• Senate passes bill that brings ride-sharing business to Upstate New York
Senate passes bill that brings ride-sharing business to Upstate New York

Business executives, college students, and everyone in between utilize ride-sharing apps when visiting cities around the nation and upstate NY riders should be not be left at the curb. In a statement Seward said ridesharing "delivers economic, environmental, and public safety benefits and is long overdue". The bill will be sent to the Assembly.

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  • White House Issues Statement After Federal Judge Pauses Travel Ban
White House Issues Statement After Federal Judge Pauses Travel Ban

Federal judges in several other states have also acted against the ban since it came into effect last Friday but Judge Robart's ruling is the furthest reaching order so far. The State Department and the Department of Homeland Security said they would comply with the judge's ruling. The DOJ pledged to appeal Robart's ruling on Saturday and hours l...

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  • Texas Mayor Jess Herbst Comes Out As Transgender
Texas Mayor Jess Herbst Comes Out As Transgender

She has served the city since 2003, also as alderman and road commissioner - first elected as Jeff Herbst . The Texas Observer reported that Herbst couldn't be reached for comment. Ms Herbst was appointed mayor following the death of her predecessor. "In the role he plays in the community, I'm not sure how that would be a positive thing."...

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  • GOP Leaders Move to Shore Up Shaky DeVos Nomination
GOP Leaders Move to Shore Up Shaky DeVos Nomination

Republicans now hold 52 seats in the Senate to Democrats' 48 - and if DeVos's nomination resulted in a 50-50 tie, Vice President Mike Pence would be the tie-breaking vote. A vote is expected in the coming days. Murkowski said she believed DeVos, a billionaire Republican donor and promoter of charter schools, has much to learn about public educa...

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  • Murkowski says she'll vote 'no' on DeVos
Murkowski says she'll vote 'no' on DeVos

It was reported yesterday that Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos had copied and pasted at least two of her answers to questions submitted to her by the Senate Education Committee. And that's still likely. Manchin's news release came about an hour after the end of a conference call with West Virginia reporters that sought to urge him ...

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  • Systems outage delays Delta flights Sunday
Systems outage delays Delta flights Sunday

Delta Air Lines flights are grounded nationwide because of a computer system outage. Sunday night airline passengers could do nothing but stand in line. Also, Delta announced that unaccompanied minors will not be accepted for flights through noon ET on Monday. They were restored a few hours later and all systems were back to normal shortly after ...

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  • Health coverage a necessity for all
Health coverage a necessity for all

By covering more people, plus cost transparency provisions in the bill, Collins said the Patient Freedom Act also will help stem soaring health care costs, which the Affordable Care Act has failed to do. Trump has nominated Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) to be HHS Secretary, and Price is scheduled to appear before the Senate Committee on Finance on Tues...

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  • Deadly Tornado Strikes Hattiesburg, Miss. Causing 'Extensive Damage'
Deadly Tornado Strikes Hattiesburg, Miss. Causing 'Extensive Damage'

The National Weather Service said 3 to 5 inches of rain had already fallen, raising the risk of flooding. The twister and strong winds caused extensive damage in several blocks of the city, including destroyed buildings, downed power lines and missing roofs.

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  • New US Air Force Missile Defense Satellite Set for Launch on Thursday
New US Air Force Missile Defense Satellite Set for Launch on Thursday

Using global infrared surveillance, the SBIRS will provide the Air Force with early missile warning, missile defense, technical intelligence and battle space awareness. The backup launch opportunity is on Friday. The 194-foot-tall commercial Atlas V booster launched in the 401 rocket configuration with approximately 1 million pounds of first stag...

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  • Obama gives final press conference of his presidency
Obama gives final press conference of his presidency

In that vein, he also endorsed members of the press being "in this building", the White House, a reference to a New York Times report on the Trump transition team's consideration of moving news organizations' workspace outside of the building.

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  • Series of strong earthquakes hit central Italy, no injuries reported
Series of strong earthquakes hit central Italy, no injuries reported

The epi-center, about an hour and a half outside of Rome, was felt at the capital causing the metro system to be shut down for precaution. An initial 5.3-magnitude quake hit central Italy 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) west-northwest of Amatrice, a town devastated by powerful temblors past year, the US Geological Survey ( USGS ) reported.

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  • Schumer: 'I Will Oppose' Jeff Sessions for Attorney General
Schumer: 'I Will Oppose' Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

The attorney general of the United States is a powerful position. On Tuesday, Republicans mounted a coordinated pre-emptive strike to criticism that Sessions harbored racist views. But Senate confirmation hearings are an appropriate forum to hold nominees accountable for their own words and deeds. "If people disagree with Sen".

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  • Interfaith Martin Luther King Day Service in Newcastle
Interfaith Martin Luther King Day Service in Newcastle

Martin Luther King Jr .at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 , with the theme this year, 'Where Do We Go From Here?' The Museum receives no city, state or federal funding, relying exclusively on visitor fees, gifts, donations, and grants to fund its world-class educational exhibits and programs.

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  • Ivanka Trump Confirms She's Leaving the Trump Organization and Her Fashion Label
Ivanka Trump Confirms She's Leaving the Trump Organization and Her Fashion Label

Notably, however, the plans do not meet the criteria that ethics experts have advised : Trump will not sell and fully divest from his business assets or put them into a blind trust. "Congress didn't in this law carve out an exception for the White House. I have absolute confidence in our argument". Here's what will happen to those businesses as he...

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  • Ronda Rousey vs. Amanda Nunes UFC 207…
Ronda Rousey vs. Amanda Nunes UFC 207…

Rousey may have plans to drop her reclusive act sometime over fight weekend , but it didn't happen this morning. But there is something about Ronda when she talks about her father. I want to be the main event, this is the thing I want to do. It will be just the second time that she'll have encountered Nunes, the fourth woman to hold the title...

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  • Sprint Called To Say They Are Bringing Back 5000 Jobs
Sprint Called To Say They Are Bringing Back 5000 Jobs

Trump campaigned on saving U.S.jobs and jump starting the economy. Earlier, Trump had announced that the satellite start-up business OneWeb will create 3,000 more jobs in the United States over the next four years. Here's the headline blasted by the Washington Post: " Trump touts thousands of new jobs in deal with SoftBank CEO ". And of course,...

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  • Recycle to avoid dry Christmas tree fire hazard
Recycle to avoid dry Christmas tree fire hazard

Cllr Mike Greene, Executive Member for Environment, Camden Council said: "Recycling in Camden is really easy for residents this Christmas with plenty of tree collection points across the borough". But he did learn a new trick this year from the groundskeeper at Quarry Oaks Golf Club near Ashland that could give the ground-up Christmas trees more va...

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  • Wind advisory will end Tuesday afternoon
Wind advisory will end Tuesday afternoon

West wind 10 to 15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 25 miles per hour. North wind around 20 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 35 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Monday night . Mostly cloudy , with a low around 32. By 5 am the temperature had risen to the lower 40's with some light rain.

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  • Lots of Choices for Christmas Church
Lots of Choices for Christmas Church

Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24. Where a church is holding a Sunday morning, Christmas Day, service, the time is listed.Christmas Eve and. Handicapped accessible. December 24. White Rock Baptist - White Rock Baptist Church, 3400 Fayetteville St.in Durham, will hold a one-hour Christmas service at 9:30 a.m.

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  • Northwest Georgia's Unemployment Rate Declines To 5 Percent In November
Northwest Georgia's Unemployment Rate Declines To 5 Percent In November

Now at 2.9 percent, the state's jobless rate has dropped for the last five months and is down 2 percent over the year, from 4.9 percent in November 2015. Iron Range cities still faced higher unemployment - 6.4 percent in Hibbing and 5.7 percent in Virginia. Those figures were not adjusted for seasonal fluctuations.

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