| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:31 AM
The "what ifs" linger long after a visit with John DeStefano, now closing in on his final weeks after a remarkable 20-year marathon as mayor of the Elm City.
What if DeStefano, smothered by M. Jodi Rell during a disastrous run for governor in 2006, had...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:00 AM
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Each year, Halloween is a massive operation at Dean Karlan's house, drawing in members of his family, particularly his 13-year-old daughter, Maya.
Maya's enthusiasm for Halloween knows few bounds. She makes her own costumes: a...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:23 PM
On April 15, 1974, William Shockley, the Nobel laureate who believed that blacks were less intelligent than whites, was supposed to debate William Rusher, the publisher of the National Review, at Yale University on the topic: “Resolved: That society...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Let's get this disclaimer out of the way first: Americans don't eat nearly as much fruit as they should to maintain a healthy diet, so nutrition experts advise eating fruit, any whole fruit, as often as possible, at least two cups of it a day, striving...
| Oct 31, 2013
LEAD — Nearly a mile underground in an abandoned gold mine, one of the most important quests in physics has so far come up empty in the search for the elusive substance known as dark matter, scientists announced Wednesday.
But physicists on the...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 9:31 AM
LEAD, S.D. (AP) — Nearly a mile underground in an abandoned gold mine, one of the most important quests in physics has come up empty-handed in the search for the elusive substance known as dark matter, scientists announced Wednesday.
| Oct 29, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Women who live in states with the greatest income gaps are at bigger risk of depression, according to a recent study.
Living in states with a vast divide between the wealthy and poor makes people, especially women, more aware of their own financial...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:51 PM
The question seems simple, but shedding light on the answer was worth a Nobel Prize for three American economists: How do we know how much an item is worth?
Eugene F. Fama and Lars Peter Hansen of the University of Chicago and Robert J. Shiller of...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:55 PM
WASHINGTON — Janet Yellen, President Obama's choice to head the Federal Reserve, comes to the post with more experience at the central bank than her predecessors and a career-long focus on the issue that remains at the center of public concern...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Seven University of Connecticut women filed a Title IX discrimination complaint last week with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights alleging the university violated their rights when they reported being raped and sexually harassed...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 10:26 PM
Chief mechanic for 7 Indy 500 winners
George Bignotti, 97, who set a record as the chief mechanic for seven winners of the Indianapolis 500, died in his sleep of natural causes Fridayin Las Vegas, his daughter Mary Mendez said.