Tuition program would benefit 32000 SUNY students

For this year, the income cap is $100,000; it will be adjusted to $110,000 in 2018 and then to $125,000 in 2019. Gov. Andrew Cuomo first introduced the plan in January , with lawmakers agreeing to include it in the state budget . Thousands of NY ... More..

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Prosecutor sues Florida governor over death penalty cases
by | Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Prosecutor sues Florida governor over death penalty cases

But Ayala's Florida suit said, "Nothing in Florida law requires Ayala to seek the death penalty" in cases in her jurisdiction. In her lawsuit Ayala says she was willing to seek a death sentence in "appropri...More..

by | Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Bannon and Kushner battle it out for Trump's heart and mind

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster's influence grew this week with President Donald Trump reportedly launching his airstrikes on Syria following deep consultations with the Army lieutenant general. First...More..

by | Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Trump to NY Times: Susan Rice May Have Committed a Crime

It is one of the big stories of our time ". This is being pumped up by partisan media as something equivalent to validate the President's claims. Or maybe it's not sexism or racism, but the fact that Rice ...More..

Crowd shouts 'You Lie' at Joe Wilson, who shouted at Obama
by | Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Crowd shouts 'You Lie' at Joe Wilson, who shouted at Obama

And on Monday that catchphrase was chanted back at him for a full 30 seconds during the 40-minute Q&A. Wilson was addressing the crowd at the Aiken Technical College in Graniteville for almost 40 minutes when...More..

NC bill calls for rejection of same-sex marriage
by | Wednesday, April 12, 2017

NC bill calls for rejection of same-sex marriage

If signed into law, the bill said it would override the Supreme Court ruling. The "Uphold Historical Marriage Act ", or HB 780, states that the 2015 Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage "not only exceeds the ...More..

Immigration officials suspend jail list report amid pushback
by | Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Immigration officials suspend jail list report amid pushback

Some cities have passed laws that restrict the collection of citizenship status by local law enforcement, citing concerns that immigrants who have committed relatively minor infractions, such as traffic violati...More..

San Bernardino school shooter fired 10 shots, reloaded once
by | Wednesday, April 12, 2017

San Bernardino school shooter fired 10 shots, reloaded once

Police haven't said why Anderson it may have targeted his wife, but are shedding light on his dark past including a history of domestic violence weapons and drug charges. Police say they are still trying to p...More..

OSHA looking into blast at Missouri ammunition plant
by | Wednesday, April 12, 2017

OSHA looking into blast at Missouri ammunition plant

Other explosions have occurred at the plant, including a 1990 blast that killed one worker and a 1981 explosion that severely burned a worker who later died, according to records. The largest penalty paid was...More..

by | Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Husband of woman alleged to have affair fired

When asked if he was guilty at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Bentley responded, "Yes, sir". He stood up and said "yes, sir" in a gravelly voice as the judge read out the charges he was pleading guilty to. "...More..

by | Wednesday, April 12, 2017

How Will NY's Free College Tuition Program Work?

The Excelsior Scholarship program will be phased in over three years, with New Yorkers making up to $100,000 annual eligible starting this fall. The income cap rises to $110,000 in 2018 and will reach $12...More..

100 active wildfires burn across Florida
by | Wednesday, April 12, 2017

100 active wildfires burn across Florida

At about 1900 on April 8, 2017, Hernando County Fire Rescue (HCFR) and the Florida Forestry Service (FFS) responded to a fire near the Hernando Beach water tower located within the Weeki Wachee Preserve. Bethea...More..

Dog Gone: 'General' opens doors, flees animal clinic
by | Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Dog Gone: 'General' opens doors, flees animal clinic

The footage at Stafford's Aquia-Garrisonville Animal Hospital shows the Great Pyrenees dog, named General, opening a series of doors with his paws, snooping around and exiting out the building's back door. The ...More..

Official says California graduation rate rises to 83 percent
by | Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Official says California graduation rate rises to 83 percent

He pointed to Woodland High as a model where career readiness programs have helped the school reach a graduation rate of 94 percent. The four organizations, which lead the GradNation campaign to raise the nat...More..

by | Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tough talk on immigration as US Attorney General visits AZ

In a three-page memo, Sessions directed each US attorney to appoint a border security coordinator to oversee immigration prosecutions and to make immigration offenses - such as crossing the border illegally or ...More..

Donald Trump records call for GOP candidate Ron Estes in Kansas
by | Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Donald Trump records call for GOP candidate Ron Estes in Kansas

The Daily Kos is encouraging readers to contribute to and make phone calls for Democrat and Wichita civil rights attorney James Thompson . The three candidates in this race for the Fourth District - Republ...More..

Police probe motives behind fatal San Bernardino classroom shooting
by | Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Police probe motives behind fatal San Bernardino classroom shooting

It was the latest in dozens of cases of gun violence on school campuses around the USA each year. The gunman was identified as Cedric Anderson , and his wife as Karen Elaine Smith , both 53. Police also rev...More..

WV Gov. Jim Justice 15th most popular governor in US
by | Wednesday, April 12, 2017

WV Gov. Jim Justice 15th most popular governor in US

Chris Christie's record-low likability in the Garden State has won him the most unflattering title of any of his counterparts: least popular governor in America. Also in the most recent survey, three of the...More..

New York lawmakers approve free middle class college tuition
by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

New York lawmakers approve free middle class college tuition

Though the legislation eliminates tuition costs for many lower- and middle-income families, for students who exceed the income cap, tuition will increase $200 per year for the next five years at all state...More..

by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

State Budget Revives Controversial Tax Break for Developers

Not much changed from the initial proposal, including the $163 million estimated cost for the first year of the program, though there were some concessions to win over lawmakers. In another tweet, she noted tha...More..

by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Trump Senior Adviser Kushner Travels to Iraq

Jared Kushner , President Donald Trump's son-in-law who now works as his senior adviser , held a secret meeting with American Muslims days before the January 20 inauguration in an effort to mend fences, Bu...More..

Kansas congressional race first in nation since Trump's win
by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Kansas congressional race first in nation since Trump's win

In this February 11, 2017, photo Libertarian Chris Rockhold , is seen at a meeting in Wichita, Kan., after being selected by the party to run in the special election for Kansas' 4th Congres. "If there's a role...More..

Bubba says comment about media 'just a joke'
by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Bubba says comment about media 'just a joke'

And, as it is with the tradition unlike any other, Willett will have to hang around until Sunday night to slip the green jacket over the shoulders of this year's victor. "It sounds awesome, " the 37-year-old jo...More..

Chicago, United Express lambasted over man dragged off plane
by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Chicago, United Express lambasted over man dragged off plane

Then, the situation turned physical. United initially stated that the flight was "overbooked", but has since said it was a crew-positioning issue. Munoz added that officers "were unable to gain his cooperat...More..

Lena Dunham open to 'Girls' sequel or a movie
by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Lena Dunham open to 'Girls' sequel or a movie

It was confirmed by star and creator Lena Dunham via her Instagram post, which soon was deleted. Without saying as much out loud, Hannah's face crumpled, her cheeks and forehead turned red and blotchy, ...More..

by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

National Security Council Shake Up: Bannon Out, Rick Perry In

Bannon has become representative of the nationalist faction within the Trump administration, which appears to be losing influence in recent weeks. In D.C., positioning is everything. According to the Daily B...More..

by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Twitter sues to block U.S. from unmasking tweeting…

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said it was representing the anonymous Twitter user. The right of free speech includes "a right to disseminate such anonymous or pseudonymous political speech", ...More..

Officials track slow Washington landslide near 2014 disaster
by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Officials track slow Washington landslide near 2014 disaster

Geologists are set up at Oso fire station and will examine the area at daylight. On Friday, crews saw additional movement at the site and the road was closed as a precaution. No slide debris is on the roadway. ...More..

Myers hits for cycle as Padres defeat Rockies
by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Myers hits for cycle as Padres defeat Rockies

Tyler Chatwood with a 6.00 ERA gets ready for his second start of the season. One of the home runs against Chatwood came from Myers, who hit for the cycle in the game, scoring two runs and driving in two run...More..

Fitch downgrades South Africa to junk status following political turmoil
by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Fitch downgrades South Africa to junk status following political turmoil

Another mega protest, incorporating numerous opposition political parties, is planned for this week in Pretoria as opposition parties mount pressure for President Jacob Zuma to quit. If South Africans wish to p...More..

by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Russian Federation arrests six 'IS recruiters' in St Petersburg

Russian Federation on Wednesday probed the potential motives of the alleged bomber behind a blast in the Saint Petersburg metro that killed 14 people, as the grieving city mourned its dead. Djalilov's fragmente...More..

by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Egyptian police kill seven suspected Islamic State militants in shootout

A supreme council to counter terrorism and extremism is also going to be formed as a response to the Palm Sunday terrorist attack. "All the glass on the windows were shattered". In a video released in Febru...More..

by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Kushner, Dunford meet with Iraqi prime minister

The official did not release additional details about the trip in which Kushner is accompanying Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. "As well as receiving briefings and updates, Mr Kushner is travelling on beh...More..

More than half of Americans approve of Obamacare
by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

More than half of Americans approve of Obamacare

One of the things I liked about the Affordable Care Act was its goal of focusing funding on successful patient outcomes versus funding based on how many patients a doctor sees. Although Americans have always be...More..

Syria, Russia to top agenda as G7 ministers meet
by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Syria, Russia to top agenda as G7 ministers meet

With the group of wealthy nations working to see if it can strike a common front on Syria, Tillerson accompanied Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano to Santa'Anna di Stazzema, where 560 civilians, includin...More..