The Education Department has stopped canceling the student loan debt of people defrauded by failed for-profit schools.Seeking to redo the process »
On the eve of a special election for an open U.S. Senate seat, embattled Republican politician Roy Moore told voters in the state that they shouldn’t support him if they have doubts about his integrity. “If you don’t believe in my character, don’t vote for me,” Moore said at a rally with a few hundred supporters Tuesday night. The race to between Moore and Democrat Doug Jones, which will decide who fills the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is too close to call.
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.
Rachel Maddow shows how Republicans are working hard to smear Robert Mueller and the FBI's Trump Russia investigation.
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.
Perhaps Meghan Markle was always meant to be a royal.Though Kensington Palace may be the place she now calls home, it seems like Markle’s former rental home exuded royalty based on one little detail on the exterior — A paint job in no color other than
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.
After another brutal rape and murder of a young Indian girl, demonstrators have gathered in the northern state of Haryana to protest the failure of police to identify a culprit days after the crime, BBC reports.
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.
A man carrying a pipe bomb strapped to his body detonated it in a crowded New York subway passageway during the morning rush hour Monday, seriously injuring himself but only lightly injuring three others. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called the bombing an "attempted terrorist attack," and identified the 27-year-old man identified as Akayed Ullah. The blast took place at the height of morning rush hour in the subway station at the new York Port Authority bus terminal, not far from the city's iconic Times Square, sparking commuter panic and travel disruptions.
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.
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.
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.
Election polls often provide a pretty good sense of who’s about to win. Poll aggregation gives scandal-plagued Republican Roy Moore a negligible edge as of Monday. But that’s almost beside the point in a race where, on Monday alone, results ranged from a Fox News survey finding Moore trailing Democrat Doug Jones by 10 percentage points to an Emerson College poll that gave Moore a 9-point lead. The Alabama race is a case study in nearly everything that makes horserace polling tricky.
Three women who made allegations against President Trump before the election spoke out again today to reiterate their claims, but White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders dismissed the women's stories.
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-
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.
Mankind's destruction caused by a nuclear war is just one "impulsive tantrum away", the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), warned on Sunday as the United States and North Korea exchange threats over the nation's nuclear tests. "Will it be the end of nuclear weapons, or will it be the end of us?" ICAN head Beatrice Fihn said in a speech after receiving the peace prize on behalf of the anti-nuclear group.
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
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.
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.