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# Connecticut

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# Connecticut
Police officer wounded in apparent ambush shot and killed attacker
Two other police officers were killed in the attack.
# Connecticut
Jury yet to reach verdict in Alex Jones' Sandy Hook defamation trial
The jury must decide how much Jones and his company Free Speech Systems should pay to relatives of eight Sandy Hook victims.
# Connecticut
Closing arguments held in Alex Jones’ Sandy Hook defamation trial
The trial will determine how much Jones and his company, Free Speech Systems, should pay for claiming the school shooting was a hoax.
# US
Families of Sandy Hook school shooting victims agree €64 million settlement with gun maker
The families and a survivor of the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut sued Remington in 2015.
All time
# Connecticut
Two people killed in an apparent steam explosion at a US veterans' hospital
West Haven firefighters described it as a “steam explosion” at a facilities building a short distance from the hospital.
# PGA Tour
Seamus Power off to promising start after hitting five birdies at Travelers Championship
The Waterford native is currently two shots off the lead in Connecticut.
# Courts
US jury orders wife of Seán Dunne to pay €18 million to bankruptcy trustee
The unanimous decision from the 10-person jury was the result of a five-week civil trial.
# Marijuana
Man arrested after 46 people overdose at park in Connecticut
No deaths were reported, but officials said two people suffered life-threatening symptoms.
# Mass Shooting
Sandy Hook families renew push to have gun makers held responsible for their children's deaths
Families were back in court today – last year a lawsuit was thrown out of court.
# University of Hartford
US college student charged with smearing bodily fluids on roommate's bag amid racism allegations
Brianna Brochu also allegedly wrote online that she put her roommate’s toothbrush “where the sun doesn’t shine”.
# History
Pics: The world's largest exhibition of Famine-related art is coming to Ireland
The artworks, which are currently on display at a museum in Connecticut, will be displayed in Ireland for eight months next year.
# Connecticut
Video: Pilot escapes with minor injuries after small plane smashes into a tree
An aviation investigation has been launched.
# Connecticut
Husband charged with wife's murder after Fitbit contradicts his version of events
Connie Dabate’s Fitbit was logging steps after the time her husband told police she was killed.
# closer and closer
Trump and Hillary have destroyed the opposition yet again in the latest US primaries
Donald Trump won all five states up for grabs yesterday, with Hillary Clinton emerging victorious in four.
# The Preppie Connection
The 1984 drugs bust that shocked JFK's old posh school
The students involved – now almost 50 – recently watched a film based on the events
# tyler tomer
Man accused of shaving head and taking weight loss pills to fake cancer
He appeared in court this week.
# Connecticut
Son charged with murder as parents' remains found months after their disappearance
His girlfriend has also been arrested.
# see you in court buddy
Woman sues 12-year-old nephew for "forceful" hug that broke her wrist
She was demanding $127,000 for injuries that made it “difficult to hold [her] hors d’oeuvre plate.”
# Murder
Serial killer 'no longer a threat' after remains of seven women found behind US shopping centre
The suspect’s name has not been released by police, but they say there is no threat to the public.
# crumbs
Watch this 102-year-old woman with her birthday cake, and wait for it...
Seriously. Wait for it.
# Bomb Scare
Sandy Hook Elementary school evacuated after fake bomb threat
That’s where 26 children and teachers were shot dead in 2012.
# good guy cops
Someone stole an autistic man's birthday money... so police raised €1,000 as a surprise present
They’ve also arrested a suspect after thousands of people viewed the crime on YouTube.
# this ain't over
Nama and Ulster Bank block Sean Dunne's bid to dismiss bankruptcy
Showdown…
# Colum McCann
"I was cold-clocked without warning": Irish author assaulted in Connecticut
“I had a severe concussion, a broken cheekbone, some broken teeth and a spirit that has been temporarily bruised,” Colum McCann said.
# Bankruptcy
Sean Dunne's wife could be questioned during bankruptcy case
The court has also ordered the former developer to produce more financial documents within the next two weeks.
# Property Porn
For sale: One home owned by an Oscar-winning director. The price? $27.5 million
Ron Howard is selling his mansion in Connecticut. Let’s have a look around.
# disgraceland
Paul Simon and wife Edie Brickell arrested for disorderly conduct
The couple are due to appear before a judge today.
# Bananas
Man ram-raids petrol station, then steals only a single banana
He must have really needed that banana.
# sandy hook
Harrowing Sandy Hook 911 calls made public
Victims’ families had fought to suppress the tapes, fearing that they would cause distress.
# sandy hook
Sandy Hook shooter 'was obsessed by Columbine', but motive for massacre still unknown
New details about the devastating massacre of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut nearly a year ago have emerged in a report published today.
# Good Samaritan
Would you return €70k you found in a desk bought online?
This guy did.
# Connecticut
Armed man arrested in Connecticut university lockdown
The campus issued an alert earlier today to all staff and students to stay indoors and close all windows until told to do otherwise.
# cable outage
These people rang 911 because they couldn't watch TV
“Previously on AMC’s Breaking B…”
# Connecticut
Pics: Plane crashes into houses, four found dead
The propeller-driven plane struck two small homes near Tweed New Haven Airport in Connecticut, USA. The victims have not yet been identified.
# sandy hook
Classroom door locks and communication devices vital for school security
Panel looking at how schools can increase their security following Newtown massacre says simple steps are the most effective.
# newtown
Today marks six months since the Sandy Hook school shooting rampage
The shootings took place on 14 December last, when deranged Adam Lanza shot his mother and then 26 others, including 20 children.
# Property Porn
Photos: Most expensive house in America is up for sale priced €145 million
Let’s have a gawk.
# Colum McCann
Irish author's book to help Newtown survivors overcome grief
70 copies of Colum McCann’s ‘Let The Great World Spin’ have been given to staff and students at Newtown, Connecticut.
# Bankrupt
Bankrupt developer Sean Dunne reveals liabilities of €718 million
The bankruptcy filing also reveals that he has an average monthly income of €17,000 per month.
# gun control
Obama slams Republicans for gun reform 'stunts'
The US president gave his second big speech on gun control in a week in a Connecticut town close to where the Sandy Hook massacre took place.