Richard Blumenthal

Family members representing fourteen of the twenty-six victims from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting address the media, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Newtown, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Newtown asks for privacy, kindness on 1-year mark

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Newtown officials asked for privacy and joined victims’ families Monday in calling for people to mark the upcoming anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting by performing acts of kindness […]

12/09/2013

(New York Democratic Senator Charles Schumer, AP Graphic)

Senators: Put cameras on train tracks, engineers

NEW YORK (AP) — A week after four people died in a New York commuter train derailment, two federal lawmakers proposed Sunday that trains nationwide be outfitted with cameras pointed at engineers and at the […]

12/08/2013

NTSB investigator George Haralampopoulous hands a data recorder down to Mike Hiller from the derailed Metro-North train in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/NTSB)

NYC train derailment airs queries about technology

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — The revelation that a New York City commuter train derailed while barreling around a sharp curve at nearly three times the speed limit is fueling questions about whether automated crash-avoidance technology […]

12/03/2013

Newtown, Connecticut Town Seal

Gun control advocates mark 6 months since shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, some of the victims’ families are heading to Capitol Hill to remind lawmakers they are painfully waiting for action, while some of the […]

06/10/2013

(AP Photo)

FAA delays closing of airport control towers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The closings of control towers at 149 small airports, due to begin this weekend because of government-wide spending cuts, are being delayed until June 15, federal regulators announced Friday.

04/05/2013

US Airways and American Airlines planes at DFW International Airport. (AP Photo)

Airline CEOs defend merger before Senate panel

(AP) — The CEOs of American Airlines and US Airways reassured a Senate panel that their merger would not lead to fewer flights or lost jobs. The merger would create the world’s biggest airline and provide more competition for United and Delta, the CEOs said.

03/19/2013

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Facebook agrees to remove some Newtown pages

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says Facebook has agreed to remove some so-called tribute pages related to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting over concerns they’re being used to exploit the tragedy.

02/25/2013

US senators call on FDA to act on energy drinks

NEW YORK (AP) — Two U.S. senators on Friday again called on federal regulators to close what they say are loopholes that allow energy-drink makers to sell products with additives and high levels of caffeine […]

10/26/2012

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