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From Instability at Home to Study Overseas

Published 06/07/2019 05:00 AM

These students “have a level of grit that students who have not been through similar experiences probably don’t have.”

Taking the Future of Manufacturing Into High Schools

Published 06/07/2019 05:00 AM

A number of secondary schools around the world offer robotics programs to prepare students for industries being transformed by automation.

Online Classrooms Look to Improve Higher Education Across Africa, but Face Skepticism

Published 06/07/2019 05:00 AM

New ventures hope to fill a need as the number of African high school graduates grows, along with demand for a more highly skilled work force.

Biggest Offender in Outsize Debt: Graduate Schools

Published 06/05/2019 08:04 AM

The market for master’s degrees behaves in strange and erratic ways, new data reveals.

Forget Tanning Beds. College Students Today Want Uber Parking.

Published 06/25/2019 10:00 AM

Student housing is shifting away from recreational dazzle and toward amenities that reflect the gig economy: stronger Wi-Fi, room for collaboration and 3-D printers.

Canceling Student Debt Doesn’t Make Problems Disappear

Published 06/25/2019 10:00 AM

Plans from Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren could have unintended consequences.

Jane Sanders and the Messy Demise of a Vermont College

Published 06/24/2019 08:06 PM

The wife of Bernie Sanders had a bold plan to save Burlington College. Within six years, it was defunct, and federal prosecutors were on the case.

Anthony Bourdain’s Alma Mater Will Remember Him With a Scholarship

Published 06/19/2019 01:00 PM

The Culinary Institute of America plans to promote study abroad as friends and fans mark the month of his birth and death.

Surviving a Mass Shooting, and Writing About It: We Want to Hear From You

Published 06/18/2019 11:16 PM

We’re interested in hearing from students who have written college admission essays about surviving a mass shooting.

How Middle Schoolers Built ‘Pizza Sail’ (Hint: Without Their Phones)

Published 06/18/2019 03:48 PM

An after-school program invites students to build small sailboats from scratch, then test them out on the water.

Measles Outbreak: N.Y. Eliminates Religious Exemptions for Vaccinations

Published 06/14/2019 04:17 PM

New York, where measles has spread in ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities, joins California and a handful of other states in revoking religious exemptions.

Bastion of Anti-Vaccine Fervor: Progressive Waldorf Schools

Published 06/15/2019 04:51 AM

Opposition to vaccines on the left is increasingly worrying the authorities. At one progressive school, 60 percent of the 300 students were not vaccinated against measles and other diseases.

Jury Finds Oberlin College Libeled a Bakery and Awards $11 Million in Damages

Published 06/15/2019 02:52 AM

The verdict raised questions about the responsibility of colleges to police students’ speech and behavior, as well as broader First Amendment issues.

Bulletin Board

Published 06/07/2019 07:43 PM

Graduation guidance, e-learning around the globe, a scholarship program for refugees — and more. A collection of views and news from a special report on Learning.

The New School’s Leader on Global Goals and What Lies Ahead

Published 06/07/2019 05:00 AM

David Van Zandt. the university’s president, on the importance of reaching students outside the United States.

Short-Term Programs for Long-Term Success

Published 06/07/2019 05:00 AM

A growing number of intensive programs offered online, or on campuses around the world, can help workers at all stages become more globally minded.

From Albania to Singapore, U.S. Students Look for Tailored Experiences Abroad

Published 06/07/2019 05:00 AM

More students in the United States are studying overseas, and colleges now offer a variety of experiences that let students choose what they want.

Patricia Battin, Lightning Rod in a Library War, Dies at 89

Published 06/05/2019 09:43 PM

A leading librarian who championed high tech, she dueled with preservationists like Nicholson Baker over how best to protect the written word for posterity.

Juliann Bluitt Foster, Trailblazer in Dentistry, Is Dead at 80

Published 06/03/2019 11:09 PM

Just 2 percent of dentists were women when she joined their ranks, and “maybe 2 percent of that 2 percent” were black. She made it her goal to change that.

An Editor’s Yearbook Tells a Tale of Race in New York’s Elite Public Schools

Published 06/06/2019 04:50 AM

When I attended Bronx Science, the student body was 23 percent black and Hispanic. Its ethnic makeup is very different today.

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

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.

The Business School Rankings Methodology

Published 04/15/2010 05:00 AM

How we rank graduate business schools

The New Doctors in the House

Published 04/15/2010 05:00 AM

How nurses are evolving into far bigger roles at hospitals.

The Science Rankings Methodology

Published 04/15/2010 05:00 AM

How we rank graduate programs in the sciences

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Issues Statement on Title IX Anniversary

Published 06/24/2019 01:54 PM

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement for tomorrow’s 47th anniversary of the enactment of Title IX:

Secretary DeVos: Final "Supplement, not Supplant" Guidance Helps Promote Effective Spending, Flexibility

Published 06/20/2019 09:41 PM

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released final non-regulatory guidance to support school districts’ compliance with the requirement that federal funds supplement, and do not supplant, state and local funds, under section 1118 of Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The guidance explains how ESSA changed the longstanding requirement in order to reduce administrative burden, simplify compliance, and promote effective spending.

The Honor of a Lifetime – The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Published 06/20/2019 08:36 PM

Each year the U.S. Department of Education joins the White House in honoring U.S. Presidential Scholars. This program– established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President –spotlights academic achievement of outstanding high school graduates and has expanded to recognize achievement in the arts and career and technical education (CTE). Since the creation of this

Secretary DeVos Rethinks Department’s Recognition of Accreditors

Published 06/20/2019 07:22 PM

WASHINGTON- As part of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ efforts to rethink higher education, the U.S. Department of Education today released a revised Accreditation Handbook for use by accrediting agencies seeking recognition by the Department.

Suns Out, Funs Out! Summer Safety Tips for 2019

Published 06/13/2019 10:50 PM

It’s finally here…the end of the school year! The summer provides many opportunities to go outside and be active in the sunshine. However, be sure to keep in mind these simple safety guidelines which can help ensure that children spend more time visiting the local park rather than the local emergency room. Keep It Covered Continue Reading

2019 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars Announced

Published 06/13/2019 07:59 PM

Washington – The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Initiative) announced today the names of 44 students from 34 historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) selected as 2019 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars – the Initiative's highest student recognition.

Secretary DeVos Releases Statement on Treasury Department Regulations on Charitable Contributions and State and Local Tax Credits

Published 06/12/2019 03:13 PM

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of the Treasury released final regulations on charitable contributions and state and local tax credits: "America's families need more education freedom, not less. This week's actions demonstrate that this Administration continues to listen to students and taxpayers. One of the most important aspects of the final rules and additional guidance will be to ensure taxpayers who choose to donate to state tax-credit scholarships are not penalized.

Parent Like a Pro: Slowing the Summer Slide

Published 06/11/2019 07:14 PM

Learning doesn’t have to fall by the wayside just because school is out. Use these five parent pro tips to keep your child learning and having fun over the summer months. 1.) “Summer”ize your Summer Activities After completing a fun activity with your child this summer – such as going to the zoo, park, pool, etc. Continue Reading

Secretary DeVos Advances Higher Education Reform Forged by Historic Consensus

Published 06/11/2019 02:29 PM

WASHINGTON—As part of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Rethink School agenda, the U.S. Department of Education today announced the publication of proposed regulations designed to reduce the unnecessary regulatory burden associated with accreditor oversight of the nation's colleges and universities and to streamline state authorization requirements for distance education or correspondence courses.

Secretary DeVos Congratulates 2019 President’s Education Awards Program Recipients

Published 06/06/2019 04:16 PM

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today congratulated the 2019 President's Education Awards Program (PEAP) recipients, recognizing nearly 2.25 million elementary, middle and high school graduates on their educational accomplishments. The students come from more than 25,000 public, private and military schools from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Outlying Areas—American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands—and American military bases abroad.

PLUS Loan Basics for Parents

Published 06/05/2019 07:15 PM

Your child is going to college or career school—that’s great! But you may have questions about how to pay for it. If your child hasn’t completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), ask your child to complete it today. Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and quick, and it gives your child access to Continue Reading

7 Tips to Help Parents Make Summer Reading Fun 

Published 06/05/2019 12:27 AM

When you hear the words “summer slide,” what images pop into your mind? A park slide? A water slide? Sunshine and summer fun? Wrong.  The “summer slide” has nothing to do with a fun summer pastime. Instead, it’s a term used to describe the tendency for students to decline in achievement gains during the summer months when school is not in session. This phenomenon is especially

The Only Way Out is Through

Published 05/28/2019 10:11 PM

On any given day I may receive a phone call from a teacher to check in with one of my students. It may be a student who frequently complains of stomach aches or got angry and yelled about an unexpected schedule change. It could be a student that has isolated herself from others at recess Continue Reading

How Schools are Reducing their Environmental Impact, Improving Health, and Cultivating Stewardship Values- 2019 Green Ribbon Schools Announced

Published 05/22/2019 10:04 PM

Today the U.S. Department of Education named the 2019 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees. Across the country there are 35 schools including 25 public schools, 3 magnet schools, 2 charter schools, 10 nonpublic schools, and four postsecondary institutions that are recognized. Thirty-six percent of the 2019

U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Announced

Published 05/22/2019 06:16 PM

The U.S. Department of Education today released the names of the 2019 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees.

Reflections On Friends, Hardship And 4 Years Of High School

Published 06/23/2019 01:50 PM

Words of wisdom, and hope, from speeches given by seniors this year at their high school graduation ceremonies.

Teach For America's Relationship With Charter Schools

Published 06/23/2019 01:17 PM

Teach for America has become a "vital ally" of the charter school movement, according to ProPublica education reporter Annie Waldman. She speaks with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

Dr. Marijuana Pepsi Won't Change Her Name 'To Make Other People Happy'

Published 06/23/2019 12:51 AM

Long ridiculed for her unusual name, Marijuana Pepsi Vandyck recently turned her hardship into success. After studying perceptions around "black names" in white classrooms, she completed her Ph.D.

Oberlin College President On Bakery Case

Published 06/22/2019 01:05 PM

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Oberlin College President Carmen Twillie Ambar about the $44 million libel verdict against the college. The jury said Oberlin defamed a local bakery.

Marijuana Pepsi Fends Off The Jokes To Earn Her PhD

Published 06/21/2019 11:35 PM

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Marijuana Pepsi Vandyck about her recent PhD completion despite the hardships she's faced because of her birth name.

New Report Says Women Will Soon Be Majority Of College-Educated U.S. Workers

Published 06/21/2019 03:09 AM

This year women who graduated from college will likely make up a majority of adults with degrees in the U.S. labor force. The increase could signal greater earning potential for women in the future.

Students Provide Guides For Paying For College

Published 06/19/2019 10:07 AM

Trying to figure out how to navigate the finances of college? A series of crowdsourced Google documents written by current students and recent graduates provides many needed answers.

Harvard Rescinds Offer To Parkland Survivor After Discovery Of Racist Comments

Published 06/18/2019 10:43 PM

Kyle Kashuv, a Parkland student survivor, was accepted into Harvard, but after the university discovered racist slurs he made when he was 16, the offer was rescinded.

On A Tiny Island, Comedian Delivers A Graduation Speech For One

Published 06/18/2019 07:09 PM

Gwen Lynch of Cuttyhunk, an island off the coast of Massachusetts, was the only graduate of her one-room school this year. "It really is lonely," she said.

U.S. Schools Underreport How Often Students Are Restrained Or Secluded, Watchdog Says

Published 06/18/2019 04:07 PM

Districts are supposed to tell the government how often students are held or detained. But a new report says those numbers are so inaccurate, there's no way of knowing the prevalence of these methods.

Iowa Teens Can Do Yard Work For School Credit

Published 06/18/2019 09:58 AM

A high school in Dubuque, Iowa, gives students physical education credit when they go out into the community and do yard work for community members who are older or disabled.

A Spelling Bee Coach On How To Spell Success

Published 06/16/2019 01:03 PM

Five spellers in this year's National Spelling Bee shared a coach: Bill Schaefer, a retired school teacher from Denver. Since he started teaching in the 1970s, he's built a community for spellers.

How Some Schools Restrain Or Seclude Students: A Look At A Controversial Practice

Published 06/15/2019 11:01 AM

It's supposed to be a last resort when students pose a danger to themselves or others, but laws and policies vary widely around the country.

Speeches From High School Seniors As They Say Goodbye To Classmates

Published 06/14/2019 10:32 PM

It's the time of year when high schools are saying goodbye to its seniors. And with graduation ceremonies come commencement speeches by top students.

Over-Enrolled, Virginia Tech Offers Some New Students Financial Incentives To Wait

Published 06/13/2019 07:29 PM

The university is making 1,500 incoming freshmen eligible for options to delay enrollment, such as a gap year stipend. Now, students are trying to decide whether to take the offers.

Bolton says Iran silence on US talks offer 'deafening'

Published 06/25/2019 10:27 AM

US National Security Advisor John Bolton on Tuesday described as "deafening" Iran's apparent silence on an offer to negotiate with Washington. "The president has held the door open to real negotiations," Bolton told journalists in Jerusalem. "In response, Iran's silence has been deafening," he added.

The Latest: Driver denies previous drunken driving charge

Published 06/24/2019 10:17 PM

A lawyer for the driver of a pickup truck in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire says his client denies being intoxicated when he was charged with drunken driving in Connecticut last month. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs on May 11 in a Walmart parking lot in East Windsor, Connecticut.

Impeachment, socialism and Biden-baiting: What to look for at the 2020 Democratic debates

Published 06/23/2019 01:59 PM

When 20 Democrats debate in Miami, will they support impeaching Donald Trump? Will they go after front-runner Joe Biden? And will anyone bring up age?

View Photos of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-class

Published 06/23/2019 11:01 PM

Weird: India Sent a Really Old MiG-21 to Battle an U.S. Made F-16. Why?

Published 06/24/2019 11:57 AM

On Feb. 26, 2019 Indian planes crossed the line of control at India's border with Pakistan and bombed what New Dehli described as a terrorist training camp near Balakot.The Indian air force defended its decision to send old MiG-21 fighters up against much more modern Pakistani F-16s during recent aerial skirmishes.(This first appeared in March 2019.)Several days of aerial fighting followed the bombing raid. On Feb. 27, 2019, Pakistani F-16s and other planes crossed the line of control to attack Indian forces, New Delhi claimed.Indian MiG-21s and other fighters intercepted the Pakistanis and shot down one F-16, killing its pilot, according to the Indian government. Islamabad claimed its forces shot down two MiG-21s, but New Delhi copped to losing just one jet.Pakistani forces captured the MiG-21 pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, and held him for two days before handing him over to Indian officials.India's MiG-21s, while featuring some key upgrades, still are more than 30 years old. The Pakistani F-16 that the Indians shot down reportedly was a Block 52D model that Islamabad in 2005 ordered from the United States."The MiG-21 is in our inventory, why will we not use it?" Indian Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa rhetorically asked reporters when questioned about the aerial disparity.To be fair, India in the 1990s upgraded its MiG-21s to the "Bison" standard with Western-style avionics, a new radar and radar warning receiver and compatibility with modern weapons. "[It] has got better weapons system, better air-to-air missiles," Dhanoa pointed out.But the main reason India sent the MiG-21 into battle is that the type is still one of the most numerous in Indian air force service. "We fight with all the aircraft in our inventory," Dhanoa said.Indeed, the aerial battle in which the MiG-21 and F-16 were shot down involved, on both sides, mixed formations of old and new fighters."The MiG-21 that was shot down on Feb. 27, 2019, was part of a formation of eight Indian fighters which included four Sukhoi 30s, two upgraded Mirage 2000s and two MiG-21 Bisons that were dispatched to engage a package of 24 [Pakistani air force] jets that included eight F-16s, four Mirage III aircraft, four JF-17 Thunders," David Cenciotti reported at The Aviationist.India for years has been struggling to replace a large fleet of old, Russian-made warplanes. In 2018 the Indian air force operated 244 1960s-vintage MiG-21s and 84 MiG-27s that are only slightly younger.The MiG-21s, in particular, are accident-prone. Since the first of 874 MiG-21s entered Indian service in 1963, around 490 have crashed, killing around 200 pilots.

Corona: Sheriff's deputies make arrests, impound dozens of vehicles at street racing gathering

Published 06/24/2019 12:17 AM

Sheriff's deputies broke up a large gathering of street racers who had taken over a parking lot in Corona, authorities said.

Cruise ship rescues and mishaps: 6 times emergency struck on Royal Caribbean, Carnival, more

Published 06/24/2019 01:59 PM

Here's what happens when emergency strikes on the high seas, from norovirus on a Royal Caribbean cruise to Coast Guard airlifts from Carnival Pride.

UPDATE 1-Iran, Venezuela may complicate global oil deal talks - Kazakhstan

Published 06/24/2019 08:29 AM

Talks between OPEC and its allies next month about whether to extend their pact on cutting oil supplies "won't be easy" and may be complicated by the situation facing Iran and Venezuela, Kazakh Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev said. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other large oil producers, including Russia and Kazakhstan, meet in Vienna on July 1-2 to discuss whether the oil output deal, which expires after June 30, should be continued. Kazakhstan wanted the deal extended into the second half of the year, he said, describing the oil price in a range of $60-$70 per barrel as "suitable".

Mahathir Says He Underestimated Challenge of Governing Malaysia

Published 06/24/2019 06:50 AM

(Bloomberg) -- Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said he underestimated the challenges of governing the country before his shock election victory last year.“I underestimated because we were on the outside and we didn’t get any information on what was happening on the inside,” Mahathir said in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s Haslinda Amin in Bangkok at the 5th Bloomberg Asean Business Summit. “We are having a very tough time dealing with damages in the finances as well as the crimes that were committed.”Here are some key comments from the interview:1MDBGoldman Sachs offered “a little compensation” versus the “huge killing” it made, Mahathir said, noting he was unsure where the money lost from the 1MDB scandal has gone.The scandal surrounding 1MDB sprawls from the U.S. to Switzerland, reaching the highest levels of Malaysian politics while ensnaring Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in its first criminal case. Mahathir has raised the amount he wants to recoup from 1MDB to $7 billion after previously saying he sought $4.5 billion that U.S. prosecutors estimated went missing from the state fund. So far, the Southeast Asian country has brought back less than $500 million.Mahathir said in May he was awaiting a response from Goldman Sachs before deciding whether to take legal action against the bank over “too high” fees on 1MDB bond sales. Malaysia had already announced criminal charges against Goldman in December, accusing the lender of misleading investors when it knew that funds raised from the $6.5 billion bond offer it arranged would be misappropriated. The bank said it will defend against the allegations.ChinaMahathir disagreed he was sending a message to the U.S. by taking China’s side on certain issues. It’s “free speech,” he said. “I don’t like the old idea of cooking something up in the West and then asking us to accept them. China is a bit more sensitive to our feelings.”On the resumed multi-billion dollar rail project, he said: “We were able to renegotiate the terms of the contract. It is quite obvious that the contract was overpriced.,” he said. The government considered dropping the project altogether “but did not want to pay huge compensation on it.”The project will now cost 44 billion ringgit ($10.7 billion) instead of the original 65.5 billion ringgit, according to a statement from the prime minister’s office in April.SuccessionLast May, Mahathir led Malaysia to its first change in government since its independence from Britain in 1957. The country is set for another political shift as he is expected to hand over power to Anwar Ibrahim, who said Mahathir had made it “very clear” that Anwar would get the top seat by May next year.Mahathir said he will hand over to Anwar in “a year or so.” He doesn’t want to leave Malaysia in shambles, he said, pointing to the state of the country when his predecessor Najib Razak was ousted.“I made a promise, I keep my promise,” Mahathir said. When asked why he was reluctant to set a date for the handover, Mahathir said it was because “there may be something I need to do before I step down,” noting he wanted to fix Malaysia’s debt.When asked whether he had changed, Mahathir replied: “I don’t know, I’m still myself. Well I want to work for the country. I don’t have much of a future so the last thing I want to do is to go away leaving the country in shambles, like the previous one.”EconomyMahathir has trimmed state spending to narrow the budget deficit to 3.4% of gross domestic product this year, from a five-year high of 3.7% last year. Fiscal recovery remains fragile as the government spends billions rescuing troubled institutions from the Hajj fund to an agency overseeing farmers. His administration replaced a sweeping goods-and-services tax with a more targeted consumption tax last year, and is now counting on state oil company dividends to support revenue.The government would be careful in choosing buyers for beleaguered national carrier Malaysian Airlines Bhd, he said Friday, noting: “If there is a good offer, we will consider.”(Updates with Mahathir comment in 14th paragraph. An earlier version of this story corrected a quote in 3rd and 11th paragraphs from story that moved on Friday.)To contact the reporters on this story: Yudith Ho in Kuala Lumpur at yho35@bloomberg.net;Anisah Shukry in Kuala Lumpur at ashukry2@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Ruth Pollard at rpollard2@bloomberg.netFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

Iran reports previous incident with 'spy drone' in May

Published 06/23/2019 02:11 PM

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted a map on Sunday showing a border incident with a "spy drone" encroaching its airspace in late May. Days after Iran shot down another US drone it said had entered its territory, Zarif said the US-made MQ9 Reaper -- also widely used for carrying out military strikes -- had entered Iranian airspace on May 26.

The Latest: Missing Utah college student met person at park

Published 06/24/2019 09:53 PM

Authorities say a missing University of Utah student who hasn't been heard from in over a week was last seen meeting an unknown person at a park in the middle of the night. Salt Lake City assistant Police Chief Tim Doubt said Monday at a news conference that the Lyft driver who dropped off 23-year-old MacKenzie Lueck says she didn't seem in distress when she met the person on June 17 at about 3 a.m. Doubt declined to describe the person's gender and says they don't know who it is. Police and friends are investigating the disappearance of a University of Utah student who hasn't been heard from since she flew back to Salt Lake City last Monday after visiting family in El Segundo, California.

Trump warns he’s not ‘prepared to lose’ reelection

Published 06/23/2019 04:14 PM

President Trump declared that he is not “prepared to lose” reelection in 2020, saying he does not believe the official results of the popular vote count from his first election.

1967 Ford Mustang Keeps Things Authentic

Published 06/23/2019 03:53 PM

In a sea of restomods, this pony keeps things original throughout. It’s always refreshing to see people go to great lengths to bring an old classic back to its original form. That’s what this 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback S-Code is all about. Actually, the full-rotisserie restoration process didn’t just match the pony’s original specs, the craftsmanship rises to a higher level. This absolutely stunning machine comes to market via Vanguard Motor Sales.Thanks to the professional restoration, this fastback is bathed in the original Brittney Blue paint, which is absolutely silky smooth. All the body panels are straight, the trim and badges are all in top shape, there’s zero sign of pitting or curb rash on the wheels, and the black interior is of at least showroom quality if not better, just like the rest of the car. In fact, the radio and speaker have been rebuilt, showing just how painstaking the restoration process was.  More American Cars Is It Time To Buy Your Dream DeLorean DMC-12? Live Like A Rocker Driving A Customized 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Somebody Needs To Preserve This 1984 Pontiac Fiero Indy Pace Car Edition Own This Exceptional Low Mileage 2005 Ford GT The mechanicals are all original and correct. A Ford 390ci FE V8 is mated up to a Toploader 4-speed manual transmission. Both the air cleaner and carburetor are original, so you get an authentic experience. Power is sent to a Ford 9-inch rear. With a heavy-duty suspension upgrade, handling is excellent. The factory Extra Cooling Package makes this ride that much nicer, especially if you live in an especially hot climate. Power disk brakes provide consistent stopping power.Plenty of upgrades originally included in the car make the interior a little nice. There’s the Deluxe Steering Wheel, plus the Sport Deck Rear Seat, the Interior Décor Group, tinted windows, Deluxe Seat Belts, and an AM radio.With only two owners who know each other, this Ford Mustang has been exceptionally cared for throughout its lifetime. All work was completed in 2017 by Desert Classic Mustangs, which is located in Tempe, Arizona. While there are others like this around, finding one in this kind of condition is a rarity, to say the least. Classic Mustangs will only continue to appreciate in value, thanks to their broad appeal and legendary reputation worldwide.

Meet the One Plane the F-22, F-35, F-15 and Even F-16 All Need to Fight

Published 06/24/2019 05:00 PM

Extending the strike range of attack aircraft such as an F-15, F-35 or F-22 brings great tactical significance in a modern threat environment wherein long range strike weapons used by potential adversaries could make it challenging for the Air Force to base and launch fighters within the proper striking proximity. The first new, high-tech next-generation KC-46A aerial refueling tanker will be delivered to the service later this year, marking the beginning of a long-sought after effort to replace the current aging fleet and better enable attack and ISR missions around the globe, service officials say.(This first appeared last year.)A new tanker, which will of course modernize and sustain the refueling mission for the Air Force, is fundamental to the service’s air superiority and rapid deployability priorities.The new KC-46A tanker will build upon the mission current tankers currently serve, meaning it will be forward- stationed at strategically vital locations around the globe to increase mission length and effectiveness, as needed, for a wide-range of aircraft, Air Force developers said.Extending the strike range of attack aircraft such as an F-15, F-35 or F-22 brings great tactical significance in a modern threat environment wherein long range strike weapons used by potential adversaries could make it challenging for the Air Force to base and launch fighters within the proper striking proximity. Such a dynamic may be of particular relevance in places like the Pacific, where a much-discussed "tryanny of distance" imposed by the region's geographical expanse can make attack mission access much more challengRecommended: The 5 Biggest Nuclear Bomb Tests (From All 6 Nuclear Powers).Recommended: How Israel Takes U.S. Weapons and Makes Them Better.Recommended: North Korea’s Most Lethal Weapon Isn’t Nukes.Air Force spokeswoman Maj. Emily Grabowski said the Air Force and Boeing recently completed a schedule risk assessment, and found that extended time needed for ongoing testing will delay the delivery of the first tanker by several months to close to the end of this year. The Air Force plans to acquire the new tankers will into the late 2020s.“This assessment is based on known risks and predicted impacts associated with airworthiness certifications and slower than expected flight test execution. The Air Force will continue to work with Boeing to develop schedule mitigations, where appropriate, to expedite the program,” Grabowski said.The Air Force’s multi-year tanker procurement effort, regarded and protected as a high priority from service and Pentagon leaders, is described as a needed asset to replace the aging current fleet of tankers. The average KC 135 is about 50 years old and the average KC 10 tanker is roughly 29 years old, Air Force officials said.,New Air Force Tanker Technology

No, it’s not just you: Half of the internet is down, including Google, Amazon, and Reddit

Published 06/24/2019 01:51 PM

What better way to start off the week than by not being able to use virtually any online service or access half of the internet's most popular sites? That seems to be the case, as DownDetector (and many tweets) suggest that Google, Amazon, Reddit, and Spectrum -- just to name a few -- are experiencing issues this morning. Those issues appear to have begun around 6 or 7 AM ET, just as the East Coast was starting its day.Although some of these connection problems appear to be clearing up as of 8:40 AM (for example, Feedly is finally loading for me after being inaccessible since before 8:00 AM), it's likely going to take some time before everything is running smoothly again. Reports are still going up on DownDetector as of writing.It's unclear what is causing half of the internet to go down, but an ominous message from Discord refers to the issue as a "general internet outage," which doesn't sound like something that should be possible:https://twitter.com/ChrisGSeaton/status/1143136635153977345About an hour ago, internet service company Cloudflare says that it "identified a possible route leak impacting some Cloudflare IP ranges." [UPDATE: To be clear, Verizon was responsible for the outage, and Cloudflare was just keeping its customers informed during the recovery process.]Cloudflare followed up with another update about an hour later explaining that the leak "is impacting many internet services including Cloudflare," and moments later, announced that the network responsible for the leak had fixed the issues as of 8:42 AM ET. In theory, the worst of the outage is over.We'll be keeping an eye out for any residual issues that pop up in the hours to come, but we also hope to get a more detailed explanation for why this happened from the network responsible in the near future.UPDATE | 3:30 PM: After service was restored, Cloudflare issued the following statement (via TechCrunch):> Earlier today, a widespread BGP routing leak affected a number of Internet services and a portion of traffic to Cloudflare. All of Cloudflare's systems continued to run normally, but traffic wasn't getting to us for a portion of our domains. At this point, the network outage has been fixed and traffic levels are returning to normal.> > BGP acts as the backbone of the Internet, routing traffic through Internet transit providers and then to services like Cloudflare. There are more than 700k routes across the Internet. By nature, route leaks are localized and can be caused by error or through malicious intent. We've written extensively about BGP and how we've adopted RPKI to help further secure it.Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince also offered a biting take of his own on Twitter:https://twitter.com/eastdakota/status/1143182575680143361

To save its 'Catholic identity,' Indianapolis' Cathedral High School is firing a gay teacher

Published 06/24/2019 02:57 AM

Cathedral High School is one of 68 schools Catholic recognized by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and serves about 1,100 students in grades 9-12.

Syria says sabotage damaged underwater oil pipelines

Published 06/23/2019 07:42 PM

Five underwater pipelines have been damaged and put out of order after a sabotage attack off the coastal town of Banias, Syria's oil ministry said Sunday. The damage was discovered after divers checked to see what was behind an oil leakage, the ministry said. Banias is home to one of Syria's two oil refineries.

Bernie Sanders calls for canceling $1.6 trillion in student loan debt

Published 06/24/2019 05:15 PM

U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders proposed a plan on Monday to cancel $1.6 trillion in student loans and pay for it with a tax on Wall Street, elevating the issue in the 2020 debate and going beyond proposals from his Democratic White House rivals. Sanders, an independent U.S. senator from Vermont, said his plan would wipe out college debt for 45 million Americans and be funded with a tax on stock, bond and derivatives transactions that would raise about $2.2 trillion over 10 years. The proposal builds on Sanders' longstanding call to make public universities and colleges tuition-free, an issue he has highlighted since his first presidential run in 2016.

FedEx sues US government over shipment restrictions

Published 06/25/2019 09:06 AM

American logistics giant FedEx sued the US government on Monday, saying Washington's restrictions on exports and imports due to growing trade disputes and sanctions created an "impossible burden" for delivery firms. The announcement of the lawsuit comes as Beijing and Washington face off in a trade war that has seen both sides exchange steep tariffs on hundreds of billions in exports. A statement by the delivery firm said the restrictions placed "an unreasonable burden on FedEx to police the millions of shipments that transit our network every day" or face heavy fines.

"I Fired a Warning Shot": Here Is What a Navy SEAL Sniper Testified at the Eddie Gallagher Trial

Published 06/24/2019 11:38 AM

NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO — A Navy SEAL sniper testified on Friday that he fired warning shots to scare away a civilian noncombatant in Mosul before Chief Eddie Gallagher fired and told them over the radio, "you guys missed him but I got him."Under direct examination by prosecutors, Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Dalton Tolbert recounted the alleged shooting of an old man along the Tigris river during the Battle of Mosul in 2017. At the time, Tolbert was a member of SEAL Team 7 Alpha Platoon who was stationed in the south tower of a bombed out building, while Gallagher and others were stationed in the north tower.Tolbert testified that he was scanning windows along the riverbank searching for targets when he noticed a man moving closer to the river. As another SEAL explained in previous testimony, firing warning shots to keep civilians off the battlefield was a standard practice, according to their rules of engagement."I aimed to the side — far to the side — and fired," Tolbert testified. "I took the shot. The man got startled."The man then ran from the river to a nearby building and tried to go inside, but the door was locked, Tolbert said. "He ran north to south across the road," Tolbert said. "That's when I saw the red mark on his back and I saw him fall for the first time. Blood started to pool and I knew it was a square hit in the back." Over the radio, he said he heard Gallagher tell the other snipers, "you guys missed him but I got him."Tolbert said the man, who was wearing traditional garb, then stood back up and ran away.Gallagher is accused of murdering a wounded fighter and separately firing on innocent civilians during a deployment to Mosul, Iraq in 2017. He has pleaded not guilty."I saw Eddie Gallagher shoot someone who didn't deserve to die," Tolbert testified. "I shot more warning shots to save civilians from Eddie than I ever did at ISIS."Under cross-examination, Tolbert said he did not tell other snipers over the radio that the man he was firing on was a civilian he was just trying to scare away. He explained that he didn't say anything since each tower was typically covering their own sectors of fire (it was not clear which tower in this incident was firing in the wrong sector).

Trump news: President imposes 'hard hitting' sanctions on Iran as White House put on lock down

Published 06/24/2019 06:53 PM

Donald Trump has signed into force new "hard-hitting" sanctions against Iran, including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as tensions continue to rise between Washington and TehranMr Trump said that the issue of the US drone downed by Iran last week “could probably add that into this” but that the sanctions were “something that was going to happen anyway.”The president is also facing criticism on multiple fronts as the week begins, including domestic outcry over the treatment of migrant children held in “filthy” border detention centres. Meanwhile, questions have been raised after documents were released showing the president's transition team "red flagged" the appointed of a senior general for a top administration post over his opposition to the use of torture.After postponing the mass deportation of immigrants at the request of Democrats over the weekend, the president gave an interview to NBC’s Meet the Press in which he fielded questions about possible Russian election hacking in 2020, the state of the US economy, and the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Meanwhile, as Mr Trump went after Iran, the 2020 race to take on the president is in full swing.The biggest headlines of the day on that front came from Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg. Mr Sanders drove the day by introducing an ambitious plan to make public college and universities free — and a significant reduction in American student loan debt.Mr Buttigieg, meanwhile, faced conflict in South Bend, where an officer involved shooting of a black man has laid bare the racial tensions in that city and across the country.Please allow a moment for our liveblog to load

This Is the New Land Rover Defender's Production Interior

Published 06/24/2019 03:50 PM

Spy photos have revealed the new Defender's cockpit, and it matches a leaked image that had been posted on Twitter.

Last-Minute Appetizer Ideas You Can Make in a Flash

Published 06/24/2019 10:29 PM

Chinese victim's family distraught over loss

Published 06/24/2019 11:39 PM

The family of a Chinese scholar who was abducted and killed was distraught at a news conference following the conviction of the suspect on Monday. The family's lawyer said the family can't imagine how they will live their lives without her. (June 24)

Motorcycle community mourns 7 killed in 'devastating' New Hampshire biker crash

Published 06/24/2019 04:06 PM

The tight-knit motorcycle community was reeling Sunday after a horrific biker collision left seven people dead and three injured in New Hampshire.

Air Canada reviewing how crew left passenger on parked plane

Published 06/23/2019 06:05 PM

Air Canada said Sunday it's looking into how crew members could have disembarked from a plane without noticing a sleeping passenger who was left behind. "I think I'm having a bad dream bc like seriously how is this happening!!?!" Tiffani Adams recounted in a June 19 Facebook post sent by her friend, Deanna Noel-Dale. The airline confirmed the incident took place but declined to comment on its disembarking procedures or how the passenger may have been overlooked.

UPDATE 1-Turkey stands by S-400s, says F-35 partners disapprove of U.S.

Published 06/24/2019 12:55 PM

Turkey has purchased Russian missile defences and is discussing a delivery date irrespective of any U.S. sanctions, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday, adding the United States is isolated as it also squeezes Turkey on F-35 jets. The Pentagon announced earlier this month that training by Turkish pilots on F-35 fighter jets had been halted at a U.S. air base in Arizona following Turkey's purchase of Russian S-400 defence systems. Washington says the S-400 is incompatible with NATO's defence network and could compromise its F-35 fighter jets, an aircraft Turkey is helping build and planning to buy.

Italy holds Netherlands, EU 'responsible' for migrant boat

Published 06/23/2019 05:00 PM

Italy's hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said he would hold the Netherlands and the European Union "responsible" for the fate of 42 migrants that Rome has blocked from disembarking at Italian ports for over a week. The Dutch-flagged rescue boat Sea-Watch 3 has been stuck in the Mediterranean since rescuing 53 migrants drifting in an inflatable raft off the coast of Libya on June 12. While 11 of those on board the Sea-Watch have been allowed to disembark -- including two pregnant women -- the vessel has been denied permission to dock in Italy.

Corruption Crisis: How Criminal Politicians Poisoned the Dominican Republic

Published 06/24/2019 06:19 PM

The recent deaths of American tourists and shooting of former Boston Red Sox superstar David Ortiz have shed a light on the Dominican Republic’s lack of security, its poor public-health regulations, its failed criminal justice system, and its high levels of corruption and impunity.Over the past fifteen years, the Dominican Republic has become the ideal place for domestic and transnational criminals to operate with impunity. The criminal activities that transpire in the Dominican Republic range from armed robberies and improvised laboratories that specialize in counterfeiting booze and medications to drug trafficking, political corruption, contract killings, illegal arms trade and human trafficking. Every ten minutes a robbery takes place in the Dominican Republic.The Dominican criminal justice system’s credibility has declined steadily since the ruling Dominican Liberation Party (Partido de la Liberación Dominicana, PLD) rose to power in 2004. As a result, crime has skyrocketed to levels the likes of which the country has never seen before. In addition, the institutions and law enforcement agencies tasked with protecting the public health and providing security of human drugs, biological products, medications, consumer goods and food supply are virtually operating unchecked.Few countries have as corrupt a criminal justice system as the Dominican Republic. The scarce but well-intended efforts that law-enforcement officials have made to arrest criminals and raid clandestine laboratories and drug spots are often hampered by the Dominican Republic's weak criminal justice system, which, in many cases, fails to prosecute and imprison perpetrators due to their influence within or association to the PLD.Due to intractable criminal activity and continuous health and security breaches, adulterated pesticides and counterfeit alcoholic beverages have potentially killed tourists like Robert Wallace, David Harrison, Miranda Schaup, Yvette Monique, Edward Holmes and Cynthia Day. Both substances are regularly present at Dominican Republic’s luxury hotels. A failed criminal justice system.

Trump blames 'surprise' question for failure to endorse Mike Pence's expected 2024 presidential run

Published 06/24/2019 12:24 AM

Donald Trump has claimed he hesitated when asked if he would back Mike Pence for a possible presidential run in 2024 because he was caught off-guard by the question.However, given the chance to answer again, he refrained from offering his full endorsement to his vice president.“You can’t put me in that position,” Mr Trump first said on Fox News’ Fox and Friends on 14 June, after he was asked if he would endorse Mr Pence should he seek to succeed him in 2024.When offered a chance to explain himself, Mr Trump told NBC News he had hesitated “because it was a surprise question”.In an interview broadcast on Sunday, he told Meet the Press: “I’m not even thinking of it. It’s so far out. I mean, It’s so far out.”Mr Trump added: ”Now what happens in 2024? I don’t know that Mike is going to run. I don’t know who’s running or anything else.”Mr Pence has not explicitly said he will run for president in 2024, but he is widely expected to. On Sunday, Mr Pence glossed over Mr Trump’s comments, telling CNN’s State of the Nation his boss’s remark reflected ”the fact that the only election he and I are focused on is 2020”.Mr Trump formally announced his 2020 reelection bid last week with Mr Pence at his side.

Southwest’s just-announced fall fare sale has some great deals, with tickets as low as $49

Published 06/25/2019 04:31 AM

We're barely into summer, which means most of you probably aren't already looking ahead to the latter part of the year yet or to the travel plans you may or may not pursue once the weather gets cool. That is, unless you're eager to snatch up a discounted fare early, in which case a number of carriers are already stepping up to offer a plethora of discounts to make the dog days of summer a little more bearable.Southwest is the latest, with its unveiling on Monday of a fall fare sale that runs from now through Thursday night and includes fares as low as $49 among other pretty sweet deals that can be found on flights around the country.The deals on offer include more than a dozen one-way fares for under $100, with the full rundown available at Southwest's fare sale page. The important thing to note is you've got between now and 11:59 p.m. PST on Thursday to book your flight with the budget carrier, and once you're on that sale page you can sort your options by the city of origin to get a look at the myriad deals available.Before we highlight a few of the available deals, just an important point -- Southwest says the deals are generally available for travel that will be done between September 3 and December 18 for all points within the continental US and if you're doing Hawaii inter-island travel. The fares are nonrefundable, and blackout dates apply.This is also not a blanket, across-the-board sale, as Southwest also notes that seats, travel days and markets are limited. That said, if you act now you can grab deals like a one-way $81 flight from Fort Lauderdale to the Cayman Islands or an $87 flight from Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas.Other low-cost options:A one-way flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas would set you back $65, while you'd pay $94 to fly from Chicago to Detroit. Flights from Washington DC to Atlanta and from Boston to Atlanta would cost you $89 and $91, respectively.

Best Tech Deals in June 2019

Published 06/24/2019 06:33 PM

Amazon Deals | Walmart Deals | Apple Deals | TV Deals | Gaming Deals | Laptop Deals Upgrading your gadgets on a budget this month? Luckily, retailers are currently offering some the best deals we've seen on a variety of tech products. So if you can't afford to wait for Amazon Prime Day to bargain shop, you've come to the right place. We're rounding up the best tech deals on every thing from smart home devices to game consoles. Amazon continues to discount its best Kindle ever. For a limited time, the Kindle Oasis eReader is on sale for $199.99 ($50 off). Best Buy also offers this same Kindle Oasis deal.    It features a 7-inch high-res anti-glare display, Wi-Fi connectivity, and Audible built-in. With 8GB of onboard storage, you'll have ample room for magazines, comics, newspapers, and audiobooks. It's also waterproof so you can read at the beach, by the pool or in the bathtub.  Need more storage? Amazon also offers the 32GB model Kindle Oasis for $229.99 ($50 off). With Amazon's big shopping holiday just a few weeks away, soon we'll be gathering the best Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals. For the time being, here are some of the best tech deals we're seeing right now. Amazon Hardware DealsAmazon is currently offering many of its proprietary devices at discounted pricing. * Amazon Echo Alexa Voice Remote for $19.99 ($10 off)  * Kindle Oasis 8GB eReader for $199.99 ($50 off) * Kindle Oasis 32GB eReader for $229.99 ($50 off)  * Echo (2nd Gen) 2-Pack for $119.98 ($80 off) * Echo Auto for $24.99 ($25 off)  * Echo Dot (3rd Gen) Smart Speaker (2-Pack) for $59.98 ($40 off)  * Echo Plus (2nd Gen) with Philips Hue Bulb for $149.99 ($15 off)  * All-New Echo Dot Kids Edition (2-Pack) for $109.98 ($30 off)  * Fire HD 8 Tablet (3-Pack) for $179.97 ($60 off)  * Fire HD 10 Tablet (3-Pack) for $329.97 ($120 off) * Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet (2-Pack) for $299.98 ($100 off)  * Echo Spot Smart Alarm Clock (2-Pack) for $219.98 ($40 off)  * Ring Smart Lighting Spotlights (2-pack) for $99.99 ($30 off)  Top Tech Deals Right Now * Google Home Hub Smart Display for $60 ($60 off via coupon, "SAVE15", ends 6/25) [NEW] * Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless Headphones for $227 ($123 off) PRICE DROP] * Acer A715 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop for $699.99 ($300 off via coupon, "EMCTBUD45", ends 6/24)  * Jabra Elite 65T Wireless Earbuds for $149.99 ($20 off via coupon, "JUNESAVE19") * Dell Vostro 14 3000 Laptop for $299 ($481 off via coupon, "SMLBIZ299")  * Beats EP On-Ear Headphones for $74 ($56 off)  * Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Laptop for $749.99 ($249 off) * Shop ThinkGeek's Entire Sale  * Apple 9.7-inch iPad for $249 ($80 off) TV Deals * RCA 43-inch 4K UHD LED TV for $159.99 ($240 off) * Sharp 40-inch FHD LED TV for $129.99 ($50 off)  * Samsung 49-inch Q60 Series 4K QLED Smart TV (2019) for $797.99 ($202 off) * Vizio 50-inch 4K HDR Smart TV for $259.99 ($140 off)  * Hisense 65-inch 4K Roku Smart TV for $498 ($150 off)  * TCL 75-inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart TV for $1,399.99 ($200 off)  * Samsung 65-inch Q60 QLED 4K Smart TV for $1,397.99 ($400 off)  Tech Under $50 * SanDisk 200GB Ultra microSD Card for $24 ($9 off) [NEW] * Soundcore Liberty Neo Wireless Earbuds for $44.99 ($15 off) * Choetech Gravity Charging Car Phone Mount for $16.99 via coupon, "HRLT7DRT")  * All-New Echo Dot Kids Edition (Rainbow) for $49.99 ($20 off) )  * Echo Auto for $24.99 ($25 off)      Smartwatch Deals * Samsung Gear Sport Smartwatch for $167 ($133 off) [PRICE DROP] * Fitbit Alta HR for $75 ($115 off) * Garmin Vívoactive 3 (GPS) Smartwatch for $210 ($70 off) * Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) 38mm for $199 ($80 off)  * Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS/LTE) 42mm for $329 ($80 off)  * Fossil Gen 3 Explorist Smartwatch for $179 ($76 off)  Unlocked Phones * Google Pixel 3 XL 128GB Unlocked (Not Pink) for $749 ($251 off)  * Samsung Galaxy Note 9 128GB Unlocked for $699 ($301 off)  * Samsung Galaxy S10 128GB Unlocked  for $699.99 via on-page coupon ($200 off) * Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus 128GB Unlocked for $799.99 via on-page coupon ($200 off)  * Google Pixel 3 XL 128GB Unlocked for $779.99 ($220 off)  * Apple iPhone SE 32GB Unlocked for $249 ($100 off) Cameras * Nikon Coolpix B500 Compact Camera for $224 ($76 off)  * Nikon D3500 DSLR 2 Lens Camera Bundle for $446.95 ($400 off) also at Focus Camera  * Canon EOS M100 Mirrorless Camera w/ 15-45mm Lens for $399 ($200 off) also at Amazon * Canon PowerShot SX530 Digital Camera for $229 ($150 off) Games and Consoles * Cyberpunk 2077 Preorder for PS4 or Xbox One for $50 ($10 off) [NEW] * MS Xbox One S 1TB Console for $199.99 ($100 off) at Newegg via eBay  * MS Xbox One X 1TB Division 2 Bundle for $375 ($124 off) [PRICE DROP] * Sony PS4 1TB Slim Days of Play Console (Steel Black) for $299.99 (Limited Edition) * Sony PS4 Slim 1TB Marvel's Spider-Man Bundle for $331 ($29 off) at Walmart  * Madden NFL 19 Hall of Fame Edition for PS4 for $27 ($53 off)

Sanders to Propose Canceling $1.6 Trillion in Student Debt

Published 06/24/2019 04:17 PM

Senator Bernie Sanders, one of the top-tier candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, plans to unveil a proposal Monday to cancel all U.S. student loan debt.The College for All Act would cover $1.6 trillion in student debt and would affect 45 million Americans who would save on average about $3,000 a year. The entire plan would come with a price tag of $2.2 billion to the taxpayer, paid for by a 0.5 percent tax on stock trades, a 0.1 percent tax on bonds, and a 0.005 percent tax on derivatives.“In a generation hard hit by the Wall Street crash of 2008, [the plan] forgives all student debt and ends the absurdity of sentencing an entire generation to a lifetime of debt for the ‘crime’ of getting a college education,” the Vermont progressive plans to say in introducing the proposal.Sanders's plan is wider-ranging than that of his 2020 rival, Senator Elizabeth Warren, whose platform includes forgiving $50,000 in student debt for those now earning $100,000 or less, and some loan forgiveness for those earning more than that. Warren's plan would affect only 42 million people.Both Sanders and Warren also want to make public colleges and universities free for students. Sanders further wants to lower the interest rates on federal student loans, eliminating any profit the federal government earns from the loans, and to reform student-loan refinancing.

Three children, one woman found dead near river in South Texas; FBI investigating

Published 06/24/2019 05:55 PM

Border Patrol's discovery of four bodies on Sunday near the Rio Grande river in South Texas prompted the FBI's involvement.

Report: Dubai plane that crashed followed others too closely

Published 06/23/2019 02:23 PM

A plane involved in a fatal crash that killed four people working on improvements at Dubai International Airport had followed other larger aircraft landing there too closely as air traffic controllers offered inconsistent warnings about the hazard, a preliminary investigative report released Sunday found. The May 16 crash of the Diamond DA62 saw the aircraft roll upside-down in air and smash into a park near the airport at high speed, killing the three Britons and one South African on board, according to the report by the United Arab Emirates' General Civil Aviation Authority. The twin propeller-engine light aircraft first lost control in the wake of a Thai Airways Airbus A350 landing at Dubai's airport, the world's busiest for international travel.

UPDATE 4-Yemen's Houthis hit Saudi airport, killing one, wounding 21 - Saudi-led coalition

Published 06/23/2019 07:50 PM

Yemen's Houthi movement launched an attack on Abha civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia on Sunday that killed one person and wounded 21 others, the Saudi-led coalition battling the group in Yemen said. Houthi-run Al-Masirah TV earlier said that the Iran-aligned movement had targeted Abha and Jizan airports in the south of the kingdom with drones attacks. "A terrorist attack by the Iran-backed Houthi militia targeted Abha airport, killing a Syrian resident and wounding 21 civilians," the coalition said in a statement carried on Saudi state television.

The Best Travel Mugs to Keep Your Coffee Hot (or Cold)

Published 06/23/2019 07:00 PM

This Photo Is Dangerous: It Could Be the Future of Navy Submarines

Published 06/24/2019 03:00 AM

The construction strategy for the Orca and other drones is to engineer a new “upgradeable,” multi-mission drone able to quickly integrate new technology and payloads as they emerge. This technical platform could, in key instances, obviate the need for the Navy to build new undersea drones in the future. The concept, when it comes to application, could involve newer, upgraded sonar, networking systems, new weapons and countermine technologies.(This first appeared last month.)The Navy is planning to launch a massive, 50-ton undersea drone to expand mission scope, increase attack options, integrate large high-tech sensors, further safeguard manned combat crews and possibly fire torpedoes -- all while waging war under the ocean surface.The 50-ton Orca, which would not fit in a submarine launch tube, brings an unprecedented sensing, endurance and attack advantage. The Navy has finished its Critical Design Review of the Orca, called an Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle.and begun construction, Capt. Pete Small, Program Manager for Unmanned Systems, Naval Sea Systems Command, said in early May at the Navy League’s Sea Air Space symposium.Earlier this year, Boeing was awarded a $43 million deal to build four Orcas. Boeing's XLUUV Orca is based upon its Echo Voyager and Echo Ranger undersea drones. The Echo Ranger is an 84-foot long, massive underwater drone able to reach depths of 11,000 feet and hit ranges up to 6,500 nautical miles, according to Boeing data. The drone has obstacle avoidance, senor carrying capacity of up to 34-feet, autonomous buoyancy and Synthetic Aperture Sonar, Boeing data states.Initial applications for the Orca include land-launched operations as a key step toward surface and undersea launches, Small said. The 50-ton Orca is too large to be launched from a submarine or ship in most instances, at the moment. For now, the drone is primarily launched from a land dock The larger Orca drone fits into the Navy’s broad priority of pairing undersea drones with surface “mother ships” able to coordinate command and control, receive information and, in some cases, direct mission activity for the drones.

Flynn's sentencing delayed again so new lawyer can study up

Published 06/24/2019 05:51 PM

The lawyer, Sidney Powell, said she needed the extra time to work her way through three hard drives delivered from Flynn’s former lawyers.

Netanyahu ready to 'consider' long-awaited US peace plan

Published 06/23/2019 09:09 PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he is ready to "consider" a US plan to resolve his country's long-running conflict with the Palestinians. "We will consider the American proposal in a fair and open way," he said as he hosted US national security adviser John Bolton. The Palestinian leadership has already rejected the plan, citing US "bias" after the White House recognised bitterly divided Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Baby born premature died with 96 fractures in her body: Autopsy

Published 06/24/2019 11:52 PM

The little girl's father faces a murder charge, while her mother is charged with injury to a child by omission.

Apple was right again: Here’s why a Galaxy Note 10 without a microSD slot isn’t a big deal

Published 06/24/2019 03:21 PM

Like its predecessors, the Galaxy Note 10 is hardly a well-kept secret. We already have renders based on leaked designs and we know almost everything there is to know about the handset. For example, the phone will feature Sound-on-Display technology, which means the entire screen works as a front speaker, but it won't have a headphone jack. The top speaker, 3.5mm port, and Bixby buttons aren't the only things Samsung removed from the phone, though. A brand new Note 10 rumor says the entry-level version of the handset will lack a microSD slot as well. This would be such a massive deal if it were to happen back in August 2015. But the Note 10 is hardly the Note 5, and expandable storage on a high-end Android phone shouldn't be considered a must-have feature anymore.Max Weinbach from xda-developers took to Twitter to post a few things he had learned from a source with access to the Note 10 and Note 10 Pro, and that's where the news comes from:https://twitter.com/mweinbachXDA/status/1142181764695281665As you can see in these tweets, he seems to have confirmed many of the current Note 10 leaks out there aside from the headphone jack, which may actually still be in the picture.https://twitter.com/mweinbachXDA/status/1142182209002102784Weinbach says the Note 10 Pro will have expandable storage, whereas the Note 10 will not. That would be a strange thing for Samsung to do, but the larger dimensions of the Note 10 would explain why Samsung might do it. Also, Samsung likes money too, so it would definitely welcome your extra cash for versions with more internal storage.When Samsung did the same thing with the Note 5 a few years ago, the cheapest version of the phone shipped with 32GB of storage. But Samsung flagships now start at 128GB of memory, which is a significant upgrade -- that goes for the Note 9 and the Galaxy S10. Add to that USB-C connectivity and speedy internet support (up to 5G), and you'd have more ways to move data at high speeds and free up your local storage than we had four years ago.Yes, Samsung brought the microSD card back after backlash from consumers. But the absence of microSD storage shouldn't be a deal-breaker in 2019. By the way, the Galaxy Fold that's still delayed would have shipped without a microSD slot too, but the foldable phone packs speedier storage. And built-in flash memory is always faster than expandable storage.Finally, by removing ports and buttons from its flagship phones, Samsung might be able to manufacture more durable handsets than before. Sooner or later, the microSD card is bound to disappear from more flagship devices, not just Samsung's. The iPhone never supported microSD cards, and Google's Pixel doesn't do it either. OnePlus has been selling phones without microSD support for years, well before significantly bumping up onboard storage, and Android fans have been buying them like crazy.

'Officer down! Officer down!' Chilling footage reveals deadly shootout in Sacramento

Published 06/23/2019 08:19 PM

A hearing is Monday for the man accused of killing a rookie Sacramento police officer in a fierce shootout captured on the bodycam of a fellow officer.

Indian soldiers recover bodies of 7 missing mountaineers

Published 06/23/2019 08:51 PM

Indian paramilitary soldiers have reached the bodies of seven of eight members from a team of international climbers believed killed on a notoriously dangerous Himalayan mountain, an official said Sunday. An administrator of Uttarakhand state, Vijay Jogdande, said the soldiers reached the bodies Sunday, but they had yet to be identified. Veteran British mountaineer Martin Moran led a team of four Britons, two Americans, an Australian and an Indian on an expedition on Nanda Devi East.

UPDATE 1-Russia says military plane in Venezuela to service equipment - Ifax

Published 06/25/2019 09:01 AM

A Russian air force plane that landed in Venezuela is there to service Russian military equipment already in the country, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Tuesday, according to the Interfax news agency. The plane landed on Monday in Venezuela's main airport, according to a Reuters witness and a website that tracks plane movements, three months after a similar arrival exacerbated tensions between Washington and Moscow. U.S. President Donald Trump in March ordered Russia to remove all troops from Venezuela, while Russia's foreign ministry said the planes that landed there at the time were only carrying specialists who were servicing arms sales contracts.

The Navy Would Love to 'Sink' The Littoral Combat Ship. Here's Why.

Published 06/24/2019 04:00 PM

Given the embarrassing cost overruns and frequent mechanical failures that have plagued the program, the exquisitely-detailed report suggests that the Navy has run out of patience for the disappointment mill that is the Littoral Combat Ship, once the backbone of the future fleet that could have 355 ships.After 16 years and billions of dollars, the Navy may have finally acknowledged that its Littoral Combat Ship program looks like a miserable failure.The service “may not” deploy any of the dozen small surface combatants this year despite officials’ previous plans to deploy several to join the 7th and 5th Fleets in Singapore and Bahrain respectively, the U.S. Naval Institute first reported on April 11.(This article by Jared Keller originally appeared at Task & Purpose. Follow Task & Purpose on Twitter. This article first appeared in 2018.)Given the embarrassing cost overruns and frequent mechanical failures that have plagued the program, the exquisitely-detailed report suggests that the Navy has run out of patience for the disappointment mill that is the Littoral Combat Ship, once the backbone of the future fleet that could have 355 ships.Here’s the money graf from USNI News explaining the strange lack of upcoming deployments:Three of the Navy’s four original LCSs are in maintenance now, and four of the eight block-buy ships that have commissioned already are undergoing their initial Post Shakedown Availabilities (PSA), Cmdr. John Perkins, spokesman for Naval Surface Force Pacific, told USNI News.In addition to the deploying ships themselves being in maintenance, so too are the training ships that will be required to help train and certify the crews. The Navy upended its LCS training and manning plans in 2016 when then-SURFOR commander Vice Adm. Tom Rowden announced a change to a blue-gold crewing model and a ship reorganization ... not only does the deployable ship have to be in the water and ready for operations, but so does the training ship.

GLAAD Survey: Young People Become Less Accepting of LGBTQ People, Because of Trump and ‘Newness’ Factor

Published 06/24/2019 02:00 PM

Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast/GettyThe received wisdom is that younger people are more accepting when it comes to LGBTQ people and issues. Progressives place their hope in “the next generation” when it comes to shifting the goalposts around equality and political change.No longer. This morning, GLAAD published research that shows that young people—apparently overwhelmed by the “newness” of the variety of sexual preferences and gender identities, and the anti-LGBT animus of the Trump administration—are becoming less accepting of LGBTQ people.Wilson Cruz on Stonewall 50: ‘I Am Inspired by All the LGBTQ People of Color Who Ignited the Revolution’In its fifth annual Accelerating Acceptance Index, GLAAD found that the only age-group to post a decline in acceptance of LGBTQ people was 18- to 34-year-olds.The study, conducted by the Harris Poll, looked at acceptance levels across seven areas: learning a family member is LGBT, learning one’s doctor is LGBT, having LGBT members at one’s place of worship, seeing an LGBT co-worker’s wedding picture, having one’s child placed in a class with a LGBT teacher, seeing a same-sex couple holding hands, and learning one’s child has a lesson on LGBT history in school.GLAAD found that the number of U.S. adults ages 18-34 who reported being “very” or “somewhat” comfortable across these situations dropped from 53 percent to 45 percent. “This reflects a continued erosion in comfort among this age group over the past two years,” GLAAD reported. “This year, the significant erosion is being driven by females ages 18-34, where comfort levels fell from 64 percent last year to 52 percent this year.”Across all age groups, 18 percent of Americans know a transgender person; 31 percent know a bisexual person; and 75 percent know a gay or lesbian person.GLAAD also found that the majority of non-LGBTQ Americans (80 percent) support equal rights for the LGBTQ community. The eight-in-10 statistic has been consistent since 2016, and will bolster campaigners’ hopes for ultimately passing legislation like the Equality Act.Breaking down the statistics further, GLAAD found more young people ages 18-34 responded that they were “very” or “somewhat” uncomfortable in three personal scenarios including learning a family member was LGBTQ (36 percent uncomfortable in the 2019 report vs. 29 percent in the 2018 report); learning one’s doctor was LGBTQ (34 percent vs. 27 percent); and learning one’s child had a lesson on LGBTQ history in their school (39 percent vs. 30 percent).Forty-three percent of males ages 18-34 reported that they were uncomfortable learning a family member was LGBTQ (up from 32 percent in 2018) and 42 percent of males ages 18-34 reported that they were uncomfortable learning their child’s teacher is LGBTQ (up from 37 percent in 2018).Forty percent of females ages 18-34 reported that they were uncomfortable learning their child had a lesson on LGBTQ history in school, an increase of 13 percentage points from the previous year’s findings. GLAAD also found that that nearly half of non-LGBTQ adults (49 percent) are classified as “allies,” meaning they are “very” or “somewhat” comfortable with LGBTQ people across all of the seven situations. This has not changed from the 49 percent reported in 2018, which was down from 53 percent the year prior. Twelve percent of the survey reported to be LGBTQ themselves.Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of GLAAD, told The Daily Beast that GLAAD had conducted focus groups after the main statistical survey to see what factors had led to a decline in acceptance for 18-34-year-olds.“The statistics are counterintuitive to what we believe. But if we stop and think about it for a second, newness takes a while to turn into acceptance. They’re interfacing with new gender identities and sexual orientations, so that takes a minute to get used to.“Then, look at this current administration we’re living under, and its culture of hate and discrimination. Those are the two issues at hand here that emerged from the focus groups.”Ellis sought to emphasize positives in the survey—such as that last year GLAAD had seen roll-backs on all seven indicators, which this year had stabilized. The group plans to target young men with pro-LGBTQ messaging in the arena of video games. But this year, in terms of gender, the decline was seen most in women, aged 18-34. Ellis said that GLAAD would start targeted messaging aimed at that demographic in the arena of country music. GLAAD maintains an updating list of (what is currently) 114 attacks on LGBTQ people by the Trump administration, in both policy and rhetoric. Ellis said the presence of high-profile LGBTQ supporters and stories in pop culture helped “stem” the anti-LGBTQ actions of the White House.“Imagine how bad it would be if they didn’t step up, and we just had hate spewing out of the most powerful office in the country and world,” Ellis said.She added that two consecutive years showing a decline in LGBTQ acceptance was concerning, though not in her view “a movement or beginning of a trend. I don’t think we’re ever going to give up on the next generation.”Ellis said the Trump administration’s actions and words were key. “If we had an administration helping people, making them understand, and bringing together, not dividing people, we’d be in a much more different position than we are now.”That said, Ellis accepted that “we progressives have taken young people, the next generation, for granted, while conservatives have targeted and tried to pull them in. They have robust college-level programming where they go after millennials on college campuses to incite hate and discrimination. As an organization driving acceptance, we have to look very closely at this.”Contrasting with younger people, there has been an uptick in acceptance among older generations, said Ellis, which again progressives had misjudged. “They thought millennials were in their pockets, and they didn’t have to worry about the older generation because they wouldn’t be in power much longer. But they are coming to us as supporters.”Whether the general LGBTQ acceptance level can rise over 50 per cent again, and whether young people rebound as supporters is down to one big thing, said Ellis. “Hopefully this is a two-year blip, until we have a turnover in the administration.” Put more bluntly: If the administration continues on its anti-LGBTQ course, and if Trump wins re-election in 2020, expect to see those LGBTQ acceptance figures drop even further.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

Trump dismisses UN request for FBI to investigate Jamal Khashoggi's murder

Published 06/23/2019 05:57 PM

* President suggests it would jeopardise weapons sales to Saudis * The Guardian view on Jamal Khashoggi’s murderA demonstrator holds a poster with a picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2018. Photograph: Osman Örsal/ReutersDonald Trump has dismissed a United Nations request for the FBI to investigate the murder of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, suggesting it would jeopardise American weapons sales to Saudi Arabia.A report on Khashoggi’s assassination published last week by the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings said the US should open an FBI inquiry and “pursue criminal prosecutions within the United States, as appropriate”.But in an interview broadcast by NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday Trump brushed the proposal aside.Asked if he would allow the FBI to investigate, Trump said: “I think it’s been heavily investigated.”Asked who had investigated, the president replied: “By everybody. I mean, I’ve seen so many different reports.”Khashoggi, 59, was a US resident who wrote for the Washington Post. He was killed and dismembered after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October last year, seeking paperwork he needed in order to marry.The UN report contains disturbing details of conversations between unidentified Saudis before and after Khashoggi’s arrival, based on transcripts provided by Turkish authorities.Khashoggi is referred to as a “sacrificial animal”. One Saudi official is quoted as asking whether it would “be possible to put the trunk in a bag”. Another replies: “No. Too heavy. It is not a problem. The body is heavy. First time I cut on the ground. If we take plastic bags and cut it into pieces, it will be finished. We will wrap each of them.”Transcripts of conversations after Khashoggi’s arrival at the consulate include the journalist saying: “There is a towel here. Are you going to give me drugs?”The reply: “We will anaesthetise you.”The UN special rapporteur blamed the Saudi government for the murder and said there was credible evidence that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other senior officials were responsible.Trump told NBC the murder “really didn’t come up” in a call this week with the prince, a key ally of the president’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, who among other responsibilities is charged with implementing a plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.Trump also suggested Saudi Arabia was no worse than other states in the Middle East, which he called a “vicious, hostile place”, adding: “Look at Iran, look at other countries, I won’t mention names.”The president then cited a drastically overinflated figure for Saudi spending on US weapons that fact-checkers have previously noted does not match the official record.“I only say they spend $400bn to $450bn over a period of time, all money, all jobs, buying equipment,” Trump said.In fact Saudi Arabia last year signed “letters of offer and acceptance” for $14.5bn in military purchases from the US.The Senate last week voted to block the Trump administration selling arms to Saudi Arabia, seven Republicans joining Democrats to pass the measure. Trump has pledged to use his presidential veto and push on with the sales.While denying he was saying such purchases were “the price” for Khashoggi’s murder, Trump on Sunday defended his consideration of arms sales in responding to the assassination.“I’m not like a fool that says, ‘We don’t want to do business with them,’” Trump said. “And by the way, if they don’t do business with us, you know what they do? They’ll do business with the Russians or with the Chinese …“We make the best equipment in the world, but they will buy great equipment from Russia and from China.”Prince Mohammed has denied responsibility for the murder. Eleven suspects are on trial in Riyadh, five of them facing the death penalty.Confronted with gruesome details from the UN report this week, Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs Adel al-Jubeir told CNN the report was “flawed”.“We know this was a rogue operation that was not authorised,” he said, “we know that a crime was committed, we have people in jail and on trial as we speak. It’s a gruesome murder that happened outside authorities and for which the people who committed it will be punished … this should never have happened.”Al-Jubeir also said “mechanisms” were being “put in place to ensure this does not happen again”.

Global warming = more energy use = more warming

Published 06/24/2019 05:14 PM

Even modest climate change will increase global energy demand by up to a quarter before mid-century, and by nearly 60 percent if humanity fails to curb greenhouse gas emissions, researchers said Monday. In 2018, oil and gas accounted for two thirds of global electricity generation, while solar and wind contributed less than 10 percent, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Hydro and nuclear energy -- which do not emit CO2 -- power a quarter of global electricity, but also have limited potential to scale up quickly.

Say Yes To A Stunning 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL

Published 06/24/2019 05:05 PM

This classic Mercedes-Benz has everything you want in a fun car. Some automotive legends never die because their legacy continues on. This 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL is such a vehicle. Even today, the SL moniker stands for the best roadster the brand offers. Now you have the chance to own an exceptional example of the legacy. This fine machine is being offered for purchase through Frazier Motorcar Company.Honestly, this car is about as clean as it can get. Considering it was owned by a Mercedes specialist for the past 31 years, there’s a good reason for that. According to the seller there’s zero rust present and the car doesn’t have a history of rust, which is phenomenal. On top of that, the white paint is impeccable, while the aluminum body panels are extremely straight and panel gaps are perfect. All the chrome is blemish-free. A soft top and removable hard top come with this car, and both are in excellent condition. All the glass is free of cracks, chips, and pitting. To say this ride shows well would be an understatement.You’d expect a Mercedes-Benz to be luxurious, and for 1970 this car most certainly is. The original Bamboo seats are supple and well-padded, so you feel like you’re lounging on a fine couch. Factory air conditioning will help keep you cool even in the dead of summer. Just as amazing is the fact the carpets are original and the condition is as if they were brand new. All wood trim is present and in a perfect state of preservation. Each and every gauge and control, plus the original heater, all work exactly as they were designed.Mercedes-Benz made the 280SL from 1968 to 1971, with 24,000 produced during that time. Many haven’t survived to the present day. This 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL has been preserved to an unreal degree. All the original paperwork, including the manuals are also included. Whoever scoops this car is getting an excellent investment vehicle. More Classic Cars Take A Cruise In This Olive Green 1977 Toyota FJ40 Niki Lauda’s 1975 Formula One Ferrari Champ At Pebble Beach

Private school and Oxbridge 'take top jobs'

Published 06/25/2019 12:53 AM

Pop stars are also more likely to have gone to private school than university vice-chancellors.

Daniel Webster: Boy with leg amputated faces school place battle

Published 06/25/2019 12:12 AM

Daniel Webster has been off school for two years due to illness and school refusal.

Essex school prom ban petition reaches 1,000

Published 06/24/2019 08:16 PM

Five pupils wearing boxer shorts performed a dance which was deemed "inappropriate" by the school's head.

Crossing Divides: Healing young and old with a singalong

Published 06/22/2019 03:58 AM

How a cross-generational therapeutic knees-up can help old and young alike.

'Fewer selfies, more reality,' says Damian Hinds

Published 06/21/2019 12:39 AM

Young people are getting "warped" views from social media, says the education secretary.

University of South Wales sorry over health and safety course

Published 06/21/2019 11:11 AM

It's claimed a lecturer gave "seriously incorrect" advice on things such as how to use cooking oil safely.

England's schools 'worst for cyber-bullying'

Published 06/19/2019 04:11 PM

International study suggests England's schools have the highest levels of bullying on social media.

Further maths A-level paper replaced following leak

Published 06/18/2019 03:01 PM

The move is a "precautionary step" to protect students, says Edexcel's parent company, Pearson.

Coatbridge's Buchanan High teachers strike over health fears

Published 06/20/2019 11:12 AM

Staff at Buchanan High have fears about chemical contamination of land the school is built on.

Dogs' eyes evolve to appeal to humans

Published 06/18/2019 12:34 AM

Scientists have found a muscle that allows dogs to make 'puppy eyes' and bond with humans.

Jailed mothers: The 'terrible damage' to children

Published 06/17/2019 06:02 PM

With 17,000 children a year separated from jailed mothers in England and Wales, some MPs want change.

Maths paper leak: Students' fury at exam board 'shambles'

Published 06/15/2019 04:02 PM

Students who sat the Edexcel A-level maths paper claim 'widespread' leak occurred hours before exam.

Beechwood: 'I can't believe the evil that happened there'

Published 06/18/2019 01:15 AM

A victim of the regime at a notorious children's home has come forward to tell her story - one of hundreds of accounts of abuse heard by a national inquiry.

Secondary teachers 'want more flexible working patterns'

Published 06/14/2019 01:56 AM

A lack of flexibility is contributing to secondary teachers leaving the profession, a report warns.

What's the right age to quit maths?

Published 06/11/2019 11:40 PM

Arts students are protesting their school's academic requirements. Should they have to take maths?

#RealAsianGranny: 'The strongest women we know'

Published 06/22/2019 12:23 AM

People behind #RealAsianGranny tell stories about the strongest women they know, their grandmothers.

Birmingham LGBT lessons row: 'Children worried about protests'

Published 06/13/2019 10:21 PM

Pupils have been concerned about protests against LGBT lessons in Birmingham, school staff and governors say.

The Romsey young carers using rock music as respite

Published 06/14/2019 12:57 AM

The music 'school of rock' is giving young carers a break from their daily routines.

Stateless in Africa: Why 700,000 have their 'dreams ended'

Published 06/12/2019 12:19 AM

Sixteen-year-old Peter is a stateless citizen, which means he won't be able to finish his schooling.

Financial advice on offer to teenagers

Published 06/11/2019 09:33 PM

A group of teenagers learns about handling their finances.

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