For American college students, a junior year abroad can be a magical experience -- or a nightmare in prison if a student fails to take common-sense le...
Amanda Knox is facing yet another murder trial in Italy for a crime of which she was found innocent. The revival of the baseless charges against Knox, and the tabloid frenzy it will no doubt stoke, proceeds from a five-year-long judicial circus in Italy.
The absurdity in the Amanda Knox case is that the Italian prosecutors are now getting another chance to perpetuate their original miscarriage of justice.
I met Edward Jay Epstein in 1965, a lifetime ago. He was researching a book about the Kennedy assassination. I wondered why. Wasn't JFK killed by Lee ...
Anderson Coopers' daytime show is more family friendly than the twisted serial killers and vile kidnappers we follow here at HuffPost Crime, so my role this morning as the "Anderson Live" Blogger of the Day was slightly easier on the stomach than sifting through police reports, to say the least.
The truth is, there is no one who can give you that self love. It doesn't matter how many people adore you, or how skinny, successful, smart, talented, funny, kind, or compassionate you are. None of it matters if YOU don't see your wonderful self.
As I prepare to teach in Italy next summer, here's a short list of items that students should know before leaving the States to their study abroad country.
Under our law, if there is a reasonable hypothesis of innocence in a circumstantial case, the defendant must be acquitted. That is our law, and it is the result achieved by Knox and her team.
Even if Nafissatou Diallo gets millions for her ordeal, the truth of what actually happened in that Sofitel hotel room will still not be known. And that is the one thing I find maddening about the justice system whether it's here or in Italy, where Amanda Knox was just exonerated.
If Knox were homely, or modest, or male, she'd probably never have been charged to begin with -- or freed.
In a few days, Amanda Knox will either be set free or ordered to remain in jail, from where she will most certainly file another, final appeal against her murder conviction.
I don't know if Amanda Knox is innocent, but I'm pretty sure she's not guilty. So here's a playlist for a young woman who appears to have been caught up in an Italian legal system that makes our own imperfect system look a hell of a lot better.
The Shroud of Turin is only the most famous product of a thriving trade in alleged Biblical relics in the Holy Land, which today is a million-dollar business "verified" through the scientific lens of archaeology.
Not too long ago, Amanda Knox, convicted the other day in Italy of murdering her junior-year-abroad roommate, Meredith Kercher, was "Foxy Knoxy." Now ...
Has the US media found itself a new sense of propriety and moral center, or is it just out of it? Too depressed about its future and uncertain of its function to follow even the scent of blood and sex?