Mar 20, 2013 16:52 EDT
Colorado's governor signed landmark gun laws Wednesday following the Aurora theater massacre, hours after the US state's prison chief was shot and killed on his own doorstep.
Mar 20, 2013 14:33 EDT
Police in Colorado were hunting a gunman Wednesday who shot dead the US state's prisons chief, even as its governor signed new gun laws into force following the Aurora theater massacre.
Mar 19, 2013 22:44 EDT
The German who posed as a Rockefeller family member after allegedly killing a man in California explained the freshly-dug soil in his back yard as plumbing work, a witness said.
Mar 16, 2013 16:05 EDT
Two floors below CPAC's political headliners lies the more colorful corner of the conservative conference, a bustling retreat where bumper-sticker philosophy and youthful grassroots activism rule.
Mar 15, 2013 23:24 EDT
Maryland is poised to become the 18th US state to abolish executions after lawmakers voted Friday to end use of the death penalty.
Mar 14, 2013 17:31 EDT
US Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday launched his new podcast, "Being Biden," to share his behind-the-scenes view of life as number two in the world's biggest superpower.
Mar 12, 2013 16:31 EDT
Lawmakers in Colorado on Tuesday approved a bill to allow same-sex civil unions, the latest US state to back legalized gay marriages or partnerships.
Mar 12, 2013 13:17 EDT
A six month old baby who was shot in Chicago while her father was changing her diaper on the seat of a parked minivan has died, police said Tuesday.
Mar 09, 2013 14:11 EST
A US grandmother climbed to the top of a crane in France on Saturday to protest against being prevented from seeing her granddaughter, whose father is accused of sexually assaulting the girl.
Mar 01, 2013 15:08 EST
An unlikely coalition grouping the Obama administration, major corporations, Republican lawmakers and Clint Eastwood has found common cause in urging the US Supreme Court to legalize gay marriage.
Mar 01, 2013 00:34 EST
US President Barack Obama's administration threw its weight behind gay marriage on Thursday, urging the Supreme Court to strike down California's ban on same-sex unions.
Feb 28, 2013 20:46 EST
US President Barack Obama's administration threw its weight behind gay marriage, urging the Supreme Court to strike down California's ban on same-sex unions.
Feb 27, 2013 00:53 EST
In 1998, Ismael Watkins was walking down a street when a bullet hit him in the neck. He never took another step.
Feb 21, 2013 16:24 EST
Just miles from the site of the Newtown school massacre, Vice President Joe Biden warned Thursday that US politicians would pay a price if they refuse to back measures to stem gun violence.
Feb 13, 2013 02:00 EST
President Barack Obama staked his second term on an ambitious bid to mend America, pledging to narrow inequality, reignite the economy, fight gun crime and fix immigration.
Feb 12, 2013 23:31 EST
President Barack Obama wagered his second term on an ambitious bid to strengthen America at home by reigniting its economic engine, cutting gun murders and fixing immigration.
Feb 12, 2013 22:31 EST
President Barack Obama staked his second term political capital on an ambitious bid to strengthen America at home by reigniting its economic engine, cutting gun murders and fixing immigration.
Feb 12, 2013 21:58 EST
US President Barack Obama staked his second term political capital on a full-bore drive to cut gun crime, reform the immigration system and to ignite economic growth and job creation.
Feb 10, 2013 18:06 EST
The northeast of the United States crawled out Sunday from under a monster blizzard that caused at least nine deaths and paralyzed the region with high winds and vast drifts of snow.
Feb 10, 2013 05:26 EST
The US northeast slowly dug out early Sunday from a mammoth blizzard that choked air, road and rail travel, left some 650,000 homes and businesses without power and caused at least seven deaths.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|State of Connecticut|
|Official language(s)||De jure: None|
De facto: English
|Largest metro area||Greater Hartford|
|Area||Ranked 48th in the US|
|- Total||5,543 sq mi|
|- Width||70 miles (113 km)|
|- Length||110 miles (177 km)|
|- % water||12.6|
|- Latitude||40°58′ N to 42°03′ N|
|- Longitude||71°47′ W to 73°44′ W|
|Population||Ranked 29th in the US|
|- Total||3,518,288 (2009 est.)|
|- Density||702.9/sq mi (271.40/km2)|
Ranked 4th in the US
|- Median income||$55,970 (4th)|
|- Highest point||South slope of Mount Frissell|
Note: The summit of Mount Frissell
is in Massachusetts
2,380 ft (726 m)
|- Mean||500 ft (152 m)|
|- Lowest point||Long Island Sound|
0 ft (0 m)
|Admission to Union||January 9, 1788 (5th)|
|Governor||M. Jodi Rell (R)|
|Lieutenant Governor||Michael Fedele (R)|
|U.S. Senators||Christopher Dodd (D)|
Joe Lieberman (ID)
|U.S. House delegation||5 Democrats (list)|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
|Abbreviations||CT Conn. US-CT|