| Aug 8, 2014
| 9:29 AM
SIMSBURY — The 10th annual Connecticut SWAT Team Challenge, a three-day training event that will bring 32 police and military SWAT teams from around the country to the Metacon Gun Club in Simsbury, starts Aug. 18.
The West Hartford Police...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 5:48 AM
Jet-black rifles leveled at unarmed citizens and mine-resistant vehicles once used to patrol the roadways of Iraq and Afghanistan rumbling through small town America. These are scenes playing out in Ferguson, Missouri, which has been racked by protests...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 11:06 AM
SIMSBURY — Gilbert Anderson, a retired manager at Hamilton Standard who founded the Connecticut Industrial Ski Council, died on April 30. He was 81.
Anderson was born in 1932 and grew up in West Hartford in a family of Swedish immigrants. After...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 8:12 PM
Curt Gentry, a California historian who wrote or co-wrote more than a dozen books, including a bestselling biography of J. Edgar Hoover and the true-crime classic "Helter Skelter" about the Manson family murders, written with former prosecutor Vincent...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 7:26 AM
The increasing use in recent years of unmanned aerial vehicles, known as UAVS or drones, has spurred innovation and provoked concern. UAVs, which the U.S. Air Force now calls RPAs, or remotely piloted aircraft — a reminder that humans control them...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 6:56 PM
MESA, Ariz. — Daniel Lewis has yet to pitch in a minor league game, yet he may be as mentally prepared as any closer in the majors.
And despite never having participated in a spring training camp, Lewis is as well-conditioned as any player....
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:14 PM
Not everybody would want guests to raise a glass of vodka at their memorial service.
Then again, not everybody enjoyed life as much as Audrey Jean Adams of Orlando, a cancer survivor who went through dark times while wearing a smile and filling rooms...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:56 PM
The rocket blast was so intense it whiplashed Broward Sheriff's Office Lt. Ed Sileo into a supply shelf, sending heavy equipment crashing down onto the air reservist's head.
Also known as master sergeant with the 482nd Security Forces Squadron, Sileo,...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Long ago, Charles Taylor did the Wright thing for a pair of brothers and now aviation enthusiasts have done the right thing for the man who built the engine for the first powered aircraft.
Taylor, a mechanic who worked in the Dayton, Ohio, bicycle...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Following in his father's footsteps, Harrison Carter joined the U.S. Air Force as a young man.
Then, after serving for eight years as a military firefighter, including stints in Iraq and Japan, Carter moved from his home in Brooklyn to his late father's...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 7:22 AM
Daniel Jones couldn't pull away from the gang life, even after a rough scrape with the law nearly three years ago when he was arrested for the shooting of two Chicago police officers but then let go.
"At the end of the day, he was a grown man," the 30-...