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Wichita State conference play pairings

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East Carolina's conference schedule features a home-and-home series against UConn , Houston, Memphis, USF, SMU, Tulane and Tulsa. Each team plays seven of its 11 opponents twice, and its four remaining opponents once each, two at home and two away. Read More »

Lawyer denies US President Donald Trump obstructed Federal Bureau of Investigation, demanded loyalty

In his opening statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee, released on Wednesday, Comey detailed a private conversation with President Trump in the Oval Office shortly after National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was forced to resign, in which Comey recalls the president saying, "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go". Read More »

Comey Rips 'New York Times' for Stories That Are 'Just Dead Wrong'

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Comey also touched on his exchanges with President Donald Trump regarding the FBI investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. "This is the president of the United States with me alone saying, 'I hope this.' I took it as this is what he wants me to do", Comey said. "I spoke to the attorney general, and I spoke to the new deputy attorney general, Mr. Read More »

Survey Says: POTUS Should Tweet Less

Press secretary Sean Spicer has always been the subject of firing rumors and, most recently, it was reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions offered his resignation after the president repeatedly grew angry at him for his decision to recuse himself from the investigation into Trump's potential connections with Russian Federation. Read More »

Senate GOP's Obamacare replacement bill is 'very liberal'

We believe new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb will be good not only for the FDA, but also for the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors. "And I'm looking forward to seeing it, so looking forward to seeing it". Senator David Perdue of Georgia, a Trump ally, said he has a "much better" sense of where the Senate is headed on health care . Read More »

House passes Dodd-Frank rollback

From the very inception of Dodd-Frank, the political right has seized on the law as onerous and harmful to economic growth. Shapiro also pointed to the dissolution of the fiduciary rule, which requires that financial institutions work in the best interests of their clients. Read More »

Trump aides tell him to keep Sessions as US attorney general

That would be a reasonable interpretation of White House press secretary Sean Spicer's cautious response to a question during Tuesday's press briefing. That was capped by several tweets from the president early this week that voiced frustration with the U.S. Justice Department, which Sessions runs at the behest of the president, for pushing a "watered down" version of a travel ban from numerous Muslim-majority countries. Read More »

Competing realities: What James Comey said vs. what Donald Trump has said

Did Comey violate executive privilege by testifying in the Senate and disclosing his conversations with the president? When Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., asked why he hadn't rejected outright Trump's "hope" that he close the Flynn investigation, Comey answered: "Maybe other people would be stronger in that circumstance". Read More »

Suspect attempts to steal ATM with backhoe

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Dave Coleman, a spokesman for Prince George's County police. While he wasn't able to get any money out of it, he did manage to do about $10,000 in damage to the ATM, Prince George's County police said. Police think the robber is the same person behind an ATM theft previous year. The suspect remains at large, which is basically incredible given the level of stupidity required to rip apart an ATM surrounded by cameras with a stolen, bright yellow backhoe. Read More »

Comey's testimony was a net plus for Trump

Said the president: "When I made a decision to just do it, I said to myself, I said, "You know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story , it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won". Read More »

Spicer taking on 'extra' White House duties

Trump woke up on Monday morning and rattled of a series of tweets that lambasted his own Justice Department, undercut the credibility of his press secretary and attacked the mayor of London, who is now trying to navigate his city though its latest act of terrorism. Read More »

United States one of world's worst on health divide between rich, poor

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Stealing money from Medicare is a risky practice that puts millions of seniors at risk. "People fear the health care system in this country - they fear they won't have access and that they won't be able to afford it". would risk setting us back in an area where the U.S.is in sore need of improvements", Joachim Hero, a health policy expert at Harvard who led the study , told the Post. Read More »

The Comey hearing isn't making waves in Russian Federation

However, Americans must be assured that his law firm's ties to Russian Federation - via its clients - will cast no shadow whatsoever on the FBI's investigation. "Mr. Comey has now admitted that he is one of these leakers", he said. "It is overwhelmingly clear that there have been and continue to be those in government who are actively attempting to undermine this administration with selective and illegal leaks of classified information and privileged communications", Kasowitz said. Read More »

Alabama executes man for '94 killing of fast-food workers

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On Tuesday, Melson's attorneys responded to the Supreme Court that the stay blocking the execution should remain in place. Melson is scheduled to die by lethal injection Thursday at an Alabama prison. The Alabama Supreme Court and the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals have both refused to stop the execution of an Alabama inmate convicted of killing three people during the 1994 robbery of fast food restaurant. Read More »

Comey to tell panel Trump demanded 'loyalty'

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Comey also reveals that he felt compelled to document his first meeting with Trump in early January in written memos and to continue that practice during the remainder of his term. ANGUS KING: Why are you not answering our questions? Meanwhile on Wednesday, Democratic members of the intelligence committee asked McCabe and Coats about their interactions with Comey and the president. Read More »

Louis anti-discrimination law focus of 2nd special legislative session

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The governor said that the State Senate failed to act against St. Louis. Senate Pro Tem Ron Richard of Joplin tells News Talk KZRG he disagrees with the Governor's opinion. The announcement of this special session has been praised by pro-life and faith leaders from around the state. "Gov. Greitens won the Governor's race having made a strong commitment to pro-life initiatives and now, he's working to deliver on those promises". Read More »

Theresa May's Conservative party seen losing majority: Exit polls

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And yet another theory goes that it is a way to ensure the newly elected government gets down to work as soon as possible. The first official results are due before midnight local time (23:00 GMT). Under fire from inside and outside the Labour Party ever since he became the shock leader following the last election, Corbyn would feel hugely vindicated if the exit poll holds. Read More »

Trump attorney responds to Comey's testimony

The former head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation also said he expected the interference aimed at the 2016 presidential election will not be the last time the Russian government attempts to meddle with the U.S. "Yes", Comey said. "Because I've seen the president say so". Trump's administration chose to "defame" him and the FBI , Comey said, using " lies, plain and simple ". Read More »

London mayor on Trump tweets: 'I really don't care'

After the attack, President Trump's eldest son, Donald Jnr, launched into a scathing attack on Mr Khan, sharing a six-month-old story by The Independent on Twitter which quoted the Mayor of London saying terror attacks were "part and parcel" of living in a global city. Read More »

James Comey Says Trump Administration 'Chose to Defame Me' After Firing

A central, and unresolved, question from the hearing revolves around whether President Donald Trump was trying to derail the Russian Federation investigation by pressuring, and ultimately firing, the man in charge. But the mounting public testimony puts Flynn at the center of two major investigative fronts - whether there was collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation, and whether Trump's alleged efforts on Flynn's behalf amount to obstruction of justice. Read More »

Saudi Arabia, allies issue Qatar-linked terror blacklist

Saudi Arabia , Egypt , Bahrain , the United Arab Emirates and other countries severed diplomatic ties with Qatar earlier this week and cut off air, sea and land travel to the peninsular nation. On Wednesday, the UAE suggested it may put an embargo in place against Qatar . The small Gulf Arab state is a critical global supplier of gas and hosts the biggest USA military base in the Middle East. Read More »

Cosby told police his accuser didn't rebuff his advances

Constand says she'd always return Cosby's calls to her Temple University-issued cellphone because he was a powerful trustee there and she was director of women's basketball operations. In polite but firm testimony, Gianna Constand recalled that she had noticed a change in her daughter when she moved home from Philadelphia in spring 2004. Read More »

Former FBI chief Comey says confused by shifting explanations of his firing

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Mr Comey told a Senate committee they were wrong to denigrate the agency and its leadership. Trump to Comey on February 14. "He's new at government, and so therefore I think that he - he is learning as he goes", Ryan said. Comey described a bombshell February 14 report in the New York Times as "almost entirely wrong". "I'd like to know what the hell 'that thing" is, particularly if I am the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation'". Read More »

SC Rep. Trey Gowdy tapped for House oversight chairman

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Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah). The full House Republican conference is expected to confirm the choice next week. " Trey Gowdy has been an open-minded and fair member when it comes to D.C". Chaffetz also asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation for copies of former director James Comey's memos detailing interactions with President Trump. Read More »

Did Jared Kushner Seek To Prevent Trump From Being Alone With Comey?

When Trump spoke to Comey about the Flynn probe, he had said "I hope" the former FBI director could let the Flynn investigation go. That's how I conducted myself. He also revealed the words that Trump whispered in his ear, when the President summoned him across the room on camera at a reception at the White House shortly after the inauguration. Read More »

Kathy Griffin finally finds someone to defend her

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He then told Griffin to ignore the haters - and the President himself. After reciting the poem, she then addressed Griffin directly, saying, "No apology is going to make up for what you did". Alec Baldwin is an actor who played a handsome dad in "Beetlejuice" who, in real life, regularly says things that get him into trouble. Baldwin called the president a "senile idiot" during a Twitter rant in which he came to the defense of Kathy Griffin , who was recently fired from CNN ... Read More »

President Trump's tweets are official statements, White House

White House officials call the president "the most effective messenger" of his agenda, and he'll continue to use social media to push his message. The institute's executive director, Jameel Jaffer, compares Trump's Twitter account to a politician renting a privately-owned hall and inviting the public to a meeting. Read More »

Hawaii Passes Law Committing to Paris Agreement

The two administrations signed a non-binding pact in support of their joint green goals, offering further evidence that some US states intend to accelerate decarbonization efforts despite the White House's opposition to climate policies. Read More »

Comey claims his moment at hearing

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Comey's seven-page statement added volatile fuel to Washington's political tensions ahead of Thursday's testimony. In remarks posted on the website of the committee, Comey, recounting his conversation with Trump, said the president went on to say about Flynn, "He is a good guy". Read More »

In Georgia, Ossoff, Handel cast each other as rubber stamps

Handel seized on that turn of phrase. "Look, if somebody's working a 40-hour workweek, they deserve the kind of standard of living that Americans expect", he continued. Still, the GOP side was divided between candidates with very different views of President Donald Trump . For his part, Mr. Ossoff passed on chances to link Ms. Read More »

Thad Matta out as basketball coach at Ohio State

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Creighton Coach Greg McDermott reportedly is No. 1 on Ohio State's wish list. The news comes the same night that Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg was also linked to the job. The 49-year-old coach said he and athletic director Gene Smith agreed he would leave. Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel listed current Virginia Tech Head Coach Buzz Williams as a possible fit in Columbus. Read More »

Cullerton: Republicans Can Solve Budget Impasse

The "grand bargain" provided for a hefty income tax hike, Democratic-friendly initiatives to help low-income families and proposals such as a property tax freeze and workers compensation changes to appease Rauner. And they noted all components of the bipartisan package passed out of the Senate. "They're not doing it", the governor said. Without one, the possibility exists that school districts statewide may have to decide whether or not they can open at the end of summer vacation - a deal ... Read More »

Castile Case Coming to Close

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Medical Examiner Dr. Andrew Baker said Castile was hit twice in the heart, which ended up being the fatal two shots. Yanez, 29, who is Latino, is also charged with two counts of risky discharge of a firearm for endangering Reynolds and her daughter. Read More »

Trump again touts infrastructure plan during campaign-style speech

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Wave good-bye", Trump said. Trump is pointing to a government program that allows the private sector to tap into low-priced government loans called the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act as a way to leverage federal funds with state, local, and private sector funding. Read More »