In 1976, gunmen stormed a school bus carrying 26 children – ages 5 to 14 – and their bus driver in Chowchilla, California. As part of a ransom plot, they drove the hostages into a rock quarry and forced them into what could have become a mass grave: a moving van soon to be covered with 6 feet of dirt.
The former Minneapolis police officer convicted in the death of George Floyd was stabbed 22 times by an ex-mafia member in prison. Derek Chauvin, 47, was attacked by another inmate in Tucson, Arizona, on Friday, November 24. Former gang leader John Turscak has been charged with attempted murder one week after the attack.
The first time, it was some footwear that mysteriously vanished. I had ordered it online, received a message specifying which parcel delivery firm had the honour, then another a few days later informing me that my item had been “delivered”. Fortunately, I was at home to intercept the package. Except that when I opened the front door – minutes after hearing the glad tidings of its arrival – there was nothing there.
Everyone over the age of 50 remembers where they were when they heard the news that John Lennon had been shot. For a handful of people, that day remains horribly vivid because they were there. The concierge and porter of the Dakota building, the first police officers on the scene, and the doctor and nurses who tended to a dying Lennon at the Roosevelt Hospital all present their recollections in John Lennon: Murder Without a Trial (Apple TV+).
A federal judge has dismissed a pair of arguments from Donald Trump's legal team, striking down an argument that the former president has blanket immunity in the election interference case proceedings against him.