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4 more parents plead guilty in college admissions scandal

Oct. 21, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Four more parents pleaded guilty on Monday in the college admissions bribery scandal, and a Texas man accused of helping to orchestrate the scheme also agreed to reverse his plea and accept guilt. Parents Douglas Hodge, Michelle Janavs, Manuel Henriquez and Elizabeth Henriquez entered guilty...

Seminary's reparations for slavery: $28M scholarship fund

Oct. 21, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — A seminary in New Jersey will provide scholarships and set up doctoral fellowships to repent for having benefited from slavery. NJ.com reported Monday that Princeton Theological Seminary will set aside $28 million to provide 30 scholarships for students who descended from slaves or...

South Korean prosecutors seek arrest of ex-minister's wife

Oct. 20, 2019 11:37 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors said Monday they are seeking to arrest the wife of South Korea's former justice minister, who resigned last week amid allegations of financial crimes and academic fraud surrounding his family that sparked huge protests and dented the popularity of President Moon...

Killing took place in New York, but Nicaragua hosts trial

Oct. 20, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Witnesses have gathered in a small city in upstate New York over the past three weeks to testify in the trial of a man accused of strangling a young nursing student. But there is no jury, no American judge and the man accused is seated next to his defense attorney 2,200 miles (3,540...

California relishes role as liberal trendsetter, Trump foe

Oct. 20, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Democrats who rule California took on homegrown tech giants Uber and Lyft over their workforces, convinced some of the world's biggest automakers to buck the president on fuel emissions and passed a law that could change college sports nationwide. On issues big and small...

Purdy, Iowa State keep rolling in 34-24 win over Texas Tech

Oct. 19, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Brock Purdy and the Iowa State Cyclones have been on quite a roll since late in the game that got away in their other trip to Texas. Purdy threw for 378 yards and three touchdowns, freshman Breece Hall ran 75 yards for the first of his two scores and Iowa State took a big lead early...

Education secretary slams 2020 candidates' higher ed plans

Oct. 19, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — College affordability plans by Democratic presidential candidates are "crazy" and too costly, President Donald Trump's education chief says. Democrats are responding to what's seen as a crisis in college affordability, offering proposals that range from tuition-free college to debt...

Indian population makes a mark in Pennsylvania

Oct. 19, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

SOUTH FAYETTE, Pa. (AP) — They love the vibrant movies and music that spring from their homeland, but they also follow the Pittsburgh Steelers with the same devotion as someone schooled in black-and-gold lore since birth. Asmita Srivastava and her husband, Ajay, have called South Fayette Township home for...

Washington state to vote on affirmative action referendum

Oct. 18, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — More than two decades after Washington state voters banned affirmative action, the question of whether one's minority status should be considered as a contributing factor in state employment, contracting and admission to public colleges and universities is back on the ballot. The Nov....

Real estate developer gets 1 month in college bribery case

Oct. 18, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A California real estate developer was sentenced Friday to one month in prison for paying $75,000 to cheat on his daughter's college entrance exam. Robert Flaxman, 63, of Los Angeles, was sentenced in Boston's federal court after pleading guilty in May to a single count of fraud and...