New FAA Rules On Small Commercial Drones Go Into Effect; Audio Excerpt
There will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules that opened the skies to them on Monday, according to a Federal Aviation Administration estimate.
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Yale Graduate Students File For Union Certification; Audio ExcerptGraduate students who assist in teaching and research at Yale University have filed petitions seeking union certification. Monday’s filing with the National Labor Relations Board follows a ruling last week from the board that found graduate assistants at private universities are employees and have a right to union representation.
DEEP Lifts Fish Consumption Advisory For Quinnipiac River; Audio ExcerptOfficials with Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection have lifted the advisory to residents regarding eating fish from a portion of the Quinnipiac River after a hazmat spill last week.
Huma Abedin Announces Separation From Anthony Weiner; Audio ExcerptOn the same day former Rep. Anthony Weiner deleted his Twitter account following a report that he was involved in another sexting scandal, his wife is calling it quits.
Audit Shows Hartford Has Invested $102 Million In Ballpark; Audio ExcerptThe city of Hartford's investment in the Downtown North development, which is anchored by the new Dunkin' Donuts ballpark in Hartford, is reportedly $102 million, according to an internal audit. The city has not yet paid the former developer's last invoice and auditors said they cannot estimate what the final total cost to finish the stadium will actually be.
FDA Recommends Screening All Blood Donations For Zika; Audio ExcerptThe Food and Drug Administration on Friday recommended expanding the screening process for all blood donations in the U.S. as a precaution against contaminating the blood supply with the mosquito-borne Zika virus.
Investigation Launched Into Waterbury 911 Call; Audio ExcerptAn operator has been placed on administrative leave while Waterbury Police conduct an internal investigation of her handling of the 911 call reporting a fatal shooting. Nicole Scarino, police say, is a complaint clerk, not a 911 dispatcher.

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