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For-profit college in Chicago suburbs facing federal review abruptly shuts down

Jul. 08, 2024 16:31 PM EDT

OAK LAWN, Ill. (AP) — A for-profit college in Chicago’s suburbs has abruptly closed amid a federal review. Officials at Northwestern College in Oak Lawn sent an email to students on Saturday saying the school had closed, WGN-TV reported. Northwestern College...

House Republicans unite on spending cuts to non-defense programs, but Senate roadblock awaits

Jul. 06, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are off to a quicker, more united start this year when it comes to funding the federal government, passing four of 12 annual appropriations bills before the end of June compared to zero at this time last year when the new majority got off to a rocky start. ...

New Jersey passes budget that boosts taxes on companies making over $10 million

Jun. 28, 2024 16:15 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Democrat-led Legislature passed a $56.6 billion budget on Friday that hikes taxes on high-earning corporations, sending the measure to Gov. Phil Murphy, who's expected to sign it. Lawmakers were two days ahead of their constitutionally set...

Republican group takes rare step of targeting GOP incumbent who voted to oust McCarthy

May. 13, 2024 17:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A political action committee that helps Republicans get elected to Congress is doing the unusual — spending more than $450,000 to defeat a GOP incumbent. That incumbent, conservative two-term Rep. Bob Good, R-Va., voted to remove former Rep. Kevin McCarthy as House speaker...

In progressive Argentina, the LGBTQ+ community says President Milei has turned back the clock

May. 12, 2024 09:47 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — When Luana Salva got her first formal job after years of prostitution, she was ecstatic. A quota law in Argentina that promoted the inclusion of transgender people in the work force — unprecedented in Latin America expect in neighboring Uruguay —...

Transgender activists flood Utah tip line with hoax reports to block bathroom law enforcement

May. 07, 2024 23:26 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Transgender activists have flooded a Utah tip line created to alert state officials to possible violations of a new bathroom law with thousands of hoax reports in an effort to shield trans residents and their allies from any legitimate complaints that could lead to an...

Hakeem Jeffries isn't speaker yet, but the Democrat may be the most powerful person in Congress

May. 02, 2024 00:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Without wielding the gavel or holding a formal job laid out in the Constitution, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries might very well be the most powerful person in Congress right now. The minority leader of the House Democrats, it was Jeffries who provided the votes needed to...

European Union official von der Leyen visits the Finland-Russia border to assess security situation

Apr. 19, 2024 09:32 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The head of the European Union's executive branch said Friday that Finland's decision to close its border crossings with Russia over a surge in migrants is a security matter for the whole 27-member bloc to consider. European Commission President Ursula...

Today in History: April 15, the Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic, more than 1,500 die

Apr. 15, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today is Monday, April 15, the 106th day of 2024. There are 260 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 15, 1912, the British luxury liner RMS Titanic foundered in the North Atlantic off Newfoundland more than 2 1/2 hours after hitting an...