• Former Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor gets jail time in Jerry Sandusky case
Former Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor gets jail time in Jerry Sandusky case

Sandusky, a former assistant coach in Penn State's football program, is serving a 30- to 60-year term in prison after he was convicted on 45 counts of child sexual abuse. "It really sickens me to think I might have played a part in children being hurt", Schultz said. " Graham Spanier has already suffered severely through public shaming, loss...

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  • USA senate releases former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief's statement before hearing
USA senate releases former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief's statement before hearing

Former FBI Director James Comey has revealed details about his three meetings and six phone calls with US President Donald Trump in a submission he will make to the US Senate intelligence committee. "It's only if you can connect [Comey's] firing to it that it becomes retaliation, and that's an easier obstruction case to make", the friend sai...

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  • Hamas critiques Saudi FM for comments on Qatar crisis
Hamas critiques Saudi FM for comments on Qatar crisis

In an apparent sign of support, Turkey's parliament will debate on Wednesday a bill that would allow deploying troops to a Turkish base in Qatar . "We are willing to sit and talk", Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani told CNN late on Tuesday.

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  • Intelligence Chiefs Say They Weren't 'Pressured' to Intervene in FBI Investigation
Intelligence Chiefs Say They Weren't 'Pressured' to Intervene in FBI Investigation

Coats told associates in March that Trump asked him if he could intervene with then-FBI chief James Comey to get the bureau to back off its investigation into Michael Flynn , who was sacked as national security adviser after hiding his communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak from White House officials, the Washington Post re...

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  • Reed to seek answers Thursday from ex-FBI director Comey
Reed to seek answers Thursday from ex-FBI director Comey

Mr Comey writes that he "understood the President to be requesting that we drop any investigation of Flynn" and that he found the conversation " very concerning ". Among the encounters Comey describes is a January 27 dinner at the White House that he viewed as an attempt by the president to "create some sort of patronage relationship".

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  • All Eyes On Capitol Hill For Comey's Testimony Before Senate Committee
All Eyes On Capitol Hill For Comey's Testimony Before Senate Committee

Sacked FBI boss James Comey's evidence that he was pressured by Donald Trump to back off an investigation into links with the Russian administration, confirms the President should be impeached, a legal expert says. Impeachable "high crimes and misdemeanors" are whatever the House and Senate say they are, and lawmakers, who typically focus on ...

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  • Comey's Prepared Statement Appears To Confirm Previous Reports
Comey's Prepared Statement Appears To Confirm Previous Reports

Mr. Trump opened the evening by asking Mr. Comey whether he wanted to keep his job. Democrats believe the exchange between Trump and Comey about Flynn is more evidence that could build a case that the President obstructed justice - which in several times in history has been regarded as an impeachable offense.

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  • Comey says Trump pressured him on Russian Federation probe
Comey says Trump pressured him on Russian Federation probe

However, Comey also acknowledged in his statement that he did inform the president that he was personally not the subject of an investigation, a point that Mr. "I expect loyalty." Comey says he replied that he could offer his honesty, and that when Trump said he wanted "honest loyalty", Comey paused and said, "You will get that from me".

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  • Man uses stolen backhoe to break into ATM
Man uses stolen backhoe to break into ATM

It happened around 4:30 a.m. The suspect was ultimately unsuccessful in getting any money, but did cause around US$10,000 (NZ$13,800) in damage to the machine. 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.

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  • Trump pushes infrastructure plan as Russian Federation probe heats up
Trump pushes infrastructure plan as Russian Federation probe heats up

He urged Democrats to join him on this even as he accused them of being obstructionists on other issues, such as health care. Critics say the Trump administration's plan relies too heavily on the idea that private companies will be willing to finance the nation's construction projects.

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  • Watch Senate Committee Hearing With Intelligence Chiefs
Watch Senate Committee Hearing With Intelligence Chiefs

This, of course, is not the first time Trump has been reported to have made apparently unsavory requests of Coats and other top officials (up to and including, most notably, Comey). White House officials had weighed trying to block Comey from testifying by arguing that his discussions with the president pertained to national security and th...

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  • Gator struck, killed by private plane on airport runway
Gator struck, killed by private plane on airport runway

The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority said a Piper PA 31 was landing around 2:15 a.m. on Thursday when the plane fatally struck the 11-foot, 500-pound reptile. A trapper later removed the alligator's body. The Orlando Police Department tweeted Wednesday that no threat was found at the airport. The FAA's wildlife strike database includes 19 repor...

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  • Ex-FBI Boss Comey Heads To The Senate
Ex-FBI Boss Comey Heads To The Senate

Comey offers only that Flynn is a "good guy". In the statement Comey added: "That concerned me greatly, given the FBI's traditionally independent status in the executive branch". Comey has finally publicly confirmed his private reports that the president was not under investigation in any Russian probe", Kasowitz said. White House spokesman ...

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  • Trump Addresses Infrastructure, Health Care in Ohio
Trump Addresses Infrastructure, Health Care in Ohio

The Republican-controlled House has passed a health care bill that no Democrats supported. "Every single thing is obstruction", he said "Honestly, if I were in that party, I wouldn't be doing it that way". Critics say Trump's privatization of public assets could lead to increased use of tolls and other mechanisms that will allow private compani...

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  • Local lawmakers weigh in on continued state budget impasse
Local lawmakers weigh in on continued state budget impasse

Rep. Jeanne Ives voiced the people's view, cautioning that IL residents were very much against huge tax increases, as expected. IL also recently voted to raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next five years. [T] he size and scope of IL government is out-of-hand. The bill also allows people to opt out of registering to vote. Brian C...

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  • Grandma stabbed her daughter, granddaughters, police say
Grandma stabbed her daughter, granddaughters, police say

Since then, she had returned to live with her husband and son in Riverside County and had gone to visit her now-grown daughter and granddaughters Monday in Colton , her sister said, adding she did not know what triggered the attack. But police said earlier Monday they are aggressively looking for Darrington Clark, who is not in custody. "She was...

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  • Trump promises to create 'first-class' infrastructure
Trump promises to create 'first-class' infrastructure

We will "create new lanes of travel, commerce, and discovery, and we're going to see all the way into the future, which is going to be handsome, and. bright", he said. "The Republicans are working very very hard on getting a great health-care plan", he added. Trump also mentioned his announcement last week that he was pulling the US out of what h...

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  • James Comey's testimony proves Trump obstructed justice, says senior legal analyst
James Comey's testimony proves Trump obstructed justice, says senior legal analyst

Trump's lawyer released a statement later on Wednesday saying the president was pleased with Comey's written testimony. Democratic Senator Mark Warner, the committee's vice chairman, pressed Mr Comey on why he chose to keep record of his conversations with Mr Trump.

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  • House Speaker Paul Ryan: Trump asking for Comey's loyalty 'obviously' inappropriate
House Speaker Paul Ryan: Trump asking for Comey's loyalty 'obviously' inappropriate

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters aboard Air Force One that the president was "very focused on his agenda" in spite of the distractions. Comey: "You will always get honesty from me". Trump responded , "No, I didn't". One month after that, Trump called Comey again to complain about the "cloud" and he returned to the topi...

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  • Tillerson says Trump wants to 'stay engaged' on climate change
Tillerson says Trump wants to 'stay engaged' on climate change

Haley defended Trump's decision saying business could not be run under the kind of regulations imposed by the Paris Climate deal. In fact, Mayor Bill Peduto on joined the mayors of some 187 other USA cities and the governors of several states in announcing that his city would follow the terms of the Paris treaty.

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