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.
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.
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.
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.
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.