William Langewiesche on what likely happened to the mysteriously lost Malaysian 370. I like the magazine title better than the online one, so I'm going to use that: Good Night. Malaysian Three-Seven-Zero.
Langewiesche also wrote the excellent The Devil At 37,000 Feet, about a midair collision in Brazil - I think I posted that one in the previous interesting articles thread.
ESPN.com Outside the Lines has a long and interesting article about an Olympic athlete turned coach who molested boys and young men for decades, and the difficulty of bringing him to justice because of the statute of limitations and the legal nature of sexual battery:
The report arrived just six months before expiration of California's three-year statute of limitations on sexual battery by fraud -- touching the genitals under false pretenses. With Benjamin, the detectives had a shot at bringing a case to the district attorney. It wouldn't be easy. Because the allegation did not include a claim of penetration, the sexual battery was what is referred to as a "wobbler," meaning it might not be charged by prosecutors as a felony.
In an effort to increase their chances of getting a felony filed, the detectives sought to show prosecutors that the alleged offense was part of a pattern -- in this case dating back to the 1970s. So Johnson and Menifee continued chasing down men whose accounts bolstered their case.
"A lot of these men didn't even know they were victims of crimes until more recent things started coming out in the news about women, the #MeToo movement and what was happening to them," Johnson says. "... I think a lot of that has to do with ... society being more open to what is and is not a crime when it comes to all spectrums of sexual assault."
This article is certainly interesting but also extremely sad. Someone decided that it would be a good idea to steal from his wealthy Saudi employer. He stole an estimated $20m in valuables in 1989. But was soon caught after returning home to Thailand. However, that is where the story begins! As many as six people may have been murdered because of the theft.