Congress Reaches Agreement To Fund Government Until December

Negotiators in the House and Senate have reached a deal on a bill to fund the government through Dec. 9.Republicans and Democrats have been arguing for weeks to find a way forward before the Sept. 30 deadline in order to avoid a government shutdown.Last week, negotiations in the Senate appeared to be at a standstill, with Democrats in both chambers insisting that the most recent Republican offer was not enough.Both sides were in agreement, however, that whatever bill moved forward would need...
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Ex-AIG CEO Hank Greenberg Begins To Testify In Fraud Trial

New York's Attorney General's office finally got its chance to put former AIG head Hank Greenberg on the witness stand on Tuesday. For 11 years his defense team fought accusations of fraud with multiple rounds of motions, appeals and depositions. Now that Greenberg is 91, prosecutors have to be careful not to be seen as bullying an old man.
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New Haven Schools Superintendent Steps Down

Public schools in two Connecticut districts are looking for new leadership. Hartford’s school superintendent stepped down earlier this month to accept a new position. On Tuesday, New Haven’s Superintendent of Schools, Garth Harries, announced he’s leaving.
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Forum On Gang Violence On Long Island

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One Long Island community is fighting back against gang violence. On Wednesday night community leaders will gather to try and find a solution to the recent uptick of gang activity in Brentwood and Central Islip.

A Dutch-led team of international investigators has concluded that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which crashed in July 2014, was shot down by a Russian Buk missile that had been transferred into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

After the shooting, the surface-to-air missile launcher was transferred back to Russia.

The last surviving leader of Israel's founding generation, Shimon Peres was a three-time prime minister, the architect of the country's secretive nuclear program and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to make peace with the Palestinians.

First, a story:

Late one night, a man searches for something in a parking lot. On his hands and knees, he crawls around a bright circle of light created by a streetlamp overhead.

A woman passes, stops, takes in the scene.

"What are you looking for? Can I help?"

"My car keys. Any chance you've seen them?"

"You dropped them right around here?"

"Oh, no. I dropped them way over there," he says, gesturing vaguely to some faraway spot on the other side of the lot.

"Then why are you looking here?"

The man pauses to consider the question.

The Senate voted Wednesday to give families of 9/11 victims the right to sue the Saudi Arabian government, overriding President Obama's veto for the first time.

The vote was lopsided, with 97 Senators voting in favor of the override, well above the two-thirds majority needed to overcome the president's objection. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid cast the lone "no" vote. Senators Tim Kaine, D-Va. and Bernie Sanders, D-Vt. did not vote.

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State Rep. John Shaban, the Republican challenger in Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District, says he has a plan to keep more federal tax dollars in Connecticut. Shaban made the announcement in front of Bridgeport City Hall on Tuesday.

Conn., N.Y. Tie For Fifth Most Energy Efficient States

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According to a scorecard released on Tuesday by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, New York and Connecticut tied for the fifth most energy efficient states in the country. 

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Governor Cuomo is making some changes to prevent any future bid rigging in some of his major economic development projects, but critics on both the left and the right say the governor is failing to address the bigger picture – whether the $8.6 billion dollars’ worth of programs are an effective use of public monies.

The U.S. government has agreed to pay a total of $492 million to 17 American Indian tribes for mismanaging natural resources and other tribal assets, according to an attorney who filed most of the suits.

Few things inspire more loathing in the hearts of high school students than the words "extra homework." But as Florence Mattei hands out a pamphlet to her homeroom class at the Southlands School in Rome, she tells them they may want to give this assignment a chance.

"Who would like to read what it's about?" she asks the room full of 18-year-olds.

A senior named Alessio translates from Italian into English: "For the people born in 1998 there is a 500-euro bonus that you can spend on cultural things, such as going to the cinema, visiting museums and this kind of stuff."

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