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GM Recalls 2.7M More Cars; 'Major Announcement' From Feds To Come At 11:15 A.M.U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Acting Administrator David Friedman are holding a press conference.
Former Housing Authority Director Sentenced In EmbezzlementThe former director of the Fairfield Housing Authority has been sentenced to five years probation, the first six months in home confinement, after pleading guilty to embezzling from the Authority.
Newtown Gets Federal $$ For Police In SchoolsThe U.S. Justice Department announced Friday it is giving $150,000 to put police officers in schools in Newtown, Conn., in the wake of last December's massacre at the town's Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Federal Government Unveils Marijuana Enforcement PrioritiesNow that some states have decriminalized small amounts of recreational marijuana, and others, like Connecticut, are moving forward with medical marijuana laws, the federal Justice Department is outlining its enforcement priorities.
Feds Provide Financial Relief For Sandy Hook Shooting CostsThe U.S. Justice Department has announced it will provide $2.5 million to cover some costs Connecticut law enforcement agencies incurred related to the Newtown school shooting.
Charge Against Hedge Fund Stir Economic Concern In Fairfield CountyCriminal charges announced Thursday against SAC Capital Advisors have some fearing for the future of one of the region's larger economic engines.
DOJ: School Forced Disabled Students To Perform Manual Labor For No WagesThe U.S. Justice Department says Rhode Island and the city of Providence violated the rights of the developmentally disabled by unnecessarily segregating them at a city school and a state-licensed employment program.
Justice Department Investigation Includes Hartford AP Bureau Records The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a ``massive and unprecedented intrusion'' into how news organizations gather the news.
Blumenthal Praises Emergency Contraception RulingU.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he is pleased that a federal court has ordered the Food and Drug Administration to stop requiring girls younger than 17 to see a doctor before buying the morning-after pill.
East Haven Agreement Filed With Court An agreement that resolves a U.S. Justice Department complaint alleging a pattern of police discrimination toward Latinos in East Haven has been filed for the approval of a federal court.
East Haven Signs Police Reform Settlement East Haven officials have signed an agreement that calls for broad reforms of its police department to avoid a federal lawsuit over accusations of bias.
Opinion: Eric Holder Continues To Show Contempt Of CongressAttorney General Eric Holder continued to show contempt of Congress in his remarks following the House vote to hold him "in contempt" for refusing to hand over documents associated with the Fast and Furious operation.
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