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Feds seek 21 months for Hot Pockets heiress in college scam

Feds seek 21 months for Hot Pockets heiress in college scam

BOSTON — Prosecutors are seeking nearly two years in prison for an heiress to the Hot Pockets microwavable snack fortune who agreed to pay $300,000 to cheat the college admissions process for her daughters in a nationwide bribery scheme.
Paramount halts 'Mission: Impossible' shoot over new virus

Paramount halts 'Mission: Impossible' shoot over new virus

NEW YORK — Paramount Pictures on Monday halted production on the seventh “Mission: Impossible” film due to the new virus, as Hollywood began to more drastically adapt to the growing global outbreak.
AP: US opera union probe finds Plácido Domingo abused power

AP: US opera union probe finds Plácido Domingo abused power

SAN FRANCISCO — An investigation into legendary singer Plácido Domingo by the U.S.

Weinstein case could influence other sex crime prosecutions

New York prosecutors are hailing Harvey Weinstein's conviction as a pivotal moment that could change the way the legal system views a type of sexual assault case historically considered difficult to prove.
RIGHT AT HOME: Ceilings with something to say

RIGHT AT HOME: Ceilings with something to say

The ceiling — sometimes referred to as a room’s fifth wall — often gets short shrift in decorating schemes.
Review: A poet is revealed through 10 key days of her life

Review: A poet is revealed through 10 key days of her life

“These Fevered Days,” W.W. Norton & Company, by Martha Ackmann Once again, Emily Dickinson is having a moment.
That orange seed you just spit out? Grow a tree

That orange seed you just spit out? Grow a tree

"What a waste," I was thinking this morning as I spat out a seed from an orange. That seed could have grown into a whole orange tree. Growing an orange tree — or any citrus tree — from a seed is no more difficult than growing a bean plant from seed.

Finalists announced for J. Anthony Lukas book prizes

NEW YORK — Books on Silicon Valley, the criminal justice system and the 2015 massacre at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina are among the finalists for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize.
Mushrooms grow from beer waste in the cellars of Brussels

Mushrooms grow from beer waste in the cellars of Brussels

BRUSSELS — In Belgium, a country where beer is the culinary king, its brewing also creates magic for mushrooms.

Millennial Money: 3 financial moves that deserve more credit

Read almost any article about millennials and you’ll come away with the distinct impression that this generation is royally screwing up. That they’re suffocated by student debt. That they spend frivolously.