Nate Raymond

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9 Apr 2019 | 4:19 AM

Actress Felicity Huffman, 13 others to plead guilty in U.S. college admissions scandal

BOSTON (Reuters) - Actress Felicity Huffman and 13 other people have agreed to plead guilty to participating in what prosecutors call the largest college admissions scam uncovered in U.S. history, federal prosecutors said on Monday.

6 Apr 2019 | 5:48 AM

Rwandan convicted of lying while seeking U.S. asylum after genocide

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Rwandan man who U.S. prosecutors said participated in the African nation's 1994 genocide was convicted on Friday of lying about belonging to the political party that led the killings in hopes of gaining asylum in the United States.

3 Apr 2019 | 6:08 PM

Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin to face college scandal charges in Boston court

BOSTON (Reuters) - Actors Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among 15 wealthy parents due in Boston federal court on Wednesday to face charges that they participated in what prosecutors call the largest college admissions scam uncovered in U.S. history.

29 Mar 2019 | 4:29 AM

Ex-coach of Yale women's soccer pleads guilty in admissions scandal

BOSTON (Reuters) - The former head coach of women's soccer at Yale University admitted on Thursday that he accepted bribes to help parents get their children into the Ivy League school, becoming the third person to plead guilty in the U.S. college admissions scandal.

14 Mar 2019 | 2:06 AM

Lori Loughlin latest to surrender after $25 million U.S. college cheat scheme exposed

BOSTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Full House" actor Lori Loughlin and the former head of financial firm Pimco are due to face criminal charges on Wednesday related to a $25 million (19 million pounds) scheme to help wealthy Americans secure places for their children in top U.S. colleges.

1 Mar 2019 | 1:38 AM

Arizona man pleads guilty to threatening Harvard ceremony for black students

BOSTON (Reuters) - An Arizona man pleaded guilty on Thursday to threatening to bomb Harvard University and shoot students at its first commencement ceremony for black students in 2017, saying he wanted to "end their pro-black agenda."

7 Jan 2019 | 7:04 PM

Actor Kevin Spacey to face sex assault case in Nantucket courtroom

NANTUCKET, Mass. (Reuters) - Former "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey is set to appear in a Massachusetts court on Monday to face a criminal charge that he sexually assaulted an 18-year-old male after plying him with alcohol at a bar in Nantucket more than two years ago.

28 Dec 2018 | 3:53 AM

Boston Marathon bomber appeals conviction, death sentence

BOSTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Thursday asked an appellate court to overturn his conviction and death penalty sentence for helping carry out the 2013 attack, which killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.

5 Dec 2018 | 11:02 PM

Fraternities, sororities sue Harvard over single-sex club crackdown

BOSTON (Reuters) - A group of U.S. fraternities and sororities on Monday sued Harvard University, saying its crackdown on single-sex clubs amounted to sexual discrimination.

2 Nov 2018 | 11:26 PM

Harvard defends admission policy as Asian-American bias trial ends

BOSTON (Reuters) - Harvard University defended its admissions policies on Friday against a group accusing it of discriminating against Asian-American applicants in the closing arguments of a trial that could change the role of race in U.S. college admissions.