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Recent articles by Dave:

Former WWE wrestlers' lawsuit over brain damage is dismissed

A federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday that had been filed by 50 former pro wrestlers, many of them stars in the 1980s and 1990s, who claimed World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from repeated head injuries, including concussions that led to long-term brain damage. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City agreed with a federal judge in Connecticut who… → Read More

Former WWE wrestlers' lawsuit over brain damage is dismissed

A federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday that had been filed by 50 former pro wrestlers, many of them stars in the 1980s and 1990s, who claimed World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from repeated head injuries, including concussions that led to long-term brain damage. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City agreed with a federal judge in Connecticut who… → Read More

Former WWE wrestlers' lawsuit over brain damage is dismissed

A federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday that had been filed by 50 former pro wrestlers, many of them stars in the 1980s and 1990s, who claimed World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from repeated head injuries, including concussions that led to long-term brain damage. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City agreed with a federal judge in Connecticut who… → Read More

Former WWE wrestlers' lawsuit over brain damage is dismissed

A federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday that had been filed by 50 former pro wrestlers, many of them stars in the 1980s and 1990s, who claimed World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from repeated head injuries, including concussions that led to long-term brain damage. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City agreed with a federal judge in Connecticut who… → Read More

Commerce secretary sued in plan to move whales for research

An animals rights group is suing to stop a Connecticut aquarium from acquiring five more beluga whales for research → Read More

Case over 1966 US bomb accident in Spain goes before court

Yale Law School students say the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs used flawed radiation data to deny disability benefits to veterans who responded to a 1966 plane accident involving U.S. hydrogen bombs in Spain → Read More

John Oliver: Name sewage plant for me, I'll give to charity

Comedian John Oliver upped the stakes in a tongue-in-cheek spat with a Connecticut city, offering to... → Read More

John Oliver: Name sewage plant for me, I'll give to charity

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Comedian John Oliver upped the stakes in a tongue-in-cheek spat with a Connecticut city, offering to donate $55,000 to charity if officials follow through on a joke to name its sewage treatment plant after him. Mayor Mark Boughton said last week that Danbury was going to rename the facility the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant, in response to Oliver's expletive-filled rant… → Read More

Weather service searches for evidence of tornado in Connecticut

Teams from the National Weather Service on Friday were assessing damage in Connecticut and upstate New York to see if tornadoes touched down during powerful storms that caused power outages for tens of thousands of customers. The teams were visiting New Haven County in Connecticut and Orange County in New York, where Thursday afternoon's storms knocked down scores of trees and utility wires.… → Read More

Sandy Hook families: Gun maker trying to wipe out lawsuit

A lawyer for some of the Sandy Hook school shooting victims' families is accusing gun maker Remington Arms of using its new bankruptcy case to try to wipe out the families’ lawsuit against the company → Read More

Sandy Hook families: Gun maker trying to wipe out lawsuit

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A lawyer for some of the Sandy Hook school shooting victims' families accused Remington Arms on Tuesday of using its new bankruptcy case to try to wipe out their lawsuit over how the company marketed the rifle used in the massacre. An attorney for Remington denied the allegation during a phone conference call presided over by a federal bankruptcy court judge in Decatur,… → Read More

New push on training officers how to stop abuse in own ranks

The police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has led to new interest in training officers how to stop fellow officers from using excessive force and committing other misconduct → Read More

New push on training officers how to stop abuse in own ranks

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Despite policies on the books for years that require officers across the United States to stop colleagues from using excessive force, there has been little or no effort to teach officers how to intervene, law enforcement officials and experts say. That's now changing following the killing of George Floyd, who died after a white Minneapolis police officer held a knee to… → Read More

New push on training officers how to stop abuse in own ranks

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Despite policies on the books for years that require officers across the United States to stop colleagues from using excessive force, there has been little or no effort to teach officers how to intervene, law enforcement officials and experts say. That's now changing following the killing of George Floyd, who died after a white Minneapolis police officer held a knee to… → Read More

Former health commissioner claims discrimination in firing

Connecticut's former public health commissioner is alleging that Gov. Ned Lamont fired her for "discriminatory reasons" and administration officials prohibited her from implementing nursing home protocols that would have saved lives amid the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Former health commissioner claims discrimination in firing

Connecticut's former public health commissioner is alleging that Gov. Ned Lamont fired her for "discriminatory reasons" and administration officials prohibited her from implementing nursing home protocols that would have saved lives amid the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Former health commissioner claims discrimination in firing

Connecticut's former public health commissioner is alleging that Gov. Ned Lamont fired her for "discriminatory reasons" and administration officials prohibited her from implementing nursing home protocols that would have saved lives amid the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Former health commissioner claims discrimination in firing

Connecticut's former public health commissioner is alleging that Gov. Ned Lamont fired her for "discriminatory reasons" and administration officials prohibited her from implementing nursing home protocols that would have saved lives amid the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Justice who led gay marriage, death penalty rulings retires

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - During his nearly 30 years on the Connecticut Supreme Court, Justice Richard Palmer's views about the law and society changed with the times, leading him to write some of the court's most consequential opinions in a generation. He was the author for narrow 4-3 majorities in landmark cases that legalized same-sex marriage in 2008, abolished the death penalty in 2015,… → Read More

Justice who led gay marriage, death penalty rulings retires

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - During his nearly 30 years on the Connecticut Supreme Court, Justice Richard Palmer's views about the law and society changed with the times, leading him to write some of the court's most consequential opinions in a generation. He was the author for narrow 4-3 majorities in landmark cases that legalized same-sex marriage in 2008, abolished the death penalty in 2015,… → Read More