| Apr 17, 2015
| 12:07 PM
Veterans' exposure to toxic chemicals may harm their families' health for generations, causing cancer, birth defects and other medical problems, according to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal.
He is co-sponsoring legislation to require that veterans be...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 9:35 AM
HARTFORD -- A proposed federal law named after one of the children murdered in the Sandy Hook Elementary School will help teachers provide social and emotional support to their students.
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal announced Monday at a press...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 6:32 PM
HARTFORD — More than a year after slamming Metro-North for shoddy supervision of maintenance workers, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's inspector general has warned of weak oversight in another division.
But unlike the findings last...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 2:35 AM
U.S. Rep. John B. Larson has a plan that he says will stabilize the Social Security system until the turn of the next century.
It starts with "rebranding" the government program launched 80 years ago by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
| Apr 1, 2015
| 11:03 AM
HARTFORD – In bad fiscal news for Connecticut, the comptroller said Wednesday that the state's budget deficit has increased to nearly $173 million because of worse-than-expected collection of taxes and federal grants.
Comptroller Kevin Lembo...
| Mar 27, 2015
A physician might prescribe an antidepressant to treat hot flashes or the asthma drug Singulair for chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder even though they're not approved for the specific conditions by the Food and Drug Administration.
It's a legal,...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 9:00 PM
The mask on the Malloy administration has slipped again. What an ugly face it revealed. How could it be otherwise when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy whacked $469,533 out of the state budget for Connecticut Honor Guard members to attend military funerals.
| Mar 23, 2015
| 3:41 PM
The NFL is saying bye-bye to blackouts. At least for 2015.
No NFL games will be blocked from local television next season, the league said Monday at the owners' meetings. The teams voted for a one-year suspension of the long-standing blackout policy...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 5:52 PM
The Navy wants to add more firepower to its Virginia class submarines, which represent an important chunk of business for Newport News Shipbuilding.
Some lawmakers like the idea a lot, and the Navy is now studying whether to accelerate the timetable....
| Mar 13, 2015
| 5:22 PM
Questioned guardrail endings used on Virginia highways and across the nation have passed a series of Federal Highway Administration crash tests, the agency announced Friday.
The FHWA said it's not done with all its analysis, but the results are good...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 5:29 AM
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have had a pretty rough week otherwise, but she's getting some love from Connecticut. A new Quinnipiac University Poll, released Thursday morning, said "Clinton can just e-mail it in to win Connecticut."