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Stories with person: Richard Blumenthal
  • US Senators fault federal settlement with for-profit college 
    Updated: Dec-01-15 4:28 pm

    BOSTON - U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Richard Blumenthal and Dick Durbin are faulting a recent settlement between the federal government and the for-profit college company Education Management Corporation over illegal recruiting tactics.

  • Puerto Rico makes debt payment, warns of dwindling funds story has photos
    Updated: Dec-01-15 2:47 pm

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico narrowly avoided a multimillion-dollar default on Tuesday by announcing a last-minute bond payment while warning that a deepening financial crisis has forced the government to divert money slated for future debt payments to avoid a shutdown of basic services.

  • Connecticut governor wants guns denied to terror watch list 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 1:37 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy called on top congressional leaders to pass legislation that would prohibit the sale of firearms and explosives to anyone suspected by the federal government of being a terrorist.

  • Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg to sponsor new Navy submarine 
    Updated: Nov-11-15 12:49 pm

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Facebook's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, known for advocating women's empowerment through her "Lean In" book and campaign, has been chosen to sponsor a Navy submarine.

  • Blumenthal: end 'paid patriotism' at sporting events 
    Updated: Nov-07-15 3:38 pm

    NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - A U.S. senator from Connecticut is joining the chorus of critics calling for an end to taxpayer-funded patriotic displays at NFL games and other professional sports events.

  • Shaheen wants VA to use NPR database on mustard gas exposure 
    Updated: Nov-04-15 3:31 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal are urging the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to use a new database to identify World War II veterans who were exposed to mustard gas.

  • Japanese company fined $70 million over exploding air bags story has video
    Updated: Nov-03-15 10:55 pm

    DETROIT - U.S. auto safety regulators fined Japan's Takata Corp. $70 million Tuesday for concealing evidence for years that its air bags are prone to explode with grisly consequences - a defect linked to eight deaths and more than 100 injuries worldwide.