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Richard Weizel

GE move blow to Connecticut, boost for once run-down Boston area

Jan 13 2016

BOSTON/FAIRFIELD, Conn. General Electric Co's decision to move its corporate headquarters from Connecticut to Boston will boost the city's efforts to revitalize a once run-down district where mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger carried out some of his most notorious murders.

GE's move a blow to Connecticut, boost for run-down Boston area

Jan 13 2016

BOSTON/FAIRFIELD, Conn., Jan 13 General Electric Co's decision to move its corporate headquarters from Connecticut to Boston will boost the city's efforts to revitalize a run-down district where mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger carried out some his most notorious murders.

Connecticut prosecutors challenge court's ban on death penalty

Jan 07 2016

HARTFORD, Conn. Connecticut prosecutors argued on Thursday that the state's Supreme Court erred when it ruled that a 2012 law ending capital punishment in the state applied to 11 inmates already on death row and asked justices to reverse their earlier decision.

Connecticut man charged with shooting at mosque to remain jailed

Dec 21 2015

NEW HAVEN, Conn. A Connecticut man facing federal hate crime charges after being accused of shooting at a mosque next to his home with a handgun and rifle following last month's Islamic State attacks in Paris will remain jailed for at least another week, a judge said on Monday.

Connecticut teen tests fire-breathing, turkey-roasting drone

Dec 09 2015

MILFORD, Conn. A young Connecticut man has cooked up a flame-throwing drone that roasts turkeys, but his latest foray into unmanned flight has drawn the attention of the law - again.

Second ex-Wesleyan University student pleads guilty to drug charges

Nov 30 2015

NEW HAVEN, Conn. A former student at Connecticut's Wesleyan University pleaded guilty on Monday to distributing drugs after 11 people at a campus party in February were hospitalized for overdoses.

Connecticut man, girlfriend charged in parents' murder

Nov 24 2015

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. A Connecticut man and his girlfriend were formally charged on Tuesday in the murder of his parents, whose disappearance was a mystery for months until their dismembered bodies were found buried in a suburban backyard.

Connecticut man, girlfriend charged in parents' murder

Nov 24 2015

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. A Connecticut man and his girlfriend were formally charged on Tuesday in the murder of his parents, whose disappearance was a mystery for months until their dismembered bodies were found buried in a suburban backyard.

Yale president, responding to protests, says will make school more inclusive

Nov 17 2015

MILFORD, Conn. Responding to boisterous student protests, the head of Yale University vowed on Tuesday to build a more inclusive school, in part by expanding financial aid to low-income students and creating a center for the study of race, ethnicity and "social identity."

Yale forum urges university to tackle campus race issues

Nov 12 2015

NEW HAVEN, Conn. More than 1,000 students, professors and staff at Yale University gathered on Wednesday to discuss race and diversity at the elite Ivy League school, amid a wave of demonstrations at U.S. colleges over the treatment of minority students.

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