| Feb 23, 2014
| 8:38 AM
Major life events shaped Dierks Bentley's new album. The country star was affected by experiences both tragic and joyous: the death of his father and the birth of his son.
"I try to make records that are snapshots of where I am," Bentley says, calling...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 11:41 AM
NEW YORK -- Ranny Green knew he was onto something back in the 1970s, when a story he wrote for his newspaper in Washington state garnered more phone calls and letters than anything he had done in his journalistic career.
It was about dogs.
| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:26 PM
NEW YORK — This was the dog writers' biggest night.
The only things missing were the red carpet and interminable speeches.
And the dogs.
But they were there in spirit at the recent awards ceremony of the Dog Writers Assn. of America, which...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 10:44 AM
Costa Mesa police officers are going back to school full time next week after more than a year on hiatus.
The Police Department is reviving its school resource officer, or SRO, program that had sputtered for more than a year because of a lack of...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 2:03 PM
In a move that activists described as the first of its kind for any American college or university, Occidental College in Los Angeles is pledging to stay away from any investments in companies that manufacture military-style assault weapons and high-...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 6:20 AM
BROOKFIELD — During a two-hour debate Sunday evening, Republican gubernatorial candidates jockeyed for the chance to face expected Democrat nominee Dannel P. Malloy in November's election, differing sharply on gun control.
The candidates agreed...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 5:18 PM
Through the years, Oviedo mother Sujatha Guduru had been hospitalized in a psychiatric ward three times before she walked into a local gun shop and bought the revolver that six days later she would use to shoot her 17-year-old daughter and then herself in...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 9:14 PM
HARTFORD -- Hundreds of residents who missed the deadline to register now-illegal assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines will now become legal gun owners, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said on Friday.
Gov. Malloy said the state Department of...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 11:20 AM
The state police hold a ceremony next week to honor more than 200 officers who responded to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012.
The state police will also acknowledge several trauma psychologists who worked with officers following the...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 2:32 PM
The General Assembly begins its short session Wednesday. But even if the calendar squeeze and electoral politics get in the way, there is still important legislative work to do.
Sessions in even-numbered years are two months shorter than those in odd-...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:50 PM
The General Assembly opened its 2014 session last week, and lawmakers wasted no time in introducing legislation they hope will clear the legislature in this short session, which ends May 7.
While the legislature will spend weeks debating the budget, jobs...