Things you need to know on December 16. 

Thanks to MetroNews Source for the following.

  • Americans don't believe the nation can stop "lone wolf" terrorist attacks, but they aren't worried about terrorism hitting close to home. That's what a new "Washington Post"/ABC New Poll shows. The poll was published this morning. WashingtonPost.com

 

  • Thursday December 17 is now the deadline for getting health insurance on Healthcare.gov. Federal officials say they are extending the open enrollment deadline due to "unprecedented demand."  ABCNews.com

 

  • The man convicted of killing a Ridgefield college student in New Jersey is heading to prison for 50 years. Ernest Williams Jr.who killed Brian Schiavetti was sentenced yesterday in Newark. NewsTimes.com

 

  • Connecticut's new area code of 959 is now in use.The new area code was originally scheduled to launch in 2014 - CT.gov/ PURA- but the state didn't start running out of 860 numbers until recently. WTNH.com