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Nearly three decades after a U.S. state last imposed a tax on sugary drinks, Connecticut’s governor is pushing for one to help close a budget deficit and improve health _ and bracing for a fight. By Susan Haigh. SENT: 900 words, photos.
Barbara Bush didn’t bite her tongue in recent years when it came to Donald Trump: She just didn’t like him. But a new biography of the former first lady finds that her disdain for the Republican president, who transformed the party her own family had embodied for generations into his likeness, dates as least as far back as a 1990s diary entry. She referred to Trump in the entry as “the real symbol of greed in the 80s.” By Darlene Superville. SENT: 700 words, photo.
John Leguizamo is taking his irreverent one-man comedy show about Latin history on the road. The comedian will kick off a 12-state U.S. tour of his “Latin History for Morons” with a two-night stand at the Apollo Theater in New York starting June 20. By Mark Kennedy. SENT: 140 words, photo.
_ UNIVERSITY STABBING: A drama student at a Connecticut university has been charged with stabbing two other students while rehearsing a scene from a movie. Police say University of Hartford student Jake Wascher is scheduled in court Monday to face two counts of attempted murder. SENT.
_ COUNCOLOR’S SON SHOT: A Bridgeport city councilwoman whose son was shot over the weekend is calling for a serious look at violence in the city. SENT.
_ FATAL SHOOTING-STAMFORD: Police in Stamford are investigating the city’s first homicide of the year. Police say the male victim was shot around 10:45 p.m. Saturday. SENT.
_ MISSING CHILDREN: A mother and her boyfriend accused of taking the woman’s three children from a supervised visit in Connecticut to Mexico are due in court to face a series of charges. SENT.
NCAA WOMEN’S TIPPING OFF
Half of the Final Four is set and the other two teams will be decided Monday night. UConn extended its record run of consecutive appearances in the Final Four to 12 and Oregon reached its first national semifinal with victories on Sunday. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 530 words, photos.
Napheesa Collier has had an incredible senior year so far, leading UConn back to the Final Four for a 12th consecutive year. The senior forward averaged 20.9 points, 10.5 rebounds and shot 61.4% during the regular season for the Huskies to earn a spot on The Associated Press women’s basketball All-America team. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 1,200 word, photos.
The Heat (38-38) arrives in Boston for its matchup with the Celtics in eighth place in the East, but with Orlando on their heels. Boston (45-32) is currently holding onto the fourth seed, but has an identical record with the Pacers. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.
The Chicago Bulls visit the New York Knicks in a matchup of two of the NBA’s worst teams. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.
The Boston Red Sox visit the Oakland A’s. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 10 p.m. ET.
Detroit plays New York at Yankee Stadium. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 6:35 p.m.
New York plays Miami at Marlins Park. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.
The New York Rangers will try to sweep their four-game season series with New Jersey when they meet at the Prudential Center in the Devils’ final home game of the season. By Tom Canavan. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
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