| Feb 2, 2015
| 7:57 AM
Washington – With an average of 22 veterans committing suicide every day, U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and John McCain, R-Ariz., teamed up to try to do something about it.
Their efforts are expected to pan out late today when the Senate...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 11:39 AM
Standard & Poor's has agreed to pay $1.375 billion to the U.S. government and 19 states to settle charges it misled investors when it issued positive ratings on shaky mortgage-backed securities in the lead-up to the 2008 financial collapse — a...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 4:00 PM
Legislation pushed by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., to strengthen suicide prevention programs for veterans won Senate approval Tuesday and is expected to become the first veterans' bill of 2015 to be signed by President Barack Obama.
| Feb 2, 2015
| 3:20 PM
President Barack Obama delivered a gift to Connecticut's defense industry Monday by calling for the production of more planes, helicopters and submarines built in the state.
His proposed $585.3 billion defense budget for fiscal 2016 is larger than the...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 2:06 PM
The U.S. Senate took a first step this week toward stemming the horrifying epidemic of suicide by armed services veterans. It's long overdue and desperately needed.
On Tuesday, the Senate unanimously passed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 4:21 AM
Two years after Connecticut passed one of the nation's toughest gun-control laws, advocates are pushing for a new bill that would allow the removal of guns and ammunition from a person subject to a temporary restraining order, without a hearing by a...
| 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 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 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 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...
| 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...