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Facebook Web site faces investigations

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The Facebook social networking Web site is facing investigations from multiple U.S. state attorneys general over concerns about online sexual predators.

Connecticut state data tape stolen

HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- A backup computer tape containing Connecticut state agency bank account numbers and personal financial data on more than 1 million people is missing.

MySpace claims it has booted sex offenders

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- MySpace, responding to complaints from several U.S. states, says its software has allowed it to boot 29,000 registered sex offenders.

More antitrust issues raised against Vista

HARTFORD, Conn., June 12 (UPI) -- Allegations by Google that Microsoft's new operating systems puts competitors at a disadvantage revived antitrust claims against U.S. software giant.

Best Buy sued for 'bait and switch'

HARTFORD, Conn., May 25 (UPI) -- Best Buy, the giant electronics retailer, has been sued in Connecticut for allegedly deceiving customers.

MySpace removes sex offender profiles

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- The social networking Web site MySpace said it needs subpoenas from state attorneys general looking for sex offenders who belong to the site.

Atty. Gen.: Insurer should have been fined

HARTFORD, Conn., March 30 (UPI) -- Connecticut's attorney general blasted the state's insurance commissioner for not fining an insurance company accused of cheating customers out of coverage.

Best Buy admits secret Web site

HARTFORD, Conn., March 2 (UPI) -- U.S. consumer-electronics giant Best Buy Inc. has a secret Web site that can block customers from getting the lowest prices, a published report said Friday.

Pitfalls of individual health insurance

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- From Connecticut to California, owners of individual health insurance policies face the risk of seeing their plans amended or revoked without notice.

Watercooler Stories

Job vacancies at the bottom of the world ... U.S. facing 'first $1 billion election' ... NYC receives $7,000 gift from housewife ... Modernist house razed in Westport, Conn. ... Watercooler stories from UPI.
By United Press International

Modernist house razed in Westport, Conn.

WESTPORT, Conn., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A Westport, Conn., house designed by world-renowned architect Paul Rudolph was razed despite an attempt by the state attorney general to preserve it.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Over-hasty employee sends too much info ... Photo fuels flap over Scalia's flip ... Skintight jeans back in fashion ... Woman says sex game killed husband ... The world as we know it from UPI.
By United Press International

Over-hasty employee sends too much info

HARTFORD, Conn., March 30 (UPI) -- Connecticut is trying to plug a security breach created when an administrator sent the Social Security numbers of hundreds of school employees in an e-mail.

States riled by proposed tobacco cut

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- States attorneys general threatened suit to halt a decision that would cut how much the four major U.S. tobacco companies must pay 46 states this year.

Wal-Mart standoff on 'morning after' pill

HARTFORD, Conn., March 24 (UPI) -- Connecticut's comptroller threatens to exclude Wal-Mart from the state insurance network if its pharmacies won't distribute the Plan B emergency contraceptive.

Connecticut issues healthcare subpoenas

HARTFORD, Conn., March 2 (UPI) -- Connecticut's attorney general says he has issued dozens of subpoenas concerning possible anti-competitive health care-related practices.

Popular Web site under investigation

TRENTON, N.J., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The Connecticut attorney general's office is investigating MySpace.com amid a reported growing number of sexual assaults on teenage girls by sexual predators. At least one arrest has been linked to the popular Web site and five other sexual misconduct inv

Conn. continues No Child Left Behind suit

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Connecticut officials promised to continue a lawsuit about the federal No Child Left Behind law despite a decision that dismissed a similar suit in Michigan.

Connecticut civil union law causes stir

HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- As Connecticut officials try to determine the scope of a new law on homosexual unions, gay rights groups say they're being treated as second-class citizens.

Conn. challenges No Child Left Behind

HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Connecticut has challenged the federal No Child Left Behind law, saying it does not have $50 million to test elementary students every year.

Connecticut wants tighter Thalomid rules

NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- Connecticut officials say federal drug regulators have failed to warn patients a popular anti-cancer drug, Thalomid, can cause fatal blood clots.

Connecticut to sue over NCLB

HARTFORD, Conn., April 6 (UPI) -- Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says the state will sue the federal government over the No Child Left Behind Act.

Connecticut execution is delayed

HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- An attorney for a killer who has tried to speed his own execution filed a motion Monday in Connecticut for a hearing on his client's mental competence.

HealthBiz: Prevention helps bottom line

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Employers get a new guide on how to include evidence-based prevention strategies in their health benefit programs, counties are worried about Medicaid cuts, and other health industry news.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

States go after vaccine price gouging

HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Attorneys general in Connecticut and Texas have filed suit against ASAP Meds Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for flu-vaccine price gouging.
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