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Asbestos in a Crayon, Benzene in a Marker: A School Supply Study’s Toxic Results

Published 08/09/2018 12:28 AM

A public interest group tested 27 back-to-school products and found dangerous chemicals in four of them.

How to Write a Good College Application Essay

Published 08/31/2018 03:52 AM

A strong essay might mean the difference between getting accepted — or rejected — by the school of your choice.

The iGen Shift: Colleges Are Changing to Reach the Next Generation

Published 08/02/2018 10:00 AM

The newest students are transforming the way schools serve and educate them, including sending presidents and deans to Instagram and Twitter.

Colleges and Universities Woo Once-Overlooked Transfer Students

Published 08/02/2018 07:32 PM

Transfer students offer racial and ethnic diversity that higher education is seeking and help make up for the decline in high school graduates who might apply.

France Bans Smartphones in Schools Through 9th Grade. Will It Help Students?

Published 09/20/2018 06:08 PM

The government hopes the move will get students to pay more attention in class and talk more to each other. But some doubt whether the ban can be enforced.

Killing of Champion Golfer in ‘Senseless, Random Act’ Stuns Iowa State

Published 09/19/2018 10:37 PM

Celia Barquín Arozamena, 22, was stabbed to death while playing golf. The suspect had spoken of “an urge to rape and kill a woman,” an acquaintance said.

Reconsiderations: ‘Little Women’ Marches On: Fans Celebrate the Novel’s 150th Anniversary

Published 09/13/2018 08:13 PM

Alcott’s book was that unusual thing, a classic that is also an instant hit. It was also revolutionary then — and even now.

Rethinking What Gifted Education Means, and Whom It Should Serve

Published 09/15/2018 06:03 AM

Montgomery County, Md., made sweeping changes to diversify its gifted programs. It’s succeeding, but not without creating some anxiety and controversy.

Using Young Adult Novels to Make Sense of #MeToo

Published 09/13/2018 08:37 PM

The author of “Speak,” one of the first Y.A. novels to focus on sexual violence, said fiction gives teenagers a language to describe the trauma.

Education Dept. Reopens Rutgers Case Charging Discrimination Against Jewish Students

Published 09/12/2018 09:28 PM

The civil rights chief at the department, defining Judaism as an ethnicity, has reopened a civil rights case closed four years ago by the Obama administration.

Most Doctors Are Ill-Equipped to Deal With the Opioid Epidemic. Few Medical Schools Teach Addiction.

Published 09/11/2018 04:21 PM

It’s one of the biggest, most expensive American health crises in memory. But the field of addiction medicine is fairly new.

Does Teacher Diversity Matter in Student Learning?

Published 09/10/2018 10:25 PM

Research shows that students, especially boys, benefit when teachers share their race or gender. Yet most teachers are white women.

Advertising: Role Models Tell Girls That STEM’s for Them in New Campaign

Published 09/10/2018 12:00 AM

The Ad Council — along with G.E., Google, IBM, Microsoft and Verizon — is trying to encourage girls ages 11 to 15 to get involved in science, technology, engineering and math.

Harvard Is Vaulting Workers Into the Middle Class With High Pay. Can Anyone Else Follow Its Lead?

Published 09/10/2018 04:07 AM

Students forced the university to shield campus workers from outsourcing’s impact on pay. But as a model, the policy challenges some economic axioms.

Amanda Kyle Williams, Crime Novelist Who Was Dyslexic, Dies at 61

Published 09/08/2018 12:59 AM

Ms. Williams, who was dyslexic, didn’t read her first novel until she was 23. Then she landed a $1 million contract to write a mystery series.

Your Money Adviser: New Phone-Friendly Version of Financial Aid Form Is Coming Out

Published 09/08/2018 04:16 AM

The Fafsa form, the gateway for student aid in college, has been notoriously difficult to use, and families generally needed a desktop computer to complete it.

Fraternities Vote to Ban Hard Alcohol After Deadly Hazing Episodes

Published 09/06/2018 02:00 AM

Adults 21 and older are not exempt from a new policy under which beer, wine and malt beverages will still be allowed. Fraternities have until Sept. 1, 2019, to comply.

College Road Trip: Indiana

Published 08/13/2010 07:50 PM

College Road Trip: California

Published 08/13/2010 07:40 PM

College Road Trip: Georgia

Published 08/13/2010 07:11 PM

The Science Rankings Methodology

Published 04/15/2010 05:00 AM

How we rank graduate programs in the sciences

The Business School Rankings Methodology

Published 04/15/2010 05:00 AM

How we rank graduate business schools

Business School: Teaching More Than Work Ethic

Published 04/15/2010 05:00 AM

Tomorrow's corporate leaders are learning business skills and social values at B-schools.

Bringing Better Health to Rural America

Published 04/15/2010 05:00 AM

The nation's small towns need more physicians, and med schools aim to fill the gap.

The New Doctors in the House

Published 04/15/2010 05:00 AM

How nurses are evolving into far bigger roles at hospitals.

Improving Instruction on Instruction in Education Grad Schools

Published 04/15/2010 05:00 AM

Few schools prepare teachers for life in the classroom, research shows.

Bitten by the Green Design Bug

Published 04/15/2010 05:00 AM

Engineering students flock to sustainable design, and schools aim for green waters.

Colleges Where Need for Aid Can Hurt Admission Odds

Published 03/23/2010 03:22 PM

See which schools are most likely to admit and you and give you financial aid.

Athletic Conference Breakdown 2010: Conference USA

Published 03/15/2010 06:00 PM

In honor of the NCAA basketball tournament, U.S. News has taken a look at the Division I conferences. How do the schools in the Conference USA...

Athletic Conference Breakdown 2010: Colonial Athletic Association

Published 03/15/2010 06:00 PM

In honor of the NCAA basketball tournament, U.S. News has taken a look at the Division I conferences. How do the schools in the Colonial Athletic...

Colleges Play the Name Game

Published 09/17/2009 10:11 PM

Many colleges are switching names to attract students, but are some schools profiting from confusion?

Road Trip: MIT

Published 08/19/2009 09:00 PM

Think of a number ...

Top-Notch Schools for Engineering Talent

Published 08/19/2009 09:00 PM

Studying science in college can mean cutting-edge research, and it can put you on the fast track to graduate school. But picking the right place...

Government Helps Low-Income Grad Students Pay for School

Published 04/22/2009 09:00 PM

Loans to be capped at 15 percent of income, and those entering public service may get loans forgiven.

How Technology Is Changing the Medical Profession

Published 04/22/2009 09:00 PM

Clinical practice guidelines, electronic medical records, and population science are revolutionary.

Picking the Right School for an Education Grad Degree

Published 04/22/2009 09:00 PM

Is it more important to go to a great school or a school near where you want to teach?

Aerospace Engineering Searches for New Talent

Published 04/22/2009 09:00 PM

As more baby boomers reach retirement, demand for qualified graduates is on the rise.

Medical Schools Fight the War Against Disease

Published 04/22/2009 09:00 PM

Epidemiologists go straight to the source, then sift their data one clue at a time.

Business Schools Look for Different Kinds of Students

Published 04/22/2009 09:00 PM

Admissions offices are pursuing more women and minority candidates.

America's Best Colleges: Most International Students

Published 03/17/2009 04:06 PM

The percent of undergraduates who are international.

America's Best Colleges: Freshman Retention Rates

Published 03/17/2009 04:01 PM

The average proportion of freshmen who return the following fall.

America's Best Colleges: Campus Ethnic Diversity

Published 03/17/2009 03:58 PM

The total proportion of minority students and the overall mix of groups.

America's Best Colleges: Economic Diversity Among Top Schools

Published 03/17/2009 03:52 PM

Percentage of undergraduates receiving federal Pell grants at the Top 25 schools.

America's Best Colleges: Economic Diversity

Published 03/17/2009 03:44 PM

Percentage of undergraduates receiving federal Pell grants.

America's Best Colleges: Best Values

Published 03/17/2009 03:39 PM

These colleges give the best bang for your buck.

Cheaper, Bigger, and Cooler Student Loans

Published 07/01/2008 05:58 PM

New federal standards ease some of the financial pressure for students and their parents.

Colleges Drop Their Loan Programs

Published 04/17/2008 06:10 PM

Administrators at more than 250 public colleges have opted out of the Stafford loan program.

The Impact of the Virginia Tech Attack

Published 04/17/2008 05:59 PM

One consequence of the attack is the increased speed with which colleges respond to threats.

Cuts in European-Language Studies

Published 04/17/2008 05:43 PM

As more students study Arabic and Chinese, European-language departments are suffering cutbacks.

Hot Tips for a Graduate Degree in Education

Published 03/26/2008 04:01 PM

Smart Choices Special Ed. The number of teachers in this specialty is forecast to rise almost 15% by 2016. At some schools (e.g., Vanderbilt...

New Ways to Get a Degree in Education

Published 03/26/2008 04:01 PM

Options include salaried training, condensed course, and flexible schedules.

Getting Business School Skills While in Law School

Published 03/26/2008 04:01 PM

Law school students can choose joint programs and special courses.

Hot Tips for Law School Students

Published 03/26/2008 04:01 PM

Specialization isn't the only way to gain practical know-how in law school.

Changes for the GRE Exam This Fall

Published 09/12/2007 08:44 PM

The fill-in-the-blank questions get trickier, and some questions don't give any choices at all.

Exposing Lenders' Ties to Schools

Published 09/07/2007 05:49 PM

N.Y. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has nudged institutions to sign codes of conduct on loans.

Playing Your Cards Right

Published 09/07/2007 05:44 PM

The stakes in the financial aid game are higher than ever.

Loans Are as Tricky as Ever

Published 09/07/2007 05:39 PM

Colleges break links with lenders but now give less guidance.

The New Rules of Finding Aid

Published 09/07/2007 05:28 PM

Codes of conduct and pending legislation are changing loan options for students and parents.

Nickel and Diming Your Kids to College

Published 09/07/2007 05:23 PM

Small rebates from retailers are just another way parents can fund ever expanding 529 plans.

Learning Economics 101

Published 09/07/2007 05:16 PM

Schools expect students to work part time. So do parents.

How to 'Leverage' Your Aid

Published 09/07/2007 05:03 PM

You can get more dough by pitting schools against one another.

Video Tours Community Rules and Guidelines

Published 09/04/2007 04:56 PM

We review all videos, and any that violate the rules below will not be posted.

SAT Scores Drop for the Second Year in a Row

Published 08/28/2007 04:41 PM

The College Board reports a gender gap in the writing section and a rise in students with disabilities.

#RethinkSchool: Choice Matters for Military-Connected Students

Published 09/20/2018 10:32 PM

“There are so many active-duty military families today who are making decisions about how they advance within the military, or where they are going

The Parent’s Guide to Filling Out the FAFSA® Form

Published 09/19/2018 11:31 PM

U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, Districts and Postsecondary Institutions Recognized; Green Strides Tour Announced

Published 09/19/2018 07:25 PM

Forty-six schools and six districts were honored today at the 2018 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools ceremony for their innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and costs, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education. In addition, six colleges and universities were recognized with the Postsecondary Sustainability Award.  Representatives from honored schools, districts, and postsecondary institutions received sustainably crafted plaques in recognition of their achievements.

11 Common FAFSA® Mistakes

Published 09/19/2018 01:14 AM

Remarks by Secretary DeVos to the National Constitution Center's Annual Constitution Day Celebration

Published 09/17/2018 04:30 PM

PHILADELPHIA – Following are the prepared remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to commemorate Constitution Day at the National Constitution Center's annual Constitution Day celebration in Philadelphia. Thank you, Jeffrey Rosen, for that kind introduction. I am grateful for all that you and the National Constitution Center do to increase awareness and understanding of the greatest political document in history.

#RethinkSchool: Community-Led School, Community-Wide Solutions

Published 09/14/2018 07:03 PM

“North Idaho STEM Academy was created at the request of parents and the community.”

3 Types of FAFSA® Deadlines You Should Pay Attention To

Published 09/12/2018 07:16 PM

White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities Announces 2018 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars

Published 09/10/2018 07:18 PM

Washington – The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities announced today the names of 63 students from 54 HBCUs who have been selected as 2018 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars – the Initiative's highest student recognition.

#RethinkSchool: Florida Teacher Closes Distance to Puerto Rican Students Displaced by Hurricane Maria

Published 09/06/2018 09:45 PM

The most devastating storm in Puerto Rico’s history, Hurricane Maria, blasted the island relentlessly in September 2017, destroying roads, leveling

7 Things You Need Before You Fill Out the 2019–20 FAFSA® Form

Published 09/05/2018 08:46 PM

Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos at Meeting of G20 Education Ministers

Published 09/05/2018 03:44 PM

MENDOZA, Argentina – I appreciate the opportunity to be with all of you and to meet and learn from so many of my counterparts in education and employment from across the G20. I want to especially thank Minister Finocchiaro and his team. We are grateful for your work in planning and hosting this first-ever G20 Education Ministers Meeting. I also very much enjoyed visiting two of your impressive schools yesterday in Mendoza, UNCUYO and Infinito, and meeting some of the talented educators and the students they serve. Gracias por su hospitalidad!

#RethinkSchool: Safety and Success in a Magnet School Setting

Published 08/30/2018 09:22 PM

My zoned middle school, in Orlando, FL, made local news with a tragic and terrifying story: a student was taken into the bathroom and raped.

National Blue Ribbon Schools—Learning Requires Engagement

Published 08/29/2018 11:55 PM

Back to School by the Numbers: 2018

Published 08/28/2018 10:54 PM

Across the country, hallways and classrooms are full of activity as students head back to school for the 2018–19 academic year. Each year, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) compiles some back-to-school facts and figures that give a snapshot of our schools and colleges for the coming year. You can see the full report on the NCES website, but here are a few “by-the-numbers” highlights. You can also click on the hyperlinks throughout the blog to see additional data on these topics.

Readout of the Federal Commission on School Safety's Fourth Regional Public Listening Session

Published 08/28/2018 07:21 PM

The Federal Commission on School Safety (FCSS) held a listening session on August 28, 2018 in Montgomery, Alabama. This forum provided an opportunity for members of the public to speak to the Commission about their views on how schools, districts, institutions of higher education, and other local and state government agencies can improve school safety.

Are LGBTQ Students Any Safer In Schools Today?

Published 09/20/2018 04:06 PM

More than 70 percent of LGBTQ youth report feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness in the past week.

Rice University Says Middle-Class And Low-Income Students Won't Have To Pay Tuition

Published 09/18/2018 05:33 PM

Full scholarships are earmarked for all students whose families have income between $65,000 and $130,000. Below that income level, grants will bolster the aid package even further.

Advocates Brace As DeVos Preps Policies On Campus Sexual Misconduct

Published 09/18/2018 10:03 AM

The Trump administration is revamping rules on how colleges handle sexual misconduct cases. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she's correcting a system that's stacked against the accused.

Why A High Schooler Started Covering The Supreme Court

Published 09/16/2018 01:21 PM

Anna Salvatore is a 16-year-old from New Jersey who has started a popular blog for high school students about the U.S. Supreme Court. She talks with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

Education Department Wades Into Rutgers Case Involving Critics Of Israel

Published 09/16/2018 01:21 PM

The Education Department has adopted a definition of anti-Semitism that will allow it to go after anti-Israel student groups. The Wall Street Journal's Michelle Hackman talks with Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

DeVos Loses On Student Loans; Bezos Funds Preschool

Published 09/15/2018 11:12 AM

The now-Tropical Storm Florence closed schools, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos lost a court case involving student loan forgiveness and more in our weekly education news roundup.

Senators Demand Answers From CFPB Head After Student Loan Watchdog's Resignation

Published 09/14/2018 11:01 AM

In a stern letter to the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mick Mulvaney, Senate Democrats demanded evidence that he is safeguarding student borrowers.

Student Borrowers And Advocates Win Court Case Against DeVos

Published 09/13/2018 06:21 PM

A judge ruled Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' delay of borrower protection rules was "unlawful" and "arbitrary and capricious."

Under Threat At Home, Refugee Scholars Find Academic Havens At U.S. Universities

Published 09/12/2018 09:07 PM

American universities have created a consortium that offers temporary academic homes for refugee scholars threatened by war and authoritarian governments.

If 'Free College' Sounds Too Good To Be True, That's Because It Often Is

Published 09/12/2018 11:36 AM

More than a dozen states offer what are known as free college programs. But a new review finds states vary wildly in how they define both "free" and "college."

'Floating Schools' Make Sure Kids Get To Class When The Water Rises

Published 09/12/2018 10:11 AM

Monsoon floods won't stop these kids from going to school in Bangladesh — especially if the school comes to the student!

Schools Face Extreme Heat; 'Nontraditional' College Students; And Teaching Technology

Published 09/08/2018 11:03 AM

Schools face extreme heat; a teacher testifies at the Kavanaugh hearings; STEM majors improve earnings; some teachers not equipped to teach technology

Catholic Schools And Parents Grapple With Whether To Address Abuse Report

Published 09/06/2018 12:24 PM

Some parents and administrators don't feel it's their place to discuss a recent report on clergy sex abuse with young children. But are providing a space for students to voice their concerns.

From Poverty To Rocket Scientist To CEO, A Girl Scout's Inspiring Story

Published 09/05/2018 09:38 PM

When she was a Brownie, Sylvia Acevedo was inspired to earn her science badge. In her new memoir, the Girl Scouts CEO says this experience led directly to her career at NASA.

A Medical School Tradition Comes Under Fire For Racism

Published 09/05/2018 10:01 AM

A prominent medical school has pulled back from electing students for a sought-after honor society, saying the award reinforces racial bias in medical education.

Watch This If You're Confused About Why Kavanaugh's Accuser Didn't Speak Up Sooner

Published 09/20/2018 05:48 PM

A commentator just made a powerful plea to the Senate Judiciary Committee

Trumpnado! Tweeting about storms, Trump seizes opportunity to make everything worse

Published 09/19/2018 11:00 AM

Jerry Adler examines the issues with Trump's tweets about the death toll from Hurricane Maria.

3D-Printed Gun Advocate Cody Wilson Charged With Child Sexual Assault

Published 09/19/2018 06:59 PM

Cody Wilson, a staunch advocate for developing and releasing plans for 3D-

Best Bites: Pumpkin spice waffles

Published 09/20/2018 01:00 PM

Welcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your

Mach 5 Mission: The Air Force Is Going All In on Hypersonic Weapons

Published 09/19/2018 01:32 PM

The Air Force is taking another step in an aggressive plan to prototype, test and deploy hypersonic weapons

Burt Reynolds' last cars to be sold at auction

Published 09/19/2018 02:52 PM

The very last cars Burt Reynolds' personally owned - including a 'Smokey and the Bandit' Trans Am - are headed to auction on September 29 during Barrett-Jackson's Las Vegas sale

With a calmer Syria, Hezbollah may reduce its fighters there

Published 09/19/2018 09:12 PM

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah militia said Wednesday his group may reduce the number of its fighters in Syria because of an easing of the conflict, particularly after a recent Russian-Turkey agreement that prevented an offensive on the last rebel stronghold.  

11 Sweet Potato Soufflés That Are Easier Than They Look

Published 09/19/2018 07:51 PM

Mavs' Cuban to donate $10 million after probe into workplace harassment

Published 09/20/2018 03:19 AM

The investigation followed a Sports Illustrated report in February that described a culture in the Mavericks' front office "rife with misogyny and predatory sexual behavior". The findings of an independent investigation, carried out on behalf of the Mavericks by external law firms and overseen by the NBA, were published on Wednesday.

Mark Judge, Key Witness To Alleged Brett Kavanaugh Assault, Refuses To Testify

Published 09/18/2018 09:50 PM

Mark Judge, the man who Christine Blasey Ford has said was in the room while

Hillary Clinton adviser: We didn't recognize 'full scope' of Russian interference on social media

Published 09/19/2018 10:00 AM

Clinton's former senior policy adviser recounts how the campaign learned Russia was meddling in the U.S. election.

Multiple Deaths In Shooting At Maryland Rite Aid Facility

Published 09/20/2018 04:02 PM

At least four people were shot and "multiple" were killed at a Rite Aid

Hurricane Florence: 2 Patients Chained in Van Drown While Being Transported by Cops

Published 09/19/2018 03:44 PM

The deputies who were transporting the women were rescued.

Netanyahu tests Israeli fast train from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv

Published 09/20/2018 02:20 PM

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tested Israel's new high-speed train from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv on Thursday, but much work remains before it is fully operational. Netanyahu joined Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz on the ride from a newly built train station in Jerusalem's city centre to Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv. Travelling at speeds up to 160 kilometres (100 miles) per hour, the ride from central Jerusalem to the airport will take 21 minutes -- half the time it takes to drive there in normal traffic, though congestion often makes the trip much longer.

Monsanto asks judge to throw out $289M award in cancer suit

Published 09/19/2018 07:49 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Agribusiness company Monsanto has asked a San Francisco judge to throw out a jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said the company's Roundup weed killer left him dying of cancer.

Syria's Bashar al-Assad blames Israel over downing of Russian plane, heightening tensions

Published 09/19/2018 11:34 PM

President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday blamed Israel for the downing of a Russian plane, which was accidentally hit by Syrian anti-aircraft fire during an Israeli missile strike. His intervention risks provoking fresh tensions a day after Moscow and Israel moved to de-escalate a row that threatened to build into a military confrontation.  "This unfortunate incident was the result of Israeli arrogance and depravity," the Syrian leader said, offering his condolences in a letter to his Russian counterpart for the death of 15 Russian crew members killed in the incident over Syria on Monday. "We are determined that such tragic events will sway neither you nor us from continuing the fight against terrorism," he continued in the letter published by the official Sana agency. The Russian plane was shot down by Syria's Russian-made S-200 air defence system and all aboard were killed on Tuesday. The Russian military has accused Israeli pilots of using the Russian plane as cover, "exposing it to fire from Syrian air defences" while they mounted an air raid.  Israel said it had targeted a Syrian military facility where weapons manufacturing systems were "about to be transferred on behalf of Iran" to Lebanese Shia group Hizbollah. Putin wants to claim victory in Syria – but needs to watch for his old ally Iran It was the worst "friendly fire" incident between Moscow and the Syrian regime since Russian forces intervened in the country in late 2015 to support Mr Assad whose grip on power had been weakened by rebels and jihadist fighters. Vladmir Putin, the Russian president, had struck a conciliatory tone a day earlier describing the incident as the result of "tragic accidental circumstances," but warning Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, against carrying out such operations in the future and promiding to beef up security for Russian forces in Syria. Russia military aircraft (Il-20) disappeared of the coast of Syria Mr Netanyahu on Tuesday expressed his "sorrow" to Mr Putin in a phone call, offering to assist Moscow in the investigation. However he insisted the Russian plane had been felled by "extensive and inaccurate Syrian anti-aircraft (fire)". In recent months Israel has increased its attacks in Syria against the regime or its ally Iran.

Germany's Merkel sees a lot of work to do on Brexit by October

Published 09/20/2018 03:04 PM

Substantial progress must be made on Brexit by October if a deal is to be struck in November, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday after leaders discussed a possible final Brexit summit for November. Merkel said British Prime Minister Theresa May's so-called Chequers plan, hashed out at her country home in July, offered a good basis for negotiations but there was still a lot of work to do on the issue of future EU trade relations with Britain. "It was clear today that we need substantial progress by October and that we then aim to finalise everything in November," Merkel told reporters at an informal European Union summit.

'I can't hear you' - 911 calls couldn't get help to beach in time to save shark attack victim's life

Published 09/19/2018 09:09 PM

Several people at the Cape Cod beach tried to call 911 to report the shark attack, but poor to no cell service slowed their calls for help.

Rep. Anna Eshoo Explains Why Christine Blasey Ford's Accusations Stuck With Her

Published 09/20/2018 02:27 AM

California Rep. Anna Eshoo (D), the lawmaker who first heard Christine Blasey

‘What Is Wrong With You?’: Trump Slammed For Tone-Deaf Comments To Storm Survivors

Published 09/20/2018 10:27 AM

President Donald Trump made a number of eyebrow-raising comments on Wednesday

10 European Castles and Palaces You Need to Add to Your Travel Bucket-List

Published 09/19/2018 09:24 PM

Maryland Shooting: At Least 3 Dead After Woman Opens Fire at Rite Aid Facility

Published 09/20/2018 05:57 PM

The shooter is in critical condition.

Kim Jong Un Will Visit Seoul In 'Near Future,' Vows To Dismantle Missile Site

Published 09/19/2018 06:05 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Wednesday that he planned to visit Seoul,

Three people injured and shooter dead in Wisconsin office building attack

Published 09/19/2018 09:19 PM

Multiple people have been injured in a shooting at an office building in Wisconsin, where the suspect was shot and killed by police. Middleton Police Chief Charles Foulke said officers responded to reports of an active shooter in the suburban area around 10:25 am local time. A UW Health University Hospital spokeswoman confirmed to The Independent earlier on Wednesday that four people had been transferred to the hospital with injuries.

Syria's government and opposition welcome Idlib deal

Published 09/18/2018 11:32 PM

BEIRUT (AP) — Both Syria's government and its opposition welcomed the Turkey-Russia deal declaring a de-militarized zone around the major rebel stronghold Idlib, saying Tuesday the agreement stemmed more bloodshed.

'Calm before storm,' Trump warns South Carolina after Florence deluge

Published 09/19/2018 10:08 PM

"Over the next couple of days, it's going to get rough in South Carolina... Whatever you need from Washington, we are there," Trump told an official briefing in Conway, South Carolina. "Now it looks nice, but it's really the calm before the storm," he said referring to water draining into rising rivers after Florence's epic deluge over the weekend. Trump visited a neighborhood in Conway where residents were loading moving vans in anticipation of more flooding.

Teen Abducted by Tad Cummins Recounts Twisted Advances by Ex-Teacher

Published 09/19/2018 06:49 PM

Elizabeth Thomas says she was scared, and didn't want to reveal to her parents and friends that she'd been kissed by a grown man.

Republicans Consider Using Female Staffers To Question Christine Blasey Ford

Published 09/18/2018 10:19 PM

Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee are considering having their

Trump Boasts About Steel Industry’s ‘New Life' As More Steelworkers Vote To Strike

Published 09/19/2018 12:31 PM

President Donald Trump recently boasted about the U.S. steel industry. "It has

U.S. judge dismisses GM ignition switch criminal case

Published 09/19/2018 10:42 PM

U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan approved a request filed Monday by federal prosecutors to dismiss the two-count criminal information. In 2015, GM entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office in New York after the Detroit automaker was charged with concealing information from government officials, and wire fraud. GM agreed to pay a $900 million fine and accept three years of oversight by an independent monitor.

2 Female Mental Health Patients Drown as Van Is Swept Away in Florence Flood Waters

Published 09/19/2018 12:46 PM

A sheriff's department van was swept away in rising South Carolina flood waters

Twitter Users Rib Ted Cruz For Joking Beto O'Rourke Will Ban BBQ

Published 09/18/2018 10:54 PM

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) must be getting desperate in his re-election bid for

US surgeon and girlfriend suspected of committing 'hundreds' of drug rapes

Published 09/19/2018 12:27 PM

A reality TV star surgeon and his girlfriend may have committed hundreds of sexual assault, investigators in California have claimed. Grant William Robicheaux, 38, and Cerissa Laura Riley, 31, have been charged with rape using drugs and sexual assault after two women came forward.

Israel air force chief to give Moscow findings on plane downing

Published 09/20/2018 03:44 AM

Israel's air force commander was set to lead a delegation to Moscow on Thursday to share the military's findings on the Syrian downing of a Russian warplane following Israeli air strikes. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has blamed Israel for the incident, which was the worst case of friendly fire between Moscow and his regime since Russian forces intervened in the war-torn country in late 2015. The Russia-bound delegation, led by Major General Amikam Norkin, will "present the situation report... regarding all aspects" of the incident, the Israeli army said in a statement on Wednesday.

3.4 million poultry, 5,500 hogs drowned in Florence flooding

Published 09/19/2018 04:25 AM

About 3.4 million chickens and turkeys and 5,500 hogs have been killed in flooding from Florence as rising North Carolina rivers swamped dozens of farm buildings where the animals were being raised for market, according to state officials.

Woman Claims She Heard About Christine Blasey Ford Allegation In 1980s

Published 09/19/2018 08:39 PM

A woman claimed on social media Tuesday that she had heard about an alleged

Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in visit Korea's spiritual birthplace as US sets deadline for denuclearisation

Published 09/20/2018 09:55 AM

Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in visited the spiritual birthplace of the Korean nation Thursday for a show of unity after their North-South summit gave new momentum to Pyongyang's negotiations with Washington. On Wednesday North Korea's leader agreed to close the Tongchang-ri missile-testing site in the presence of international observers, a move the US welcomed by saying it was ready for immediate talks aimed at denuclearising the North. Pyongyang also said it could dismantle its best-known nuclear facility at Yongbyon, if the US takes "corresponding measures", as Kim and the South Korean president held their third summit this year. It is an important caveat, but the declaration appeared to break the logjam in nuclear discussions with Washington. President Donald Trump welcomed the move, tweeting that Kim had "agreed to allow Nuclear inspections, subject to final negotiations", adding: "Very exciting!" Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also praised the "important commitments", saying he invited his North Korean counterpart to meet next week on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, and representatives of both sides to meet "at the earliest opportunity" in Vienna, home of the International Atomic Energy Agency. President Moon collects water from Lake Heaven at the bottom of Mount Paektu Credit:  Getty Images AsiaPac Washington was ready to "engage immediately in negotiations" to achieve the North's denuclearisation by January 2021, Pompeo added - the end of Trump's first term. The process had stalled after the historic Singapore summit between Trump and Kim in June, when Kim declared his backing for denuclearisation of the peninsula but no details were agreed. Washington and Pyongyang have subsequently sparred over what that means and how it will be achieved, with the Trump administration consistently referring to the denuclearisation of North Korea specifically. For its part, Pyongyang - which wants a formal declaration the 1950-53 Korean War is over - has condemned demands for its unilateral disarmament as "gangster-like". Experts remain sceptical, pointing out that closing Tongchang-ri, also known as Sohae, would have no impact on the North's ability to manufacture rockets. Pyongyang has used several other locations for missile launches and has repeatedly said it has no need for further testing. Many also believe that apart from Yongbyon, the North also has covert nuclear facilities. "The North Koreans are offering gestures that mimic disarmament," arms control expert Jeffrey Lewis tweeted. "They don't meaningfully constrain North Korea's nuclear programme." Their main purpose, he added, was "to appease Trump, so that Moon and Kim can keep their engagement alive". "This is what an Israel-style deal looks like with North Korea: They pretend to disarm and we pretend to believe it." Moon and Kim have sought to strengthen the North-South relationship at their Pyongyang summit, agreeing that the North Korean leader will visit Seoul "at an early date". It would be the first such trip by a North Korean leader since the Korean War ended in an armistice, leaving the peninsula divided by the Demilitarized Zone and technically still in a state of war, and Moon said the historic journey could happen later this year. The two leaders also agreed to open a permanent facility for family reunions, work towards joining up road and rail links, and bid jointly for the 2032 Olympics. At a performance of the North's spectacular "Mass Games" propaganda display, Moon made an unprecedented address by a South Korean leader to a Northern crowd, telling them that Koreans had lived together for 5,000 years. "I propose we move forward toward the big picture of peace in which the past 70-year-long hostility can be eradicated and we can become one again," he said, prompting rapturous applause. On Thursday, Moon and Kim, accompanied by their wives, visited Mount Paektu on the Chinese border. Beyond the pomp and pageantry, Moon is keeping delicate denuclearisation talks with North Korea on track The 2,744-metre (9,003-foot) peak is considered sacred to all Koreans as the birthplace of Dangun, the legendary founder of the first Korean kingdom. According to Pyongyang's narrative, it is also where Kim Jong-un's father Kim Jong-il was born, at a secret camp where his own father, the North's founder Kim Il-sung, was fighting Korea's Japanese colonial occupiers. However, overseas historians say Kim Jong-il was born in the Soviet Union, where his father was in exile. South Korean tourists flock to see the mountain via China, but only a handful of Southerners have been granted access from the North Korean side, mostly for research purposes. Pictures showed Kim and Moon both in black coats on the crater rim, their clasped hands raised aloft, and the South Korean president expressed his hope that many of his countrymen would follow in his footsteps.

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Published 09/20/2018 01:39 PM

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Immigrant accused of killing Iowa student pleads not guilty

Published 09/19/2018 06:36 PM

Cristhian Bahena Rivera, a 24-year-old farm worker from Mexico accused of stabbing 20-year-old Tibbetts, appeared in a black-and-white striped jumpsuit at his arraignment in Poweshiek County Courthouse in Montezuma, Iowa. "Mr. Rivera pleads not guilty," his lawyer Chad Frese told the judge as Rivera listened through black headphones to a translator.

Aston Martin's Next Mid-Engined Hypercar Is Coming in 2021

Published 09/20/2018 12:00 PM

Only 500 copies of the new successor to the Valkyrie, code-named 003, will be produced.

Texas Great-Grandmother Shoots Alligator She Claims Ate Her Horse

Published 09/19/2018 05:57 PM

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Daycare owner arrested after allegedly tying infants to car seats for 7 hours and giving children drugs

Published 09/18/2018 07:59 PM

A Texas daycare centre owner has been arrested on child endangerment charges after she was accused of keeping infants and toddlers tied to their car seats for hours. Rebecca Anderson, 60, kept the small children tied up in car seats for at least seven hours a day at her Mesquite daycare centre, Becky’s Home Child Care, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. The affidavit also alleged the daycare centre owner yanked a six-month-old child by the bib around his neck, tying laces around the young children’s necks to limit their movement.

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Published 09/20/2018 04:38 PM

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'It's hyped up': climate change skeptics in the path of Hurricane Florence

Published 09/20/2018 06:00 AM

Scientists warn that human-induced climate change is responsible for an increase in the number and severity of storms – such as Hurricane Florence, which has engulfed the Carolinas in the last week. The couple live six miles south-west of Fayetteville and weren’t hit too badly by the storm, but much of the city was, as the Cape Fear river reached record flood levels, spilling over its banks into neighborhoods and roads.

Tire-slashing suspect arrested after vandalizing nearly 100 vehicles in Jefferson Park, LAPD says

Published 09/20/2018 01:24 AM

A woman was arrested after tires on 96 vehicles were slashed overnight in the Jefferson Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles.

Trump: FBI Probe Is 'A Cancer,’ Exposing It Will Be Among His ‘Crowning Achievements’

Published 09/19/2018 03:55 PM

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Published 09/19/2018 11:43 PM

Republican lawmakers' rush to go forward with a hearing for Supreme Court

Poland suggests 'Fort Trump' as U.S. weighs military base

Published 09/18/2018 11:46 PM

Polish President Andrzej Duda asked Trump for a permanent U.S. base during a White House meeting, offering to name it "Fort Trump," and explaining it would be a bulwark against what he considers a threat from Russia. Trump said he agreed with Duda that Moscow had "acted aggressively" in the region and said the request for a base was under consideration. "We're looking at it very seriously, I know Poland likes the idea very much, and it's something that we are considering, yes," Trump told reporters.

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Published 09/19/2018 02:54 AM

'£1bn in unpalatable county council cuts' ahead in England

Published 09/20/2018 01:08 AM

Councils bosses warn some authorities may have to be stripped back to the minimum to save money.

Three in four London students 'from ethnic minorities by 2030'

Published 09/20/2018 03:05 AM

Students from London will become a 'hyper-diverse' population in the next decade.

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Published 09/20/2018 02:07 PM

A Madrid university allegedly granted fake law diplomas to hundreds of Italian nationals.

'Sexist, unsafe' world experienced by young girls

Published 09/19/2018 01:27 AM

A Girlguiding UK survey of girls and young women reveals many do not feel safe outside their homes.

MSPs call for 'halt' to primary tests

Published 09/19/2018 08:08 PM

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Cleaner enjoys holiday paid for by Bristol university students

Published 09/19/2018 01:36 PM

Bristol university students raised £1,500 so Herman Gordon and his wife could visit Jamaica.

School open days: Eight things to look for

Published 09/18/2018 01:28 AM

Glossy prospectuses and slick open evenings, but what should I look for when visiting secondary schools?

Ofsted admits adding to 'teach-to-the-test' mentality

Published 09/18/2018 01:17 PM

Ofsted boss says the watchdog has not put enough emphasis on a rich and broad curriculum in England.

Educating Greater Manchester head Drew Povey resigns

Published 09/18/2018 12:13 PM

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Further education college finances face double whammy

Published 09/17/2018 02:07 AM

Amid growing concern about financial bailouts, new analysis reveals the dire state of college budgets.

Students blamed for university and college cyber-attacks

Published 09/14/2018 01:09 AM

University cyber-attacks might often be caused by students rather than hacking groups.

Mothers want action over sexual assaults at school

Published 09/13/2018 12:41 AM

Two mothers whose children were attacked at school are calling for changes to prevent similar assaults

Mental health services 'let down children'

Published 09/13/2018 01:00 AM

The Scottish government admits there are "unacceptable" problems with mental health services for the country's young people.

Periods 'keeping girls out of school'

Published 09/20/2018 06:26 PM

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Grenfell: Back to the school

Published 09/19/2018 10:56 AM

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Parental alienation: 'Not seeing my children is a living hell'

Published 09/12/2018 09:35 AM

Social workers who look after children's interests in the family courts are being given new guidelines to help in cases where a child refuses to see a parent.

How does being thrown out of school feel?

Published 09/11/2018 02:50 PM

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The chef using 60,000-year-old recipes

Published 09/19/2018 12:27 AM

A top chef says his awards are owed to learning skills from indigenous Australian recipes and ingredients.

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Published 09/12/2018 12:36 AM

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Going back to school in a war zone

Published 09/05/2018 12:10 AM

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'Rewards don't improve school attendance'

Published 08/29/2018 09:14 AM

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Cricket stumps sexism in India's schools

Published 08/22/2018 12:24 AM

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Published 08/01/2018 12:10 AM

An online school wants to make better use of the language skills of refugees and to help them integrate.

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Published 09/20/2018 01:40 AM

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Published 09/19/2018 02:27 AM

A school in Bradford is achieving impressive results in English and maths, by rebuilding its curriculum around music.

Working mums' dilemma

Published 09/18/2018 12:12 AM

Winning flexible working hours can bring a new set of major problems, a survey finds.

The 18-year-olds of today

Published 09/13/2018 04:15 PM

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Widower’s advice on diet

Published 09/17/2018 02:44 PM

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Published 09/12/2018 02:46 AM

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Published 09/11/2018 10:00 AM

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Published 09/10/2018 12:28 AM

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Published 09/10/2018 07:50 PM

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Published 09/02/2018 01:45 AM

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Published 08/20/2018 12:54 AM

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