Uber escapes criminal charges for 2018 self-driving death in Arizona

Enlarge / The Uber vehicle after it struck Elaine Herzberg. (credit: Tempe Police Department) A prosecutor in Arizona has decided not to press charges against Uber in the March 2018 death of Elaine Herzberg. One of Uber’s self-driving cars crashed into Herzberg as she crossed a multi-lane road in Tempe, Arizona. “After a very thorough review […]

Criminal Minds Just Introduced the Final Season's Big Bad — Is He a Worthy Foe?

Criminal Minds cast member A.J. Cook didn’t make her directorial debut with just any ol’ episode. No, with this Wednesday’s installment she got to set the stage for the 15th and final season, by introducing the Big Bad that will test the BAU like never before. RELATEDCriminal Minds’ Final Season: A Very Big Bad, a […]

EPA at a 30-year low for referring pollution cases for criminal prosecution

Enlarge / Acting Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency EPA Andrew Wheeler listens as President Donald J. Trump leads a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House on July 18, 2018, in Washington, DC. (credit: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Polluters likely had a good year in 2018. […]

Carmen Sandiego Renounces Her Criminal Past in Netflix Reboot Trailer

Forget everything you thought you knew about Carmen Sandiego — which, to be fair, probably wasn’t much to begin with. That shady lady has always been kind of a question mark. Netflix on Friday released the trailer for its upcoming animated reboot, which finds Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) voicing a very different version of […]

Berlin vows to finally crack down on Arab criminal gangs that have plagued city for DECADES

Seized by fears of being labeled xenophobic, Berlin officials have allowed a parallel world to emerge in Germany’s capital – one inhabited by criminal gangs of Middle Eastern origin. But is it too late for a crackdown? After years of inaction, Berlin law enforcement authorities are finally taking the growing issue of migrant gangs seriously. […]

Netflix’s ‘Criminal’ series will never leave the interrogation room

Netflix is still determined to show that it doesn’t have to conform to TV tropes. The company has ordered a police procedural, Criminal, with more than a few hooks. Most notably, it’s set entirely inside police interrogation rooms — it’s all about the “intense mental conflict” between officers and suspects. It’s not The Usual Suspects, […]

Report: Tesla faces “deepening criminal investigation” into Model 3 production

Enlarge (credit: Troy Harvey/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Tesla is reportedly undergoing a “deepening criminal investigation” by the FBI into whether the company misled investors with respect to production of Model 3 vehicles, according to The Wall Street Journal. The newspaper cited “people familiar with the matter,” who said that federal prosecutors based in San Francisco have […]

Court slaps Navalny with another 20 days of civil detention, bringing criminal prosecution closer

Alexey Navalny has been sentenced to 20 days of administrative arrest for organizing violent protests that caused damage to police property. One more civil sentence will result in the activist facing a criminal prosecution. The sentence was passed by the Simonovsky court on Monday evening. The judge pronounced Navalny guilty of organizing illegal protests that […]

Manafort is pleading guilty to two criminal counts in Washington federal court – reports

Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort has pleaded guilty to two criminal charges, as part of a plea deal between Manafort and Special Counsel Robert Mueller, according to US media reports, Manafort pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy against the United States and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice. Manafort had been facing […]

Russian feminist faces criminal probe over online jokes about men

Russian investigators have launched a criminal case against a feminist from the Siberian city of Omsk on charges of inciting hatred after posting jokes about men on her page in Russia’s most popular social network, Vkontakte. “A criminal case has been started against Lubov Kalugina on suspicion of crimes described in the Article 282 of […]