JOSH AND LANE (4:12 p.m.) Now they’re talking about the charge of aggravated child abuse, and what definition they should give the jurors. “I’m not sure aggravated child abuse applies at all,” Manuele says. “The only thing someone could say is that it caused death,” says the judge. “Not that it caused great bodily harm. We have to give the definition of what child abuse means.” Jonchuck rocks in his chair, his shoulders shifting front and back, staring at the judge. Now they’re discussing the definition of aggravated child abuse, which includes “intentionally struck or touched and caused great bodily harm.” It also mentions a weapon. There was no evidence that Jonchuck struck or touched his daughter inappropriately. And there was no weapon, since he dropped her off the bridge. “He picked her up, dropped her,” Ellis says. “He had to touch her to do that. If I throw you out of a five-story window, … [Read more...] about The Trial of John Jonchuck, Day 19: Testimony ends, closing arguments set for Monday
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Antiques with a huge sentimental value have been stolen from a display cabinet in an Eastbourne seafront hotel. Despite a notice asking people not to touch the memorabilia at the Lansdowne Hotel in King Edwards Parade, old silver plated items dating back more than 106 years were stolen. Among the items taken were salt and pepper pots, mustard pots, knives and forks and teapots.They all disappeared from the hotel during the weekend of January 26 and 27.Catherine Clifford at the hotel said the items were of no particular value but mainly sentimental value to her family who have run the hotel for more than 100 years.She said, “Most of the items had either Lawns Hotel or Lansdowne Hotel engraved on them. “I hope people will share the information and the lowlife that stole them gets caught and can be brought to justice.”The Lansdowne Hotel has been owned by the same family since 1912 with Edward Lewis and Catherine Clifford as the current third and fourth generation … [Read more...] about Thieves strike at Eastbourne seafront hotel
CARS.COM — The 2018 Lexus LC 500h is the hybrid version of the striking sports coupe, and while the LC 500 relies on a 5.0-liter V-8 for its power, the LC 500h gets something else entirely. With this specific powertrain comes an identity crisis: Is it more of a sports car or more of a hybrid? How well does it satisfy both aspirations? Related: 2018 Lexus LC 500: Our View Most people have moved past thinking of "hybrid" as a dirty word when it relates to performance cars. The Acura NSX and BMW i8 use their hybrid drivetrains to improve both efficiency and performance, and the LC 500h has the same aspirations. It has some work to do to get there. In our review of the LC 500, I said that it's more of a grand touring car than a sports car, and the LC 500h adds more weight (4,435 pounds versus 4,280 pounds) and makes less power. Like the LC 500, the LC 500h shares a lot of its powertrain components with other vehicles already in the Lexus lineup: the RX 450h and the GS … [Read more...] about 2018 Lexus LC 500h: More Sports Car or More Hybrid?
HP's premium convertibles have consistently won over our hearts for the past couple of years. Now, the company is updating both the 13-inch and 15-inch Spectre x360 machines with more security features, more powerful CPU and GPU options, and an edgier design. Let's start with the Spectre x360 13: the fourth generation of the 13-inch two-in-one is slightly thinner and lighter than the previous model, now measuring 14.5mm thick and weighing 2.9 pounds. The now-faceted edges complement the jewelry-like gold finish, and the back corners near the hinge have a new angled design. HP made use of the angled corners by sticking an extra USB-C port on one of them. Whether open or closed, the Spectre x360 13 can connect to peripherals or charge via that extra USB-C port. Further ReadingHP Spectre 13 2017 review: A killer laptop, now touch-friendly The touchscreen hasn't changed much, but it will now come in an FHD with Sure View option. HP's Sure View integrated privacy screen prevents others from … [Read more...] about HP updates Spectre x360 2-in-1s with webcam privacy switch, more battery life
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by In this week’s Race/Related newsletter, Officer Jason Van Dyke is found guilty, the Texas governor’s race, and more controversy at Ole Miss. ByLauretta Charlton Oct. 6, 2018 Please sign up here to have the Race/Related newsletter delivered weekly to your inbox. ¶ I did not expect this outcome. Nearly four years ago, a truck driver called 911 to report someone breaking into vehicles in a parking lot in Chicago. When officers arrived, they found Laquan McDonald, a black teenager, near the scene. He refused to stop when they told him to. He had a three-inch pocketknife. The officers followed Laquan down South Pulaski Road and 41st Street. Officer Jason Van Dyke arrived. Dashboard-camera footage shows Officer Van Dyke shooting Laquan 16 times, the teenager’s body … [Read more...] about The Laquan McDonald Case: a Turning Point or an Aberration?