5 stories to follow: Dec. 11
Here's your daily look at five stories we're following:
1. Even more snow ahead?: Will Philadelphia see its third snow storm of the week in the coming days? John Bolaris forecasts that another storm could strike the mid-Atlantic and Northeast this weekend, bringing snow in the northwestern suburbs and a wintry mix to the Interstate 95 corridor. While we wait to see how the forecast plays out, check out a gallery of photos from Tuesday's snow.
2. Mega Millions: No one hit Tuesday's night's $344 million Mega Millions jackpot, but a ticket sold in New Jersey won $1 million. (If you missed the drawing, the winning numbers are: 5, 12, 22, 41, 65 and 13 for the Mega Ball.) Tickets sold in three other states also earned $1 million, and more information about which stores sold the winners should be known later today. The rollover means Friday's drawing will likely be worth more than $400 million, the game's second-highest ever.
3. N.J. child care: A report being released today by a child advocacy group says New Jersey lags behind in providing oversight over the quality of child care, despite the care's high cost. Low-income families in the state spend an average of 44 percent of their income on child care, the Advocates for Children of New Jersey says.
4. Pensions probe: The board of the Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System meets today amid an investgation about its chief investment officer. Tony Clark is on leave and planning to retire as the board probes unspecified allegations against Clark.
5. Budget deal: Leaders in Washington are getting behind a modest bipartisan budget deal hammered out by Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray, a Democrat from Washington state. President Obama has endorsed the measure, and Congressional Republicans and Democrats are slated to discuss the agreement today.