Democrat Dan Malloy , the former mayor of Stamford, was declared the unofficial winner over Republican Tom Foley in the race for Connecticut governor as the two sides sparred over election results. Foley refused to concede.
Connecticut lawmakers agreed on a bipartisan measure that would ban sales of semiautomatic rifles like the one used in the Newtown school massacre and require background checks on buyers in all firearms transactions.
Russell Mason pointed to the hole in the side of his yellow seafront home near the entrance to Boston Harbor. That’s where the cellar door was, until the hurricane- force wind gusts of a blizzard slapped it away.
A blizzard ripped through the U.S. Northeast, dumping record amounts of snow in parts of New England, killing at least seven people, blacking out more than half a million and stalling travel from New Jersey to Maine while sparing New York City from much disruption.
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor pledged to New Jersey and New York lawmakers that the chamber will vote on $60 billion in Hurricane Sandy aid after pulling it off the agenda Jan. 1.