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  • Ferguson turns tense around midnight; protesters step in to keep peace

    Ferguson turns tense around midnight; protesters step in to keep peace
    After a night of virtual calm on Ferguson streets, protests over the Aug. 9 police killing of an unarmed black man turned tense shortly before midnight Tuesday when someone threw a bottle and police swarmed to make an arrest. The night appeared on the...
  • New PM Cerar hints Slovenia might scale back privatization drive

    LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Slovenia's new prime minister hinted on Monday he might scale back the country's privatization program once he forms a coalition with two parties opposed to large-scale sell-offs of state assets. Law professor and political novice...
  • Obama vows to act on issues if Congress won't

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he would act alone even on the hot-button issue of illegal immigration if a divided and uncooperative Congress continued to fail to act. Obama will announce a set of executive actions at the end of...
  • Key Decision Nears In Probe Of NU Chief's Pro-Malloy Fundraising

     Key Decision Nears In Probe Of NU Chief's Pro-Malloy Fundraising
    Arguably the biggest "pay-to-play" controversy of the current gubernatorial campaign detonated last Dec. 4 with The Courant's revelation that Northeast Utilities Chief Executive Officer Thomas J. May, had asked about 50 company managers to contribute...
  • Obama on Iraq: 'This is going to be a long-term' project'

    President Barack Obama said Saturday that the United States has been successful in destroying arms and equipment in Iraq through a series of targeted airstrikes that began Friday. "We have to make sure ISIL (Islamic militants) not engaging in actions...
  • When is it genocide? US interests help decide

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama has said the U.S. military intervention in Iraq this week is motivated in part by an urgent need to stop genocide of the Yazidi, members of an obscure religious sect who are stranded on a mountain in Iraq, dying of thirst...
  • After Foley Accusations, Malloy Defends City Policies

    After Foley Accusations, Malloy Defends City Policies
    BRIDGEPORT—Tom Foley's afternoon campaign stop in Bridgeport earlier this week was a low key affair. Only a few reporters were in tow, and the crowd around Foley was never larger than a dozen. Foley often appears more comfortable in lengthy, one-...
  • Ousted education aide Ron Tomalis looking at enriched state pension

    HARRISBURG — As part of his re-election campaign, Gov. Tom Corbett has been barnstorming communities and urging lawmakers to change the state pension systems to control spiraling debts he says hurt taxpayers. But Corbett's decision to retain...
  • Foley And McKinney On The Key Issues

    Foley And McKinney On The Key Issues
    Republican voters head to the polls August 12th to elect the party's candidate for governor. Greenwich businessman Tom Foley and State Sen. John McKinney are both running in the primary, battling for the chance to face Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy...
  • Libertarian candidate tackles long-shot bid one voter at a time

    Libertarian candidate tackles long-shot bid one voter at a time
    When you're a Libertarian candidate in Maryland, garnering more than 1 percent of the vote on Election Day counts as a win. But for Shawn Quinn, candidate for governor, nothing short of toppling both the major-party candidates will feel like victory....
  • Thai king endorses junta leader as prime minister

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai military leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was endorsed as prime minister by Thailand's king on Monday, four days after he was elected by his own hand-picked parliament, although critics called his appointment a political farce....