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BC-CT--Connecticut News Digest 6 pm, CT

May 21, 2019

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UPCOMING TOMORROW:

COAST GUARD ACADEMY-COMMENCEMENT

National security adviser John Bolton is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s commencement. Event starts at 11 a.m. With photos.

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERY

Three more parents are scheduled to plead guilty in the college admissions bribery scheme.

TOP STORIES:

POLICE CHASES

Connecticut officials are considering making the statewide police pursuit policy more strict after a fatal officer-involved shooting and several crashes involving juveniles and stolen cars _ a move made by several police departments across the country over the past year. By Dave Collins. SENT: 570 words, photo.

TRUMP-HEALTH CARE-RELIGIOUS BELIEFS

Nearly two dozen states and municipalities, including Connecticut, sued the federal government Tuesday to stop a new rule that lets health care clinicians decline to provide abortions and other services that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court asks a judge to declare the rule unconstitutional and say it was passed in an arbitrary and capricious manner. By Larry Neumeister. SENT: 340 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ FOOD CONTAINERS: Connecticut restaurants and caterers would no longer be able to provide customers with single-use expanded polystyrene food containers under legislation that has cleared the House of Representatives. SENT.

_ BEAR KILLED: Connecticut authorities say police were forced to kill a bear after it fatally attacked a dog and threatened an officer. SENT.

_ WAX IN THE EYE: A Connecticut woman who got hot wax dropped in her eye at beauty spa has settled a lawsuit against the now-closed business for $400,000. SENT.

_ HOUSEMATE SLAIN: A Connecticut man police say admitted he “stomped” on a housemate who was later found dead has been held on $250,000 bail. SENT.

_ OPIOID CRISIS LAWSUITS-INDIANA: Indiana is joining other states pursuing lawsuits against the family behind the painkiller OxyContin, seeking to blame them for fueling the national opioid addiction crisis. SENT.

_ BEATING DEATH: Police in Bridgeport are looking for three suspects involved in the weekend beating death of a 55-year-old man. SENT.

_ INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT: Authorities say a worker suffered serious leg injuries after falling into large industrial lathe at a Connecticut aerospace parts manufacturer. SENT.

_ COAST GUARD-SEASONAL STATIONS: The Coast Guard is opening three seasonal stations in the region later this week. SENT.

_ NRG-STREAM ENERGY: NRG Energy plans to buy the retail electric and natural gas business of Dallas-based Stream Energy for $300 million. SENT.

_ COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERY: A New York lawyer and a Napa Valley vintner have admitted to participating in the college admissions bribery scheme. SENT.

SPORTS:

BRUINS-SCRIMMAGE

Struggling to stay sharp with a 10-day layoff between playoff series, the Boston Bruins are planning an intrasquad scrimmage on Thursday night. Coach Bruce Cassidy says the team will follow its usual game-day routine, and he’ll warn his players to be wary of injuries. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 500 words.

Stands for story slugged BRUINS-CUP VETERANS

RED SOX-BLUE JAYS

Boston plays Toronto at Rogers Centre. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

YANKEES-ORIOLES

The New York Yankees play Baltimore at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

RED SOX-YANKEES-LONDON ARTIFICIAL TURF

The traditional rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will take a radical twist when they meet in London next month: They will play on artificial turf for the first time in more than 2,200 games over a century. By Ronald Blum. SENT: 950 words, photos.

NATIONALS-METS

Washington plays the New York Mets at Citi Field. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

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