• In this Oct. 28, 2013 aerial file photo, workers use backhoes to remove rubble during the demolition of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where gunman Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six adult educators on Dec. 14, 2012. An open house for the new school, erected on the same site, is set for Friday, July 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

    Sandy Hook school opening to public, 4 years after massacre

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — When the public gets its first glimpse Friday of the school built to replace the one where 20 first-graders and six educators were massacred, they’ll see a building designed to be attractive, environmentally friendly, conducive to learning and, above all, safe.

  • In this March 1, 2016 file photo, University of Connecticut athletic director David Benedict speaks during an introductory news conference on the UConn campus in Storrs, Conn. Benedict said Friday, July 22, 2016 that he's waiting to hear from the Big 12 about its interest level in the school before reaching out with an official pitch to join the conference. Earlier in the week, the Big 12's school presidents moved closer to expansion, directing its commissioner to begin evaluating schools interested in joining. UConn currently competes in most sports in the American Athletic Conference. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

    UConn AD preparing pitch, waiting to hear from Big 12

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn’s new athletic director says he’s waiting to hear from the Big 12 about its interest level in the school before reaching out with an official pitch to join the conference.