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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

CNN served with Sandmann lawsuit

CNN served with Sandmann lawsuit

Kentucky high school student Nick Sandmann has sued CNN for its reporting on a viral video controversy in January. The lawsuit, seeking damages of $275 million, follows Sandmann’s multi-million dollar lawsuit earlier this month against the Washington Post. Sandmann, a student at Covington Catholic High School, was videotaped on the National Mall in Washington D.C.,…MORE

Growing Up Football

Growing Up Football

Most football players in America are younger than high-school age. But there’s very little data tracking exactly how children get hit on the field. Focusing only on pre-high school aged players, the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab has published what they call the first-ever ratings showing how well youth football helmets protect against head injuries. The…MORE

Pilots transitioned to 737 Max 8 with self-administered online course

Pilots transitioned to 737 Max 8 with self-administered online course

Pilots transitioning to the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft from older 737 models were given a short, self-administered online course that made no mention of a new system now at the center of two crash investigations, pilots’ unions spokesmen for two American carriers told CNN. Pilots of Southwest Airlines and American Airlines took courses —…MORE

Jimmy Carter just became the oldest living former president ever

Jimmy Carter just became the oldest living former president ever

Jimmy Carter was the first US president to be born in a hospital. On Friday, he marks a new milestone as the oldest living former president ever. At 94 years and 172 days old, Carter has passed the previous record held by the late President George H.W. Bush. “He and Mrs. Carter take walks, and…MORE