A roundup of the most interesting, thought-provoking and surprising questions that our favorite columnists addressed in recent days.
Shattered by the rape and subsequent death of a student in Delhi in 2012, a graduate student in psychology wanted to know why they did it — and if they felt remorse.
Child-sex-abuse cases in which victims recant their testimony are especially challenging for the criminal-justice system.
Users are swarming young girls and asking them to do inappropriate things. And the live-streaming app hasn't been able to stop them.
Of course, he got the packages in the end, but the police also know exactly what he looks like and what car he drives.
Now, that's not much of a holiday spirit, is it?
It was just another sad story on the Los Angeles evening news: a homeless man in his mid-50s, found stabbed to death in a park in the San Fernando Valley, his body in a pool of blood behind the softball fields. It took several days for him to be identified as Frederick Smith, a musician who had left an indelible mark on the epochal '80s hardcore punk scene of Washington, D.C.
This is an evolution of a popular scheme.
"What is yours and is half-eaten is, of course, all mine."
The farcical scramble inside one of the world’s dirtiest banks to conceal incriminating information.
In September, the FBI announced a sweeping corruption investigation into college basketball. In one of the most explosive allegations, Adidas employees paid a $100,000 bribe to a blue-chip recruit's family. Nothing has been the same in Louisville since.
About 300 LA deputies are on the Brady list, a secret record of problem officers.
Three men caught stealing tools from a parked van attempted to make a quick escape but were prevented by employees working at the warehouse.
This was a banner year for weird heists. Let's run down some of the best.
Kathryn Rossetter performed eight times a week with Hoffman in "Death of a Salesman" — but, she writes, a dream job soon became "a horrific, demoralizing and abusive experience at the hands (literally) of one of my acting idols."
Expert witnesses who claim parents have been wrongly accused of harming and abusing their children have been vilified and struck off. But the science is anything but certain.
The director has been accused of forcing himself on a 17-year-old boy during a party aboard a yacht in Seattle in 2003.
Andrew Therrien wanted payback. He got it — and uncovered a conspiracy.
The producer Harvey Weinstein relied on powerful relationships across industries to provide him with cover as accusations of sexual misconduct piled up for decades.
This thief is pretty brazen, and he got just what he deserved.
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