Deflategate

Judge Throws Out Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension Over 'Deflategate'

A federal judge has thrown out Tom Brady's four-game suspension over his role in "deflate-gate."The suspension was handed down by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after attorney Ted Wells found that employees of the New England Patriots deflated footballs to make them easier to grip. Goodell said Brady likely knew about the scheme.Brady appealed Goodell's decision in federal court and, today, he prevailed.In a 40-page decision, U.S. District Judge Richard Berman did not take issue with the...
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Cuatro Puntos

Hartford Chamber Group's Goal: Merely World Peace

When we think about the major agents of social change we don’t immediately think of classical chamber music. Thanks to groups like Cuatro Puntos, we need to perhaps start changing our thinking.
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Wednesday night marked the first in a series of open houses during which Eversource is presenting its latest proposal for a power line that will connect the massive hydro-electric dams of Quebec all the way down to the town of Deerfield, New Hampshire.

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A famous Connecticut lighthouse featured on some state license plates sold at auction for almost $300,000. 

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An investigation is underway into allegations of hazing involving a Connecticut high school football team.

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Watering is key during the hot, dry stretch of weather we're in right now. But one crop I don’t have to worry about in this heat is sweet potatoes.

A new report from Yale Law School looks at solitary confinement in the U.S. 

It came as no surprise when a cartoonish, bulging skyscraper in London's financial district known as the "Walkie-Talkie" won this year's award for the U.K.'s worst new building.

After a unanimous vote by a panel of architectural critics at Building Design Magazine, the building officially known as 20 Fenchurch Street took the 2015 Carbunkle Cup. A spoof on the prestigious Stirling Prize awarded to great architecture, the Carbuncle is instead handed to architectural blunders.

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Connecticut’s tourism industry is seeing a healthy rebound this year, more than doubling national growth rates. 

Why Are Migrants Surging Into Europe Now?

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The United Nations says more than 300,000 migrants have set out from North Africa and the Middle East on the Mediterranean Sea for Europe this year so far — 40 percent more than in all of last year.

Close to $10 million in local, state, and federal money has been spent in the last couple of years to construct or renovate parks of all shapes and sizes in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts.  The projects have opened up new recreational opportunities, eliminated blight, and brought parks closer to the people.

Children this summer had a chance to cool off and play on a splash pad in one of Springfield’s newest parks.

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One of the top economic issues for voters is the vast economic inquality in the country, according to Gallup polling.

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Hartford Jazz Society's Riverboat Cruise Prepares to Weigh Anchor

More than a half-century ago, a small, devout band of jazz-loving members of a then obscure, but courageous group called The Hartford Jazz Society launched HJS’s first riverboat jazz cruise on the Connecticut River.
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WNPR Investigation: School Safety

Many Schools in Connecticut Probably Have Toxic PCBs, But Aren’t Being Tested

Toxic PCBs have been found in over 100 Connecticut schools since 2009.

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Sen. Murphy to Visit Middle East to Review Military Operations

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy is leaving for the Middle East to review operations against the Islamic State.
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A White Teen Was Killed By A Cop And No One Took To The Streets. Is That A Problem?

It was just after sunset on a muggy Friday evening earlier this month, and my wife and I were standing outside a Hardee's in Seneca, S.C. We were at a vigil for Zachary Hammond, a white teenager killed by a police officer during an attempted drug arrest in the restaurant's parking lot, three miles from where we live and teach at Clemson University. Over the past two years, I've been to protests over police killings in Ferguson, New York, Charleston and Philadelphia. Now the problem had come...
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As Hartford Yard Goats Stadium Steel Goes Up, Focus On Opening Day

Hartford's new minor league baseball stadium celebrated a construction milestone Tuesday. The first steel beams have been delivered and put in place. But a new report says that getting the job done in time to play in April could come at a price.
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