BC-CT--Connecticut News Digest, CT


Associated Press

Posted on December 22, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Connecticut at 3 a.m.

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NEWTOWN — A week after the slaughter of 26 people at a Connecticut elementary school, new details emerge about gunman Adam Lanza, who seemed to spend most of his time in an apartment-style space with a large setup for video games in his mother's basement — the same place where she kept an extensive family gun collection. Back in high school, Lanza rarely spoke to classmates and once gave a presentation without uttering a single word. As Newtown buries more of its dead, investigators still don't know why the young man lashed out at defenseless first-graders. And the seemingly random nature of the attack makes it all the more chilling. By Katie Zezima.

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NEWTOWN — The Newtown schools superintendent says consolidating the first grade classes at Sandy Hook Elementary School is part of the process of preparing for the students' return next month to a refurbished middle school in Monroe. In an interview with The Associated Press, Janet Robinson said most of the classes will remain intact, except the first grade where 20 students were killed by a gunman a week ago. She said one of the three classes has a single remaining student. By Susan Haigh.





WASHINGTON — Bluntly dismissing appeals for more gun control, the National Rifle Association calls instead for armed police officers in every American school after the Connecticut shootings. By Nedra Pickler and Philip Elliott.

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says his administration has received an outpouring of support for stricter gun laws following last week's elementary school massacre in Connecticut, telling respondents to an online petition, "We hear you." By Ken Thomas.

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NEW YORK — Imagining the horror for Sandy Hook Elementary students when they walk into their new school for the first time, a Connecticut mom is relying on Chester of the children's classic "The Kissing Hand" and the busy fingers of her fellow knitters to ease their way. By Leanne Italie.

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NEW YORK — Well aware that the television audience may be particularly sensitive, the Showtime network aired a disclaimer warning audiences of violent content in the season finales of its dramas "Homeland" and "Dexter" last weekend. It was two days after a gunman killed 26 people in a Newtown, Conn., elementary school. By Television Writer David Bauder. AP Photos CAPH876, CAPH872, CAPH871, CAPH875.


— SAC CAPITAL-MARTOMA — A former hedge fund portfolio manager was indicted Friday for securities fraud in connection with what prosecutors say could be the most lucrative insider-trading scheme to date. A federal grand jury in New York indicted Mathew Martoma on three counts of securities fraud and conspiracy to commit securities fraud.

— CONNECTICUT SCHOOL SHOOTING-FLAGS — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is ordering state and U.S. flags in Connecticut raised again to full staff at sunset on Saturday, after the final funeral services for victims of the Newtown school shooting.

— BLOOMBERG-NRA — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the National Rifle Association's call for armed guards in schools represents a paranoid vision of America.

— SCHOOL SHOOTING-VIDEO GAMES — The New York founder of a video game website says he believes tens of thousands of players of online shooter games are participating in a 24-hour cease-fire to show love and respect to last week's Connecticut school shooting victims.

— GE-ACQUISITION — Industrial conglomerate General Electric plans to buy the aviation business of Italian manufacturer Avio for $4.3 billion to grow its jet propulsion business and strengthen its supply chain.



HARTFORD — Ryan Boatright scored a career-high 26 points and added nine assists as Connecticut routed Fordham 88-73 Friday night. The Huskies (9-2) used a suffocating defense to force 21 Fordham turnovers while making 15 steals. They scored 35 points off turnovers while amassing their highest point total of the season.

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots needed a deep threat so they signed Brandon Lloyd. They also got an acrobat, a receiver who makes twisting, leaping grabs and needs just 11 catches to set a career high. By Howard Ulman.


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Ahmad Bradshaw took part in practice on a limited basis Friday, and New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin said he was encouraged about having the running back for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens. Bradshaw, the team's leading rusher, sat out last week's 34-0 loss at Atlanta after spraining his left knee a week earlier in a win over New Orleans.

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— FBN--TEXANS-CONNECTICUT SHOOTING — The Houston Texans will donate the proceeds from a silent auction during Sunday's game against the Vikings to the victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

— SOC--ALTIDORE-CONNECTICUT SHOOTING — U.S. soccer player Jozy Altidore paid tribute Friday to the 26 victims of the school shooting in Connecticut by wearing their names on his cleats during a game for the Dutch team AZ Alkmaar.