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  • READER SUBMITTED: Essay Contest

    Connecticut middle school students are invited to enter a contest to express what the heroism and commitment of U.S. veterans means to them. Organizers hope that the long summer gives students the opportunity to give some thought to the 2014 essay...
  • Defining 'patriotism' stirs pride, gratitude: Letters

    Defining 'patriotism' stirs pride, gratitude: Letters
    The 5 senses I have pondered what patriotism is for me. I believe one can touch it, smell it, feel it, see it and hear it. Patriotism is when I am able to shake the hand of a soldier in thanks for placing his or her life in harm's way for us. It is...
  • Lehigh Valley D-Day hero honored for sacrifice

    If you visit the Cambridge American Cemetery in England, you'll find a new visitor center that includes a Sacrifice Gallery with panels honoring 17 individuals who lost their lives in World War II. One of them is Technical Sgt. William R. Benn, one of...
  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    ALAN PARTRIDGE 2 1/2 stars. Steve Coogan imports his long-running stock comic character to the U.S. Partridge, a small-town British DJ, is a vainglorious twit. In this thin feature he gets caught up in a siege at his station that goes on far, far too...
  • Obama Doctrine on the line in Iraq

    WASHINGTON The conflict in Iraq presents the sharpest test yet of the foreign policy doctrine of President Barack Obama. That philosophy, most recently outlined at a May speech at the U.S. Military Academy, resists pressures to intervene militarily at...
  • Henry Cavill teases Clark Kent look in 'Batman v Superman' set photo

    Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive — and a sharp dresser to boot? That looks to be the case for Henry Cavill's updated version of the intrepid Daily Planet reporter Clark Kent in the highly anticipated superhero...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Hale At The Homestead & Musical Muster

    Travel back in time for a weekend of Revolutionary fun at Connecticut Landmarks' Nathan Hale Homestead with Hale at the Homestead and a Musical Muster on Saturday, July 26 & Sunday, July 27, hosted by the Nathan Hale Ancient Fife and Drum Corps. During...
  • Navy official: Refueling of carrier Washington proceeding

    Navy official: Refueling of carrier Washington proceeding
    The Navy is in the process of restoring funds to refuel and overhaul the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, a critical job for Newport News Shipbuilding, a source confirmed Tuesday. The funds could be awarded to the shipyard within weeks, said a...
  • Want war? Fight it yourself; Iraq not worth U.S. support

    War is too important to be left to war hawks with no skin in the game. Advocates for crossing the Rubicon from peace to war — which makes legal what is customarily first-degree murder — are moral wretches if they refuse to volunteer to fight...
  • U.S. sends 300 more troops to Iraq over security concerns

    U.S. sends 300 more troops to Iraq over security concerns
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is ramping up its military presence in Iraq, deploying around 300 additional troops as well as helicopters and drone aircraft in response security concerns in Baghdad, officials said on Monday.  The decision...
  • Pain, opioid use surprisingly high in soldiers returning from war

    Pain, opioid use surprisingly high in soldiers returning from war
    U.S. Army researchers have found that soldiers coming home from war suffer from chronic pain and use prescription opioids at far higher rates than civilians. In a survey of an infantry brigade that had recently returned from Afghanistan, 44% of soldiers...