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  • Kids Under 8 Must Use Car Seats Starting Sunday

    Kids Under 8 Must Use Car Seats Starting Sunday
    LOS ANGELES -- Beginning Sunday, children in California under the age of 8 must use car booster seats under a new law. Previously, California law required children remain in a booster seat until age 6 or until they weighed 60 pounds. But safety...
  • A candidate for Connecticut's U.S. Senate seat drives to Mexico for a campaign stunt

    A candidate for Connecticut's U.S. Senate seat drives to Mexico for a campaign stunt
    Ya gotta give Sylvester Salcedo credit: it’s not every Connecticut U.S. Senate candidate who’d drive 2,000 miles to stage a campaign stunt in a Mexican border town where litter problems can include severed heads. Salcedo made the trip last...
  • Police Hunt For "Zombies" in April

    Police Hunt For "Zombies" in April
    Drivers who talk or text on their phones now have a new name “zombies”. The reason for the moniker is that zombies and distracted drivers have quite a bit in common. “You’re using about a third less of your brain,” explained...
  • Connecticut's Leaders in Congress have Evolved Their Views on Gay Marriage

    When the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was passed in 1996, all but one member of Connecticut's congressional delegation voted for the legislation that defines marriage as being between one man and one woman. Times have changed. Connecticut has legalized...
  • High Stakes: Toby Moffett, online poker, billions in tax revenue and liberal ideals

    High Stakes: Toby Moffett, online poker, billions in tax revenue and liberal ideals
    Once upon a time, he was one of this state’s most liberal firebrands: a devotee of Ralph Nader, a founder of the Connecticut Citizen Action Group, a post-Watergate Democratic congressman proud of his efforts to help stop funding for the Vietnam War....
  • New poll: Majority disapproves of Malloy, almost as unpopular as Florida's and Ohio's GOP govs

    New poll: Majority disapproves of Malloy, almost as unpopular as Florida's and Ohio's GOP govs
    Most eyes were fixed last week on the results of a new Public Policy Poll showing Democrat Chris Murphy beating Republicans Chris Shays and Linda McMahon in the 2012 contest for Joe Lieberman 's U.S. Senate seat. While that horse race is just getting...
  • Crime and Punishment: Groton man gets in fight, bites off opponent's ear

    Crime and Punishment: Groton man gets in fight, bites off opponent's ear
    An NBC Connecticut-hosted primary debate of candidates running in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate got ugly when a fringe candidate, Lee Whitnum of Greenwich, called U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy "a whore … who sells his soul to AIPAC" (the American...
  • Drug Test: A Connecticut U.S. Senate candidate focuses on the failed War on Drugs

    Drug Test: A Connecticut U.S. Senate candidate focuses on the failed War on Drugs
    Anyone who’s watched Ken Burns’ new PBS documentary on America’s disastrous experiment with Prohibition may have noticed some stinging similarities to America’s 40-year-old war on drugs. At least Silvester Salcedo hopes you have....
  • For Politicians, "Families" are the New "People"

    For Politicians, "Families" are the New "People"
    House Speaker John Boehner is a master of euphemisms. Since taking back the House, he and his party have spurned every chance to pass a jobs bill but have somehow equated taxes with unemployment by insisting, at every opportunity, that the rich are "job...
  • Police to up the ante for Memorial Day weekend

    Police across Orange County will ramp up enforcement this holiday weekend in an effort to dissuade people from driving drunk. DUI saturation patrols will be out Saturday and Sunday nights in Newport Beach, Irvine and Laguna Beach, according to a...
  • Campaign focuses on curbing DUIs

    Campaign focuses on curbing DUIs
    SAN DIEGO -- Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer and for law enforcement agencies it means a rise in summer celebrating with people drinking and driving. In response to a successful "Avoid the 14" campaign around the winter holidays,...