Trump Says He Wants To Hear From Kavanaugh's Accuser

Updated at 6:08 p.m. ET President Trump says he hopes the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her will appear at a hearing next week before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Speaking to reporters as he left the White House for a trip to visit flood damage in North Carolina, Trump said he "really wants to see" Christine Blasey Ford testify on Monday. "If she shows up and makes a credible showing," Trump said, referring to Ford, "that'll be...

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A tally of the absentee ballots from last week’s primary will likely determine the outcome Thursday or Friday for two undecided races.  Rachel May currently leads incumbent Dave Valesky in the 53rd senate district race by about 600 votes, and there are more than 1,200 absentee ballots from the three counties to count up.  The three-way Syracuse city court judge primary could also go to any candidate.  Onondaga County’s democratic elections commissioner Dustin Czarny says it’s a good civics lesson.

When patients come to Dr. Molly Quinn for infertility treatments, they usually aren't too interested in hearing about the possible downsides, she says. They just want to get pregnant.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday insisted that many donations to predominantly conservative political nonprofit groups — what's often called dark money — be disclosed, seven weeks ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

The ruling closes, at least for now, a loophole that has allowed wealthy donors to finance aggressive ads while staying anonymous. Crafted by the Federal Election Commission nearly 40 years ago, the loophole flourished after the 2010 Citizens United ruling.

Syracuse VA Will Offer Classes to Teach Veteran Families about Mental Health and the "New Normal"

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The Syracuse VA Medical Center is about to start-up another series of classes for families of veterans struggling with mental illness.  This marks the 11th year the VA has partnered with the National Alliance for Mental Illness, or NAMI. 


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UPDATE: (9/19 @ 4:00 PM) CONCERT POSTPONED.  Live Space Entrtainment reports: Due to circumstances beyond our control, the September 22 Tom Chapin and the Chapin Sisters Food Bank Benefit Concert will be rescheduled.  A new date will be announced shortly.  Tickets will be honored at the rescheduled show or ticketholders can obtain a refund at point of purchase. Visit www.livespaceentertainment.com for updates.

The attorney general of New York has reached an agreement with WeWork to eliminate or modify noncompete clauses from most of its employment contracts, which restricted workers' ability to find new jobs.

Noncompete agreements generally have been standard for executives and in high-tech, where companies are trying to protect intellectual property or trade secrets from being transferred to rivals.

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President Trump has ordered the intelligence community to "provide for the immediate declassification" of several documents related to the FBI and the Department of Justice, the White House press secretary announced Monday.

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More than 900 Syracuse City school children will be going home with a backpack full of food every weekend thanks to a program that aims to fill gaps in hunger for under resourced families.  It’s called “Blessings in a Backpack,” which has grown this year to include five schools. 


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  The New York State Fairgrounds played host to the New York State Arms Collectors Association’s gun show over the weekend, which drew second amendment supporters and gun enthusiasts. The show has been in Syracuse since 1938. Well over 1,000 tables were set up for the buyers and sellers of the wide variety of guns, ammunition, knives, and more. One of the six directors of the show Doug Roberts says that although most of the transactions are business deals, many of them are historically driven.

 

Sports are hard to predict, but let's be honest that's what makes it fun. The season so far for the Syracuse University Football team has featured some unexpected key players. This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast we'll hear the stories of a few of those players making a name for themsleves.

First, WAER's Anthony Mazzini gives us the inside scoop on Freshman Andre Cisco and what coach Dino Babers like most about the ball hawking defensive back. Then, Tim Leonard introduces us to Andre Szmyt the unlikely walk-on who won the kicking job and hasn't looked back.


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