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  • Bridgepoint Education accused of scamming students, taxpayers

    Bridgepoint Education accused of scamming students, taxpayers
    SAN DIEGO -- A San Diego-based company that runs two of the nation's largest for-profit universities is being accused of scamming students and ripping off the federal government. Bridgepoint Education is one of the biggest employers in San Diego County....
  • Everest, Kaplan have highest number of complaints before Florida attorney general

    They tell stories of broken promises, overly aggressive sales tactics, harassing phone calls, bungled financial aid and insurmountable debt. Florida's attorney general is currently investigating eight for-profit colleges, which have been the subjects...
  • USS Iowa Opens as a Public Museum

    USS Iowa Opens as a Public Museum
    SAN PEDRO, Calif. (KTLA) -- After more than 50 years in service, the public can now walk aboard the decks of the USS Iowa. The ship opened as a floating museum Saturday at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro. General admission ticket cost $18....
  • How we got details on questionable federal health research funding (You can look, too)

    How we got details on questionable federal health research funding (You can look, too)
    On Sunday and Monday of this week, we published a series examining 12 years of spending at one of the centers at the National Institutes of Health -- the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, also known as NCCAM. Sen. Tom Harkin...
  • Iowa Gov. Hospitalized After Choking on Carrot on USS Iowa

    Iowa Gov. Hospitalized After Choking on Carrot on USS Iowa
    SAN PEDRO (KTLA) -- Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has been released from the hospital after choking on a carrot while taking part in the re-dedication ceremony of the USS Iowa. According to his spokesman, the 65-year-old choked on a carrot and vomited and...
  • Letters: Many views of 'alternative' treatment

    Letters: Many views of 'alternative' treatment
    The recent series of articles by Trine Tsouderos in the Los Angeles Times misrepresents the scientific contributions and future research agenda of the National Institutes of Health and its National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine ["New...
  • COINS Act would kill the dollar bill

    COINS Act would kill the dollar bill
    Two U.S. senators have proposed getting rid of the dollar bill -- an act that is sure to enrage strippers everywhere. John McCain (R- Arizona) and Tom Harkin (D- Iowa) presented Congress with the COINS Act (Currency Optimization, Innovation and...
  • States can apply for waivers to No Child Left Behind

    With a growing number of states rebelling against the No Child Left Behind law and stalled efforts in Congress to reform it, the Obama administration says it will grant waivers to liberate states from a law that it considers dysfunctional. Education...
  • Cardin, Mikulski urge Obama to speed withdrawal from Afghanistan

    Sens. Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski urged President Barack Obama on Wednesday to speed the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan. The Maryland Democrats joined a group of 24 senators in declaring the mission in Afghanistan...
  • U.S. senator asks for UMUC records

    The chairman of the U.S. Senate education committee asked the chancellor of Maryland's state university system Monday to hand over records on enrollment and workplace practices at the University of Maryland University College, where president Susan...
  • Kirwan says UMUC academically sound when president resigned

    University of Maryland University College was academically sound on the day President Susan Aldridge resigned, according to the chancellor of the state university system. That assurance, conveyed by Chancellor William E. Kirwan in an interview last week,...