| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:45 PM
Can moral suasion — in the absence of tougher statutory controls — help to quell the incidents of gun violence that continue to plague this country?
That's the hope of Connecticut's congressional delegation. The lawmakers are urging...
| May 12, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The Obama administration is facing a liberal revolt in the Senate over two high-priority judicial nominations, potentially jeopardizing its push to shape the federal judiciary in advance of the midterm congressional election.
The disputes, which involve...
| May 15, 2014
| 10:24 AM
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shineski said Thursday he's "mad as hell" over allegations of wrongdoing at VA facilities, but hisámeasured approach to fixing the problems did not appear to satisfy senators from both parties who grilled the retired Army...
| May 13, 2014
| 1:52 PM
President Obama's controversial pick for a federal judgeship in Georgia told senators that votes he cast as a state legislator would not be "indicative" of how he would decide cases, as he sought to win over Democrats skeptical of his record on civil...
| May 13, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Connecticut's recently enacted law on dealing with sexual assault on college campuses is a pioneering national model. But can it be made even better?
Yes, says U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal — and he's right about that.
| May 23, 2014
| 1:17 PM
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Orphan Black Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) gets a...
| May 16, 2014
| 7:18 PM
General Motors Co. has been fined $35 million by the U.S. Department of Transportation for waiting a decade to issue recalls for vehicles with faulty ignition switches that have been linked to 13 deaths.
The fine against the country's biggest car...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:07 PM
While fighting in Korea, Staff Sgt. Dolores Nieves and other members of the 65th Infantry Regiment were known as Los Diablos de la Monta˝a, or Devils of the Mountain, for their ability to fling their enemies' grenades back at them before they detonated....
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:05 PM
DETROIT General Motors Co. will expand its ignition-switch recall to more than 2 million cars to fix additional faulty parts, adding to a growing cost that GM now says will lower first-quarter earnings by $1.3 billion. The news came on the same day the...
| May 2, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Connecticut, long known for the excellence of its institutions of higher education, may now add another star to its banner: the country's strongest policies on dealing with campus sexual assaults.
Among its many provisions, the new measure (which should...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Electronic cigarettes are promoted as a healthier alternative to tobacco. Maybe yes, maybe no, but they are certainly not benign. They contain highly addictive nicotine, for one thing, and they should never be used by minors.
Now it's reported that...