California's Department of Corrections has announced new rules to parole inmates more quickly, in the hope of reducing the state's prison population.
The proposed regulations still must be approved by state regulators. They would reduce the remaining time in prison for inmates who get a college degree or take self-help classes. One month of a sentence would be waived each year for prisoners who join and complete programs such as alcohol and substance counseling, anger management or life-skills lessons.
Violent Portrait Emerges of London Attacker
So much is known now about the 52-year-old man who killed four people Wednesday and injured dozens of others on Westminster Bridge and in London's Parliament Square.
So much, but so little.
His last dinner before the rampage was a kebab, eaten at a cheap hotel in the southern coastal town of Brighton, 87 kilometers from London. The hotel staff said there was nothing to suggest he was on the eve of adding his name to the roster of jihadists who have died while carrying out recent atrocities in Europe.
International Student Applications Drop at US Colleges
U.S. college applications from foreign students for the next school year are down, with the number of undergraduate applications from countries in the Middle East dropping 39 percent.
In 2016, 1.2 million international students attended American colleges and universities. That is an increase of 6.5 percent from the year before and the highest number ever.
But it appears the steady growth in the number of international students may not last.
US Secretary of State to Meet NATO Counterparts
U.S. officials say Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with members of the NATO alliance next week, following criticism over his initial decision to skip a NATO foreign ministers meeting.
State Department officials say Tillerson will meet NATO members on March 31 in Brussels. Foreign ministers from NATO countries were originally scheduled to gather in Brussels on April 5-6. It is not clear if the new meeting will replace the April dates.
Republicans Pull Health Care Bill at Trump's Request
President Donald Trump asked Republican Party leaders to withdraw a controversial health care bill shortly before it was due to be voted on Friday because it became clear there were not enough votes to pass the measure.
Trump said "we were very, very close" to passing the ruling party's version of a bill intended to replace the Affordable Care Act signed into law by former President Barack Obama seven years ago.
House Speaker Paul Ryan played a leading role in the effort to pass the administration's proposal, and Friday's reversal by the administration was a stinging rebuke for him as well as for Trump.
Staying Healthy After Breast Cancer
Although surviving breast cancer is not easy, survivors can now live for much longer due to modern medicine. However, taking control of your health is key to living a much better and longer life after breast cancer. As frightening and draining as diagnosis and treatment can be, it's unfortunate that learning to live as a breast cancer survivor once you've made it past these hurdles might be a bigger challenge. Below is a guideline to help you stay healthy after breast cancer.
Obamacare Remains the Law as Trump Republican Bill Fails
Congressman Paul Ryan acknowledged defeat of the bill to repeal Obamacare at a press conference saying, "Obamacare is the law of the land."
The failure is largely blames on last minute town hall meetings held across the U. S. in which angrey U. S. citizens protested that family and friends would lose coverage under the Republican plan and premiums would actually rise even more than under the present plan.
The White House told House Speaker Paul Ryan to pull back the American Health Care Act on Friday after much debate and it appeared the bill would not pass.