CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - An avowed supporter of neo-Nazi beliefs who took part in the violent and chaotic white-supremacist "Unite the Right" rally in this city last year was found guilty Friday of first-degree murder for killing a woman by ramming his car through a crowd of counterprotesters.
At first, Gillian Genser thought the headaches and vomiting were just the latest signs of autoimmune disorders she had battled for years. But then the symptoms got stranger. She felt agitated. She'd wake up nearly unable to move. Hearing vanished from one ear. Her muscles cramped and her speech slurred. What was going on? For years, doctors were baffled by what was afflicting the Toronto-based sculptor. Then, a blood test three years ago came back positive for heavy-metal poisoning. And Genser realized her art was killing her.
WASHINGTON - Federal prosecutors filed new court papers Friday directly implicating President Donald Trump in plans to buy women's silence as far back as 2014 and offering new evidence of Russian efforts to forge a political alliance with Trump before he became president - disclosures that show the deepening political and legal morass enveloping the administration. The separate filings came from special counsel Robert Mueller III and federal prosecutors in New York ahead of Wednesday's sentencing of Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.
WASHINGTON - Special counsel Robert Mueller III told a judge Friday that Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, told "multiple discernible lies" during interviews with prosecutors, including about his contacts with an employee who is alleged to have ties to Russian intelligence. The allegations came in a new court filing by the special counsel that pointed to some the questions prosecutors have been asking a key witness in their closely-held investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign.
The veteran police officer shot and killed while rushing to confront a mass shooter in Thousand Oaks, California, last month was fatally struck by friendly fire rather than bullets fired by the gunman, authorities said Friday, Dec. 7. The grim revelation, made public exactly a month after the Nov. 7 massacre at the Borderline Bar and Grill, adds yet another tragic element to what witnesses and authorities alike have described as a chaotic, terrifying scene at the country-music venue.
As parents, we often seek to mollify, quell - even extinguish - our children's anger. Life is busy, we're moving fast. Anger slows us down. It stresses us out. But the disruptive quality of anger is exactly what makes it a powerful agent for social change, says Rebecca Traister in her new book, "Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger." Hers is one of two books out this fall that explore the intersection of gender and rage.
A relaxed-looking juvenile Hawaiian monk seal lounges near a sandy white beach on some green foliage. Its eyes are half-closed and it has a serene expression on its face. But the seal's calm demeanor is surprising. Why? Well, there's a long, black-and-white eel dangling from its right nostril. "It's just so shocking," Claire Simeone, a veterinarian and monk seal expert based in Hawaii, told The Washington Post on Thursday, Dec. 6. "It's an animal that has another animal stuck up its nose."
Growing up in the early '80s, I was spanked by my parents now and again. I've never considered this to be that much of a big deal - every kid I knew got the same treatment if they pushed their parents too far - and I doubt that infrequent spanking had any long-lasting effect on me. I have a healthy relationship with my parents. I've never been in an abusive relationship, or suffered from hyperactivity, aggression, cognitive difficulties or oppositional behavior, which are some of the many adverse effects research has linked to being spanked as a child.
Walt Disney Co. offered the first peek at "Avengers: Endgame" and moved up its release date, navigating a crowded year for superhero movies that may serve as the ultimate test of Marvel's appeal. The "Endgame" film, the fourth cinematic chapter in the tale of the universe-saving team of superheroes, is now set to debut on April 26. (It had been slated for May 3.) Another of Disney's Marvel movies, "Captain Marvel," is coming out in March, so there's likely to be significant overlap in theaters.
She had been strangled to death with a Tesco Bag for Life. Mitesh Patel told police he had gone out to buy a pizza the night of May 14 when he came home to find his wife, Jessica, lying motionless in the living room. The plastic reusable shopping bag, named for a local grocery store, was deformed and dotted with Jessica's saliva. Duct tape was wrapped around her wrists and ankles and covered her mouth. And at first, Patel told the emergency operator, he didn't know if she was alive or dead.