A Las Vegas police officer has been charged in the death of an unarmed man he shocked with a stun gun, punched in the face and put in an unauthorized chokehold while attempting to arrest him last month at a luxury hotel and casino. Officer Kenneth Lopera of the Metropolitan Police Department was charged with one count each of manslaughter and oppression under the color of office after a coroner found that the victim, Tashii Brown, had been choked to death, officials said Monday.
Bones found in a cave in Morocco add 100,000 years to the history of modern human fossils. These bones are from "early anatomically modern" humans - our own species, Homo sapiens, with a mixture of modern and primitive traits, an international team of anthropologists, paleontologists and evolutionary scientists report in a pair of papers published Wednesday in the journal Nature.
Donald Trump's closest friends and allies have begun to publicly warn the president that his Twitter tirades are fueling mayhem in the White House and risk jeopardizing his presidency. "The tweeting makes everybody crazy," said Trump's close friend Tom Barrack, chairman of Colony Northstar, at a Bloomberg conference in New York Tuesday. "There's just no gain in doing it."
Sitting in his pickup truck one summer day in 2014, Conrad Roy III wavered about his plan to kill himself. He was scared, he texted his girlfriend. "Get back in," she replied. Roy did. The 18-year-old who had long battled depression and suicidal thoughts succumbed to carbon monoxide. He was found dead the following day in a Kmart parking lot several miles outside Boston. His girlfriend, 17-year-old Michelle Carter, was charged with involuntary manslaughter.
The nation's top intelligence official told associates in March that President Donald Trump asked him if he could intervene with then-FBI Director James Comey to get the bureau to back off its focus on former national security adviser Michael Flynn in its Russia probe, according to officials.
An American who traveled undetected into Islamic State-controlled Syria and fled three months later says he was "curious" about life under the terrorist regime. "I know there's always two sides to a story," said Mohamad Khweis, 27, who was born and raised in Virginia and captured in Iraq in March 2016. "I just wanted to see the other side."
Saturday's attack on the London Bridge was horrific and jarring, especially coming on the heels of the Manchester attack. In the aftermath of such events, we look for people to blame. Shortly afterward, British Prime Minister Theresa May commented that there is "too much tolerance" of Islamist extremism in Britain. Although May did not single out Muslims in her statement, she seems to be implying that people willingly and knowingly tolerate extremists.
For years, I was under the impression that my husband and I had cultivated the near-perfect marriage, the two of us like His and Her Majesty, presiding over an enviable life. I wasn't the only one who saw it so plainly. "You two are in your prime!" my uncle remarked last winter, echoing what many who knew us must have been thinking, too. I grinned back at him, but inside I quavered. It was true, we were mostly happily wed and brewed, but not entirely infused. After 17 years, I felt our strengths had settled into dregs, thin deposits lying in the basin of a teacup.
For the small fraternity of people who make their living coaxing musical notes out of vulnerable pieces of wood and metal, few things are more terrifying than seeing an expensive, defenseless instrument disappear on that little conveyor belt at the airport.
A 25-year-old government contractor has been charged with mishandling classified information, after authorities say she gave a top-secret National Security Agency document to a news organization. Reality Leigh Winner was accused of gathering, transmitting, or losing defense information - the first criminal charge filed in a leak investigation during the Trump administration.