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Former UCLA coach sentenced to 8 months in college admissions cheating case

A former UCLA men's soccer coach was sentenced to eight months in prison Friday for taking $200,000 in bribes to get students admitted as athletic recruits, prosecutors said. The sentence for Jorge Salcedo is one of the longest yet handed down in the sprawling college admissions cheating case uncovered in an FBI probe dubbed "Operation Varsity Blues." Salcedo, 48, pleaded guilty in July to one count of conspiracy to commit racketeering. On Thursday, he told a judge that he joined the admissions scheme, which was orchestrated by William "Rick" Singer, because he was desperate for money after buying a house he couldn't afford. "I am a different man than I was two years ago, and I will never make decisions like this again,” Salcedo said during a hearing held via videoconference, according to The Associated Press. The broader college admissions scheme resulted in dozens of wealthy parents being charged in March 2019. Among them were "Desperate Housewiv

Ex-DC police chief says Ron Johnson is 'part of the problem' in nation's racial tensions

Washington (CNN)A former chief of Washington, DC's police force on Thursday condemned Sen. Ron Johnson after the Wisconsin Republican last week suggested that he would have felt less safe during the January 6 Capitol riot if the protesters supported the Black Lives Matter movement and Antifa instead of being largely White. "Sen. Johnson is clearly part of the problem," Former DC Police Chief and CNN Law Enforcement Analyst Charles Ramsey told CNN's Jim Sciutto and Poppy Harlow on "Newsroom." "Those comments were racist. Now if you ask him, he'll say, 'Oh, no racial overtones at all.' It's ridiculous. He is part of the problem, and he is not alone." Appearing on the radio talk show "The Joe Pags Show" last week, Johnson said, "Even though those thousands of people that were marching to the Capitol were trying to pressure people like me to vote the way they wanted me to vote, I knew those were people that love this coun

On-Page SEO Checklist: Optimize Every Page on Your Site

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Joe Biden just can't quit Delaware -- even as the president

(CNN)Bidding farewell to his adopted home state in January, Joe Biden -- then the President-elect -- grew emotional as he boarded his flight to Washington for the inauguration. "When I die," he said, wiping away tears, "Delaware will be written on my heart and the hearts of all the Bidens." Feeling confined by what he's termed the "gilded cage" of the White House and seeking a dose of familiarity, Biden has begun a regular pattern of leaving Washington on the weekends. For the third time in the seven weeks he's been in office, Biden returned Friday to Wilmington, continuing a pattern of weekend commuting he began as a senator and continued as vice president and seems poised to maintain as commander in chief. While he has long been a creature of Washington, Biden has never quite been able to quit Delaware, where his lakeside home acts as a gathering point for a tight-knit family and where his life's memories, some tragic, are the most concentr

US STOCKS-S&P 500, Nasdaq fall as yields spike

(For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click LIVE/ or type LIVE/ in a news window.) * Ulta Beauty slumps as revenue forecast disappoints * Benchmark yields approach one-year highs * Three major indexes set for best week in six * Indexes: Dow up 0.48%, S&P down 0.33%, Nasdaq drops 1.25% (Adds comment, details; updates prices) March 12 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 slipped on Friday after hitting an all-time high in the prior session, as a spike in U.S. bond yields revived inflation worries and dented appetite for high-growth stocks. The tech-heavy Nasdaq tumbled 1.3% after rebounding more than 6% over the past three sessions, while the blue-chip Dow, on the other hand, hit its fifth consecutive record high. Wall Street's main indexes are set for their best week in six after one of the largest U.S. fiscal stimulus bills was signed into law and data reinforced views that the economy was on the path to a recovery. A consistent rise in U.S. bond yields has ra

US Justice Department Charges John McAfee with Cryptocurrency Fraud

 The US Department of Justice has charged antivirus software entrepreneur John McAfee with money laundering and fraud offences stemming from two crypto schemes . The Justice Department charged McAfee, 75, and his bodyguard, Jimmy Gale Watson Jr,40, in a newly unsealed indictment in Manhattan federal court on Friday, February 5. The prosecutors described Jimmy Gale Watson Jr as an executive adviser who served as the head of MacAfee’s cryptocurrency team . Detectives arrested Watson in Texas on Thursday, February 4, and he would make an initial appearance on Friday next week before a federal magistrate judge in Dallas. The authorities accused McAfee and Watson of exploiting McAfee’s large Twitter following to artificially inflate prices of cryptocurrencies through a pump and dump scheme and concealing payments that McAfee obtained from startup businesses to promote initial coin offerings. According to the US Department of Justice, McAfee and his cohorts made over $16.9 million by fool