Here’s a look at some of the top news for today, April 5.
Suspension of student loan payment
The Biden administration plans to freeze federal student loan payments until August 31, extending a moratorium that allowed millions of Americans to defer payments during the coronavirus pandemic, according to an administration official familiar with the matter. White House decision making.
Student loan repayments were due to resume on May 1 after being halted since the start of the pandemic. But following calls from Democrats in Congress, the White House plans to give borrowers additional time to prepare for payments. Learn more about what this means here:
Better. To come back. Already. Sounds pretty good next to Rock Chalk, Jayhawk.
What looked like a lost cause turned into one of the greatest victories Kansas has ever had.
The Jayhawks brought home their fourth NCAA title to Allen Fieldhouse on Monday with a second-half flurry that erased a 16-point deficit and ultimately defeated North Carolina 72-69 in an epic powershot battle. Get a full recap here:
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Filming in Sacramento
Police have arrested a second suspect in connection with a mass shooting in downtown Sacramento, Calif., over the weekend that left six people dead and a chaotic crime scene littered with more than 100 casings.
Smiley Martin, 27, who was taken into custody on Tuesday, was found at the scene of the shooting early Sunday with “serious gunshot wounds” and taken to a local hospital, the Sacramento Police Department said. in a press release. Police “quickly identified” him as a “person of interest” and kept him under police surveillance at the hospital, the statement said. Get general information and updates here:
Severe storms killed one person in Texas on Tuesday as hailstorms battered communities and high winds toppled trees into utility poles elsewhere in the South. Authorities issued a flurry of tornado warnings at the start of what could be two days of severe weather in the area.
In East Texas, WM Soloman, 71, died when storm winds toppled a tree over Solomon’s home in Whitehouse, about 100 miles southeast of Dallas, the mayor of Whitehouse said. James Wansley. Officials said at least four homes in the area had fallen trees on them. Learn more here:
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker
With less than two weeks to go until ‘The Kardashians’ debut, the family hype machine – aka Kris Jenner – is revving up with promises of all the excitement that awaits on the new reality series.
And some of that excitement could be happening in Las Vegas, where Jenner’s daughter, Kourtney Kardashian, and her fiancé, Travis Barker, seem to have fooled a few people with their wedding chapel jinks. So what’s the problem ?
WASHINGTON (AP) — With hugs, laughs and good cheer, Barack Obama returned to the White House on Tuesday for the first time in more than five years to savor the 12th anniversary of his health care law and give a thumbs up to the president. Joe Biden’s efforts to expand it.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on Tuesday blocked a Democratic attempt to open a debate in the Senate on a $10 billion COVID-19 compromise, urging to tangle the bipartisan package with an election-year showdown over restrictions to immigration which poses a politically uncomfortable fight for Democrats.
BUCHA, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy blamed the Russians for horrific atrocities in Ukraine and told the UN Security Council on Tuesday that those responsible should be immediately brought to justice for war crimes in court like the one established in Nuremberg after the Second World War.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first day of jury selection in America’s worst mass shooting to go to trial was slow, methodical and thorough — a process expected to take two months.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans sense. Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney say they will vote to uphold Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic elevation to the Supreme Court, giving President Joe Biden’s nominee bipartisan support and ensuring she will become the first black female justice.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A second suspect arrested Tuesday in the mass shooting that killed six people in Sacramento had posted live video to Facebook of himself brandishing a handgun hours before beatings no fires erupt, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Best. To come back. Already. Sounds pretty good next to Rock Chalk, Jayhawk.