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  • Watchdog group sues Rosemont over records related to Garth Brooks concerts

     Watchdog group sues Rosemont over records related to Garth Brooks concerts
    The watchdog group Better Government Association filed suit Thursday against the village of Rosemont for redacting financial information from public records that the group requested for the year the village drew country music star Garth Brooks to Allstate...
  • License-plate tracking by DEA trades away too much liberty

    License-plate tracking by DEA trades away too much liberty
    The military calls it "mission creep" — sending troops out for one purpose, then adding to their marching orders over time. This kind of metastasis is innocuous in some contexts, but not so benign when the government is collecting information...
  • UFO investigations in Maryland get second life in online trove of Air Force documents

    UFO investigations in Maryland get second life in online trove of Air Force documents
    In the summer of 1949, special military investigators and Maryland state troopers descended on an old tobacco farm in Glen Burnie and discovered something bizarre in a rundown barn: "prototypes" of a flying saucer. The rudimentary flying machines were...
  • Auditors Open Inquiry Into Merrill's Office Decision Not To Discipline Democratic Official

    Auditors Open Inquiry Into Merrill's Office Decision Not To Discipline Democratic Official
    HARTFORD — The state Auditors of Public Accounts have begun an inquiry into a decision by the office of Secretary of the State Denise Merrill to let a Bridgeport Democratic Party official keep his notary public license in 2011, despite his failure...
  • Fire Captain Alleges Intimidation Over Testimony On Suspended Firefighter

    Fire Captain Alleges Intimidation Over Testimony On Suspended Firefighter
    HARTFORD — A fire department captain has alleged in a sworn complaint that Deputy Chief Terry Waller told the captain that his career could be in jeopardy if he testified against a firefighter who had been suspended for repeated on-duty alcohol...
  • Judge orders release of emails in James Brown estate lawsuit

    A judge says South Carolina officials must release emails concerning the diary of James Brown's widow and other documents related to the nearly decade-long fight over the late soul singer's estate. Circuit Judge Eugene Griffith Jr. on Friday told the...
  • Rolling Stone never asked university about rape allegations, according to emails

    Rolling Stone never asked university about rape allegations, according to emails
    A Rolling Stone reporter and a fact checker for the magazine never sought a reaction from officials at the University of Virginia about an alleged gang rape at a campus fraternity in 2012, according to an extensive exchange of emails between the...
  • Bourey reluctant to share Newport News capital plan information

    NEWPORT NEWS — City department heads requested nearly $693 million in project funding over the next five years, but the list City Manager Jim Bourey submitted to the City Council calls for spending $475 million without explaining what was cut or...
  • What Fiscal Crisis? Malloy Insiders, Herbst Reap Raises

    What Fiscal Crisis? Malloy Insiders, Herbst Reap Raises
    "No matter how cynical you get, it's never enough to keep up." Leave it to clever Lily Tomlin to provide a description of post-election Connecticut. We know that in the weeks after an election that re-elected incumbents will make some unpleasant...
  • What happened -- and what didn't -- in health care in 2014

    What happened -- and what didn't -- in health care in 2014
    The year had more than its share of headline-grabbing stories in health care. Here are just a few to look back on and reflect. It's also an opportunity to assess what worked and what didn't, and what goals to set in 2015. •The Affordable Care and...
  • Seafood fraud cases plummet as NOAA cuts investigators

    Seafood fraud cases plummet as NOAA cuts investigators
    In a sprawling warehouse five miles inland from the port of Newark, N.J., Special Agent Scott Doyle was dwarfed by the metal shipping container that had just arrived from Indonesia and was headed to Maryland. It held 14 tons of pasteurized crabmeat,...