People Borrowing Less To Pay for College

(CNN) — A growing number of Americans are paying for college out of their own pockets. That’s according to Sallie Mae, which specializes in educational financing. In the last school year, 42 percent of college cost was covered by parents or student income or savings. The previous year, it was 38 percent, but it had … Continue reading »

Ukraine: Mines laid near MH17 site

Donetsk, Ukraine (CNN) — International investigators’ quest to carry out their duties at the crash site of the downed Malaysian airliner hit another roadblock Wednesday, as Ukrainian officials warned of possible land mines near the site. Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council claims that “terrorists” — the term it uses to describe rebels — have … Continue reading »

TSA Seeking Ideas to Reduce Long Lines

(CNN) — Most travelers know the annoyance of standing in those long airport security lines. Now, the Transportation Security Administration wants to know what you’d do to fix the problem. The TSA is offering a total of $15,000 dollars to those who come up with the best ways to shorten those lines. The agency wants … Continue reading »

2014 The Deadliest Year for Flights?

(CNN) — In the month of July we saw three airline crashes in the span of a week: Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Transasia Airways Flight 222 and Air Algerie Flight 5017. That is a lot, however, this year is not the deadliest for flights. Safety experts said we’re still enjoying the overall safest period in … Continue reading »

Apple Moves to Expand Radio Service

(CNN) — Apple is making moves to expand its radio service. The company is reportedly close to buying “Swell,” an APP that streams talk radio. According to technology website “Re/Code,” the deal is worth about $30 million. Swell did not confirm the Apple deal specifically, CNN reports. But, its parent company revealed in a statement … Continue reading »

Home Price Increases Continue Slowly

(CNN) — Home prices continued to rise this spring, but the pace of increase has slowed since late last year. The S&P / Case-Shiller Home Price Index , a closely watched measure of home values, posted a 9.3 percent annual increase in its May reading, down from the 10.8 percent rate in April. The good … Continue reading »

Federal Bill to Legalize Some Marijuana

(CNN) — Doctors in Macon, Georgia, told Janea Cox that her daughter, Haleigh, might not live another three months. That was the middle of March, when Haleigh’s brain was being short-circuited by hundreds of seizures a day, overrunning the array of five potent drugs meant to control them. Worse, the drugs were damaging Haleigh’s organs. … Continue reading »

Lightning Kills 1, Hurts 13 on Beach

(CNN) — A relaxing day at Southern California’s famed Venice Beach took a deadly turn Sunday afternoon when a powerful lightning bolt struck the water, killing one person and injuring at least 13, emergency officials said. The sudden lightning strike at Venice Beach caused panic as people tried to get out of the water and … Continue reading »

100 Anniversary of World War I

(CNN) — Monday will mark 100 years since the start of World War I. It was on July 28th, 1914, that Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The war would soon spread throughout Europe and across the globe. The U.S. attempted a policy of neutrality, but hostilities with Germany … Continue reading »

Victims Arrive in Netherlands

(CNN) — Planes carrying seventy-four more coffins of victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 arrived Thursday in the Netherlands. It’s been one week since the plane was shot down, killing all 298 people on board. Most of them were Dutch. The first of the bodies of those who died reached Endhoven on Wednesday. Authorities hope … Continue reading »

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