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  • Gov. Candidates Stake Out Positions On Guns, The Economy, Minimum Wage

    Gov. Candidates Stake Out Positions On Guns, The Economy, Minimum Wage
    Barely nine hours after bringing the state's top Democrats to a standing ovation with a fiery critique of Republican rival Tom Foley, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy hit the campaign trail, and his opponent, with full force on Thursday. Introducing himself as...
  • When a budget deficit hawk gets into debt

    When a budget deficit hawk gets into debt
    Gov. Bob McDonnell was blunt: The nation's debt, he told a radio audience back in 2010, was so large that it was "immoral and unsustainable." That year, the federal government's debt stood at $13.6 trillion, roughly six times its total annual income....
  • McDonnell trial: First lady Maureen McDonnell "just didn't have the capacity"

    McDonnell trial: First lady Maureen McDonnell "just didn't have the capacity"
    RICHMOND — A string of high-ranking officials from Gov. Bob McDonnell’s administration took the stand in his corruption trial Monday to say he never asked them for anything untoward, and never anything for Star Scientific. No grants, though...
  • Policing private contractors is challenge for states

    WASHINGTON Hurricane Sandy victims were improperly denied grant money to rebuild. Criminals escaped from halfway houses and committed murder and assault. Case managers for people with developmental disabilities failed to file accurate reports about...
  • Russians invading, says Ukraine leader; tanks reported crossing border

    Russians invading, says Ukraine leader; tanks reported crossing border
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called a snap meeting of his security council Thursday, declaring that Russian forces had invaded the country.  Poroshenko dropped plans to attend the inauguration of Turkey’s newly elected President Recep...
  • More Largesse For UConn

    Whatever UConn wants, UConn gets. Thanks to an unelected board of trustees that doesn't answer to the public and a delusional governor, taxpayers are footing the bill for the $1.5 billion Next Generation Connecticut program at Storrs. This program to...
  • McDonnell trial: Another brutal courtroom day for Maureen McDonnell

    McDonnell trial: Another brutal courtroom day for Maureen McDonnell
    RICHMOND — Former first lady Maureen McDonnell was a woman on the warpath some days at the governor's mansion, a close assistant testified Tuesday in Bob and Maureen McDonnell’s continuing trial on federal corruption charges. At one point, a...
  • Romania allows local party-swapping, critics see threat to democracy

    BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's government approved a temporary emergency ordinance on Thursday to let local administrations change political affiliations in a pre-election move it says will unblock policymaking but which critics say threatens democracy....
  • Majority of Israelis see no winner in Gaza conflict, post-truce poll shows

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s first public comments since a  cease-fire this week ended fighting in the Gaza Strip were determined and confident. Israel had secured both “a great military achievement and a political achievement,&...
  • Pakistan's Khan says will not stop protest against prime minister

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan said on Thursday he and his supporters would not abandon their protest movement against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and would continue to rally in central Islamabad demanding his resignation....
  • Japan's Abe eyes more women in cabinet; ministers may struggle to make mark

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is likely to boost the number of female ministers when he reshuffles his cabinet next week in a show of commitment to promoting women, but the appointees may struggle to convince skeptics they are...