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Connecticut Trooper Kills Man Accused of Slashing Bus Passengers — STAMFORD, Conn. - A man who slashed two fellow passengers with a box cutter on a bus to a Connecticut casino was shot dead by a state trooper moments after the bus stopped in Norwalk, Conn., the police said.

Rowland Name Endures on Connecticut Public Buildings, Despite Convictions — HARTFORD - Voters in Connecticut may prefer to forget that they elected John G. Rowland as their governor three times now that he has been convicted of political corruption - again. But the state just will not let them. Shared by cowannyt — Click on the photo to comment, share or view other great photos

Malloy Says Rail Service in Connecticut Will Expand — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy of Connecticut announced a pre-Election Day present for beleaguered commuters on Wednesday in the form of additional train service between the New Haven station and Grand Central Terminal.

Damning Testimony and Telling Emails in Rowland Trial — NEW HAVEN - He was a thrice-elected governor, and last week he became a twice-convicted felon. Watching John G. Rowland come and go each day for his 13-day trial in federal court here offered some surreal moments, and not just because the people of Connecticut had seen this story unfold before.

Rowland, Ex-Connecticut Governor, Is Convicted in Campaign Finance Case — NEW HAVEN - Former Gov. John G. Rowland was found guilty in federal court here on all seven counts of corruption. The verdict came just one day after closing arguments in the case.

Lawyers Present Contrasting Motives at Rowland Trial as Jury Begins Deliberations — NEW HAVEN - After 12 days of testimony laying bare some of the dirty tricks and subterfuge that can course through political campaigns, the defense lawyer appealed to jurors not to let any distaste they may have for the political process sway them in weighing the seven felony counts against his client, former Gov.

Closing Arguments Ahead in Rowland’s Corruption Trial — NEW HAVEN - As former Gov. John G. Rowland of Connecticut politely observes the proceedings from his front-row seat, the gloves have been coming off all week here at his federal trial on corruption charges, with both sides trying to tie up loose ends before the closing arguments on Thursday.

Witness Says She Was Told to Make It Seem Rowland Was Tied to Company — NEW HAVEN - Ann Collette was not used to getting calls late on a Sunday night from her boss at Apple Rehab, she told a rapt courtroom on Friday, but there was an urgency to his request one weekend in April 2012.

Witness Details a Sham in a Deal With Rowland — NEW HAVEN - In three days on the stand, Brian Foley, the government's star witness in a corruption case against John G. Rowland, the former governor of Connecticut, repeatedly told the court that he had taken pains not to put anything in writing that might expose the $5,000-a-month consulting contract he had engineered with Mr. Rowland as a sham.
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Israeli hospital tends to daughter of #Hamas leader after she experienced complications from a procedure done in Gaza

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Though #China's invocation of "rule of law" is shaped by self-interest, @Yale's @PaulGewirtz sees reasons 4 optimism

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Kennedy rival Bruce Wilson questions Branford voters whether they r "willing to pay more for a #Kennedy?" in CT Sen

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#Branford, CT leans GOP but with a #Kennedy running, race for State Senate seat may be close.

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