The 2014 midterms marked the first time that pro-gun rights, NRA spending was matched, even exceeded, on the campaign trail, to support pro-gun-control candidates and ballot initiatives. Votes in Connecticut, Colorado, and Washington State stand out.
Beetle Bailey's creator, Mort Walker, received birthday accolades from the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as well as the governor of his home state, the mayor of New York, Dolly Parton, and even Prince Albert II of Monaco.
The Connecticut legislature passed a bill Wednesday restricting the release of crime-scene photos of the Newtown victims. The law brought relief to family members, but it's also prompted concerns among civil liberties groups.
An investigation is underway to determine what caused a New Haven-bound train to collide with a New York City-bound train in Connecticut on Friday night. Dozens were hospitalized following the crash on what is the busiest rail line in America, serving 125,000 commuters daily.