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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...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The death of a troubled transgender teenager who begged people to fix society before she stepped in front of a tractor-trailer in Ohio has been deemed a suicide. The State Highway Patrol has closed its investigation into 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn's death. A...
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A half-century after dropping 70 pounds and keeping them off, Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch made some allowances: Cokes in her fridge, Klondikes in her freezer, the occasional potato or extra piece of bread on her plate. But she never again touched...
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...