Mystic Aquarium offering ‘full-day academic enrichment program’ amid COVID

MYSTIC, Conn. (WTNH) — If you have to work, and your child is assigned virtual school work, the Mystic Aquarium is providing help. The destination is offering a full-day academic enrichment program featuring educators who will assist kids with distance learning. The program will take place in a new education building with classrooms where kids […]

The Latest: Aussie rules football to kick off on June 11

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Aussie rules football will kick off again on June 11, with the second round of the Australian Football League to be played almost three months after the competition was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. Australian Football League chief executive […]

Downing of jet in Iran reveals Islamic Republic’s wider woes

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Ukrainian jetliner stood ready for takeoff at Iran’s main international airport bound for Kyiv, packed with passengers and so many bags on one of the cheapest routes to the West that the ground crew rushed to unload some luggage to make its weight for flight. Nearly an hour […]

Ukrainian airplane crashes near Iran’s capital, killing 176

A Ukrainian passenger jet carrying 176 people crashed on Wednesday, just minutes after taking off from the Iranian capital’s main airport, turning farmland on the outskirts of Tehran into fields of flaming debris and killing all on board.

Iran internet slowly revives; US sanctions telecom minister

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The internet slowly trickled back on in Iran on Friday after a dayslong shutdown by authorities amid protests and unrest that followed government-set gasoline prices sharply rising, as the U.S. sanctioned the country’s prominent telecommunications minister over the outage. A week after the gasoline hike, the loosening of the […]

Iran spins more centrifuges on US Embassy crisis anniversary

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Monday broke further away from its collapsing 2015 nuclear deal with world powers by doubling the number of advanced centrifuges it operates, linking the decision to U.S. President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the agreement over a year ago. The announcement — which also included Iran saying it now has […]

The Latest: Germany says Iran risking entire nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iran as the country marks the anniversary of the U.S. Embassy takeover 40 years ago (all times local): 6:30 p.m. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says Iran’s latest step away from its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers risks completely breaking the entire agreement. Maas said […]

Education Dept. proposals on guns in schools sparks outcry

The Education Department says it is weighing whether to allow states to use federal funds to purchase guns for schools, prompting a storm of criticism from Democratic lawmakers and educators.

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