| Sep 30, 2014
| 5:33 AM
WASHINGTON — A new law designed to reform the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs should bring improvements in the delivery of medical care to Connecticut veterans, although some of the changes will be slow in coming and problems are expected to...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 7:48 AM
Yale University announced Wednesday its endowment is up 20.2 percent for the 12-month period ending June 30.
The Ivy League institution in New Haven had $4 billion investment gain. The net change to the endowment is less than 20.2 percent because of...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 7:34 AM
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign paid more than $77,000 to a student who accused campus officials of minimizing her sexual assault and harassment complaints even after photographs and a video of the incident were passed around a fraternity...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 2:31 PM
As many as 80,000 veterans who suffered from post-traumatic stress and received Other Than Honorable discharges can use evidence of their PTSD to petition service boards to upgrade the bad paper discharge.
At stake for individuals is removal of...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 2:18 AM
As South Vietnam spiraled toward collapse in April 1975, a plane carrying Vietnamese orphans to new homes in the U.S. crashed about 15 minutes after takeoff from Saigon.
A cargo door on the U.S. Air Force C-5A blew out and control cables and hydraulic...
| Sep 30, 2014
About 25 years ago, Ashok Chakraborty completed his doctorate in India and came to the U.S. where he became a research scientist at Yale University. In those early years, the things he particularly missed included cricket, which he had played from the age...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 11:44 AM
I love our state's fall foliage. What I don't like is fighting traffic jams on country roads, or worse, hiking up some dusty path to see it.
I prefer to do my leaf peeping in comfort, preferably over the rim of a martini glass. Luckily, there are plenty...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 11:47 AM
When it comes to sexual assault allegations, is it ever a good idea to name names?
That question arose this week when a group claiming to be current and former University of Chicago students created and then deleted an anonymous Tumblr account listing...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 9:00 PM
This year, for the first time, college football powers will square off in a four-team playoff to decide who's top dog.
No Ivy League schools will be crashing that party. Then, it's in the annual college rankings issued by arbiters like U.S. News & World...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 4:31 PM
State troopers rushed to a home in Colchester Monday after receiving a report of a shooting and that a hostage had been taken. But it was a hoax.
The phony emergency call and others like it this year at places including the University of Connecticut and...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 6:58 PM
MANCHESTER — MARC, Inc., which serves developmentally disabled people in the Manchester area, has appointed an interim leader as the organization seeks a replacement for former executive director Ken Charpentier.
Terry Schmitt, an ordained minister...