Maxwell, Epstein were 'partners in crime,' prosecutor says

NEW YORK (AP) — Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein were “partners in crime” in the sexual abuse of teenage girls, a prosecutor said Monday, while Maxwell’s lawyers said she was being made a scapegoat for a man’s bad behavior as the British socialite’s sex trafficking trial got underway in New York.

Did domestic violence past, low cash bail lead to tragedy in Waukesha?

MADISON, Wis. — Tragedy at Waukesha’s Christmas parade has put cash bail conditions in the spotlight in Wisconsin, after suspect Darrell Brooks, 39, is accused of killing six and injuring dozens more after being released days earlier on an “inappropriately low” $1,000 bail. Brooks’ criminal record spans three states and more than 20 years, with violent crimes committed largely in…