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Everest student loans from 2010 to 2014 forgiven

Everst student loans clearedStudents who racked up thousands of dollars in loans at Everest and WyoTech for-profit colleges can now have those debts cleared.

Students at 91 schools in 20 states who attended the schools from 2010 to 2014 can apply for debt relief by filling out a form on the U.S. Department of Education website. The schools’ former owner, Corinthian Colleges, marketed false job placement rates to students enrolling at more than 100 campuses nationwide, according to a department investigation.


2 Southern University students dead in Louisiana shooting

Southern University shootingTwo 19-year-old women who were Southern University students and members of the school’s athletic program were shot and killed early Sunday outside a Baton Rouge apartment complex, police and university officials said.

Detectives didn’t immediately identify any suspects or motives in the shooting, which occurred in a parking lot outside an apartment complex around 2 a.m., said Baton Rouge Police Sgt. Don Coppola Jr.


India temple fire kills more than 100 worshippers

India fire kills 100A massive fire has swept through a temple in the southern Indian state of Kerala during a fireworks display, killing at least 106 people and injuring more than 350 others.

The fire broke out on Sunday morning, officials said, when a spark from the show ignited a separate pile of fireworks that was being stored at the Puttingal temple complex in the coastal town of Paravur in Kollam district.


Wisconsin Judge Strikes Down Scott Walker’s Right-To-Work Law As Unconstitutional

Right to work law is unconstitutionalA Wisconsin judge on Friday struck down the state’s right-to-work law, saying the measure is unconstitutional by banning unions from charging fees to non-union workers for certain services, court papers showed.

Dane County Judge William Foust decided in favor of International Association of Machinists, United Steelworkers and the AFL-CIO, which filed a lawsuit against the state, arguing the law passed in 2015 by Republican lawmakers violates the state constitution.


Cory Batey found guilty of aggravated rape in retrial

Corey Batey found guilty of weightA jury found former Vanderbilt University football player Cory Batey guilty of aggravated rape in the assault of an unconscious woman late Friday after a weeklong trial in Nashville.

The jury deliberated about 2½ hours after hearing five days of testimony. Jurors reached their verdict about 11 p.m. On three of seven counts, the jury found Batey guilty as charged of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery.


Wells Fargo admits deception in $1.2 billion U.S. mortgage accord

Wells Fargo admits deceptionWells Fargo & Co (WFC.N) admitted to deceiving the U.S. government into insuring thousands of risky mortgages, as it formally reached a record $1.2 billion settlement of a U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit.

The settlement with Wells Fargo, the largest U.S. mortgage lender and third-largest U.S. bank by assets, was filed on Friday in Manhattan federal court. It also resolves claims against Kurt Lofrano, a former Wells Fargo vice president.


6th arrest in Belgium over attacks, new raid in Brussels

More arrests in BrusselsBelgian authorities have detained a sixth person suspected of ties to the Brussels bombings, a group that includes the last known fugitive of last year's Paris attacks and a Swedish fighter with possible links to attacks in both Brussels and Paris, prosecutors said Saturday.

The arrests could give investigators new insights into the Islamic State group cell believed to have carried out the attacks in both France and Belgium.


Deadly car bombing targets Mogadishu restaurant

Mogadishi bombingsAt least three people, including a child, were killed on Saturday in a car bomb attack outside a restaurant in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, police and witnesses said.

Armed group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack on its radio station, saying it was targeting government forces who were inside the restaurant, according to the DPA news agency.


IS frees most of 300 abducted cement workers, kills 4

workers captured by ISIS returned; four killedThe Islamic State group has released most of the 300 cement workers it abducted near Damascus after questioning them to find out who were Muslims and killing four who were members of the minority Druze sect, a Syrian opposition monitoring group and a news agency linked to the extremists reported Saturday.

The reports came two days after IS abducted the cement workers and contractors from their workplace in Dumeir, just northeast of the capital, after a surprise attack on government forces.


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