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  • General Motors fined $35 million for recall delays, still being probed

    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...
  • Eric Shinseki, 'mad as hell' over VA scandal, is grilled by senators

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shineski said Thursday he's "mad as hell" over allegations of wrongdoing at VA facilities, but his measured approach to fixing the problems did not appear to satisfy senators from both parties who grilled the retired Army...
  • College Sex Assault Law Should Be National Model

    College Sex Assault Law Should Be National Model
    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. First, Connecticut's...
  • Obama court nominee faces tough questions from Senate Democrats

    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...
  • Liberal groups urge Senate to block Obama judicial nominees

    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...
  • Malloy, Foley Tied In Potential Matchup For Governor's Race

    Tax and budget issues continue to drag down Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's job approval rating, and he remains tied with Republican Tom Foley with less than six months before the gubernatorial election, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Friday....
  • Ten Subs For The Price Of Nine And A Push For Separate Budget For Ohio-Class Replacement

    Now that the Navy has signed the largest shipbuilding contract in its history with Electric Boat, the service will save $2 billion and get 10 attack submarines for roughly the price of nine. At the same time, the state's congressional delegation is...
  • State Sets Standard Against Campus Sex Assaults

    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...
  • GM expands ignition recall, takes $1.3 billion charge, suspends 2 engineers

    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...
  • Back9Network Shows Danger Of Comcast Merger

    The national debate over Comcast's bid to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion reached the U.S. Senate Wednesday with James Bosworth and his fledgling golf lifestyle channel playing the role of the little guy caught in the middle. As senators including...
  • Comcast, TW Cable Execs Grilled By Skeptical Senators at Merger Hearing

    Senators grilled Comcast and Time Warner Cable executives on an array of competitive concerns over their proposed merger at a Capitol Hill hearing on Wednesday, but one of the most frequently asked questions was very simple: Will consumers see higher...