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  • How a Canadian Prairie city made an Ebola vaccine

    How a Canadian Prairie city made an Ebola vaccine
    An experimental Ebola vaccine that is offering some hope for West Africa was invented in a small Canadian Prairie city and had its roots in the Cold War, the German town of Marburg and a disease scare that panicked Toronto in the 1970s. The Canadian...
  • Robert H. Scales: Airstrikes against Islamic State will lose effectiveness

    Robert H. Scales: Airstrikes against Islamic State will lose effectiveness
    In the winter of 1951, President Dwight Eisenhower reluctantly allowed the French army to employ American napalm against the Viet Minh at the Battle of Vinh Yen. The effect was electric. Enemy soldiers were petrified: "The bomb falls closely behind us,...
  • Steve Keesee: WWII veteran was a patriot, soldier to the end

     Steve Keesee: WWII veteran was a patriot, soldier to the end
    Ballard "Steve" Keesee of Eustis loved to tell stories about his World War II service, often with funny flair. "He said he got a free trip to Europe, paid for by the government," said his wife, Shirley. "He had a good sense of humor. He said, 'At the...
  • Dred Scott Decision Still Resonates Today

    News out of Ferguson, Mo., has been devastating. After unarmed teenager Michael Brown was killed by a police officer, local police responded to the community's demonstration of outrage with unprecedented force, using military-style weaponry to...
  • Enlist this new path to citizenship: My Word

    You become an American citizen by being born here, or by coming here legally and studying for several years, and then passing a test, and then being "sworn in." A few people might become citizens by a special act of Congress. Most folks don't realize...
  • With Control Of Senate In The Balance, CT Senators Help Colleagues

    With Control Of Senate In The Balance, CT Senators Help Colleagues
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Richard Blumenthal reached out to his supporters this week asking them for campaign cash — not for his campaign, but for that of Sen. Al Franken, a Minnesota Democrat. Although Franken is a former Saturday Night Live...
  • West faces tough choices if Russia, Ukraine fight

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If Russia and Ukraine slide into outright war, the United States and allies will face tough choices on how to support a friendly state they have no intention of making a full NATO member. In what appeared to be a dramatic...
  • Anthony Castellani, Well-Known Avon Builder, Dies At 84

    AVON — Anthony "Tony" Castellani, a lifelong Avon resident known for the fine homes he built throughout the Farmington Valley, died on July 26. He was 84. Castellani was born in 1929 and grew up on Old Farms Road on the family's chicken farm. He...
  • Time to rein in the Pentagon's mysterious slush fund

     Time to rein in the Pentagon's mysterious slush fund
    As if monitoring the Pentagon's enormous budget were not difficult enough, every year Congress also has to deal with a separate war budget. Known in Washington-ese as the Overseas Contingency Operations, or OCO, account, it is submitted separately. It was...
  • High School Coaches Hall Of Fame Class Of 2014: Collection Of Connecticut Greats

    Six coaches, two athletic directors, a legendary Connecticut athlete and a media member will be inducted into the Connecticut High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame at its 38th annual ceremony Nov. 20 at the Aqua Turf in Southington at 7 p.m....
  • Elvis Presley: 5 films to watch on the 37th anniversary of his death

    Elvis Presley: 5 films to watch on the 37th anniversary of his death
    Elvis Presley, who died on this date in 1977 at age 42, starred in 31 scripted motion pictures beginning with 1956's "Love Me Tender" and ending with a thud with 1969's "Change of Habit." Because so many of his later films were so bad, including such...