• In this August 2014 photo provided by Judy Griesedieck, artist Ellen Griesedieck works on a portion of a giant mural in her studio in Sharon, Conn. Ellen Griesedieck and the 15-year American Mural Project received approval of a $1 million matching grant from the Connecticut State Bond Commission that allows them to finally seek bids to renovate two old mill buildings in Winsted to contain a visitors' center, artist workshop space and a gallery to display a 120-foot-long, five-story-high and 10-foot-deep mural that honors American workers. It is expected to be the largest indoor collaborative artwork in the world. (Judy Griesedieck via AP)

    Dream of 3-D mural honoring American workers nearer reality

    WINSTED, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut artist’s dream to honor American workers with a 5-stories-high mural that ties in contributions from thousands of children across the country is moving closer to reality.

  • In this March 9, 2016, file photo, basketball player Elena Delle Donne poses for photo at the 2016 Team USA Media Summit in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Americans will face France on Wednesday at the University of Delaware, play Canada on Friday in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and host Australia on Sunday in New York before heading to the Rio Olympics. The Americans will play France in the home state of Olympic rookie Elena Delle Donne.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, FIle)

    US women’s hoops team wraps up 3 exhibitions at Garden

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. women’s basketball team continues its pre-Olympic tour with a three-city exhibition series that wraps up Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

  • Braun, Westbrook top IMSA qualifying at Lime Rock Park

    LAKEVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Colin Braun took the pole position Friday for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race Saturday at Lime Rock Park, and Richard Westbrook gave Ford Chip Ganassi Racing its second GT Le Mans class pole.

  • League confirms Hartford won’t have a home game this season

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford’s new minor league baseball team won’t play a single game in the city this season.

  • In this Sunday, June 26, 2016 photo, church-goers at the Norwich Chinese Christian Church in Norwich, Conn., participate in a potluck dinner following a Sunday service at the church. A Chinese immigrant community has been growing for more than a decade in Connecticut around two of the nation’s largest casinos. Many have been drawn by good-paying jobs and a quieter life. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Fortune, friction and decline as casino ‘Chinatown’ matures

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — No ornate archway marks it. No obvious business district with exotic signs and storefronts sets it apart. But in the quiet neighborhoods around two of the nation’s largest casinos, a sort of suburban Chinatown has been growing for over a decade.