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National Will East Tennessee State cover vs. Florida? NCAA Predictions 3/16/17
Author: 0 Will East Tennessee State cover vs. Florida? NCAA Predictions 3/16/17

Wilkins says, "I aint practiced all week". The Irish were red hot from deep (again), and their huge first half scoring surge helped beat the Seminoles. "It would mean a lot to the city [Johnson City]", Cromer said, "and to just know that our season is not over". The Buccaneers are a pretty strong offensive team, averaging 80 points per game, but they aren't very efficient, ranking only 109th in the country in offensive efficiency numbers.

National US Attorney: Mayor de Blasio won't face charges for fundraising practices
Author: 0 US Attorney: Mayor de Blasio won't face charges for fundraising practices

Essentially, those who participated were led to believe by election lawyer Lawrence Laufer that their fund-raising efforts were legal. "Indeed, the transactions appear contrary to the intent and spirit of the laws that impose candidate contribution limits, laws which are meant to prevent "corruption and the appearance of corruption" in the campaign finance process".

Author: 0 Mulvaney: This Is a 'Hard-power Budget'

The White House is asking Congress - not Mexico - for $4.1 billion to begin constructing President Donald Trump's promised massive wall along America's border with its southern neighbor. "I can ask them to pay for defense", he added. "We're not throwing money after a problem and claiming that we have fixed it", he said. As for the Environmental Protection Agency, Mulvaney asserted that despite the budget cut (reportedly 31 percent) its "core function" will not be endangered.

National Northeast Braces for Potentially Historic March Blizzard
Author: 0 Northeast Braces for Potentially Historic March Blizzard

It's the same storm that forced German Chancellor Angela Merkel to delay her meeting with US President Donald Trump until Friday. The National Weather Service issued the blizzard warning for New York City and Long Island , as well as most of northern New Jersey and Fairfield and New Haven counties in CT.

National Fox's Tucker Carlson to interview Trump on Wednesday in Detroit
Author: 0 Fox's Tucker Carlson to interview Trump on Wednesday in Detroit

When Carlson asked why he tweeted about it before providing evidence, Trump said he was relying on the media, despite previously criticizing many outlets as "fake news" and "dishonest press". The show has largely resembled the format Watters picked up filling in for O'Reilly and hosting a semi-monthly weekend show, leaning on panel debates and man-on-the-street interviews about newsworthy topics, and poking fun at residents in liberal enclaves like college campuses and New York City.

Author: 0 States seeking Trump travel ban block want new hearing

Watson said the state of Hawaii showed a strong likelihood of success in its claims that the order violates the establishment clause of the US Constitution, which prevents religious discrimination. The hearing in Hawaii came in response to a lawsuit filed by the state last week. In his 43-page decision, Watson said the Trump administration's defense of the ban on the grounds of its religiously neutral language and geographic limitations is lacking.

National DOJ Vows To Fight Ruling Against Travel Ban
Author: 0 DOJ Vows To Fight Ruling Against Travel Ban

Trump's original travel ban January 27 also targeted Iraq and touched off protests across the United States and elsewhere. If the courts do end up ruling the states have standing to sue, the next step will be to argue that both versions of the executive order discriminate against Muslims.

National Infant Dies After 911 Put Sitter on Hold for 31 Minutes
Author: 0 Infant Dies After 911 Put Sitter on Hold for 31 Minutes

We've reached out to T-Mobile for additional information and will update this post should it arrive. The city issued a statement Tuesday saying Dallas police found no immediate evidence connecting the death to the ghost-call issue, but confirmed the caller was using T-Mobile service when trying to call 911 on Saturday evening.

National Trump's approval rating drops by five points in new poll
Author: 0 Trump's approval rating drops by five points in new poll

US President Donald Trump's approval rating has dropped by five points, according to a recent poll . Less than a week ago, a poll from CNN/ORC showed Melania Trump's approval rating had overtaken her husband's. Forty-seven percent of voters approve of Trump's handling of the economy and 45 percent approve of his handling of terrorism. The share of Trump voters disapproving of his work as president has risen from 3 percent to 6 percent.

National Texas Rep. Joe Barton tells angry town hall attendee to shut up
Author: 0 Texas Rep. Joe Barton tells angry town hall attendee to shut up

Barton was answering a question about a civil-rights bill at the time, relating to preventing violence against women. "Given your voting record opposing legislation protecting women from violence, will you make a commitment to us today - make a promise - that you will reach out to Congresswoman Jackie Speier and work with her to see this bill successfully through Congress", he asked.

National Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rate Target for Third Time Since 2006
Author: 0 Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rate Target for Third Time Since 2006

Stocks in the United States have rallied after the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the second time in three months. "At this moment, a possible interest rate will not be a surprise, so any overreaction (to a hike in rates) is unlikely", said Mark To, head of research at Hong Kong 's Wing Fung Financial Group.

National TCC chairman urges convention to sign petition against health care bill
Author: 0 TCC chairman urges convention to sign petition against health care bill

Elwell said any decline in Medicaid funding could mean less money for services the organization provides to about 5,000 people in the area. The Republican General Assembly in our fair Buckeye State could well do both. Members' columns appear in the BDN every other week. Spicer also completely abandoned Trump's promise made January 15, when he said "We're going to have insurance for everybody".

National DAPL Oil To Start Flowing By March 20th
Author: 0 DAPL Oil To Start Flowing By March 20th

Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court said that forcibly preventing oil from coursing through the pipeline would run against public interest. A section of the pipeline in North Dakota will run under Lake Oahe, whose waters the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe uses for sacred purposes. The pipeline is nearing completion after President Donald Trump signed an executive order last month smoothing the path for construction.

National The suspected shooter of two Detroit police officers has been caught
Author: 0 The suspected shooter of two Detroit police officers has been caught

The second officer's injuries are not yet known. 7 Action News has learned that two Detroit police officers have been shot. The suspect, Raymond Durham, 59, had gunshot wounds in his leg. The officers, who were not immediately identified, were shot near the intersection of Ash and Tillman streets before reportedly being admitted to Detroit Receiving Hospital.

National Cannon AFB plane crashes in training exercise
Author: 0 Cannon AFB plane crashes in training exercise

The victims' names have not been released yet pending notification of family, the Air Force said. It is not immediately known what caused the crash. Those aboard the aircraft are reported to be personnel of the 27th Special Operations Wing. According to the director of the Clovis Municipal Airport, the crew was in the process of practicing touch-and-go landings.

National PinnacleHealth to affiliate with UPMC, acquire four midstate hospitals
Author: 0 PinnacleHealth to affiliate with UPMC, acquire four midstate hospitals

The UPMC affiliation would also allow Pinnacle to recruit more top doctors, the health system said in Tuesday's announcement . With those acquisitions, Pinnacle will own seven hospitals. Shares in Community Health Systems, Inc. are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CYH". As both a provider organization and an insurer, UPMC includes more than 25 hospitals, a 3 million-member insurance division and 600 physicians' offices and outpatient sites.

National President Trump's Wednesday afternoon visit will close roads
Author: 0 President Trump's Wednesday afternoon visit will close roads

Thousands of people are expected to attend the rally including WREG's Bridget Chapman. Wednesday marks the 250th anniversary of Jackson's birth. The president will speak at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium at 6:15 p.m Eastern. It will be the president's second campaign rally since his inauguration. House Republicans recently unveiled their replacement for the Affordable Care Act, the Obamacare legislation they have long vowed to repeal.

National Tamir Rice 911 Dispatcher Has Been Put On Suspension For Eight Days
Author: 0 Tamir Rice 911 Dispatcher Has Been Put On Suspension For Eight Days

However, the "negligent" dispatcher omitted this key information from dispatchers who sent officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback to the scene, a crucial mistake that cost the young boy his life. Speaking out on Hollinger's punishment, Tamir's mother, Samaria Rice, said through her attorney that the eight-day suspension was " unacceptable ".

National Member of Trump's Leadership Team Found in Motel with Underaged Boy
Author: 0 Member of Trump's Leadership Team Found in Motel with Underaged Boy

Shortey has not spoken publicly about the investigation. No one has been arrested and no charges have been filed, but text messages between the boy and Shortey are being investigated by police. Police are now investigating the circumstances of the incident. Shortey has not been charged with a crime. Sen. Shortey will also be required to return his state-owned laptop computer and other state-owned property to the Senate.

National Wall Street bonus up 2 pc in 2016 to US$138210
Author: 0 Wall Street bonus up 2 pc in 2016 to US$138210

The securities industry also logged its third year of job gains, adding 3,800 jobs in 2016 for a total of 177,000 - the highest level since the financial crisis. The estimates did not factor in stock options or other forms of deferred compensation for which taxes were not withheld. The industry, an important sector for the area's economic activity, added 3,800 jobs a year ago to 177,000, the highest annual level since the financial crisis.

National Lambert adds new flight to San Diego on Alaska Airlines
Author: 0 Lambert adds new flight to San Diego on Alaska Airlines

It will fly the route with an Embraer E-175 aircraft that seats 76 people. San Diego will be Alaska's third destination to and from St. Louis. The other cities getting flights to San Diego are Albuquerque, New Mexico, Austin, Texas, Kansas City, Minneapolis and St.

National Crews Work to Rescue Stranded Sea Lion in Vacaville
Author: 0 Crews Work to Rescue Stranded Sea Lion in Vacaville

A sea lion made an appearance in the most unlikely cities in the Bay Area on Tuesday. If rescued, the sea lion would be transported back to mammal center Sausalito headquarters to undergo tests for malnourishment, wounds and acid toxicity, among other possible ailments.

Author: 0 Jong-Nam's body identified via sample from his child, says Zahid

The deputy chief at one point said that Kim's family would visit Malaysia shortly to provide a DNA sample. To date, no one has come forward to claim the body at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital Forensics Unit. He did not say why the government had decided on the expulsion despite Kuala Lumpur's ban on North Koreans leaving Malaysia. He accused the regime of "holding our citizens hostage" before deciding Malaysia would do the same with North Koreans.

National Trump Gives Carmakers a Year to Push for Reset of Mileage Rules
Author: 0 Trump Gives Carmakers a Year to Push for Reset of Mileage Rules

The administration's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that by 2025 the new auto fleet would have to achieve an average of 48.7-49.7 miles per gallon. The official predicted that today's decision won't face legal challenges, because it's revoking an Obama-era decision that never went through a rulemaking.

National Former NC Gov Can't Find a Job Because of Bathroom Bill
Author: 0 Former NC Gov Can't Find a Job Because of Bathroom Bill

A lesser-discussed part of the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act also stripped decades-old protections against employment discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion or disability. It's nearly as if I broke the law. McCrory declined to name the companies he's working for. After the law was enacted last March, Deutche Bank opted out of to its plan to add 400 employees in the state , and Paypal withdrew plans for a 400-employee operations center in Charlotte .

National SUV crashes into gas pump, bursts into flames
Author: 0 SUV crashes into gas pump, bursts into flames

An SUV came careening through this gas station last night, and barreled into a gas pump, sending flames into the air. The Honda hit a tree and split in half. He was transported to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries. Firefighters quickly put the fire out, and the 40-year-old passenger in the SUV suffered minor injuries.

Author: 0 Trump's 2005 tax bill revealed in media leak

More than a million people have signed a White House petition urging Mr Trump to release them. What did the returns say? The two pages show that Trump paid $5.3m in federal income tax and an extra $31m in what is called alternative minimum tax (AMT).

National Chairman promises better training after 17-year-olds vote
Author: 0 Chairman promises better training after 17-year-olds vote

A commission report found that as many as 70 teenagers in almost 30 Wisconsin counties voted illegally in the April election. Multiple states do allow 17-year-olds to vote in primaries and caucuses: Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming, according to FairVote .

National Cold weather spell threatens DC's famed cherry blossoms
Author: 0 Cold weather spell threatens DC's famed cherry blossoms

The cold snap is bad news for the National Cherry Blossom Festival . Mike Litterst, chief of communications for the National Park Service (NPS), told FOX 5 that the blossoms are "still hanging in there" despite showing some browning and a bit of damage.

National Florida McDonalds worker jumps through drive-thru window to help woman
Author: 0 Florida McDonalds worker jumps through drive-thru window to help woman

After the Miami-Dade Police officer suffered the medical emergency, her vehicle started rolling slowly away from the drive-thru line and hit a median, surveillance footage shows. Viloria ran back into the restaurant to search for help, and luckily there was a paramedic on hand. When he figured out what was going on, he grabbed his partner outside and got to work.

National Donald Trump to stump in Nashville
Author: 0 Donald Trump to stump in Nashville

But the CBO also projects that the plan would allow the federal government to save $337 billion over the course of the next decade. Asked about the report's finding that 14 million more people would be left without insurance next year, Price said it's "virtually impossible to have that number occur".

National 'This Is Us' Finale Spoilers: 6 Theories About Jack's Death
Author: 0 'This Is Us' Finale Spoilers: 6 Theories About Jack's Death

Let's face it, this is not a show that's easy to watch. Kleenex profits have to be on the rise with as many tears as " This Is Us " induces on a weekly basis. This show captures truth in such a profound way, and that is why audiences are responding to it so strongly. The cast then talked about how much they genuinely liked each other.

National Nor'easter Puts 70 Million Under Winter Weather Alert
Author: 0 Nor'easter Puts 70 Million Under Winter Weather Alert

Airlines have already begun to cancel flights through Tuesday, while waiving fees for passengers who need to change flights . In New York City , which could see up to 18 inches of snow and fierce wind gusts of 40 miles per hour to 50 miles per hour , above-ground train service was suspended at 4 a.m., the MTA said.

National Uber Vs. Lyft: Riders Put Their Wallets Where Their Political Views Are
Author: 0 Uber Vs. Lyft: Riders Put Their Wallets Where Their Political Views Are

It is aimed at improving the safety of drivers as well as riders, initially only in five Indian cities - Delhi, Mumbai , Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Kolkata. New data reveals that Uber customers have been switching to Lyft since the end of January, and it all seems to be related to PR. The average verification time, it said, is just a few seconds and the technology was successful in verifying more than 99 percent of the drivers in the pilot programme.

National Wednesday brings highs of 71, sunny skies
Author: 0 Wednesday brings highs of 71, sunny skies

Tonight: Mostly clear , with a low around 50. It will become clear at night. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 miles per hour. The NWS predicts the weekend to be dry despite the trough but says there could be some rain by next Monday night or Tuesday .

National GOP bill will push insurance costs 'down, down, down'
Author: 0 GOP bill will push insurance costs 'down, down, down'

Democrats were no less harsh in their assessment of the Republican health care reform plan. Supporting the president on these matters, some say, could result in a backlash against House Republicans in the 2018 congressional elections. "If you are on Medicaid today, you're going to stay on Medicaid". The proposed plan would eliminate the current mandate that almost all people in the U.S.

National Shuttered AC Casino to Reopen as Indoor Water Park
Author: 0 Shuttered AC Casino to Reopen as Indoor Water Park

The Atlantic Club has been closed for several years. According to Young the group will invest more than $ 135 million , with construction taking 12 to 24 months once it begins. Young said, "That's what I want, family entertainment". In its place will be 800 renovated hotel rooms, concerts and shows, maybe even a go kart track on what was the gaming floor.

National Nikola Mirotic is active for Monday night vs. Hornets
Author: 0 Nikola Mirotic is active for Monday night vs. Hornets

We're moving the ball, and our bodies are moving as well. It seemed like a odd decision from Hoiberg as Grant and Zipser have put together the longest stretches of good play among the younger Bulls. "I want to be the greatest player to ever play". "I won't try to worry about the past". Good news regarding Rajon Rondo and the Chicago Bulls on Monday: Rondo was inserted back into the starting lineup - his first start since November 30 - in place of Jerian Grant, and scored a ...

Author: 0 NBA Predictions: Will Pistons cover as underdogs vs. LeBron & Cavs? 3/14/17

Virtually everything went the Cleveland Cavaliers' way Tuesday night during their 128-96 blowout win over the Detroit Pistons. Tobias Harris led Detroit with 17 points. Jackson burned the Cavs for 12 points in the quarter as the Cavs could not find a way to stop the Andre Drummond-Reggie Jackson pick and roll. One of the defeats during the stretch came against the Pistons, who outscored the Cavaliers by 12 points in the fourth quarter last Thursday to record a 106-101 victory.

National Steve King Defends Tweet
Author: 0 Steve King Defends Tweet

His comments came during an interview with an Iowa radio host on 1040 World Health Organization, who asked King what he thought about Univision anchor Jorge Ramos' comments that white Americans would be a minority demographic in the United States by 2044.