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U.S. Dept. of Education drops hammer on ITT Tech with devastating restrictions

ITT Tech gets US govt restrictionITT Educational Services, one of the United States' largest and most expensive for-profit institutes of higher education, was hit hard by the U.S. Department of Education on Thursday with devastating restrictions that some believe could spell the end of the schools.

The Education Department barred the parent company of ITT Tech from accepting any new students who rely on federal student loans or grants -- effectively a renouncement of the organization by the U.S. government.


Judge: North Carolina must give transgender people choice of bathrooms

NC must give transgenders choice of bathroomA federal judge, saying “time is of the essence” as the new academic year approaches, ruled on Friday that the University of North Carolina temporarily cannot block two transgender students and an employee from using bathrooms that match their gender identity.

One transgender rights organisation welcomed the ruling which affects but does not strike down what it called “a dangerous and bigoted law”.


Obama Lauds The Trailblazers On Women’s Equality Day

Women's Equality DayPresident Barack Obama, a self-proclaimed feminist, touted women’s role as “leaders at the forefront of progress” in his presidential proclamation recognizing Women’s Equality Day.

Proclaimed annually on Aug. 26 by the president of the United States, Women’s Equality Day honors the suffragists and activists who fought for and eventually realized women’s right to vote. The 19th Amendment, which grants that right, was certified as law on Aug. 26, 1920.


Drug money: Pharma CEOs are paid 71% more

Mylan exec pay up 71%People might be shocked at how high drug prices have gotten. But equally lucrative are the compensation packages hauled in by drug company CEOs.

CEOs of the 14 biotech and pharmaceutical companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 that served all of 2015 pulled down median compensation packages valued at $18.5 billion in 2015, according to a USA TODAY analysis of data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. That was 71% greater than the median $10.8 million hauled in by S&P 500 executives in all industries in 2015, according to an analysis by Equilar.


Over 200 Indiana Residents Forced to Shelters After Tornado Tears Through Town

Indiana tornadoesThe mayor of Kokomo, Indiana, said he feels "very grateful" this morning after no deaths or serious injuries were reported from a devastating storm and tornado that hit the town Wednesday, flattening buildings and damaging homes.

About 10 to 15 minor injuries were reported, said Howard County Sheriff Steven Rogers, who added that the community was "very blessed" that there were no fatalities.



The Killing Of Khalid Jabara Is An American Tragedy

The Jabara family left Lebanon in 1983, fleeing that country’s brutal civil war, and settled in a quiet neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Things were good. Mounha Jabara and his wife, Haifa, set up a successful catering business, and saw to it that their three kids graduated high school and went to college. By all accounts, they were living the American dream.

But five years ago, that dream turned into a nightmare. The monster in that nightmare is named Stanley Vernon Majors, a 61-year-old ex-convict from California who repeatedly harassed and threatened the Jabaras, largely because they were Arab-American.


North Carolina police kill unarmed deaf, mute man using sign language

NC police kill unarmed deaf muteThis is as bad as it gets.

A North Carolina state trooper shot and killed 29-year-old Daniel Harris — who was not only unarmed, but deaf and mute — just feet from his home, over a speeding violation. According to early reports from neighbors who witnessed the shooting this past Thursday night, Harris was shot and killed "almost immediately" after exiting his vehicle.

He appeared to be trying to communicate with the officer via sign language.


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