| Aug 11, 2014
| 12:44 PM
The General Assembly passed a comprehensive gun safety bill last year in response to the horrific Newtown killings to keep guns out of the wrong hands. One provision of the otherwise laudable legislation may have missed the mark.
The provision in...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 5:13 AM
A Virginia medical examiner has ruled the death of James Brady, the former press secretary critically wounded in the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan a homicide, according to a police spokesperson.
Brady was shot in the head by John...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:20 PM
The death of James Brady has been ruled a homicide after a Virginia medical examiner's office determined the gunshot wound he suffered in 1981 led to his death earlier this week, police officials told the Los Angeles Times.
Gwendolyn Crump, chief...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:12 PM
The middle of August is usually the time when vacationers think about heading to Block Island, Nantucket or a nearby beach.
Politics is not ordinarily the top issue on their minds.
But both Republican and Democratic candidates are scrambling in the...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 1:24 PM
As a traveling food writer who files stories via email, I can live anywhere I want. I have flirted with the high-desert vistas of New Mexico, the gracious hills of Virginia, the wide-open spaces of the heartland, and the awesome remote purity of Idaho....
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Jim Brady spent more than 30 years in a wheelchair, but he was one of the tallest men in Washington.
The press secretary to Ronald Reagan was gravely wounded in the gunfire that also struck the president as he was leaving a Beltway hotel only a couple...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 9:00 PM
With the other world news taking precedence, the death of James Brady didn’t get quite the play it should have this week.
Because James Brady was a true American hero in the most basic of ways. He saved lives.
Brady, injured in the...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Many years ago, when I was in college, a professor told me that some people chose to change the world while others were chosen by the world to change it.
James Brady fit the second category. Brady, who died Monday at the age of 73, didn't set out to...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 4:23 AM
SOUTHINGTON — After the barbecue chicken was served and before the country and western band started playing, John McKinney squeezed himself on to a picnic bench under a wooden pavilion and began making small talk with Republican voters.
| Aug 3, 2014
| 4:01 AM
Tom Foley never thought he would simultaneously have one son in Harvard and two toddlers in diapers.
His life has taken multiple twists and turns that he would not have predicted, including becoming a father again later in life.
Those twists also...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 2:24 AM
BRIDGEPORT — David M. Walker is an accountant who has run three federal government agencies and two not-for-profits and spent 20 years in the private sector.
He is now seeking a job in Hartford that has no constitutional authority except presiding...