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Students allege discrimination
9:52 am
Tue October 22, 2013

7 women file complaint against UConn over sexual assaults

Attorney Gloria Allred, right, hugs University of Connecticut student Rose Richi, left, at a news conference in Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, in Hartford, Conn.
Credit (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Seven women who say they were victims of sexual assaults while students at the University of Connecticut have filed a federal discrimination complaint against the school.

Attorney Gloria Allred says Monday's complaint to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights alleges the school failed to do enough in response to the women's allegations.

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Male Breast Cancer Awareness
9:05 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Documentary highlights struggle for men with breast cancer

Bob DeVito and Bill Becker
Times Like These film project

This month is unofficially known as Pinktober as organizations raise awareness and money for women with breast cancer. But the pink image doesn't show the full picture.

Breast Cancer is not a gender specific disease.  The American Cancer Society estimates that over 2,200 men across the country will be diagnosed this year. And because typically men are diagnosed at a later stage, men succumb to the disease at a higher rate than women.

In an effort to save lives, two men with breast cancer in Connecticut are advocating for more  awareness and research. 

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"Best of bad situation"
5:13 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Report: Bellone budget has $50 million in risk

Steve Bellone says 65% of his cost cutting is real reoccurring savings, not one-shot revenues. File photo
Credit Charles Lane

Independent budget analysts for the Suffolk County Legislature say County Executive Steve Bellone's budget next year has a potential $50-million hole in it.  But the analysts say it makes the best of the county’s fiscal problems that have built up over the years.  

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NY casino gambling amendment
4:41 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Siena Poll finds NY voters influenced by wording of gambling amendment

A poll released on Monday finds the positive wording of a November ballot amendment to expand gambling in New York State is influencing voters.  The poll finds a majority of New York voters support the amendment. 

Pick your own!
12:30 pm
Sat October 19, 2013

Apple picking looking better than last year's lousy season

Credit AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth

It's another beautiful fall weekend, and for a lot of us that means an opportunity for apple picking. Last year was a terrible fall for the northeast’s apple harvest, and some orchards didn’t open for public picking at all. WSHU’s Craig LeMoult spoke with Brian Kelliher, chairman of the Connecticut Apple Marketing Board and the owner of Easy Pickens Orchard in Enfield, about how things are looking this year.

You can find a Connecticut orchard to visit here.

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