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  • Curt Gentry dies at 83; California historian co-wrote 'Helter Skelter'

    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...
  • UConn Foundation Must Reveal Spending Details

    UConn Foundation Must Reveal Spending Details
    Hillary Clinton's jaw-dropping $251,250 fee for a speech at the University of Connecticut brought the foundation that paid the bill into the spotlight. The public should get a closer look at all its spending. The University of Connecticut Foundation...
  • Ghosts soar in William Vollmann's hefty 'Last Stories'

    Ghosts soar in William Vollmann's hefty 'Last Stories'
    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...
  • FBI Serves Subpoenas To Hartford Charter School Operator

    FBI Serves Subpoenas To Hartford Charter School Operator
    HARTFORD — The troubled Hartford charter school operator FUSE was dealt another blow Friday when FBI agents served it with subpoenas to a grand jury that is examining the group's operations. When two Courant reporters arrived at FUSE offices on...
  • Man who filed 1980's sexual abuse complaint 'livid' Scout leader allowed to lead York troop

    Man who filed 1980's sexual abuse complaint 'livid' Scout leader allowed to lead York troop
    YORK — A man whose sexual abuse complaint in the 1980s spurred the Boy Scouts of America to ban a man from Scouting for life says he's "livid" that the same man was allowed to help lead a Scout troop in York County for the past decade. That former...
  • Email: Official Fears Hartford Stadium Could Harm XL Center Plan

    Email: Official Fears Hartford Stadium Could Harm XL Center Plan
    HARTFORD — The city's proposal to build a minor league baseball stadium could derail plans for a new XL Center or compete with the existing downtown arena, a top development official said in an email obtained by The Courant. Suzanne Hopgood,...
  • Concealed carry applicants to get more information about rejections

    Concealed carry applicants to get more information about rejections
    Citing a flood of lawsuits from applicants who were denied concealed carry permits because of objections from local law enforcement that were shrouded in secrecy, the Illinois State Police announced Monday that it will require a state review board to give...
  • FOI Advocate: Malloy Administration Should Push Charter Group On Public Disclosure

     FOI Advocate: Malloy Administration Should Push Charter Group On Public Disclosure
    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...
  • City to release files on alleged police misconduct

    City to release files on alleged police misconduct
    Internal investigation files for alleged police misconduct will now be made public, officials said Sunday in a statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office. With the new policy, the Chicago Police Department will release investigative files relating to...
  • Hartford Charter Group Will No Longer Run Bridgeport School

    Hartford Charter Group Will No Longer Run Bridgeport School
    A Hartford charter school group under state investigation is being pulled from a Bridgeport public school that it was managing with state funds, education officials said Wednesday. Bridgeport interim Superintendent Frances Rabinowitz said she intends to...
  • House, Senate: Virginia Medicaid debate in September

    House, Senate: Virginia Medicaid debate in September
    RICHMOND — The Virginia General Assembly will go back into session this September to debate Medicaid expansion, legislative leaders said Wednesday. The reconvened session would fulfill a longstanding promise from House Republican leaders, who...