What should student loan borrowers do while waiting for Supreme Court forgiveness ruling?

The US Supreme Court will decide two issues: whether the administration overstepped its authority, and whether the plaintiffs had the right to sue in the first place. Above, at Pasadena City College’s graduation ceremony in June 2019. (Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images) If you have federal student loan debt, you may be waiting anxiously to … Read more

Family of woman who collapsed in KPD custody plans to sue

After the Knoxville Police Department released video footage of how officers treated Lisa Edwards’ during her arrest and eventual collapse in the back seat of a police car, Lisa Edwards’ family members say they are still struggling to piece together exactly what happened ‒ and why. “We’re still in shock, we keep talking about it,” … Read more

Murdaugh trial judge allows the jury to visit the scene of the double murders

The jurors in the double murder trial of Alex Murdaugh will be allowed to walk through the crime scene where the former South Carolina lawyer’s wife and younger son were killed, a judge ruled Monday, siding with the defense team’s request to help them better visualize the testimony. Defense attorney Richard “Dick” Harpootlian said he … Read more

Arizona Republicans disavow wide-ranging bribery allegation

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s Republican-controlled Legislature has for years entertained a host of unsupported theories about fraudsters manipulating election results since Donald Trump’s loss in 2020. But lawmakers reached a limit for what they will tolerate last week, when a daylong hearing about elections ended with a presentation accusing a wide range of politicians, judges … Read more

Reuters reporters’ online accounts faked to approach China activists

By James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) – Two Reuters journalists had their identities faked by an unknown person or people who then used sham social media accounts to engage with Chinese activists on several online platforms over several months. The false representations of the two journalists, Shanghai bureau chief Brenda Goh and Hong Kong-based correspondent … Read more

Rupert Murdoch admits Fox News hosts ‘endorsed’ election lies and wanted to make Trump a ‘non-person’ after January 6 riot

Rupert Murdoch conceded in a deposition that Fox News hosts pushed falsehoods about the 2020 election. Fox Corporation, which Murdoch leads, argues it isn’t liable in Dominion’s lawsuit anyway. Messages obtained by Dominion show how Murdoch sought to appease Trump — until January 6. Rupert Murdoch admitted that individual Fox News hosts endorsed the falsehood … Read more

Former Rockledge caregiver who impregnated client with severe disabilities takes plea deal

A former Rockledge caregiver for people with disabilities will serve eight years in prison after police said he had sex with a client with the “mental capacity of a small child,” resulting in the woman becoming pregnant and giving birth, according to police and court documents . Willie Shorter, 62, was arrested in 2019 after … Read more

Asian shares mostly higher after slight gains on Wall St

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher Tuesday in Asia after Wall Street benchmarks clawed back some losses from their worst week since early December. Tokyo, Seoul, Sydney and Shanghai advanced while Hong Kong and Mumbai declined. Stocks have come under selling pressure as analysts raised forecasts for how high the Federal Reserve will take … Read more

5 enter guilty pleas in Criminal Court

Feb. 27—Five defendants in Cumberland County Criminal Court entered guilty pleas and seven others have opted for jury trials. Dozens of other cases on the docket were continued. Guilty pleas ranged from pleas to drug possession to felony vandalism. The following persons entered guilty pleas to elements of indictments they faced, or opted to enter … Read more