Scientists create submersible to reach the Titanic
Thrill seekers and history lovers could soon get front row seats to the treasures and historical remains of the Titanic. The only catch? You’ll need $100,000. David Begnaud reports.
Indiana county honors fallen officers with Christmas tree
Boone County puts up a Christmas tree with blue lights honoring every officer killed in the line of duty this year; Sheriff Mike Nielsen explains.
California Dem accused of child cruelty says he spanked daughter, cops say injury not on buttocks: report
Bruce Springsteen idolized these Jersey brothers. Then one was killed in Vietnam.
Walter and Raymond Cichon "were gods to me," the Boss remembers during his Broadway show, which closes Saturday but launches on Netflix.
How ‘Superman’ gave rise to superhero movies 40 years ago — helped by Christopher Reeve and the White House
Virginia police won’t press charges against priest for inappropriate conduct, but he remains under church investigation
Politics cloud felon voting rights restoration in Florida
Elections officials across Florida say they expect former felons to flock to their offices to register to vote next month when a newly passed ballot initiative launches one of the largest enfranchisement efforts in modern U.S. history.
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Education Department forgives $150 million in student debt on court order
The Department of Education is forgiving about $150 million in student debt belonging to some 15,000 borrowers, around half of them former attendees of the for-profit Corinthian Colleges chain, which went bankrupt in 2015. The agency announced the loan cancellation Thursday in response to a federal court order and began notifying affected students by email Friday. Education Secretary Betsy DeVo...
Trump names budget director Mick Mulvaney as acting chief of staff
President Trump on Friday tweeted an announcement that Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, will step in as acting White House chief of staff. Mulvaney, who also worked as the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau before bowing out this week, will replace current White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, who will depart at the end of the year. "Mick...
Parkland survivor, gun-reform advocate accepted to Harvard
A Florida high schooler who survived a school shooting massacre and co-founded the "March For Our Lives" gun-reform movement has been accepted to Harvard