Whiz kid was really 23-year-old Ukrainian, officials say

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Honor student Asher Potts was well into his senior year in high school when police got a tip that the earnest teenager who had so impressed community leaders for nearly four years was not the person he claimed to be.

  • Written by MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press

Early takers say new SAT 'wasn't so bad' and not so tricky

WASHINGTON (AP) — Not so tricky. More straightforward. Guessing allowed. The newly redesigned SAT college entrance exam that debuts nationally Saturday is getting good reviews from some of the students who took it early this week.

  • Written by JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press

Florida overhauls death penalty in bid to resume executions


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is overhauling the death penalty in a bid to resume executions after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the state's current sentencing law was unconstitutional.

  • Written by GARY FINEOUT, Associated Press

Appeals court hears arguments in Freddie Gray case


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's highest court heard arguments Thursday on whether an officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray can be compelled to testify against his colleagues after his trial ended in a hung jury in November.

  • Written by JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press