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UConn's draft budget scraps plans for increased enrollment

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 2:01pm

University of Connecticut officials have put off plans to grow enrollment at the state's flagship university in their proposed budget for the next fiscal year.

House wading into California's long-running water war

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 2:01pm

Wading into a longstanding California water war, the House Wednesday endorsed a Republican plan to shift more water to San Joaquin Valley farmers and cut the flow for threatened fish and growers in another part of the state.

Most American households doing better financially

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:52pm

Most American households say their finances have strengthened slightly, but nearly half report that they would struggle to meet $400 in expenses from an unexpected emergency, according to the Federal Reserve's annual survey on economic well-being.

TSA chief: Help is on the way to address long airport lines

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:41pm

The Transportation Security Administration will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused passengers to miss flights even before the busy summer travel season, the agency's chief told Congress on Wednesday.

Feds say Turkish celebrity who faces prison is a flight risk

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:41pm

Federal prosecutors say a Turkish celebrity who lived the high life as he evaded U.S. sanctions against Iran should not get bail because he's a flight risk.

Ohio airport to be named in honor of astronaut John Glenn

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:40pm

Astronaut John Glenn is getting an airport named in his honor in his home state of Ohio.

New York tampon tax to get the ax with governor set to sign

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:40pm

New York's Legislature has given its final approval to exempting tampons and other feminine hygiene products from state sales taxes.

Grain higher, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:32pm

Grain futures were higher Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

TSA chief says help is on the way to address long airport lines

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:31pm

The head of the Transportation Security Administration says the agency will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with growing airport security lines.

13 more state employees receive layoff notices

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:31pm

Thirteen more Connecticut state employees in the executive branch have received layoff notices since last week.

Solar-thermal plant damaged by fire to be online in 3 weeks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:31pm

Officials say the huge Mojave Desert solar-thermal power plant damaged last week by fire could be back online within three weeks.

Senate GOP would pay teachers more than House, McCrory

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:30pm

North Carolina Senate Republicans on Wednesday previewed their plan to pay teachers more than what Gov. Pat McCrory and House members have offered, but didn't provide many details about how they would pay for it.

Exxon shareholders reject climate-change resolutions

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:30pm

Shareholders at Exxon's annual meeting rejected several resolutions backed by environmentalists that would have pushed the company to take a stronger stand in favor of steps to limit climate change.

Grain higher, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:30pm

Grain futures were higher Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Feds spend billions to run museum-ready computer systems

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:11pm

The government is squandering its technology budget maintaining museum-ready computer systems in critical areas from nuclear weapons to Social Security. They're still using floppy disks at the Pentagon.

The Latest: Congressional Dems play down Clinton report

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:11pm

The Latest on the State Department audit that faulted Hillary Clinton's email practices and cybersecurity (all times local):

Report: Disney and Universal had attendance increase in 2015

Terrance Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:11pm

Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld all saw a jump in attendance in 2015 over the previous year.

Bull Hancock, William Woodward elected to racing Hall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:10pm

Arthur B. "Bull" Hancock Jr. and William Woodward Sr., prominent thoroughbred breeders and owners, have been elected to racing's Hall of Fame in the Pillars of the Turf category.

Investigators: Homeowner shoots worker, turns gun on himself

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:01pm

A man suffering from significant mental health issues fatally shot a heating oil company employee who went to his house to do work before trying to kill himself and engaging in an hours-long standoff with police, authorities said.