The first of two federal trials for former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort this year has been delayed two weeks because the judge has a personal conflict. Alexandria, Virginia-based U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis said in an order Friday that he cannot begin trial July 10, "owing to a family member's medical procedure." Instead the trial will begin July 24.
In Montana, it's legal to shoot wolves that get perilously close to people or livestock, and that's exactly what a rancher in Denton thought he did, putting a bullet into something with four legs and canine teeth that came within stalking distance of his herd. But when he summoned wildlife officials to investigate, something was off. The dead animal's canine teeth were too short, the front paws were tiny for a wolf, and the claws on those paws were too long. The ears were too big as well, experts told The Washington Post, and the coat was wrong. This was no wolf.
In a record-breaking drug bust in Nebraska, state troopers have seized 118 pounds of fentanyl - containing enough lethal doses to kill tens of millions of people. Nebraska State Patrol Col. John Bolduc announced Thursday that opioids seized last month have tested positive for fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Two people have been injured in a shooting at a middle school in a suburb north of Indianapolis, according to the Indiana State Police. The Noblesville, Indiana, fire department tweeted shortly before 9:40 a.m., saying a shooting had occurred at Noblesville West Middle School. The department said a suspect had been taken into custody.
Five animal rights activists who removed two piglets from a Smithfield Foods hog farm in Utah last year were charged by the state this week with felony burglary, rioting and a "pattern of unlawful activity." The charges come about eight months after unusual raids of two animal sanctuaries in Utah and Colorado by FBI agents, who, witnesses said, sought DNA samples from pigs at the facilities as part of a search for the missing piglets.
Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to authorities in Manhattan on Friday to face criminal charges, several media outlets reported on Thursday. The development, first reported by New York Daily News and confirmed by the New York Times, Deadline and others, comes months after Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance's office reportedly launched an investigation into allegations of sexual assault.
WASHINGTON - Justice Department and intelligence officials briefed top Republican and Democratic lawmakers Thursday on a confidential FBI source who aided in the investigation of whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia, attempting to defuse a partisan conflict over use of the source and the FBI's reluctance to reveal information about the matter.
BRUSSELS - A Dutch-led international team of investigators said Thursday that a missile that downed a Malaysia Airlines jetliner over eastern Ukraine in 2014 came from the Russian military, opening the possibility that Dutch prosecutors could sue the Kremlin in connection with the attack that killed all 298 on board. The long-running inquiry already had established that a Russian-made Buk antiaircraft missile downed Flight 17, but it had not previously made a direct link to the Russian military. The Kremlin always has denied involvement in the incident.
The internet is rejoicing over Instagram's announcement that it will be adding a "mute" button, allowing you to silence posts and stories from accounts you find annoying but don't want to unfollow. Including but not limited to: Your exes, your friends who can't stop posting proof of their blissful relationship, anyone who's posting too many baby pics, or documenting so many avocado toasts they actually add up to a down payment on a home.