Connecticut is the southernmost state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. As of the 2010 Census, it has the highest per-capita income, Human Development Index (0.962), and median household income in the United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, New York to the west, and Long Island Sound to the south. Its capital is Hartford and its most populous city is Bridgeport. It is part of New England, although portions of it are often grouped with New York and New Jersey as the tri-state area. The state is named for the Connecticut River which approximately bisects the state. The word "Connecticut" is derived from various anglicized spellings of a Mohegan-Pequot word for "long tidal river".
The U.S. coronavirus crisis took a sharp political turn on Friday as President Donald Trump lashed out at four Democratic governors over their handling of the pandemic after having conceded that states..
Reuters reports nine states on the U.S. East and West coasts have made shocking statements. The small collection of states have begun planning for the slow reopening of their economies. Each one will..
President Donald Trump is considering placing a mandatory quarantine on the states of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. According to Business Insider, such a move would be to prevent the further..
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday the state would join New Jersey, Connecticut and Delaware in reopening beaches for the Memorial Day weekend, aiming to prevent people from crossing state.. Reuters - Published
The former vice president held virtual meetings with the governors of Connecticut, Michigan and New Jersey on Thursday and sought to align himself with leaders on the local level. NYTimes.com - Published
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont said on Tuesday that he was replacing his public health commissioner, in an abrupt decision to shake up leadership of the agency at the heart of the state's response to.. Reuters - Published
Hundreds of cars lined up in East Hartford, Connecticut in hopes of getting food relief on Friday. The emergency food bank run by Foodshare was supposed to end May 8th but the need was so great that.. USATODAY.com - Published
Connecticut's schools will remain closed for the remainder of the academic year due to the novel coronavirus, Governor Ned Lamont said on Tuesday, following similar moves by the nearby states of New.. Reuters - Published
On Main Street in Bridgeport, Connecticut, across the road from a hospital grappling with the coronavirus crisis, a nondescript brick building is playing a key role in the state's plan to free up.. Reuters - Published
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday that he would work with neighboring Connecticut and New Jersey on a joint program to trace the contacts of people exposed to the coronavirus outbreak to.. Reuters - Published
Connecticut on Monday reported the state's highest one-day totals for novel coronavirus cases and related deaths, attributing the jump to a revised total count due to new classifications from federal.. Reuters - Published
Highlights of this day in history: Cuban exiles invade Bay of Pigs; Three astronauts of Apollo 13 land safely in pacific ocean; Benjamin Franklin dies at age 84; JP Morgan born in Connecticut; Ford.. USATODAY.com - Published
A hospital in Connecticut has successfully employed a new 3D-printed device that makes it possible to modify one ventilator for use in two critically ill patients with COVID-19 who have different.. Reuters - Published
The governors of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Delaware said on Monday that they planned to coordinate on a plan to reopen businesses and schools after getting the.. Reuters - Published
A total of 64 percent of the people tested for the novel coronavirus in Connecticut in the past 24 hours came back positive, a spike that underscored the state's status as a hot spot for the disease,.. Reuters - Published
Connecticut's governor on Tuesday said the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile of medical supplies was now empty and the state was "on its own" trying to secure ventilators and masks to fight the.. Reuters - Published
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont said on Tuesday that the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile of medical supplies was now empty and the state was "on its own" trying to secure ventilators and personal.. Reuters - Published
Low-cost U.S. carrier Spirit Airlines Inc said on Monday it will cancel all flights to and from New York, Connecticut and New Jersey after U.S. officials warned against travel to the area because of.. Reuters - Published
Experts on the White House coronavirus task force persuaded President Donald Trump that a travel advisory was preferable to the strict quarantine he was considering for the hard-hit New York area to.. Reuters - Published
Members of the White House coronavirus task force recommended a travel advisory for the hard-hit New York area to limit the spread of the coronavirus when they met with President Donald Trump on.. Reuters - Published
The CDC is urging residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut "to refrain from nonessential domestic travel for 14 days effective immediately."
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US President Donald Trump floated the idea of a quarantine as early as Saturday affecting residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut for a short time to stop the spread of coronavirus from.. USATODAY.com - Published
President Donald Trump said on Saturday he is considering a two-week quarantine on New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut in a bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus from the country's.. Reuters - Published Also reported by •USATODAY.com
US President Donald Trump said Saturday that he was considering a type of enforceable quarantine to prevent people in New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut from traveling. (March 28)
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New Jersey's governor was expected on Saturday to follow four other states - California, New York, Illinois and Connecticut - demanding that millions of Americans close up shop and stay home to slow.. Reuters - Published
Three U.S. states - California, New York and Illinois - have issued similar statewide "stay at home" orders directing more than 72 million residents to remain in their homes for the foreseeable future.. Reuters - Published
New Jersey, Connecticut and Illinois were preparing to follow the lead set by California and New York in telling people to stay mostly inside. The Federal Reserve moved to backstop municipal money.. NYTimes.com - Published
Connecticut reported its first coronavirus-related death on Wednesday, saying a man in his 80s who had been living in a retirement facility had passed away due to complications from the COVID-19.. Reuters - Published
U.S. prosecutors on Monday said a Connecticut man has been criminally charged with threatening to murder Representative Adam Schiff, the California Democrat who led the prosecution of Republican.. Reuters - Published
When residents of Wilton, Connecticut, first learned one of their own had contracted coronavirus, they naturally worried about infections spreading across their quiet New England hometown. Reuters - Published
The American School for the Deaf, founded in 1817 in Connecticut, said at least 37 alumni had also complained that they were subjected to corporal punishment by former staff members. NYTimes.com - Published
A defense attorney for the Connecticut opera singer who drew gunfire while driving through checkpoints outside President Donald Trump's Florida home says she is mentally ill. (Feb. 3)
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A Connecticut man charged with murdering his estranged wife has been rushed to the hospital after being treated for carbon monoxide poisoning. Fotis Dulos was found when police officers went to his.. USATODAY.com - Published
Three people were shot outside of a courthouse in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on Monday and were transported to hospitals with non-life-threatening wounds, the office of Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim said in.. Reuters - Published
Wolfgang Halbig, who has falsely accused the families of shooting victims in Newtown, Conn., of constructing an elaborate hoax, was charged with the unlawful possession of personal identification. NYTimes.com - Published
Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of a Connecticut missing mother of five has been ordered detained on $6 million bail on new murder and kidnapping charges. Jennifer Dulos has not been seen since she.. USATODAY.com - Published