John McCain Set To Make A Dramatic Return Amid Political Storm

It was just five days ago that John McCain, the longtime Arizona senator, two-time presidential candidate and perhaps America's most famous prisoner of war, was diagnosed with a deadly form of brain cancer. And yet, McCain is set to make a dramatic return to the U.S. Senate Tuesday for a key vote on health care. "Look forward to returning to Senate tomorrow...," McCain tweeted Monday night. It will be a remarkable moment, to see this man, whom his daughter described poetically as a "warrior...

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Connecticut Officials Announce Operator For New Haven-Springfield Commuter Rail

State officials announced on Monday the operator of a new commuter rail line between New Haven and Springfield, and said the launch of that service will be delayed into mid-2018. Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy said pushing the start date for what the state’s calling the CTrail Hartford Line to May 2018 will limit disruptions to the new commuter service as the state Department of Transportation works on rail improvements north of Hartford. The service was initially slated to start in...

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Warming Seas Endanger Antarctic Ecosystem, And Billion-Dollar Fishing Industry

A few small islands off the coast of Antarctica are the incubator for nearly all the marine life around the world’s southernmost continent. That’s according to new research from Yale and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. The same researchers also believe that climate change on those islands could have a devastating domino effect.

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The Connecticut House of Representatives voted to approve a state employee labor concession deal that’s expected to save the state $1.5 billion over the next two years. The deal was approved 78 to 72 on a party line vote.

Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, told lawmakers in a statement on Monday that he "did not collude ... with any foreign government."

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Massachusetts' highest court ruled Monday that local law enforcement officials do not have the authority, under state law, to honor so-called ICE detainers.

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On Monday New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order to expand access to voter registration in the state.   

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Sears is closing 20 locations across the country that may lead to the downfall of the malls they once were in.

Study To Examine Berkshires To NYC Rail Service

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A study on expanding rail service between Springfield to Boston was left out of the final Massachusetts state budget. But lawmakers did OK another rail study, looking at seasonal service between Pittsfield and New York City.

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A global hunger crisis has grown so severe that a group of international relief agencies, including Connecticut-based Save the Children, are doing something they’ve never done before. They’re raising money together.  

Job Growth Robust On Long Island

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The Long Island economy had over 21,000 more jobs this June than last June.

Health service jobs saw the biggest increase with over 9,000 jobs. The local tourism industry also saw an almost four percent increase.

Market analysts say it's a sign that consumers and employers are more confident.

The largest increase came from private sector jobs. The government sector also expanded due to hiring at local public schools.

However the financial sector lost 1,400 jobs. 

LIPA Rejects Small Green Energy Projects

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The Long Island Power Authority has rejected proposals for New York’s largest solar farm and a wind farm off the coast of Montauk Point.

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A Sunday night vigil for Nury Chavarria drew hundreds, including Mayors Harry Rilling of Norwalk and Toni Harp of New Haven, to Igelsia de Dios Pentecostal Church in New Haven. They came to support the Norwalk mother of four who is living in the church to avoid deportation.

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