Powerful Vatican Cardinal Becciu resigns amid scandal

ROME (AP) — The powerful head of the Vatican’s saint-making office, Cardinal Angelo Becciu, resigned suddenly Thursday from the post and renounced his rights as a cardinal amid a financial scandal that has reportedly implicated him indirectly. The Vatican provided no details on why Pope Francis accepted Becciu’s resignation in a statement late Thursday. In […]

Clinton impeachment is FX’s next ‘American Crime Story’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The next chapter of FX’s “American Crime Story” will dramatize Bill Clinton’s impeachment with a focus on Monica Lewinsky, Linda Tripp and other women central to the scandal. The miniseries will air within weeks of the 2020 presidential election. Lewinsky, who was a White House intern when she had an […]

Bribery scandal exposes sports side door to admissions

Eds: Adds comments from a former compliance officer and a current compliance officer. With BC-US–College Admissions-Bribery. With AP Photos. AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The latest scandal to taint college athletics hit sports far from the spotlight and exposed a seamy side door into some of the nation’s elite universities: coaches taking bribes to recruit non-athletes […]

TV celebrities and coaches charged in college bribery scheme

BOSTON (AP) — Fifty people, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into some of the nation’s most selective schools. Federal authorities called it the biggest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the […]

Aided by scandal, Dems fighting math and history in Alabama

BC-US–Alabama Senate,5th Ld-Writethru Dec 09, 2017 10:29PM (GMT 04:29) – 1000 words By STEVE PEOPLES and KIM CHANDLER ,  Associated Press Eds: Adds AP photos. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Renegade Republican Roy Moore may be plagued by scandal, but scandal alone will not convince the voters of 44th Place North to show up for Democrat […]

WHY THE “GOETZGATE” SCANDAL IS MORE RELEVANT IN 2017 THAN 2016

The “Goetzgate” scandal requires some explaining from County Judge Craig Doyal and Commissioner Charlie Riley. Magnolia, January 13 – With the tension between County Judge Craig Doyal and Commissioner Charlie Riley intensifying as our community approaches the 2018 elections, the “Goetzgate” scandal has started to cross people’s minds more than ever previously, because neither Doyal […]