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Crash at racetrack kills boy 14, man, 68

LINDA, Calif., March 17 (UPI) -- A race car careened over a retaining wall at a California racetrack, fatally striking the driver's 14-year-old cousin and another car's owner, officials said.

COL BKB: Conference USA Roundup

TULSA, Okla., March 16 (UPI) -- Chris Crawford's career-best 30 points Friday lifted No. 17 Memphis to an 85-74 victory over Tulsa, putting the Tigers in the Conference USA tourney title game.

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Senator: Medicare reform depends on Obama

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- A Republican U.S. senator said the table talk at his recent dinner with President Obama focused on healthcare as the crux of the nation's economic issues.

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COL BKB: Belmont 70, Murray State 68 (OT)

NASHVILLE, March 9 (UPI) -- Kerron Johnson's jumper with 1.2 seconds left in overtime Saturday gave Belmont a 70-68 win over Murray State and an NCAA Tournament berth.

COL BKB: Memphis 86, Ala.-Birmingham 71

MEMPHIS, March 9 (UPI) -- Chris Crawford scored 20 points to lead Memphis to an 86-71 win over Alabama-Birmingham Saturday, giving the Tigers top seed in the Conference USA Tournament.
Obama, Ryan, Van Hollen to meet for lunch

Obama, Ryan, Van Hollen to meet for lunch

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- President Obama's outreach to congressional Republicans includes a lunch with House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the 2012 GOP vice presidential candidate.

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Obama to meet congressional caucuses

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama will go to Capitol Hill next week to talk with lawmakers in both parties about his legislative priorities, the White House said Wednesday.

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Store within a store concept goes to court

NEW YORK, March 2 (UPI) -- Martha Stewart's company cooked up the plan that would allow U.S. retailer J.C. Penney to sell its wares despite a contract with Macy's, it was said in court.

COL BKB: Xavier 64, Memphis 62

CINCINNATI, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Travis Taylor struck for 18 points and Isaiah Philmore added 15 Tuesday in Xavier's 64-62 win over Memphis, ending the Tigers' 18-game winning streak.

COL BKB: Memphis 71, Marshall 59

HUNTINGTON, W.Va., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Adonis Thomas buried 9-of-17 shots from the field on his way to a career-high 23 points for No. 25 Memphis in a 71-59 win over Marshall Saturday.

COL BKB: Memphis 93, Central Florida 71

MEMPHIS, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Joe Jackson netted 21 points and Geron Johnson added 19 for No. 25 Memphis Wednesday in the Tigers' 93-71 win over Central Florida.
Johnson backtracks on criticism of Clinton

Johnson backtracks on criticism of Clinton

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Sen. Ron Johnson said he shouldn't have speculated as to why Hillary Clinton choked up during her Senate testimony on the attack on the consulate in Benghazi.
GOP, Clinton wrestle on Libya

GOP, Clinton wrestle on Libya

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Republicans at congressional hearings pummeled U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton related to her handling of the Sept. 11 Libyan consulate attack.
Carney: GOP obsessed with Benghazi

Carney: GOP obsessed with Benghazi

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- White House spokesman Jay Carney Wednesday agreed it makes little difference if the U.S. consulate attack in Libya was the result of a protest or terrorism.
Benghazi attack, political fallout

Benghazi attack, political fallout

The attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, in which the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed, set off a debate in Washington that initially focused on embassy security but soon shifted to broader questions about the Obama administration's competence and trustworthiness -- and threatened to hamper the president's ability to win cooperation from Senate Republicans on future Cabinet nominations.
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J.C. Penney posts 3Q loss

PLANO, Texas, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. retailer J.C. Penney reported a net loss of $123 million for the third quarter, the company said Friday.

4 senators hint Obama stonewalls on Libya

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Four Republican U.S. senators, in a letter to President Barack Obama, suggest he is trying to stonewall Congress and the public on the Benghazi, Libya, attack.

Ryan, Walker back away from GOP candidate

MADISON, Wis., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker have dropped their support for a state lawmaker who said some girls "rape easy."

Penney downplays dismal Q2

PLANO, Texas, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Executives at J.C. Penney said the venerable U.S. department store chain's strategy is working despite a bruising second-quarter performance this year.
Johnson criticizes Democratic Senate

Johnson criticizes Democratic Senate

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., Saturday criticized the Democratic Senate for not passing a budget in three years.

J.C. Penney cuts 600 headquarters jobs

PLANO, Texas, April 7 (UPI) -- J.C. Penney Co.'s chief executive officer said it is time for the U.S. retailer to seek a fresh outlook, as the company cut 14 percent of its office staff.
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