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  • Harvard consistently rated Asian-American applicants lower on personality traits, lawsuit says

    June 15, 2018 9:24 PM 11

    Harvard consistently rated Asian-American applicants lower than others on traits like “positive personality,” likability, courage, kindness and being “widely respected,” according to an analysis of more than 160,000 student records filed Friday by a group representing Asian-American students in a lawsuit against the university. Asian-Americans scored

  • Riders plunge 10 metres, 6 injured after roller coaster derails at Daytona Beach Boardwalk

    June 15, 2018 2:42 PM 10

    DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. — Two roller coaster riders fell 10 metres when their car derailed and was left dangling from the track, and firefighters used ladders to pull eight others to safety high above the Daytona Beach Boardwalk. “The front car which was holding four passengers completely came off the tracks,” said Daytona Beach Fire spokesperson Sasha Staton

  • Retired tennis star Boris Becker claims diplomatic immunity

    June 15, 2018 1:52 PM 10

    LONDON—Retired German tennis star Boris Becker is claiming his role as a sports attache for the Central African Republic gives him diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings. The three-time Wimbledon champion took up that role in April. His lawyers claimed in Britain’s High Court late Thursday this protects him from ongoing bankruptcy actions

  • Italy PM meets French leader amid tensions over migration

    June 15, 2018 8:16 AM 18

    Macron called Italy's decision to close border to a migrant rescue ship 'irresponsible' French President Emmanuel Macron and new Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte meet Friday amid tensions between the two countries over migration. Conte, who heads a populist government, will have a working lunch with the pro-European Macron at the Elysee palace. They will then hold a joint

  • Chrissy Teigen celebrates Trump’s birthday with $288,000 donation to ACLU

    June 15, 2018 4:33 AM 12

    For his 72nd birthday on Thursday, social media star Chrissy Teigen and her husband John Legend spent a whole lot of cash on a gift Donald Trump won’t like — nor one that he can return. The pithy model, who was famously blocked on Twitter by the president for constantly trolling him and his policies, marked the “auspicious occasion” by becoming a Freedom

  • Bill Cosby dumps legal team ahead of sentencing

    June 15, 2018 1:27 AM 9

    Seven weeks after being convicted of sexual assault, Bill Cosby, who is awaiting sentencing, fired his legal team led by Tom Mesereau, a high-profile lawyer who successfully defended Michael Jackson but could not help Cosby. Wyatt said Cosby’s new lawyer is Joseph P. Green, who is based in West Chester, Pa., and whose practice includes criminal defence

  • San Francisco makes history by electing a black female mayor for first time

    June 14, 2018 10:39 PM 11

    San Francisco—The election of London Breed as mayor of San Francisco, which was all but made official Wednesday when Mark Leno, the runner-up in the election, conceded defeat, was a remarkable victory. Breed is the first African-American woman to hold the post in San Francisco. And San Francisco is now the largest U.S. city with a female mayor. For many black

  • Greek opposition head plans to call no-confidence vote over Macedonia name deal

    June 14, 2018 1:42 PM 15

    Tsipras has a four-seat majority in the 300-member parliament, but the name deal has led to a rift within the government. The stance of Defence Minister Panos Kammenos, who heads the coalition’s junior partner, the right-wing Independent Greeks party, will be crucial. Kammenos said before the deal was announced that he would oppose the agreement in a parliamentary

  • As World Cup kicks off, Russia looks to show the West it's not isolated

    June 14, 2018 8:00 AM 20

    Inside Vladimir Putin's latest attempt to rebrand Russia With Moscow's historic squares, pedestrian malls — and, starting today, soccer stadiums — filling up with foreign tourists, President Vladimir Putin's latest rebranding exercise for Russia is well underway. The first game of the World Cup kicks off at 6 p.m. local time in the refurbished and freshly

  • Dancing FBI agent whose gun went off at Denver club faces assault charge

    June 14, 2018 3:19 AM 11

    DENVER—An off-duty FBI agent charged with assault after an accidental shooting while dancing at a Denver bar would like to meet with the man who was injured and is praying for his recovery, the agent’s attorney said Wednesday. Chase Bishop appeared in court Wednesday morning, out of custody after turning himself in Tuesday on a second-degree assault