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Nancy Wilson, award winning singer, dead at 81

Nancy Wilson, award winning singer, dead at 81

Nancy Wilson, a three-time Grammy winning artist who called herself a “song stylist,” has died, her manager said. She was 81. Wilson passed away peacefully Thursday at her home after a long illness, her manager Devra Hall Levy said. The vocalist from Chillicothe, Ohio, initially focused on R&B music but later excelled at jazz ballads…MORE

Betsy DeVos will cancel $150 million in student debt after being sued for delays

Betsy DeVos will cancel $150 million in student debt after being sued for delays

The Department of Education said Thursday that it would wipe away student debt for 15,000 borrowers, implementing an Obama-era rule that Secretary Betsy DeVos has fought to block for more than a year. The debt cancellations will total about $150 million. The rule, known as Borrower Defense to Repayment, was designed to help students cheated…MORE

7-year-old Guatemalan girl died in Border Patrol custody

7-year-old Guatemalan girl died in Border Patrol custody

A 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died last week, hours after she was taken into Border Patrol custody, the Department of Homeland Security said. The Washington Post first reported Thursday that the girl died of dehydration and septic shock last week in El Paso, Texas after she was taken into custody by Border Patrol after crossing illegally…MORE

Authorities search for sender of global email bomb threats

Authorities search for sender of global email bomb threats

Authorities across four countries are trying to learn who sent dozens of email bomb threats Thursday afternoon, causing anxiety and business disruptions but no reported violence. Threats were reported across the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Universities, courthouses and newspapers received them. It was unknown if the threats were identical. Local police in…MORE

Bomb threats made at Columbine High School, site of 1999 shooting

Bomb threats made at Columbine High School, site of 1999 shooting

Columbine High School, site of a 1999 massacre by two students, was shut down after receiving bomb threats on Thursday, said the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office near Denver. The calls were made about 9:20 a.m. claiming multiple bombs were inside and the caller was waiting outside the school with a gun. Authorities conducted a search,…MORE

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren meet ahead of 2020

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren meet ahead of 2020

Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders met Wednesday night as speculation about their plans for the 2020 presidential election heats up, a source familiar with the meeting said. Only the two senators were at the meeting at Warren’s condominium in Washington, according to The New York Times, which was first…MORE

Woman donates handmade goods in late daughter’s memory

Woman donates handmade goods in late daughter’s memory

Earlier this month we told you about the Boise Bike Project hosting it’s “holiday kids bike giveaway”. Where kids from low-income families were asked to draw a picture of their dream bike and write a few sentences describing what a new bike would mean to them. At the beginning of December BBP was hoping to…MORE

LDS Bishop charged with sex abuse, removed from position in church

LDS Bishop charged with sex abuse, removed from position in church

A bishop for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been charged with felonies and removed from his position in the church amid allegations he sexually abused juveniles in his congregation. According to documents filed in Third District Court Wednesday, Jeffrey Byron Head, 54 of Draper, is charged with two counts of forcible…MORE

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