File: Governor Andrew Cuomo at Norsk Titanium in Plattsburgh
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Governor Andrew Cuomo used the occasion of the ticker tape parade for the U.S. women’s soccer team in Manhattan to sign two bills that will make it easier for women in New York to receive pay that is equal to men’s salaries. 

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses growing calls for Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to resign, following reports of Acosta's role in a lenient 2008 plea deal offered to Jeffrey Epstein, who now faces charges of sex trafficking. 

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

Amid efforts to seek equal pay, WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the U.S. Women's National Team's fourth Women's World Cup win.


Alabama is college football's national champion for the fourth time in seven years after Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry ran for 158 yards and three touchdowns in the Crimson Tide's 45-40 win over Clemson at Glendale, Ariz. O.J. Howard had touchdown grabs of 53 and 51 yards while setting an Alabama bowl game record with 208 receiving yards. The Tigers lost despite Deshaun Watson, who completed 30 of his 47 passes for 405 yards and four touchdowns.

Sports Report: Abby Wambach's Final Game

Dec 17, 2015


In the NBA, New York beat Minnesota 107-102, Miami defeated Brooklyn 104-98, Atlanta bested Philadelphia 127-106, Oklahoma City trumped Portland 106-90, San Antonio topped Washington 114-95, New Orleans won against Utah 104-94, the Clippers defeated Milwaukee 103-90, Orlando beat Charlotte 113-98, Indiana bested Dallas 107-81, and it was Chicago over Memphis 98-85.

World Cup:

Team USA stunned Japan 5-2 to win the Women's World Cup in an offensive explosion rarely seen in soccer. The Americans scored four goals in the opening 16 minutes -- three by Carli Lloyd -- to avenge their loss to Japan in the 2011 Women's World Cup final. It's the Americans' third World Cup crown, but first since 1999.