✈️ Situational awareness: 33 countries, including all of the EU, and nearly 30 airlines have suspended operation of Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets. See the list.
Today's cheating allegations will make a blockbuster movie script: Rich, privileged people trying to cheat their way through the system, complete with over-the-top efforts to conceal their alleged actions from their children and a dash of celebrity to boot.
Why it matters: This was the "largest college admittance scam ever charged by the Department of Justice," U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said today.
The bottom line: These weren't victimless actions. It's likely that teens whose parents weren't allegedly paying millions to cheat the system were denied spots at these schools.
A workman prepares a Confederate statue for removal today from the grounds of an old courthouse in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, per AP:
The 30-foot "monument includes a granite statue atop a base and column and was dedicated in 1905."
"The effort to bring e-scooters to the streets of New York got a jolt ... from star sprinter Usain Bolt," the NY Daily News reports:
In many cities, regulations limit e-scooters to around 15 mph. That’s slower than Bolt can run — he set a world record with 27.8 mph in 2009, per The News.