CHICAGO (AP) — The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools plans to plead guilty to corruption charges announced Thursday that allege she helped steer more than $23 million worth of no-bid contracts to education companies in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.
By Daniel Bases NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's administration on Thursday went to court in an effort to seize beach front property owned by the city of Margate in order to complete an Atlantic coastline storm protection system of sand dunes. The coast was severely damaged in 2012's Superstorm Sandy, which was directly responsible for 147 deaths in the United States, destroyed more than 650,000 homes and overall caused nearly $50 billion in damages. Margate, located on a coastal barrier island south of Atlantic City, resists voluntarily providing property easements on 87 parcels of city land necessary for the project.
Mourners on Thursday remembered a student who was among 10 people who died in a shooting rampage at an Oregon community college, in the first of a series of publicly announced memorial services for the victims. The service for Jason Johnson, 33, took place a week after gunman Chris Harper-Mercer, 26, opened fire at Umpqua Community College in the former timber town of Roseburg. Police exchanged gunfire with Harper-Mercer, and after he was wounded, he shot himself to death.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alpha Tau Omega revoked the charter and closed its Indiana University chapter Thursday following the release of a video purportedly showing a fraternity member performing a sex act on a woman.
New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday that he is no closer to an agreement with New York City over funding the city's public transport system and that any contribution under $3 billion "short changes" users. Officials from the state, city, and New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which runs the city's subway and bus network, as well as suburban rail lines, have been wrangling for more than a year over who should pay for the system's capital plan. "If the city pays less than $3 billion you have two options: Increase fares - which I'm against - or reduce the capital plan," said Cuomo.
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — Top brass at a Colorado Army post are all smiles after a 2-year-old girl interrupted a general's speech to dash across the room and hug her dad, who had just come home from a nine-month deployment.
CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man lied about having cancer while coercing teen girls in five states into exposing themselves to him online, including one whom he persuaded to mutilate herself and act as his "slave," the FBI said.