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Nation May 24Chef Mario Batali pleads not guilty to assault charge
Celebrity chef Mario Batali, whose career crumbled amid several sexual misconduct accusations, pleaded not guilty Friday to a charge that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017.
Nation May 13Felicity Huffman to plead guilty in college admissions scandal
The actress is expected to plead guilty to paying $15,000 to rig her daughter's SAT score as part of a nationwide college admissions scheme.
Health May 02Jury says drug firm founder guilty of bribing doctors to push opioid
A pharmaceutical company founder accused of bribing doctors across the U.S. to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl spray was convicted Thursday in a case that exposed such marketing tactics as using a stripper-turned-sales-rep to give a physician a lap dance.
Nation Apr 29Prosecutors sue ICE to stop courthouse immigration arrests
The lawsuit filed Monday against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says district attorneys are unable to prosecute certain cases because victims, witnesses and defendants are too afraid to come to court.
Education Apr 12Test taker pleads guilty in college admissions bribery scam
Mark Riddell admitted to secretly taking the SAT and ACT for students, or correcting their answers, as part of a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme, which has ensnared celebrities, business executives and athletic coaches at sought-after schools such as Stanford…
Nation Apr 09Loughlin, other parents face new charge in college admissions scam
The parents were hit with a new money laundering charge in the sweeping college admissions bribery scheme.
Education Apr 08Felicity Huffman, 12 other parents to plead guilty in college cheating scheme
The "Desperate Housewives" star and a dozen other prominent parents will admit to charges in the scheme, which authorities say involved rigging standardized test scores and bribing coaches at such prestigious schools as Yale and Georgetown.
Nation Apr 03Loughlin, Huffman due in court for college admissions scandal
The actresses were charged last month in a scheme to get their children into elite universities.
Nation Apr 02Family behind OxyContin calls Massachusetts opioid suit false, misleading
The Sackler family says a lawsuit filed by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey that accuses Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma and the family of hiding the risks of opioids from doctors and patients is riddled with inaccurate and misleading statements.
Education Apr 02Parents could face tax charges, big fines in admissions scam
A wide-ranging college admissions cheating scheme allowed wealthy parents not only to get their kids into sought-after schools but to write off the bribes on their taxes, federal authorities say.