Alabama cop may lose medal earned for shooting suspect — after video shows he was lying about man’s gun

Alabama cop may lose medal earned for shooting suspect — after video shows he was lying about man’s gun

Travis Gettys Officer Daniel Aguirre was awarded a medal earlier this year after shooting a robbery suspect during an arrest — but a newly released video shows he was lying. The Birmingham Police Department temporarily rescinded the Combat Cross Medal late Tuesday awarded to Aguirre in May after AL.com published a dashboard camera video obtained

Who keeps billions of taxpayer dollars flowing to for-profit colleges? These guys

Who keeps billions of taxpayer dollars flowing to for-profit colleges? These guys

Annie Waldman, ProPublica For-profit universities have had another rough year, with big players facing federal scrutiny for everything from predatory loans to outright fraud. Now attention is turning to the schools’ accreditors. Accreditors are supposed to make sure that schools provide students with a quality education. They are not government agencies, but wield enormous power:

Oregon norovirus outbreak may have emanated from Halloween pumpkin-carving party

Oregon norovirus outbreak may have emanated from Halloween pumpkin-carving party

Reuters A pre-Halloween pumpkin carving party may have caused a norovirus outbreak that has sickened more than 100 students, teachers and staff at an Oregon Catholic school, a public health official said on Wednesday. Officials may never be able to definitively determine the cause of the outbreak, which prompted O’Hara Catholic School in Eugene, Oregon,

Texas Gov. Abbott threatens Dallas sheriff: Crack down on immigrants or lose state grant money

Texas Gov. Abbott threatens Dallas sheriff: Crack down on immigrants or lose state grant money

Reuters Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday threatened to withhold state grant money to Dallas County if the Democratic sheriff there does not detain undocumented immigrants as requested by federal authorities. Analysts said the warning that extended to sheriffs across the state was mostly aimed at placating Republicans, many of whom want a special

George H.W. Bush rips ‘iron-ass’ Dick Cheney and ‘arrogant’ Rumsfeld in new biography: report

George H.W. Bush rips ‘iron-ass’ Dick Cheney and ‘arrogant’ Rumsfeld in new biography: report

Reuters Former President George H.W. Bush takes some unexpected swipes at Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, key members of his son’s administration, over their reaction to the Sept. 11 attacks, in a new biography of the 41st president, Fox News reported on Wednesday. In “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey Of George Herbert Walker Bush,”

Bernie Sanders introduces bill that would end federal ban on marijuana

Bernie Sanders introduces bill that would end federal ban on marijuana

International Business Times

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont filed a bill in the Senate on Wednesday that would abolish all federal penalties for possessing and growing marijuana. The “Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2015? bill would remove references to cannabis in the Controlled Substances Act. Transporting marijuana from jurisdictions where it is illegal to places where it…