LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — One of the strongest hurricanes ever to strike the U.S., Laura barreled across Louisiana on Thursday, shearing off roofs and killing at least six people while carving a destructive path hundreds of miles inland. A full assessment of the damage wrought by the Category 4 system was likely to take […]
Connecticut State Police have put a Silver Alert out for a missing 84-year-old woman from Bethany Wednesday afternoon.
An unemployed makeup artist with two toddlers and a disabled husband needs help with food and rent. A hotel manager says his unemployment has deepened his anxiety and kept him awake at night. A dental hygienist, pregnant with her second child, is struggling to afford diapers and formula. Around the country, across industries and occupations, […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is positioning himself as a champion regulation-cutter in the leadup to the Nov. 3 election, but in between his showy red-tape-cutting events, his deregulatory agenda is taking a beating in the courts. One day, he’s hailing a massive rollback to one of the nation’s most important environmental laws, which […]
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Critics of the Trump administration’s most sweeping set of rules to restrict asylum in the United States sent in a deluge of comments opposing the effort, hoping an old law that serves as a check on presidential power will weaken or even doom it. Opponents submitted nearly 80,000 public comments before […]
Go to any shopping center these days and you’ll probably find plastic gloves face masks littering the parking lot. Workers say not only is it lazy, but those who throw their PPE on the ground put those who clean it up in danger.
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo has announced Tuesday that they will officially reopen following the coronavirus pandemic closure on Monday, June 1.
One Good Thing: Bethany Rid Litter Day gets community outside, cleaning roadsides of trash, discarded PPE amid pandemic
Bethany’s annual Rid Litter Day turns out dozens of volunteers to pick up bags and bags of trash along town roads each year. This weekend was no different.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There are no tourists anymore on San Francisco’s famously twisty and steep Lombard Street. The city’s landmark hotels and posh shops are closed up tight. But one staple of San Francisco has become even more pronounced as the coronavirus pandemic chased everyone inside. Homeless people, who are particularly vulnerable to the […]
For a generation, mid-April has delivered some of American life’s most cataclysmic moments — a week when young men have shot up schools, terrorists have blown up fellow humans, members of a religious sect have burned to death in their compound and environmental calamity has sullied the ocean. Now, as those traumatic, unwelcome anniversaries of […]