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California couple agrees to guilty pleas in college scam California couple agrees to guilty pleas in college scam 07/10/2020 04:42pm • 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 Bost Amazon says email to employees banning TikTok was a mistake Amazon says email to employees banning TikTok was a mistake 07/10/2020 03:12pm • Roughly five hours after an internal email went out Friday to Amazon employees telling them to delete the popular video app TikTok from their phones, the online retailing giant appeared to backtrack, calling the ban a mistake. “This morning’s email to some of our employees was sent in error," Am Man admits damaging computer, causing PPE delivery delay 07/10/2020 10:33am • ATLANTA (AP) — A former employee of a medical device packaging company has pleaded guilty to damaging a computer belonging to his former employer, which prosecutors said caused a delay in the delivery of personal protective equipment to health care providers. Christopher Dobbins, 40, pleaded guil Former Redskins player pleads guilty to defrauding Metro Former Redskins player pleads guilty to defrauding Metro 07/10/2020 09:37am • A former NFL player who played in Washington during the early 1980s has pleaded guilty to defrauding Metro of more than $300,000. Brian Carpenter, 59, of Centreville, Virginia, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud Friday, the office of Virginia U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger sa Depp says feces in bed was last straw in marriage to Heard Depp says feces in bed was last straw in marriage to Heard 07/10/2020 07:52am • LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp said in a London court on Friday that he was left embittered by ex-wife Amber Heard's claims he abused her, which turned him from “Cinderella to Quasimodo” in the public eye. He also said the couple's tempestuous marriage broke down for good after an incident in which Soap opera's kisses outwit virus with tests, spouses, dolls Soap opera's kisses outwit virus with tests, spouses, dolls 07/09/2020 11:36am • LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood’s technical expertise can awe us with monsters and imaginary worlds. But is it capable of delivering a simple screen kiss during a pandemic marked by masks and social distancing? Yes, according to the soap opera producer who is making that happen with a strategic app Singapore governing party set to extend power in elections Singapore governing party set to extend power in elections 07/08/2020 04:56pm • SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans vote Friday in Southeast Asia’s first election since the coronavirus pandemic began, with the health crisis and a grim economy expected to bolster Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s party and extend its unbroken rule. While victory seems secure for Lee’s People Ac Feds charge Florida man, sons with selling fake virus cure 07/08/2020 04:09pm • ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man and his three sons are facing federal charges that they illegally sold a bleachlike chemical mixture as a miracle cure for the new coronavirus and other diseases, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. The substance marketed as Miracle Mineral Solution was s Facebook takes down accounts tied to Roger Stone Facebook takes down accounts tied to Roger Stone 07/08/2020 02:14pm • OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Facebook on Wednesday said it has removed dozens of accounts linked to the hate group Proud Boys, to President Donald Trump’s longtime ally Roger Stone and to employees of Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, among others. A network tied to both Stone and the Proud Boys h Editorial Roundup: US 07/08/2020 11:56am • Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ July 7 The Washington Post on a new U.S. guideline forcing international students to leave the country or transfer to another college if their schools only offer online classes this fall: The Trump administration has used the novel Pakistani carrier fires 28 pilots over fake licenses scandal Pakistani carrier fires 28 pilots over fake licenses scandal 07/08/2020 02:00am • ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's national carrier is firing 28 pilots found to have tainted licenses, the company's spokesman said Wednesday, the latest chapter in a scandal that emerged in the wake of the Airbus A320 crash in Karachi in May. An inquiry into the May 22 crash that killed 97 people on b Kenyans protest cop who allegedly killed man over sanitizer 07/06/2020 06:40am • NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Residents of a small town in western Kenya set fire to a police station and damaged several vehicles after a police officer allegedly killed a man over a dispute about hand sanitizer, according to an official report. It is the second time in two weeks that Kenyans have violen AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely says 99% of virus cases benign AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely says 99% of virus cases benign 07/05/2020 08:40pm • WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is understating the danger of the coronavirus to people who get it, as more and more become infected in the U.S. In his latest of many statements playing down the severity of the pandemic, Trump declared that 99% of cases of COVID-19 are harmless. That fli NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week 07/03/2020 09:47am • A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ CLAIM: Photo shows homeowner aiming a handgun at an armed proteste Democrats say troop threats should be pursued 'relentlessly' Democrats say troop threats should be pursued 'relentlessly' 07/02/2020 02:25pm • WASHINGTON (AP) — The two top Democrats in Congress said Thursday that any threats to U.S. troops must be pursued “relentlessly,” rebuking President Donald Trump after receiving a highly classified briefing about intelligence that Russia offered bounties for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
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