Police said bystanders saw a rape on the train but failed to stop it. The DA now says that didn’t happen.
Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer said that narrative — that train riders callously ignored a violent crime as it unfolded before their eyes — is “simply not true.”washingtonpost.com
Texas GOP Lt. Gov. Patrick offered $25,000 for election-fraud tips. The first payout was for a Republican’s illegal vote.
After the 2020 election, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a Republican, said he would pay rewards to tipsters who found voter fraud. The first reward went to a Democratic poll watcher.washingtonpost.com
A Seattle store owner ran a LEGO trafficking operation, authorities say. Police took it down ‘brick by brick.’
Seattle police said one "prolific shoplifter" boosted more than $10,000 in merchandise over three months, much of it Star Wars LEGOs.washingtonpost.com
California teacher placed on leave after video shows her imitating Native American dance in headdress
The video, which was reportedly recorded by a Native American student, has sparked outrage.washingtonpost.com
For two months, a family’s hiking trail death was a mystery. Officials now say it was hyperthermia.
A sole container for water found with the family, an 85-ounce water bladder backpack, was empty.washingtonpost.com
Alec Baldwin fired prop gun that killed one crewmember and injured director on ‘Rust’ movie set, officials say
Actor and producer Alec Baldwin shot two people on a film set in New Mexico on Thursday. One person died and another is undergoing treatment for his injuries.washingtonpost.com
A Texas school district bans boys from wearing long hair. Now, some students are suing.
With the help of the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, seven students are suing their school district to do away with a boys-only ban on long hair.washingtonpost.com
Colorado theme park was warned about ride’s seat belt problems years before 6-year-old’s death, lawsuit says
The parents of Wongel Estifanos are suing the amusement park, alleging it failed to properly train its ride operators.washingtonpost.com
Condoleezza Rice said she cried on Jan. 6, but it’s time to ‘move on’
On "The View" on Wednesday, Condoleezza Rice said the insurrection "was wrong," but added it was time for lawmakers to focus on issues impacting the American people.washingtonpost.com