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  • Pentagon gives California police grenade launchers, snowshoes

    Pentagon gives California police grenade launchers, snowshoes
    Southern California is mired in more than three years of drought, but the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is prepared for snowy conditions after it received 1,600 parkas for camouflage, 500 snowshoes and 132 snow trousers in March from the...
  • Before Hartford Firefighter's Death, Safety Equipment Found Lacking

    Before Hartford Firefighter's Death, Safety Equipment Found Lacking
    HARTFORD — Two days before Hartford firefighter Kevin Bell was killed on duty, an internal department email revealed that an inspection of his engine company's equipment found numerous safety problems, including empty air tanks. Bell's breathing...
  • Rosemont passes law to keep Garth Brooks concert details secret

    Rosemont passes law to keep Garth Brooks concert details secret
    The way Garth Brooks told it, his promoters were only 30 seconds into a pitch for the singer's comeback tour when Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens stopped them cold. "What are you telling me?" Brooks recalled Stephens asking. "I got a chance for Garth...
  • Franchising group seeks reasoning behind NLRB opinion

    Franchising group seeks reasoning behind NLRB opinion
    A franchise association is again speaking out against an opinion issued by the National Labor Relations Board's general counsel in July, asking that he disclose how he concluded that franchisers should be considered joint employers in labor disputes at...
  • 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....
  • Ferguson police defend no-fly zone

    Ferguson police defend no-fly zone
     St. Louis County police defended on Monday a no-fly zone imposed over the suburb of Ferguson during August street protests, saying it was for safety reasons, after an Associated Press report said the prohibition was to keep news helicopters away. Police...
  • Park service budget for Fort Monroe

    HAMPTON — The National Park Service has spent about $1 million on the Fort Monroe National Monument since it was created in November 2011. The park service is still developing a foundational document that will be used to help identify the national...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...