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Admissions cheating scandal illustrates need for more oversight in college athletics, former athletic directors say

Admissions cheating scandal illustrates need for more oversight in college athletics, former athletic directors say

Donna Lopiano, a former director of college women’s athletics, said she wasn’t surprised when she learned about the recent college cheating admission scandal involving students who were allegedly admitted to universities with fake athletic profiles. Universities usually reserve slots for admission under special circumstances, including legacy applicants, children of major donors and students with special…MORE

Charity leader retires days after CNN reveals details of sex crime charge

Charity leader retires days after CNN reveals details of sex crime charge

The executive director of a prominent North Carolina charity is leaving his post after a CNN investigation this week detailed the account of a 47-year-old woman who says he sexually abused her when she was his teenage student. Bill Murdock, 63, made the decision to retire from Eblen Charities Thursday, according to a statement given…MORE

Nashville police arrest man who allegedly dragged officer with an ATV

Nashville police arrest man who allegedly dragged officer with an ATV

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on assault and other charges for allegedly dragging a Nashville police officer along a street while driving an ATV, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said via Twitter. Walter Moss II was arrested in Springfield, Tennessee, on Wednesday by the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force, police said. He faces three…MORE

Mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc pleads guilty

Mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc pleads guilty

The Florida man accused of sending mail bombs to CNN offices and prominent Democrats pleaded guilty on Thursday in Manhattan federal court to 65 felony counts, including using weapons of mass destruction in an attempted domestic terrorist attack. Cesar Sayoc, 57, admitted in court to having mailed 16 explosive devices to a variety of officials…MORE

Branson duck boat service won’t operate in 2019 after deadly sinking

Branson duck boat service won’t operate in 2019 after deadly sinking

The Missouri duck boat service whose vessel sank in a lake last summer, killing 17 people, will not operate in 2019, the company that owns it says. “Due to the ongoing investigations into the tragedy last summer, Branson Ride The Ducks will not operate this season,” Suzanne Smagala-Potts, spokeswoman for Ripley Entertainment, said Thursday in…MORE

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