New York lawmakers approve free middle class college tuition

New York lawmakers approve free middle class college tuition

Starting this fall, undergraduate students who attend a State University of NY or City University of NY school will be eligible for the Excelsior Scholarship if their families earn no more than $100,000 a year. The new budget includes a $7.5 billion for higher education . A pedestrian walks past a City University of NY building in NY, U.S., April 11, 2017. Read More

Baby Shows Smurfs Who's Cinema Boss

Baby Shows Smurfs Who's Cinema Boss

The live-action version of their 1990s animated classic has pulled in $432.3 million since its release in early March domestically, and over $900 million across the world. The competition for box office supremacy will rev up next weekend with the arrival of The Fate of the Furious. So there's no reason to believe that THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS won't do as much or more as FURIOUS 7, which puts the opening number at $147 million. Read More

Bill introduced to make same-sex marriage illegal in North Carolina again

Bill introduced to make same-sex marriage illegal in North Carolina again

Michael Speciale (R-Beaufort) and Rep. Carl Ford (R-Cabarrus) are the primary sponsors of House Bill 780 . N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper tweeted his opposition to the bill Tuesday. The dust has barely settled since North Carolina partially repealed its controversial "bathroom bill" two weeks ago, but lawmakers there are already proposing another bold new way to curb LGBTQ rights. Read More

See how Democrats vs. Republicans react to controversial Pepsi ad

See how Democrats vs. Republicans react to controversial Pepsi ad

According to the San Francisco city attorney's office, Pepsi did not ask permission before using the logo for the ad. Madonna, who has had a long-standing beef with Pepsi after the incident, seems to be still holding a grudge after all this time. Read More

Pearl Mackie: I nearly ran out on my Doctor Who audition

Pearl Mackie: I nearly ran out on my Doctor Who audition

It's probably not a bad shout for Mackie to start casting her net wide - in January, Capaldi announced that he would be leaving Doctor Who at Christmas. The show's a "perfect home" for him because of its emotional capacity. The 29-year-old actress - who will play Bill Potts alongside Peter Capaldi's time lord - is keen to play the first female 007 agent. Read More

Baker praises 10-day DL change after Nats shelve Turner

Baker praises 10-day DL change after Nats shelve Turner

Fortunately, it appears that when Turner aggravated his hamstring stealing second base in the 1st inning in Philadelphia, he did not tear anything. But he pulled into third in pain and was taken out of the game. Last season, across his 73 regular season appearances, he posted a.342 batting average with 13 home runs, 40 RBI and a.370 on-base percentage. He's a dual power/speed threat that is a usual nice fit in the leadoff spot. Read More

Will Bill O'Reilly survive advertiser defections?

These are just a few of the more salacious revelations from a New York Times investigation published Saturday, which found that the network has settled with five of O'Reilly's accusers to the tune of $ 13 million . O'Reilly has denied wrongdoing and said he supported the settlements so his family wouldn't be hurt. In recent days, suits have been filed accusing a former Fox comptroller of racist behavior and former Fox News chief Roger Ailes of sexually harassing a current Fox News ... Read More

Fox investigating sexual harassment claim against O'Reilly

But, now we are learning that the network is reportedly refusing to conduct an independent investigation of the claims , according to Bloom. A 21st Century Fox spokesman told CNNMoney that they take complaints seriously and have hired the law firm, Paul Weiss, to assist the company with the investigation. Read More

Kate Middleton Visits Sister Pippa To Help With Wedding Preparations

Kate Middleton Visits Sister Pippa To Help With Wedding Preparations

However, the sister of the Duchess of Cambridge doesn't want Prince Harry's girlfriend Meghan Markle attending the wedding ceremony, reports Daily Star. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry began dating each other in summer of past year. Instead, she'll likely do a reading at the ceremony, the insider added. Read More

Canada commemorates the centenary of the Vimy WWI battle

To mark the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge, not only was there a ceremony held in France, many local ones were held too. It was the first time that four military divisions from Canada fought together as the Canadian Corps. Yes, Vimy's soldiers are telling us nationalism only leads to war and fundamentalism to destruction. Hundreds of Canadians attended the ceremony in France. Read More

Shocked news anchor tosses to sports segment after hilarious on-air blooper

Shocked news anchor tosses to sports segment after hilarious on-air blooper

An ABC spokesman released a statement regarding the news that involved Exelby, saying she was not a staff member, but a casual contributor. There is nothing new in TV newsreaders committing on-air gaffe. The petition asks ABC to reinstate Ms Exelby. The news reader seemed to have briefly forgotten where she was when directors cut back to the studio from a pre-recorded package recently. Read More

Russian Federation partly to blame for Syria attack, future can't include Assad: Trudeau

Russian Federation partly to blame for Syria attack, future can't include Assad: Trudeau

Tillerson accompanied Alfano to Santa'Anna di Stazzema, where 560 civilians, including some 130 children, were killed in 1944. Last week's nerve gas attack in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun, which killed more than 80 people, stirred President Donald Trump to strike for the first time at Assad's forces. Read More

Philippines struck by 5.7 magnitude quake

Philippines struck by 5.7 magnitude quake

Hundreds of residents of coastal areas in a province south of the Philippine capital fled to higher ground fearing a tsunami on Saturday after a series of earthquakes on the main island of Luzon. In a phone interview with The STAR yesterday, Solidum said they were looking at movement of the Lubang fault or another nearby local fault as the cause of the tremor. Read More

Pearl Jam, Tupac, Yes, Journey to be inducted into Rock Hall

Wakeman wore his signature cape, and some band members walked through the audience at one point while performing. Electric Light Orchestra, or ELO, had been waiting since the 70's for Friday night. Rodgers, who has worked with top names from David Bowie to Madonna to Daft Punk, said he had sold more than 300 million albums over his career. Read More

Chelsea look too good to throw away title

Their home loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday re-ignited the title race but Chelsea responded with a gritty display to keep second-placed Tottenham Hotspur - 3-1 comeback winners at Swansea City - safely at arm's length with eight games left. Read More

Messi scores a brace as Barcelona maul Sevilla 3-0

Madrid also have a game in hand, but Barca can ramp up the pressure on their title rivals by going top with victory before Real travel to Leganes later on Wednesday. "The team are still confident about our chances". "We have to start believing again", Sampaoli said. Sevilla's night got worse when Spanish worldwide Vitolo saw red in stoppage time for a second yellow card after hacking down Neymar. Read More

Mounting confidence nerve gas was used in Syria attack

Turkey said Thursday that autopsies of Syrian victims from this week's assault in Idlib province, which happened 60 miles from the Turkish border, show they were subjected to chemical weapons. France is again pushing for a resolution at the United Nations to condemn the attack blamed by the West on Assad's regime, but Ayrault did not sound optimistic after the first discussions yesterday at the worldwide body. Read More

Simon Gotch of The Vaudevillains released by WWE after WrestleMania 33

Simon Gotch of The Vaudevillains released by WWE after WrestleMania 33

With Gotch now out of the picture, English may be in line for a singles push. Gotch wrestled last night during a dark match with his partner Aiden English. Based on English taking the pin in a tag team contest prior to this week's SmackDown , it seems that the decision was a last-minute one. WWE .com announced Wednesday that Smackdown superstar Simon Gotch had come to a "mutually agreed upon release" as of April 5. Read More

Ikutaro Kakehashi, Roland Founder and Music Pioneer, Dies at 87

Ikutaro Kakehashi, Roland Founder and Music Pioneer, Dies at 87

Born in 1930 in Osaka Prefecture, the Japanese engineer started his career repairing clocks and radios, later pursuing electronic instruments after he was asked by a church to fix an electric organ. He was also a co-inventor of the MIDI standard in the early 1980s with Dave Smith of Sequential Circuits, a development that earned both a Technical Grammy Award in 2013. Read More

Adam Devine Revealed As Your MTV Movie & TV Awards Host 2017

Adam Devine Revealed As Your MTV Movie & TV Awards Host 2017

MTV has announced the nominations for the first MTV Movie And TV Awards, which will see stars of both the big and small screens compete against each other in each category. Fellow recent box-office hit Beauty and the Beast has four nominations, including one for movie of the year , while Hugh Jackman's final Wolverine outing, Logan, has three nominations as do Oscar favorites Moonlight, La La Land and Hidden Figures . Read More