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|Obama-era rule leads to $150M in student loan forgiveness
The U.S. Education Department said it will forgive $150 million in federal student loans as part of a 2016 rule that Secretary Betsy DeVos previously tried to block.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:13 PM
|Michael Cohen says Trump directed him to pay hush money to keep women quiet during 2016 election
"The man doesn't tell truth, and it's sad that I should have to take responsibility for his dirty deeds," Cohen told ABC's Good Morning America.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 9:24 AM
|Egypt unearths tomb of ancient high priest
Egyptian archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a priest dating back more than 4,400 years in the pyramid complex of Saqqara south of the capital Cairo, authorities said Saturday. "Today we are announcing the last discovery of the year 2018, it's a new discovery, it's a private tomb," Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Enany told an audience of invited guests including reporters. "It is exceptionally well preserved, coloured, with sculpture inside. It belongs to a high official priest... (and) is more than 4,400 years old," he said. The tomb belongs to "Wahtye", a high priest who served during the fifth dynasty reign of King Neferirkare, the antiquities ministry said. A view of the newly-discovered tomb of 'Wahtye' Credit: Reuters His tomb is decorated with scenes showing the royal priest alongside his mother, wife and other members of his family, the ministry said in a statement. It also contains more than a dozen niches and 24 colourful statues of the cleric and members of his family, it said. In November archaeology officials announced the discovery in Saqqara of seven sarcophagi, some dating back more than 6,000 years, during excavation work started in April by the same archaeological mission. An external view of the site Credit: Anadolu Three of those tombs contained mummified cats and scarabs. The Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo is home to the famous Djoser pyramid, a more than 4,600-year-old construction which dominates the site and was Egypt's first stone monument. The tomb, built by the master architect Imhotep for the Pharoah Djoser, stood 62 metres tall originally and is considered the oldest building in the world built entirely of stone.
POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 12:47 PM
|Turkey won't 'give up' on Khashoggi murder probe: minister
Turkey's foreign minister said Saturday his country would "not give up" on finding out the truth about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul. "We haven't received any new information or outcome of the investigation from the Saudi side," Mevlut Cavusoglu said on the sidelines of a conference in Turkish ally Qatar. Earlier this month, the minister said Turkey was in talks over a possible United Nations investigation into the October 2 murder, which has provoked global outrage.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 7:22 PM
|Tony Blair sees another Brexit referendum as most likely outcome
Less than four months before Britain is due to leave the EU, Prime Minister Theresa May called off a parliamentary vote on her deal with Brussels this week after admitting it would be heavily defeated. "Our present situation is unique in modern British politics," Blair said in a speech in London. "We will go back to the people." Addressing EU leaders in Brussels, Blair said they should offer to reform to make it more attractive for Britain to remain, including making changes to immigration rules, a key driver behind the vote to leave the bloc.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 9:40 AM
|North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death
North Koreans are marking the seventh anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son, Kim Jong Un. As snow fell Sunday, a steady flow of North Koreans offering flowers and paying respects to the late leader could be seen at Mansu Hill in central Pyongyang, the location of huge bronze statues of the "Dear Leader" and national founder Kim Il Sung. The anniversary observations were expected to continue through Monday across the country.
POSTED DECEMBER 16, 2018 3:52 AM
|Photos: Snow, freezing rain from Storm Deirdre caused disruptions across U.K.
Storm Deirdre caused travel hazards, power outages and disruptions this weekend across the United Kingdom.
POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 6:32 PM
|The easiest way to keep your dog’s paws safe in cold winter weather
Winter weather can be so, so dangerous for your pupper's paws. When it gets very cold out, the snow or even the cold pavement can give your dog frostbite on its paws in a matter of minutes. Your dog's paws absolutely need protection, but not all pups are willing to leave those little booties on their feet. There's another option called Musher's Secret Pet Paw Protection Wax, and we can't recommend it highly enough.
Here's what you need to know from the Amazon page:
* Protects paws from sand, hot pavement, ice and salt with all natural 100-percent wax-based cream
* Perfect for mushing, hunting, walking or before any outdoor activity
* Easy-to-apply formula contains vitamin E to moisturize and help heal wounds and keep paws healthy
* Available in pack of 7-ounces
* Measures 3-4/5-inch length by 3-4/5-inch width 3-4/5 height
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 4:58 PM
|The Hyundai Kona Electric Has a Longer Range than the Chevy Bolt and Costs the Same
Hyundai's little crossover scores a big win with its mileage rating and value equation.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 2:28 PM
|Ken Paxton: Tijuana migrants will go through a slow process
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says that the caravan migrants waiting in Tijuana will be going through a slow process, sending a message that they are unable to walk across the border.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 9:38 AM