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  • Current Event
    1 hour ago
    by zyery
    +2 +1

    Student Loan Creditor, Fined for ‘False’ Lawsuits, Must Halt Collections

    One of the nation’s largest holders of private student-loan debt must refund millions of dollars to borrowers and temporarily stop many of its collection activities, under a settlement with federal regulators announced on Monday. The creditor, the National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts, holds $12 billion in student loans that were originally made by banks. In Monday’s settlement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the trusts agreed to pay nearly $19 million in penalties and borrower refunds — and could be on the hook for millions in additional payments and forgiven loans.

  • Current Event
    2 hours ago
    by grandsalami
    +2 +1

    Anthony Weiner Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison

    Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison for exchanging sexually explicit messages with a 15-year-old girl, capping the spectacular fall of the former congressman whose self-destructive behavior wrecked his career and marriage and played a role in the final days of the 2016 presidential campaign. A tearful Weiner told U.S. District Judge Denise Cote that “the crime I committed is my rock bottom.” He was ordered to surrender to prison on November 6.

  • Analysis
    7 hours ago
    by kxh
    +14 +4

    Trump's latest spat isn't about sport or patriotism, it's about race

    American football is essentially a game played by black men for the entertainment of white men, but fans are switching off.

  • Current Event
    10 hours ago
    by TNY
    +9 +4

    Trump on NK nuclear threats: 'They won't be around much longer'

    President Trump late Saturday warned North Korea's foreign minister after his speech to the United Nations, saying if "he echoes thoughts" of Kim Jong Un, "they won't be around much longer." "Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won't be around much longer!"

  • Current Event
    18 hours ago
    by canuck
    +10 +4

    Birth control vending machines installed in college campuses

    Students at the University of California, Davis have a new selection in their vending machines. That late night or early morning contraceptive need now has a quick fix. UC Davis is offering students the morning after pill, condoms, and pregnancy tests inside the convenience of a vending machine on campus. Senior Parteek Singh came up with the idea after a friend was unable to buy the morning after pill in a timely manner.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by Chubros
    +26 +9

    North Korea says rockets to U.S. 'inevitable' after Trump dubs Kim 'rocket man'

    North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told the United Nations on Saturday that U.S. President Donald Trump had made “our rockets’ visit to the entire U.S. mainland inevitable” by calling North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “rocket man”. “Through such a prolonged and arduous struggle, now we are finally only a few steps away from the final gate of completion of the state nuclear force,” Ri told the annual gathering of world leaders for the United Nations General Assembly.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by timex
    +19 +6

    US bombers stage N Korea show of force

    US bombers have flown close to North Korea's east coast to demonstrate the military options available to defeat any threat, the Pentagon has said. It said the flight was the farthest north of the demilitarised zone between the Koreas that any US fighter jet or bomber had flown in the 21st Century. Tensions have risen recently over Pyongyang's nuclear programme. At the UN, North Korea's foreign minister said US President Donald Trump was on a "suicide mission".

  • Current Event
    6 hours ago
    by rawlings
    +2 +1

    Veteran fatally sucker punched over slice of pizza, Austin police say

    Police say Nathan Marshall, 28, admitted to fatally punching a San Antonio man over a slice of pizza, court documents filed Thursday showed. The assault occurred around 2 a.m. Sunday and resulted in the death of 33-year-old Air Force veteran Marques Johnson. “Marshall stated that (Johnson) smashed pizza out of a white male’s hands,” the detectives wrote in the affidavit supporting the Marshall’s arrest warrant. “Marshall stated (Johnson) came back and so he sucker punched (Johnson)... one time and (Johnson) fell down.”

  • Current Event
    18 hours ago
    by bkool
    +9 +3

    Ravens, Jags kneel, lock arms during anthem

    More than a dozen players knelt during the national anthem for Sunday's game between the Ravens and Jaguars at Wembley Stadium. It is believed to be in protest of President Donald Trump's recent comments on protests during the anthem.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by everlost
    +20 +5

    Trump is responsible if innocent Americans are harmed by suicide attacks: North Korea

    U.S. bombers fly off North Korea’s east, says Pentagon. North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho told the United Nations on September 23 that U.S. President Donald Trump would be held totally responsible if innocent Americans are harmed by suicide attacks. He said Mr. Trump had made our rockets’ visit to the entire U.S. mainland inevitable by calling North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “rocket man”.

  • Current Event
    20 hours ago
    by takai
    +8 +2

    “Prophet of God” Will Spend Decades in Jail for Sexually Abusing Child Brides

    Lee Kaplan, the so-called “prophet of God” who sexually abused six young girls he claimed were his wives, will spend between 30 and 87 years in prison. Kaplan was convicted back in June on 17 counts of child sex abuse for molesting the six sisters, five of whom were still underage at the time of the trial. He convinced a destitute Amish family to “gift” him their daughters based on his divine claims. At sentencing, the judge reportedly called Kaplan’s behavior “corrupt, perverted, atrocious.”

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by bradd
    +27 +6

    Court rules Stingray use without a warrant violates Fourth Amendment

    Today, the Washington DC Court of Appeals overturned a Superior Court conviction of a man who was located by police using a cell-site simulator, or Stingray, CBS News reports. The court ruled that the defendant's Fourth Amendment rights were violated when law enforcement tracked down the suspect using his own cell phone without a warrant.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by hxxp
    +8 +3

    Inmate sues Kansas prison for "imposing Christian propaganda"

    Shari Webber-Dunn, an inmate serving a murder charge in Kansas, said her First Amendment rights were violated by "Christian propaganda" imposed by the all-female prison. Now, she's suing department administrators to have it removed. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday, alleged that the Topeka Correctional Facility in Kansas unconstitutionally embraces Christianity by displaying an eight-foot-tall wooden cross in its basement, publically posting prison-related prayers, soliciting book donations for a spiritual library and offering prayer request submission on a Christian bulletin board.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by TNY
    +18 +3

    Student left in cave for three days

    A US student spent almost three days trapped inside a cave after he was left behind on a university field trip. Lukas Cavar, 19, was visiting the Sullivan Cave in southern Indiana with the Indiana University Caving Club on Sunday. He was separated from the rest of the group who then left without him, locking the gated entrance.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by messi
    +12 +3

    'We will get prayer back in our schools,' Attorney General Jeff Landry says

    Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is vowing to fight for prayer in public schools, telling a friendly audience of several hundred people: "With your prayers, and an offense, we will get prayer back in public schools." His remarks came Thursday night (Sept. 21) at the Louisiana Family Forum gala in Baton Rouge. The U.S. Supreme Court has found government-sponsored prayer in public schools to be unconstitutional several times over the past 50 years. Still, the Constitution protects the rights of students and faculty members to engage in personal prayer at school events if they desire.

  • Current Event
    14 hours ago
    by hedman
    +9 +1

    New travel ban adds North Korea, Venezuela

    The Trump administration unveiled new restrictions on travel to the United States from eight countries, including North Korea and Venezuela, after its ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority countries expired Sunday. The new restrictions, to be phased in, apply to foreign nationals from countries the administration says have refused to share information on terrorism, among other issues, with the U.S. government. It also applies to nations that haven't taken necessary security precautions, administration officials said.

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by hxxp
    +15 +4

    College students have a high tolerance for limiting speech

    President Trump is sometimes criticized for what his critics say is a lack of support for the First Amendment based on his frequent attacks on the mainstream media. But it appears that he's not the only American who thinks there's no place for viewpoints that a listener finds offensive. Some millennials — the largest demographic in the country — do not seem to be a big fan of the fact that the First Amendment protects hate speech, especially millennials in college.

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by mariogi
    +26 +6

    Ex-Mafia hit man and turncoat 'Sammy the Bull' released from prison

    Former Mafia hit man and turncoat Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano has been released from prison after serving most of a 20-year sentence for overseeing an Arizona Ecstasy ring. Gravano, 72, had been serving concurrent terms issued for drug-related convictions on federal charges in New York and state charges in Arizona. Thomas Farinella, an attorney for Gravano, said he was released Monday.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by jasont
    +25 +3

    Teacher allows students to bring a ‘3x5’ cheat sheet. He never said inches

    Accounting professor Reb Beatty says a student outwitted him Tuesday by bringing a 3x5 foot cheat sheet in for a test. Beatty ruefully notes on Facebook that he had failed to specify inches when he told students they could have a 3x5 notecard.

  • Current Event
    17 hours ago
    by tukka
    +10 +1

    Boy beaten with hammer while protecting sister dies

    The grandmother of an 8-year-old boy is grieving after he was beaten to death with a hammer while trying to protect his young sister from molestation. Dante Daniels, 8, never made it to his second day of third grade. Early in the morning of Sept. 1, investigators say his mother’s ex-boyfriend, 23-year-old Deandre Chaney Jr., attacked Dante with a hammer.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by geoleo
    +17 +2

    77-year-old sentenced to 10 years for growing marijuana

    Two plainclothes detectives were driving a white unmarked pickup truck through a heavily forested road in Polk County on an overcast day in March 2012. A woman had called the sheriff's office in December. Her identity had been stolen, she said, and new credit cards were being sent to an address in Polk County. The detectives couldn't find the home in the rural area 45 miles north of Springfield, so instead they stopped at the next closest address — the home of Charles Frederick White.

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by ckshenn
    +22 +5

    In Leaked Tape Mitch McConnell Admits The Koch Brothers Are Running The Republican Party

    In a leaked audio tape of the Koch brothers top secret June 2014 retreat, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) not only admitted that the Republicans would be lost without the Kochs, and revealed who the real power is in the GOP.

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by kxh
    +34 +6

    Oklahoma cops yell orders at deaf man, then kill him

    Oklahoma City police shot dead a deaf man who refused to obey shouted orders to put down a metal pipe.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by Apolatia
    +17 +2

    Tractor-trailer filled with 40,000 pints of vodka overturns in North Carolina

    A driver is OK but a North Carolina road was blocked for hours after a truck carrying 40,000 pints of vodka overturned on Thursday. The accident happened in Clayton, North Carolina near U.S. Highway 70 and Shotwell Road around 5:45 a.m. NBC station WRAL reports that the truck's cab and trailer were disconnected to try and get the rig upright, but the vodka shipment was so heavy that crews had to unload it pallet by pallet.

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by weekendhobo
    +11 +5

    Study: Flint water killed unborn babies; many moms who drank it couldn't get pregnant

    The city of Flint saw fewer pregnancies, and a higher number of fetal deaths, during the period women and their fetuses were exposed to high levels of lead in their drinking water, according to a new research study that reviewed health records from Flint and the state. Fertility rates decreased by 12% among Flint women, and fetal death rates increased by 58%, after April 2014...

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by tukka
    +8 +3

    Why is Russia turning on Morgan Freeman?

    Russia has aimed its entire media arsenal at the veteran Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman over his appearance in a video accusing the Kremlin of waging "war" on America during last year's presidential election. The video shows the Oscar winner accusing President Vladimir Putin, a "former KGB spy", of launching cyber attacks and spreading false information in order to avenge the collapse of the Soviet Union.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by rexall
    +2 +1

    California shooting: Second video shows suspect punching officer prior to gunfire

    A second video emerged Saturday from Friday's police-involved fatal shooting outside a convenience store in Southern California. The new video, posted on Facebook and YouTube on Saturday, appears to show the still-unidentified suspect throwing punches at a police officer during a physical confrontation, prior to the gunfire.

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by bkool
    +14 +3

    'Russia hoax continues': Trump attacks investigation into Facebook ads

    Donald Trump has attacked the escalating investigations into 3,000 adverts purchased on Facebook by Russians in the 2016 US presidential, using Twitter early Friday to say the “Russia hoax continues, now it’s ads on Facebook”. He repeated his attacks on the “biased and dishonest” media coverage that he said favored his rival Hillary Clinton.

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by zobo
    +10 +4

    Man's body decomposed for eight months in airport parking while family searched the states

    Randy Potter's body decomposed for eight long months at the airport parking while his friends and family searched him across the states. Despite many searches, including the location from where his dead body has been recovered now, family had no clue about him going missing all of a sudden. “What kills me the most was I was there … he could’ve been found the first week,” Potter's wife Carolina said.

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by messi
    +13 +4

    Donald Trump to make it easier for US gun makers to sell arms abroad

    The Trump administration is preparing to make it easier for American gunmakers to sell small arms (including assault rifles and ammunition) to foreign buyers, according to senior US officials. Aides to President Donald Trump are completing a plan to shift oversight of international non-military firearms sales from the State Department to the Commerce Department, four officials told Reuters.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by grandtheftsoul
    +8 +1

    US flew B-1B bombers just off coast of North Korea

    The US has flown B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by F-15 fighters off North Korea’s coast venturing the “farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone,” separating the two Koreas, in the 21st century, the Pentagon’s spokesperson said.

  • Current Event
    5 days ago
    by geoleo
    +26 +6

    FCC's deregulation of business data lines could mean a price hike

    If you operate a small or medium-size U.S. business, you can expect to pay more for broadband services in the near future because the U.S. Federal Communications Commission plans to deregulate providers of business data lines, critics of the proposal say. Users of ATMs, shoppers in stores that use credit card scanners, and mobile phone customers could also see prices go up after the FCC deregulates the so-called business data services (BDS) market. Schools and hospitals also depend on BDS for their broadband service, and prices could rise as much as 25 percent in areas where the FCC removes price caps, critics warn.

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by ppp
    +10 +3

    A soldier serving in Afghanistan was brought back to the US to face rape and kidnapping charges

    A member of the US Army's 82nd Airborne Division was arrested in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and charged with multiple counts of sex-related offenses on Wednesday. Sgt. Andrew Lawrence Porter of C Company, 2nd Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, was charged with second-degree rape, second-degree forcible-sex offense, and first-degree kidnapping.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by junglman
    +1 +1

    UC Berkeley’s ‘Free Speech Week’ officially canceled, appeared to be set-up from the start

    A conservative UC Berkeley student group that had been working with right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos to host a “Free Speech Week” on campus officially called off the four-day program on Saturday. But the former columnist for the “alt-right” Breitbart News doubled down on his promise to go through with the event, leaving university and law enforcement officials wading into an unpredictable, potentially violent showdown on Sunday.

  • Current Event
    6 days ago
    by funhonestdude
    +19 +7

    Canada unveils monument to US Civil War

    Canada has unveiled its first monument to the US Civil War, honouring the 40,000 Canadians who fought during America's bloodiest conflict. The monument in Cornwall, Ontario, was championed by a Civil War re-enactment group who raised almost almost C$44,000 ($36,000, £27,000) to build it. About 7,000 Canadians died in the war, which claimed almost 620,000 US lives.