| Oct 4, 2011
| 9:09 AM
HARTFORD - After an intense storm of complaints when Tropical Storm Irene plunged more than half the state into darkness, the Senate Democrats called Tuesday for better tree trimming and improved communication between utilities and town leaders.
| Oct 14, 2011
| 11:40 AM
An option for suicide "with elegance and euphoria" is how Lithuanian-born Ph.D. candidate Julijonas Urbonas (London's Royal College of Art) described his "Euthanasia [Roller] Coaster," currently on the drawing board. Urbonas' model of "gravitational...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 6:45 AM
-The mother of Matthew M. Donohue called Middletown police to say her son threatened to beat up her husband. Police told the Middletown Patch website they reached Donohue, 38, on his cell phone as he was driving and told him he'd be arrested if he...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 2:03 PM
The killing of two dozen unarmed Coptic Christians — and the wounding of hundreds of others — by Egyptian security forces and Muslim extremists in Cairo this week has thrown a dark shadow over the country's prospects for a peaceful...
| Sep 9, 2011
Michael Stern Hart, a burly rebel whose vision of a literate society led him to pioneer the electronic book decades before the spread of the Internet, has died. He was 64.
The founder of the online library Project Gutenberg, Hart had been in poor...
| Sep 9, 2011
Instant disgust erupted as word raced through the community of veterans at Royal Harbor, aTavares retirement development: Someone is flying the American flag upside down.
Displaying Old Glory with the stars at the bottom is a universal symbol of dire...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 10:29 PM
SANTA ANA — The Israeli ambassador to the United States did not take questions after completing his speech at UC Irvine last year so that he could attend a Lakers game, according to opening statements made by a defense attorney in the Irvine 11...
| Jan 5, 2011
In the new edition that combines Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," two words will be changed.
The classic novels, being rereleased next month in one book by NewSouth, will replace a slur against blacks that...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 7:43 AM
A federal grand jury indicted former Newport News Republican Del. Phillip Hamilton Wednesday on charges of bribery and extortion for his efforts to secure a $40,000-a-year job at an Old Dominion University teacher-training center at the same time that...
| Jan 12, 2011
| 11:29 AM
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he was "shocked" to learn 28 top officers in the state police got raises of more than $20,000 last month as some 900 state workers were facing layoffs.
The new governor says he'll review the increases, which were requested by the...
| Jan 17, 2011
| 4:28 AM
The two teenagers were in an old minivan just before midnight, driving through their scrubby neighborhood on the outskirts of Tucson when they were pulled over by sheriff's deputies. The driver and his passenger, Jared Lee Loughner, both smelled...