Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college admissions scandal

Actor has apologized after being charged with paying $15,000 to have a proctor boost daughters SAT score Felicity Huffman tearfully pleaded guilty Monday in she admitted to participating in the nationwide scam, in which authorities say parents bribed coaches, rigged entrance exams or both to game the admissions system. Huffman pleaded guilty in federal court to paying an admissions consultant $15,000 to have a proctor correct her older daughters answers on the SAT. She also considered going through with the plan for her younger daughter before ultimately deciding not to, authorities say. She arrived at court holding the hand of her brother Moore Huffman Jr and did not say anything to journalists. In court, she wore a gray dress and …

This Fish Has Adapted To Lethal Levels Of Water Pollution By Making Hybrid Babies

The Gulf killifish (Fundulus grandis) might sound like the name of a ferocious marine predator, but lethal levels of pollution on its home turf has put its very survival under threat. And yet, in an extraordinary tale (should that be tail?) of adaption and hybridization, one population of fish has evolved to exist in the dirty waters of the Houston Ship Channel thanks to genes acquired from its relative, the Atlantic killifish. This is the finding of a study recently published in the journal Science.  Despite measuring just 18 centimeters (7 inches) head-to-tail, the Gulf killifish is one of the largest of its kind. It can be found in coastal estuaries running along the northern Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic coast, where it serves as a …

Did heading a ball lead to player deaths?

Chalmers, who has died at the age of 83, was part of the Celtic team that defeated Inter Milan 2-1 in Lisbon to become the first British club to lift the famous European trophy. The Scotland forward spent 12 seasons at the Glasgow club, scoring 236 goals. Image copyright SNS Image caption Lisbon Lion Jim Craig worked as a dentist after a hugely successful playing career Craig also highlighted the risks faced by rugby players during his interview with former Scotland international Beattie. He said: “I picked up a programme in a souvenir shop recently and it was West of Scotland v Hawick and it actually listed the weights of the players. “All the backs were 10, 11 stone and …

Petr Cech: ‘Abramovich didnt want to see me in an Arsenal shirt’

The keeper on being in a coma, not watching back his greatest moment and the prospect of facing Chelsea in his final game Petr Cech begins at the end. The hope is a playing career that has spanned two decades will extend for another fortnight, that Arsenal progress beyond Valencia and, in far-flung Baku, their veteran goalkeeper is 3-1 advantage from the first leg, but there would be something splendidly appropriate about Cech bringing down the curtain with a 15th winners medal after a collision with Chelsea at the Olympic stadium. After all, he had moved to Arsenal in 2015 intent upon guiding the club to European success, emulating in part what he had achieved over that glittering 11-season stint …

Lewis Hamilton wins Spanish Grand Prix in fifth straight Mercedes one-two

(CNN)Lewis Hamilton won the Spanish Grand Prix for a third consecutive year after overtaking Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas at the first turn in Barcelona. “I have to put it down to this incredible team,” the Englishman said. “This is history in the making, with five one-two finishes in a row. I’m so happy for every one of them. He added: “She’s a great car but we don’t always get along — I’m glad in the race we could settle our difference. An interesting start, very, very close.” Indeed, the result extended Mercedes’ perfect record in the 2019 season, with both Hamilton and Bottas taking the top two positions on the podium in all five races since this year’s action began …

Barcelona make the extraordinary seem normal to wrap up another title | Sid Lowe

There was a sense of weakness when Ernesto Valverde took over but successive La Liga titles have made Bara look untouchable Not long after their 2-0 victory in Vitoria late on Wednesday, with Barcelona four weeks from the finish and three points from the title, Ernesto Valverde was asked if he would like to win the league the following evening or the following Saturday. What I like, he said, is that I get asked that question. It was done, again. And it was done early, again. Barcelona had beaten Real Madrid, beaten Atltico Madrid and beaten everyone else except Athletic Club and Valencia. Now they had beaten Alavs too, affording them the luxury of choice: they could take the title …

Manchester City returns top of Premier League after stunning Kompany strike

(CNN)Manchester City returned to the top of the English Premier League after a scintillating strike from Vincent Kompany secured a vital 1-0 win against Leicester City. READ: Jadon Sancho ranked as European football’s most expensive youngster An emotional Kompany demonstrated just how important the goal was after a nervy night in Manchester. The Citizens were frustrated for much of the match by an impressive Leicester side which managed to snub out the host’s impressive array of attacking talent. However, when the game looked to be heading toward a goalless draw, Kompany sent a missile into the top corner. “I hadn’t scored this season but I always feel in big moments that I’m going to do something, I don’t know if …

Pudgy parrots, sleepy sloths and one of the best stories we’ve seen all year

(CNN) Want more inspiring, positive news? Sign up for The Good Stuff, a newsletter for the good in life. It will brighten your inbox every Saturday morning. Our favorites this week Get going with some of our most popular good news stories of the week A pudgy parrot baby boom We can’t get enough of these fuzzy green nuggets! These are baby kākāpōs, the fattest parrots in the world. They’re native to New Zealand and up until recently there were only 147 of them in existence. It turns out, when you only mate once every couple of years and constantly face predators and environmental threats, building a big family is a bit of a challenge. However, this year, the kākāpōs …

Pieter Devos wins Miami Beach leg of Global Champions Tour

(CNN)Belgian Pieter Devos returned to the winner’s circle in the Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT) — for the world’s top show jumpers — for the first time since 2014 with a narrow victory in Miami Beach. Visit CNN.com/Sport for more news, features and video Gates, Springsteen CNN’s @alyvance1 talks to @jessicaspringsteen at Miami Beach leg of @longinesglobalchampionstour #miamibeach #miami #globalchampionstour #globalchampionsleague #longines #showjumpers #horses #beach A post shared by CNNSport (@cnnsport) on Apr 19, 2019 at 6:50am PDT Watched by rockstar Bruce Springsteen and Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates, the tight course in the compact, sandy arena of Miami Beach saw seven riders retire in the first round while only three went clear in the jump-off on a hot and humid …

Under-fire rugby star Israel Folau refuses to back down over religious comments

(CNN)Australian rugby star Israel Folau has said he stands by homophobic posts he made on social media, speaking after a church service in Sydney on Sunday to reiterate his position. He said the Bible “says that ‘God has no pleasure in the person that’s living in sin’ … He’s a loving God and he wants people to turn away from what they’re living in and he’ll give them life.” Folau looks set to have his contract terminated by Rugby Australia, the sport’s national governing body, which said in a statement last week that his comments were unacceptable and that he “did not speak for the game.” The statewide governing body for New South Wales has “stood (Folau) down … from …

Liverpool returns to the top of the Premier League with late winner

(CNN)With a rip-roaring English Premier League title race entering its final week, Liverpool returned to the top of the table with a thrilling victory over Newcastle which ensures the EPL title will be decided on the final day. Follow @cnnsport The visitors were far from their best, twice allowing the lead to slip, and worryingly leading scorer Mo Salah was stretchered off with what looked like a head injury after clashing with Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka. Klopp later said that the striker needed to be assessed but revealed he did watch the end of the match in the dressing room. READ: Salah ‘OK’ after collision “What can I say?” said Klopp on Sky Sports. “With the way Newcastle played, it …

Jill Ellis names experienced USA roster for Women’s World Cup

Morgan Brian and Ali Krieger were among the surprise inclusions when Jill Ellis announced the 23 players who will represent the United States at the World Cup The United States womens national team will not be wanting for experience when they kick off their World Cup title defense in 40 days. More than half of Jill Elliss 23-player roster for next months tournament in France are holdovers from the squad often looked rickety during the final run-up to France. Brian, 26, was a key cog in the midfield during the 2015 tournament as the youngest member of the side, but has featured sparingly in the years since amid mounting injuries. The inclusion of midfielder Allie Long, whos also been in …

The Premier League teams ineptitude index 2018-19

Its awards time for the most incompetent teams in the Premier League, from those who cant take throw-ins to others who revel in needless yellow cards Welcome to the Guardians fifth annual index of ineptitude, a catalogue of calamity, a prospectus of the piss-poor. As each season draws to a close, the best moments, players and teams of the year are all charted, celebrated and cheered. Which means that what comprises most of the rest of the Premier League experience is missed. So here is a (not always serious) commemoration of cackhandedness: heres where to cheer goalkeepers who help the opposition, those who cant score from 12 yards, players given cards for removing their shirts, and professionals who cant even …

Round-the-world cyclist has bike stolen in London

In 2015, after splitting from his long-term girlfriend, Josh was suffering badly with depression, and tried to take his own life. “I crashed my car at about 70mph on the motorway near my home in Scotland,” he says. “I was really lucky to survive. “After that I thought: ‘I’m going to do something about this.’ “I went to see Sir Chris Hoy speaking in Edinburgh and just felt inspired to go on a bike. “At that time, I wasn’t a cyclist. I was a couple of stone overweight, I was drinking alcohol four times a week – but cycling was my way of trying to get happy again.” Image copyright Josh Quigley Image caption Josh with his father, who died …

I’m glad Tiger won the Masters, I just wish he stood up for the black community | Etan Thomas

Tigers rejection of our community, like OJ Simpson before him, comes with a price. Black people can and do revel in the meaning of his extraordinary triumph, but were not cheering him Michael Jordan called it the win his first major title in over a decade at Augusta National Golf Club. You may not have a pulse if you didnt feel at least a little warm inside as Tiger passionately embraced his son behind the 18th green, a scene reminiscent of the bear hug that he shared with his late father Earl Woods after winning the Masters for the first time back in 1997. As a father, I can honestly say that it almost made my allergies start acting up. …