• In this July 17, 2012 file photo, Travelers Chairman and CEO Jay S. Fishman participates in the ceremony ringing the New York Stock Exchange opening bell, in New York. Fishman, who stepped down in 2015, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2016, after a public battle with ALS disease. He was 63. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Former Travelers CEO Jay Fishman dies at 63 after ALS battle

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Travelers Group insurance company chief executive Jay Fishman, who became a national advocate for research into Lou Gehrig’s disease after being diagnosed with it, died at his home in New Jersey on Friday. He was 63.

  • In this Aug. 28, 2015 file photo, Leslie Tsurenko, of Ukraine, far court, prepares to serve to Lucie Safarova, of the Czech Republic, in their semifinal match at the Connecticut Open tennis tournament in New Haven, Conn. Three years after the state purchased the tennis tournament that plays there, Connecticut's government is pumping several million dollars into improvements underway in 2016 at Connecticut Tennis Center, prompting outrage from some lawmakers who say it is wasteful to invest in a facility that hosts one major event a year. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham, File)

    State putting millions into renovating tennis stadium

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Tennis stars arriving for next week’s Connecticut Open will be greeted with a newly renovated $1.5 million players’ center, funded by the state over the objections of lawmakers who view the spending as misplaced in tough economic times.