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Ex-Harvard coach, father charged in $1.5M admissions scam

Nov. 16, 2020 6:05 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The former fencing coach at Harvard and a wealthy Maryland businessman were arrested Monday on accusations that the coach took $1.5 million in bribes in exchange for helping the businessman get his two sons into the Ivy League school as recruited fencers. Peter Brand, 67, who was fired by...

Venezuela's 2012 Olympic champion in fencing, Ruben Limardo Gascon, cycles with a food delivery to clients in Lodz, Poland, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. Limardo Gascon needs the delivery job to support his family as he lives and trains in Poland and plans to win a medal at upcoming Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Venezuelan Olympian delivers food to support family

Nov. 16, 2020 7:58 AM EST

LODZ, Poland (AP) — Back home in Venezuela, Ruben Limardo Gascon is hailed as a national hero for winning a gold medal in fencing at the 2012 London Olympics. In Poland, where he has lived for years, he's taken up delivering food for Uber Eats to support his family as he trains for the Olympics in Tokyo...

Border Patrol agent Justin Castrejon speaks in front of newly replaced border wall sections Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, near Tecate, Calif. Top Trump administration officials will visit South Texas five days before Election Day to announce they have completed 400 miles of U.S.-Mexico border wall, attempting to show progress on perhaps the president's best-known campaign promise four years ago. But most of the wall went up in areas that already had smaller barriers. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Trump officials tout progress on border wall before election

Oct. 29, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Top Trump administration officials visited Texas five days before Election Day to announce they have nearly completed 400 miles of U.S.-Mexico border wall, trying to show progress on perhaps the president's best-known campaign promise four years ago. While most of the wall went up in areas...