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A selection of AK and AR rifles are seen for sale at the Pony Express Firearms shop in Parker, Colorado December 7, 2015. Many Americans are stocking up on weapons after the country's worst mass shooting in three years. Gun retailers are reporting surging sales, with customers saying they want to keep handguns and rifles at hand for self-defense in the event of another attack. REUTERS/Rick Wilking - RTX1XMR4

The Sandy Hook Lawsuit Is Bad News For Bernie Sanders In Connecticut

Sanders had voted for a 2005 federal shield law that generally provides immunity to gun manufacturers against such lawsuits, claiming in a Michigan debate that gun companies and dealers would go out of business if they were sued for selling guns legally to people who might later use them for criminal acts.

April 26, 2016

Senator Chris Murphy Slams Congress For ‘Quiet Endorsement’ Of Murders, Mass Shootings

Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) released a fiery statement Thursday evening, in reaction to the mass murder at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.

October 1, 2015

Cruising Maine’s Coast In Search Of The Greatest Lobster Rolls On Earth

The lobster roll offers the pleasures of this naturally sweet crustacean without getting your hands dirty.

May 29, 2015

Former Connecticut Governor Rowland Guilty Of Violating Federal Campaign Laws

Another one-time rising GOP star comes crashing down.

September 19, 2014

Newtown Official: Sandy Hook Shooting Donations Divided Town

By Dave Altimari, The Hartford Courant HARTFORD, Conn. — The distribution of donations made to Newtown following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was so problematic that it has likely left “a permanent fracture in the community,” First Selectwoman Pat Llodra said Friday. Llodra and Superintendent Joseph V. Erardi Jr. appeared before the state’s Sandy […]

September 12, 2014

Wesleyan Bans Students From Fraternity House; National Chapter Suspends It

By Shawn R. Beals, The Hartford Courant MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — Wesleyan University has barred students from the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house, an order issued after a sophomore was seriously injured Sunday in a fall from a third-story window. In an email to students and staff Wednesday, university officials said that the house will be […]

September 11, 2014

Voters In Two Rival Camps Will Elect Two Rival Congresses

By David Lightman, McClatchy Washington Bureau PRATT, Kansas — America will elect two Congresses this fall, particularly in the House of Representatives. That’s because there are two Americas doing the voting: one hunkered down in redder-than-ever Republican districts that send partisan Republican conservatives to the House of Representatives, the other in bluer-than-ever Democratic districts that […]

August 29, 2014

Year-Old Conn. Girl Dies Of Slash Wound; Uncle Arraigned

By David Owens, Don Stacom, and Dave Moran, The Hartford Courant BRISTOL, Conn. — The man accused of fatally slashing his 1-year-old niece has a lengthy arrest record that includes drug, gun, and robbery charges, court officials said Tuesday. Arthur Hapgood, 36, of Waterbury was arraigned in Superior Court, where his bail was boosted from […]

August 19, 2014

Biden Sends Regrets, And A Corsage, For High School Prom

By Lesley Clark, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden turned down a Connecticut teenager’s invitation to her high school prom — but sent along a corsage, nevertheless. “I am flattered, but my schedule will not permit me to be in Connecticut on Friday evening,” Biden said in a handwritten note on vice […]

May 19, 2014

Bail Set For Woman Accused Of Making Bomb Threats To Cancel Graduation

By Dave Altimari, The Hartford Courant MERIDEN, Conn. — Although a prosecutor and her public defender asked that Danielle Shea be released on a promise to appear in court, a judge set bail at $10,000 for the woman accused of phoning in bomb threats in an attempt to cancel graduation at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, […]

May 19, 2014

Woman Who Was Mauled By Chimp Seeks OK To Sue Connecticut

By Jon Lender, The Hartford Courant HARTFORD, Connecticut — Charla Nash, blind since a 2009 mauling by a chimpanzee that ripped off her face and hands, says in a video plea to legislators that her disabilities make her feel “locked up … like I’m in a cage.” Nash’s legal and public-relations team released the video in […]

March 19, 2014

Peter Lanza: ‘Adam Would Have Killed Me’

By Alaine Griffin, The Hartford Courant HARTFORD, Conn. — Peter Lanza, the father of Sandy Hook Elementary School killer Adam Lanza, said in an interview in The New Yorker that he wished his second-born son who shot 20 elementary school children and six educators “had never been born.” In an article written following a series […]

March 10, 2014

TV Station Employee Sues Hartford Police Over Drone Incident

By Hilda Munoz, The Hartford Courant HARTFORD, Conn. — A local television news photographer whose use of a drone at a fatal car accident recently came under question filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Hartford Police Department on Tuesday. The lawsuit says Pedro Rivera was not breaking any state or federal laws when he […]

February 18, 2014