New reforms estimated to erase student debt for 40,000
The Department of Education announced changes Tuesday to federal student loan programs, revisions that it says will cancel the debt of 40,000 borrowers and help another 3.6 million get closer to the payment finish line.
Veteran benefits tangle leaves justices on a tightrope
A 45-year-old fight for disability benefits landed on the Supreme Court steps Tuesday as a veteran asked the justices to enforce a safety-valve provision to save what he says was a wrongly denied claim.
Flouting appeals court ruling, Maryland clerks withhold access
Courthouse News asked for an injunction against the court clerks of Maryland who are blocking access to new civil complaints at the time of filing and who operate inside the Fourth Circuit — which has already ruled in favor of this news service on the identical First Amendment issue.
Parents of accused Michigan school shooter denied lower bond
The parents of Ethan Crumbley, the 15-year-old sophomore accused of killing four and injuring several others in a shooting spree at his Michigan high school last year, were back in court for a brief hearing Tuesday in which they were unsuccessful in lowering their bond.
Police: Man burned Home Depot to the ground to steal tools
The man who set an enormous five-alarm fire at a Home Depot in San Jose did so to create a diversion so he could shoplift tools, city officials said during a Tuesday press conference.
Killer of Beverly Hills philanthropist Jacqueline Avant gets life in prison
The man who last month pleaded guilty to murdering Jacqueline Avant, the 81-year-old philanthropist and wife of legendary music executive Clarence Avant, during a burglary attempt at the couple’s Beverly Hills home was sentenced to life in prison.
Decisive battle begins for Ukraine’s Donbas region
Russia’s artillery and warplanes unleashed a furious assault on Ukrainian troops during the night on Monday and its ground forces were on the move, signaling the start of what is seen as a decisive battle over Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region.
Links between Greenland and Jupiter moon raise hopes of life outside Earth
The ice shell of the Jovian moon Europa may cover a dynamic system full of pockets of water that make it a prime candidate for extraterrestrial life in our solar system, according to a paper published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications.
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