New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, announced on Tuesday that the nation's most-populous city would begin to guarantee health care to every single resident, regardless of their immigration status or their ability to pay. "Health care isn't just a right in theory, it must be a right in practice," de Blasio tweeted. "Today I'm announcing a plan to guarantee health care for all New Yorkers. Through our own public option and a new program called NYC Care, we'll ensure the first stop for people isn't the emergency room." The initiative would help provide primary and specialty care for the city's uninsured residents, according to de Blasio. De Blasio spoke about the plan on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," boasting that "this has never been done in the country in this kind of a comprehensive way." New Yorkers will be able to access the program through the city's website or by calling 311, and tax increases will not be necessary to fund it, the mayor said. NYC Care is expected to launch launch in the Bronx in summer 2019 and be fully available to New Yorkers across the five boroughs in 2021, the release said. "This has never been done in the country in a comprehensive way," de Blasio added. And we're doing that here in this city."
Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott talks team goals and Todd Gurley, Jerry Jones provides injury updates, plus much more! — Your Cowboys Catch-Up
Next game NFC Divisional Round: Dallas at Los Angeles Rams -- 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 -- FOX Today's top stories Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott talks Todd Gurley, not limiting team goals to an NFC Championship Game appearance There were so many at Tuesday's media availability that Ezekiel Elliott answered questions outside the locker room while standing on a small podium. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made his regular Tuesday morning appearance on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM] ahead of Saturday night's divisional-round playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams. It was Week 1 of the 2016 season. Second play of the first series for rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. A huge contingent of Cowboys fans are expected to flood The Coliseum for Saturday night's Divisional Round playoff game and the tickets prices on the secondary market have exploded. As of Tuesday morning, the least expensive re-sale ticket on NFL Ticket Exchange for the sold out game was $300 for Row 81 in the top of the end zone. A ticket on Row 93 was going for $320. Seats in the sections behind the Cowboys bench were going for as high as $1,211, including fees. Upcoming chats Have questions about the team following Saturday's win? Regular season, offseason, draft season ... be the smartest Cowboys fan in any season!
Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei defensive back Darion Green-Warren has locked in his commitment with Oklahoma but said he plans to take a few visits this off-season. He made our list of the top 10 performers following the camp as well as the top defensive back of the day. The Oklahoma commit is rated the No. On the recruiting front, Green-Warren committed to the Sooners last July but will take a few official trips. If they do, I’ll take an official visit there as well. The schools talking to me the most outside of OU are Florida State, USC and LSU, they’re all pushing pretty hard right now. Coach Riley is awesome and we talk almost every day. He’s very hands on for a head coach and I have a great relationship with coach Cooks too, he’s my main recruiter. “They have a great staff and a great program and I love what they’re doing there. I don’t think I’ll take all five, I just want to take a couple but like I said, Oklahoma is my school and that’s where I’ll be going.”
It’s part of a statewide effort to stop several outbreaks of measles from turning into an epidemic. The state has had 122 cases of the highly infectious virus since September, making it the worst year for measles since the 1990s. Last week, the county reported 105 cases of measles since the fall. “This has been the worst measles outbreak in recent history in New York state.” More than 13,000 people, mostly young children, have been vaccinated over the past three months at state and county clinics. “To date there are more than 30 schools, daycares, and nursery schools in Rockland county that have been required to enact exclusion policies to help stop the spread of measles as permitted by New York State Public Health Law,” the county says on its website. “We have been bringing the one-year-olds back at 13 months to get a second dose,” Puder said. Three things have to happen to before a measles outbreak can take hold in the U.S., where homegrown measles has been eliminated: A population must have substantial numbers of unvaccinated or under-vaccinated people; some of those unvaccinated people must travel to an area where measles is spreading and then must themselves get infected and bring it back. But New York is one of 47 states that still allow parents to refuse to vaccinate their children for religious reasons, and confusion over that may have led some parents to opt out, Zucker said. “There is also a strong movement by the anti-vaccination community to get into this community,” Zucker said. It still kills more than 100,000 people a year, mostly children under five.
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They dominated time of possession, they ran the ball well and the defense was brilliant. The Fox cameras picked up DeMarcus Lawrence on the sideline right before halftime talking to his defensive teammates. The Cowboys didn't score in the second half, but Prescott made several gutty plays. It was Prescott's 11th fumble of the season. "It wasn't perfect throughout the game, but over and over and over again, he made big-time plays at critical moments. Facing several of his former college teammates and the team many believe to be the best in the league, Elliott got off to a very physical start. He also had the Cowboys' only touchdown of the game on a great play call. 1 run defense. Did Linehan know that Elliott was a grinder when they drafted him? I wasn't old enough to watch guys like Jim Brown and those guys, but I feel like they just kind of went out and played a lot like that."
Saban and the Tide lost to Clemson in the 2019 National Championship Game, keeping Saban tied with Bear Bryant for the most titles in history. College football coaches with the most national championships Bear Bryant, 6 The Alabama legend won all six of his national titles with the Tide: 1961, 1964, 1965, 1973, 1978 and 1979. His first was in 2003, when he was at LSU and split with Southern California — the Trojans won the AP crown while the Tigers won the BCS title. MORE: College football programs with the most national championships Woody Hayes, 5 Hayes coached at Ohio State from 1951-78, winning his titles in 1954, 1957, 1961, 1968 and 1970. Leahy played for Rockne from 1928-30, winning two titles, and then won titles as a coach in 1943, 1946, 1947 and 1949. MORE: Complete national championship history John McKay, 4 In 16 seasons as Southern California's coach, McKay won four titles: 1962, 1967, 1972 and 1974. Urban Meyer, 3 After a two-year stint at Bowling Green, Meyer went undefeated at Utah in his season season with the Utes in 2003. He then won another title two years later, beating Oklahoma in the BCS National Championship Game. Meyer's third title came in the 2014 season, when Ohio State became the first College Football Playoff national champion. MORE: Longest winning streaks in college football history
"I am real, I exist, I am still breathing, but I am not sure I can continue or that I can stay alive unless the Saudi embassy stops pursuing me," wrote 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun from the Thai airport where she was stopped en route to Australia. The Saudi national said she was fleeing her abusive family, seeking asylum in any western country that would have her. Human rights groups and western embassies implored the Thai government not to return the woman to Saudi Arabia. Now, authorities in Thailand have reversed their earlier position and called off the deportation, reports NPR's Senior Asia Correspondent Michael Sullivan. "The head of Thailand's immigration police told reporters she would not be returned against her will," Sullivan said. "Supporters hope she'll be given her passport back and allowed to continue her journey to Australia." — Rahaf Mohammed رهف محمد القنون (@rahaf84427714) January 6, 2019 They took her to a hotel room to await a flight back to Kuwait and then Saudi Arabia "by FORCE," she wrote. Officials had been trying to send Alqunun back to Kuwait City on a 11:15 a.m. flight, but because she refused to leave her hotel room, the flight left without her. Alqunun told Reuters she was seeking refugee status because of "physical, emotional and verbal abuse and being imprisoned inside the house for months. Saudi Arabia is denying that their people were at the airport, Robertson said.
Get unlimited access to everything crimson and cream. Sign up now. 5 Oklahoma was able to weather Army’s upset bid with a 28-21 overtime win over the Black Knights. The feeling of most of the 87,177 fans leaving Memorial Stadium was likely more relief than jubilation. Oklahoma was a 30-point favorite, but never led by more than a touchdown at any point. The Sooners (4-0 overall) had a 5-yard penalty to start overtime, but followed with Kyler Murray’s 20-yard pass to Myles Tease. Originally called a touchdown, it was brought back after review. • Remember when Marquise Brown arrived on campus and weighed about 144 pounds? Times have changed and, while heavier after workout training, the diminutive wide receiver is coming up big for the Sooners. • Army coach Jeff Monken's quote on Oklahoma was "They've got several Parade All-American's, and as (former Navy coach) Paul Johnson used to say, we have several guys who have marched in a parade.” See what else Monken has to say about Saturday's matchup.