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Can CNY Earn a World Record Title? 5,100 People Need to Pick Up a Reusable Shopping Bag Friday

A grassroots environmental group is asking Central New Yorkers to help the area earn a Guinness World Record title on Friday. The goal is to distribute the most reusable shopping bags in 24 hours. Mainstream Green founder and president Dana Johnston says they hope to give away 5,100 of the bags at Destiny USA during one of the busiest shopping days of the year. "We came up with the idea of the Guinness World Record title after I found out there are two titles held for plastic bags. One is the...

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Juan Flores and his family live in Galena Park, Texas, which is bordered on three sides by pipeline terminals, oil refineries, fertilizer plants and rail yards.

Flores has lived in the town of about 11,000 people just east of downtown Houston since he was 4 years old. For a while, he even served on the City Council.

To start this week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast we take a look at some unknown name and new faces around Syracuse University Athletics. First up is Matt Keller. You might not know his name but he's the one who makes SU's Special Teams unit go. WAER's Connor Federico will get you up to speed.

And on the hardwood  Syracuse University Basketball has a lot new names and faces on this year's squad. Jack Patel orchestrates a tour of whose new for SU Basketball this season.

Does a California law violate the Constitution by requiring anti-abortion pregnancy centers to inform clients about free or low-cost abortion and contraception services? That's the question the Supreme Court is taking on, in a new case it accepted on Monday.

Pop Life continues this week as Joe Lee and Geoff Herbert discuss the current state of singing competition shows. What makes The Voice, a different kind of show than American Idol? And what's our reaction to Fox's new singing show The Four? 

Also this week the guys dive into Season 2 of Stranger Things, but no spoilers on this show! If you like what you hear make sure to subscribe in ITunes for automatic delivery of new episodes.

Arizona Sen. John McCain stepped up his criticism of the White House over the weekend, blasting President Trump for seeming to accept Russian leader Vladimir Putin's assurances that the Kremlin didn't interfere in U.S. elections.

"There's nothing 'America First' about taking the word of a KGB colonel over that of the American intelligence community," McCain said in a written statement, referring to Trump's stated foreign policy objective and to Putin, a former operative in the Russian intelligence service.

Last week in the Russia investigations: More pressure on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, more details about Russia's personal outreach to Trump campaign aides and more questions about Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russians last year

More questions for Jeff Sessions

The bad news for Attorney General Jeff Sessions: He is due back on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to talk about the Russia imbroglio, this time before the House Judiciary Committee.

The good news for Sessions: He'll be before the House Judiciary Committee.

Syracuse Football Loses to Wake Forest in a Shootout

Nov 11, 2017

The Syracuse Orange lost to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in a high scoring game by a score of 64-43.

Wake Forest kicked off the scoring with 10:30 to go in the first quarter after a three-yard rush touchdown by QB John Wolford.

The Orange responded on their next offensive series, converting on 4th and 2. Dontae Strickland rushed for a 43-yard touchdown and Cole Murphy’s kick was good, tying the game 7-7.

The Demon Deacons struck again late in the first quarter, making the score 20-14 after a 31 yard pass from Wolford to Cam Serigne.

As the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced five Trump administration nominees for lifetime positions as federal judges on Thursday, special attention was paid to one of them: 36-year-old Brett Talley.

Talley's résumé, which features a J.D. from Harvard but limited experience as a practicing attorney, raised eyebrows and dissent from the committee's Democrats.

"It seems to me that when you get to the bench of a federal trial court, it would be helpful to have tried a case before," said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the committee's ranking member.

The Orange Returns to Carrier Dome to Face Wake Forest

Nov 11, 2017

It feels like a long time ago now that Syracuse (4-5, 2-3) knocked off the defending national champions in the Carrier Dome. After a pair of road losses and a bye week, the Orange heads home to take on Wake Forest (5-4, 2-3). 

This ACC matchup will feature two high-flying offenses and two defenses searching for answers.

Boeheim Bowl Goes to Dad as Syracuse Downs Cornell

Nov 11, 2017

On Friday night, Syracuse Head Coach Jim Boeheim patrolled the sidelines of the court that bears his name. He wasn’t the only one involved in the game that could make that claim though.

Boeheim had to coach against his son, Jimmy, as the latter suited up for Cornell to open the college basketball season in Central New York.

It was a defensive affair in the Carrier Dome as Syracuse (1-0, 0-0) pulled away from Cornell (0-1, 0-0), to win 77-45.


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