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  • Videos of Yarnell fire capture concern as elite unit becomes trapped

    Videos of Yarnell fire capture concern as elite unit becomes trapped
    The worried voices have an immediacy that only video can capture, especially after numerous images of massive fires flaring in the distance. It is Sunday, June 30, 2013, and an elite unit of firefighters, the Granite Mountain Hotshots, were somewhere...
  • Hartford's Registrars: For Years, The Little Office That Couldn't

    Hartford's Registrars: For Years, The Little Office That Couldn't
    Tuesday's highly publicized election mess in Hartford may have earned the city's voter registrars a reputation as the Little Office That Couldn't — but the office has been compiling a record of subpar performance since at least 2010, with Democratic...
  • NASCAR's Kurt Busch under investigation for domestic assault

    Police in Dover, Del., said Friday they are investigating an allegation of domestic assault involving NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kurt Busch. In a statement, the Dover Police Department said it was made aware of the allegation on Wednesday afternoon....
  • For Bruce Rauner: An Illinois ethics agenda

    For Bruce Rauner: An Illinois ethics agenda
    The last time Illinois changed governors, the air was thick with promises of reform. Rod Blagojevich had just been impeached and would soon be on his way to prison. His successor, Gov. Pat Quinn, had launched a blue-ribbon ethics panel even before he...
  • Datebook: Mushroom clouds, FBI files, land art and lots of photography

    Datebook: Mushroom clouds, FBI files, land art and lots of photography
    Photographers who documented landscape, street scenes and the San Fernando Valley’s pornography industry, plus an exhibition that brings together L.A. and Latin America, abstractions made with books, and a show about the artistic interventions of an...
  • Ferguson no-media-fly zone cover-up threatens trust in police

    The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Tuesday, Nov. 4: The police departments of Ferguson and St. Louis County have apologized for some of their actions in the wake of the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown....
  • Bush administration's chemical weapons cover-up reignites old argument

    WASHINGTON -- The New York Times report that the George W. Bush administration discovered old chemical bombs and rockets in Iraq and withheld the knowledge "from troops it sent into harm's way" is an echo of the discussion over alleged new weapons of mass...
  • Newport News, Hampton property maintenance complaints grow

    Newport News, Hampton property maintenance complaints grow
    Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article included incorrect information about the number of violations for properties owned by Joel and Delaine Fortune. The Fortunes had one property maintenance violation in the city of Hampton. On Oct. 1,...
  • No man's land : Get alienated on Nevada's E.T. Highway

    RACHEL, Nev. I saw no Men in Black. I did see little green men, lots of them, all sizes and shapes. Some had hideously globular craniums and black-as-deep-space piercing eyeballs; others were skeletal and avuncular, bearing a striking likeness to the late...
  • Storms Challenges Sayers For In 60th House District

    Storms Challenges Sayers For In 60th House District
    Longtime incumbent Democratic state Rep. Peggy Sayers is facing a challenge from Republican Scott Storms for the 60th House District seat. The district includes Windsor Locks and Windsor. Sayers, 73, is seeking a ninth term in the state legislature....
  • Democratic Official Failed To Disclose Convictions, But Merrill's Office Let Him Continue As Notary

    Democratic Official Failed To Disclose Convictions, But Merrill's Office Let Him Continue As Notary
    Democratic Secretary of the State Denise Merrill's office allowed Mitchell Robles, a longtime district leader on Bridgeport's Democratic Town Committee, to keep his privileges as a notary public in 2011 despite failing to list felony drug convictions,...