Conn. Condo   AP / 1:40AM
    ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) -- Four people were found shot to death Saturday night in a condominium, and police said the shootings were not a random act of violence.
  • Saturday, February 24

  • Shifting Housing Market Snubs Bad Credit   AP / 12:51PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - Homeowners with troubled credit histories are finding it harder to get mortgages or refinance homes because softening in the housing market is making lenders less likely to handle riskier loans.
  • Wednesday, February 21

  • Study: The body forms viral 'highways'   UPI / 9:51AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have discovered some retroviruses induce cells to form long bridges along which virus particles can move.
  • Breast cancer subtype markers found   UPI / 8:11AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have found genetic markers that identify breast cancer subtypes resistant to Herceptin, a primary treatment for HER2-positive breast cancer.
  • Monday, February 19

  • Conn. State Workers' Info Ends Up on Web   AP / 8:11AM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - More than 1,700 state workers recently learned that some of their personal information, including their names and Social Security numbers, had been inadvertently posted on the Internet.
  • Friday, February 16

  • Lawyer in Child Porn Case Charged   AP / 10:50PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A prominent defense attorney was accused of destroying a computer containing child pornography that belonged to his client, a former church music director, according to an indictment unsealed Friday.
  • Teen Charged in Suspected School Plot   AP / 12:20AM
    NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) -- A 16-year-old high school junior has been charged with making bombs in a plan to target classmates in his school, a plot uncovered after a video was discovered on the Internet, police said.
  • Tuesday, February 13

  • Teacher Convicted in Porn Case   AP / 4:20PM
    WINDHAM, Conn. (AP) -- Until recently, Julie Amero says, she lived the quiet life of a small-town substitute teacher, with little knowledge of computers and even less about porn.
  • Biologists 'trick' viruses into extinction   UPI / 8:40AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. biologists are trying to force viruses into extinction in a study designed to create new methods of treating viral diseases.
  • Monday, February 12

  • Bayer/Onyx drug ups survival in liver cancer   UPI / 11:32AM
    WEST HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A multinational study of Nexavar shows it significantly extends survival in patients with advanced liver cancer, said sponsors Bayer and Onyx.
  • Thursday, February 8

  • U.S. study brings quantum computing closer   UPI / 10:21AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. physicists, using artificial atoms, say they have demonstrated the particle nature of microwave photons can be detected.
  • Aetna 4Q Profit Rises 4 Percent   AP / 10:21AM
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Health insurer Aetna Inc. said Thursday its fourth-quarter profit increased 4 percent as growing medical enrollment lifted health care premiums. The company also raised profit guidance for the full year.
  • Tuesday, February 6

  • Burst Pipe Damages Newman's Restaurant   AP / 11:20AM
    WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) -- Frigid weather most likely caused a pipe to burst in Paul Newman's new restaurant, damaging part of the dining room and forcing the restaurant to close for repairs, fire officials said.
  • Thursday, February 1

  • Actress Says Ex-Boyfriend Stalked Her   AP / 10:50AM
    LITCHFIELD, Conn. (AP) -- A New York man is facing several charges after his ex-girlfriend, actress Yancy Butler, star of the short-lived cable drama "Witchblade," accused him of stalking her.
  • Monday, January 29

  • Oldest Person Dies at 114 in Connecticut   AP / 10:21AM
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Emma Faust Tillman, who was born to former slaves and lived to see 21 American presidencies, died at a nursing home just four days after becoming the world's oldest-known living person. She was 114.
  • Sunday, January 28

  • Lieberman might support GOP in 2008 race   UPI / 2:20PM
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., says he's staying in the Democratic Party but might support a Republican or Independent in the 2008 presidential race.
  • Saturday, January 27

  • No. 7 UConn Rolls Over Notre Dame 64-47   AP / 10:10PM
    STORRS, Conn. - Freshman Tina Charles had 12 points and tied a school-record with nine blocks to help No. 7 Connecticut run its Big East conference record to 8-0 Saturday with a 64-47 win over Notre Dame.
  • Wednesday, January 24

  • Frank Robinson to work for ESPN   UPI / 6:00PM
    BRISTOL, Conn., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Former Washington Nationals Manager Frank Robinson Wednesday agreed to become a baseball analyst for ESPN.
  • FDA approves Ikonisys' bladder cancer test   UPI / 11:22AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Ikonisys said Wednesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared its oncoFISH bladder cancer test for marketing.
  • Tuesday, January 23

  • United Tech 4Q Profit Rises   AP / 2:20PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- United Technologies Corp. said Tuesday that its fourth-quarter profit rose 38 percent as strong earnings growth from aerospace divisions offset declines at its helicopter and heating-cooling companies.
  • Xerox 4Q Profit Down 24 Percent to $214M   AP / 8:31AM
    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Copier and printer maker Xerox Corp. said Tuesday its fourth-quarter profit dropped 24 percent, weighed down by a higher restructuring charge.
  • Monday, January 22

  • Ex-Church Official Guilty in Porn Case   AP / 12:40PM
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- The former music director of a church where former President Bush once worshipped pleaded guilty on Monday to possessing child pornography.
  • Sunday, January 21

  • New Haven Coliseum Razed for Development   AP / 1:29AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Crews set off a thunderous explosion Saturday to demolish Veterans Memorial Coliseum, a 35-year-old arena that held sporting events and concerts by Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra.
  • Saturday, January 20

  • New Haven Coliseum Razed for Development   AP / 4:39PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Crews set off a thunderous explosion Saturday to demolish Veterans Memorial Coliseum, a 35-year-old arena that held sporting events and concerts by Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra.
  • Friday, January 19

  • GE's 4Q Earnings More Than Double   AP / 5:29PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- General Electric Co. said Friday its fourth-quarter profit more than doubled as its NBC television network showed signs of a turnaround and its global sales of gas turbines, health care equipment, financial services and aircraft engines grew strongly.
  • Thursday, January 18

  • GE Buying Part of Abbott's Diagnostics   AP / 7:20PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- General Electric Co. will acquire part of Abbott Laboratories' diagnostics business for $8.13 billion in cash, the two companies announced Thursday.
  • GE to buy Abbott diagnostics businesses   UPI / 5:40PM
    FAIRFIELD, Conn., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- General Electric Co. plans to buy core laboratory diagnostics businesses from Abbott Laboratories of Illinois for $8.13 billion, the companies said Thursday.
  • Wednesday, January 17

  • Ex-Cendant Chairman Gets Over 12 Years   AP / 4:30PM
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- Former Cendant Corp. Chairman Walter Forbes was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years and seven months in prison and ordered to pay $3.275 billion in restitution for leading the largest accounting fraud of the 1990s.
  • Long-term back-pill use linked to abuse   UPI / 1:21PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Narcotic drugs are often prescribed for short-term relief of chronic back pain, but their long-term use may lead to drug abuse, says a U.S. study.
  • Tuesday, January 16

  • Feds Seek 12 Years for Ex-Cendant Chair   AP / 5:20PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Former Cendant Corp. Chairman Walter Forbes should be sentenced to more than 12 years in prison and pay more than $3 billion in restitution for leading the largest accounting fraud of the 1990s, federal prosecutors said.
  • Monday, January 15

  • GE buys British aerospace unit   UPI / 8:10AM
    FAIRFIELD, Conn., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- General Electric has agreed to buy the aerospace division of Britain's Smiths Group for $4.8 billion, it was reported Monday.
  • Saturday, January 13

  • In a Changing World, GE Spreads Globally   AP / 10:20PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- General Electric Co., which rode a wave of American prosperity in the last century to become one of the world's largest companies, expects its overseas sales to roughly match its domestic business this year for the first time due to rapid global growth.
  • Friday, January 12

  • UConn primate lab halts research project   UPI / 1:50PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The University of Connecticut has halted a controversial project involving monkeys and reprimanded researchers after federal inspectors found lab violations.
  • Monday, January 8

  • Report: GE seeks buyer for plastics unit   UPI / 7:20PM
    FAIRFIELD, Conn., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- General Electric Co., based in Fairfield, Conn., is putting its $10 billion plastics business on the block, it was reported Monday.
  • Thursday, January 4

  • Cruise Line to Pay Missing Man's Estate   AP / 7:10PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Royal Caribbean agreed Thursday to pay more than $1 million to the estate of a Connecticut man who vanished during his honeymoon cruise of the Mediterranean in 2005.
  • Cruise Line to Pay Missing Man's Estate   AP / 3:50PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Royal Caribbean agreed Thursday to pay more than $1 million to the estate of a Connecticut man who vanished during his honeymoon cruise of the Mediterranean in 2005.
  • Study: Brain triggers hunger during fasts   UPI / 1:20PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- A series of events in the human brain apparently stimulate hunger during periods of fasting, researchers at the Yale University School of Medicine said.
  • Estrogen curbs appetite same as hormone   UPI / 10:31AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Estrogen regulates the brain's energy metabolism in the same way as the hormone leptin, which may lead to a way to fight obesity, says a U.S. study.
  • Thursday, December 28

  • Drivers respond to aggression with more   UPI / 5:30PM
    MERIDEN, Conn., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- One-half of U.S. drivers subjected to aggressive driving on the road respond with aggression of their own, risking confrontation, a survey found.
  • Rockwell painting finance family feud   UPI / 2:30PM
    WILTON, Conn., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The appreciating value of three Normal Rockwell paintings is funding a long-running legal battle in Connecticut among the heirs to the original owner.
  • Monday, December 25

  • Cancer caught early with colonoscopies   UPI / 12:39PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Medicare's extension of coverage for colonoscopies led to a significant increase in the number of cancers caught early, a U.S. study finds.
  • Sunday, December 24

  • Dodd, Graham disagree on troop surge   UPI / 5:30PM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Prominent U.S. Sens. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., disagree on whether a surge in U.S. troops will help bring stability to Iraq.
  • A College Builds a Town From Scratch   AP / 11:50AM
    STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- The University of Connecticut's main campus boasts a string of new buildings, thanks to a multibillion-dollar infusion of state cash. The student body is growing. And there are two powerhouse basketball teams that bring big-time sports to a rural corner of the state.
  • Saturday, December 23

  • Uma Thurman breaks wrist; shooting delayed   UPI / 12:00PM
    NEW YORK, Conn., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The cast and crew of Uma Thurman's new film will have an extra week off after the star broke her wrist on the set in Connecticut.
  • Yale Makes Big Changes to MBA Program   AP / 3:19AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - For one group of graduate business students at Yale, next month's lessons will take place on pineapple, banana and coffee plantations in Costa Rica.
  • Friday, December 22

  • Chubb settles business practices lawsuit   UPI / 2:00PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- The Chubb Corporation has settled unlawful business practice charges in Connecticut, Illinois and New York.
  • Tuesday, December 19

  • Colon cancer found early with CMS coverage   UPI / 6:10PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A greater number of colon-cancer cases are being caught early, thanks to expanded coverage of screening tests, says a new U.S. study.
  • Wednesday, December 13

  • Bacterium makes its own way into a cell   UPI / 8:49AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists believe they have determined how large bacteria gain entry into intestinal epithelial cells that usually don't admit such big particles.
  • Thursday, December 7

  • Dodd may run for president   UPI / 10:39PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., told the Hartford Courant Thursday he can both run for president and head the powerful Senate Banking Committee.
  • Saturday, December 2

  • Yale Reopening Renowned Art Building   AP / 2:10PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale University, famous for its Gothic buildings, is showing off a newly restored jewel that marked the beginning of its modern era.
  • Friday, December 1

  • Female weight training helps muscle tone   UPI / 3:10PM
    STORRS, Conn., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Women who do a long-term weight training program produce more active growth hormone, which helps improves muscle tone and optimizes metabolic function.
  • Thursday, November 30

  • Pfizer Increases 2006 Earnings Outlook   AP / 6:31PM
    GROTON, Conn. (AP) -- Pfizer Inc. on Thursday raised its earnings guidance for the year as it showcased its pipeline of new drugs and a new approach to dealmaking that it said should put about six new products a year on the market beginning in 2011.
  • Israel's Shimon Peres Calls Iran Weak   AP / 12:10AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Israeli Vice Premier Shimon Peres appealed for united action against Iran Wednesday, saying the country appears stronger than it really is because of a lack of an international consensus over its nuclear ambitions.
  • Wednesday, November 29

  • Study looks at world's health inequalities   UPI / 1:42PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A U.S.-led study suggests global health inequalities are growing, influenced by economic, social and health-sector variables as well as geography.
  • Tuesday, November 28

  • Arrests Made in Playstation Shooting   AP / 12:30PM
    PUTNAM, Conn. (AP) -- State police arrested two men Tuesday in the shooting of a man waiting in line to be one of the first to buy a PlayStation 3 game console.
  • Monday, November 27

  • Poll: Winning helps Pelosi with public   UPI / 9:32PM
    HAMDEN, Conn., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The Quinnipiac Poll's quarterly reading of public sentiment about U.S. leaders shows Rep. Nancy Pelosi has moved up considerably since the Nov. 7 election.
  • Saturday, November 25

  • Stamford sees street-corner art boom   UPI / 1:28PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A Connecticut city is experiencing a boom in whimsical decorations on the street-corner control boxes for its traffic signals.
  • Friday, November 24

  • Gamblers have more health problems   UPI / 4:10PM
    FARMINGTON, Conn., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- People who gamble at least five times a year have more health problems than people who gamble less frequently, says a U.S. study.
  • Less genital sensation in women cyclists   UPI / 2:09PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. women participating in prolonged, frequent bicycling had decreased genital sensation and were more likely to have a history of genital pain.
  • Wednesday, November 22

  • Gene linked to 'wet' macular degeneration   UPI / 3:00PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have found a gene variant that increases the risk of developing the aggressive "wet" form of age-related macular degeneration.
  • Friday, November 17

  • Violence Mars PlayStation 3 Launch   AP / 11:10PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - Two armed thugs tried to rob a line of people waiting for the new PlayStation 3 game system to go on sale early Friday and shot one man who refused to give up his money, authorities said.
  • Lieberman critic takes over his party   UPI / 8:50PM
    FAIRFIELD, Conn., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A former Democrat and non-fan of U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., claims to have seized control of the Connecticut for Lieberman Party.
  • 1 Shot in Conn. Amid PlayStation Mayhem   AP / 5:51PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - Two armed thugs tried to rob a line of people waiting for the new PlayStation 3 game system to go on sale early Friday and shot one man who refused to give up his money, authorities said.
  • Thursday, November 16

  • Hormone linked to brain's food cravings   UPI / 3:40PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. medical scientists have found ghrelin, a hormone produced in the stomach, induces food intake and is linked to cravings for food.
  • HIV/AIDS linked to drug resistant TB   UPI / 12:30PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say a highly drug-resistant form of tuberculosis has been linked to HIV/AIDS in a study conducted in rural South Africa.
  • Tuesday, November 14

  • HIV infection linked with lung disease   UPI / 8:30AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. medical scientists suggest patients who are HIV positive may be at an increased risk for developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Monday, November 13

  • Neurogen's obesity drug in phase 1 trial   UPI / 11:41AM
    BRANFORD, Conn., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Neurogen said Monday it initiated a phase 1 trial of its potential obesity treatment NGD-4715 in the United States.
  • Thursday, November 9

  • Conn. Tree Going to Rockefeller Center   AP / 11:30AM
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- An 88-foot Norway spruce from a western Connecticut home was headed to Manhattan on Thursday to become this year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.
  • Wednesday, November 8

  • Conn. Sen. Joe Lieberman wins re-election   UPI / 10:40AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman won re-election in Connecticut, beating businessman Ned Lamont, who defeated him in the August Democratic primary.
  • Republicans lose at least 1 seat in Conn.   UPI / 2:20AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Republican Congressman Chris Shays claimed re-election Tuesday night in Connecticut, while a Democrat defeated veteran Nancy Johnson.
  • Lieberman wins as independent in Conn.   UPI / 12:00AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Sen. Joseph Lieberman, running as an independent Tuesday, defeated Ned Lamont, who beat him in the Connecticut Democratic primary.
  • Monday, November 6

  • Lieberman has significant lead in Conn.   UPI / 9:20PM
    HAMDEN, Conn., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A poll released Monday in Connecticut gives Sen. Joseph Lieberman, running as an independent, a healthy lead.
  • Friday, November 3

  • Turkey buying 17 Sikorsky helicopters   UPI / 5:40PM
    ANKARA, Turkey, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Turkey's government is buying 17 S-70B Seahawk helicopters from Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. of Connecticut.
  • Thursday, November 2

  • Research supports 'Snowball Earth' theory   UPI / 2:01PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A U.S. study finds Earth's magnetic field has changed little during 2 billion years, lending support to the "Snowball Earth" hypothesis.
  • Tuesday, October 31

  • Raynolds files suit against ESPN   UPI / 11:20AM
    NEW BRITAIN, Conn., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Former ESPN baseball analyst Harold Reynolds has filed suit against ESPN citing a breach of contract for his firing last July.
  • Monday, October 30

  • Bus Vandals Shut Down School System   AP / 5:00PM
    WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) -- Vandals damaged nearly half of the buses used to bring about 18,000 students to public schools, leading officials to give children an unexpected day off from school Monday.
  • Thursday, October 26

  • Aetna 3Q Profit Up on Membership Growth   AP / 7:10AM
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Aetna Inc., one of the nation's largest health insurers, said Thursday its third-quarter profit climbed 28 percent on membership growth and premium and fee rate increases, and raised guidance for the full year.
  • Sunday, October 15

  • Rare Map Thief Gets 5 Years Behind Bars   AP / 1:12AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A man who admitted stealing rare and valuable old maps from libraries has been sentenced to five years in a Connecticut prison.
  • Thursday, October 12

  • Black leaders go after Lieberman   UPI / 7:50PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- A black leader in Connecticut has accused U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, running as an independent, of lying about his involvement in the civil rights movement.
  • Wednesday, October 11

  • Comic Lewis gets the credit 'from hell'   UPI / 11:32PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Comedian Richard Lewis has been credited with coining the familiar phrase "the (fill in the blank) from hell" in the authoritative "Yale Book of Quotations."
  • Saturday, October 7

  • Failing Hedge Fund Making Big Job Cuts   AP / 4:10PM
    GREENWICH, Conn. - The hedge fund Amaranth Advisors, which is preparing to shut down after losing more than $6 billion because of bad energy trades, expects to cut about 60 percent of its work force within a week.
  • Thursday, October 5

  • Surgeon makes case for paid organ donation   UPI / 7:20PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A U.S. scientist argued this week a legal payment system for organ donors should be created to meet transplant needs.
  • Tuesday, October 3

  • Scientists create new cloning method   UPI / 7:20PM
    STORRS, Conn., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have achieved a one-step somatic cell nuclear transfer procedure using a differentiated cell as a nuclear donor.
  • Wednesday, September 27

  • Program can help Tourette syndrome   UPI / 5:00PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Parents can help manage the disruptive behavior of children with Tourette syndrome and tic disorders, according to Connecticut researchers.
  • Tuesday, September 26

  • Steroid use linked to brain cell death   UPI / 6:10PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- A high level of testosterone caused by the use of steroids to increase muscles can lead to a catastrophic loss of brain cells, a U.S. study finds.
  • Monday, September 18

  • Citizens Communications buys CTE   UPI / 11:39AM
    STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Citizens Communications Co., which is based in Connecticut, will pay $1.16 billion to buy Commonwealth Telephone Enterprises Inc. of Dallas.
  • Sunday, September 17

  • Chinese artists denied U.S. visas   UPI / 11:40PM
    GREENWICH, Conn., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Two Chinese peasant painters have been denied visas to come to the United States for cultural exchange programs due to lack of documentation.
  • Thursday, September 14

  • GE sells silicon subsidiary for $3.8B   UPI / 9:40AM
    WILTON, Conn., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- A private investment firm is paying $3.8 billion to buy General Electric Co.'s GE Advanced Materials, a U.S. silicone products maker.
  • Conn. Mom Breaks Record for Biggest Baby   AP / 8:31AM
    NORWICH, Conn. - Oh baby! Marie Michel's fifth child was one for the record books. Michels gave birth to a 14-pound, 13-ounce boy Tuesday at William W. Backus Hospital.
  • Thursday, August 31

  • Goodspeed moves 'Penzance' to Caribbean   UPI / 8:58PM
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Connecticut's Goodspeed Musicals is set to adapt the Gilbert & Sullivan classic "Pirates of Penzance" to a tropical Caribbean setting.
  • Tuesday, August 29

  • Biowave cleared on pain-relief system   UPI / 5:41PM
    NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. device maker Biowave said Tuesday it has been cleared to market its Deepwave Percutaneous Neuromodulation pain therapy system.
  • Friday, August 25

  • Discussing a book with a child beneficial   UPI / 5:20PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Parents who want to help their children be prepared for school should not only read to their children but discuss the book, say U.S. researchers.
  • Republican lawmaker wants Iraq withdrawal   UPI / 8:50AM
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Conn., who had supported U.S. George President Bush on the Iraq war, reportedly wants a time frame for a U.S. troop withdrawal.
  • Thursday, August 24

  • Aetna launches new workers comp. network   UPI / 2:30PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Insurance giant Aetna has launched a new integrated workers' compensation pharmacy network, the company announced Thursday.
  • CuraGen's cancer drug in phase 2 trial   UPI / 10:40AM
    BRANFORD, Conn., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. firms CuraGen and TopoTarget said Thursday they have begun a study of PXD101, a compound for aggressive B-cell lymphoma.
  • Wednesday, August 23

  • Lieberman gets place on November ballot   UPI / 3:48PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut earned a spot on the November ballot with a newly created party in his bid to hold on to his seat.
  • Anxious children hurt more after surgery   UPI / 5:40AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Children anxious before surgery experience a more painful, slower and more complicated postoperative recovery, U.S. researchers find.
  • Monday, August 21

  • No campaigning in Conn. for Bush   UPI / 11:10AM
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush said Monday he has no plans to campaign in Connecticut.
  • Sunday, August 20

  • Polls give Lieberman cushion to chide Dems   UPI / 3:30PM
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., may have lost the primary, but he leads in the polls and has some sharp words for his fellow Democrats.
  • Saturday, August 19

  • New England site yields dino track   UPI / 3:37PM
    ROCKY HILL, Conn., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A worker digging up bedrock in Connecticut unearthed a three-toed, fossilized dinosaur footprint that is thought to be from a dilophosaurus.
  • Friday, August 18

  • Interstitial cystitis an unfamiliar peril   UPI / 4:51PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Interstitial cystitis, or IC, is a particularly painful bladder syndrome that is rarely recognized among women and often misdiagnosed, a U.S. survey finds.
  • Tuesday, August 15

  • GE building natural gas pipeline business   UPI / 8:10AM
    FAIRFIELD, Conn., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- General Electric Co. will buy a natural gas utility company that serves Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming from Kinder Morgan Inc. for $710 million.
  • Study: White wine as heart-healthy as red   UPI / 8:00AM
    STORRS, Conn., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- University of Connecticut and University of Milan scientists say they have evidence that white wine may be as heart healthy as red.
  • Sunday, August 13

  • Conn. primary may be preview for 2008   UPI / 2:30PM
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The voter polarization in last week's Connecticut Democratic primary may be a preview of the 2008 presidential election, The Washington Post says.
  • Saturday, August 12

  • Stewart Home on Market After 2 Months   The Associated Press / 9:12PM
    WESTPORT, Conn. - Six years after Martha Stewart said she was leaving Westport, the domestic diva really is bidding farewell to this wealthy seaside town - if only someone will buy her house.
  • Martha Stewart Home Still on the Market   The Associated Press / 7:10PM
    WESTPORT, Conn. - Six years after Martha Stewart said she was leaving Westport, the domestic diva really is bidding farewell to this wealthy seaside town - if only someone will buy her house.
  • Friday, August 11

  • ABC Sports completes ESPN integration   UPI / 11:51PM
    BRISTOL, Conn., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Starting next month, the historic ABC Sports brand will cease to be as it completes its integration into the ever-expanding U.S. media entity, ESPN.
  • Thursday, August 10

  • Democrats rally around Lamont   UPI / 11:01AM
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Democratic leaders are reported rallying around Ned Lamont, the anti-war winner over Sen. Joseph Lieberman in the Connecticut primary.
  • Wednesday, August 9

  • 'Scotty' remains perpetually in space   UPI / 12:52AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- James Doohan, the actor who played Scotty in "Star Trek," is one of 118 people whose remains will be launched into space by Celestis, a Connecticut company.
  • Lieberman concedes primary, still running   UPI / 12:20AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman conceded the Democratic nomination in Connecticut Tuesday to Ned Lamont, a cable entrepreneur who was an unknown a few months ago.
  • Tuesday, August 8

  • Sen. Lieberman Trailing in Conn. Primary   AP / 10:10PM
    With more than half the precincts counted Tuesday, Sen. Joe Lieberman struggled in his bid for a fourth term, battling to overcome a primary challenger and escape payback from his own party for supporting the Iraq war.
  • Lieberman Trails in Early Conn. Returns   AP / 9:28PM
    Three-term Sen. Joe Lieberman trailed in very early returns Tuesday, struggling to overcome a tough primary challenge and escape payback from his own party for supporting the Iraq war.
  • Monday, August 7

  • Lieberman fights back   UPI / 2:40PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- With less than a day before the Democratic primary in Connecticut, U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman is fighting back to keep his seat against challenger Ned Lamont.
  • Sunday, August 6

  • Lieberman Makes Final Case to Conn. Dems   AP / 10:10PM
    EAST HAVEN, Conn. - Two days before the Democratic primary, U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman made what he called his closing argument on his record Sunday as he tries to gain ground on upstart challenger Ned Lamont, who is leading in the latest poll.
  • Friday, August 4

  • Senator Pins Lieberman Hope on Primary   AP / 10:52PM
    WASHINGTON - In a fresh sign of trouble for embattled Sen. Joe Lieberman, a fellow lawmaker and campaign ally suggested Friday that the three-term Connecticut incumbent drop plans to run as an independent if he loses Tuesday's Democratic primary by a wide margin.
  • Lamont leads in Conn. Senate poll   UPI / 9:00AM
    WESTPORT, Conn., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Ned Lamont, leading Joe Lieberman by 13 points in Connecticut's Democratic senate race, reportedly was a Lieberman backer until the Iraq war.
  • Thursday, August 3

  • Lamont Leads Lieberman in Conn. Poll   AP / 5:29PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - Millionaire businessman Ned Lamont opened a double-digit lead over veteran Sen. Joe Lieberman less than a week before Connecticut's Democratic primary, raising the possibility that the three-term senator may have to run as an independent in November, a new poll released Thursday shows.
  • Sunday, July 30

  • N.Y. Times endorses Lieberman challenger   UPI / 12:20AM
    NEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) -- The New York Times has endorsed challenger Ned Lamont over incumbent Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., in the upcoming Aug. 8 primary.
  • Saturday, July 29

  • Camp for disabled denied visas   UPI / 5:21PM
    WINDHAM, Conn., July 29 (UPI) -- A Connecticut camp for the disabled has sued the federal government, claiming it has unfairly been denied extended-stay visas for cultural exchange employees.
  • Battle over historic grave in court   UPI / 4:31PM
    EAST HADDAM, Conn., July 29 (UPI) -- A Connecticut judge has temporarily stopped archeologists exhuming the historic grave of Venture Smith, a freed slave and the descendant of African royalty.
  • Consumers Wrestle With Economic Challenges   AP / 10:10AM
    Americans like Wright have had to make adjustments in their spending to cope with higher energy costs. And it appears the economy is finally starting to show the effects of their financial juggling.
  • Thursday, July 27

  • GE moving more production offshore   UPI / 8:40AM
    FAIRFIELD, Conn., July 27 (UPI) -- Most of General Electric Co.'s production will be outside the United States by 2010, the Financial Times said Thursday.
  • Wednesday, July 26

  • Another McMahon generation hits the mat   UPI / 3:58PM
    GREENWICH, Conn., July 26 (UPI) -- World Wresting Entertainment's Stephanie McMahon and her husband, Paul "Triple H" Levesque, are the proud parents of a bouncing baby girl.
  • Monday, July 24

  • Power plants sources of mercury pollution   UPI / 4:08PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 24 (UPI) -- Researchers say the amount of mercury emitted into the air in the Northeastern United States fluctuates depending on electric power industry activity.
  • College students discuss American media   UPI / 1:17AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 23 (UPI) -- College journalists meeting in Hartford, Conn., over the weekend found fault with U.S. news media, saying the press is unable to cover world affairs fairly.
  • Saturday, July 22

  • GOP Senate candidate sued by casinos   UPI / 1:57AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., July 21 (UPI) -- Alan Schlesinger, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Connecticut was sued by two New Jersey casinos over gambling debts in the 1990s.
  • Friday, July 21

  • Clinton to campaign for Lieberman in Conn.   UPI / 8:00PM
    WATERBURY, Conn., July 21 (UPI) -- Former President Bill Clinton will campaign for U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., who is in a tough re-election fight against challenger Ned Lamont.
  • Thursday, July 20

  • Massachusetts Coast Under Storm Warning   AP / 10:11PM
    BOSTON - The Massachusetts coast was under a storm warning Thursday as Tropical Storm Beryl swirled northward in the Atlantic Ocean, and parts of Long Island and Connecticut were told to prepare for foul weather.
  • Bayer, Onyx melanoma drug tested   UPI / 1:30PM
    WEST HAVEN, Conn., July 20 (UPI) -- Bayer and Onyx said Thursday U.S. health officials have granted fast-track status to Nexavar, a drug to treat advanced skin cancer.
  • Wednesday, July 19

  • Briton Charged in Online Terrorism Case   AP / 1:10PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A British man was indicted on terrorism charges Wednesday for helping run Internet sites that U.S. authorities say raised money for terrorism.
  • Conn. Clerk Admits to Juice Tampering   AP / 12:10AM
    STAMFORD, Conn. - A store clerk charged with spiking bottled grape juice that sickened more than 40 churchgoers admitted to the tampering, saying he did it because he was not appreciated at work, according to an arrest affidavit filed Tuesday.
  • Monday, July 17

  • Deep Purple plans Lebanon performance   UPI / 10:50PM
    WESTPORT, Conn., July 17 (UPI) -- Despite the fighting in Lebanon, English rock band Deep Purple says it plans to perform at the Baalbeck Music Festival outside of Beirut later this year.
  • Cold sore virus can evade immune system   UPI / 2:31PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 17 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have found another method deployed by cold sore viruses to escape the body's immune system.
  • Sunday, July 16

  • Lieberman faces continuing difficulties   UPI / 5:47PM
    WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., is forging a difficult path to re-election, The New York Times says.
  • Saturday, July 15

  • Insurance agency to donate half of profits   UPI / 1:10PM
    NEW CANAAN, Conn., July 15 (UPI) -- A new insurance agency based in New Canaan, Conn., says it plans to give 50 percent of its profits to charity and still make money.
  • Tuesday, July 11

  • Lieberman forms own party, just in case   UPI / 9:30PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., July 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman says he will always be a Democrat, but just in case, he wants his own party line on the Connecticut ballot this fall.
  • 'Real World' Cast Member Arrested in Conn.   AP / 3:10PM
    CROMWELL, Conn. - A cast member on MTV's "The Real World" was arraigned on a misdemeanor assault charge after police said she bit her boyfriend during a domestic dispute.
  • Yarde Metals to Reliance Steel & Aluminum   UPI / 2:50PM
    LOS ANGELES, July 11 (UPI) -- Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. said Tuesday it will pay an undisclosed amount to buy Yarde Metals Inc., a Connecticut metals service center company.
  • Fuji's digital mammography system OK'd   UPI / 11:50AM
    STAMFORD, Conn., July 11 (UPI) -- Fujifilm Medical Systems said Tuesday its digital mammography system has been approved for the U.S. market.
  • Sunday, July 9

  • Car crashes into crowd; 27 injured   UPI / 3:20PM
    NEW LONDON, Conn., July 9 (UPI) -- Twenty-seven people were injured in New London, Conn., when an elderly driver crashed into a crowd of festival goers, the New London Day reported Sunday.
  • Saturday, July 8

  • Your ticket to healthy travel   UPI / 8:01PM
    WASHINGTON, Conn., July 7 (UPI) -- Ah, summer vacation. It's the mind, body and soul's escape from the rat race of daily life. But in the quest for a perfect getaway, your health can easily take a back seat. Whether you're in California or Calcutta, not taking care of yourself can spoil a well-planned trip -- not to mention raise that stress level you're hoping to keep at a minimum.
  • Car Injures Several at Conn. Festival   AP / 6:10PM
    NEW LONDON, Conn. - A station wagon drove into a crowd of pedestrians at a festival Saturday afternoon and injured several people, a newspaper and radio station reported.
  • Friday, July 7

  • Your ticket to healthy travel   UPI / 7:10PM
    WASHINGTON, Conn., July 7 (UPI) -- Ah, summer vacation. It's the mind, body and soul's escape from the rat race of daily life. But in the quest for a perfect getaway, your health can easily take a back seat. Whether you're in California or Calcutta, not taking care of yourself can spoil a well-planned trip -- not to mention raise that stress level you're hoping to keep at a minimum.
  • Kerry stays out of Connecticut primary   UPI / 9:40AM
    BOSTON, July 6 (UPI) -- Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., his party's nominee for president in 2004, has declined to endorse Sen. Joseph Lieberman in Connecticut's Democratic primary.
  • Thursday, July 6

  • Psychosocial factors influence recovery   UPI / 4:37PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 6 (UPI) -- Psychosocial factors such as worry and anxiety play a bigger role in U.S. surgical recovery than researchers at Yale University School of Medicine expected.
  • Wednesday, July 5

  • Feds look at Yale's use of research grants   UPI / 10:50AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 5 (UPI) -- U.S. federal investigators have reportedly subpoenaed Yale University records detailing the school's use of research grants during the past decade.
  • Tuesday, July 4

  • Lieberman may run as independent   UPI / 12:00PM
    WASHINGTON, July 4 (UPI) -- Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut has said that if the Democratic Party does not support him in the upcoming primary, he will run as an independent instead.
  • Pitt-Jolie memory card thief is caught   UPI / 11:10AM
    ENFIELD, Conn., July 4 (UPI) -- Angelina Jolie's brother, James Haven, took over 400 photos at his sister's baby shower in Namibia only to have his camera malfunction.
  • Wednesday, June 28

  • Palm to Pay Xerox $22.5M Settlement   AP / 10:11AM
    STAMFORD, Conn. - Handheld computer maker Palm Inc. said Wednesday it would pay $22.5 million to Xerox Corp. to settle a patent infringement suit filed in 1997.
  • U.S. Coast Guard cadet convicted   UPI / 8:30AM
    NEW LONDON, Conn., June 28 (UPI) -- The first U.S. Coast Guard cadet to face a court-martial has been convicted of five charges but cleared of five others, including rape.
  • Friday, June 16

  • UConn commissions new research vessel   UPI / 9:50PM
    GROTON, Conn., June 16 (UPI) -- The University of Connecticut celebrated Friday at the school's Avery Point Campus, toasting a new and improved research vessel.
  • Billionaire's Son Charged With Burglary   AP / 10:10AM
    CORNWALL, Conn. - An accused burglar whom police say they found groggy and hiding under a table in a fly fishing shop last weekend has been identified as the son of billionaire oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens.
  • Tuesday, June 13

  • Purdue Pharma settles OxyContin suit   UPI / 12:40PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., June 13 (UPI) -- Stamford, Conn.,-based drug maker Purdue Pharma L.P., reportedly has settled a civil case relating to its prescription painkiller OxyContin.
  • Friday, June 9

  • Why some have love-hate relationships   UPI / 4:37PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 9 (UPI) -- People who view close relationships as all or nothing -- either all good or all bad -- tend to have low self-esteem, a U.S. study finds.
  • Wednesday, June 7

  • Green tea 'Asian paradox' needs more study   UPI / 11:30AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 7 (UPI) -- Strong evidence exists that green tea is a useful dietary habit to lower the risk for, as well as treat, several chronic diseases, says a U.S. study.
  • Tuesday, June 6

  • CuraGen, TopoTarget start leukemia trial   UPI / 11:24AM
    BRANFORD, Conn., June 6 (UPI) -- CuraGen and TopoTarget Monday initiated a phase 2 trial of PXD101 for the treatment of acute myelogenous leukemia.
  • Monday, June 5

  • Investors buy International Paper assets   UPI / 12:40PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., June 5 (UPI) -- International Paper is selling its coated and supercalendered papers business to Apollo Management LP, a U.S. private equity firm, for about $1.4 billion.
  • Monday, May 22

  • Keith Richards back in the states   UPI / 9:20PM
    WESTON, Conn., May 22 (UPI) -- Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards was home in Weston, Conn., Monday, recovering from a concussion and head surgery in New Zealand.
  • Friday, May 19

  • Martha Stewart to sell 'Turkey Hill'   UPI / 7:20PM
    WESTPORT, Conn., May 19 (UPI) -- The four-acre Westport, Conn., spread Martha Stewart calls "Turkey Hill" is on the market for $9 million.
  • Tuesday, May 16

  • Most would give up life, limb than be fat   UPI / 5:20PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 16 (UPI) -- Nearly half of the people responding to an online survey about obesity said they would rather give up a year of their life than be fat, says a U.S. study.
  • Sunday, May 14

  • Report: Mentally ill sent to Iraqi front   UPI / 12:31PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., May 14 (UPI) -- Failure to screen U.S. troops for mental health problems may be the cause of an increasing suicide rate among soldiers serving in Iraq, a report says.
  • Sen. Kennedy's plane hit by lightning   UPI / 9:11AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 14 (UPI) -- The Federal Aviation Administration says Sen. Edward Kennedy's plane made an emergency landing after it was struck by lightning.
  • Report: Military Ignoring Mental Illness   AP / 8:10AM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - U.S. military troops with severe psychological problems have been sent to Iraq or kept in combat, even when superiors have been aware of signs of mental illness, a newspaper reported for Sunday editions.
  • Paper: Military Ignoring Mental Illness   AP / 1:12AM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - U.S. military troops with severe psychological problems have been sent to Iraq or kept in combat, even when superiors have been aware of signs of mental illness, a newspaper reported for Sunday editions.
  • Wednesday, May 3

  • Higher-income adults don't use services   UPI / 1:05PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 3 (UPI) -- Higher-income U.S. adults without health insurance are nearly as likely as lower-income adults without insurance to not use recommended healthcare services.
  • Wednesday, April 26

  • Culture affects how women view obesity   UPI / 3:30PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 26 (UPI) -- A Yale researcher finds that race and U.S. culture have a lot to do with how women view being overweight and if they link being fat with being sick.
  • FDA grants Bayer's Nexavar orphan status   UPI / 11:10AM
    WEST HAVEN, Conn., April 26 (UPI) -- Bayer and Onyx said Wednesday the Food and Drug Administration granted Nexavar orphan-drug status to treat liver cancer.
  • Tuesday, April 25

  • Nelly settles suit, sets up charity game   UPI / 9:50PM
    BRIDGEPORT, British Columbia, April 25 (UPI) -- St. Louis rapper Nelly has settled a lawsuit filed by a photographer who claimed he was beaten by bodyguards during a concert in Bridgeport, Conn.
  • Monday, April 24

  • Cause of malaria-produced anemia is found   UPI / 2:20PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 24 (UPI) -- Yale University scientists say a protein produced by immune cells during malaria infection triggers severe anemia, a lethal complication of the disease.
  • Friday, April 21

  • Rapper Nelly Settles With Photographer   AP / 6:10PM
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Nelly and a freelance photographer who claimed he was roughed up by the rapper's bodyguard have reached a settlement, according to the photographer's lawyer.
  • Wednesday, March 29

  • Crazy Cat Terrorizes Connecticut Town   AP / 8:10AM
    FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Residents of the neighborhood of Sunset Circle say they have been terrorized by a crazy cat named Lewis. Lewis for his part has been uniquely cited, personally issued a restraining order by the town's animal control officer.
  • Thursday, March 2

  • Bone marrow cells become gut-lining cells   UPI / 5:20PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 2 (UPI) -- Yale University scientists report discovering cells used in bone marrow transplantation can develop into new cells lining the gut.
  • Wednesday, March 1

  • Research shows frailty can be prevented   UPI / 12:20PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 1 (UPI) -- Yale University researchers studying the effects of ageing found frailty can be prevented and slowed down.
  • Study: Viagra increases self-esteem   UPI / 2:54AM
    GROTON, Conn., March 1 (UPI) -- A U.S. study finds that treating erectile dysfunction restores self-esteem and relieves depression and anxiety.
  • Tuesday, February 28

  • Implantable blood vessel system created   UPI / 7:24PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Yale biomedical engineers have created an implantable system that can form and stabilize a functional network of fine blood vessels.
  • Study: Gene therapy doesn't cause tumors   UPI / 7:14PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Yale University scientists say they've determined gene therapy used to create new arteries for older patients doesn't appear to cause cancer.
  • Monday, February 27

  • Aetna paying $160M for part of Broadspires   UPI / 3:45PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Aetna Inc. is paying $160 million to buy the disability business of Broadspire Services of Plantation, Fla.
  • Third-Ranked Huskies Beat No. 2 Wildcats   The Associated Press / 8:15AM
    The Villanova-Connecticut rematch lived up to its billing, a couple of Big East heavyweights slugging it out for the conference lead. The third-ranked Huskies came out on top this time with an 89-75 home win Sunday, avenging a loss to the No. 2 Wildcats two weeks ago that knocked them from the top spot in the AP poll.
  • Villanova-UConn Sequel Lives Up to Billing   The Associated Press / 7:10AM
    The Villanova-Connecticut rematch lived up to its billing, a couple of Big East heavyweights slugging it out for the conference lead.
  • Friday, February 24

  • U.S. teenage girls drinking more soda   UPI / 10:20PM
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Teenage U.S. girls have increased their consumption of soda over a 10-year period, say researchers.
  • Conn. officials upset over likely fines   UPI / 2:30PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Some officials in Connecticut Gov. Jodi Rell's administration are upset over a likely fine over the distribution of invitations for a gubernatorial fundraiser.
  • Wednesday, February 22

  • No. 8 Connecticut Crushes Syracuse 65-36   AP / 10:10PM
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Renee Montgomery scored 19 points, 10 during a decisive second-half run, and No. 8 Connecticut beat Syracuse 65-36 on Wednesday night.
  • An empty stomach may help fill the brain   UPI / 3:41PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A new study by U.S. researchers suggests that people learn best on an empty stomach.
  • Tuesday, February 21

  • Studied: Outbreaks that fail and epidemics   UPI / 8:00PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Biologists from Yale University, the University of Florida and Dartmouth University say they've found why some diseases become full-blown epidemics.
  • Monday, February 20

  • Sikorsky workers reject contract offer   UPI / 9:20AM
    STRATFORD, Conn., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. said unionized workers in Connecticut and Florida have gone on strike.
  • Friday, February 17

  • Cadet charged in sexual assaults   UPI / 2:30PM
    NEW LONDON, Conn., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A senior male cadet at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy has been accused of sexual assault and misconduct involving six female cadets.
  • Thursday, February 16

  • Coast Guard Senior Cadet Charged With Rape   AP / 3:15PM
    NEW LONDON, Conn. - A senior class cadet at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy has been charged with sexually assaulting six female cadets in the campus barracks.
  • Thursday, February 9

  • Boehringer's HIV drug boosts immune cells   UPI / 6:07PM
    RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Boehringer Ingelheim said Thursday its potential anti-HIV drug appears not only to cut viral loads, but to raise immune cells.
  • Wednesday, February 8

  • Michael Moore seeks HMO horror stories   UPI / 6:20PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning documentary maker Michael Moore is collecting HMO horror stories for "Sicko," his expose on the U.S. healthcare system.
  • Thursday, February 2

  • Study: Protein may cut Alzheimer's plaque   UPI / 2:07PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A Yale study finds raising the level of a protein that plays a role in spinal cord injuries and multiple sclerosis cuts Alzheimer's disease-causing plaque.
  • Wednesday, February 1

  • Accused Killer, 49, Marries Woman, 87   AP / 11:10PM
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - For better or worse, an 87-year-old woman has married a 49-year-old man who police say bludgeoned his grandmother and great-aunt to death 30 years ago and buried them in their beloved rose garden.
  • Tuesday, January 31

  • Geologists study quake subduction zones   UPI / 3:00PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Scientists from Yale and the University of Washington say major earthquakes might be caused by the buildup of sediment on top of subduction zones.
  • Friday, January 27

  • Cell phones cut hospital errors   UPI / 7:30PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Using cell phones instead of pagers or paper in hospitals cut the error rate because of more timely communication, U.S. researchers found.
  • Thursday, January 26

  • Rain gardens touted as pollution removers   UPI / 12:50PM
    STORRS, Conn., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- University of Connecticut scientists say properly designed "rain gardens" can trap and retain up to 99 percent of common pollutants in urban storm runoff.
  • Monday, January 23

  • Study: Protein solidifies fear memory   UPI / 6:50PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Yale University scientists say they've determined a specific protein in the brain enhances long-term storage of fearful memories.
  • Study: RNA and DNA virus detection differs   UPI / 6:40PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Yale School of Medicine scientists say the human body may detect DNA viruses and RNA viruses by differing mechanisms, as well as detecting invasive bacteria.
  • Wednesday, January 18

  • Walgreen building big facility in Conn.   UPI / 6:00PM
    DEERFIELD, Ill., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Walgreen Co., the nation's largest drugstore chain, plans to spend $175 million on a new distribution facility in Windsor, Conn.
  • Monday, January 16

  • Professor accused of telling secrets   UPI / 3:00PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A California biotech company has reportedly filed a legal action against a University of Connecticut professor, alleging he disclosed trade secrets.
  • Friday, January 13

  • Conn. High Court Upholds Skakel Conviction   AP / 9:31PM
    STAMFORD, Conn. - The Connecticut Supreme Court unanimously upheld Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's murder conviction Friday, more than 30 years after a killing that sparked decades of intrigue.
  • DeMato agrees to treatment, comm. service   UPI / 2:50PM
    DANBURY, Conn., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- "American Idol" contestant Julia DeMato has reportedly cut a deal in Danbury, Conn., to get drug and alcohol charges pending against her erased.
  • Wednesday, January 4

  • Aetna's Williams to Succeed Rowe As CEO   AP / 12:10PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - Aetna Inc., one of the nation's largest health insurers, named president Ronald A. Williams to succeed John W. Rowe as chief executive next month.
  • Monday, January 2

  • Tenn. Leads AP Women's Basketball Poll   AP / 2:15PM
    Tennessee keeps answering every challenge to its No. 1 ranking in women's basketball. The Lady Vols led The Associated Press poll for the fifth straight week on Monday after defeating two more ranked opponents - the 101st time Tennessee has been No. 1. Connecticut is next with 94 appearances in the top spot.
  • Friday, December 16

  • Riboswitches may help fight infection   UPI / 7:40PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The recently emerged field of bacterial riboswitches may help in fighting bacterial infection, Connecticut researchers said.
  • Thursday, December 15

  • Woman found dead on Big Bird's estate   UPI / 9:50PM
    WOODSTOCK, Conn., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A body was found on the property of Carroll Spinney who plays Big Bird on "Sesame Street," and the actor's caretaker has been charged with kidnapping.
  • Study: Galaxy collisions are commonplace   UPI / 5:40PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A Yale University astronomer says more than half of the largest galaxies in the near universe have collided and merged during the past 2 billion years.
  • Monday, December 12

  • Pratt & Whitney books big engine order   UPI / 6:20PM
    EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Greece's Aegean Airlines has chosen Pratt & Whitney to power as many as 26 Airbus A320 jets.
  • Scientists underestimate cell protozoan   UPI / 5:21PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Scientists knew a coil grown by a single-cell protozoan is, gram for gram, more powerful than a car engine and now they find that's an underestimation.
  • Study supports century-old cancer theory   UPI / 4:10PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A Yale study challenges oncology researchers to consider tumor cell hybridization with white blood cells as a major reason cancer metastasizes.
  • Jailed black Americans at risk for HIV   UPI / 3:30PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A Yale University study suggests there may be a relationship between incarceration and race disparities in American HIV rates.
  • Wednesday, December 7

  • Lieberman suggests U.S. 'War Cabinet'   UPI / 2:10PM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate's Democratic Party leader has rejected the proposal of fellow Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, D-Conn., for a "War Cabinet."
  • Tuesday, December 6

  • 'Idol' finalist busted in Connecticut   UPI / 7:50PM
    BROOKFIELD, Conn., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- "American Idol" finalist Julia DeMato says her weekend drug bust was a "misunderstanding" that "will be taken care of in court."
  • Lowell Weicker weighs political comeback   UPI / 3:00PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Lowell Weicker, who lost his seat to Sen. Joseph Lieberman in 1988, said he may have one more political campaign in him as an anti-war candidate.
  • Monday, December 5

  • Communications Break Down During Conn. Scare   AP / 4:25PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Connecticut homeland security officials were left in the dark for more than two hours Friday after a series of bomb threats forced the evacuation and shutdown of the state's 45 courthouses, authorities acknowledged Monday.
  • Wednesday, November 30

  • Yale scientists map cell signaling network   UPI / 2:30PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Yale University scientists have mapped, for the first time, the proteins and kinase signaling network that control how cells of higher organisms operate.
  • Conn. continues No Child Left Behind suit   UPI / 1:20PM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Connecticut officials promised to continue a lawsuit about the federal No Child Left Behind law despite a decision that dismissed a similar suit in Michigan.
  • Monday, November 21

  • Pratt & Whitney books $250M engine order   UPI / 7:20PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. engine maker Pratt & Whitney Monday said it booked a $250 million order for up to 45 V2500 jet engines for International Lease Finance Corp.
  • Sunday, November 20

  • No. 9 Connecticut Women Win NIT Title   AP / 7:10PM
    STORRS, Conn. - Charde Houston scored 22 points and Mel Thomas added 20 to lead ninth-ranked Connecticut to its third Women's NIT title Sunday with an 82-62 win over Oklahoma.
  • Thursday, November 17

  • Bush poll numbers dim brother Jeb's future   UPI / 1:10PM
    HAMDEN, Conn., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Record low support for U.S. President George Bush among Florida voters has dragged down support for his brother, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as a future president.
  • Thursday, November 10

  • Statins studied for heart failure therapy   UPI / 10:10PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Yale University scientists are evaluating the role of statin therapy in patients with heart failure -- a leading cause of hospitalization in older people.
  • Monday, November 7

  • Study: How an internal organelle doubles   UPI / 5:20PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Yale University scientists have found a mechanism that regulates the way an internal organelle, the Golgi apparatus, duplicates as cells prepare to divide.
  • Thursday, November 3

  • Yale scientists confirm how crystals form   UPI / 2:41PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Yale University researchers say they have become the first to devise a way to predict the microstructure of crystals as they form in materials.
  • Friday, October 28

  • Potential dyslexia gene Identified   UPI / 12:11PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Yale University researchers say they've identified a gene that may be responsible for dyslexia, one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders.
  • Tuesday, October 25

  • Connecticut Indians expand tribal casino   UPI / 6:10PM
    MASHANTUCKET, Conn., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- An Indian tribe known as the Mashantucket Pequots has hired a construction company for a $462.8 million expansion of a Connecticut casino.
  • Thursday, October 20

  • Yale scientists announce two discoveries   UPI / 4:01PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Yale researchers have discovered a way to count the absolute number of individual protein molecules inside a cell and measure where they are located.
  • Tuesday, October 18

  • Monroe's gift to JFK sparks bidding war   UPI / 10:30PM
    GREENWICH, Conn., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- A gold Rolex watch Marilyn Monroe bought for President Kennedy sold for $120,000, twice its estimated worth, in a Greenwich, Conn., auction.
  • New Haven: a city that 'really got it.'   UPI / 12:20PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- New Haven, Conn., may become a model for other U.S. cities wishing to lower their energy costs as natural gas, oil and electricity prices soar.
  • Monday, October 17

  • 'SNL' star's death ruled suicide   UPI / 9:50PM
    CANTERBURY, Conn., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Charles Rocket, the "Saturday Night Live" cast member fired for swearing in the early 1980s, slit his own throat, it was revealed Monday.
  • Healthcare costs may rise by 8 percent   UPI / 1:20PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. employers expect an 8 percent rise in healthcare expenses next year, a survey by Towers Perrin of Stamford, Conn., indicates.
  • Saturday, October 15

  • Death Toll From Northeast Floods Hits 11   AP / 2:11PM
    SPRING LAKE, N.J. - The death toll from a week of driving rain and swelling floods across the Northeast rose to 11 on Saturday after a 75-year-old Connecticut man was swept away by rushing water at a campground. Flooding also shut down major highways and forced hundreds to evacuate their homes.
  • Friday, October 14

  • Rivers rise in Northeast as rain keeps up   UPI / 10:11PM
    NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Flood warnings remained in effect Friday in parts of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut as rain continued to fall and rivers to rise.
  • Thursday, October 13

  • Study: What gets voters to the polls?   UPI / 5:30PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A group of researchers from across the United States say they have found the effectiveness of voter mobilization efforts rests on quality and a personal touch.
  • Wednesday, October 12

  • Therapy protects newborns from oxygen loss   UPI / 8:51PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Scientists in New Haven, Conn., say infants born with oxygen loss are protected from brain injury and death by an innovative therapy.
  • Monday, October 10

  • Simplest known animals engage in sex   UPI / 5:20PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A Yale University study suggests even the most simple of animals engage in sex.
  • Tuesday, October 4

  • Intervention programs cut risky sex acts   UPI / 11:40AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Community-level intervention programs for young adolescents delay early sexual intercourse, Yale University scientists say.
  • Monday, October 3

  • Rapper's bodyguard killed in drug slaying   UPI / 12:20PM
    NEW BRITAIN, Conn., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Police in New Britain, Conn., are investigating possible ties between a security guard for rapper Cuban Link and a man killed in a botched drug deal.
  • Thursday, September 29

  • Study: New lifespan extension genes found   UPI / 7:01PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Researchers at the Harvard Medical School in New Haven, Conn., and the University of California-Davis report finding new genes tied to lifespan.
  • Study: Myelin suppresses brain plasticity   UPI / 5:50PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Yale School of Medicine researchers in New Haven, Conn., say they've found genetic evidence for the hypothesis that myelin suppresses brain plasticity.
  • Doctors want short 'door to balloon' times   UPI / 3:20PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- An in-depth medical study in New Haven, Conn., has determined what steps are necessary to provide rapid angioplasty treatment for heart attack patients.
  • Wednesday, September 28

  • Acela Train Hits Car at Crossing in Conn.   AP / 11:15AM
    WATERFORD, Conn. - An Amtrak Acela train collided Wednesday with a car at a crossing in eastern Connecticut, causing major delays on the Northeast rail line.
  • Monday, September 26

  • Conn. Enacts Law on Infertility Treatment   AP / 3:10PM
    STRATFORD, Conn. - Teresa Pica-LeRuo thought her dreams of
  • Saturday, September 24

  • Stay-at-home parents expensive to replace   UPI / 7:41PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Stay-at-home U.S. parents who provide valuable services to their families should be insured, according to Allstate insurance.
  • Friday, September 23

  • Robbery Suspect Surrounded in Puerto Rico   AP / 11:10PM
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A gunbattle erupted as FBI agents surrounded the hideout of a Puerto Rican nationalist leader wanted in the robbery of a Connecticut armored truck depot in 1983 Friday. Police said one of the agents was wounded.
  • Tuesday, September 20

  • Asthma severity gene is identified   UPI / 6:21PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Yale School of Medicine researchers in New Haven, Conn., say they have identified a gene that controls the clinical severity of asthma.
  • Molecular basis found for phantom pain   UPI / 6:21PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Yale University researchers in New Haven, Conn., have found the first evidence for a molecular basis for phantom pain.
  • Methods to ID MS antibodies are developed   UPI / 5:32PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Yale School of Medicine researchers in New Haven, Conn., have identified three rapid diagnostic methods for antibodies in multiple sclerosis patients.
  • Friday, September 16

  • Lyme, Conn., has near record deer ticks   UPI / 10:00PM
    LYME, Conn., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- There was a high number of Lyme-disease-causing deer ticks this year in Lyme and Old Lyme -- the Connecticut towns that gave disease its name.
  • Year-long study of ex-slave's life planned   UPI / 5:40PM
    GROTON, Conn., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The University of Connecticut plans a year-long project to learn everything possible about an ex-slave who became a respected farmer and businessman.
  • Thursday, September 15

  • Sun Nip Monarchs 77-70 in OT to Tie Series   AP / 11:10PM
    UNCASVILLE, Conn. - Taj McWilliams-Franklin scored 24 points and came up big in overtime with a jumper, an assist and a key defensive rebound, and the Connecticut Sun beat the Sacramento Monarchs 77-70 Thursday night to tie the WNBA Finals at one game each.
  • Tuesday, September 13

  • Sun Ready to Play in Finals Minus Whalen   AP / 6:11PM
    UNCASVILLE, Conn. - Lindsay Whalen took jump shot after jump shot Tuesday testing her injured left knee while her Connecticut teammates ran drills at the other end of the court, preparing, if necessary, to move on without her.
  • Williams Gets Probation in Computer Thefts   AP / 4:10PM
    VERNON, Conn. - Connecticut point guard Marcus Williams was given 18 months probation Tuesday and ordered to perform 400 hours of community service for his role in the theft of four computers from a campus dormitory.
  • Saturday, September 10

  • Judge rules against Patriot Act provision   UPI / 1:50PM
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A federal judge has ruled that limits be imposed on the FBI's ability to keep inquiries into a suspect's records a secret.
  • Thursday, September 8

  • Judges block National Guard shutdowns   UPI / 11:30PM
    NASHVILLE, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Federal judges in Tennessee and Connecticut have ruled in favor of state officials struggling to save Air National Guard operations.
  • Tuesday, September 6

  • Nicotine exposure affects food response   UPI / 4:51PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Yale University researchers say nicotine exposure in mice can increase their motivation to respond to food for weeks after their last exposure to nicotine.
  • Saturday, September 3

  • Red Cross Trains Citizens for Storm Relief   AP / 1:10PM
    FARMINGTON, Conn. - In a room filled with nurses, emergency medical technicians, firefighters, veterans, retirees and recent graduates, Jason Timber has a compelling reason for wanting to volunteer with the Red Cross to help hurricane victims. His 5-year-old daughter, Destiny, may be one of them.
  • Monday, August 29

  • Conn. Man Sells Microsoft Source Code   AP / 11:14PM
    NEW YORK - A Connecticut man known on the Internet as "illwill" pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court on Monday to charges relating to the theft of the source code to Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating software, considered among the company's crown jewels.
  • Faxon Wins Buick Championship in Playoff   AP / 6:24AM
    CROMWELL, Conn. - Brad Faxon rolled in a 3-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole Sunday to win the Buick Championship over South African Tjaart van der Walt, his first victory since 2001.
  • Sunday, August 28

  • James Blake Captures Pilot Pen Tournament   AP / 6:31PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - James Blake beat Feliciano Lopez 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 on Sunday, completing an improbable run from unseeded challenger to champion of the Pilot Pen tournament in front of a hometown crowd.
  • Friday, August 26

  • AP: Skakel Trial Bid Implicates Others   AP / 9:10PM
    STAMFORD, Conn. - Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel, convicted three years ago of bludgeoning his neighbor to death with a golf club in 1975, will seek a new trial based on a claim by a cousin of basketball star Kobe Bryant that implicates two other people in Martha Moxley's murder.
  • Mauresmo Reaches Final of Pilot Pen   AP / 6:10PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Amelie Mauresmo rebounded from a sluggish start and endured a grueling second set to defeat Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 Friday to advance to the final of the Pilot Pen tournament.
  • Curtis, Lewis Lead Buick Championship   AP / 1:10AM
    CROMWELL, Conn. - Ben Curtis and J.L. Lewis shot a 6-under 64s Thursday to share the first-round lead at the Buick Championship.
  • Peripheral vascular disease new therapies   UPI / 12:20AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The enzyme nitric oxide synthase plays a role in peripheral vascular disease, a common disease impairing the mobility of older people, says a U.S. study.
  • Thursday, August 25

  • Cellular energy rate down with diabetes   UPI / 8:40PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The rate of insulin-stimulated energy production is reduced in the muscles of lean, healthy young U.S. adults who have already developed insulin resistance.
  • Gap in floor at ride where boy died   UPI / 4:50PM
    RYE, N.Y., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Investigators say there was a gap in the floor of a water ride at a New York amusement park where a 7-year-old Norwalk, Conn., boy died.
  • Panel Overrules Feds on New England Bases   AP / 12:30AM
    WASHINGTON - Bucking the Pentagon, a federal commission voted Wednesday to spare a submarine base in Connecticut and a shipyard straddling the Maine-New Hampshire border, preserving a major military presence in New England and 12,000 defense-related jobs.
  • Top-Seeded Davydenko Loses at Pilot Pen   AP / 12:30AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Juan Ignacio Chela overcame a big deficit in the tiebreaker and upset top-seeded Nikolay Davydenko 6-1, 7-6 (5) in the second round of the Pilot Pen tournament on Wednesday.
  • Wednesday, August 24

  • Panel Overrules Feds on New England Bases   AP / 7:12PM
    WASHINGTON - Bucking the Pentagon, a federal commission voted Wednesday to spare a submarine base in Connecticut and a shipyard straddling the Maine-New Hampshire border, preserving a major military presence in New England and 12,000 defense-related jobs.
  • Top-Seeded Davydenko Loses at Pilot Pen   AP / 6:10PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Juan Ignacio Chela overcame a big deficit in the tiebreaker and upset top-seeded Nikolay Davydenko 6-1, 7-6 (5) in the third round of the Pilot Pen tournament on Wednesday.
  • Texas, Connecticut Spared Base Closings   AP / 11:10AM
    WASHINGTON - Commissioners weighing the Pentagon's plan to restructure hundreds of U.S. military bases on Wednesday spared an Army depot in Texas and a submarine base in Connecticut from being shut down.
  • Tuesday, August 23

  • Conn. challenges No Child Left Behind   UPI / 9:34AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Connecticut has challenged the federal No Child Left Behind law, saying it does not have $50 million to test elementary students every year.
  • Monday, August 22

  • Conn. Challenges No Child Left Behind Law   AP / 6:10PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut on Monday became the first state to challenge the No Child Left Behind law in court, arguing that the centerpiece of President Bush's education law amounts to an unfunded mandate from the federal government.
  • Wednesday, August 17

  • Odors sensed differently from mouth, nose   UPI / 12:21PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Scientists say the human brain perceives the same odor differently if it arrives through the nose rather than the mouth.
  • 2nd UConn Player Charged in Laptop Thefts   AP / 12:10AM
    STORRS, Conn. - Connecticut point guard Marcus Williams was arrested Tuesday, the second member of the team charged in the theft of four laptop computers from student dorm rooms.
  • Tuesday, August 16

  • International Paper says good-bye to Conn.   UPI / 3:50PM
    MEMPHIS, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- International Paper Co. said Tuesday it was moving its headquarters from Stamford, Conn., to Memphis.
  • Monday, August 15

  • Type-2 insulin resistance studied   UPI / 8:20PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Yale scientists say they've uncovered new clues about development of insulin resistance in type-2 diabetics and why such patients easily gain weight.
  • Wednesday, August 3

  • Ex-Cendant Exec Gets 10-Year Sentence   AP / 2:10PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - Former Cendant Corp. Vice Chairman E. Kirk Shelton was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay full restitution for his role in an accounting scandal that cost investors more than $3 billion.
  • Sunday, July 31

  • Boy lost in the Bronx, found in Queens   UPI / 2:10PM
    NEW YORK, July 31 (UPI) -- A 13-year-old boy from Stamford, Conn., who disappeared at a New York Yankee game was found early Sunday.
  • Friday, July 29

  • Multi-Vehicle Crash Kills 5 in Conn.   AP / 11:10AM
    AVON, Conn. - A fiery crash involving 18 vehicles, including a commercial bus, killed several people Friday and injured at least 13, officials said.
  • Thursday, July 28

  • London Center Gives Teens Good Meals   AP / 8:31PM
    NEW LONDON, Conn. - Members of the New London Youth Organization spent months clearing 4 million toothpaste tubes out of an old warehouse. Now they've transformed the space into a bright, airy youth center where teens can play pool, get homework help and eat a wholesome dinner at tables draped in red-and-white checked cloths.
  • Monday, July 25

  • Xerox Second-Quarter Profit Moves Higher   AP / 12:10PM
    STAMFORD, Conn. - Copier and printer maker Xerox Corp. on Monday reported a jump in second-quarter profit, but the results missed Wall Street estimates if one-time items like a big tax benefit were excluded.
  • Saturday, July 23

  • Urban IMPACT Summit addresses empowerment   UPI / 10:10PM
    MASHANTUCKET, Conn., July 23 (UPI) -- The Urban IMPACT Summit wants to bridge the worlds of Hip Hop and Gospel Music and bring U.S. leaders from many walks of life to address urban empowerment.
  • 'Lemonade' song for Alex's Lemonade Stand   UPI / 2:20PM
    PHILADELPHIA, July 23 (UPI) -- "Lemonade," the official theme song for Alex's Lemonade Stand, tells the story of the Connecticut girl with cancer who raised money for cancer research.
  • Tuesday, July 19

  • International Paper mulls big asset sale   UPI / 1:01PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., July 19 (UPI) -- International Paper Co., the No. 1 paper maker in the United States, said Tuesday it plans to sell assets worth $8 billion to $10 billion.
  • Monday, July 18

  • Kids are cynics, too? Yeah, right   UPI / 10:00PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 18 (UPI) -- Yale University researchers have determined first or second grade children display definite signs of developing cynicism.
  • Wednesday, July 6

  • GE Unit to Acquire CIT Aircraft Assets   AP / 7:10AM
    STAMFORD, Conn. - GE Commercial Finance, the business-to-business financial services unit of General Electric Co., said Wednesday that it agreed to acquire about $1 billion in aircraft assets from CIT Group Inc., a commercial and consumer finance company.
  • Sunday, July 3

  • Biotech Firms Fight Pollution With Plants   AP / 10:10PM
    On the site of a former hat factory in Danbury, Conn., a stand of genetically altered cottonwood trees sucks mercury from the contaminated soil.
  • Tuesday, June 28

  • More TV means more negative views of age   UPI / 9:51PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 28 (UPI) -- A survey finds U.S. senior citizens who watch more television tend to have more negative views of old age.
  • Snow: No Short-Term Fix for Gas Prices   AP / 7:10AM
    TRUMBULL, Conn. - Treasury Secretary John Snow said there's little the government can do to offer immediate relief from record-high oil prices, but predicted the market will adapt and endorsed nuclear power as an alternative.
  • Thursday, June 23

  • GE to Reorganize Into Six Units   AP / 4:10PM
    STAMFORD, Conn. - General Electric Co. announced plans Thursday to reorganize its 11 businesses into six industry-focused groups.
  • Wednesday, June 22

  • Ancient carbon dioxide was 5 times higher   UPI / 4:01PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 22 (UPI) -- Earth's carbon dioxide levels 34 million to 45 million years ago were five times today's levels, Yale University said Wednesday of an ancient sea algae study.
  • Wednesday, June 15

  • Conn. governor vetoes junk food ban   UPI / 10:50AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., June 15 (UPI) -- Connecticut Gov. Jodi Rell has vetoed a bill that would have banned junk food sales in schools, saying it is a local, and not a state issue.
  • Mess-Making Geese Spared From Slaughter   AP / 10:10AM
    GREENWICH, Conn. - Officials in this affluent suburb were fed up with Canada geese soiling local parks, to the point that mass execution was contemplated. After intense public debate, the plan was dropped in favor of non-lethal alternatives - including deployment of a border collie in a life jacket, yapping from aboard a kayak.
  • Vietnamese Family Devastated by Conn. Fire   AP / 9:10AM
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Rinh Thach brought his family to America three years ago to escape a harsh life in Vietnam. He worked two jobs, while his children impressed teachers with their quiet determination to make it in America. That dream was destroyed Monday morning when Thach's wife and three children died in a fire in their apartment.
  • Tuesday, June 14

  • Conn. Gov. Vetoes School Junk Food Bill   AP / 8:11PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - The governor vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have banned most soft drinks and junk food from Connecticut schools.
  • Serial Killer Sent Note Before Execution   AP / 9:10AM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - A psychiatrist who advised against executing Michael Ross received a posthumous letter from the serial killer that said, "Check, and mate. You never had a chance!"
  • Conn. House Fires Kill Four, Injures One   AP / 12:10AM
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Fire broke out in a three-family home Monday, killing a mother and three children and critically injuring the father.
  • Friday, June 10

  • U.S. board to probe reporting standards   UPI / 12:10PM
    NORWALK, Conn., June 9 (UPI) -- U.S. regulators will consider requiring uniform standards for issuers of financial guarantees as they book revenue and claim reserves.
  • Poll: U.S. residents fear oil import needs   UPI / 12:10PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 10 (UPI) -- An overwhelming majority of U.S. residents believe the country is too dependent on imported crude oil, a Yale University survey has found.
  • Monday, June 6

  • Martha Stewart may sell Conn. home   UPI / 2:00PM
    WESTPORT, Conn., June 6 (UPI) -- Martha Stewart may sell her famed Turkey Hill Farm home in Westport, Conn., for about $10 million, the New York Post reported Monday.
  • Saturday, June 4

  • Connecticut Drubs San Antonio 80-69   AP / 9:10PM
    UNCASVILLE, Conn. - Still adjusting to her new role with her new team, Margo Dydek relied on what she does best - block shots.
  • Thursday, June 2

  • Subway Ends Free-Sandwich Promotion   AP / 5:11PM
    MILFORD, Conn. - The Subway restaurant chain said Thursday it is ending its decades-old free sandwich promotion, amid concerns that counterfeiters have been creating and selling copies of the restaurant's proof-of-purchase stamps and cards.
  • Monday, May 30

  • Christian minister sues Connecticut town   UPI / 10:10AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 30 (UPI) -- A Christian fundamentalist street preacher is suing New Haven, Conn., for allegedly violating his First Amendment and due process rights.
  • Thursday, May 26

  • Study finds music helps surgery patients   UPI / 8:44PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 26 (UPI) -- A Yale University study has found that patients treated to their favorite music during an operation need less anesthesia.
  • Conn. Lawmakers Bans Junk Food in Schools   AP / 11:10AM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - State lawmakers Wednesday passed a far-reaching school nutrition bill that would outlaw soda and junk food, but Gov. M. Jodi Rell said she has her doubts.
  • Monday, May 23

  • Workers at Coke Bottling Plants Strike   AP / 5:10PM
    ATLANTA - More than 2,000 workers at plants in California and Connecticut that bottle Coca-Cola soft drinks went on strike Monday, just before the start of the summer season.
  • Monday, May 9

  • New test developed to spot ovarian cancer   UPI / 5:13PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 9 (UPI) -- Connecticut researchers say a new blood screening test could help identify ovarian cancer in its early stages when few symptoms are present.
  • Sunday, May 8

  • Conn. Death Penalty Opponents Protest   AP / 9:13PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - Death penalty opponents set off Sunday on a five-day walk to protest the state's plans to execute a serial killer who admitted killing and raping eight young women in Connecticut and New York in the early 1980s.
  • Saturday, May 7

  • GE Restates Results, Plans to Sell Unit   AP / 1:10AM
    STAMFORD, Conn. - General Electric Co. restated financial results for several years Friday, boosting earnings by $381 million from 2001 through the first quarter of 2005.
  • Friday, May 6

  • GE to Restate Results for Several Years   AP / 10:10AM
    FAIRFIELD, Conn. - General Electric Co. said Friday it will restate financial results for several years, boosting earnings by $381 million from 2001 through the first quarter of 2005. The diversified industrial, finance and media company boosted its guidance for earnings in the second quarter and reaffirmed its full-year forecast.
  • Thursday, May 5

  • Stern offspring get cash, not heirlooms   UPI / 8:00PM
    NEW MILFORD, Conn., May 5 (UPI) -- The children of legendary violinist Isaac Stern are in line for a big payoff but not the one they wanted: expensive heirlooms sold off after his death.
  • Man Ordered to Reimburse Stern Estate   AP / 11:10AM
    NEW MILFORD, Conn. - A probate judge has ordered the former executor of violinist Isaac Stern's estate to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to Stern's three grown children.
  • Wednesday, May 4

  • Connecticut wants tighter Thalomid rules   UPI / 3:11PM
    NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- Connecticut officials say federal drug regulators have failed to warn patients a popular anti-cancer drug, Thalomid, can cause fatal blood clots.
  • Tuesday, May 3

  • Localized prostate cancer risk is low   UPI / 4:10PM
    FARMINGTON, Conn., May 3 (UPI) -- Localized, low-grade prostate cancer usually doesn't spread, even after 20 years, a new study led by a Connecticut researcher shows.
  • Monday, May 2

  • Scientists identify germ-fighting protein   UPI / 7:41PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 2 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have identified a protein the immune system uses to detect parasites, which might aid in developing vaccines to fight infections.
  • Thursday, April 28

  • Herb may alter breast cancer treatment   UPI / 3:50PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 28 (UPI) -- A herb widely used by breast cancer patients may alter the way cells respond to drugs treating breast cancer, a new study says.
  • Former guardsmen want records cleared   UPI / 9:50AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., April 28 (UPI) -- Two former Connecticut Air National Guard pilots are seeking to have reference to their refusing anthrax vaccinations cleared from their military records.
  • Wednesday, April 27

  • Connecticut Expels Kellogg From School   AP / 1:13PM
    VERNON, Conn. - Connecticut point guard Antonio Kellogg has been expelled from the school and granted a special form of probation on charges stemming from two recent arrests.
  • Friday, April 22

  • Judge: Killer Competent to Forgo Appeals   AP / 6:11PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Removing a major hurdle to New England's first execution in 45 years, a Connecticut judge ruled Friday that serial killer Michael Ross is mentally competent to abandon his death row appeals.
  • Connecticut health bill advances   UPI / 2:40PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., April 22 (UPI) -- A bill requiring large employers in the state of Connecticut to provide health care benefits has been advanced by the legislature's finance committee.
  • Thursday, April 21

  • Alcoholism gene found worldwide   UPI / 10:11PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 21 (UPI) -- The same gene that accounts for part of a genetic risk for developing alcoholism in the U.S. population also is found in Russia.
  • Xerox Profit Falls in First Quarter   AP / 9:10PM
    STAMFORD, Conn. - Xerox Corp., which makes copiers, printers, scanners and fax machines, said Thursday first-quarter earnings fell 13 percent as market conditions slowed equipment sales.
  • Connecticut Approves Same-Sex Civil Unions   AP / 8:24AM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - Gay rights proponents had been hoping that Connecticut would follow the lead of neighboring Massachusetts by allowing same-sex couples to marry. That's why they were pleased but still unsatisfied Wednesday when Connecticut offered civil unions to gay couples, becoming the first state to do so voluntarily, without being forced by the courts.
  • Connecticut Approves Civil Unions for Gays   AP / 4:10AM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - Gay rights proponents had been hoping that Connecticut would follow the lead of neighboring Massachusetts by allowing same-sex couples to marry.
  • Wednesday, April 20

  • Connecticut Approves Civil Unions for Gays   AP / 7:24PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut on Wednesday became the second state to offer civil unions to gay couples - and the first to do so without being forced by the courts.
  • Tuesday, April 19

  • GE, Eli Lilly Join for Alzheimer's Project   AP / 8:10PM
    STAMFORD, Conn. - General Electric Co. and Eli Lilly and Co. said on Tuesday are collaborating on a research project intended to accelerate the discovery and development of a treatment for Alzheimer's disease.
  • Monday, April 18

  • GE Commercial to Buy Bombardier Unit   AP / 9:10AM
    STAMFORD, Conn. - GE Commercial Finance, the business-to-business financial services unit of General Electric Co., said Monday it will purchase Bombardier Capital's inventory finance division for $1.4 billion in cash.
  • Friday, April 15

  • General Electric Profit Leaps 25 Percent   AP / 2:34PM
    FAIRFIELD, Conn. - General Electric Co., the industrial, financial and media powerhouse, said Friday that first-quarter profit rose 25 percent from a year ago, with nine of the company's 11 businesses delivering at least double-digit earnings growth. Its shares edged up.
  • General Electric Profit Jumps 25 Percent   AP / 11:24AM
    FAIRFIELD, Conn. - General Electric Co., the industrial, financial and media powerhouse, said Friday that first-quarter profit rose 25 percent from a year ago, with nine of the company's 11 businesses delivering at least double-digit earnings growth. Its shares edged up.
  • Thursday, April 14

  • Connecticut worried about MetLife's plans   UPI / 10:20AM
    NEW YORK, April 14 (UPI) -- Connecticut wants to block a unit of MetLife Inc. from buying Travelers Life & Annuity Co. over job loss worries.
  • Conn. House OKs Same-Sex Civil Unions Bill   AP / 6:35AM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - The state House passed legislation Wednesday that would make Connecticut the second state to establish same-sex civil unions, and the first to do it without a court order.
  • Wednesday, April 13

  • Pregnancy condition increases heart risk   UPI / 8:10PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 13 (UPI) -- Yale University scientists say mothers with a pregnancy complication that causes high blood pressure experience an increased risk of heart disease.
  • Study: plastic chemical damages brain   UPI / 8:00PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 13 (UPI) -- Scientists at Yale University say they've found bisphenol-A, a chemical found in many food-storage plastics, can lead to neurological diseases.
  • Tuesday, April 12

  • Study: Cloned beef, milk meet standards   UPI / 3:30PM
    STORRS, Conn., April 12 (UPI) -- A study by U.S. and Japanese scientists has found meat and milk from cloned cattle appear safe for human consumption, the BBC reported Tuesday.
  • Friday, April 8

  • Scientists Create Remote-Controlled Flies   AP / 9:10PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale University researchers say their study that used lasers to create remote-controlled fruit flies could lead to a better understanding of overeating and violence in humans.
  • Naltrexone aids fight against alcoholism   UPI / 3:10PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 8 (UPI) -- Long-acting injections of the drug naltrexone, combined with psychotherapy, have proven successful in fighting alcohol dependence, a study says.
  • Doctor: Serial Killer Mentally Competent   AP / 5:33AM
    NEW LONDON, Conn. - A state psychiatrist said serial killer Michael Ross does not suffer from "death row syndrome," despite three suicide attempts and claims in writing that life on death row was becoming increasingly unbearable.
  • Thursday, April 7

  • Scientists use lasers to control flies   UPI / 5:10PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 7 (UPI) -- Scientists at Yale say using lasers as remote controls for fruit-flies can help unravel the secrets of the human brain.
  • Conn. Senate Approves Civil Unions Bill   AP / 9:11AM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - The state Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would make Connecticut the first state, absent court pressure, to recognize civil unions between same-sex couples.
  • Wednesday, April 6

  • Connecticut to sue over NCLB   UPI / 12:31PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., April 6 (UPI) -- Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says the state will sue the federal government over the No Child Left Behind Act.
  • Tuesday, April 5

  • Anti-Terror Drills Focus on Patient Care   AP / 11:11AM
    UNION, N.J. - The focus of the nation's largest-ever anti-terrorism drill shifted to hospitals Tuesday as fake victims streamed in from a mock biological attack in New Jersey and a simulated chemical-weapons explosion in Connecticut.
  • Baylor, Michigan State to Meet for Title   AP / 11:11AM
    INDIANAPOLIS - See, it is possible to play a women's national championship game without Connecticut or Tennessee. Just look at Tuesday night's matchup. Yep, that's Baylor and Michigan State meeting on the final night of the season. Raise your hand if you had those two at the end of your brackets.
  • Monday, April 4

  • N.J., Conn. Conduct Anti-Terrorism Drills   AP / 8:10PM
    HILLSIDE, N.J. - The biggest anti-terrorism drill ever held in the United States got under way Monday with a mock biological attack in New Jersey and a simulated chemical-weapons explosion in Connecticut.
  • Friday, April 1

  • Conn. Police Seek Shootings Clues in CD   AP / 3:10PM
    NORWALK, Conn. - Police trying to figure out what triggered a deadly series of shootings between rival groups are listening carefully to a CD of rap music for clues.
  • Monday, March 28

  • 50 Cent Getting Along Fine in Suburbia   AP / 4:11PM
    FARMINGTON, Conn. - There she was, ready to schmooze with 50 Cent and his celebrity friends, and Robin Condon was beyond embarrassed. Just as she was taking in the half-dressed dancers, wall-to-wall Gucci leather room and in-house casino, Condon saw her friend's father picking up his pant leg to show off tall, white socks. "I couldn't believe it. I was like, 'You are standing next to Slick Rick, for God's sake. Stop it!'"
  • Tuesday, March 22

  • Anti-clotting deficit can affect pregnancy   UPI / 9:50PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 22 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers said they have linked complications in pregnancy to low levels of two anti-clotting proteins in the blood.
  • Monday, March 21

  • Rhesus monkeys can plot to steal   UPI / 6:41PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 21 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers said they have found rhesus monkeys consider whether they can or cannot be seen when trying to steal food.
  • Sunday, March 20

  • Study: Abstinence Pledgers May Risk STDs   AP / 12:10PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Teens who pledge to remain virgins until marriage are more likely to take chances with other kinds of sex that increase the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, a study of 12,000 adolescents suggests.
  • Groups Ponder Rowland's Life After Prison   AP / 6:10AM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - Former Gov. John Rowland's supporters predict he will rebound from his corruption conviction, make use of old contacts in Washington, find work as a consultant and possibly resume his efforts to help Connecticut's cities.
  • Friday, March 18

  • Conn. Ex-Gov. Rowland Gets Year in Prison   AP / 7:11PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Former Gov. John G. Rowland was sentenced to a year in prison and four months under house arrest Friday for selling his office in a corruption scandal that destroyed his career as one of the Republican Party's brightest and fastest-rising stars.
  • Study: Abstinence Pledgers May Risk STDs   AP / 6:10PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Teens who pledge to remain virgins until marriage are more likely to take chances with other kinds of sex that increase the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, a study of 12,000 adolescents suggests.
  • Study: Abstinence May Lead to Risky Acts   AP / 4:10PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Teens who pledge to remain virgins until marriage are more likely to take chances with other kinds of sex that increase the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, a study of 12,000 adolescents suggests.
  • Former Gov. Rowland Arrives for Sentencing   AP / 3:10PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - About 100 people gathered outside U.S. District Court on Friday, some of them chanting "Enron," as a silent former Gov. John G. Rowland arrived for his sentencing on corruption charges.
  • Wednesday, March 16

  • Survey: Conn. Top State With Healthy Kids   AP / 11:10AM
    WATERBURY, Conn. - Child magazine has ranked Connecticut the best state in the country when it comes to healthy children.
  • Tuesday, March 15

  • Conn. Needs $100M for Stem Cell Research   AP / 1:10PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Connecticut needs to commit $100 million for stem cell research if it wants to compete for the best researchers in the pioneering field, scientists from Yale and the University of Connecticut said.
  • Tuesday, March 8

  • New Drugs May Help You Quit Smoking   AP / 9:11PM
    GROTON, Conn. - Researchers are racing to develop a potentially lucrative drug that would make smoking as treatable as erectile dysfunction, high cholesterol and acid reflux disease.
  • Feds Crack Down on Software Piracy Sites   AP / 2:11PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - Three members of a global computer piracy ring admitted Thursday they shuttled millions of dollars in computer games, movies and software around the world through a coded system of Web sites and chat rooms.
  • Monday, March 7

  • Spotlight on Assisted Suicide in Conn.   AP / 8:10AM
    CORNWALL, Conn. - Any of the dozen friends caring for John T. Welles could have been there the morning that the 66-year-old decided to take his life. Welles, a fiercely independent former Marine and inventor, had not seen a doctor in decades and did not know he had prostate cancer until three weeks before killing himself on June 11, 2004. Those caring for him said he made no secret of his plans.
  • Sunday, March 6

  • Disney to market movie to Christians   UPI / 3:50PM
    LOS ANGELES, Conn., March 6 (UPI) -- Walt Disney Co. executives plan to market its adaptation of C.S Lewis's "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" directly to U.S. Christian groups.
  • Saturday, March 5

  • No. 15 UConn Beats No. 13 Syracuse 88-70   AP / 11:33PM
    STORRS, Conn. - Denham Brown scored 21 points and No. 15 Connecticut beat No. 13 Syracuse 88-70 on Saturday to earn at least a share of the Big East regular season championship, the Huskies' record ninth conference title.
  • Friday, March 4

  • Aon Inc. settles probes for $190 million   UPI / 11:30AM
    NEW YORK, March 4 (UPI) -- Chicago's Aon Inc. insurance broker said Friday it would pay $190 million to settle probes by New York, Illinois and Connecticut into possible wrongdoing.
  • U.S. gasoline prices set to climb, sharply   UPI / 9:40AM
    NEW CANAAN, Conn., March 4 (UPI) -- Soaring crude oil costs are expected to drive up U.S. gasoline prices 24 cents a gallon the next few days, USA Today reported Friday.
  • Thursday, March 3

  • Memories and cell's skeleton connected   UPI / 11:40PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 3 (UPI) -- A type of protein needed to build the cytoskeleton, or the bones of a cell, is also necessary for memory and learning Yale researchers found.
  • Urine proteins linked to pre-eclampsia   UPI / 11:14PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 3 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have found specific substances in the urine of pregnant women that seems to be linked to pre-eclampsia.
  • Help for problem drinkers outlined   UPI / 5:32PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 3 (UPI) -- Yale University researchers say emergency room practitioners can be trained in two hours to counsel problem drinkers in a 10-minute intervention.
  • Tuesday, March 1

  • GE Expects Growth From Developing Nations   AP / 9:30PM
    STAMFORD, Conn. - General Electric Co. expects 60 percent of its growth to come from developing countries in the next decade, compared to about 20 percent for the past decade, according to the company's annual report.
  • Friday, February 25

  • Conn. Legislative Panel Backs Civil Unions   AP / 10:10AM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut's Legislature moved closer to legalizing civil unions for same-sex couples, as a key panel approved a measure that could make it the first state in the country to recognize gay unions through legislative action rather than court order.
  • Tuesday, February 22

  • Johnnie Walker teams up with Formula 1   UPI / 8:20PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Diageo Brands says it has signed a $28.6 million dollar deal to put its Johnnie Walker whisky logo on the car of the McLaren Formula One racing team.
  • Court to Hear Battle Over Eminent Domain   AP / 9:13AM
    WASHINGTON - Residents trying to hang onto their homes in a working class neighborhood of New London, Conn., are waging a battle in the Supreme Court over their city government's attempt to seize property for private economic development.
  • Supreme Court to Hear Eminent Domain Case   AP / 8:10AM
    WASHINGTON - Residents trying to hang onto their homes in a working class neighborhood of New London, Conn., are waging a battle in the Supreme Court over their city government's attempt to seize property for private economic development.
  • Saturday, February 19

  • Heavily Armed USS Jimmy Carter in Fleet   AP / 3:10PM
    GROTON, Conn. - The USS Jimmy Carter entered the Navy's fleet Saturday as the most heavily armed submarine ever built, and as the last of the Seawolf class of attack subs that the Pentagon ordered during the Cold War's final years.
  • Tuesday, February 15

  • Playwright Alfred Uhry sued for defamation   UPI / 5:00PM
    LITCHFIELD, Conn., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- One of the foremost U.S. playwrights is being sued for defamation by a former son-in-law, the Hartford (Conn.) Courant said Tuesday.
  • Wednesday, February 9

  • Researchers call for routine HIV testing   UPI / 5:20PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Researchers called Wednesday for expanded HIV screening in the United States, saying it's a cost-effective way to save lives and prevent the spread of AIDS.
  • Tuesday, February 8

  • Playtex cuts 300 jobs   UPI / 1:10PM
    WESTPORT, Conn., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Playtex Products of Westport, Conn., said Tuesday it plans to cut more than 300 jobs as part of a move to improve its focus on core products.
  • Thursday, February 3

  • Xerox outlook raised   UPI / 12:40PM
    NEW YORK, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Fitch Ratings Thursday revised its outlook on Xerox Corp. of Stamford, Conn., to positive.
  • ACE Ltd. to Seek Dismissal of Conn. Suit   AP / 11:10AM
    NEW YORK - Executives of the ACE Ltd. insurance company said Thursday they would seek dismissal of a lawsuit brought by Connecticut's attorney general alleging that the Bermuda-based company paid "kickbacks" to secure a state workers' compensation contract.
  • Tuesday, February 1

  • Smoking can harm teen brains   UPI / 9:51PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have found that teenagers who smoke show impairment in their memory and other cognitive functions.
  • Conn. Execution Highlights 'Syndrome'   AP / 7:10PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - Shortly after his third suicide attempt, serial killer Michael Ross wrote that life on death row was increasingly unbearable.
  • Conn. Democrats protest helicopter deal   UPI / 3:00PM
    STRATFORD, Conn., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Three Connecticut lawmakers say they will fight the Pentagon's decision to deny the Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. a $6.1 billion helicopter contract.
  • Monday, January 31

  • MetLife buys Travelers Life   UPI / 2:30PM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- MetLife Inc. of New York said Monday it will buy Citigroup's Travelers Life & Annuity of Hartford, Conn., for about $11.5 billion in cash and stock.
  • Killer's Lawyer Wants Competency Hearing   AP / 8:10AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - An attorney for the serial killer who has tried to speed his own execution will now seek a delay so that a hearing can examine his mental competence, according to a published report.
  • Sunday, January 30

  • No. 6 Notre Dame Stops No. 9 UConn 65-59   AP / 10:11PM
    STORRS, Conn. - Notre Dame snapped Connecticut's Big East home winning streak at 112 games Sunday, with Courtney LaVere scoring 14 points and anchoring a dominating inside game in the Fighting Irish's 65-59 victory.
  • Saturday, January 29

  • Connecticut Officials Postpone Execution   AP / 3:13AM
    SOMERS, Conn. - The execution of a serial killer who has become the strongest advocate for his own death was postponed with an hour to spare early Saturday, delaying what would be New England's first execution in 45 years.
  • Thursday, January 27

  • Boat chemical can damage whales' hearing   UPI / 10:30PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers said a toxic chemical used to protect vessel hulls against barnacles may cause hearing difficulties in whales and other mammals.
  • Okafor, James Picked for Rookie-Sophomores   AP / 6:10PM
    NEW YORK - Emeka Okafor and Ben Gordon could be teammates
  • Wednesday, January 26

  • Noted architect Philip Johnson dies at 98   UPI / 4:30PM
    NEW CANAAN, Conn., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Famed U.S. architect Philip Johnson died Tuesday at his Connecticut home at the age of 98, the New York Times reported.
  • Tuesday, January 25

  • Xerox 4Q Earnings Increase 14.7 Percent   AP / 10:33AM
    STAMFORD, Conn. - Xerox Corp., the copier and printer manufacturer, reported Tuesday that fourth-quarter profits increased 14.7 percent, citing increased sales of new color products, demand for document services and cost cutting.
  • Monday, January 24

  • Federal Judge Postpones Conn. Execution   AP / 3:10PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - A federal judge said Monday he will order a postponement in the execution of serial killer Michael Ross, who waived his appeals and was set to become the first person put to death in New England in nearly 45 years.
  • Friday, January 21

  • GE Reports 18 Percent Earnings Jump in 4Q   AP / 5:10PM
    STAMFORD, Conn. - General Electric Co.'s profit jumped 18 percent in the fourth quarter, saying acquisitions and a strong global economy are ushering in a return to double-digit earnings growth at the nation's largest company.
  • GE Earnings Up 18 Percent in 4th Quarter   AP / 8:10AM
    STAMFORD, Conn. - General Electric Co., the industrial, financial and media conglomerate, reported Friday its fourth-quarter profit rose 18 percent Friday, citing the impact of acquisitions, strong industrial sales and an excellent global economy.
  • Thursday, January 20

  • Yale gallery acquires Robert Adams photos   UPI / 11:30AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The Yale University Art Gallery announced Thursday the acquisition of 1,465 gelatin silver prints by landscape photographer Robert Adams.
  • Wednesday, January 19

  • New virus affects kid's lungs and heart   UPI / 4:13PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Yale scientists may have found the virus responsible for many childhood respiratory illnesses and Kawasaki Disease, a form of heart disease in children.
  • Marijuana use causes respiratory problems   UPI / 12:52AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have found that smoking marijuana is linked to increased risk of many of the same symptoms as smoking cigarettes.
  • Wednesday, January 12

  • Dark matter clumps found in distant galaxy   UPI / 5:40PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Yale University astronomers analyzing Hubble Space Telescope data have found what appears to be clumps of dark matter inside clusters of galaxies.
  • Tuesday, January 11

  • Markland wins Army contract   UPI / 1:01PM
    RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Markland Technologies of Ridgefield, Conn., Tuesday won new orders totaling $2.6 million from the U.S. Army.
  • Monday, January 3

  • Hate-mail threats to interracial couples   UPI / 9:50AM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Police departments in New York, Los Angeles, Ohio and Connecticut are investigating a hate-mail case involving 70 threats to prominent interracial couples.
  • Sunday, January 2

  • 'Judge Judy' fights city hall   UPI / 8:52PM
    GREENWICH, Conn., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- TV's "Judge Judy" Sheindlin and her husband, Gerald, have filed a legal battle with Greenwich, Conn., city hall, "Celebrity Justice" reported Sunday.
  • Friday, December 31

  • Conn. Police Officer Shot, Taken Hostage   AP / 1:10PM
    NEWINGTON, Conn. - A police officer was shot and then taken hostage while answering a domestic violence call at the home of a former corrections officer, authorities said Friday.
  • Tuesday, December 28

  • Mayer 'expelled' from alma mater ceremony   UPI / 1:20PM
    FAIRFIELD, Conn., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Singer-songwriter John Mayer was expelled from his former high school when he showed up unexpectedly for his hall of fame induction ceremony.
  • Monday, December 27

  • Conn. governor has mastectomy   UPI / 3:10PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell underwent a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery for breast cancer Monday.
  • Friday, December 24

  • John Mayer Barred From School Ceremony   AP / 10:10PM
    FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Grammy Award-winner John Mayer returned to his alma mater to be inducted into its Hall of Fame - and wound up in the headmaster's office.
  • Union: Ross Received Special Treatment   AP / 1:10PM
    GREENWICH, Conn. - Police Chief James Walters gave Diana Ross special treatment while the singer served her sentence for an Arizona drunken-driving conviction, the town's police union said.
  • Thursday, December 23

  • Former Conn. Governor Pleads Guilty   AP / 7:10PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Six months after being driven from office by scandal, former Gov. John G. Rowland pleaded guilty to corruption charges Thursday, admitting he traded his office for more than $100,000 in flights to Las Vegas, Vermont vacations and repairs to his vacation cottage.
  • Former Conn. Governor to Plead Guilty   AP / 11:10AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Former Gov. John G. Rowland, driven from office by a corruption scandal, said in court Thursday that he would plead guilty to a single federal charge. It carries a sentence of up to five years.
  • Friday, December 17

  • Kids' post-surgery behavior predictable   UPI / 1:30PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Yale University researchers said a child's level of anxiety prior to surgery can predict whether they will experience post-surgical behavior problems.
  • Wednesday, December 15

  • Harriet Jacobs biography wins book prize   UPI / 11:40AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Jean Fagan Yellin's biography of slave Harriet Jacobs, who wrote her own autobiography in 1861, is winner of the $25,000 Frederick Douglass Book Prize.
  • Monday, December 13

  • Vaccinating wildlife cuts human Lyme disease   UPI / 8:21PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Yale University researchers in New Haven, Conn., have determined vaccinating wildlife might reduce the incidence of Lyme disease in humans.
  • Merck agrees to expand Vioxx refunds   UPI / 5:41PM
    CHICAGO, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Attorneys general of Illinois, Oregon, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Texas and Vermont announced expansion of a Vioxx consumer refund program.
  • New England Nears 1st Execution Since 1960   AP / 5:13PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - More than 940 people have been executed since the United States reinstated capital punishment in 1976. Not one was in New England. That is set to change Jan. 26, the date for the execution of serial killer Michael Ross.
  • WWE to visit U.S. troops in Middle East   UPI / 2:13PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Entertainers from World Wrestling Entertainment are preparing to visit U.S. troops stationed in the Middle East, ABC News reported Monday.
  • Saturday, December 11

  • Arthur Miller linked to painter   UPI / 10:40AM
    WESTPORT, Conn., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. playwright Arthur Miller, who had been married to Marilyn Monroe, is being linked with painter Agnes Barley, who is 55 years his junior.
  • Friday, December 10

  • GE to buy back $15 billion in stock   UPI / 12:30PM
    FAIRFIELD, Conn., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- General Electric of Fairfield, Conn., raised its dividend Friday and announced plans to repurchase up to $15 billion of its common stock.
  • Friday, December 3

  • Mall Security Getting Anti-Terror Training   AP / 4:10PM
    MANCHESTER, Conn. - In a shopping mall outside Hartford, past the Abercrombie & Fitch and the cell phone kiosks, tucked away by the Barnes & Noble, a conference room full of security guards is learning how to spot suicide bombers.
  • Thursday, December 2

  • Vertrue buys Bargain Network   UPI / 1:10PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Vertrue Inc. of Stamford, Conn., said Thursday it has acquired certain assets of Bargain Network of Goleta, Calif.
  • Tuesday, November 30

  • Terex buys unit of Metso   UPI / 1:10PM
    WESTPORT, Conn., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Terex Corp. of Westport, Conn., said Tuesday it has acquired the Reedrill division of Metso Corp. of Sherman, Texas.
  • Saturday, November 27

  • New 'Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer'   UPI / 4:10PM
    LOS ANGELES, Conn., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Destiny's Child joins more than 100 U.S. artists including Gene Autry, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra to record "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."
  • Wednesday, November 24

  • GE to buy Ionics   UPI / 12:50PM
    WILTON, Conn., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- General Electric of Wilton, Conn., Tuesday agreed to acquire Ionics Inc. of Watertown, Mass., for about $1.1 billion plus debt.
  • Monday, November 22

  • States sue flu vaccine wholesaler   UPI / 8:00PM
    AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Officials in Texas and Connecticut have filed lawsuits against the flu vaccine wholesaler ASAP Meds, alleging unscrupulous business practices.
  • Thursday, November 18

  • Google's search supremacy in peril   UPI / 2:01PM
    DARIEN, Conn., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Software engineers said Thursday Google's standing as the No. 1 search engine is being threatened by advances by Microsoft and Yahoo.
  • Monday, November 15

  • Oxygen levels may afffect tumor growth   UPI / 4:30PM
    SAN DIEGO, Conn., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Determining how blood vessels react to low oxygen levels may reportedly be the key to developing a potent anti-tumor treatment.
  • GE unit buys Edwards Systems   UPI / 12:10PM
    WILTON, Conn., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- General Electric's GE Infrastructure unit in Wilton, Conn., Monday bought Edwards Systems Technology, a unit of SPX Corp.
  • Friday, November 12

  • Insurers subpoenaed in bid-rig inquiry   UPI / 11:40AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The Connecticut attorney general has subpoenaed 42 of the nation's biggest insurers and insurance brokers in an industry bid-rigging inquiry.
  • Monday, November 8

  • Dean Daughter Among 5 in Conn. Accident   AP / 12:11AM
    NORTH HAVEN, Conn. - The daughter of former Democratic presidential hopeful Howard Dean and four other young women were taken to a hospital Sunday after their sport utility vehicle rolled over on Interstate 91, state police said.
  • Tuesday, November 2

  • Lynch moving to Greenwich   UPI / 1:23PM
    GREENWICH, Conn., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Lynch Corp. said Tuesday it has relocated its corporate headquarters from Providence, R.I., to Greenwich, Conn.
  • Monday, November 1

  • S&P lowers Alliant Resources outlook   UPI / 2:31PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Standard & Poor's Monday lowered its outlook on B rated Alliant Resources Group in Stamford, Conn., to negative from stable.
  • Saturday, October 30

  • Exercise helps breast cancer survivors   UPI / 12:10AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers said Friday that physical activity programs geared to breast cancer survivors will increase their well-being and may improve their prognosis.
  • Thursday, October 28

  • Mania enzyme impairs brain function   UPI / 6:21PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have found overactivity of an enzyme implicated in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia also impairs higher brain functions in animals.
  • Architect Pelli will design science center   UPI / 6:21PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The Connecticut Center for Science and Exploration has commissioned American architect Cesar Pelli to design its new $100 million center in downtown Hartford.
  • Tuesday, October 26

  • New flu vaccine being tested   UPI / 3:10PM
    MERIDEN, Conn., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A Connecticut company is testing a new type of flu vaccine that relies on cell lines from silk moths.
  • Friday, October 22

  • Team finds remains of ancient sea spider   UPI / 1:13PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Volcanic ash that encased and preserved sea life 425 million years ago has yielded fossils of an ancient sea spider.
  • States go after vaccine price gouging   UPI / 9:10AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Attorneys general in Connecticut and Texas have filed suit against ASAP Meds Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for flu-vaccine price gouging.
  • Thursday, October 21

  • Gene change creates trickle-down effect   UPI / 2:04PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Yale University researchers have demonstrated a single change in a person's DNA can contribute to a range of life-shortening risk factors.
  • Tuesday, October 19

  • Poll: Kerry holds NJ lead, but Bush gains   UPI / 12:31PM
    HAMDEN, Conn., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Democratic nominee John Kerry leads President Bush among likely New Jersey voters, a poll released Tuesday indicated, but not in leadership qualities.
  • Monday, October 18

  • Poll: Companies cancel flu shot clinics   UPI / 3:31PM
    OLD SAYBROOK, Conn., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Approximately a third of U.S. companies responding to an online poll said the shortage of flu vaccine had forced them to cancel employee flu shot programs.
  • Thursday, October 14

  • Double sun risk for blondes, redheads   UPI / 2:10PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The pigment-producing melanin in blond and redheaded people magnifies ultraviolet rays, heightening the risk of skin cancer in the already susceptible group.
  • GE unit forms specialty group   UPI / 12:33PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- GE Consumer Finance in Stamford, Conn., Thursday established a specialty retail group to support the financing needs of growing, mid-size retailers.
  • Wednesday, October 13

  • Seattle Storm Wins WNBA Title Over Sun   AP / 12:11AM
    SEATTLE - Betty Lennox had another huge night, scoring 23 points to lead the Seattle Storm to their first WNBA title with a 74-60 victory over the Connecticut Sun on Tuesday night.
  • Friday, October 8

  • GE Earnings, Revenue Jump in Third Quarter   AP / 3:10PM
    STAMFORD, Conn. - General Electric Co.'s third-quarter earnings rose 11 percent and revenue jumped 15 percent as a rebounding economy and acquisitions drove a sharp increase in orders, the company said Friday.
  • Thomson sells Thomson Media Group   UPI / 1:40PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Thomson Corp. of Stamford, Conn., Friday sold its Thomson Media Group
  • Wednesday, October 6

  • Study: Whites get quicker cardiac care   UPI / 1:01PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- White heart attack victims in the United States receive faster emergency treatment than blacks and Hispanics, a Yale University study published Wednesday said.
  • Tuesday, October 5

  • Wolverine movie on the way   UPI / 7:21PM
    LOS ANGELES, Conn., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Twentieth Century Fox is planning a feature film focusing on the "Wolverine" character from "X-Men," Daily Variety said Tuesday.
  • Hartford to buy back $1 billion of shares   UPI / 1:13PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Hartford Financial Services in Hartford, Conn., Tuesday said its directors authorized the company to repurchase up to $1 billion of its securities.
  • Wednesday, September 29

  • Sun Reaches WNBA Eastern Conference Finals   AP / 11:11PM
    UNCASVILLE, Conn. - Nykesha Sales scored 18 points and Taj McWilliams-Franklin grabbed 11 rebounds Wednesday night to lead the Connecticut Sun to a 76-56 victory over the Washington Mystics and into the WNBA Eastern Conference finals.
  • Martha Stewart to serve sentence in W.Va.   UPI / 3:30PM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- TV icon Martha Stewart will serve her five-month prison sentence not in Connecticut as she had requested but in a rural town in West Virginia.
  • Thursday, September 23

  • SEC Says GE Violated Law Over Welch Perks   AP / 2:10PM
    HARTFORD, Conn. - General Electric Co. violated the law by failing to fully disclose to investors substantial perks paid to its retired chief executive Jack Welch, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced Thursday.
  • Wednesday, September 22

  • Gay Service Members Ponder Military Policy   AP / 6:23AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Brian Hughes served four years with an Army Ranger unit, including assignments in Afghanistan and Iraq, while keeping his homosexuality - a potentially career-ending sexual orientation - secret.
  • Friday, September 10

  • Older gamblers healthy   UPI / 6:01PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Elderly gamblers seem to be healthier than their younger counterparts and old people who don't gamble, a Yale University study found.
  • Blast Topples Conn. Church; No One Hurt   AP / 11:10AM
    COLCHESTER, Conn. - A powerful blast leveled a decades-old Ukrainian church early Friday, shaking nearby buildings and tossing debris hundreds of feet. No injuries were reported.
  • Thursday, September 9

  • Priest Fined in Conn. Insurance Scam   AP / 1:10PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A federal judge fined a Vatican official $15,000 Thursday but spared him prison time for his role in the insurance scam of disgraced financier Martin Frankel.
  • Thursday, September 2

  • Global mobile phone sales up 35 percent   UPI / 4:40PM
    EGHAM, England, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Global mobile phone sales rose 35 percent in second-quarter 2004 from second-quarter 2003, Connecticut research firm Gartner said Wednesday.
  • Tuesday, August 31

  • Nader gains ballot slot in Conn.   UPI / 1:01PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Independent candidate for president Ralph Nader has qualified for the ballot in Connecticut, officials said Tuesday, but ran into problems in two other states.
  • Saturday, August 28

  • Dick Cheney's plane in near miss   UPI / 11:12AM
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A plane carrying Vice President Dick Cheney reportedly had to take evasive action earlier this month to avoid colliding with another plane over Connecticut.
  • Wednesday, August 25

  • World semiconductor sales to soar in 2004   UPI / 4:10PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Connecticut analyst firm Gartner predicts 2004 global semiconductor sales will be 27.4 percent above 2003, vnunet.com reports.
  • Tuesday, August 17

  • Aldrich contemporary art museum reopens   UPI / 3:01PM
    RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum has reopened in an 18th century church building that cost $9 million to renovate in Ridgefield, Conn.
  • Monday, August 9

  • Mutation linked to breast cancer in blacks   UPI / 3:10PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Mutations in gene p53, a tumor suppressor, are more prevalent in black women who have breast cancer than in white women with the disease, a U.S. study said.
  • Alice Cooper's snake has emergency surgery   UPI / 1:31PM
    ESSEX, Conn., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- An 8-foot albino python used on stage by U.S. shock rock legend Alice Cooper had emergency surgery to remove a heating pad and cord, it was reported.
  • Friday, August 6

  • Conn. shipping firm to pay $4.2 million   UPI / 2:10PM
    NEWARK, N.J., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- A Connecticut-based shipping firm was fined $4.2 million for dumping waste oil and sludge at sea, the Justice Department said Friday.
  • Thursday, August 5

  • Fitch rates Xerox debt offering BB   UPI / 3:21PM
    NEW YORK, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Fitch Ratings of New York Thursday gave a BB rating to Stamford, Conn.-based Xerox's proposed $400 million senior unsecured debt offering.
  • Katharine Hepburn's summer home sold   UPI / 2:41PM
    FENWICK, Conn., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Katharine Hepburn's childhood home in Connecticut where the Hollywood icon and Spencer Tracy spent summers as adults has been sold to a New York businessman.
  • Tuesday, August 3

  • Hormone could ease stress symptoms   UPI / 10:31PM
    WEST HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers said advance treatment with the hormone DHEA-S may protect people during stressful situations.
  • Genetically altered trees clean waste site   UPI / 1:50PM
    DANBURY, Conn., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A Georgia scientist has genetically modified 160 Eastern cottonwood trees and planted them in a toxically contaminated site to clean the area.
  • Wednesday, July 28

  • Lesbian loses harassment suit   UPI / 4:11PM
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn., July 28 (UPI) -- A Connecticut jury has rejected a veteran prison guard's claim that she was harassed and demoted for being a lesbian, the Hartford Courant said Wednesday.
  • Wednesday, July 21

  • Lieberman applauds BioShield law   UPI / 1:31PM
    WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., Wednesday applauded President Bush's signing of the Project BioShield law for developing antibiotics and vaccines.
  • Tuesday, July 20

  • Pitney Bowes buys Group 1 Software   UPI / 3:32PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., July 20 (UPI) -- Pitney Bowes Inc. of Stamford, Conn., announced Tuesday the acquisition of Group 1 Software of Lanham, Md., for approximately $321 million.
  • Friday, July 16

  • Host America to acquire RS Services   UPI / 2:13PM
    HAMDEN, Conn., July 16 (UPI) -- Host America of Hamden, Conn., said Friday it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire RS Services of Duncan, Oklahoma.
  • Friday, July 9

  • Esterline buys Leach Holding   UPI / 3:20PM
    BELLEVUE, Wash., July 9 (UPI) -- Esterline Corp. of Bellevue, Wash., said Friday it plans to acquire Leach Holding Corp. of Trumbull, Conn., for approximately $145 million in cash.
  • Thursday, July 8

  • Aetna gets $740 million tax refund   UPI / 12:12PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., July 8 (UPI) -- Aetna of Hartford, Conn., said Thursday the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation approved a $740 million tax refund, including interest.
  • Wednesday, July 7

  • Producers of 'White Chicks' get sued   UPI / 3:50PM
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn., July 7 (UPI) -- The producers of "White Chicks" are being sued by a Connecticut company that claims its movie idea was stolen, Celebrity Justice reports.
  • Friday, July 2

  • Deserts match rainforests during droughts   UPI / 10:30PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 2 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have found deserts actually match the plant productivity of tropical rainforests during drought conditions.
  • Thursday, July 1

  • Independence Holding moving to NYSE   UPI / 2:10PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., July 1 (UPI) -- Independence Holding of Stamford, Conn., said Thursday it has been approved to trade on the New York Stock Exchange in the near future.
  • Wednesday, June 30

  • White Stripes, docu maker trade charges   UPI / 6:53PM
    WESTPORT, Conn., June 30 (UPI) -- George Roca, a Westport, Conn., director who made a documentary about the White Stripes, has accused the band of sticking it to the little guy.
  • Kerry up over Bush in Nutmeg State   UPI / 4:23PM
    WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) -- Democrat John Kerry enjoys a considerable lead over U.S. President George Bush in Connecticut in the latest Quinnipiac poll.
  • Tuesday, June 29

  • Side effects impact arthritis treatment   UPI / 11:11AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 29 (UPI) -- Older patients with osteoarthritis prefer treatments with fewer adverse side effects even if they are less effective, U.S. researchers said.
  • Study says HRT study was flawed   UPI / 10:51AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 28 (UPI) -- The study that sparked a worldwide scare over the risks of Hormone Replacement Therapy may have been fundamentally flawed, says a Yale researcher.
  • Monday, June 28

  • Scientists map odor code   UPI / 10:01PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 28 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers said they have mapped out the body's odor code by showing which neurons respond to what smells.
  • Wednesday, June 16

  • New heart imaging aids patient recovery   UPI / 10:21PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 16 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have developed a non-invasive heart imaging process that could help develop better therapies for recovering heart attack patients.
  • Tuesday, June 15

  • HSS buys Envision Group   UPI / 3:01PM
    HAMDEN, Conn., June 15 (UPI) -- HSS Inc. of Hamden, Conn., said Tuesday it has acquired Envision Group Inc., a Naples, Fla.-based firm.
  • U.S. bank account theft fastest-growing   UPI / 2:03PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., June 15 (UPI) -- Illegal access to checking accounts is the fastest-growing type of U.S. financial consumer fraud, a study by Connecticut research firm Gartner Inc. shows.
  • Monday, June 14

  • Insect protein linked to asthma   UPI / 9:00PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 14 (UPI) -- Yale researchers have linked an insect protein called acidic mammalian chitinase to asthma in mice, a finding that might help inhibit asthma in humans.
  • Friday, June 11

  • Protein linked to asthma development   UPI / 11:51PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 11 (UPI) -- An unusual protein called acidic mammalian chitinase is markedly increased in mouse models of asthma, U.S. researchers said.
  • Aetna gets subpoena   UPI / 2:10PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., June 11 (UPI) -- Aetna of Hartford, Conn., said Friday it has received a subpoena from New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.
  • NetBank buys Beacon Credit   UPI / 11:53AM
    ATLANTA, June 11 (UPI) -- NetBank Inc. of Georgia said Friday it has acquired privately held Beacon Credit Services of Connecticut.
  • Saturday, June 5

  • New U.S. sub named after President Carter   UPI / 8:10AM
    PLAINS, Ga., June 5 (UPI) -- Former first lady Rosalynn Carter has drawn the honor of christening in Connecticut a Seawolf-class attack submarine named for her husband.
  • Friday, June 4

  • Stress leads to false eyewitness accounts   UPI / 8:20PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 4 (UPI) -- A Yale University researcher says recognition of people by eyewitnesses in highly stressful or threatening situations frequently is poor.
  • Thursday, June 3

  • Metabolic syndrome worsens with obesity   UPI / 10:21PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 3 (UPI) -- Pediatric metabolic syndrome affects nearly half of severely obese children and adolescents, U.S. researchers report.
  • Breast cancer low in Korea but found early   UPI / 7:10PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 3 (UPI) -- Korean women have low rate of breast cancer, are diagnosed earlier and have a high incidence of a contributing mutation, a U.S. study shows.
  • Thursday, May 27

  • Researchers identify permanent MS damage   UPI / 11:10PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 27 (UPI) -- Yale University researchers and others have identified molecules that underlie nerve fiber degeneration in patients with multiple sclerosis.
  • Monday, May 24

  • Scientists clone a cloned bull   UPI / 9:50PM
    STORRS, Conn., May 24 (UPI) -- University of Connecticut scientists claim to have successfully cloned a clone of a breeding bull, which they say may benefit future animal breeding.
  • Sunday, May 23

  • President displays bike accident injuries   UPI / 11:31PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 23 (UPI) -- Cameras got a close-up view of President Bush's chin Sunday, battered in his bicycle accident Saturday, as Bush celebrated a second daughter's graduation.
  • Thursday, May 20

  • Governor pulled from Bush team in Conn.   UPI / 10:31AM
    HARTFORD, Conn., May 20 (UPI) -- Connecticut's governor, subject of a federal investigation and possible impeachment, was replaced as the state chairman of President Bush's re-election team.
  • Tuesday, May 18

  • Kidnapper gets 15 years   UPI / 5:00PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 18 (UPI) -- A man from Jamaica has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the kidnapping of a Connecticut businessman, the Hartford Courant reported Tuesday.
  • Black Sabbath to headline Ozzfest 2004   UPI / 4:23PM
    LOS ANGELES, May 18 (UPI) -- Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath will headline Ozzfest 2004 -- the 26-show city tour which begins July 10 in Hartford, Conn.
  • Monday, May 17

  • Webster buys FirstFed   UPI / 3:20PM
    WATERBURY, Conn., May 17 (UPI) -- Southern New England's Webster Financial said Monday it bought FirstFed America Bancorp, based in Swansea, Massachusetts.
  • Harvard, MIT scientist slain in robbery   UPI / 10:12AM
    NORWICH, Conn., May 17 (UPI) -- Connecticut police worked Monday to confirm the slaying of a prominent cold fusion scientist in Norwich was robbery-related, the Boston Globe reported.
  • Thursday, May 13

  • Big Bang may offer string theory clues   UPI / 3:41PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 13 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists said it might be possible to test string theory using extreme sensitive measurements of the Big Bang's afterglow.
  • Friday, May 7

  • Science: unemployment related to stroke   UPI / 9:20PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 7 (UPI) -- Connecticut researchers found that workers who lose their jobs right before retirement are twice as likely to suffer a stroke as peers who still work.
  • Wednesday, May 5

  • Poll: Bush hits lowest numbers yet   UPI / 12:02PM
    HAMDEN, Conn., May 5 (UPI) -- A national poll released Wednesday finds President Bush has reached his lowest job approval rating ever.
  • Friday, April 23

  • Research reveals epilepsy blackout cause   UPI / 9:51PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 23 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers said even small epileptic seizures can trigger widespread abnormal signals in brain networks leading to loss of consciousness.
  • Imaging test can detect schizophrenia   UPI / 7:50PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 23 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers said an abnormal pattern in an area of the brain that governs hearing could help to diagnose schizophrenia.
  • Tuesday, April 13

  • News Corp. selling PanAmSat unit   UPI / 9:30AM
    WILTON, Conn., April 13 (UPI) -- News Corp. officials hope the bidding for its Connecticut-based PanAmSat unit will bring at least $4 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
  • Monday, April 5

  • Scientists create self-repairing DNA   UPI / 9:32PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 5 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers said they have created bits of DNA that can stitch themselves together without a helping hand from other molecules.
  • Edward Albee expands 1st play, 'Zoo Story'   UPI / 7:40PM
    HARTFORD, Conn., April 5 (UPI) -- Playwright Edward Albee has expanded "The Zoo Story," a short drama that established him as a promising writer for the New York theater in 1960.
  • Yale raises $132 million for art galleries   UPI / 7:30PM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 5 (UPI) -- Yale University has raised $132 million toward expansion and renovation of several buildings used for exhibition of its world-class art collection.
  • Friday, March 26

  • Conn. woman had signs of mad cow   UPI / 4:10PM
    ANDOVER, Conn., March 26 (UPI) -- A Connecticut woman physicians suspected in 2000 of having human mad cow disease was overlooked by state and federal health officials.
  • I-95 bridge closed in fuel truck explosion   UPI / 8:13AM
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn., March 26 (UPI) -- Connecticut officials have closed Interstate-95 in Bridgeport after a fuel truck exploded and melted two huge holes in the busy commuter thoroughfare.
  • Thursday, March 25

  • Chip sales to jump 30 percent in 2004   UPI / 10:10PM
    STAMFORD, Conn., March 25 (UPI) -- The global semiconductor industry is poised to grow 30 percent this year, a U.S. research company has reported.
  • Wednesday, March 24

  • Poll: Nader would cost Kerry the election   UPI / 12:50PM
    HAMDEN, Conn., March 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Presidential hopeful Ralph Nader will cost John Kerry 3 points and widen President Bush's lead in the election, a poll released Wednesday indicated.