Eight incumbent Democratic state lawmakers in Connecticut will be among the candidates facing primary challenges next week.
They include a couple General Assembly veterans. The issues ranging from how they voted on the state's 2013 gun control legislation to their stances on local political issues.
Registered Democrats and Republicans will vote Tuesday in 10 other legislative primaries as well. Several in heavily Democratic cities are expected to be more hotly contested than the November general election.
Forty years ago today, Philippe Petit performed a high wire act between the two towers of the World Trade Center.
New York education officials released half of the state's 2014 standardized math and English test questions on Wednesday, five months after critics first complained that the questions were confusing and loaded with brand name references that looked like product placement.
The material released by the state Education Department included questions from last spring's tests together with answers and analyses.
New York City has dropped its appeal of rulings in stop-and-frisk cases. The move is aimed at speeding reforms it has agreed to in a settlement.
The city's law department filed papers Wednesday with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The goal is to end years of litigation over the city's controversial anti-crime tactic. Those who brought lawsuits did not oppose the action.
The city reached a deal earlier this year with plaintiffs in lawsuits.
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