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Mark Riddell arrives at federal court Friday, April 12, 2019, in Boston, where he was scheduled to plead guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Riddell, a former Florida prep school administrator, has pleaded guilty to rigging students’ entrance exam scores in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 12, 2019 - 3:32 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A former Florida prep school administrator pleaded guilty Friday to taking college entrance exams for students in exchange for cash to help wealthy parents get their kids into elite universities across the country. Mark Riddell admitted to secretly taking the SAT and ACT for students...
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This image released Wednesday, April 10, 2019, by Event Horizon Telescope shows a black hole. Scientists revealed the first image ever made of a black hole after assembling data gathered by a network of radio telescopes around the world. (Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration/Maunakea Observatories via AP)
April 11, 2019 - 10:04 pm
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A language professor has given a Hawaiian name — Powehi — to the black hole depicted in an image produced in a landmark experiment. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday that University of Hawaii-Hilo Hawaiian Professor Larry Kimura named the cosmic object. The world's...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks to local residents during a stop at the Central Park Coffee Company in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Young voters, many of whom reside in delegate-rich areas of the state and can be powerful multiplying forces if they’re engaged enough to convince friends and family members to show up and support their candidates, could be a major force in this cycle’s Iowa caucuses. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
April 10, 2019 - 8:54 am
GRINNELL, Iowa (AP) — Austin Anderson was excited to see Beto O'Rourke on his college campus last week, intrigued by his "character" and talk of bipartisanship. But would he support the former Texas congressman in next year's Iowa caucuses? "It doesn't feel like it's at the top of the list," the...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, actress Lori Loughlin, front, and husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Loughlin and her husband Giannulli said in court documents Monday, April 15, 2019, that they are pleading not guilty to charges that they took part in a sweeping college admissions bribery scam. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
April 09, 2019 - 9:43 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors added money laundering to the list of accusations against actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and 14 other prominent parents Tuesday in the college admissions bribery case, increasing the pressure on them to plead guilty as other...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2015 file photo, University of Oklahoma President David Boren talks with the media before the start of a Board of Regents meeting in Oklahoma City. The attorney for Boren says Boren has met with investigators looking into allegations he sexually harassed male subordinates. Attorney Clark Brewster told The Oklahoman that Boren met Friday, April 5, 2019 with investigators and answered all of their questions, but Brewster declined to discuss specific questions. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
April 09, 2019 - 7:08 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The chair of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents says an outside investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by former OU President David Boren was fair and objective, although none of its findings have been released. OU Board of Regents Chairwoman Leslie...
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April 09, 2019 - 7:04 pm
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Race will no longer be factored into admissions at Texas Tech University's medical school following an agreement with the Trump administration, potentially previewing how other complaints over affirmative action are handled under Education Secretary Betsy Devos. The resolution...
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FILE - This April 3, 2019 file photo shows actress Felicity Huffman arriving at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Huffman is facing a prison sentence after agreeing Monday to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy and fraud for paying a consultant $15,000 disguised as a charitable donation to boost her daughter’s SAT score. Prosecutors are seeking four to 10 months of confinement, and experts different on whether the plea, and Huffman’s subsequent apology taking full responsibility for her actions, will lead to a career rebound or retreat. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
April 09, 2019 - 5:54 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Felicity Huffman is an Emmy-winning actress and has several buzzy upcoming projects, but her career faces a pivotal moment because of her real-life role in the college admissions bribery scandal. Huffman may be sent to prison after agreeing Monday to plead guilty to one count of...
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Texas Tech's Jarrett Culver (23) and Brandone Francis react after the team's 85-77 loss to Virginia in the overtime in the championship of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 8, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 09, 2019 - 1:34 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jarrett Culver walked slowly around the perimeter as the final buzzer sounded, in a bit of a daze as he tugged his jersey to his chin. Texas Tech's sophomore star looked as if he were surveying the scene of his struggles. Culver missed 17 of his 22 attempts from the floor,...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, actress Felicity Huffman arrives at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. In a court filing on Monday, April 8, 2019, Huffman agreed to plead guilty in the cheating scam. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
April 08, 2019 - 10:06 pm
BOSTON (AP) — "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman and a dozen other prominent parents have agreed to plead guilty in the college admissions bribery scam that ensnared wealthy families and athletic coaches at some of the nation's most selective universities, federal authorities said Monday...
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Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu (20) wipes her eye during the second half of a women's Final Four NCAA college basketball semifinal tournament game against the Baylor, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 06, 2019 - 10:03 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu is returning for her senior season. The Ducks star bylined a story on The Players Tribune titled "Unfinished Business" on Saturday night, minutes after the deadline for her to declare for the WNBA draft expired. She was eligible to enter the draft...
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