Billionaire says he'll pay off student loans of entire college graduating class, estimated at $40M

Robert F. Smith, left, laughs with David Thomas, center, and actress Angela Bassett at Morehouse College on Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Atlanta. Smith, a billionaire technology investor and philanthropist, said he will provide grants to wipe out the student debt of the entire graduating class at Morehouse College - an estimated $40 million. Smith, this year's commencement speaker, made the announcement Sunday morning while addressing nearly 400 graduating seniors of the all-male historically black college in Atlanta.  (Bo Emerson/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Billionaire technology investor shocks 2019 graduating class at Morehouse College, announcing at their commencement that he will pay off their students loans worth up to $40 million

In this wildly popular game, you kill a journalist: 'Make him famous in a different way'

The mobile game

The mission is called "Breaking News." It's the seventh mission in the game, and it comes after you've upgraded your sniper rifle to shoot at a distance of nearly 1,000 feet with accuracy.

Alaska man given Coast Guard medal 20 years after girl's rescue

Alaska man receives US Coast Guard's second-highest civilian honor for saving girl from drowning when they were both children more than 20 years ago

Texas church opens new sanctuary 18 months after massacre

Churchgoers pass a memorial wall following a dedication ceremony for a new sanctuary and memorial room at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday, May 19, 2019. In 2017 a gunman opened fire at the church and killed more than two dozen congregants. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

A South Texas church where a gunman in 2017 opened fire and killed more than two dozen congregants will unveil a new sanctuary and memorial room honoring the victims


Long gasoline lines form in oil-rich Venezuela

A line of cars spills on to the street as drivers wait to fill their tanks at a fuel station in Cabimas, Venezuela, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. U.S. sanctions on oil-rich Venezuela appear to be taking hold, resulting in mile-long lines for fuel in the South American nation’s second-largest city, Maracaibo. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

U.S. oil sanctions on Venezuela appear to be taking hold, resulting in mile-long lines for fuel in the South American nation's second-largest city, Maracaibo

U.S.: Iran military could misidentify airliners amid Washington-Tehran tension

In this Thursday, May 16, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Navy, Lt. Nicholas Miller, from Spring, Texas, and Lt. Sean Ryan, from Gautier, Miss., launch an F-18 Super Hornet from the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea. On Saturday, May 18, 2019, U.S. diplomats warned that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being

US warns commercial airliners over Persian Gulf they risk being targeted by 'miscalculation or misidentification' by the Iranian military

Misconduct report: Sailors created ‘rape list’ of female crew members aboard Navy submarine

A new probe reveals that Navy submarine sailors compiled a list of female crew members that ranked them according to their attractiveness level.

Police ID teen tackled after bringing gun to Oregon school

This 2016 file photo shows Keanon Lowe of the San Francisco 49ers NFL football team. Lowe, a former analyst for the 49ers and wide receiver at the University of Oregon, subdued a person with a gun who appeared on a Portland, Ore., high school campus Friday, May 17, 2019. Lowe is now a coach at Parkrose High School. (AP Photo/File)

Police have released the identity of an 18-year-old student who was tackled after reportedly bringing a gun into classroom at a Portland, Oregon, high school

Jury awards $3M to African American strippers in discrimination case

This Oct. 3, 2012, file photograph shows a few cars that are parked outside Danny's Downtown Cabaret, formerly Danny's Cabaret, in downtown Jackson, Miss. A Mississippi jury is awarding a total of more than $3 million to five African American strippers after a federal judge found the women worked under worse conditions than their white colleagues, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. The judge ruled in the discrimination case last year, and jurors decided Wednesday how much the women should receive. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

A Mississippi jury is awarding a total of more than $3 million to five African American strippers after a federal judge found the women worked under worse conditions than their white colleagues

Attorney: Abused clients were Ohio State football players

Brian Garrett stands for a portrait at his home, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Powell. Ohio. Former nursing student Garrett said he worked for a short time at an off-campus clinic Dr. Richard Strauss opened after he was ousted at Ohio State in the late 1990s. But Garrett quit after witnessing abuse by Strauss and then experiencing it himself. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

An attorney preparing a lawsuit against Ohio State University on behalf of more than 50 former athletes who claim they were sexually abused by a team physician says most of those clients were football players from the school's storied program

Ex-Oregon football star stops gunman at Oregon school

Police are positioned outside Parkrose High School during a lockdown after a man armed with a gun was wrestled to the ground by a staff member, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Portland, Ore. The Portland Police Bureau said in a statement Friday that no shots were fired at Parkrose High School, no one was injured and the man is in custody. Police say there are no other suspects. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP)

A former University of Oregon football star who now works as a coach stopped an armed gunman at a Portland, Oregon high school before anyone was injured

Border crisis of migrants reaching into nation's interior

Undocumented migrants wait to be processed by the U.S. Border Patrol after crossing the Rio Grande into the United States on May 15 in McAllen, Texas. (Washington Post photo by Ricky Carioti)

The ongoing, record-high influx of migrant families crossing into the United States along its southern border has strained U.S. Border Patrol resources so far beyond capacity that, for the first time, the Trump administration's border crisis is...

Missouri's GOP-led Legislature passes 8-week abortion ban

Abortion-rights activists seated in the Missouri House react after lawmakers approved a sweeping piece of anti-abortion legislation, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Jefferson, Mo. If enacted, the ban would be among the most restrictive in the U.S. It includes exceptions for medical emergencies, but not for pregnancies caused by rape or incest. Doctors would face five to 15 years in prison for violating the eight-week cutoff. Women who receive abortions wouldn't be prosecuted. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

Missouri's Republican-led Legislature has passed a sweeping bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, and Republican Gov. Mike Parson is expected to sign it

Ohio State team doctor abused 177 students -- and officials knew

This May 8, 2019, photo shows a sign for Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. On Friday, May 17, 2019, the school said at least 177 men were sexually abused by Ohio State team doctor Richard Strauss who died years ago, according to findings from a law firm that investigated the accusations, concluding that school leaders knew at the time. (AP Photo/Angie Wang)

An investigative report says a now-dead Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students over nearly two decades, and university officials knew what he was doing and did little to stop him

MGM might pay $800 million in Las Vegas shooting settlement

FILE - In this April 1, 2018, file photo, people carry flowers as they walk near the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino during a vigil for victims and survivors of a mass shooting in Las Vegas. Casino giant MGM Resorts is telling federal regulators it thinks it might pay up to $800 million to settle liability lawsuits stemming from the October 2017 mass shooting that became the deadliest in modern U.S. history. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Casino giant MGM Resorts is telling federal regulators it might pay up to $800 million to settle liability lawsuits stemming from the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas -- the deadliest in modern U.S. history

Coming soon to SAT: 'Adversity score' offering snapshot of challenges students face

Colleges that use it will see the number on a template called an "environmental context dashboard," which also includes data on Advanced Placement participation and SAT scores at the applicant's high school.

Mediation in Norway aims to resolve Venezuela crisis

Opposition leader Juan Guaido supporters celebrate during the eviction and arrest of Nicolas Maduro's supporters from the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, Thursday, May 16, 2019.  (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Diplomatic efforts aimed at resolving Venezuela's crisis are accelerating with the government and opposition sending envoys to talks in Norway

Saudis blame Iran for drone attack amid calls for U.S. strikes

People inspect the site of an airstrike by Saudi-led coalition in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, May, 16, 2019. Yemen's human rights minister says heavy fighting is underway in the country's south as rebel Houthis push to gain more territory from government forces and their allies. The clashes come as the Saudi-led coalition carried out airstrikes on the capital, Sanaa, earlier on Thursday, targeting the Houthis and killing at least three civilians. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Saudi Arabia blames Tehran for drone attack by Yemen's rebels that knocked out key oil pipeline, as newspaper close to palace calls for "surgical" U.S. strikes on Iran



Somers seeks $10 million in state money to help campaign donors

Sen. Somers won't talk about her attempts to secure $10 million in state bond money for developers...


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