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  • FACT CHECK: Estate tax hits fewer than 1 percent of estates

    The federal estate tax inspires a lot of heated political rhetoric for a tax that very few people actually pay. The House is scheduled to vote this week on a bill to repeal the estate tax, part of a package of bills highlighting Wednesday's deadline to...
  • Billionaire Jeff Greene buys Manalapan mansion for $6.89 million

    Billionaire Jeff Greene buys Manalapan mansion for $6.89 million
    Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene last week submitted the $6.89 million winning bid for the Manalapan mansion of former radio talk show host Kenneth W. Brown. A bankruptcy judge ordered the auction of the 6,400-square-foot home at 4020 S. Ocean Blvd. It...
  • UConn sex assault bill clears Senate in bipartisan vote

    Sexual assault forensic examinations will be conducted at UConn's Storrs campus under a bill moving through the General Assembly. The Senate unanimously supported the legislation on Tuesday. It now moves to the House of Representatives. Lawmakers said...
  • Chief justice reappointment clears Connecticut Senate

    Chase Rogers' reappointment as chief justice of Connecticut's State Supreme Court is moving easily through the General Assembly. The Senate on Tuesday voted unanimously in favor of Rogers serving a second eight-year term. Her nomination now awaits...
  • White House backs compromise Iran bill in Senate

    The White House says President Barack Obama would be willing to sign a compromise bill giving Congress a say on the emerging nuclear deal with Iran. Republicans and Democrats on a key Senate panel reached a compromise Tuesday. The compromise shortens the...
  • Former Iran hostages push lawmakers to secure restitution for their ordeal

    Former Iran hostages push lawmakers to secure restitution for their ordeal
    Don Cooke remembers the protesters pouring over the wall of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran — some wearing images of the Ayatollah Khomeini on their chests — and his scrambled and ultimately futile escape into the raucous streets of the Iranian...
  • Obama says partisanship over Iran deal has gone too far

    President Barack Obama said Saturday that partisan wrangling over the emerging nuclear agreement with Iran and on other foreign policy matters has gone beyond the pale, singling out two senior Republican senators for particularly harsh criticism. "It...
  • Analysis: How Clinton video was designed face by face

    WASHINGTON Hillary Rodham Clinton can be a strong presidential candidate only if she gets broad, enthusiastic support from a new generation of voters. And that may be tough. She's the far-ahead front-runner for the Democratic nomination and may well...
  • Spokesman: Sanders to decide on presidential run by April 30

    A spokesman for Sen. Bernie Sanders says the Vermont Independent will decide by the end of the month whether to enter the 2016 White House race. In the meantime, he's urging newly announced presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to speak out strongly...
  • David Pyle, longtime AP bureau chief, dies at 61

    David L. Pyle, a longtime bureau chief, news editor and reporter during his 33-year career with The Associated Press, has died. He was 61. Pyle, who worked for the news cooperative in five states, most of it as bureau chief in Minnesota and Wisconsin,...
  • Baltimore-based union backs Van Hollen

    Baltimore-based union backs Van Hollen
    A Baltimore-based union has endorsed Rep. Chris Van Hollen's bid for Senate, becoming the first labor group in the state to weigh into the race. Teamsters Joint Council No. 62 sent a letter to Van Hollen last week noting the group is "determined to...