Late last month the U.S. Department of Education revised rules in its Higher Education Act of 1965, to force most for-profit colleges to ensure graduates are prepared for "gainful employment in a recognized occupation."
New York Times investigative reporter James Risen says while he is hoping that it won't come to it, he is willing to go to prison rather than divulge the source of information for a chapter he wrote in his 2006 book "State of War" that detailed the failed CIA mission dubbed "Operation Merlin." The Clinton-era mission allegedly attempted to put bad nuclear weapon plans into Iranian physicist hands, delaying them from obtaining a functional warhead. Jeffrey Sterling was indicted for leaking the information to Risen in 2010.
The 2014 U.S. Sled Hockey team won gold for the second consecutive paralympics in Sochi, Russia. It hadn't been done before in the relatively unknown sport, but sled hockey may not be under-the-radar for much longer.
Texas' roads have been critically underfunded for years, but an upsurge of funds may help.
As TPR reported, roads in shale plays like the Eagle Ford region have been pushed to their limits. Farm-to-Market roads and State Highways were not built for the kinds of vehicles and traffic the oil boom has brought, and the results have been dangerous and often deadly, with fatalities increasing 40 percent in 2012.
David Rothkopf takes two presidents to task in his new nook "National Insecurity: American Leadership in the Age of Fear." Chiding both President Obama and his Predecessor George W. Bush for their failures and false starts in foreign policy, Rothkopf wants to see America to engage with its allies again to secure the world from harm.
David Rothkopf, CEO and editor of the FP group, which publishes Foreign Policy Magazine. Rothkopf was also a deputy secretary of Commerce for President Bill Clinton.
The 2014 World Cup raised the hopes of the disabled and redefined how people look at technology when a paraplegic man named Juliano Pinto, who is completely paralysed from the lower torso down, used a mind-controlled robotic exoskeleton to perfrom the ceremonial first kick.
That robotic suit, which caught the world's attntion at Sao Paulo's Corinthians Arena in June, may end up redefining how we think about humanity.
The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio is adding on-site healthcare for thousands of parents whose young children are enrolled in Head Start, thanks to a new $600,000 grant from The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation.
The San Antonio program is considered a model for other cities in South Texas.
The first program at AVANCE’s Head Start Center on Castroville Road offered preventive and primary healthcare services for children up to the age of three, right at their school.
Cancer is the number one killer of Hispanics and Latinos in the United States, surpassing heart disease in 2012. According to Redes En Acción, the National Latino Cancer Research Network, rates of cancer in this community will rise by 142 percent over the next 20 years.