Dan Malloy

Illinois Republican  gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner speaks to a gathering Republicans and business leaders at a stop on his Bring Back Illinois Tour in Quincy, Ill. (AP Photo/The Quincy Herald-Whig, Steve Bohnstedt)

Wealthy business executives eye political races

CHICAGO (AP) — He has never been elected to anything, not even “student council in high school,” as he boasts. He has little patience for schmoozing. In dealing with people, he admits to being “pretty […]

09/16/2013

A firefighter surveys the scene of a small plane crash, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in East Haven, Conn.  (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

Plane crashes into Conn. homes, 4-6 believed dead

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A small plane crashed in a working-class neighborhood near an airport on Friday and engulfed two houses in flames, likely killing up to six people, authorities said. The multi-engine, propeller-driven […]

08/09/2013

Sandy Hook Elementary School

Education Department giving Newtown $1.3 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — Schools in Newtown, Conn., will receive $1.3 million in federal aid to recover after the shootings that left 26 students and educators dead last year. Education Secretary Arne Duncan planned to announce […]

05/23/2013

Dan Malloy, Connecticut Governor (AP Photo)

Conn. governor signs sweeping gun limits into law

(AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who four months ago broke the news to shocked parents that their children had been slaughtered in a Connecticut elementary school, signed into law sweeping new restrictions on weapons and large capacity ammo magazines.

04/04/2013

Sandy Hook kids face 1st classes since shooting

MONROE, Conn. (AP) — The youngsters who survived the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary returned to class Thursday for the first time since the shooting rampage, settling in at their old, familiar desks but in a different school in a different town.

01/03/2013

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