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ITT Tech shutting down all campuses nationwide

ITT Tech shutting downIn the wake of devastating federal sanctions, officials from the Indiana-based ITT Educational Services Inc. announced Tuesday that all ITT Technical Institute campuses will be closing.

In late August, the U.S. Department of Education barred ITT (ESI) from enrolling new students who depend on federal aid and required the company to warn current students that its accreditation is in jeopardy. ITT also was told that it must increase its reserves from $94.4 million to $247.3 million, or 40% of federal student aid the company received in 2015.


Hugh O’Brian, Star of TV’s ‘The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp,’ Dies at 91

Hug O'Brian dies at 91Hugh O’Brian, who starred in the long-running series “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp,” died Monday. He was 91.

The actor died peacefully in his Beverly Hills home, according to a statement from Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership.

ABC Western “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp,” in which the exceedingly handsome, muscular O’Brian starred as the title character, ran for 221 episodes from 1955-61. At the time he was one of television’s great male sex symbols.


US company uses dogs to disperse pipeline protesters

US firm unleashes dogs against pipeline protestersEnergy Transfer, the company in charge of constructing the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in the US state of North Dakota, has unleashed dogs on a group of Native Americans who were protesting against the project.

The violent encounter occurred on Saturday, when hundreds of protesters gathered at one of the pipeline’s construction sites where some bulldozers were leveling the ground.


Obama cancels meeting with Philippine president following obscene warning

Obama will not meet with Philippine presidentPresident Barack Obama will no longer meet with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, the White House announced Monday, after Duterte's expletive-filled rant directed at the commander-in-chief raised eyebrows worldwide.

“President Obama will not be holding a bilateral meeting with President Duterte of the Philippines this afternoon,” National Security Council spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement.

Duterte had warned Obama not to ask him about the more than 2,000 extrajudicial killings reported in his country Monday, threatening: “Son of a bitch, I will swear at you in that forum.”



Tuskegee Airman Dabney Montgomery dies at age 93

Tusegee Airman Dabney Montgomery dies at 93Dabney Montgomery, who served with the all-black Tuskegee Airmen in the second world war and marched with Martin Luther King Jr in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, has died. He was 93.

Montgomery’s goddaughter, Marlene Patton, said he died of natural causes on Saturday morning at a Manhattan hospice care facility. He had lived in Harlem until he entered the facility last Sunday night.


FBI offers $50,000 reward for capture of escaped polygamous sect leader

Lyle jeffs escapes The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to the capture of a Utah-based polygamous faith leader who escaped from home confinement ahead of his trial over food stamp fraud.

Lyle Jeffs, 56, fled confinement in Salt Lake City sometime over the weekend of June 18 - 19 and an arrest warrant was issued by a federal judge that Sunday afternoon, authorities said.


Chicago homicides hit 20-year high as gun violence spikes

Chicago Hits 20 year highChicago recorded its deadliest month in two decades in August, part of a sharp rise in gun violence in the nation's third-largest city this year.

Chicago police said Thursday that 90 people were killed last month, a 66 percent increase over August 2015. There were 472 shooting victims — an average of more than 15 people per day.


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