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CONNECTICUT: 5 disciplined by Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy has disciplined a service member and five civilian employees for allegedly engaging in sex acts on campus and using government computers to send sexually explicit content, an academy spokesman said Wednesday. The six people misused computers at the academy in New London and some of them participated in consensual sex acts on school grounds, an academy spokesman said. Two civilians resigned and three were disciplined. The Coast Guard discharged the service member, who was not a cadet.


WASHINGTON: 'College Scorecard' offered

The Obama administration unveiled an online tool Wednesday aimed at giving prospective college students a better idea of what colleges cost and whether the financial burden will be worth it. The "College Scorecard" comes as student debt is at an all-time high, graduates are entering a tough job market, and families are overwhelmed with confusing information about costs. The scorecard is at whitehouse.gov/- issues/education/higher-education/college-score-card.


VIRGINIA: Worker says Bounty had wood rot

The replica HMS Bounty that sank during superstorm Sandy had a decaying frame in it before leaving port, a Maine shipyard worker told federal officials Wednesday. A member of the crew died, and the captain was never found after the ship sank 90 miles off Cape Hatteras, N.C. The Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board are holding hearings to determine what caused it to sink. Todd Kosakowski said he showed Capt. Robin Walbridge the rot he found in the ship at Boothbay Harbor Shipyard. It was painted over, he said.


MASSACHUSETTS: Bulger 'immunity' contested

James "Whitey" Bulger's claim that a federal prosecutor gave him immunity to commit crimes should be decided by a jury, not a judge, said his lawyer, who also denied Wednesday that the former mobster was an FBI informant. The former leader of the Winter Hill Gang is accused of participating in 19 murders during the 1970s and '80s and faces trial in June.

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