Its $11M makeover complete, the Mayflower II is sailing home

Cue the cameras: The Mayflower II is ready for its closeup and its journey home. The replica of the original Mayflower ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1...

Coast Guard alters training for incoming class due to virus

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — There will be nobody screaming in the face of 18-year-old Ellie Hiigel when she arrives Wednesday for training in advance of her first year at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, an...

Cassandra Callender, forced to undergo chemo, dies at 22

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Cassandra Callender, who was forced by Connecticut courts as a teenager to undergo chemotherapy for cancer, has died after a five-year battle with the disease, her mother said T...

Cleaners risk health to work during pandemic, then lose jobs

Lissette Serrano asked for a mask while she did her job cleaning toilets and picking up trash at a busy rest stop on a Connecticut parkway. She was told there were none. Soon after, ...

Gloomy summer looms as pandemic cancels US festivals, trips

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Thelma Uranga is sprucing up her back deck in Chicago, hoping to host some small gatherings to take the place of the summer’s usual neighborhood festivals built on music, food a...

Pandemic leads to surge in animal adoptions, fostering

NEW YORK (AP) — Problems with supply and demand during the coronavirus pandemic have led to shortages not only of items such as hand sanitizer and toilet paper, but in many places, also in pets availa...

Outbreak at LI elderly housing complex has relatives fearful

In less than two weeks, the coronavirus has claimed six lives at one Long Island retirement community and left residents there isolated from loved-ones barred from visiting. “I have ...

Connecticut man linked to impeachment has many legal woes

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Before emerging as a figure in the impeachment proceedings, Robert F. Hyde was known best in Connecticut as an obscure Republican candidate for Congress censured by his own part...

Connecticut court rules frozen embryos can be destroyed

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's highest court ruled Wednesday that frozen embryos at the center of a divorce case amount to marital property and can be destroyed. The unanimous ...

Service dog whose story raised awareness of PTSD has died

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A service dog named Tuesday who was the subject of several books by an Iraqi war veteran who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder has died. The 13-year...

Court grants visitation to grandparents over father's wishes

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Supreme Court granted visitation rights Thursday to a set of grandparents over the wishes of the child's father who had argued the couple was undermining his paren...

Sandy Hook families switch tactics, put hoaxers on defensive

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has won a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened — the lat...

United Technologies' departure another blow to Connecticut

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's reputation has taken another major blow with the announcement that United Technologies Corp. will be moving its headquarters to Massachusetts as part of its plan...

Prisoners settle suits over potentially tainted injections

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut prison inmates who say they received injections from a vial of insulin that was potentially tainted with hepatitis have settled their lawsuits against the state. ...

In vaping response, schools mull treatment with discipline

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Officials at schools across the United States have begun rethinking their approach to teen vaping, as statistics show a rise in suspensions and other disciplinary actions for st...