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DeVos suspends rules on student borrower protection


One rule, the Gainful Employment regulation, required for-profit colleges and certificate programs at non-profit colleges - under the threat of withholding federal aid - to show that a student's education in those institutions would help those students receive "gainful employment". Read More »

Trump said to be under probe for possible obstruction of justice

Now it appears Mueller is examining the president's own conduct, which may include whether Trump tried to obstruct justice . The latest development was first carried in the Washington Post . President Trump dismissed a potential obstruction of justice investigation into his conduct, calling allegations of collusion between him, his campaign or people associated with him and Russian Federation a "phony story". Read More »

La Loche shooter told case worker he wished he had killed himself


The shooter's identity is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Members of the RCMP stand outside the La Loche Community School in La Loche, Sask. Christopher Hales works at the youth detention centre where the teen has been held since shortly after the January 2016 shooting. The teen, who can't be named because he was under 18 at the time, has pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and seven counts of attempted murder. Read More »

Trump and Hillary trade jabs in Twitter skirmish


And the new book Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaigndetails how many early missteps ultimately hurt her campaign. "Having hard feelings about the data that you may or may not have received in 2016 ultimately is not the reason why we lost", the aide said. Read More »

AG Sessions to testify in public Tuesday


USA Today reports that Sessions' testimony is expected to be behind closed doors and to target the February 14 meeting in the oval office in which, according to former FBI Director James Comey , Sessions was asked to step out of the room to leave Comey and the president alone. Read More »

Trump orders more cash, industry input, for apprenticeships

Officials said the work would be done with a "strategic use of available funds" from the ApprenticeshipUSA program, which was funded at $90 million this year, and for which Trump has requested the same amount next year. The shortages for specifically trained workers cut across multiple job sectors, from construction trades to agriculture, manufacturing, information technology and health care. Read More »

Death Toll In London Apartment Building Fire Rises To 17

In such hard circumstances, Londoners have been rallying around those in need of help and one such person has been Adele after she paid a low-key visit to the scene. "Forty fire engines and around 200 firefighters went to the scene - but their equipment didn't reach much beyond the 11th floor". "She tried to keep it on the low but I shouted "Adele!' and she said 'no, it's not me". Read More »

Nikki Haley Says Donald Trump Believes in Climate Change


Pacific regional coordinator for Koreti Tiumalu says, "We in the Pacific are trying so hard to keep our islands above water we need to work together as indigenous, hold ceremonies to pay and to give back to the land that has been so ripped apart". Read More »

Student freed from North Korea suffered 'severe neurological injury'


Warmbier's release came as former USA basketball star Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea on Tuesday, returning to the nuclear-armed country where he met leader Kim Jong Un on previous visits. His parents plan a Thursday morning news conference. The father says that he and his wife, Cindy, only learned of their son's condition last week. Read More »

Owen Smith returns to Labour's shadow cabinet


Jeremy Corbyn's former leadership rival Owen Smith has returned to the shadow cabinet - as the Northern Ireland spokesperson. Andrew Gwynne, who co-chaired the party's campaign, and was widely regarded as performing strongly in media appearances, including a verbal tussle with Boris Johnson, will be the new communities and local government secretary. Read More »

Kelsey Stone Wins Awards at Miss Arkansas


Contestants were also judged in private, press conference-style interviews earlier in the week. She performed a classical vocal. Miss Conyers Cherry Blossom, Brooke Doss, was named the preliminary victor in lifestyle and fitness. Preliminary competition will continue through Thursday, June 15. Winners will have the opportunity to represent Georgia at the Miss America and Miss America Outstanding Teen competitions this fall. Read More »

Home sales across Canada register biggest monthly decline in almost 5 years


In Vancouver, another real estate market under much scrutiny, sales were up by 22.8 per cent month-over-month. It marked the largest one-month decrease since August 2012. Home sales in the GTA plunged by 20.3 per cent in May, the month after the new rules took effect, suggesting that the measures are having the desired impact. Read More »

Fred Talbot jailed for four years over sex abuse of schoolboys


Talbot indecently assaulted seven teenage boys in his care during camping and boating trips in the 1970s and 1980s while working as a biology teacher at a school in the Manchester area. The former TV personality became known for presenting This Morning's weather reports from a large floating map of the British Isles in the Albert Dock in Liverpool until production was moved to London. Read More »

Australian PM says melbourne seige'a terrorist attack'

A bomb squad member exits a residential building in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Brighton on June 5, 2017 , after a woman was held hostage in an incident authorities had yet to determine whether was terrorism-related. Amaq said the attack was launched to exact revenge for Australia's participation in a US-led coalition fighting against Daesh in Syria and Iraq. The Herald Sun reports that the armed man was known to counter-terror authorities as a "low-risk figure of interest" and was on ... Read More »

Gov't report: Health care deductibles higher under GOP bill

The U.S. economy could lose over 924,000 jobs , and most of those positions would be in the health care sector. Both groups are generally positive about their insurance, but the 74% of exchange purchasers who consider the quality of their coverage to be "excellent" or "good" is marginally lower than the 81% of those whose coverage stems from another source who say the same. Read More »

Man who shot congressman was living in van, called a loner

HodgkinsonCRIMINAL HISTORYHodgkinson has no felony charges or convictions on record in his home county of St. Clair in IL. On his Facebook page , Hodgkinson noted that he left his job at the end of 2016. Jeff Duncan. Charles Orear, 50, a restaurant manager from St. Louis, described Hodgkinson as a "quiet guy" who was "very mellow, very reserved" when they stayed overnight at a Sanders supporter's home in Rock Island, Illinois. Read More »

Hospital: Scalise has fractured bones, injured internal organs and severe bleeding

An apparent witness to the event, Benjamin Childers, wrote on Twitter that someone opened fire on a baseball field where congressional Republicans were practicing and he heard many shots. "And then [Congressman] Brad [Wenstrup] from OH, who's a doctor, ran out there and we cut away the uniform and got some gauze", Flake said. "There must have been 50 to 100 shots fired", he told CNN . Read More »

Jeff Sessions Wants to Go After Medical Marijuana

As Wolf has made clear, states who have legalized cannabis in one form or another take Sessions' hope to sicc the federal government on state-legal dispensaries incredibly personally. According to a research study, drug abuse is less common in states where medical marijuana is readily available. In fact, by targeting the medical marijuana industry, not only would he be hurting people with debilitating and terminal conditions, children with epilepsy and the country's veterans, but he could ... Read More »

How the congressional shooting unfolded


It was unclear whether the email writer was referring to that vote. She said he was using a long gun and exchanging fire with law enforcement officers, one of whom yelled for her to get down. Five people were shot Wednesday morning, including Majority Whip Steve Scalise , shattering a sense of security on Capitol Hill. As the No. 3 House Republican, Scalise has a security detail assigned to him at all times. Read More »

Former Alexandria Mayor Knew Shooter, Says He Was 'a Loner'


Euille told the Post that Hodgkinson appeared to be "living out of the gym bag" and would "sit in the Y's lobby for hours and hours". "Looking back with 20/20 hindsight, I can see how the guy was troubled, but at the time I thought he was working", Brennwald said. Read More »

London fire: Exploding refrigerator might have caused Grenfell Tower blaze, say reports

London Fire: A woman reacts outside a temporary casualty bureau for people affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower . "I could hear them screaming for their lives", she said. The tragedy also led Prime Minister Theresa May to promise a full investigation. "Last time I saw him they were waving out of the window, his wife and children", she said, sitting outside a community centre that is serving as a hub for displaced residents. Read More »

Hot and Humid with Scattered Storms Wednesday


The confidence for this possible formation also remains quite low. Scattered t-storms look to re-develop Thursday afternoon. So, let's be "weather aware" this afternoon . WEEKEND: Highs in the low 90s both Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Heat index values will reach the upper 90s, with some spots hitting 100°+. A weak front moves through Monday , and hopefully some drier air filters in behind that. Read More »