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

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HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) - Hamden police say a suspect has been taken into custody for questioning in connection with a threat against President Barack Obama. Hamden police, Connecticut State Police and Secret Service converged on a car outside an ice rink on Friday night. The Secret Service took an unidentified suspect into custody after tracking his cell phone. No charges have been filed.

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A group of Connecticut newspapers reports nearly two dozen police departments in the southwestern part of the state have an inventory of military equipment. The Hearst Connecticut Media Group reports 19 police departments in southwestern Connecticut have received free surplus military equipment including M-16 assault rifles and armored vehicles from the Department of Defense since 2006.

SALISBURY, Conn. (AP) - A spokesman for a Connecticut track says a man who crashed in a race of vintage cars is the first death in the historic-racing festival's 32-year history. Authorities say 73-year-old Lee Duran, of Lyme, lost control of his car and crashed on Saturday at Lime Rock Park during a race of pre-World War II cars. No other cars were involved.

CORNWALL, Conn. (AP) - A growing group of runners in Connecticut is focused on the finish line - and 168 more finish lines after that. The goal of the Run 169 Towns Society is to race in every community in the state. The recreational runners of all skill levels refer to themselves as Debticonns - short for Do Every Blessed Town in Connecticut.

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