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Biden administration canceling $6 billion in student loan debt for 200,000 borrowers

Biden administration canceling $6 billion in student loan debt for 200,000 borrowers

US Secretary of Education Cardona touches upon the Biden-Harris administration’s work in giving borrowers a fresh start when it comes to loan forgiveness and Pell. The Biden administration reached a deal this week to cancel $6 billion in federal student loan debt for about 200,000 borrowers who attended mostly for-profit colleges. The agreement covers more …

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Pelosi's Husband Charged With DUI in California Car Crash

Pelosi’s Husband Charged With DUI in California Car Crash

Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has been charged with alcohol-related offenses in connection with a car crash in Napa County, Calif., in May, the Napa County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday. The charges include driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury, and driving with a 0.08 percent blood alcohol level …

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Senate breakthrough clears way for toughening US gun laws | US gun control

The US Senate has easily approved a bipartisan gun violence bill that seemed unthinkable just a month ago, clearing the way for final congressional approval of what will be lawmakers’ most far-reaching response in decades to mass shootings. After years of GOP procedural delays that derailed Democratic efforts to curb firearms, Democrats and some Republicans …

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Ukrainian army to leave battered city to avoid encirclement

Ukrainian army to leave battered city to avoid encirclement

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — After weeks of ferocious fighting, Ukrainian forces will retreat from a besieged city in the country’s east to avoid encirclement, a regional governor said Friday. The city of Sievierodonetsk, the administrative center of the Luhansk region, has faced a relentless Russian bombardment. Ukrainian troops fought the Russians in house-to-house battles before …

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COVID vaccine saved 20 million lives in first year: report

COVID vaccine saved 20 million lives in first year: report

The coronavirus pandemic could have been much worse without vaccines, according to a new study that claims the number of deaths recorded worldwide from the coronavirus would be more than triple than it is today. In the year after the vaccine was first introduced in December 2020, more than 4.3 billion people received an inoculation, …

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Pennsylvania principal Roger Weaver Freed arrested for 7-year relationship with student

Pennsylvania principal Roger Weaver Freed arrested for 7-year relationship with student

A Pennsylvania high school principal was arrested and charged with more than 30 felony sex charges for an inappropriate sexual relationship he had with a male student over a seven-year period. Roger Weaver Freed, 34, was charged Tuesday with 30 counts of indecent sexual contact with a student, one count of sexual assault, one count …

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Paddleboard Duo Rescues Swimmer Attacked By Great White Shark Off California Beach

Paddleboard Duo Rescues Swimmer Attacked By Great White Shark Off California Beach

Two paddleboarders and a surfer came to the rescue of a swimmer at a Central Coast beach in California after hearing his panicked cries for help while he was being attacked by a great white shark. The swimmer noted in a statement later that he was incredibly lucky that people rushed to his aid. “He …

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Jan 6 hearing: Matt Gaetz, Mo Brooks and Louie Gohmert among lawmakers who asked for pardons from Trump

Jan 6 hearing: Matt Gaetz, Mo Brooks and Louie Gohmert among lawmakers who asked for pardons from Trump

Representatives Mo Brooks, Matt Gaetz, Andy Biggs, Louie Gohmert and Scott Perry were among the Republican members of Congress who asked President Donald Trump to insulate them from future detections by granting their presidential pardons in the days immediately following the attack on the US Capitol on 6 January last year. Their names were revealed …

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Putin squeezes Europe's gas supplies.  Policymakers are getting worried

Putin squeezes Europe’s gas supplies. Policymakers are getting worried

BRUSSELS — European leaders are growing concerned about the possibility of a full shutdown of gas supplies from Russia, with Italy asking for a new meeting to debate the matter. Gazprom, Russia’s state-backed energy supplier, has reduced its gas flows to Europe by about 60% over the past few weeks, prompting Germany, Italy, Austria and …

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