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 …

Ilhan Omar: how Democrats responded to Trump’s 9/11 attack

Among presidential candidates and party leaders, the more progressive were quicker to defend the Minnesota congresswoman On Saturday, Donald Trumps responses, condemning the president without mentioning Omars name. Some contenders, including former Vice-President Joe Biden and New Jersey senator Cory Booker, did not tweet any comment in the 24 hours that followed Trumps Fox News commentators and Republican even that her religious beliefs are antithetical to the United States constitution. Heres a look at how Democratic presidential candidates responded on Friday and Saturday: First few hours The first responses to Trumps attack came from Michigan congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, the other Muslim woman in Congress, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the freshman congresswoman from New York, a rising progressive star. Both called on …

Commander in cheat? Donald Trump’s 18 golf tournament wins examined

In an extract from his book on Donald Trump and golf, Rick Reilly explains why the presidents game can tell us more about him than a roomful of psychologists Donalds Trumps boast about winning 18 club championships is a lie thats so over-the-top Crazytown it loses all credibility among golfers the second its out of his mouth. To double check, I called the only guy who could come close: George Buddy Marucci, of Philadelphia. Like Trump, Marucci belongs to more clubs than you can fit in your bag. Like Trump, hes in the right age bracket, at six years younger than Trump. Like Trump, hes got all the money he needs to play as many club championships as he can …

Andr Previn, the classical maestro who knew the value of pop culture | Petroc Trelawny

His charismatic TV appearances won the conductor huge fame and introduced millions to Mozart and Grieg In 1977, Andr Previn was so famous that he had his own chatshow on BBC1. In one episode, wearing an expensive-looking brown suede safari jacket with big collar, and clutching his oversize glasses in his hands, he introduces the studio audience to Jonathan Miller. They discuss Millers new production of The Merchant of Venice, the director going on to predict the slow disintegration of English theatre. Its a real spirit-of-the-age moment. There is no apology for the elevated tone of their conversation; the format is simple two cultural polymaths ruminating on the arts on primetime television. Television was a medium that the conductor understood …

Trump donor who owned spa linked to Kraft arrest offered access to president

Miami Herald and Mother Jones report Li Yang claimed to be able to get Chinese clients pictures with Trump A company run by a donor to Donald Trump claimed it could provide Chinese clients with a chance to mingle and Miami Herald and https://t.co/CI4vCj9e7c Miami Herald on Friday published a photo of Yang with Trump at a Super Bowl party at his West Palm Beach country club and reported on the link between Yang and the spa where Yang was a former owner of the spa. Yang wasnt charged in a multiagency anti-human trafficking operation that resulted in 25 arrests, including that of Kraft, and shut down 10 Asian day spas in South Florida last month. None of the spas …

Donald Trump greets college football champions with McDonald’s once again

Donald Trump has once again welcomed college football champions with burgers and fries on Monday Donald Trump has once again welcomed college football champions with burgers and fries. The President greeted the NCAAs Football Championship Subdivision champions, North Dakota State, at the White House on Monday with a lunch that included Big Macs, french fries and Chick-fil-A sandwiches. nearly three-quarters of the teams black players declined to visit the White House. Three African American members of the Tigers said Trumps racism and divisive politics led them to stay away from the ceremony. North Dakota were expected to send a more united team to the White House. The teams coach, Matt Entz, said the Bison had addressed political issues before the …

Amy Klobuchar tells ‘dirty joke’ about Robert Kraft prostitution charge

Presidential hopeful speaks to Gridiron dinner in Washington, where Ivanka Trump says father enjoys poking fun at the press Amy Klobuchar, the US senator from Minnesota who is a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, was her partys speaker at the 134th annual Gridiron Club and Foundation dinner in Washington on Saturday night. Klobuchar promised the audience of politicians and media figures at the Renaissance Washington Hotel her remarks would be shorter than a Robert Kraft visit to the Orchids day spa. Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots and a friend of Donald Trump, has been the New York Times reported on what it called a $3bn-a-year sex industry that relies on pervasive secrecy, close-knit ownership …