Political scandals

This combination of images shows college campuses, clockwise from top left, Georgetown University, Stanford University, Yale University, and University of California, Los Angeles. Prosecutors said dozens of parents paid bribes to alter their children’s test scores or get them into these and other colleges. The scandal underscored deep divisions on issues of class, privilege and race that are dominant themes in the political debate and part of daily discussions by regular Americans. (AP Photos)
March 13, 2019 - 5:14 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The families ensnared in the college bribery scandal embody wealth and privilege in America: CEOs, Hollywood stars, Wall Street millionaires. A California vineyard owner. A prominent Manhattan lawyer. If they're villains, they're villains made to order for a time preoccupied...
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February 24, 2019 - 12:14 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Of the 150-plus men alleging two decades of sexual misconduct by a former Ohio State team doctor, ex-wrestler Mike DiSabato has been the loudest, often literally raising his voice with claims of being abused, betrayed by his alma mater and stifled by detractors in a web of...
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August 29, 2018 - 10:54 am
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State University says athletic director Jeff Tingey has been fired. School President Kevin Satterlee on Tuesday told the Idaho State Journal that Tingey's removal does not involve any scandal or violation. Tingey will receive his $150,000 annual salary until his...
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Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio attends a joint hearing on, "oversight of FBI and Department of Justice actions surrounding the 2016 election" on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 12. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 12, 2018 - 1:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican congressman from Ohio "should have known" about allegations that college wrestlers he coached two decades ago were abused by their team doctor, the House's top Democrat said Thursday. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters that GOP Rep. Jim Jordan...
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FILE - This undated file photo shows a photo of Dr. Richard Strauss. Former Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee and former vice president of human resources Linda Tom tell The Columbus Dispatch they don’t remember receiving any complaints about the now-dead doctor, Strauss. (Ohio State University via AP, File)
July 11, 2018 - 5:35 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday defended an Ohio congressman accused of ignoring ex-college wrestlers' allegations of sexual abuse, calling him "a man of honesty, a man of integrity." Ryan, a Republican, also suggested the House Ethics Committee doesn't need to examine...
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In this Tuesday, July 3, 2018, photo, Brian Garrett speaks during an interview at his home in Powell, Ohio. Garrett says he was sexually assaulted by Dr. Richard Strauss in 1996. Strauss, who killed himself in 2005, joined Ohio State University in 1978 and was on the faculty and medical staff. (AP Photo/Mike Householder)
July 06, 2018 - 8:26 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — On paper, Richard Strauss was a well-regarded Ohio State University physician who examined young athletes for decades as a team doctor and sports-medicine researcher. Some former athletes recall him differently: Locker-room voyeur. Serial groper. "Dr. Jelly Paws." In...
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FILE –This Oct. 22, 2015 file photo shows U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, on Capitol Hill. Two men who were wrestlers at Ohio State University in the 1990s say Jordan isn't being truthful when he says he wasn't aware of allegations team doctor Richard Strauss was groping male wrestlers, NBC reported Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Male athletes from 14 sports at Ohio State have reported alleged sexual misconduct by Strauss, whose 2005 death at the age of 67 was ruled a suicide. Jordan's spokesman says in a statement the congressman never saw or heard about any abuse or had any abuse reported when he was an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
July 04, 2018 - 6:20 pm
FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan said on Wednesday he never knew of sexual abuse by a now-dead doctor who examined wrestlers Jordan helped coach decades ago at Ohio State University. Jordan, speaking to reporters at a July Fourth rally in Fremont, repeatedly denied claims by ex-wrestlers...
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FILE –This Oct. 22, 2015 file photo shows U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, on Capitol Hill. Two men who were wrestlers at Ohio State University in the 1990s say Jordan isn't being truthful when he says he wasn't aware of allegations team doctor Richard Strauss was groping male wrestlers, NBC reported Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Male athletes from 14 sports at Ohio State have reported alleged sexual misconduct by Strauss, whose 2005 death at the age of 67 was ruled a suicide. Jordan's spokesman says in a statement the congressman never saw or heard about any abuse or had any abuse reported when he was an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
July 03, 2018 - 6:02 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio congressman isn't being truthful when asserting he was unaware of allegations that a now-dead team doctor was abusing athletes, according to two former university wrestlers. U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, a former standout college wrestler at the University of Wisconsin and...
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FILE –This Oct. 22, 2015 file photo shows U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, on Capitol Hill. Two men who were wrestlers at Ohio State University in the 1990s say Jordan isn't being truthful when he says he wasn't aware of allegations team doctor Richard Strauss was groping male wrestlers, NBC reported Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Male athletes from 14 sports at Ohio State have reported alleged sexual misconduct by Strauss, whose 2005 death at the age of 67 was ruled a suicide. Jordan's spokesman says in a statement the congressman never saw or heard about any abuse or had any abuse reported when he was an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
July 03, 2018 - 5:42 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on two former Ohio State wrestlers' allegations that U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan knew athletes were being abused (all times local): 5:45 p.m. A law firm representing Ohio State University says an investigative team unsuccessfully sought an interview with an Ohio...
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May 14, 2018 - 3:01 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Whatever the odds were, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's bet on legalized sports wagering paid off. The Supreme Court's decision to allow sports betting in New Jersey and other states gives the former Republican governor a long-sought victory and a chance to redefine his...
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