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News Minute: Here is the latest Connecticut news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EDT

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former Connecticut death row inmate has been resentenced to life in prison for the 2002 slaying of a single mother in Hartford. The sentence for 33-year-old Lazale Ashby was converted on Wednesday as a result of the state Supreme Court decision to end capital punishment. Ashby raped and strangled Elizabeth Garcia inside her apartment as her 2-year-old daughter watched cartoons in another room.

WHATELY, Mass. (AP) - Massachusetts State Police have released the name of the driver of a fuel tanker who died in a crash on Interstate 91. Officials say 47-year-old Jody Crosby, of Seymour, Connecticut, lost control of the tanker Wednesday afternoon while traveling through Whately. Crosby was pronounced dead at the scene.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation are heading to the US border to meet with migrant families. Democratic U.S. Reps. Joe Courtney, Rosa DeLauro, Jim Himes and Elizabeth Esty announced Thursday they'll be in Texas on Saturday touring a border patrol station, a centralized processing center and a detention center. The group plans to speak with children and parents affected by a White House policy that had separated more than 2,300 children from their parents.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The developer of a school shooting video game condemned by parents of slain children has lost the ability to sell the game online after being dumped by PayPal. Acid Software said Tuesday that purchases of "Active Shooter" were temporarily suspended as it tried to resolve issues with PayPal. Acid's Twitter postings included the hashtags "QuitCensoringUs" and "WeWillBeBack." A PayPal spokeswoman said Wednesday it doesn't allow its services to be used to promote violence.

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