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News Minute: Here is the latest Connecticut news from The Associated Press

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A ratings agency says Connecticut's bond rating remains "negative." Fitch Ratings says the state's budget relied on one-time fixes and Connecticut's economic recovery is inadequate. It also says Connecticut's key finance sector continues to weaken.

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel says he's spending as much time as he can with family as he awaits a new trial on a murder charge. Skakel, the nephew of Ethel Kennedy, was freed from prison after a judge ruled he had inadequate legal representation at his trial. Skakel had been convicted in the death of Martha Moxley when they were both 15.

WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a reactor at Connecticut's Millstone nuclear plant that was shut last weekend because of a faulty water pump is powering up again, and the NRC says it has no safety concerns. A piece of metal in the pump caused low flow. The object is being analyzed.

HEBRON, Conn. (AP) - A 50-year-old Hebron woman has been charged with a felony in a fatal traffic accident that took the life of a RHAM Middle School teacher. Police say Elizabeth Everett turned herself in. Dawn Mallory died two weeks after being struck by Everett's car in the parking lot of the school in Hebron last March.

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