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'Full House' actress out on bond after U.S. college entrance scam exposed

Mar 13 2019

BOSTON/LOS ANGELES "Full House" actress Lori Loughlin appeared in federal court in Los Angeles on Wednesday to face charges of taking part in a scheme in which dozens of wealthy parents are accused of paying for their children to cheat their way into prestigious U.S. universities. | Video

CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Ex-Pimco chief out on bond after $25 mln U.S. college entrance scam exposed

Mar 13 2019

BOSTON/LOS ANGELES, March 13 Douglas Hodge, the former chief executive of the investment firm Pimco, appeared in federal court in Boston on Wednesday accused of taking part in a sprawling scheme in which wealthy parents paid for their children to cheat their way into elite U.S. colleges.

Political incivility, racial hostility roil U.S. high schools, study finds

Mar 13 2019

Political grudges and racial animosity have divided students at U.S. high schools and President Donald Trump has exacerbated the problem with his rhetoric, a study released on Wednesday showed.

CORRECTED-Resignations, arrests after huge U.S. college cheat scheme exposed

Mar 13 2019

BOSTON/LOS ANGELES, March 13 "Full House" actor Lori Loughlin and the former head of financial firm Pimco are due to face criminal charges on Wednesday related to a $25 million scheme to help wealthy Americans secure places for their children in top U.S. colleges.

New Jersey leaders in deal to legalize recreational marijuana

Mar 12 2019

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Tuesday reached an agreement in principle with Democratic lawmakers for the state to potentially become the second in the country to legalize the recreational use of cannabis though legislation.

Coast Guard officer pleads not guilty to weapon and drug charges

Mar 11 2019

A U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling weapons and plotting to attack Democratic politicians and TV journalists pleaded not guilty to weapon and drug charges on Monday in a federal courtroom in Maryland.

Alabama's Roy Moore, undone by allegations, considers new Senate run

Mar 08 2019

Alabama Republican Roy Moore, whose unsuccessful 2017 campaign for the U.S. Senate was marred by allegations he sexually assaulted or pursued teenage girls while in his 30s, said on Friday that he may again run for the Senate.

Ex-officer charged in beating of man at New York homeless shelter

Mar 08 2019

(The March 7 story corrects second paragraph to indicate incident occurred two years ago, not last year.) | Video

Sheriff suspended over Florida high school massacre sues to get job back

Mar 07 2019

A former sheriff in Florida who was suspended over the heavily criticized police handling of a 2018 mass shooting that left 17 people dead at a high school sued the state's governor on Thursday in an effort to reclaim his job.

'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek vows to fight advanced pancreatic cancer

Mar 06 2019

LOS ANGELES "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek, one of the most recognizable faces in U.S. television, has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, he said in a video message on Wednesday. He vowed to beat the disease despite its low survival rate. | Video

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