News outside the Quinnipiac campus

Julia Perkins

Cyclone Phailin hits India

Nearly 9 million people were affected by Cyclone Phailin, which hit India’s east coast on Saturday. The cyclone damaged homes and crops and killed at least 14 people, according to BBC News. The worst cyclone to hit India since 1999, Cyclone Phailin took the lives of more than 10,000 people. This time the casualties were lower because the nation was well-prepared. Before the storm, the government and media spread the word about the approaching cyclone, allowing almost 1 million people to be evacuated inland, according to BBC News. Power has not been restored in many areas, but disaster teams are providing relief to those in shelters.

Statue of Liberty reponed

The Statue of Liberty reponed on Sunday after the New York State agreed to give money to the National Park Service to pay Statue of Liberty employees. The Statue of Liberty was closed since the federal government shutdown on Oct. 1. New York State will pay $61,600 a day to keep the landmark open until Oct. 17, according to the New York Post. According to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the Statue of Liberty is a major tourist attraction and brings economic benefits to the state. When the Statue of Liberty was closed, local businesses suffered, Coumo said.

Brawl in New Haven

A brawl broke out on Temple Street in New Haven late Sunday night, according to the New Haven Register. The fight occurred outside of the Kudeta restaurant, where about 500 high school students were throwing an unauthorized party. Establishments need permission from the New Haven police to host parties for teenagers, but Kudeta restaurant did not receive authorization. The fight then spread to the Mint nightclub on East Street. There were no gunshots, arrests or injuries, police said. Approximately two dozen policemen reported to the scene to subdue the incident.