| Jul 17, 2014
| 11:15 AM
It has been a season of giants in the arts. In New York, Jeff Koons' "Split-Rocker," a 37-foot-tall foliage sculpture of a rocking horse made up of 50,000 flowering plants, has given Kara Walker's sphinx, a 35-foot-tall sculpture made of an estimated 40...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 6:53 PM
The president of the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information is blasting an embattled Hartford charter school group for refusing to release information to the public about its taxpayer-funded operations – adding that the Malloy...
| Jul 7, 2014
Credit Gov. Pat Quinn for putting a stop last week to a seedy little money grab by officials at the College of DuPage. Before this episode heads to the dust bin, it's worth a few minutes to examine what it says about the use and abuse of tax dollars....
| Jul 5, 2014
| 7:20 PM
President Obama and his aides have repeatedly sought to dispel the rumors driving thousands of children and teens from Central America to cross the U.S. border each month with the expectation they will be given a permiso and allowed to stay.
| Jul 21, 2014
| 8:12 PM
Curt Gentry, a California historian who wrote or co-wrote more than a dozen books, including a bestselling biography of J. Edgar Hoover and the true-crime classic "Helter Skelter" about the Manson family murders, written with former prosecutor Vincent...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:55 PM
HAMPTON — Several Hampton City Schools administrators quietly received about $30,000 in raises last month, according to documents received Tuesday by the Daily Press.
The raises came after the school division made drastic cuts to balance its...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 2:20 PM
FERGUSON, Mo. The officer who shot Ferguson teen Michael Brown stopped Brown and another teen because they were walking in the street, not because of a robbery a few minutes earlier, Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson said Friday afternoon.
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:38 PM
A blogger sued the CTA on Wednesday to obtain copies of the losing bids and other documents related to the transit agency awarding an almost half-billion-dollar contract in 2011 for the new Ventra fare-collection system.
Jason Prechtel filed the lawsuit...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 1:48 PM
On a sunny June morning, the cattle at Willow Oak Farm nearly broke into a gallop as breakfast arrived on a flatbed wagon.
Roughly two dozen cows nosed for position around Thomas "Tommy" Thompson as he spread bales of hay from the wagon onto the...
| Aug 8, 2014
"I have let loose enough information in my letters it seems to isolate a grain of sand in a bucket."
— From an anonymous letter George Metesky sent to a newspaper in 1956
As editor of "Curiosity's Cats: Writers on Research," I had asked...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:03 PM
STORRS — The University of Connecticut Foundation had its best fundraising year ever, bringing in more than $81 million in new gifts and commitments in the fiscal year that ended on June 30.
The $81.4 million raised represents a sharp increase...