The U.S. charged the WikiLeaks founder with conspiring with former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to get their hands on government secrets. British police arrested the shouting Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian Embassy where he stayed for nearly seven years. Police arrested Assange after the Ecuador government revoked the political asylum that had protected him in the embassy. Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno told AP News the protection was removed due to repeated violations to daily-life protocols, and treating his hosts with disrespect. In Washington, the U.S. Justice Department accused Assange of conspiring with Manning to break into a classified government computer at the Pentagon. The charge was announced after Assange was taken into custody. Manning is currently in custody again in Alexandria, Virginia, for refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks.
The discovery of a methamphetamine lab in Chesterfield County led to the arrest of a couple. Police say the lab was located in a shed on someone else’s property. Officers found a man and a woman in the shed, and the renter, who knew the couple, asked that they be removed, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Police say they saw evidence of drug use, searched the shed, and found the drug lab.
Washington and Lee University plans to build a new museum of the university’s 270-year history. The private university hired Lynn Rainville, former dean of Sweet Briar College, as its first director of institutional history. Washington and Lee President William Dudley called for this new position after recommendations from the Commission on Institutional History and Community. Dudley appointed the commission to address the university’s history after the August 2017 events in Charlottesville, when white nationalists protested plans to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee from a city park.