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Connecticut governor ready to sign new, stricter gun control bills into law

Connecticut governor ready to sign new, stricter gun control bills into law

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was expected to sign a wide-ranging bill that includes sweeping new restrictions on weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines, a response to last year’s deadly…

Murdered West Virginia Sheriff was a strong, anti-drug crusader

Murdered West Virginia Sheriff was a strong, anti-drug crusader

Just months before being gunned down, Sheriff Eugene Crum made good on a campaign promise to do what many in law enforcement have attempted for years in southern West Virginia…

Mark Sanford continues comeback bid by winning GOP nomination for House seat

Mark Sanford continues comeback bid by winning GOP nomination for House seat

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford on Tuesday cleared another hurdle in his bid for political redemption, defeating a former Charleston County council member to win the GOP nomination for…

Two more Senators switch sides and now support gay marriage

Two more Senators switch sides and now support gay marriage

The ever-increasing circle of Senators changing their positions and supporting gay marriage widened again Tuesday as Illinois Republican Mark Kirk and Democrat Tom Carper announced their support for same sex…

NRA proposes armed guards in all American schools

NRA proposes armed guards in all American schools

Every U.S. school would have armed, trained personnel under a proposal funded by the powerful National Rifle Association and unveiled on Tuesday in response to December’s massacre at a Connecticut…

Connecticut unveils sweeping gun control measures

Connecticut unveils sweeping gun control measures

With an announcement of sweeping proposals to curb gun violence, Connecticut lawmakers said they are hoping to send a message to Congress and other state legislators across the country: A…

Dire budget warnings from two former federal fiscal chiefs

Dire budget warnings from two former federal fiscal chiefs

Two former budget chiefs who worked for presidents from opposing political parties said on Monday that the government should reduce military spending, scale back Social Security payments and end decade-old…

Paperwork error let suspect in Colorado corrections boss murder out four years erly

Paperwork error let suspect in Colorado corrections boss murder out four years erly

Because of a paperwork error, the suspect in last month’s killing of Colorado’s corrections chief was freed from prison in January — four years earlier than authorities intended. Judicial officials…

White supremacists beleived behind Texas prosecutor murders

White supremacists beleived behind Texas prosecutor murders

Suspicion in the slayings of a Texas district attorney and his wife shifted Monday to a violent white supremacist prison gang that was the focus of a December law enforcement…

Key players believe immigration deal is near

Key players believe immigration deal is near

Big business and big labor have settled on a political framework for an immigration overhaul. Now, the lawmakers writing bipartisan legislation need to resolve the nitty-gritty — and keep their…