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Gordon Caplan of Greenwich, Conn., center, walks out of federal court Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in New York. Fifty people, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into some of the nation's most selective schools. Caplan, who is co-chairman of the international law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher, was accused of paying $75,000 to get a test supervisor to correct the answers on his daughter's ACT exam after she took it. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
March 12, 2019 - 6:12 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a college admissions bribery scandal that has led to charges against coaches and celebrities (all times local): 7:50 p.m. A judge says actress Felicity Huffman can be released on $250,000 in a case in which she is accused of paying a bribe to secure her daughter's...
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Stanford University fired sailing coach John Vandemoer after he was accused of involvement in an admissions scandal.
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March 12, 2019 - 12:56 pm
Stanford University fired its sailing coach on Tuesday after federal officials charged him among 50 people in a wide-ranging probe into bribery in college admissions at elite schools across the country.
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Melissa Culross
March 12, 2019 - 10:10 am
San Francisco has the dubious distinction of leading the country in the rate of syphilis infections while ranking third for instances of gonorrhea, according to a new study.
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The late Martin McGuinness, a former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland and member of the terrorist Irish Republican Army.
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Doug Sovern
March 12, 2019 - 8:58 am
Mayor London Breed apologized for recently issuing a posthumous honor to a former leader of the terrorist Irish Republican Army that had created an uproar in Northern Ireland and Britain
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In this March 8, 2019, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks at the Economic Club of Washington in Washington. Pelosi is setting a high bar for impeachment of President Donald Trump, saying he is "just not worth it" even as some on her left flank clamor to start proceedings (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 12, 2019 - 12:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is setting a high bar for impeachment of President Donald Trump, saying he is "just not worth it" even as some on her left flank clamor to start proceedings. Pelosi said in an interview with The Washington Post that "I'm not for impeachment" of Trump. "...
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President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson walk from Marine One to board Air Force One at Lawson Army Airfield, Fort Benning, Ga., Friday, March 8, 2019, en route Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla., after visiting Lee County, Ala., where tornados killed 23 people. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
March 09, 2019 - 2:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will be making a significant request for border wall funds and seeking money to stand up Space Force as a new branch of the military in the White House budget being released next week, an administration official said. For the first time, Trump plans to stick...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Chicago police say they are conducting an internal investigation to determine the source of information leaked anonymously to media during the probe into "Empire" actor Smollett's claims he was attacked. Police say Smollett, who is black and gay, claimed two men hurled slurs and looped a rope around his neck on Jan. 29, 2019, in downtown Chicago. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
March 08, 2019 - 9:08 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A grand jury in Chicago indicted "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett on 16 felony counts related to making a false report that he was attacked by two men who shouted racial and homophobic slurs. The Cook County grand jury indictment dated Thursday and made public on Friday gives details...
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Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California.
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Jenna Lane
March 07, 2019 - 11:58 am
A bill awaiting President Trump's approval would vastly expand wilderness areas in California and across the West and its bipartisan supporters believe he will sign it. The million-plus acres cover federal land in California, Oregon, Utah and New Mexico. California deserts, in particular, would be...
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During a hearing by the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel about prevention and response to sexual assault in the military, Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., recounts her own experience while serving as a colonel in the Air Force, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. McSally, the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat, says she was raped in the Air Force by superior officer. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 07, 2019 - 12:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Martha McSally, the first female Air Force fighter pilot to fly in combat, said she was sexually assaulted by a superior officer, and later, when she tried to talk about it to military officials, she "felt like the system was raping me all over again." The Arizona Republican...
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In this Wednesday, March 6, 2019 booking photo released by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office is R. Kelly. A Cook County Sheriff's Office official says singer Kelly won't be released from jail until he pays $161,000 in back child support he owes. Sheriff's office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari says Kelly was taken into custody Wednesday during a hearing over the child support and that his next hearing is scheduled for next Wednesday, March 13. (Cook County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
March 06, 2019 - 8:11 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly's day began with a nationally televised broadcast in which he whispered, cried and ranted while pleading with viewers to believe him: He'd never had sex with anyone under 17 and never held anyone against her will. The day ended with a trip to jail after the embattled R&B...
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