Yinshan Wong had no apparent reason to head to the American River Canyon in Auburn, California, a town her family said she’d never visited before. But on Dec. 3, that’s where Wong, a 33-year-old Sacramento mother of three young children, was driving at 3 a.m. She steered her white sedan off a narrow dirt road and drove down a steep hill between a cluster of houses at the edge of the canyon. She got out of the car, took her purse, containing her cellphone and keys, and set it on the ground. Wearing a knee-high skirt and a thin, short-sleeved blouse, she stepped over a small ditch filled with running water and walked into the dense poison oak and blackberry bushes. She left her flimsy ballet-style
A student has described going through “mental torture” after a rape case against him was thrown out in court because police had failed to hand over more than 40,000 messages from his accuser. Liam Allan, 22, faced up to ten years in jail charged with six counts of rape and six counts of sexual assault against a young woman over a 14-month period that began when he was 19. The criminology student at Greenwich University had spent nearly two years on bail and three days in Croydon Crown Court when the trial was stopped in a dramatic fashion after it emerged police officers had failed to hand over evidence that proved his innocence. The alleged victim had claimed she did not enjoy sex, while Mr Allan claimed it was consensual and she was acting maliciously because he refused to see her after he returned to university.
Kim Jong Un may never have had the chance to enrage President Donald Trump, threaten the world with nuclear war or lead the charge in dozens of human rights violations if not for his complicated relationship with his father, Kim Jong Il. Kim Jong Il died six years ago on December 17, 2011, of a suspected heart attack. Kim Jong Un stepped into power as the underdog, after years of reports showed Kim Jong Nam to be the favorite of their father’s.
By Shammara Lawrence, Hayley MacMillen. Photos courtesy of brands. This year has been a stressful one for a lot of us (that's putting it mildly). As you work your way through your holiday shopping list, you may come across the name of a loved one who needs some extra TLC right now. Whether you're shopping for your frazzled best friend or sleep-deprived partner, these gifts were basically designed to zap anxiety and promote calm. Read on for 12 picks sure to give your favorite people warm fuzzies. This story originally appeared on Allure . More from Allure: 10 Celebrity Hairstyles That Make You Look 10 Years Younger The 9 Prettiest Date-Night Makeup Looks The 10 Best Mascaras Under $20 20 Celebrities Who Look Surprisingly Different Without Their Signature Looks 51 New Hair Ideas to Try 23 Amazing Beauty Products to Try In 2017
“A Christmas Story” airs around the clock during the holiday season and, believe it or not, the actors from the 1983 film are still getting royalty checks. “You’re going to be so disappointed,” Zack Ward, who played bully Scut Farkus in the classic film, told Page Six. “It’s basically about $1,800 every two years … and it comes in in Canadian money because we shot in Canada.” So what does the 47-year-old actor do with the extra cash? He told us he puts it in a special account just in case his mom needs it in the future. Ward, who was 13 years old when he starred in the Christmas classic, also revealed he still gets stopped on the street. “So many people come up to me and are like, ‘You got your
A new poll has found that 63 percent of Americans believe President Donald Trump has tried to “impede or obstruct” the investigations into Russian interference in the U.S. election and possible links between Trump’s campaign and the Kremlin.