‘Worst Olympian ever’: how a young skier triumphed over trolls

Elizabeth Swaney has run for governor, trained in music, and auditioned as a pro cheerleader. But it was her befuddling appearance in the Winter Olympics that made headlines If you happened to tune in to the Winter Games last year during the womens halfpipe skiing competition, you might have caught one of the Olympics most perplexing moments. Halfpipe, which was introduced to the games in 2014, features an adrenaline-soaked spectacle: skiers plummet down a steep track into a frozen ramp the shape of an empty motel swimming pool, before flying up the ramps 22ft walls and launching high into the air for a series of bold tricks. For years, the Olympics had been hemorrhaging viewers to the younger-skewing X Games. …

Lori Loughlin among parents facing new charges in college bribery case

Money laundering charge against some parents comes after others, including Felicity Huffman, agreed to plead guilty The Full House star Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and 14 other parents were hit on Tuesday with a new money laundering charge in the sweeping the actor Felicity Huffman, 12 other parents and a coach agreed to plead guilty, signaling an escalation in the case against those parents who are continuing to fight the allegations against them. Loughlin and Giannulli were among 33 prominent parents accused of participating in a scheme that involved rigging college entrance exams and bribing coaches at elite universities. They were arrested last month on a single charge of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. …