(CNN) A British man who is already in US federal custody will face a second-degree murder charge in connection with the disappearance of his wife, who went missing while the couple sailed through the Florida Straits last year, according to a criminal complaint. Isabella Hellman was reported missing nine months ago after the Coast Guard received a distress call from her husband, Lewis Bennett. Bennett, 41, was rescued from a life raft about 30 miles west of Cay Sal, Bahamas, an island near Cuba's northern shore. An FBI agent says in an affidavit filed Saturday that he believes Bennett intentionally scuttled the couple's vessel late on May 14 or early May 15. According to court documents, Bennett was sentenced Tuesday to seven months in federal prison for transporting stolen gold and silver coins.

February 21, 2018 03:56 UTC

Corporate When Christian (Lance Reddick) has to take an urgent phone call during a brainstorming session John and Kate (Adam Lustick, Anne Dudek) take over, and immediately irk the other participants by taking all their phones away until the meeting is concluded. Matt Ingebretson, Jake Weisman and Baron Vaughn also star. Comedy Central

February 21, 2018 03:56 UTC

(Melina Mara/The Washington Post)With the 2018 midterms fast approaching, wealthy donors are opening their wallets for the parties and super PACs in anticipation of a crucial election year. Shipping magnate Richard Uihlein is among the leading individual donors in the cycle thus far, giving at least $17 million to the Republican National Committee and super PACs supporting Republican candidates, according to new Federal Election Commission filings Tuesday evening. Since Election Day in November 2016, the committee has spent nearly $400,000 at properties owned by the president's family. In January, the RNC spent $77,417 at Trump properties, including the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., and Trump International Hotel in Washington. Read more:Pro-Trump groups paid tens of thousands to Trump’s D.C. hotel and former campaign aidesRepublican National Committee has huge financial edge heading into 2018 midterms

February 21, 2018 03:50 UTC

Harvey said in an interview that he wrote his letter to the chief to ensure the department does not return to the days when it was divided along racial lines. "Some of the things I was seeing, it kind of reminded me of things in the '70s and '80s," he said. "I didn't want to see things go that way."

February 21, 2018 03:45 UTC

If true believers in cryptocurrency hoped to create a more transparent financial system that didn’t depend upon trust, what are they to make of the emergence of bitcoin dark pools? Republic Protocol, a Singapore-based company, raised 35,000 ether ($33.8 million) this month from some of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency hedge funds to finance a dark […]

February 21, 2018 03:33 UTC





In what will likely be her last Olympic downhill race, U.S. alpine skier Lindsey Vonn won the bronze medal in her best event. Vonn grew emotional at the end of the race, breaking down as she told reporters that she was sad it was her final downhill race. Goggia became the first female downhill Olympic gold medalist in Italy’s history. In an emotional post-race interview, @lindseyvonn says that this was her last Olympic downhill and she hopes she made her late grandfather proud. Count on it.”A post shared by L I N D S E Y • V O N N (@lindseyvonn) on Feb 20, 2018 at 4:40am PST

February 21, 2018 03:33 UTC

Mike Whitlow reportedly posted a meme featuring a noose to Facebook. Mike Whitlow, a member of the school board of Tangipahoa Parish, north of Lake Pontchartrain, shared the image this week, according to the Advocate. Screen images seen by the newspaper indicate Whitlow deleted the post and apologized “to anyone who was offended” by it. Tangipahoa Parish Council member Louis Joseph told the Advocate that the post sent the wrong message to schoolchildren and teachers. KFC’s U.K. restaurants have a serious problem: They don’t have chickenLawmaker who led #MeToo push invited staffer to play spin the bottle, complaint says

February 21, 2018 03:31 UTC

The Cal State Los Angeles student, dressed in a navy and powder blue FUBU sweatshirt, said the cold has interrupted his regular schedule more than he anticipated. Garcia said he normally spends his evenings in the library, but the cold weather discouraged that. Socializing is also limited as more people are indoors.

February 21, 2018 03:22 UTC

The United Nations agency that helps the world’s needy children issued a terse statement on Tuesday about the escalating death toll in Syria as pro-government forces hammer rebel-held areas. Eastern Ghouta is the remaining rebel-held area east of Damascus, and has been under siege by Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces since 2013. ABDULMONAM EASSA via Getty Images A Syrian civil defense member carries an injured child after a government bombing in the rebel-held town of Hamouria in Syria's besieged eastern Ghouta region. People are trapped without food and access to medical evacuations, a spokesman for Save the Children, Alun McDonald, told Reuters. “The longer the siege and bombing goes on, it is effectively a death sentence for many children,” he said.

February 21, 2018 03:11 UTC

(CNN) White House officials Jared Kushner and John Kelly are privately feuding over Kushner's access to classified information despite having only an interim security clearance, according to a report in The New York Times. The report said Kushner is concerned that Kelly, the chief of staff, had targeted him specifically with a recent directive to overhaul the White House clearance system. Citing White House officials and others briefed on the matter, the Times reported Tuesday that Kushner is pushing back on giving up access to classified information. Kushner's security clearance has provided the senior White House adviser and son-in-law to President Donald Trump with highly classified information -- including the Presidential Daily Brief or "PDB" -- despite the fact that he lacks permanent clearance, according to the Times. Kelly, under fire over the White House's handling of the domestic abuse allegations against Porter, ordered an overhaul of the security clearance process for current and incoming top administration officials.

February 21, 2018 03:11 UTC

And now that she's protested once, Pierre wants to protest again. "I just feel like some people might be scared to protest. It was real nerve-wracking," Pierre said. "But once you do it, you feel liberated, and you feel like you're connecting. All the people that you don't know who's hurting, you find out they're hurting with you, and you're just more connected through protesting."

February 21, 2018 03:07 UTC

Just one day after the shooting massacre last week at a Florida high school, the woman who cared for the alleged shooter and his brother reportedly filed court papers seeking control of their inheritance, which could total up to $800,000. Deschamps, a longtime family friend of the Cruz brothers, began looking after them after their adoptive mother, Lynda, died of pneumonia in November. Cruz, according to the Post, told a family friend that Deschamps wanted to steal his inheritance. FLORIDA SCHOOL SHOOTING TIMELINEThe Broward County Sheriff’s Office has filed a motion asking the court to determine whether Cruz is indigent and eligible for a taxpayer-funded defense. If the court concludes Cruz can pay for his own legal defense, he’ll have to hire a private attorney.

February 21, 2018 03:04 UTC

Netflix’s “Queer Eye” reboot is tackling issues of masculinity, sexuality and race in a way mainstream television often overlooks. In an episode titled “To Gay or Not Too Gay,” Karamo Brown, one of the five hosts of the show, helps a black man come to terms with his sexuality in an emotional makeover. Brown sits down with AJ, who claims to be the “straightest gay guy in Atlanta,” to discuss the specific problems he faces as a closeted gay black man. AJ, who never got the chance to come out to his father, expresses how these issues pressure him to maintain a hyper-masculine representation of black manhood. “My dad always acted a certain way, and it sort of translated to me,” AJ said.

February 21, 2018 03:00 UTC

North Korea canceled a secretly planned meeting with Vice President Mike Pence during his trip to the Winter Olympics in South Korea this month, Trump administration officials said Tuesday, a session that would have amounted to the highest-level visit between the U.S. and North Korea in years. Before leaving for Asia on Feb. 5, Mr. Pence quietly agreed to meet with representatives of the North Korean regime, including leader Kim Jong Un’s younger sister, Kim Yo Jong, who proved a telegenic presence at the Olympic Games.

February 21, 2018 02:48 UTC

Clients, employers, network contacts and even social acquaintances want to connect with you virtually. So if you've been resisting social media, now is the time to get in the game, especially if you're in a job search. Over 9 0 % of companies reported using social media in their recruiting and hiring in efforts. Some recruiters use the tools to research candidates, while others use them as vehicles for posting openings and sharing updates. Also, check your daily notifications for anniversaries, birthdays or announcements about your network, which are easy ways to stay in touch.

February 21, 2018 02:37 UTC