HUD Unveils Plan To Increase Rent On Millions Receiving Federal Housing Assistance

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson wants Americans living on housing assistance to put more of their income toward rent and he wants to give public housing authorities the ability to impose work requirements on tenants. Under current law, most tenants who get federal housing assistance pay 30 percent of their adjusted income toward rent, and the government kicks in the rest up to a certain amount. According to the HUD plan unveiled Wednesday , the amount many renters would pay...

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Mirror Lake in Lake Placid
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Study Finds Continued Problems With Road Salt In Adirondack Lake

The Ausable River Association has issued its second annual report on Mirror Lake’s water quality. It finds that the Adirondack lake continues to experience high levels of salt – a threat to aquatic life.

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Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast 4/26/18

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WNYT

Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:       

A few morning showers, then partly sunny and breezy today.  Highs in the upper 50s.

President Trump's longtime attorney, Michael Cohen, will invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in a civil lawsuit brought by adult entertainer Stormy Daniels — a move that would prevent him revealing anything that could be used later by federal prosecutors.

"Based on the advice of counsel, I will assert my 5th Amendment rights in connection with all proceedings in this case due to the ongoing criminal investigation by the FBI and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York," Cohen wrote in the filing in Los Angeles federal court.

How much do you know about money? It’s an important question because a new survey shows that the majority of students in the US get their financial education at home…and that education is lacking.

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear about that survey, and how one high school economics teacher is working to increase her students’ financial literacy.

We’ll also learn about how an event in outer space indirectly opened the door to college to millions of American women, and we’ll spend an Academic Minute feeling loved.

A Pentagon report has found that Islamist extremists ambushed and killed four U.S. troops in Niger last October after a series of missteps left the Americans exposed and vulnerable in a remote corner of the African nation.

The Pentagon has sent the classified report to Congress and military officers have started to brief the families of the soldiers who were killed. The report has not been released publicly, but an official who has seen it described it to NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman.

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson wants Americans living on housing assistance to put more of their income toward rent and he wants to give public housing authorities the ability to impose work requirements on tenants.

Under current law, most tenants who get federal housing assistance pay 30 percent of their adjusted income toward rent, and the government kicks in the rest up to a certain amount.

Since President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Washington, D.C., on Monday for the first state visit of President Trump's administration, the French leader has tried to persuade the American president not to abandon the three-year-old nuclear agreement with Iran next month.

#1499: Deciding Whether Biology Dictates Motherhood

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On this week’s 51%, we hear from a woman who writes about reproductive technology and who decided to become a single mother. Plus, how has the role of the first lady evolved? I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

The Chronicle of Higher Education reported an unusual discovery on Monday. The founder, editor and columnist of a website that bills itself as a resource for student loan news does not exist.

When a consumer has a complaint about a bank, whether it's dealing with a mortgage or a credit card, right now there's a place to lodge that complaint online.

Mirror Lake in Lake Placid
Pat Bradley/WAMC

The Ausable River Association has issued its second annual report on Mirror Lake’s water quality.  It finds that the Adirondack lake continues to experience high levels of salt – a threat to aquatic life.

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