Bill Cosby, Michael Cohen, Golden State Killer: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest. Mark Makela/Getty Images 1. “Women were finally believed.” That was one reaction outside the Pennsylvania court after Bill Cosby was found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. The verdict marks the bottom of a fall as …

Review: The Flesh Is Willing in ‘Disobedience’

Domestic disobedience: from left, Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola in Sebastián Lelio’s new film. Bleecker Street In “Disobedience,” the emotions are reserved, the palette muted, the rooms claustrophobic, the storytelling restrained. It’s almost a surprise that Ronit (Rachel Weisz), a successful art photographer living in New York, can breathe, given how drained of …

Arrest in Golden State Killer Case Shocks Suspect’s Quiet Neighborhood

Officers surrounded the home of Joseph James DeAngelo in the Citrus Heights neighborhood of Sacramento on Wednesday. Mr. DeAngelo has been accused of being the notorious Golden State Killer. Fred Greaves/Reuters SACRAMENTO — Residents of Citrus Heights awoke on Thursday to the lingering shock that their neighbor, a man who liked to tinker with his …

F.B.I. Letter Casts Further Doubt on White House’s Rob Porter Timeline

The White House has issued several competing timelines about what it knew about Rob Porter, who resigned as President Trump’s staff secretary in February over allegations of spousal abuse. Al Drago for The New York Times WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. first gave the White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, a file containing spousal abuse …

Parents Sue North Korea Over College Student’s Death After Time in Prison

Fred and Cindy Warmbier, the parents of Otto F. Warmbier, allege in a lawsuit that North Korea “took Otto hostage for its own wrongful ends and brutally tortured and murdered him.” Salvatore Di Nolfi/European Pressphoto Agency WASHINGTON — The parents of Otto F. Warmbier, the Cincinnati college student who died after suffering a severe brain …