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WASHINGTON (AP) — A top education official said Wednesday that the 16,000 former Corinthian Colleges students who saw their campuses abruptly close this week will automatically have their federal student loans discharged — but only if they agree to forgo any credits they earned...
NEW YORK (AP) — German measles is officially gone from North and South America, the first region to rid itself of the disease, health officials announced Wednesday. Vaccines against German measles were first licensed in 1969, and were included in mass vaccination campaigns. It...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Wednesday called the rioting in Baltimore "senseless acts of violence" that were counterproductive to improving relationships between the police and community. In her first public remarks on the unrest since being sworn in two...
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Few of the tourists who drive old Route 66 through this rural Illinois town are aware of its true economic engine: a booming business in asbestos lawsuits that attracts law firms from across the country. Since 2005, those lawsuits have generated a $14...
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A former New York City investment banker was acquitted Wednesday of charges he raped an Irish tourist at his Long Island rental home after meeting the woman at a Hamptons nightclub. Suffolk County Court Judge Barbara Kahn issued the verdict Wednesday...
SEATTLE (AP) — Hundreds of climbers and Sherpas who were attempting to climb Mount Everest from the north side when a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the region are packing their gear and heading out after expedition leaders said Chinese authorities closed all climbing in Tibet...
NEW YORK (AP) — German measles is officially gone from North and South America, the first region to rid itself of the disease, health officials announced Wednesday. Vaccines against German measles were first licensed in 1969, and were included in mass vaccination campaigns. It...
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The courtroom where the Colorado theater shooting trial is unfolding is awash with emotion as survivors recount the horrors of dodging gunfire and stumbling over loved ones' bodies as they fled. But the man tethered to the floor at the defense table...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices engaged in an impassioned debate Wednesday about capital punishment — part of arguments over a single drug that has been used in several botched executions. The justices heard arguments over the plea of death row inmates in Oklahoma to...