Social media posts by the man suspected of brazenly shooting two television journalists during a live broadcast in Virginia show a disturbing trend of unashamed exhibition of his crimes on the Internet, the partner of one of the victims said on Thursday. "What we are starting to see is continued boldness from people who want to commit murders in cold blood for notoriety," said Hurst, who was a news anchor at WDBJ7 and was dating one of the slain journalists, Alison Parker. Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were shot dead on Wednesday during a live segment for the CBS affiliate in Roanoke, Virginia, at a local recreation site about 200 miles (320 km) southwest of Washington.
Closing arguments in the rape trial of a former student at an elite New Hampshire boarding school focused on whether he coerced a 15-year-old classmate into a sexual encounter or whether she accused him to save her reputation. A county prosecutor on Thursday said defendant Owen Labrie, 19, told a friend had he had used "every trick in the book" to get the victim to have sex with him. "You only need tricks if someone says no," Assistant Merrimack County Attorney Joseph Cherniske said.
The university issued an "all clear" announcement about a half hour after putting out warnings about an active shooter. The university did not immediately release additional information about the suspect taken into custody.
An American International Group Inc unit on Thursday asked a federal judge to order a Pennsylvania firm to pay it $1.76 billion in damages for allegedly overcharging for life insurance policies acquired from elderly individuals. At the outset of a trial in Manhattan federal court, a lawyer for AIG's Lavastone Capital accused Coventry First of artificially inflating the price of about 300 such policies, known as "life settlements," and using a network of subsidiaries to conceal the markups. "This is a racketeering scheme so audacious it would make the mob blush," Randy Mastro said in his opening statement.