At least three people are believed dead after a small plane crashed into two houses at about 11:20 am on Friday in East Haven, Connecticut. Two bodies have been located so far. Mayor Joseph Maturo says two children were inside one of the houses. He says their mother was with them and she escaped unharmed. Maturo says the children's ages were around 13 and 1. The other home was unoccupied. Governor Dannel Malloy says 1 to 3 people were on the plane.
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro said Wednesday that they're concerned about the impact that the budget cuts known as the sequester will have on defense spending and other federal programs. They spoke after a tour of Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, Connecticut.
Subpoenas have been sent to several undisclosed New York state public officials. That's according to a co-chair of Governor Andrew Coumo's Moreland Act commission that's looking into public corruption in the state.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued cease and desist orders to 35 online lenders who make short-term loans, also known as payday loans. Cuomo says the companies are breaking the state's usury laws by charging as much as 7000% interest.
The Connecticut Insurance Department has approved $215 a month as the cheapest insurance plan premium offered under the state's new health insurance exchange. The department approved three plans Monday, and a fourth plan has dropped out.