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Professor, NASA researcher pleads guilty in China ties case

Sep. 23, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A NASA researcher and Texas A&M University professor pleaded guilty to charges related to hiding his ties to a university created by the Chinese government while accepting federal grant money. Zhengdong Cheng pleaded guilty to two counts — violation of NASA...

How to get a student loan refund if you paid during pandemic

Sep. 21, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When President Joe Biden announced a plan to forgive student loan debt, many borrowers who kept making payments during the pandemic wondered if they'd made the right choice. Borrowers who paid down their debt during a pandemic freeze that started in March 2020 can...

Recovering addicts work to help others in 'Project Recover'

Sep. 17, 2022 08:00 AM EDT

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Wearing a black T-shirt emblazoned with the word “PEER,” Joy Bogese approaches people struggling with drug addiction the way a teacher might approach a reluctant student — gently, calmly and armed with experience in a subject that has stymied each of them. ...

After cancellation, Dems look to reduce future student debt

Sep. 15, 2022 11:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Building on President Joe Biden’s student debt cancellation plan, House Democrats on Thursday proposed new legislation that would increase federal student aid, lower interest rates on loans and take other steps to make college more affordable. The bill is being...

Tennessee receives $5M to prevent maternal deaths

Sep. 07, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Health says it has received a $5 million federal grant to help improve the state's maternal health outcomes. Commissioner Morgan McDonald said in a statement Tuesday that the majority of Tennessee's maternal deaths are...

Candy, cash, gifts: How rewards help recovery from addiction

Sep. 07, 2022 01:44 AM EDT

Harold Lewis has been fighting drug addiction for years, but only recently started thinking recovery could be fun. The 59-year-old former cook earned small prizes — candy, gum, gift cards, sunglasses and headphones — for attending meetings and staying in treatment for opioid...

Indiana will tax loan forgiveness, similar to other states

Sep. 06, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana will tax student debt relief as income, reflecting similar policies in other U.S. states following the Biden administration's announcement of a forgiveness plan last month. The Indiana Department of Revenue confirmed in an email to the Associated Press...

$1 billion in federal economic grants headed coast to coast

Sep. 02, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government will send $1 billion worth of federal grants for manufacturing, clean energy, farming, biotech and more to 21 regional partnerships across the nation, President Joe Biden and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo announced Friday. The 21 were chosen from...

Smaller SC areas can apply for grants to develop tourism

Sep. 02, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Small South Carolina communities now have the opportunity to participate in a program designed to help bring visitors to undiscovered parts of the state. The Undiscovered South Carolina grant program was created to develop tourism in smaller, rural areas of...

Student loan relief limited for many by US drug war's legacy

Aug. 30, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

President Joe Biden says he hopes his proposal to forgive federal student loans will narrow the nation's racial wealth gap. But a generation of Black and Hispanic Americans was disproportionately shut out of one of the keys to Biden's plan: the Pell Grant program. As part of the...