Biden Grants Reprieve on Student Loans. Get Ready to Resume Payments Anyway.

Student-loan borrowers got a break this week, but that doesn’t mean they can spend more for the holidays. The Biden administration on Wednesday extended a pause on student loan payments, yet borrowers should prepare for the eventual resumption of payments by saving the amount they would otherwise owe, experts advise.

A Florida teacher thought she’d settled her student loan debt 20 years ago. Then she got a bill for $1 million.

For almost a decade, the government took hundreds of dollars each month out of the paychecks of a Florida woman named Michelle to recoup old student loans that were unpaid and overdue. The process, called garnishment, is legal, and the U.S. Department of Education can order it for someone’s wages, tax returns and Social Security … Read more

Workers at Apple iPhone factory in China beaten in COVID protest

Employees at the world’s biggest Apple iPhone factory were beaten and detained in protests over pay amid anti-virus controls, according to witnesses and videos on social media Wednesday, as tensions mount over Chinese efforts to combat a renewed rise in infections. Videos that said they were filmed at the factory in the central city of … Read more

New York public schools must halt use of Native American mascots, state says

The New York State Department of Education (NYSDE) Thursday ordered all public schools in the state to stop using Native American references in team names, logos and mascots by the end of the 2022-23 school year, or face penalties.  The order, which was announced in a memo to districts statewide, characterized the use of Native … Read more

Biden Administration asks Supreme Court to lift student loan forgiveness block

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about student loan debt at the White House on Aug. 24, 2022 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong | Getty The Biden administration on Friday asked the Supreme Court to reinstate its federal student loan program after a federal appeals court issued a nationwide injunction against the plan. The administration’s request, … Read more

Why Your Organization Should Join the IEEE Standards Association

In our pilot study, we draped a thin, flexible electrode array over the surface of the volunteer’s brain. The electrodes recorded neural signals and sent them to a speech decoder, which translated the signals into the words the man intended to say. It was the first time a paralyzed person who couldn’t speak had used … Read more

Biden administration to ask Supreme Court to reinstate student loan relief plan

The Justice Department indicated Thursday that it plans to ask the Supreme Court to reinstate a Biden administration plan that would provide student loan forgiveness to millions of Americans. This comes after the plan has been blocked by two separate federal court rulings. On Monday, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals became the latest to … Read more

Lt. Mariano Pargas, the acting police chief during the Uvalde school shooting, steps down

The Uvalde officer who was leading the city’s police department during the hesitant law enforcement response to an elementary school shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers has stepped down, a city spokeswoman said Thursday. Lt. Mariano Pargas left the department voluntarily but it was not immediately clear whether he retired or resigned, according … Read more

UVA shooting suspect shot one victim while he was sleeping, appeared to be “aiming at certain people,” prosecutor says

A witness who saw a University of Virginia student open fire on a bus returning from a field trip described to police how the gunman targeted specific victims — many of them football players — shooting one of them as he slept, a prosecutor said in court Wednesday. The details emerged during the suspect’s first … Read more