| Mar 15, 2014
| 9:39 AM
The Maryland House gave preliminary approval Saturday to a bill that would make it easier for caregivers to administer medication to patients in mental hospitals against their wishes.
The action clears the way for a final House vote Monday on the...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:23 PM
This spring, a group of college students will go about their usual campus routines, but with a voice only they can hear calling them names and making other distracting, disturbing sounds.
In their case, the voice will come from a recording playing...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 1:28 PM
HARTFORD — The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission secured a promise Friday from Peter Lanza to turn over at least some of Newtown shooter Adam Lanza's treatment records, and heard from two of the foremost autism experts on what the disorder isn't, as...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:37 AM
A federal lawsuit by the National Shooting Sports Foundation seeking to overturn the gun control law state legislators passed this year in response to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School was dismissed Monday.
Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C....
| Jan 9, 2014
| 8:59 AM
The 2013 All-Courant high school football offense team package:
Stephen Barmore, Southington, Sr.
Tom Honyotski, Hall-West Hartford, Sr.
Logan Marchi, St. Paul-Bristol, Sr.
Jalen Ollie, Glastonbury, Sr.
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:23 PM
SACRAMENTO — Tighter gun controls, new rights for immigrants and a measure increasing access to abortion are among many hundreds of California laws that take effect with the new year.
Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature also restricted the...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 3:07 PM
A panel convened by Gov. Martin O'Malley after the 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., has made more than two dozen recommendations to bolster care for the mentally ill in Maryland.
The report by the Continuity of Care Advisory...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:18 PM
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — As she does every day, Kay Cates asked her 10-year-old son how his school day went. He shrugged.
"We did math. We did reading. We had a lockdown," the Boulder fourth-grader replied.
She froze. When pressed, the boy...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Natalie Hammond thought it might have been the sound of pipes banging when the furnace kicks in.
Other teachers figured a janitor had knocked over a toolbox, or perhaps a stack of metal folding chairs had slipped off a cart, or maybe it was just the...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:00 PM
NEWTOWN — Confounded with grief in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook tragedy, Yolie Moreno sat in the cold outside the town's most popular diner off busy I-84 holding a sign she said bore an important message.
"I am love. I am Newtown. Just send...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 1:56 PM
George Strait presents himself in his music as a man of his word, a paragon of constancy in a world besieged by change.
Yet from the moment he appeared onstage Saturday night at Staples Center, the veteran country star seemed to be looking for a way out...