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Darius Rindell, wearing a face mask, uses a small specialize bar to push out a dent in a car hood, during a paint-less dent repair class at College of Lake County in Grayslake, Ill., Thursday, July 8, 2020. (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Some Illinois community colleges see summer enrollment boost

Aug. 8, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Some community colleges in Illinois have seen an increase in student enrollment over the summer, but officials are waiting to see if that will continue in the fall. College of Lake County, Harper College and the College of DuPage have all reported higher enrollment numbers, the Chicago...

Employee in college admissions bribery case to plead guilty

Aug. 7, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former employee of the consultant who authorities say ran a widespread college admissions bribery scheme that embroiled dozens of wealthy and famous parents has agreed to plead guilty, federal prosecutors said Friday. Mikaela Sanford, 34, of Folsom, California, will plead guilty to...

FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, Manuel Henriquez arrives at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Henriquez is scheduled to be sentenced via video on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, after pleading guilty. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Finance firm founder gets 6 months in college bribery scam

Jul. 29, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

The founder of a Silicon Valley venture capital firm was sentenced Wednesday to six months behind bars for paying about $450,000 in bribes to boost his two daughters' entrance exam scores and get one of them into Georgetown University as a bogus tennis recruit. Manuel Henriquez, the 57-year-old founder and ex-CEO...

FILE - In this March 25, 2019 file photo Jorge Salcedo, former University of California at Los Angeles men's soccer coach, departs federal court in Boston, after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Salcedo, former University of California, Los Angeles men’s soccer coach, pleaded guilty Monday, July 27, 2020 to accepting $200,000 in bribes to help two students get into the school as recruits. Salcedo admitted to participating in the college admissions bribery scheme involving TV celebrities, other wealthy parents and elite universities across the country. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Ex-UCLA coach pleads guilty to accepting $200K in bribes

Jul. 27, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

A former University of California, Los Angeles men’s soccer coach pleaded guilty Monday to accepting $200,000 in bribes to help two students get into the school as recruits. Jorge Salcedo, 47, admitted to participating in the college admissions bribery scheme involving TV celebrities, other wealthy...

FLE- In this Sept. 18, 2015 file photo, a University of Connecticut student waits for the traffic light to change outside of a dormitory building on the University of Connecticut campus in Storrs, Conn. The University of Connecticut said on Saturday, July 18, 2020, that all residential students returning to the Storrs or Stamford campuses must be tested for COVID-19 two weeks before the first day of classes. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Rhode Island cracks down on beach crowding, parking

Jul. 18, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

A look at coronavirus-related developments around New England on Saturday: RHODE ISLAND Rhode Island is cracking down on crowding and illegal parking at the state's beaches and asking residents from Massachusetts and Connecticut not to come for day trips to the shore amid the hot weather. “We are...

FILE - March 15, 2019, David Sidoo, of Vancouver, Canada, leaves following his federal court hearing in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme in Boston. Sidoo pleaded guilty to charges in March and is scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, for paying to have someone take a college entrance exam in place of his two sons. (Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via AP, File)

Ex-Canadian football player gets 3 months for college scam

Jul. 15, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

A former Canadian Football League player was sentenced Wednesday to three months in prison for hiring someone take the SATs in place of his two sons, while a California mother got five weeks behind bars for paying $9,000 to have online classes taken on her son’s behalf. David Sidoo, who played...

FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, actress Lori Loughlin, front, and her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston after a hearing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. In a court filing on Monday, July 13, 2020, lawyers for the couple, who admitted to paying $500,000 to get their daughters into the University of Southern California as fake crew recruits, asked a judge to lower their bail from $1 million to $100,000, saying they will not flee ahead of their August sentencing in the college admissions bribery case. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Loughlin, Giannulli want $1M bail cut in college scam case

Jul. 14, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — "Full House” actor Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, want their bail cut from $1 million to $100,000, telling a judge they will not flee ahead of their sentencing in the college admissions bribery case. In a court filing on Monday, lawyers for the...

University of South Carolina says SAT, ACT optional for 2021

Jul. 12, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Students applying for freshman admission to the University of South Carolina's Columbia campus will not have to submit standardized SAT or ACT test scores for the 2021 spring, summer or fall terms. The one-year pilot program was recently approved by the Faculty Senate Committee on...

FILE - This March 12, 2019, file photo shows the University Village area of the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles. A California couple has agreed to plead guilty to paying $250,000 to get their daughter into the University of Southern California as a fake volleyball recruit. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

California couple agrees to guilty pleas in college scam

Jul. 10, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A California couple agreed Friday to plead guilty to paying $250,000 to get their daughter into the University of Southern California as a fake volleyball recruit. Diane Blake and Todd Blake will plead guilty in front of a judge at a future date, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Boston...

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Mary Trump's book offers scathing portrayal of president

Jul. 7, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's niece offers a scathing portrayal of her uncle in a new book, blaming a toxic family for raising a narcissistic, damaged man who poses an immediate danger to the public, according to a copy obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. Mary L. Trump, a psychologist,...