| Aug 23, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Courant readers have been paying close attention to my colleague Jon Lender's stories on state government officials hiring relatives for summer jobs in their departments. It's a dispiriting enough tale to have caught the attention of Gov. Dannel P....
| Aug 23, 2013
| 11:37 PM
Mark Walter, the controlling owner of the Dodgers, said Friday he has been exploring a possible purchase of the Los Angeles Times.
"The Los Angeles Times says something," Walter said before the Dodgers played the Boston Red Sox at Dodger Stadium. "It...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 9:35 AM
A Cumberland Farms clerk in Shelton went beyond the call of duty when he was seriously injured trying to stop a man stealing cutouts of David Hasselhoff. The "Baywatch" star appears in the convenience store chain's summer advertising campaign. Stores have...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:26 AM
Connecticut fast food workers in Hartford, West Haven and Manchester joined in a national strike Thursday seeking "living wages" and union representation.
Employees of McDonalds, Dunkin Donuts, Burger King and other fast food franchises in 60 cities...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 4:12 PM
News Corp. has sold its U.S.-based community newspaper group -- eight daily newspapers and 15 weeklies -- to an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group, an asset management firm.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
Rupert Murdoch's media company...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 2:05 PM
On Sept. 6, The Boston Globe reported that Massachusetts was creating a train service between two of Boston's most vital — but heretofore poorly connected — neighborhoods, Back Bay and the Seaport District. Two things caught my eye.
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Baltimore Sun reporters Jeff Barker and Don Markus and producer-editor Jonas Shaffer weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports.
How do you expect Maryland – absent both starting cornerbacks – will fare...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Federal prosecutors tangled in court Monday with defense lawyers for Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev over the government's timeline to make a decision on whether to seek the death penalty in the case.
Both Tsarnaev’s defense attorneys...
| Apr 22, 2013
826CHI is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students. 826chi.org
Tom Acitelli is author...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 12:54 PM
Nathan Rabin is the head writer for The A.V. Club. His books include “The Big Rewind” and “My Year of Flops.” He also collaborated on “Weird Al: The Book.” He has written for the Wall Street Journal,...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 1:03 PM
An 8-year-old boy was among the three people killed and at least 176 people injured, many severely, by a pair of explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday. According to The Boston Globe, the boy, Martin Richard, was with his...