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PAINTING-RETURN TO UKRAINE
A painting that was stolen in World War II and found in a Connecticut home is being returned to an art museum in Ukraine. Court records filed Thursday by U.S. officials say the painting of Ivan the Terrible was scheduled to be auctioned by a couple in Ridgefield, Conn., last year when a Ukrainian museum intervened. The museum said the work was a 1911 oil painting that had been stolen during Nazi occupation. SENT: 130 words, UPCOMING: 400 words. With Photo.
_ UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS: While preliminary estimates show Connecticut lost 500 net jobs in November, the state’s employment numbers have grown by 23,000 over the past year. SENT.
BERKELEY, Calif. _ No. 1 Connecticut visits No. 14 California in a matchup of undefeated teams. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 12 p.m. PST
Connecticut plays Villanova at Madison Square Garden.
The New York Rangers visit the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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