President cancels to meet with Cabinet
12:40 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Obama cancels Conn. campaign trip for Malloy because of Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is cancelling political travel to meet with his Cabinet on the Ebola outbreak.

The White House says Obama is calling off a planned trip to New Jersey and Connecticut and instead will convene Cabinet officials coordinating the government's Ebola response at the White House.

The change comes as a second health worker in Dallas who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease.

Two stabbed & one shot passenger in good condition
10:19 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Stabbing attack on casino bus; Suspect killed by Conn. trooper

A Connecticut state trooper shot and killed a man who was stabbing passengers on a tour bus headed to one of the state’s casinos Tuesday night.  State Police Lieutenant Paul Vance says passengers called 911 from the bus around 10 p.m. The bus was on Interstate 95 in Norwalk.

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Less stringent rules for startups
6:00 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Lawksy plans softer rules for Bitcoin

New York’s top banking regulator says he plans to relax pending rules set to govern Bitcoin and other virtual currencies. The more startup-friendly requirements come after criticism that the state has moved too quickly to regulate the new technology.

Futurists see virtual currencies as revolutionizing the financial industry the same way the Internet has revolutionized nearly everything.

New York was the first jurisdiction to introduce rules on Bitcoin. Regulators hope to mark the path for other jurisdictions to follow.

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Election 2014
7:58 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Conn. Democrats thrilled to have Obama campaign for Malloy in Bridgeport

US Senator Richard Blumenthal, President Barack Obama and U.S. Rep. Jim Himes of Conn, at the Oct. 30, 2010 Democratic Party rally at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn. Blumenthal and Himes won election to federal office following the rally.
Credit Ebong Udoma

Connecticut Democrats say they’re excited to have President Barack Obama campaign for Gov. Dannel Malloy at a rally in Bridgeport on Wednesday. State Republicans are downplaying the significance of the rally.

In 2010, President Obama made one of his last campaign appearances in Bridgeport. The rally at the Webster Bank arena attracted about 9,000 people, and helped boost turnout in Bridgeport so much so that local election officials ran out of ballots. It resulted in Democrat Malloy defeating Republican businessman Tom Foley by 6,400 votes after a recount in Bridgeport.

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Former CT environmental commissioner returns
6:46 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

EPA's McCarthy says more should be done to reduce nitrogen in LI Sound

U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy (left) and U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro take a look at lobster food at the Sound School in New Haven on Tuesday
Credit Craig LeMoult

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy was back in Connecticut Tuesday. McCarthy is a former Connecticut environmental commissioner. She spoke with reporters following a visit with environmental advocates and students at an aquaculture school in New Haven.

McCarthy said Connecticut has made progress in reducing the amount of nitrogen its wastewater treatment plants are releasing into Long Island Sound. Nitrogen causes low oxygen dead-zones in the Sound each summer. But McCarthy said nitrogen flowing down rivers and into the Sound remains a problem.

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