Sallie Mae is in danger of losing lucrative loan servicing contracts with the U.S. Department of Education and some of its high-level employees may face criminal penalties pending the outcome of a probe involving evidence that the student-loan behemoth has cheated active-duty soldiers who have taken out federal student loans.
Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) warned that it was “very dangerous” for the U.S. to overreact to Ebola and urged “common sense” to contain the deadly virus.
"I know there's a lot of reason to be concerned. It is a serious problem, but in my lifetime, when we have been frightened by this so-called coming epidemic — most of it has never materialized," the veteran lawmaker and former physician said in an interview with conservative Newsmax TV Wednesday.
The Department of Defense converted $486 million worth of airplanes into scrap metal which it sold to an Afghan construction company for $32,000, according to a government watchdog that tracks spending in Afghanistan.
That poor return on investment is documented in two letters sent by John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction, to Defense Department officials, including Sec. Chuck Hagel and Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James.
A 101-year-old woman killed in 2013 when a St. Paul police officer backed a squad into her is responsible for her own death, the City of St. Paul said in court documents.
Roza Sakhina was struck by officer Lori Lin Goulet on Aug. 16, 2013, and died five days later. Sakhina's family filed a wrongful death suit in January against Goulet and the city, alleging that Goulet acted in a "negligent manner so as to collide with Roza Sakhina, a pedestrian."
In its answer to the suit, the city attorney's office denied any negligence on Goulet's part.