AP-CT--Connecticut News Digest 1:30 pm, CT
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FBI agents interviewed one of the three women who have accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct as Republicans and Democrats quarreled over whether the bureau would have enough time and freedom to conduct a thorough investigation before a high-stakes vote on his nomination to the nation’s highest court. Deborah Ramirez detailed her allegation that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party in the early 1980s when they were students at Yale University, which Kavanaugh denies. By Darlene Superville and Michael Balsamo. SENT: 1,300 words, photos, audio.
With: SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-THE LATEST
FOR-PROFIT COLLEGES-DEVRY DEAL
A little-known venture capitalist is on the verge of acquiring one of the biggest for-profit colleges in the country, a transaction that would put him in control of a troubled national chain that’s more than 60 times the size of the tiny California school he currently owns. The Trump administration has given a tentative green light to the sale of DeVry University to Bradley Palmer, chairman of the Connecticut-based Palm Ventures, even as critics warn the deal raises red flags. By Collin Binkley and Richard Lardner. SENT: 1,750 words, photo.
Also: FOR-PROFIT COLLEGES-DEVRY DEAL-ABRIDGED. A 1,000-word version.
— PEOPLE-SHEERAN: Staff and patrons at a Connecticut pub got a thrill recently when British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran stopped in for a pint of Guinness. SENT.
— CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN ARRESTED: Kyle Lyddy, the chairman of independent gubernatorial candidate Oz Griebel’s campaign, appeared in court this week on a larceny charge. UPCOMING.
— GAS STATION CARJACKING: East Lyme police are looking for two suspects they say showed a knife and stole a car from a gas station in town. SENT.
— TEEN DRIVER-POLICE CHASE: A 15-year-old Connecticut boy is facing charges for allegedly leading police on a high speed and crashing into a cruiser. SENT.
The Boston Bruins hold media day as they prepare for Wednesday’s opener against the Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.
IVY LEAGUE CONCUSSIONS
Concussion rates fell in Ivy League football after a rule change shortened kickoff returns, By Medical Writer Lindsey Tanner. UPCOMING: 400 words, photo.
After a disappointing season, the Mets will start their search for a new GM. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 8 p.m.
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