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UC wrongly admitted at least 64 well-connected students, state audit finds

The California State Auditor also found that campus staff falsely designated 22 of the applicants as student-athlete recruits because of donations from, or as favors to, well-connected families.

Tropical Storm Beta makes landfall on Texas coast

Tropical Storm Beta made landfall on the upper Texas coast late Monday night.

Some see irony in COVID’s impact on Mayflower commemoration

The year 2020 was supposed to be a big one for Pilgrims, with dozens of events planned to mark the 400th anniversary of the religious separatists’ arrival at what we now know as Plymouth, Mass. But many of those activities have been postponed or canceled due to COVID-19, and some historians find a certain perverse poetry in that.

Campus outbreak brings uncertainty to San Diego’s reopening

There have been larger outbreaks at US colleges but none may be more impactful than the one at San Diego State.

Fox News apologizes for using debunked coronavirus story

Fox News Channel apologized on Monday “for any confusion” in reporting a now-debunked story about the mayor of Nashville, Tennessee, supposedly concealing the number of coronavirus cases linked to bars and restaurants in that city because they were so low.

California wildfire threatening more than 1,000 homes

A wildfire scorching its way through brush and timber from the mountains to the desert northeast of Los Angeles threatened more than 1,000 homes on Tuesday as crews across the West battled dozens of other major blazes.

Manhattan district attorney seeking Trump’s taxes cites ‘mountain’ of allegations

The Manhattan district attorney’s office told a federal appeals court Monday that its quest to gain access to President Trump’s tax returns is supported by “a mountainous record" of public allegations of misconduct.

Here is what key Republicans are saying about the Supreme Court vacancy

The big question is whether Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will have enough Republican votes to follow through. Here’s a look at what key Republican senators have said about filling the vacancy caused by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death.