Skripals may have received nerve agent in liquid form, says expert

The nerve agent used in the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia may have been a liquid that was applied to their clothes, the former commander of the British regiment that specialised in detecting chemical weapons has told the Guardian. Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, who was a commander of the now disbanded Joint Chemical, …

Andrew McCabe, ex-FBI director and Trump target, fired days before retiring

Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director and a frequent target of Donald Trump, has been fired less than two days before he was due to retire. The attorney general, Jeff Sessions, confirmed McCabe’s dismissal in a statement late Friday, bringing to a close two decades of service at the nation’s top law enforcement agency. …

FBI agents trek to site where US civil war gold is said to be buried

A 155-year-old legend about federal gold buried in a forest during the American civil war appears to have caught the attention of the FBI. Dozens of FBI agents, along with Pennsylvania state officials and members of a treasure-hunting group, trekked this week to a remote site where local lore has it that a civil war …

Mentally ill prisoner died in California jail as deputies watched, video reveals

A jailhouse video reveals California sheriff’s deputies watching and sometimes laughing as a schizophrenic man, who had been strapped naked to a chair for 46 hours, writhes on the floor of his cell, loses consciousness and eventually dies. The Tribune of San Luis Obispo on Friday posted a nearly eight-minute video of Andrew Holland’s death …

Women Arrested After Trespassing at Arizona Mosque and Mocking Islam

“Look at this mosque, this ugly mosque, here in our backyard in America,” said Tahnee Gonzales, referring to the Islamic Community Center in Tempe, Ariz. Ms. Gonzales and another woman were arrested after they recorded a video while taking things from the mosque. via Islamic Community Center of Tempe Two women were arrested on Thursday …

Two Muslim women sue New York after police make them remove hijabs

Two arrested Muslim women who said the New York police department forced them to remove their religious head coverings and pose for mugshots sued the city on Friday to try to change the practice. The women and an advocacy group, Turning Point for Women and Families, are seeking class action status with the Manhattan federal …