Connecticut and federal authorities told commuters to make alternate plans while asking for patience as investigators examine the site of a Metro-North rush-hour train derailment that left three people critically injured.
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.
Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy canceled a speaking event because of a security risk. An assistant U.S. attorney in Texas withdrew from a case involving white supremacists, and a city alderman in Wisconsin wants to carry a concealed firearm to meetings.
Only a few parking spaces were free and customers lined up 50-deep today at Hoffman’s Gun Center in Newington, Connecticut, on what may be one of the last days that stores are allowed to sell assault-style weapons and high- capacity ammunition magazines.
Lawmakers in Connecticut, the site of the Dec. 14 massacre that renewed a national debate over gun control, passed a bipartisan measure that increases background checks for buyers and bans the sale of semiautomatic rifles like the one used in Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School.
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.
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.
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.