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Loophole lets teen rapists return to same school as victims, Michigan lawmakers told

Two teenage rape survivors are urging state lawmakers in Michigan to close down a loophole that allows rapists to return to the same school as victims after finishing their sentences. Gianna Duva and Mya Zaplitny, both 14, were raped off school grounds last year by a 16-year-old male student at Brighton High School in Michigan. They were only 13 and ... Read More »

Retired NYC sanitation worker makes $285K a year from pension

A former Sanitation Department honcho is pulling in an astonishing $285,047-a-year pension — more than twice what he was making on the job, according to newly released data. And that’s just one of dozens of huge pension payouts revealed in records published Tuesday by the Empire Center for Public Policy— data that lay bare the city’s insanely generous pension system, ... Read More »

After Tragedies, a Call to Change Greek Life’s Culture

A national organization representing hundreds of thousands of sorority members in the U.S. has issued a “call for critical change” in Greek social life and pledged to develop a set of recommendations to improve campus safety. “The campus tragedies our fraternity and sorority communities have experienced in recent months reinforce that we have an obligation and duty to redouble our ... Read More »

Trump urged not to scrap Iran nuclear deal, but will he listen?

President Donald Trump’s top national security advisers are encouraging him to comply with the terms of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and renew temporary waivers for US sanctions against Iran ahead of Friday’s key legal deadline, US officials told CNN. The renewal of those waivers — which provide relief from US sanctions that are not set to expire for several ... Read More »

8 earthquakes strike along Iran-Iraq border, rattle Baghdad

A series of eight earthquakes hit the Iran-Iraq border area and rattled even Baghdad and parts of the Iraqi countryside on Thursday, apparently aftershocks of a temblor in November that killed over 530 people. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said seven of the quakes struck near the Iraqi city of Mandali and ... Read More »

Southern California mudslides: At least 17 dead, 100 homes destroyed

Search and rescue efforts intensified Wednesday for hundreds of Montecito residents feared trapped in their homes after deadly walls of mud and debris roared down California hillsides stripped of vegetation by recent ferocious wildfires. The one-two punch of fire and downpour-fueled debris flows have debilitated the affluent, picturesque community of about 10,000 people. The slides have killed at least 17, ... Read More »

U.S. News Ranks 2018 Best Online Programs

For students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees, online learning offers a more flexible option, enabling many of them to boost their careers as they continue working full time. More than 6 million students enrolled in at least one online course in fall 2015, with private nonprofit schools experiencing the fastest growth, according to a 2017 report. Experts say online programs ... Read More »

3 2017: A year of terror and North Korea turmoil

It’s going to be a frigid fest in Times Square this year. With temperatures forecast for 11 degrees at midnight in the heart of New York’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, partygoers may have to weather the second-chilliest ball drop on record. To get you ready for staying warm for the New Year’s bash, USA TODAY got a few tips from ... Read More »

How to survive the cold in Times Square this New Year’s Eve

It’s going to be a frigid fest in Times Square this year. With temperatures forecast for 11 degrees at midnight in the heart of New York’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, partygoers may have to weather the second-chilliest ball drop on record. To get you ready for staying warm for the New Year’s bash, USA TODAY got a few tips from ... Read More »

Flu widespread in 36 states, CDC reports

Outbreaks of influenza are getting an early start this year in part because of cold weather gripping much of the USA and low efficacy associated with this year’s flu vaccine. It’s still too early to say whether this winter will be a bad season for the flu, but epidemiologists in 36 states already have reported widespread influenza activity to the ... Read More »