What We're Following This Evening

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

The Panama Papers: It’s been a big news day for secret offshore accounts and the very rich people who hide them. Read about the Panama-based company at the heart of the leaked documents here, who has been implicated here, and the political fallout from their release here.

Chicago police: The city of Chicago may pay a settlement of $4.9 million to the family of a man who died in police custody in 2012. Police released video footage last year that showed officers using a stun gun against Philip Coleman, a 38-year-old black man, and dragging him out of his jail cell.

Minimum-wage hikes: The governors of New York and California signed into law bills that will gradually increase their states’ hourly minimum wage to $15. Russell recently wrote about the campaigns to raise pay rates here.

News from this afternoon here