| Feb 25, 2012
Hollywood loves comeback stories. Will SOPA/PIPA be one of them? The anti-piracy bills that were working their way through Congress with Hollywood's blessing got tanked by a massive online campaign — petitions, website blackouts, even T-shirts. From...
| Oct 13, 2010
| 11:55 AM
HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: Native Americans used the Algonquin term Wilimentuck, meaning "land of swift-moving waters," to describe the area around the river where they caught fish in the spring.
ORIGINS: The town of Windham, which includes the Willimantic...
| Mar 23, 2011
The surprising thing about the Peace Corps is that the institution still exists. After being formed by President John F. Kennedy on the fly in March 1961, it has endured Congressional challenges, internal political crises, skeptical Third World receptions...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 1:44 PM
The University of Connecticut Health Center was not chosen to receive a $100 million federal grant contained within last year's health care reform bill.
Instead, the money will go to Ohio State University, the Health Resources and Services Administration...
| May 16, 2012
| 10:27 AM
NEW YORK -- The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday that the agency has opened an investigation into JPMorgan Chase, the nation's largest bank.
"All I can say is that we have opened a preliminary investigation," Robert...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 7:37 PM
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jamie Dimon will be playing a new role in Washington this Wednesday, called to explain JPMorgan's recent trading debacle after years of being known as the Wall Street banker who got it right during the financial crisis....
| Nov 10, 2011
| 2:18 PM
Connecticut was the only state in the union to move uniformly to the left after the 2010 elections. While other states rushed to elect Tea Party-backed Republicans, we sent liberal Democrats to the House. Richard Blumenthal beat billionaire Linda McMahon,...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 3:03 PM
Oh, Amiee Klem. Since you feel Washington is ignoring this noble Occupy movement (“Laughing all the way to the bank,” Nov. 11), the 99%, please suggest they pull away from the evil 1% bankers and start over.
Begin their rally in front of...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 7:42 PM
BOSTON (Reuters) - Democratic Representative Barney Frank wed his longtime partner, James Ready, on Saturday, becoming the first sitting congressman to enter into a same-sex marriage.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick officiated the ceremony and added...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 6:00 AM
A blackout scheduled for Wednesday to protest against proposed legislation on online piracy has failed to get the support of the biggest Internet players.
Despite calls for the participation of sites such as Facebook, Twitter and other big names, the...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 11:35 AM
A cool $1.5 million a year.
That's what the Motion Picture Association of America is reportedly paying Connecticut's formerU.S. Sen. Chris Doddto slide an anti-Internet-piracy bill through Congress. His insider knowledge, his old-fashioned liberal...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 2:21 PM
East Haven Mayor Joseph “Taco” Maturo may well have shot off his own political cojones with his answer to a question about what he planned to do for Latinos in the wake of his town’s police brutality/racial profiling scandal.