Soccer player at upstate college drowns in Australia

A soccer player at an upstate New York college died over holiday break in his native Australia when he fell into the ocean and was swept away by the current, according to reports. Eric Birighitti, a 21-year-old student at St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, was hanging out with friends near Twilight Beach in Esperance…

Bernie Sanders Fires Back At Pete Buttigieg’s Free College Critique

Preston Ehrler/SOPA Images/Getty ImagesSen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), seen here speaking to voters last month in Franklin, New Hampshire, is a proponent of universal, rather than means-tested, social programs. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) directly defended his tuition-free public college plan against criticism from fellow presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg for the first time Thursday night, arguing that…