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  • Internet Kill Switch Here? Lieberman Bill Causes Worry

    Should the president be given emergency powers to control the Internet in a crisis? The recent Internet shut-off in Egypt has some wondering whether legislation recently introduced by Joe Lieberman and other senators hands the government a "kill switch."...
  • Close-up on Westport

    Close-up on Westport
    HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: After its location in the southwestern corner of Fairfield, one of three towns, along with Weston and Norwalk, from which it was incorporated. HISTORY: Settled in the mid-1600s when three farmers were given permission to settle the...
  • Dems call GOP Homeland Security strategy a political blunder

    Democrats are losing some skirmishes over the Department of Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a political war that will haunt Republicans in 2016 and beyond. Democrats lacked the votes Friday to force Republicans to fund the department...
  • Why would GOP candidate for Missouri governor kill himself?

    Missouri's auditor, who fatally shot himself in an apparent suicide, had vowed to take down the state's most powerful politicians and donors, including his fellow Republicans, when he launched an anti-corruption campaign for governor last month. But in...
  • Poland's 'Barbie' candidate dashes hope for left's revival

    Poland's main left-wing party was once a major player. It helped bring Poland into the European Union, sent troops to Iraq and let the CIA operate a secret prison for terror suspects. Today the Democratic Left Alliance — heir to the Cold War-era'...
  • Wisconsin's Walker adjusts to rigor of presidential politics

    Scott Walker may have won three elections in the past four years, but he's still finding his way in presidential politics. The Wisconsin governor made a splash last month in first-to-vote Iowa, wowing Republicans and vaulting to the top of several still-...
  • Lesotho votes in bid to overcome tension

    The southern African nation of Lesotho on Saturday held an early election aimed at overcoming tension among political factions that has led to violence among security forces since last year. Voting proceeded smoothly in the mountain kingdom, one of the...
  • 5 things to know about Estonia's parliamentary election

    Estonia's center-right government is being challenged by a party that draws its support from the Baltic country's Russian minority. Here are five things to know about Estonia's parliamentary vote on Sunday: UKRAINE FACTOR Security is a key concern for...
  • After rough February, Christie seeks smoother pathway in March

    WASHINGTON March can't come soon enough for Chris Christie. New Jersey's Republican governor, who's considering a run for president, began February with an England trip derailed by a comment about vaccines. Things went downhill from there, as news...
  • Congress OKs 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security open

    Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives furious that the measure left...
  • Tom LaBonge's small-town style has become a target

    Tom LaBonge's small-town style has become a target
    L.A.'s Tom LaBonge is a big-city councilman with a small-town style. His office bought its own city truck to pick up abandoned sofas and trash across the 4th District. During a downpour, the Los Angeles Downtown News reported that he personally...