Republicans in the U.S. Senate this week have indicated they'll allow votes on two bills — one that would reform the country's immigration system and another that would provide for background checks in all commercial gun sales. Whether they'll pass, though, remains to be seen.
Gun reform has been a hot topic since the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, but political movement has been slow. But the costs continue to mount. One recent Huffington Post report documented just how much those literal costs hurt our economy.
Discarded chewing gum is a common eyesore, and removing it from city streets and sidewalks can be costly. A Mexican congressman wants to solve the problem by borrowing a concept widely used in environmental regulation: making the polluters pay.
The Connecticut River is one of the best places in Southern New England to see bald eagles in winter. On a recent trip on the Connecticut River Boat , writer Mark Seth Lender saw 17 Eagles, including one with an unexpected prize in her talons.
Yoga's not the first thing that springs to mind when thinking about treatment for PTSD in veterans. But from the VA a to the Pentagon, yoga classes are becoming not just commonplace, but in some rehabilitation programs mandatory.
The National Rifle Association's ad agency has been helping craft the NRA's image since the early 1980s. Though their approach has been controversial over the years, some critics say the NRA won't be changing its approach any time soon.
Those who loved Ted Kennedy are standing in line at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, where Kennedy lies in repose. The Takeaway talks with WCAI reporter Sean Corcoran and with Robert, who drove from Connecticut with his grandson Ryan.
President Obama hits the campaign trail this week, stumping for some vulnerable Democrats. He starts his trip fundraising among Wall Street bankers, a group the White House is simultaneously chastising. How much will his appearances help other candidates?
Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) is one of several '60th votes' the Democrats need in order to seal the deal. But the independent Senator from Connecticut has a list of demands he wants met before pledging his support.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics will release November's unemployment numbers this morning; most observers expect unemployment to rise once again. Some of the state unemployment funds paying those checks, however, are going bone dry.
Eight states are implementing a radical new program in high schools next year that will allow students to graduate early and enter into two-year community colleges, if they pass the right tests. But are students mature enough to handle the pressure?
A group of thieves stole massive amounts of prescription drugs from a warehouse for Eli Lilly in Connecticut. The thieves cut a hole in the roof and slid down ropes to get inside, leaving with $75 million worth of pills.