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A Connecticut police officer who fatally shot a man during an attempted traffic stop last month had been told his conduct was unacceptable by several former supervisors, including some who raised concerns about his difficulty handling stressful situations, according to personnel records obtained by The Associated Press. SENT: 600 words.
OPIOID CRISIS LAWSUITS
In a lawsuits against Purdue Pharma Connecticut’s attorney general has released emails in which the company’s former director, Richard Sackler, casts blame on the victims of the epidemic. Story expected by 3 p.m.
More U.S. women are dying from pregnancy-related causes, and more than half of those deaths are preventable, government health officials said in a report Tuesday. Although these deaths are rare — about 700 a year — they have been rising for decades, especially among black women. SENT: 650 words, photos.
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS BRIBERY
California businessman Stephen Semprevivo is set to plead guilty to charges that he bribed the Georgetown tennis coach to get his son admitted to the school. Developing from 2:30 p.m. hearing.
_ SCHOOL COUNSELORS LAWSUIT: A jury has found that counselors at a Connecticut program for at-risk children failed to report to authorities that a 15-year-old boy was sexually assaulted by a teacher’s aide and ordered the nonprofit to pay $1.2 million to the victim’s mother. SENT.
_ FORK LIFT DEATH: Police say a 58-year-old man was killed when a fork lift fell on him at a Connecticut business. Branford police say the New Haven man was transporting a fork lift on a flatbed truck Monday when he stopped at an auto shop to put air in the truck’s tires. SENT.
Phil Mickelson has committed to play in the Travelers Championship, returning to Connecticut’s PGA Tour stop for the first time in 16 years. SENT: 100 words.
Boston plays Baltimore at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
Seattle plays New York at Yankee Stadium. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 6:35 p.m.
New York plays San Diego at PETCO Park. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 10:10 p.m. ET.
The Boston Bruins got some timely goals in their tight Eastern Conference semifinal series with Columbus, but when the goals weren’t coming, Tuukka Rask stood tall. The Finn turned in his best playoff performance so far in the 3-0 win in Game 6 that clinched the series and propelled the Bruins into the conference final against Carolina. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 500 words, photos.
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