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NY gov proposes free tuition at state's public colleges

The plan, called the Excelsior Scholarship, was announced January 3; it is similar to Hillary Clinton's New College Compact and builds on proposals from Sen. "It's incredibly hard and getting harder to get a college education today". EQUAL CHANCE Opinion: Schools should do more to ensure low-income students are given a fair shot to enter gifted programs, writes Harold Levy, a former chancellor of New York City schools.

Vermont minimum wage increases to $10 per hour in new year

Upstate, the wage increases to $9.70. Eventually all Seattle employers will pay a minimum of $15 an hour. Opponents say the measures will likely cause loss of jobs and business failures in industries that depend of minimum wage earners for their employment pool.

Trump Takes Credit for Sprint Bringing 5000 Jobs to U.S.

Of OneWeb, Trump said , "OneWeb, a new company, is going to be hiring 3,000 people, and that's very exciting". Sprint said in a statement that the jobs would be created in various parts of the organization, including customer service and sales.

Ronda Rousey vs. Amanda Nunes UFC 207…

Before their face-off in New York, Nunes said Rousey's media boycott was a sign she is "weak mentally as a person". We got video from the UFC of Ronda talking about her mindset going into the fight, and she spells the whole thing out.

Christmas Tree Recycling Locations

West gravel parking lot on 21st and Arthur, according to the city's website . "If a Christmas tree is dry, in a matter of seconds the whole thing will be engulfed", said Tray Palmer, Reno Fire Department Fire Marshal. The "Beast" in action, mulching last year's Christmas trees. As the holiday season winds down, Cambria residents should take special precautions when disposing of their Christmas trees.

Obama sanctions Russia for 2016 election hacking

The U.S. has previously left open the possibility it could mount a retaliatory strike. Graham said on Wednesday that Moscow needed to understand it had gone too far during the election, and that new sanctions would target Russian president.

Massachusetts Lawmakers Vote to Delay Recreational Marijuana Sales

The state's highest ranking Senators, Senate President Stanley C. Rosenberg and Republican Minority Leader Bruce Tarr, were the only two in attendance early Wednesday morning. Supporters of the ballot measure say lawmakers are missing the point of legalization - taking sales off of the black market and putting them under state control.

'Winter weather advisory' calls for up to 7 inches of snow

Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Little or no snow accumulation expected. In fact, there is a Winter Weather Advisory which remains in effect until 10 p.m. Partly cloudy , with a low around 24. Mostly cloudy , with a high near 55. Saturday Night: A chance of rain and snow before 3am, then a chance of snow.

Brooklyn Rapper Troy Ave Shot On Christmas Day

Posting to his Instagram account on Monday (Dec. 26), the Brooklyn-born rap star shared a video of him leaving New York's Brookdale hospital in almost mint condition. In the end, his bodyguard Ronald McPhatter was shot in the stomach and killed, and three other people, including Troy Ave , were struck by gunfire and wounded.

Trump's Choice for White House Communications Aide Withdraws

The Hill confirmed Miller's decision Saturday night, saying he informed Trump's transition team of the reversal on Friday. In a statement , Miller said he felt he needed to devote more time to his family. "I anticipate keeping on supporting the President-elect from outside after my work on the Transition finishes up". The president-elect's appointments promise the same competition for his ear that occurred throughout the campaign and transition.

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris signs new contract

The goalkeeper posed for the now traditional Spurs photo with manager Mauricio Pochettino on Thursday after putting pen to paper on the new deal. Tottenham Hotspur have completed arguably the most significant in a long series of contract renewals by tying down goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris until 2022.

University of MI student lied about hijab threat

Three days after Donald Trump's election, a University of MI student reported that a white male forced her to remove her hijab by threatening to set her on fire. The woman, who hasn't been identified, told police she was walking along William Street and State Street when she was approached by by a man. After the incident, the MI chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations called for the incident to be investigated as a hate crime, saying the "alleged attack is just the latest ...

Michigan's population increased for the fifth straight year in 2016

Mayor Muriel Bowser says the population growth shows that the nation's capital "continues to be an attractive place to live, work and start a family". Idaho is one of the nation's fastest-growing states. IL was the only state to lose more residents over the one-year period than West Virginia, which has been hit hard by the downturn in the coal industry.

Kentucky Training Center Barn Fire Kills More Than 20 Horses

Reed said there is no doubt more horses could have been saved if the response time had been quicker. "My other guys were helping and the horses would run back in naturally and we would have to take them back out", Reed said. A subsequent investigation revealed that unseasonable weather conditions sparked the fire . Friends of the Reeds have established a GoFundMe page to help offset some of the enormous losses from the fire , which Reed suspects began as a result of a lightning strike.

Mother of 2-year-old left in vehicle overnight arrested

But Carmon has apparently changed her story multiple times, and police are still trying to figure out why the child was abandoned and whether it was accidental or intentional. The affidavit said Carmon said "Target" before walking away. Police said a preliminary investigation showed no signs of the Ford being involved in a auto crash.

Suspect sought after toddler shot dead in Arkansas road rage

The boy and his grandmother were at the stop sign when the driver apparently got angry and shot at the auto because he thought she "wasn't moving fast enough". Steven McClanahan told Reuters . No arrests have been made in the case. Buckner said the pair of senseless shootings on the city's children - both without suspects - are among the most frustrating experiences for law enforcement.

Police break into auto to rescue 'frozen' woman, find something extraordinary

A Hudson, N.Y. police officer broke a auto window after a person reported an unresponsive woman inside the vehicle. The officers broke the window and that's when they found out the woman was actually a mannequin. In an attempt to save the woman, police had no choice but to break the passenger window. But police didn't seem to like that explanation, and no matter how lifelike the mannequin was, weren't thrilled that the owner of the vehicle had her sitting in the passenger seat with a ...

Jim Harbaugh Blames Other Coaches, Enemies and "Jive Turkeys" For Rams Rumor

As paranoid as that sounds, Harbaugh stuck with the line at Michigan's team awards ceremony, doubling down with another head-scratcher, suggesting the National Football League rumors are the work of college coaches recruiting against him and his program - coaches he refers to as "jive turkeys".

Ryan Tannehill's knee not as serious as 1st feared

According to Gase, surgery is not required but the team still isn't sure if Tannehill will return this season. Ryan Tannehill left the game with a knee injury and head coach Adam Gase fears the worst. That's just a long, long process. But he'll soon be cramming as the new No. 1 quarterback. But the Dolphins survived Sunday in large part because of the play of Mike Hull, who had an interception and eight tackles.

First the Cold, Then the Snow

ANOTHER COLD SHOT: Get ready for the coldest air of the year late Wednesday night into Thursday . The lowest temperature readings will come tomorrow night as winds settle and the sky clears. Over the weekend, we're tracking changes that will take place. Simulation of cold air at high altitudes spilling into the USA between Sunday and Thursday next week.