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  • Homes Destroyed, People Missing And 767,000 Without Power After Irene

    Homes Destroyed, People Missing And 767,000 Without Power After Irene
    At least 25 homes in East Haven were destroyed, one person has died, others are missing and more than half the state is without power after Tropical Storm Irene tore through Connecticut Sunday. East Haven mayor April Capone said that at least 25 homes in...
  • Boating safety tips

    Boating safety tips
    Boating safety tips •Have and wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket. •Have a reliable way to call for help in an emergency, such as a marine radio, cellphone in waterproof case (though reception is not always reliable) or a personal...
  • Malloy Touts New Coastline Loan Program

    Malloy Touts New Coastline Loan Program
    HARTFORD — Returning to the podium where he updates the state during weather emergencies, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced a program aimed at limiting property exposure to damage in coastline communities. The program, called "Shore Up CT," provides...
  • Rauner tossing financial lifeline to Illinois Republicans

    Rauner tossing financial lifeline to Illinois Republicans
    When Bruce Rauner's campaign fund injected $750,000 to the Illinois Republican Party this month, it was another illustration of how the GOP governor candidate has become more than just a big name on the fall ballot. The wealthy equity investor from...
  • Staying on track

    The North American energy boom has helped the United States reduce its reliance on foreign markets and become a net oil exporter for the first time since 1995. But it has come at a risk: Trains carrying crude are crashing at an alarming rate, creating...
  • State watchdog faults Metra for falsifying work logs

    State watchdog faults Metra for falsifying work logs
    The state's top watchdog issued the results Monday of two investigations at Metra, including a case that found a long-standing practice of falsifying work logs intended to ensure safety by limiting train crews' hours. The other investigation...
  • Spain's Felipe VI to keep royals out of private sector

    MADRID (Reuters) - Members of Spain's scandal-tinged royal family will not be allowed to work for private firms and palace accounts will be subject to external audit under new rules imposed by King Felipe VI to help the monarchy regain public favor....
  • Public records raise questions about Corbett education advisor Tomalis' time on the job

    When Ron Tomalis stepped aside as state education secretary 14 months ago, he landed what seemed like a full-time assignment in a state struggling to boost college access and curb ever-rising tuition prices. As special adviser to Gov. Tom Corbett for...
  • Ukraine troops nearing MH-17 crash site; U.N. opens war-crime probe

    Ukrainian government forces recaptured three towns from pro-Russia separatists and were pressing toward the Malaysia Airlines crash site in eastern Ukraine where the separatists accused of downing the plane have obstructed international disaster...
  • President Obama prepares to increase sanctions on Russia

    U.S., European nations to levy coordinated sanctions on Russia
    President Obama and European leaders have agreed on a new, coordinated set of sanctions against Russia in response to Moscow’s continued role in supporting separatist fighters in neighboring Ukraine, a senior administration official said Monday....
  • U.S., Afghanistan fail to track U.S.-supplied small arms: watchdog

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government has failed to effectively track many of the more than 465,000 light weapons it has supplied to Afghanistan's army and police, creating the risk that machine guns and other small arms could fall into insurgent...