Good morning and happy Wednesday!

The Women’s U.S. Soccer team will be honored today in the Canyon of Heroes in New York City after once again winning the World Cup.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is yet to release a public schedule.

Happening today:

At 9:45 a.m., Mayor Bill de Blasio will participate in the ticker tape parade honoring Team USA.

At 10:30 a.m., de Blasio will host a ceremony for the Women’s World Cup champs, City Hall Plaza, New York City.

At 11 a.m, Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams will visit the community loan fund, 255 Orange St., Albany.

At 12:30 p.m., Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will announce the opening of Camp Junior at Harriman State Park. Bank Street College, Tiorati Workshop for Environmental Studies, Southfields.

At 2 p.m., Westchester County Executive George Latimer will tour Merestad and seek to expand use of the land, 455 Byram Lake Road, Mt. Kisco.

Also at 2 p.m., New York Attorney General Letitia James will make an announcement on housing policy with local elected officiaslin the Mohawk Valley, 1128 Hammond Ave., Utica.

Also at 2 p.m., RWDSU and car wash workers, along with state lawmakers and advocates, will celebrate the passage of a bill closing the tip credit loophole, 370 7th Ave., New York City.


New York City is preparing to honor the queens of soccer on Wednesday morning. Here’s what you can expect when Manhattan hosts the now four-time Women’s World Cup champions in a ticker tape parade.

Local government officials are gearing up to challenge New York’s law that allows undocumented immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses. But an even bigger showdown with President Donald Trump’s administration is also possible.

Friends and admirers of recent Medal of Honor recipient David Bellavia have officially started an effort to draft him to run for New York’s 27th Congressional District in 2020.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo appeared in Albany on Tuesday, touting improvements coming to Albany International Airport ⁠— including a new exit on the Northway.

New York State is implementing new standards for maximum contaminant levels in drinking water. This proposal would have a big impact on places across the state where PFOA has long been a concern.

The process of recounting all the votes in the Democratic primary for Queens district attorney has started, while the controversy goes on.

Salary equality once and for all, as long as you’re in a union. That was the deal that Mayor Bill de Blasio and labor leaders representing more than four thousand early childhood education workers announced Tuesday.

A municipal identification program is now in effect for Newburgh, with residents planning to use them to avoid hassles when picking up children from school, identify themselves at interscholastic events, and to identify themselves to police when asked.

An upstate New York sheriff says bringing the Woodstock 50 anniversary festival to a local horse track on short notice could be a safety risk.

If you’re racing in the Boilermaker, you might see some funny looking spectators at a water station on Utica’s Parkway, thanks to the Utica Zoo.

The East Rochester Union Free School District announced Tuesday that it has accepted the resignation of superintendent Mark Linton, effective at the end of the month.

This month’s 9th shooting in the city of Rochester resulted in the death of a 43-year-old man. Authorities say that several recent incidents have been related.

A man went over Niagara Falls early Tuesday morning and survived.

In national news:

Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Texas Friday with a bipartisan group of lawmakers to tour a holding facility in McAllen.

Tom Steyer, the billionaire hedge fund manager who turned to environmental activism and campaigning to have President Trump impeached, is now running for president.

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta is facing growing calls to step down for his work negotiating a plea agreement for Jeffrey Epstein more than a decade ago.

Among those calling for President Trump to fire Acosta: Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney.

A Justice Department watchdog is preparing a review of the handling of the Russia investigation and has interviewed Christopher Steele, the primary source of a now-infamous dossier.

A federal judge has blocked the Department of Justice’s request to change lawyers in the citizenship question for the census case.

As Democrats seek to gain control of the U.S. Senate, Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is being cast as the primary villain.

An appeals court questioned whether the Affordable Care Act can stand without requiring Americans who do not have insurance to pay a tax penalty.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is working to placate Democrats who have been divided over border policy and funding issues.

From the editorial pages:

The Daily News cheers the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team for being honored today in New York City, but says people beyond athletes should also be honored in New York City’s Canyon of Heroes.

The Times Union writes the death at Thacher State Park was a preventable tragedy had state officials done their jobs.

Michael Goodwin writes in The New York Post that the left today should model themselves off the leadership of Mayor Ed Koch.

Newsday says Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta should resign.

From the sports pages:

The American League edged out the National League 4-3 at the All-Star game in Cleveland.