The mugshot of Brock Turner, the student who was convicted of sexual assault and served half of a six-month sentence, has appeared in a criminal justice textbook in a reference to “rape”. The former Stanford University student was released from jail a year ago after serving three months. At the time, there was intense criticism of what was considered a lenient sentence, handed to him by Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky.
Police are investigating the role Bank Leumi played in helping its American clients evade U.S. taxes
A Democratic schoolteacher defeated a Republican businessman in a special election for an Oklahoma state House seat in a traditionally GOP district, making it the third GOP-held seat Democrats have captured in special elections in the red state this year.
Buses carrying evacuated Islamic State fighters reached Syria’s Deir al-Zor on Wednesday in return for releasing a Hezbollah prisoner, a commander in the pro-Damascus alliance told Reuters. Damascus and Hezbollah allowed nearly 300 lightly armed militants and 300 relatives to leave the Syria-Lebanon border in a surrender deal, after an offensive there last month. The transfer marked the first time Islamic State publicly agreed to such an evacuation from territory it held.
If anger towards the High Court has until now mainly come from religious Zionists and rightist activists, now the ultra-Orthodox may join them
A program to give $50,000 to families of those killed in fighting between the main Palestinian factions is a bold gambit for its organizer, Muhammad Dahlan.
It’s a mistake to only hold Prime Minister Netanyahu accountable for his son Yair’s behavior. There’s no division of labor within the ruling family and no defined roles