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FILE - In this July 19, 2018, file photo, civil rights movement activist James Meredith, right, greets a friend with a black power salute as he takes a coffee break at a north Jackson, Miss., grocery store.

James Meredith film weighs 'complicated' civil rights figure

Sep. 30, 2020 7:34 AM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A new documentary is diving into the complicated, and sometimes contradictory life of James Meredith, a Black civil rights figure who helped change Mississippi. “Walk Against Fear: James Meredith,” scheduled to air Thursday on the Smithsonian Channel, examines the...

FILE - In this March 25, 2019, file photo, Niki Williams, right, a college entrance exam administrator, arrives at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Williams is scheduled to plead guilty to charges on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Former exam administrator pleads guilty in college scam

Sep. 25, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former college entrance exam administrator pleaded guilty Friday to taking bribes to help wealthy parents rig their kids' test scores as part of a college admissions bribery scheme. Niki Williams, 46, a former employee of the Houston Independent School District, is among about 40 people who...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, right, smiles next to husband Richard Blum at an election night event in San Francisco. Sen. Feinstein's husband, University of California Regent Richard Blum, was named Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, by the state auditor's office as one of the regents involved in admissions scandal where UC wrongly admitted dozens of wealthy, mostly white students as favors to well-connected people. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Dianne Feinstein’s husband named in UC admissions scandal

Sep. 24, 2020 9:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s husband, University of California Regent Richard Blum, was named Thursday by the state auditor's office as one of the regents involved in admissions scandal where UC wrongly admitted dozens of wealthy, mostly white students as favors to...

FILE - In this May 10, 2018, file photo, students walk past Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif. A California state audit found that the University of California wrongly admitted at least 64 wealthy students over the past six years as

State auditor: UC wrongly admitted well-connected students

Sep. 22, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California “inappropriately admitted" at least 64 wealthy, mostly white students over the past six years as “favors to donors, family, and friends," according to an audit released Tuesday that found hundreds more questionable cases of students accepted...

FILE - This July 13, 2003, file photo shows Mark Hauser at his home in the Indian Hill suburb of Cincinnati. Hauser, an insurance and private equity executive, is scheduled to plead guilty on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2020, to charges in a college admissions bribery scheme. (Craig Ruttle/The Enquirer via AP, File)

California executive pleads guilty in college admission plot

Sep. 21, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

A California businessman said to have steered “Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, to the ringleader of the college admissions bribery scheme admitted Monday to paying $40,000 to rig his daughter's ACT score. Mark Hauser, an insurance and private...

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2019, file photo, Lori Loughlin departs federal court in Boston with her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, left, after a hearing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. In August 2020, the couple was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty for paying bribes to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California as rowing recruits. (AP Photo/Philip Marcelo, File)

Few parents, coaches still fighting charges in college scam

Sep. 10, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — TV actresses. A well-known fashion designer. Business leaders. Entrepreneurs. One by one, they have admitted to using their wealth to bribe and cheat their kids' ways into top universities across the country, often as athletic recruits for sports their children didn't even play. The...

FILE - In this March 25, 2019 file photo, Gordon Ernst, a former Georgetown tennis coach, departs federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Ernst is facing additional charges in the case, according to a statement released Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020,  from the office of the U.S. attorney for Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

More charges brought in college admissions bribery scandal

Sep. 2, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Another wealthy parent was charged Wednesday with trying to bribe his child's way into an elite university as a fake athletic recruit, a day after two former college coaches caught up in the nationwide admissions bribery scandal were hit with additional charges. Amin Khoury, 54, of Palm...

FILE - This June 16, 2010 file photo, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., participates in a ceremony to unveil two plaques recognizing the contributions of enslaved African Americans in the construction of the United States Capitol on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Troy University announced Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020,  that a university building will be renamed in honor of the late Congressman who applied to the school decades ago as a teen in the 1950s but was denied admission because of his race.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Troy University names building for civil rights icon Lewis

Aug. 26, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Troy University announced Wednesday that a university building will be renamed in honor of the late Congressman John Lewis who tried unsuccessfully to attend the then-all white school in the 1950s. The Troy University Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to rename historic Bibb Graves Hall...

FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, actress Lori Loughlin, front, and husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. The famous couple pleaded guilty to charges in May 2020, and are scheduled to be sentenced on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Loughlin, Giannulli get prison time in college bribery plot

Aug. 21, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Apologizing publicly for the first time for crimes their lawyers insisted for months they didn’t commit, “Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were sentenced to prison Friday for using their wealth and privilege to cheat...

“Full House” star Lori Loughlin to get 2 months in prison for college admissions scam after judge accepts plea deal

Aug. 21, 2020 2:43 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — “Full House” star Lori Loughlin to get 2 months in prison for college admissions scam after judge accepts plea deal.