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Stories with person: Chris Murphy
  • New England senators want a National Lobster Day this year 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 5:47 pm

    PORTLAND, Maine - A group of U.S. senators from New England say the lobster's role in the region's heritage and economy are important enough to justify a national day of celebration.

  • Lieberman, in retirement, lobbies against Iran nuclear deal 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 10:37 am

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Former Sen. Joe Lieberman, who staked his Senate career on a tough U.S. response to terrorism following the 9/11 attacks, has emerged from retirement to again jump into the fray.

  • Transportation Chief: 5 Airlines probed for price-gouging 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 2:47 pm

    WASHINGTON - Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Friday the government has opened a price-gouging investigation involving five airlines that allegedly raised airfares in the Northeast after a deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May disrupted rail service.

  • Transportation Chief: 5 Airlines probed for price-gouging story has photos
    Updated: Jul-24-15 2:42 pm

    WASHINGTON - Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Friday the government has opened a price-gouging investigation involving five airlines that allegedly raised airfares in the Northeast after a deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May disrupted rail service.

  • Obama's unlikely Iran deal MVP: Energy Secretary Moniz story has photos
    Updated: Jul-21-15 3:30 am

    WASHINGTON - As negotiators were grasping for a landmark nuclear deal, they hit a roadblock over Iran's once-secret enrichment site at Fordo, a fortified bunker buried deep in a mountainside - potentially impervious to U.S. or Israeli airstrikes.

  • Next up for No Child Left Behind: Senate-House negotiations story has photos
    Updated: Jul-17-15 12:31 pm

    WASHINGTON - No one thinks it'll be easy, but the House and Senate are embarking on negotiations to merge two differing education bills that would rewrite the nation's much-criticized No Child Left Behind education law.

  • Senate OKs revised No Child education law, compromise needed story has photos
    Updated: Jul-16-15 4:46 pm

    WASHINGTON - More than a decade after No Child Left Behind established a stronger federal role in public education, the Senate on Thursday approved a rewrite of the much-criticized education law that would return much of that power to the states.

  • Obama presses Senate Democrats to withhold judgment on Iran 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 5:11 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama downplayed chances for an Iran nuclear deal in a closed-door meeting with Senate Democrats, participants said Wednesday, while asking them to withhold judgment until any deal is complete.