| Jul 25, 2013
| 8:59 AM
Of course, it's always nice when one of Connecticut's billionaires is getting lots of national attention, and in this case it's our richest resident: Stephen A. Cohen.
Cohen is a denizen of Greenwich and founder of SAC Capital Advisors, one of the...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 3:57 PM
It's a summer news quiz!
1. Although he has been coy about whether he will run for governor, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton recently said he could do whose job?
a. The guy who towels the sweat off Bob Dylan's brow at concerts.
b. The guy inside the...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Much of what happens in Congress isn't about governing or setting policy, it's about creating campaign issues for the next election. That's because the No. 1 item on the legislative agenda is determining who'll get to set the legislative agenda.
| Jul 3, 2013
After tests found worrisome levels of arsenic in American rice last fall, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it would test 1,000 additional samples by the end of the year and issue recommendations "promptly."
Nearly 10 months later, the...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 11:29 AM
A government program that tests produce for dangerous pathogens has been given a reprieve from the chopping block — but only for five more months.
The 11-year-old Microbiological Data Program works with labs across the country to screen about 15,...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 6:59 PM
Much of the story at Tuesday night's State of the Union speech will be about Connecticut, from the Newtown massacre to Manchester, where bullets killed eight employees at Hartford Distributors in 2010, to Bridgeport, where a 3-year-...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Responding to the Newtown massacre, President Obama Wednesday proposed a $500 million plan to address gun violence, including a federal assault weapons ban, background checks for all firearms sales and increased security and mental health counselors at...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 6:30 PM
As he announced proposals to curb an "epidemic" of gun violence Wednesday, President Barack Obama paused to address the parents of 7-year-old Grace McDonnell, who sat in the front row at the White House.
After she died in the Newtown school attack,...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Reaction was extensive and varied to President Barack Obama’s noontime speech Wednesday in which he proposed legislation and announced executive actions intended to reduce gun violence after the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre.
Gov. Dannel P....
| Jan 4, 2013
| 8:54 AM
The Democratic women of the House, sworn in on Thursday, first gathered that morning for a photo. Except four didn’t make it by the appointed hour.
So House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office came up with a solution worthy of Stalinist...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 8:15 PM
A somber President Obama told a shattered community that the nation has let its children down.
"We're not doing enough,'' Obama said during an interfaith service at Newtown High School on Sunday night. "And we will have to change. Since I've been...
| May 10, 2013
| 2:56 PM
The leader of gun-violence prevention efforts in the U.S. House of Representatives was in Connecticut on Friday to help Democrats execute their new strategy: Demonstrate enough support in the lower chamber to compel the U.S. Senate to revisit the bill...