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The Hartford CourantEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — You knew a Jets quarterback was going to get booed in the season opener. You just knew it. But who could have guessed it would be Tim Tebow when the home team was ahead by two touchdowns in the first half? "I didn't hear...
A shooting and gunbattle left two people dead and at least nine others wounded in front of the Empire State BuildingFriday, authorities said. The shooter was one of the two killed, according to investigators. They identified him as Jeffrey Johnson, 56,...
The tourists were lined up outside the door. The observation tower was open. Just another early morning at one of New York's most-visited attractions, the Empire State Building. Even the early-morning frenzy of people running down the street seemed...
The Hartford CourantAt the invitation of Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics, Chuck Steedman joined the whirlwind media tour by the "Fierce Five" last week in New York. Fresh off a flight from London, America's gold-medal darlings did the "Today" show. They lit the...
I call Stan Schwartz a "stair-ologist." But he prefers a warmer, cuddlier term. "I'm a nerd," says the 52-year-old system analyst for the earthquake computer at Caltech. "I studied the staircase in this building like a bug under a microscope. I took...
It seems like just yesterday. And yet it also seems like a lifetime ago; that bright, blue, sun-splashed September morning 10 years ago when our world changed forever. It was one of those moments, like Pearl Harbor and John Kennedy’s assassination,...
Brett Guessford, a fifth-grader at Williamsport Elementary School, qualified to represent his school and participate in the state level of the National Geographic Bee, sponsored by the National Geographic Society. The state bee will be held Friday,...
Times Staff WriterEVERY person who walked through our front door on Christmas Day told me I was crazy. Several months before, we had decided to take a trip to New York, and the best fares turned out to be on Christmas and New Year's Day. So we followed the mayhem that...
Tags: New York, Travel, Transportation, Upper West Side, Crimes
The Hartford CourantThe Empire State Building took 410 days to complete. The Golden Gate Bridge a little under four years. The pre-fabricated bridge to cross a pair of old train trestle abutments in Andover? A decade, and counting. When it is completed, the quaint, covered...
Tags: Manchester, U.S. Coast Guard
"It has become conventional wisdom that the BP-funded response to the spill was a chaotic and mismanaged affair, driven by corporate avarice, lacking in urgency, and at times willfully negligent of the problem's scope … The evidence for this is...
The TV Guy - Orlando Sentinel“American Idol” enters a new phase Tuesday night. The Fox singing contest goes live at 8, which will be a test for the 10 female hopefuls. (The 10 men perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday). But the bigger test may be for the judges: How will Keith...
FrameworkBy Anne-Marie Garcia, Associated Press HAVANA — A French daredevil who has scaled some of the world's tallest buildings conquered Cuba's famous Habana Libre hotel on Monday without ropes or a safety net — climbing to the top in about half an...
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