The Education Department has stopped canceling the student loan debt of people defrauded by failed for-profit schools.Seeking to redo the process »
Orthodox Jews from the Temple Mount Institute dressed like cohanim (priests) pray during the reenactment of the Passover sacrifice ceremony in Jerusalem in 2014. A lot has been written in the past week about the geopolitical implications of Trump’s announcement that the United States, departing from most of the rest of the world, would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and begin the process of relocating its embassy there.
Police identified the suspect as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, who they said is a U.S. resident from the Bangladeshi city of Chittagong. According to investigators, Ullah, who had no criminal record, triggered the bomb intentionally and mentioned the self-described Islamic State after his arrest. The bomber reportedly told investigators he was inspired by terror attacks on Christmas markets in Europe, and chose the location in Manhattan due to its holiday-themed posters, The New York Times reported.
On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., Sandy Hook Promise — an organization founded by parents of the victims of the 2012 massacre — has released another powerful public service advertisement aimed at preventing future school shootings. The video, entitled “Tomorrow’s News,” imagines a local news report that predicts the next day’s school massacre. The spot then runs through interviews with the familiar cast of school shooting witnesses: parents, teachers, students and first responders.
It’s possible the Thomas Fire will move up in the rankings in the coming days, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection ― also known as Cal Fire ― said Sunday. On Cal Fire’s list of the state’s 20 largest fires, which uses records dating back to 1932, the Thomas Fire is the only blaze to occur in December, with nearly every other record fire burning during the hot, summer months. “It’s December, and it’s amazing to be able to say we aren’t out of fire season,” Cal Fire Director Ken Pimlott said at a new conference on Saturday.
A famous Chinese ‘rooftopper’ fell to his death from a skyscraper in a daring £11,000 challenge as he sought to use his fame to help lift his family out of poverty, media reported. Wu Yongning, aged 26, fell from the summit of the 62-storey Huayuan Hua Centre in the central city of Changsha, apparently as he attempted to scoop 100,000 yuan (£11,200) for a clip promoting an unnamed sponsor, reports say. The former movie stuntman had one million followers on the Chinese Internet and was well known for fearlessly scaling towering skyscrapers without any safety equipment.
Batali is taking a leave of absence from his position at Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group, a management company that supports over 20 restaurants. The second woman alleged that Batali inappropriately touched her twice when she worked for him in the late 1990s. She said the first incident was when Batali grabbed her butt without her consent.
Tens of thousands of Lebanese and Palestinians attended a Hezbollah rally in Beirut on Monday, where the militant group's leader vowed to return its focus to Israel after years of fighting in Syria's civil war.
Nasheed also claimed to have found a post Jones allegedly published back in August in which she wrote: "Dear butt hurt Americans, If you aren't bleeding, no bones are sticking out & you can breathe, STOP crying! For the love, some folks clearly never picked a switch, And before y'all start talking to me about metaphorical, emotional, financial or historical blood and brokenness, Don't. The original video of Keaton, which reportedly amassed over 21 million views on Facebook since its upload on Friday, was no longer accessible as of Monday morning, suggesting Jones' Facebook page has been shut down.
U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, left, and his Democratic opponent, Doug Jones. On Monday morning, Emerson released its latest poll in the Alabama Senate special election, showing Republican Roy Moore ahead by 9 percentage points. The race pits a former judge who has been accused of pedophilia against a former U.S. attorney who prosecuted members of the Ku Klux Klan, with a thin margin in the Senate potentially getting thinner if the Democrat can pull off a victory that would have seemed unthinkable a few months ago.
A convicted serial killer sent a letter to a South Carolina newspaper claiming police hadn’t found all of his victims ― and he’s not planning to help them. Todd Kohlhepp, who earlier this year pleaded guilty to seven counts of murder, wrote an eight-
Washington, D.C. (December 11, 2017)—Vladimir Putin is no chess master. The Atlantic staff writer Julia Ioffe spent months reporting on her native Russia to determine “What Putin Really Wants,”appearing on the cover of The Atlantic’s January/February 2018 issue and published today at TheAtlantic.com. In the wide-ranging cover story, Ioffe offers the definitive telling of how the Kremlin, despite its limitations, pulled off one of the greatest acts of political sabotage in modern history.
Ellen DeGeneres tweeted Sunday that she and wife Portia de Rossi evacuated their pets as California’s raging Thomas Fire closed in on their home in Santa Barbara County, an area packed with celebrities. DeGeneres thanked firefighters for efforts battling the blaze, which had scorched more than 230,00 acres as of Sunday night, while Southern California burned in a days-long siege of wildfires. According to TMZ, DeGeneres paid $18.6 million for a beachside home in Carpinteria in October. DeGeneres and de Rossi also own a villa in the region, which was up for sale for $39.5 million, real estate site Curbed noted.
Locally windy conditions will keep the fire danger elevated across Southern California through Thursday as air quality concerns mount. The strongest and most prolonged Santa Ana wind event so far this season fanned the massive blazes that have forced hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate, killed dozens of horses and destroyed more than 800 buildings. After increasing over the weekend, the Santa Ana winds have lessened some.
Suspicions are growing that North Korea has resumed forging $100 dollar bills that are so realistic that they are virtually indistinguishable from genuine currency. It took a team of forgery specialists at South Korea's KEB Hana Bank to confirm that a single $100 bill found at a branch in Seoul in November was a fake. While previous "supernotes" were dated either 2001 or 2003, the new forgeries are dated 2006 and are even more sophisticated in the ink, the printing processes and the material that they use.
Before the invention of the freezer, snow and cold weather were the only ways to keep food cold. In order to preserve our foods, those who lived in cooler climates had to make freezers by digging holes in the ground, filling them with nearby snow and
U.S.-backed militias in Syria said they have formed a joint military center with the Iraqi army to protect their common border region after ousting Islamic State militants. Daesh is an Arabic acronym for Islamic State.
Would the capture of Moscow have altered the outcome of World War II? Moscow was more than the administrative capital of the Soviet Union: it was also a vital rail hub and production center. There was also the symbolic value: totalitarian dictators, like Hitler and Stalin, crafted images of themselves as all-knowing leaders of their nations.
President Trump speaks during his visit to the Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Miss., Dec. 9, 2017. On Monday morning, Trump accused the New York Times of lying about his television habits and claimed that he “seldom, if ever” watches CNN or MSNBC. Another false story, this time in the Failing @nytimes, that I watch 4-8 hours of television a day – Wrong! Also, I seldom, if ever, watch CNN or MSNBC, both of which I consider Fake News.
WASHINGTON ― A photographer currently facing trial on several felony charges after being arrested during a protest of Donald Trump’s inauguration had reached out to a Texas news outlet before Jan. 20 about photographing the protests, yet another indication he was working as a journalist that day. Alexei Wood and five others are on trial in the District of Columbia, each charged with six felonies and two misdemeanors related to Jan. 20 protests. The 37-year-old photographer from San Antonio had emailed two editors at the Rivard Report, a San Antonio-based nonprofit news outlet, hoping for work taking pictures at the inauguration, according to emails revealed in court on Monday.
The soldiers arrived, as they often did, long after sunset. It was June, and the newlyweds were asleep in their home, surrounded by the fields of wheat they farmed in western Myanmar. The woman, a Rohingya Muslim who agreed to be identified by her first initial, F, knew enough to be terrified.
Tom Higham and Georges Kazan, directors of the Oxford Relics Cluster, used radiocarbon dating to investigate a pelvic bone fragment thought to belong to the saint. Higham, a professor who works with Kazan and others at Oxford to apply scientific techniques to the study of relics, told HuffPost that it’s rare for relics to date back to the time period matching when a saint is believed to have died.
Britain's foreign minister Boris Johnson met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday, wrapping up a visit in which he pushed for the release of imprisoned dual nationals. A key focus of Johnson's visit had been the case of British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is serving five years for taking part in mass protests in 2009, which she denies. "Nazanin's case was not held today in the wake of the foreign secretary's visit.
Heartbreaking footage of a starving polar bear desperately searching for food on iceless land highlights the “real face of climate change”, conservationists say. Photojournalist Paul Nicklen said his team were moved to tears as they captured the struggling animal’s battle to stay alive on Canada’s Baffin Island last summer. “My entire SeaLegacy team was pushing through their tears and emotions while documenting this dying polar bear,” explained Mr Nicklen.
Actor David Harbour is spreading festive cheer with a holiday sweater snap. Harbour ― aka police chief Jim Hopper in “Stranger Things” ― on Monday posted an Instagram photo to show gratitude for his Golden Globe nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category.