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Will a summer job burn your financial aid for college?

Jul. 18, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

Roughly one-third of teenagers have summer jobs, according to the Pew Research Center. Some of these jobs may make you very familiar with the letters "SPF." But every working student should know a different abbreviation to avoid getting burned: EFC. While you may be working to help pay for college, the money you...

The Latest: Ex-US Rep. Fattah loses bid to cut prison term

Jul. 12, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on Congressman Corruption (all times local): 3:40 p.m. A longtime Pennsylvania congressman has lost his bid to have his 10-year prison term for corruption reduced after four counts were tossed on appeal. Philadelphia Democrat Chaka Fattah is two-and-a-half years into a prison...

Kamala Harris proposes $100B in homeownership assistance

Jul. 6, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is proposing $100 billion in federal grants to pay for down payment and closing costs to help close what she says is a racial wealth gap and address historical discrimination in homeownership against black families. Harris announced her...

Government sends migrant girls to new Florida facility

Jul. 3, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A nonprofit organization has begun sheltering migrant teenage girls at a new Florida facility with a federal government grant. The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants says the teens arriving in Lake Worth, Florida receive classroom education, and mental health and legal services until...

US Education Department to investigate UNC Middle East event

Jun. 18, 2019 9:31 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education is investigating a conference on the Middle East held at the University of North Carolina after a legislator raised complaints that participants were biased against Israel. The conference titled "Conflict Over Gaza: People, Politics, and...

Florida effort to block election hacking gets extra $2M

Jun. 17, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's county elections departments will retain $2.3 million in unspent grant money aimed at stopping cyber-attacks on the state's voting system, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday. DeSantis announced the unspent money is left over from a $19 million federal grant given last...

Bill would create entity to push for key rail tunnel funding

Jun. 7, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bill put forward in New Jersey's Senate is the latest step to try to get crucial federal funding for a new rail tunnel into New York City. The bipartisan measure announced Friday would create a commission composed of representatives of both states and Amtrak to oversee the $13...