| Aug 6, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Insanity can be defined as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result every time. It could also describe our national disaster policy, which consists largely of doling out billions in aid after a storm and doing little to...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Residents inundated by June floods in Western Maryland can apply for $5,000 in state cash, Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Friday.
The program will give grants to help cover medical, housing, and food expenses caused by June 12 flash floods that...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 2:06 PM
By Philip Bump
During his news conference on Friday, President Barack Obama made a strong assertion about the CIA's behavior under his predecessor. The United States, he said, had tortured some "folks." The contrast between the act and the description of...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 6:59 AM
MANCHESTER — The Fire/Rescue/EMS Department is to receive a federal grant to replace radios.
The $80,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be used to buy radios that firefighters carry and radios installed in every...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 9:10 AM
A ban on drinking tap water in Toledo was lifted early Monday after tests showed that toxins were no longer at dangerous levels from algae on Lake Erie, the mayor's office said.
"Our water is safe," Mayor Michael Collins said at a Monday news conference...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Surveillance drones that hunt drug smugglers along the Mexican border could soon be grounded. Installation of pole-top cameras and ground sensors to intercept illegal crossings might be delayed.
About $44 million has already been diverted from the...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 4:50 PM
WASHINGTON New York state fire officials are pressing Congress for $100 million in emergency funding to pay for a nationwide training program for firefighters to address the new scale of risk presented by trains carrying millions of gallons of flammable...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Nestor Valencia was 4 years old when he boarded a white van filled with piñatas and entered the United States illegally from Mexico.
Now the mayor of Bell, he sees a little of himself in the thousands of children arriving at the U.S. border and entering...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 10:58 AM
NEWINGTON — Hiram Percy Maxim, a Hartford businessman and early ham radio enthusiast, was frustrated.
In January 1914, Maxim tried unsuccessfully to transmit a radio message from Hartford to Springfield. So he sent the message to a radio...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 12:22 PM
Poquoson homeowners qualify for a 10 percent reduction on flood insurance since the Federal Emergency Management Agency upgraded the city’s community rating.
This amounts to an average savings of $93 on annual premiums, and a total savings of...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:00 AM
I can't believe how much talk about the Texas border crisis I've heard on cable news the last two weeks without any mention of the Mariel boatlift of 1980.
This is textbook for what I mean about TV news -- from the network and cable level on down --...