| Jun 26, 2014
| 3:45 PM
These days, Chris Christie will go just about anywhere. He no longer wants to be seen as the in-your-face governor of New Jersey, but as the genial ambassador from the Republican Governors Association who just wants to help, or as the non-presidential...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:31 PM
Faced with limited financial resources at City Hall, Mayor Eric Garcetti has created a nonprofit organization to raise money for some of his initiatives, including efforts to boost cultural tourism, find summer jobs for low-income teens and revitalize the...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:35 AM
It was a mushy tropical wave near Central Florida — yet it unleashed a torrent of rain that flooded streets from Miami to Jupiter on Tuesday.
Whether a weak wave or a powerful hurricane, tropical systems can pound coastal areas even if they're 1,...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:35 AM
If you didn’t tune in for the Rock ‘n Roll relief concert for Hurricane Sandy victims on Dec. 12 at New York’s Madison Square Garden, you missed one fantastic happening.
More than 37 television stations in the United States and 200...
| Jul 6, 2014
Thomas Motamed, fresh out of law school, found the legal profession too dry.
So at a friend's suggestion, he tried another field he thought might be more interesting: peddling life insurance.
But that got old fast.
"I really didn't like sitting...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:57 AM
A Westport plastic surgery center that state health officials placed on a two-year probation last summer has closed, ending a string of disciplinary actions taken against the facility.
Dr. Joel Singer, the sole owner and operator of the Center for...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:06 PM
HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's opponents jumped on the governor's newest campaign commercial on Monday for featuring the Newtown tragedy and using a disputed number to describe the state's debt situation.
Released on Monday morning, the 30-...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Pennsylvania contractor Jeff Morrison looked at the forgettable facade of Jennifer and Michael Mankowski's home, a stuccoed, farmhouse-style exterior. But what he actually saw was a circa-1900 house begging to emerge.
His partner, designer Courtney Kish,...
| Aug 3, 2014
After pounding through 183 hurricanes over the past 38 years, two Lockheed WP-3 Orion turboprops are almost ready for the junk heap.
Yet new hurricane hunters could cost a prohibitive $300 million.
Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, the National Oceanic and...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 10:34 PM
Last October's government shutdown left 800,000 federal employees without work for 16 days, but apparently they found ways to occupy their time.
Nine months later, some Washington, D.C., hospitals are reporting a spike in newborns.
"There's no way...
| Jul 11, 2014
In the world of books, the apocalypse is big business — bigger than ever, in fact, with the surge in popularity of young-adult dystopian novels such as the "Hunger Games" and "Divergent" trilogies.
But while those books offer a relatively...