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Admissions scandal unfolds amid cynicism about moral values

Whether it’s gaming the system to secure entry to an elite college, or circumventing laws and ethical norms to evade taxes, swindle customers or pocket illicit gains, unethical behavior has always been among America’s national pastimes. Read More

Regulators challenge Boeing to prove its Max jets are safe

The Max jets are likely to be idle for weeks while Boeing tries to assure regulators around the world that the planes are safe. Read More

$878M South Carolina lottery winner sharing with charities

The winner still wishes to remain anonymous because she wants to “live a life of relative normalcy, free of fear,” she said in a statement issued today by her lawyer, Jason Kurland. Read More

Reputed Gambino crime boss shot to death in New York City

Police said today they were reviewing surveillance-camera video of the attack on Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali, 53, who was gunned down Wednesday night at his red-brick colonial-style house in a quiet Staten Island neighborhood. Read More

Grand Canyon National Park’s 1st female leader resigns

Christine Lehnertz’s resignation comes months after she was reassigned amid a federal investigation that cleared her of allegations she created a hostile work environment and wasted park resources. Read More

Gun maker can be sued over Newtown shooting, court rules

The plaintiffs include a survivor and relatives of nine people killed in the massacre. Read More

Students sue colleges in admissions bribery scandal

Erica Olsen and Kalea Woods, now students at Stanford, brought the class-action complaint Wednesday in federal court in San Francisco on behalf of themselves and other applicants and asked for unspecified damages. Read More

Charity masked web of fraudulent college donations, feds say

The mastermind of a wide-ranging college admissions scandal set up a charity that wove a deep web of deception and fraud to mask bribes and payoffs, funneling millions of dollars through the tax-exempt organization under the nose of U.S. officials. Read More

Musher’s journey from feeding sled dogs to winning Iditarod

A young Pete Kaiser had the drive to learn about racing sled dogs and the family and community to support his passion. Years later, he won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Read More

U.S. to use more aggressive cyber to strike back at enemies

Top Pentagon cyber leaders have told a congressional committee that the U.S. is prepared to use cyber operations more aggressively to strike back as the nation faces growing cyberattacks and threats of interference in the 2020 presidential elections. Read More

‘Epic’ storm brings blizzard, rain, tornado threat to mid-America

A vast, window-rattling late winter storm brought blizzards, high winds, rain and the threat of tornadoes to more than 25 states, stretching from the northern Rocky Mountains to Texas and beyond. Read More

Actress Lori Loughlin surrenders as college admissions fallout spreads

Loughlin and fellow actress Felicity Huffman headline the list of some 50 people charged in documents unveiled in Boston that describe a scheme to cheat the admissions process at eight sought-after schools. Read More

Pilots have reported issues in U.S. with new Boeing jet

The pilots said that soon after engaging the autopilot on Boeing 737 Max 8 planes, the nose tilted down sharply. Read More



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