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Missouri offers job to California head coach Cuonzo Mar
- March 17, 2017

But the longtime assistant at Purdue, where he enjoyed a four-year playing career, was portrayed by some Cal supporters as an underachiever for losing in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last season and failing to get back to The Dance this year. (more...)
Michael Flynn received almost $34000 to attend event with Putin Michael Flynn received almost $34000 to attend event with Putin
- March 17, 2017

Last week, Flynn filed lobbying disclosure forms revealing that he was paid more than $500,000 a year ago to lobby on behalf of the Turkish government in its effort to discredit the exiled cleric Fethullah Gülen. RT, the Kremlin-controlled television network, paid $45,386 to Flynn Intel Group, Flynn's consulting firm, for his appearance at an event held on December 10, 2015, invoices reveal. (more...)
Tillerson Used Alias Email for Climate Change Communication, Says New York AG
- March 17, 2017

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who is investigating whether Exxon misled shareholders and the public about climate change, wrote to a judge on Monday accusing Exxon of not previously disclosing the alias and Tillerson's climate-change communications through it. (more...)
Trump budget calls for border wall, border prosecutions
- March 17, 2017

Mulvaney explained $1.7 billion is being allocated for the wall's construction in 2017 and $2.6 billion will be marked for 2018. "If he talked about it during the campaign, you'll see it in the budget", Mulvaney said. Trump on Thursday will unveil his first official budget proposal to fund federal agencies in the 2018 fiscal year. But Mulvaney said that's partly because the administration is still deciding what it wants its wall to consist of. (more...)
Trump Moves to Loosen Obama's Fuel Economy Rules Trump Moves to Loosen Obama's Fuel Economy Rules
- March 17, 2017

The Trump administration thinks the Obama White House sped up a review and tried to rush the standards into place after the election. "Filling up their cars and trucks is the energy bill Americans pay most often, but President Trump's roll-back of fuel economy emissions standards means families will end up paying more at the pump", Mr Markey added . (more...)
Racing 92 and Stade Francais to merge from next season Racing 92 and Stade Francais to merge from next season
- March 16, 2017

The former Stade Francais player, now at Montpellier, told Reuters: "Whatever the players decide, we will support them 100 per cent". "This merger, effective from next season, must give birth to a new club that will preserve the roots of Racing 92 and those of the Stade Français Paris, while increasing the resources available to serve youth and French rugby". (more...)
Rutte and Wilders clash on EU ahead of Dutch vote Rutte and Wilders clash on EU ahead of Dutch vote
- March 16, 2017

He has vowed to close the borders to Muslim immigrants, shut mosques and ban sales of the Koran. Peter Altmaier tweeted: "Netherlands oh Netherlands you are a champion". "The Netherlands belongs to all of us, and everyone who does his best", he said. It does not look as if Mr Wilders can win enough seats to be part of a future Dutch government, but if he wins more seats than any other party it will add to the stresses and strains on the ruling coalition which emerges from the election. (more...)
California Joins Lawsuit Against Trump's Revised Travel Ban California Joins Lawsuit Against Trump's Revised Travel Ban
- March 15, 2017

The motion, filed in a district court in Seattle on Monday morning, argues that core parts of Trump's new ban essentially reinstate parts of the old order , which was chaotically rolled out by the administration in January and was subsequently blocked with a restraining order by United States district court judge James Robart. (more...)
Person Arrested After Scaling Fence to Enter White House Grounds Person Arrested After Scaling Fence to Enter White House Grounds
- March 15, 2017

Bongino's comments came after a man breached the White House security ring late Friday, scaling the White House fence and making it to within yards of the executive residence before being apprehended by agents. He was living in his auto, the sibling added, before calling Tran a "very good brother". Officers searched the north and south grounds of the White House complex and found nothing. (more...)
Palestinians Claim They Squeezed Major Concessions From Trump Palestinians Claim They Squeezed Major Concessions From Trump
- March 15, 2017

Greenblatt also reaffirmed Trump's commitment to Israel's security and the effort to help Israelis and Palestinians achieve a lasting peace through direct negotiations. "I can live with either one", he said in a joint press conference last month with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Abbas also said, according to the statement , that he looks for discussing the possibilities of peace making when he meets with President Trump in the White House soon, expressing his commitment to ... (more...)
S.Korean prosecutors to summon ex-President S.Korean prosecutors to summon ex-President
- March 15, 2017

Son Bum-kyu, Park's attorney, made the remarks, raising speculation that she could accept the request this time for the face-to-face questioning, which she rejected a year ago based on the presidential immunity from criminal prosecution. A presidential spokesman confirmed that the dogs were being looked after by Blue House staff for the time being - and would be found new homes. Three people died and dozens were injured in violent clashes between Park's supporters and police following Friday's ... (more...)
Congress gets Supreme Court rap, Manohar Parrikar test tomorrow Congress gets Supreme Court rap, Manohar Parrikar test tomorrow
- March 15, 2017

Congress was not even contacted on phone, thereby denying it an opportunity to show its strength, he said, adding that this was against the mandate of the people. Two parties had agreed to support BJP on the precondition that I take over as the chief minister. "Parrikar will resign as the Defence Minister before taking oath as Chief Minister of Goa", Gadkari said. (more...)
SMU beats Cincinnati 71-56 for AAC championship SMU beats Cincinnati 71-56 for AAC championship
- March 14, 2017

The Mustangs shot 50 percent (26-for-52) from the field on the game to Cincinnati's 31 percent (19-for-61). UConn shot 54.5 percent for the game and was 8 for 17 on 3-pointers. Few of SMU's games this season have been. The Mustangs are a team that could very well make it to the Sweet 16. SMU has just one loss since December 2 and that came in a close one against Cincinnati. (more...)
'Carlos the Jackal' trial opens in Paris 'Carlos the Jackal' trial opens in Paris
- March 14, 2017

Over the next three weeks, he will be tried over yet another deadly attack, this time on Drugstore Publicis, a busy shop in the heart of Paris' Left Bank. Carlos denies the charges, which include "murders carried out with a terrorist organization". He was also found guilty of four bombings in Paris and Marseille in 1982 and 1983, some targeting trains, which killed a total of 11 people and injured almost 150. (more...)
Iraqi Forces Advance Deeper In Mosul, Commander Says Iraqi Forces Advance Deeper In Mosul, Commander Says
- March 14, 2017

The fighting has driven people from the city. "We now believe that we are killing so many of their fighters that they are not able to replace them". But that still leaves 2,500 militants alive, and clearly many are ready to fight to the death. The Hashd al-Shaabi forces, an umbrella pro-Iraq group comprising Iran-backed Shia militias said that the remains found were of "civilian prisoners" who were "executed by (Isis) gangs after they controlled the prison during their occupation of Mosul". (more...)
Sara Connor may appeal four year sentence Sara Connor may appeal four year sentence
- March 14, 2017

And that her only role was to try to separate her boyfriend and the officer from fighting, at one stage launching herself between the men. Her British partner, David Taylor , was also found guilty of the same charge and given a six-year sentence. (more...)
Indiana Unemployment Rate Holds Steady, More Are Working Indiana Unemployment Rate Holds Steady, More Are Working
- March 14, 2017

The statewide rate is 6.4 percent, significantly higher than the national average of 4.7 percent. Employers added almost 8,000 jobs past year, a 2.9 percent growth rate from 2015, but that is still down from more than 8,500 jobs added and a 3.3 percent growth rate in 2015. (more...)
United States forces in Syria are 'invaders', says Assad United States forces in Syria are 'invaders', says Assad
- March 13, 2017

The newly deployed USA troops have been sent to the region to help "whoever is going to take Raqqa ", a group that has yet to be determined, the official said. U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, center right, speaks with an Iraqi officer during a visit to an area north of Baghdad, Feb. 8, 2017. The question that USA policy-makers have to ask is after all this investment in eastern Syria, including airfields and allying closely with the Kurds, is what happens when ISIS is defeated. (more...)
Buhari returns home after United Kingdom medical leave Buhari returns home after United Kingdom medical leave
- March 13, 2017

President Buhari said in appreciation of the prayers, enormous goodwill and Support he continuous to enjoy from Nigerians while on vacation. Mr. Buhari said he has his age and experience but strongly encouraged the vice president to step up activities in critical sectors of the country. (more...)
Another bomb threat at the JCC in Brighton Another bomb threat at the JCC in Brighton
- March 13, 2017

There have been similar incidents at Jewish centres across North America. State Police are now on the scene and working in partnership with local authorities, including the Brighton Police Department. "Like all New Yorkers, I am profoundly disturbed and disgusted by the continued threats against the Jewish community in NY". This is just one of many recent threats to the Jewish community worldwide. (more...)