| Dec 12, 2014
| 2:35 AM
New Jersey voters say the rest of the United States is not ready for a "Jersey Guy" president and neither is the Garden State, where Gov. Chris Christie's presidential appeal continues to slide, a poll released on Thursday showed.
A telephone poll of 1,...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 8:21 AM
Connecticut started with an innovation, called the "Constitution State" because it formed a formal government with what some say is the first ever such charter – the Fundamental Orders – in the late 1630s.
As the "Provision State," it...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 6:37 PM
U.S. prosecutors interviewed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as part of a probe into the George Washington Bridge lane closings in 2013.
“Governor Christie made clear from Day One that he and his administration would fully cooperate with all...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 7:40 AM
Two years after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., it's tempting to think of the horrific incident as a remote, rare event, unlikely to ever hit home.
That would be naive.
There have been two gun-related incidents in my...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 12:31 PM
President Obama's first sit-down TV interview since the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case touched off protests around the country will air tonight on BET.
Obama's interview with BET reporter Jeff Johnson is set to air in part at 5 p.m. ET...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 11:34 AM
Today, you meet the nice native yaupon holly and not-so-nice nandina – both red-berried beauties this time of the year.
You also meet the beneficial Henry's Elfin butterfly.
Information on these species comes courtesy of Helen Hamilton, author...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 3:14 PM
If an opinion expressed in a letter to the editor is correct, then not only has President Obama bypassed the Constitution with his recent executive order but so has every president since George Washington because each issued executive orders in some way...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 10:00 PM
In Paris on Sunday, the United States really led from behind — so far behind that President Barack Obama and other important U.S. officials stayed stateside as 40 other world leaders joined about 1.5 million Frenchmen in a stirring riposte to...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 10:17 AM
In car trips along southern highways, I've become a seasoned road warrior when it comes to motels — even motels where my fellow travelers come to the free breakfast bar in pajamas and bare feet. I witnessed that during recent holiday travels.
| Dec 27, 2014
Once upon a time, Newington and Wethersfield shared everything for a very good reason – they were the same town. Now, however, they share little but still have a lot in common.
Wethersfield is among the oldest towns in Connecticut. It was...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 6:28 PM
The House on Thursday authorized $585 billion in defense spending that contains mixed news on pay and benefits for service members and funds key projects for Newport News-based Huntington Ingalls Industries.
The compromise bill now heads to the Senate,...