| Jan 27, 2015
| 3:59 PM
Senate Democrats on Tuesday put the brakes on new Iran sanctions legislation, ending for now a looming showdown between Congress and President Barack Obama over negotiations to prevent Tehran from having the capability to make a nuclear weapon.
| Jan 22, 2015
| 3:35 PM
WASHINGTON The lead Senate sponsor of anti-abortion legislation that was pulled from the House schedule late Wednesday said Thursday it should not move forward without changes to the rape provision.
But Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said he was looking...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 4:13 PM
Justin Eldridge's family will never fully understand why nothing seemed to ease the anguish of the young Marine and father of five as he wrestled with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury after a deployment to Afghanistan in 2004-05....
| Jan 20, 2015
| 8:02 PM
Most of President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday drew enthusiastic support from Connecticut Democrats and the state's congressional delegation, especially his aggressive calls for free community college education, middle class tax cuts,...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 2:24 AM
Connecticut's elected officials and educators were enthusiastic Friday about the proposal by President Barack Obama to provide two years of free community college tuition to millions of students who maintain good enough grades, with one educator saying...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 1:47 PM
HARTFORD — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he is resurrecting a measure to help prevent suicide among the armed forces and service veterans.
The Democrat appeared in Hartford on Tuesday with the leaders of state veterans' organizations to tout...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 1:25 PM
A Connecticut-based environmental group has decided to go to court in an attempt to block the federal sale of Plum Island, claiming the property in Long Island Sound is critical to the welfare of endangered and threatened species.
Save the Sound, a...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 4:42 PM
The controversial decision by regulators Wednesday to approve a higher fixed customer fee for Connecticut Light & Power's customers has triggered a strong response from lawmakers and energy advocates who say they will push for legislation to cap those...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 9:39 AM
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides inconsistent treatment to veterans with depression and may be underestimating the number of vets who suffer from the condition, according to a government watchdog agency.
The VA also needs to do a...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Next year, seniors with private Medicare Advantage insurance policies whose doctors leave their plan may be able to leave, too, under a new Medicare rule.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which oversee Medicare Advantage programs, will...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 9:16 AM
Connecticut shellfishermen and seaweed farmers will be eligible for federal assistance to cover losses from severe weather thanks to a change in U.S. Department of Agriculture policy.
The change was made possible in the 2014 Farm Bill.