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KCBS Radio Afternoon News
March 13, 2019 - 2:09 pm
The head of a Silicon Valley hedge fund announced that he's quitting after a federal investigation revealed his alleged role in the widespread use of bribes to get students into elite universities.
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. Russian state television stations have jumped at what they perceive as a relatively mild sentence handed to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, saying it is proof that U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller's investigations have failed to prove Trump's collusion with Russia. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
March 13, 2019 - 10:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to an additional three and one-half years of prison, questioning his remorse and rebuking him for his crimes and years of lies. That makes seven and one-half years for Manafort, coming on top of...
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Matt Bigler
KCBS Radio Overnight News
March 12, 2019 - 8:53 pm
Prosecutors in four Northern California counties will not file criminal charges against PG&E in connection with a series of fires that burned through the region in October 2017.
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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.
Stanford University
KCBS Radio Midday News
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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