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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,...

USC dean resigns after acknowledging student relationship

Jun. 26, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The dean of dramatic arts at the University of Southern California has resigned after admitting he had a relationship with an undergrad more than a decade ago. Dean David Bridel sent a letter to faculty Thursday acknowledging he dated a senior and apologized profusely for “any...

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at Fincantieri Marinette Marine, Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Marinette, Wis. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump wants federal hiring to focus on skills over degrees

Jun. 25, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is preparing to direct the federal government to overhaul its hiring to prioritize a job applicant’s skills over a college degree, administration and industry officials say. Trump is set to sign an executive order Friday outlining a new direction for the...

State Sen. Steve Bradford, D-Gardena, center, raises his fist in celebration as the Senate approves a measure to place a proposed Constitutional amendment on the November ballot to overturn its ban on affirmative action programs, at the Capitol, in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, June 24, 2020. California has banned it's public universities and government agencies from considering race in their admissions and hiring decisions since 1996. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California voters to decide fate of affirmative action ban

Jun. 24, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's 1996 ban on affirmative action policies will be tested at ballot box in November as voters will decide whether governments and public colleges and universities can consider race in their hiring and admissions decisions — all against the backdrop of a...

Michigan's medical schools see increase in applications

Jun. 21, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Some medical schools in Michigan are increasing their class size because they're receiving an influx of applicants during a time marked by a shortage of physicians. The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine received nearly 9,000 applications for its next 190-student...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather for a formal group portrait to include a new Associate Justice, top row, far right, at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. Seated from left: Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr. Standing behind from left: Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Elena Kagan and Associate Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Simple math suggests complex back story at Supreme Court

Jun. 16, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court watchers were left scratching their heads when they learned Justice Neil Gorsuch was the author of Monday’s landmark LGBT rights ruling, but not because the appointee of President Donald Trump might have been expected to side with his conservative colleagues in...

Prospective LSU student won't be enrolled after racial slur

Jun. 16, 2020 4:14 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A student who was seen in a video using a racial slur and had also planned to attend Louisiana State University will not be enrolled in the school this fall. The university in Baton Rouge gave the update by replying to several tweets Monday night. The one-sentence statement did not...

Officers in swat gear work at the intersection of West Fond du Lac Avenue and West Burleigh Street near a Jet Beauty store that was looted in Milwaukee on Sunday, May 31, 2020. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

The Latest: 10 resign from SWAT team amid safety concerns

Jun. 12, 2020 11:21 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Dallas officials agree to 90-day ban on use of tear gas against demonstrators. — Judge orders pause on use of tear gas against protesters in Seattle. — Minneapolis council takes step toward abolishing police department. ___ HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Ten members of a...

FILE-This Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 file photo shows the west exterior of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at University of Florida, in Gainesville, Fla. The University of Florida has rescinded an admissions offer to a prospective student who posted a racist comment on social media. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Florida rescinds admissions to student who made racial post

Jun. 12, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The University of Florida has rescinded an admissions offer to a prospective student who posted a racial comment on social media. Florida's flagship university tweeted earlier this week that the prospective student “will not be joining the University of Florida community...