Former ‘Scandal’ star faces trial

Columbus Short was ordered to stand trial on a felony battery charge after a witness testified that the former “Scandal” actor delivered a running punch on a man who wasn’t looking his direction.



Half of Dr. Oz's medical advice is baseless, study says

It's not hard to understand what makes Dr. Oz so popular. Called “America's doctor,” syndicated talk-show host Mehmet Oz speaks in a way anyone can understand.


Dreaming of a new London

The Cornish parking garage off Governor Winthrop Boulevard in New London is also known as the Governor Winthrop Parking Garage.

Check out asteroid Hebe

Just outside the orbit of Mars, an asteroid large enough to be observed this month with binoculars or a small telescope is emerging into view.



Concerts and shows that will be playing the region

Jamie Kennedy - Jan. 29-31 at Comix at Foxwoods; tickets on sale now; $20-$50

David Koechner - Jan. 17 at Comix at Foxwoods; tickets on sale now; $30-$55

Wanderlust - Martin Dockery - Feb. 28 at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center; tickets on sale now; $25

Moody Blues - March 22 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 19; $39-$58

Pentatonix - March 15 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale now; $29.50-$49.50

Steve Aoki - March 12 at The Dome at Oakdale, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 19 a.m. Dec. 19; $35

Get The Led Out: The American Led Zeppelin - Jan. 31 at The Dome at Oakdale, Wallingford; tickets on sale now; $25


Wife who can’t make up her mind is driving husband away

DEAR ABBY: ... My wife has a hard time making decisions, which has resulted in some issues such as hoarding...

Wife of transgender husband searches for ways to cope

DEAR ABBY: A year ago, my husband of four years disclosed to me that he’s transgender.

Man on the verge of divorce can’t seem to seal the deal

DEAR ABBY: I am three years into a relationship with Harold, a man who is separated but not divorced.

Lonely soldier must reach out to others for comfort

DEAR ABBY: I am a soldier in Afghanistan who is single with few friends, if you would even call them that. We work 24/7.

Commercialization puts Santa atop woman’s naughty list

DEAR ABBY: I have decided that when I have kids I don’t want to do the whole “Santa” thing.

Depression could be driving teenage girl to cut herself

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 15-year-old girl. For the past year I have been self-injuring.

Daughter refuses to open door to mom’s new beau

DEAR ABBY: I have been divorced for more than a year and recently started dating a very nice man, “John.”


Your stars - Dec. 25

CAPRICORN: Keep your future plans to yourself. No one is likely to feel the same way you do about your decisions or concerns.