Corruption

Top FIFA Officials Arrested In Switzerland On U.S. Corruption Charges

Updated at 8:45 a.m. ETSeven soccer officials from FIFA, the sport's international governing body, were arrested early Wednesday by police in Zurich, Switzerland. Charged with bribery and other crimes, they were taken from the Baur au Lac, the luxury hotel on Lake Zurich where they were staying.The Swiss Department of Justice and Police said the arrests were made at the request of the U.S. attorney's office for the Eastern District of New York. According to the agency, the U.S. alleges the...
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Connecticut Introduces Nation's First Mattress Recycling Program

If you've ever moved, you know how tricky it can be to transport a mattress. They're bulky, tough to carry, and take up lots of space. They're also really hard to throw out. Now Connecticut is looking to solve that problem by introducing the nation's first-ever mattress recycling program. The goal is to get old beds off the curb and into the renewable waste stream.
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The City of Hartford is considering the creation of two new positions to boost participation in citywide youth sports programs.

Hartford police are investigating whether a pastor who was shot while placing flags outside a church for Memorial Day was the victim of a hate crime.

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It’s been five years since the big-toned, Israeli-born tenor saxophonist Benny Sharoni made his recording debut with an acclaimed album called Eternal Elixir.

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Over 4,000 area students have been offered seats in a Hartford magnet school or suburban public school through the regional school lottery. But roughly 15,000 students were placed on wait-lists.

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Charter Communications, which just announced a $55 billion deal to buy Time Warner Cable, has been based in Connecticut for just a few years.

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Health care costs and cybercrime are top of the list of concerns for businesses in a new survey. Insurer Travelers carried out this survey of more than a thousand businesses of all sizes, the second year it's created a Businesses Risk Index.

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Since the ISIS takeover of Palmyra in Syria, hundreds are feared killed by the so-called Islamic State. Amateur videos posted online yesterday also appear to show buildings of the ancient city damaged in the fighting.  Palmyra is considered to be one of the most important cultural centers in the world.

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Two graduates of the Yale School of Forestry are hoping to make it easier for residents to conserve land and open space. 

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Award-winning composer and lyricist Lin Manuel Miranda addressed college graduates on Sunday as the keynote speaker at Wesleyan University's commencement.

What Can We Do About Student Debt in Connecticut?

May 26, 2015
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The federal reserve has calculated the amount of American student loan debt is over $1 trillion, greater than car loan and credit card debt. Lawmakers are trying to provide relief for students.

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It's Not Rude: These Portraits Of Wounded Vets Are Meant To Be Stared At

It's impolite to stare. But when it comes to severely injured soldiers, maybe we don't look enough; or maybe we'd rather not see wounded veterans at all.That's the message you get from photographer David Jay's Unknown Soldier series. Jay spent three years taking portraits of veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but before that — for nearly 20 years — he was a fashion photographer. His stylish, artful images appeared in magazines like Vogue and Cosmopolitan."The fashion...
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Does Budget Billing Your Electric Bill Actually End Up Costing You More?

Unexpected price spikes in home energy bills have been a focus for legislators this session, but a new study says even programs designed to lessen the impact of your monthly bill could still be impacting your wallet.
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Connecticut Exports Grow, But Feel the Effects of Global Slowdown

Connecticut businesses are increasingly making their living selling goods and services overseas. A survey by the Connecticut Business and Industry Association says the number of companies in the state exporting has grown from 53 percent to 79 percent in the last eight years.
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Works By Rembrandt and Dürer Missing From Boston Public Library

The Boston Public Library is working with local and federal law enforcement to find two missing pieces of artwork worth more than $600,000. It’s not clear if the works by Rembrandt and Albrecht Dürer were stolen or misplaced.
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