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Zedillo lawsuit
6:39 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Court throws out charges related to massacre for former Mexican president, now a Yale prof

Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon in 2013
Credit (Copyright by World Economic Forum. . swiss-image.ch/Photo Michael Wuertenberg)

A U.S. District Court in Hartford, Connecticut threw out a lawsuit late last week against former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo. The lawsuit accused Zedillo, who is now a professor at Yale University, of crimes against humanity. An attorney for the plaintiffs in the case says he plans to appeal the decision.

Sports
10:26 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Decreasing shatter rate in baseball bats

Researchers with the U.S. Forest Service have been testing and analyzing thousands of shattered Major League Baseball bats. As the Innovation Trail's Kate O'Connell reports, they've been able to decrease the shatter rate by more than half.


George Zimmerman Trial
10:20 am
Mon July 22, 2013

'Rally for Justice' for Trayvon Martin in Stamford

Organizer Jere Eaton addresses the crowd at the Stamford Government Center
Credit Tarice Gray

Just over fifty people gathered on the steps of the Government Center in downtown Stamford, Connecticut in a "Rally for Justice" for Trayvon Martin.

Host: Morning Edition's Tom Kuser

Conn. General Assembly
10:17 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Conn. lawmakers unlikely to override vetoes

The Connecticut General Assembly has so-called veto sessions scheduled for Monday morning meant to look at the possibility of overriding any of Governor Dannel Malloy's vetoes. The sessions are expected to be brief with no major action. 

Business
9:47 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Conn. unemployment numbers flat in June

Job growth in Connecticut was essentially flat in June. That's according to the latest unemployment numbers released by the state labor department. The state's unemployment rate edged up slightly from 8 percent in May to 8.1 percent.


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