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.
Decades before the slew of sexual misconduct allegations arose against Harvey Weinstein, actor Jason Priestley allegedly had a run-in with him that led to Priestley punching the disgraced movie mogul in the face.
A former “Today” staffer has come forward to describe what she called a consensual affair with then-host Matt Lauer in 2000.
Canadian billionaire Barry Sherman may have killed his wife, and then himself in their lavish Toronto home, according to reports on Saturday. The bodies of Sherman, 75, and his wife, Honey, were found hanging side-by-side on the railings surrounding the indoor lap pool in the basement of their mansion on Friday morning, a day after he failed to show up for work at the generic pharmaceutical company that made him rich, according to the Toronto Sun, which cited unnamed sources. Honey Sherman may have been killed in another part of the house and moved to the spot she was found next to her husband, the outlet reported. Toronto cops are treating the deaths as “suspicious,” but said there were no signs
Income tax brackets will change in 2018 if President Donald Trump enacts the GOP tax legislation. The Republican tax plan proposes keeping seven tax brackets, but it changes the income ranges. The final bill proposes eliminating the personal exemption and increasing the standard deduction. Republican leaders appear to have enough votes needed to pass their final tax bill. The bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, was finalized this week by a conference committee made up mostly of members of the House and Senate committees that wrote the versions that those chambers passed. Republican leaders have said they plan to hold a vote on the compromise bill early next week, with a goal of President Donald