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  • When it comes to multi-unit buildings, Chicago's recycling program falls flat

    When it comes to multi-unit buildings, Chicago's recycling program falls flat
    Soon after Wilson Ramon Torres moved into a West Rogers Park condo last year, he went looking for the building's recycling—and couldn't find it. “Recycling obviously is a form of habit, and once I got into it, it was one of those things that...
  • Islamic State spokesman calls for 'lone-wolf' attacks in West

    IRBIL, Iraq The chief spokesman for the Islamic State has called on the group's supporters throughout the world to act on their own initiative to attack Western civilian and military targets in retaliation for the U.S.-led coalition's aerial attacks in...
  • Retailers Should Be Responsible For Credit Breaches

    Retailers Should Be Responsible For Credit Breaches
    Last week, Home Depot became the latest large retailer to admit that its payment systems were breached and private information related to millions of its customers was stolen by criminals. A staggering 56 million Home Depot customer credit and debit...
  • State Must Cut Down On Motorcycle Carnage

    State Must Cut Down On Motorcycle Carnage
    On Friday morning, a Harwinton man was killed when his motorcycle crashed into a tree. Later in the day, the Life Star helicopter was dispatched to Vernon to bring a man injured in a motorcycle accident to Hartford Hospital. On Saturday night, a Meriden...
  • Dan K. Thomasson: Academia needs to act to protect college women

    WASHINGTON Back in the dark ages when I was in college, female students at most colleges and universities, including mine, had what we called "hours." If memory serves me correctly, at my school they had to be in their dormitories or sorority houses by...
  • 30,000 Californians face Obamacare enrollment delays, dropped coverage

    30,000 Californians face Obamacare enrollment delays, dropped coverage
    California's health insurance exchange is vowing to fix enrollment delays and dropped coverage for about 30,000 consumers before the next sign-up period this fall. Covered California said it failed to promptly send insurance applications for 20,000...
  • Domestic abuse is a challenge for states

    WASHINGTON A woman is being beaten by her husband. The police arrive, but they don't speak the wife's language. So her husband, who does speak English, translates. He blames her, and she is arrested. Or perhaps she's an American Indian, but her partner...
  • Treasury takes steps to discourage offshore tax-shifting inversions

    Treasury takes steps to discourage offshore tax-shifting inversions
    The Obama administration on Monday announced long-awaited executive actions to try to discourage companies from reincorporating abroad to reduce their U.S. taxes. The steps -- technical revisions to the tax code -- will "meaningfully reduce the economic...
  • Trudy Rubin: Weapons for Ukraine will aid democracy

    When Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko addressed a joint session of Congress last week, he called on members to support Ukrainian freedom and democracy. They stood and cheered. Ukrainians must "live free or die," the president said, using a slogan...
  • Jonathan Pelto and Ebony Murphy register as gubernatorial write-ins

    Mansfield resident Jonathan Pelto and his running mate, teacher Ebony Murphy-Root, have announced a decision to register as write-in candidates for the 2014 gubernatorial election. This summer, the duo launched an initiative to collect the 7,500...
  • National Gun Groups Start Spending In Governor's Race

    National Gun Groups Start Spending In Governor's Race
    National groups on both sides of the gun control issue have been pouring money into Connecticut this year, hoping to influence the outcome of the first statewide elections since the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and the firearms...