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  • Obama creates national monuments in Illinois, Hawaii and Colorado

    Obama creates national monuments in Illinois, Hawaii and Colorado
    President Obama came to his hometown Thursday to deliver a pre-election present to Mayor Rahm Emanuel as he seeks a second term next week, formally designating the city's Pullman factory district a national monument and praising the mayor’s “...
  • How Could Any Writer Not Vote For Pedro Martinez?

    How Could Any Writer Not Vote For Pedro Martinez?
    He sent chills down our spines. Yes, every time he went to the mound, gripped the ball and unsprung that small, tightly wound frame on the world, Pedro Martinez sent chills up and down our backbones. Pedro didn't pitch games. He pitched events. He was...
  • Tynell Fortune fitting in well for Kutztown U. men's basketball team

    Scholarship dollars led Tynell Fortune to California (Pa.) when he finished playing basketball at Pocono Mountain West High School. His heart pulled him closer to home to finish his college career. After three years at California, Fortune decided he...
  • Los Angeles County's top transit executive to step down in April

    Los Angeles County's top transit executive to step down in April
    The chief executive of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Tuesday that he would step down in April after six years of overseeing both high-profile failures and major milestones during the most ambitious rail expansion agenda...
  • Forget Lakers' woes — these SoCal teams' seasons were memorably bad

     Forget Lakers' woes — these SoCal teams' seasons were memorably bad
    As brutal as this season has been for the Lakers, who are on pace for one of the worst records in the 55-year Los Angeles history of the franchise, it could be a lot worse. Kobe Bryant and (Bad) Co. are nowhere near as dreadful as that Clippers club...
  • Paul Greenberg: Why teach art history?

    It's happened to all of us, surely, saying something stupid. And, worse, thinking it clever at the time, even conclusive, the perfect applause line. When it was really only flip, superficial, ignorant -- a throwaway line that should have been thrown...
  • Pennsylvania lawmakers, chief justice sworn in

    Pennsylvania lawmakers, chief justice sworn in
    HARRISBURG — They marveled at the murals of exploration, science, business and war. They gaped at the six 41/2-ton chandeliers. They looked in wonderment at the 24 circles of stained glass where the gilded ceiling meets the marble walls....
  • New Year's hike takes in local history

    The Manchester Historical Society kicked off New Year' Day with its eighth annual walking tour of the Great Lawn on Hartford Road, part of the Cheney Brothers National Historic Landmark District. At its peak in 1920, the Cheney family employed about 5,000...
  • Galaxy announces Steven Gerrard's 18-month deal on Wednesday

    Galaxy announces Steven Gerrard's 18-month deal on Wednesday
    The worst-kept secret in soccer is no longer secret. The Galaxy will announce Wednesday morning that Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has agreed to an 18-month deal to play for Major League Soccer's defending champions beginning in July. And though...
  • Cold Temps and a Sense of History

    Cold Temps and a Sense of History
    The cold weather kept most people away from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's inaugural parade but not the Mullins family of North Brandford. They were drawn to the parade by a sense of history. "It's a big day,'' said Rob Mullins, who came with his two...
  • Joy, Relief and Some Worries Accompany Malloy Inauguration

    Joy, Relief and Some Worries Accompany Malloy Inauguration
    HARTFORD — Dannel Malloy's second-term inauguration Wedneday brought smiles of jubilation and relief from Democratic loyalists, moment-of-history pleasures for non-partisan onlookers and a rather grim forecast from one guest. "He had a lot of...