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  • News of the Weird: Worth the Commute

    News of the Weird: Worth the Commute
    Downtown London residences are known to be staggeringly expensive, but media blogger Sam Cookney calculated in October just how much. Cookney said he can live in an upscale apartment in Barcelona, Spain, and commute almost every workday to London (700...
  • The Price of A Rogue Police Department

    The Price of A Rogue Police Department
    Seems like East Haven keeps finding new ways to demonstrate just how expensive, in both taxpayer dollars and civic reputation, a rogue police department can be. Based on all available evidence (and that includes a federal civil rights investigation plus...
  • Texas inmate asks US Supreme Court to block execution

    Attorneys for a man convicted of stabbing a Texas corrections officer to death over a disagreement about a peanut butter sandwich are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block his execution. Thirty-five-year-old Robert Pruett is scheduled for lethal...
  • Judge won't delay order on inmate sex reassignment surgery

    A federal judge has rejected a request to delay his order for California to provide sex reassignment surgery for a transgender inmate. The ruling came Monday after state corrections officials appealed a previous decision by U.S. District Judge Jon...
  • Legal fight over voter IDs in Wisconsin continues

    With two special elections looming next month and one to fill a vacancy in the state Senate coming later this year, opponents of Wisconsin's new voter identification law want a federal court to expand the number of IDs that voters can show at the polls....
  • ESPN suing Verizon over unbundling of its sports channel

    ESPN is suing Verizon in an escalating clash over how the popular sports channel is being sold in a discounted pay-TV package. The complaint filed Monday in New York's state Supreme Court alleges Verizon is breaking its contract with ESPN, owned by...
  • Court Won't Hear Appeal On Manchester Wal-Mart Decision

    Court Won't Hear Appeal On Manchester Wal-Mart Decision
    MANCHESTER — The state Appellate Court has denied a supermarket company's bid to contest a lower court's ruling on the approval of a new Wal-Mart Supercenter. Received at the town attorney's office on Monday, the appeals court's notice said simply,...
  • Woman arrested in Indiana for Hawaii death of soldier's wife

    A woman accused of stabbing a soldier's wife to death in Hawaii has been arrested in Indiana, the FBI said. Ailsa Jackson, 24, is scheduled to appear in federal court in Ft. Wayne, Indiana on Monday, where a judge is expected to order her to return to...
  • High court to consider lawsuits over personal data

    The Supreme Court said Monday it will decide whether Web sites and other firms that collect personal data can be sued for publishing inaccurate information even if the mistakes don't cause any actual harm. The case is being watched closely by Google,...
  • Tuesday's the day: Gay marriage arguments at Supreme Court

    Tuesday is a potential watershed moment for America's gay and lesbian couples. After rapid changes that have made same-sex marriage legal in all but 14 states, the Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether it should be the law of the land. All...
  • Court weighs excessive force against inmates awaiting trial

    Amid a growing national debate over police use of force, the Supreme Court struggled Monday with a related question of claims of excessive force against jail officials by people who are accused but not yet convicted of crimes. The case involves Michael...