WASHINGTON - Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Monday, April 22, unveiled a sweeping proposal to erase student loan debt for millions of Americans and make public college free for millions more, a plan that could distinguish her from the rest of the Democratic field. Warren is the first Democratic candidate to release a detailed policy to tackle the high cost of higher education for people who want to go to college and those who are still paying for it.
Ben Nicholson and his wife, Anita, were sitting down for breakfast with their two children when the bombs went off. The family was on holiday in Sri Lanka, something Nicholson attributes to his wife's committment to providing a culturally fulfilling life for their children. The British family of four went in to the restaurant at the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo, but Ben Nicholson was the only one who survived the explosion, detonated by a suicide bomber in line at the restaurant's buffet.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - As authorities investigated the worst attacks to strike this island nation since its civil war ended a decade ago, the focus Monday turned to an obscure local Islamist group, possible ties to extremists abroad - and the question of why the government did not do more to prevent the carnage.
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration said Monday that it will start imposing sanctions on a handful of countries, including key U.S. allies, unless they stop buying oil from Iran after waivers expire next month. "If you don't abide by this, there will be sanctions," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in announcing an end to temporary waivers granted last year to eight countries and jurisdictions that rely heavily on Iranian oil. "We're going to zero," Pompeo said. He added that "Any nation or entity interacting with Iran should do its diligence and err on the side of caution.
WASHINGTON - Herman Cain, President Donald Trump's planned nominee for the Federal Reserve, withdrew from consideration on Monday, a recognition that too many Senate Republicans had announced they would vote against him. Trump made the announcement on Twitter, writing, "My friend Herman Cain, a truly wonderful man, has asked me not to nominate him for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board. I will respect his wishes. Herman is a great American who truly loves our Country!"
WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told lawmakers Monday that there are no plans to immediately open impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, rejecting calls from several Democrats to initiate steps to try to oust the president.
Have you ever seen a giant red jellyfish light up the night sky for a split second? If you have, you're not imagining things. You've just witnessed a lightning-like electrical discharge high in the atmosphere known as a sprite.
Just as single-income families began to vanish in the last century, many of America's elderly are now forgoing retirement for the same reason: They don't have enough money. Rickety social safety nets, inadequate retirement savings plans and sky high health-care costs are all conspiring to make the concept of leaving the workforce something to be more feared than desired. For the first time in 57 years, the participation rate in the labor force of retirement-age workers has cracked the 20% mark, according to a new report from money manager United Income.
It was a 1980s Wall Street cliche. Tiny pancakes, huge egos and gobs of glossy black fish eggs from the Caspian Sea hoovered up on little mother-of-pearl spoons. Beluga, osetra and sevruga - most Americans had no idea these were species of sturgeon, but it was clear eating a whole lot of salted, unfertilized roe was a signal that you had arrived.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump sued his own accounting firm and the Democratic chairman of the House Oversight Committee at the same time Monday - trying an unusual tactic to stop the firm from giving the committee details about Trump's past financial dealings. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in the District of Columbia, seeks a court order to squash a subpoena issued last week by the committee to Mazars USA. Trump's lawyers also are asking a federal judge to temporarily block the subpoena until the court has had a chance to review their request.