Busy shops, packed buses as Sao Paulo reopens amid pandemic

SAO PAULO (AP) — Retail shops reopened on Wednesday after a two-month pandemic shutdown in Brazil’s biggest city, leading to crowded buses and subways from early in the day — and with many people ignoring social distancing rules. Sao Paulo Mayor Bruno Covas authorized the restart of commerce between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. as […]

Court: Mental provider not liable in Florida school shooting

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A mental health provider cannot be held liable for the actions of a man accused of a 2018 Florida high school massacre, an appeals court ruled Wednesday. Henderson Behavioral Health Inc. treated Nikolas Cruz off and on from 2009 to 2016, court records show. Cruz had multiple mental issues, including […]

Lives Lost: A mismatched pair’s love story ends with virus

He was a by-the-book, buttoned-up conservative whose opinions could be quick and blunt. She was a free-thinking, authority-snubbing liberal who would draw stories out in meandering conversation. In the pain of broken marriages, Edward Porco and Joan Powers found new life in each other, however mismatched they might seem. And as the coronavirus pandemic consumed […]

Man gets 5+ years’ prison for harassing Parkland victims

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A California man who is on the autism spectrum was sentenced Monday to more than five years in prison for cyberstalking families of Parkland, Florida, school shooting victims. U.S. District Judge Rodolfo Ruiz imposed the sentence on 22-year-old Brandon Fleury of Santa Ana, California, rejecting a request by prosecutors for […]

Daytona tweaks Speedweeks, moves Clash onto road course

NASCAR will hit the road for its first race in 2021, part of a schedule shakeup that starts at Daytona International Speedway. The track announced several changes to the start of the annual racing season Wednesday. They include running the exhibition Busch Clash on the 3.56-mile road course that winds through the Daytona infield and […]

Banksy’s Valentine’s Day mural covered after it was defaced

LONDON (AP) — The family that owns a house in southwest England where an artwork from Banksy appeared in time for Valentine’s Day has covered the mural after it was defaced. Temporary fencing was also added Saturday to the home in Bristol and closed-circuit television has been installed to protect the artwork, which shows a […]

Today’s Dish: Happy Valentine’s Day!

On Valentine’s Day, shoppers are expected to spend more than $27 billion, averaging out to a little over $196 a person.

Valentine’s Day Etiquette

Whether you want to spread the love at the office with gifts for your co-workers, or you’re trying to figure out what to give your significant other, Etiquette Expert Karen Thomas can help.

Valentine’s scam targets wedding industry

A West Haven Justice of the Peace reached out to News8 when someone claiming to want a Valentine’s wedding tied to scam him out of more than $2,000.

Extend your Valentine’s Day with Foxwoods Resort Casino

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (WTNH)– If just one day of Valentine’s celebrations isn’t enough for you, Foxwoods Resort Casino is hosting their Royal Rosé event this Sunday, February 16 to extend the love! You can enjoy over a hundred different varieties of rosé, food, a DJ and multiple rosé-themed photo spots. Watch as CT Style’s Natasha Lubczenko […]

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