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    After months of intense investigations and complaints about monopolistic practices thanks to several of its services, Apple continues not to free itself from new episodes of this type. Now, the European Union is considering new antitrust legislation, which allow third-party applications to access the NFC chip on the iPhone and Apple Watch without having to use Apple Pay. Until now, payment terminals can read the NFC chip in iPhones and Apple watches, allowing them to process payments through Apple Pay. Therefore, Apple takes a small part of all transactions made through Apple Pay, generating complaints from some banks that classify this measure as anti-competitive and they have asked the authorities to counter it. Apple’s NFC is...
    The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the nation’s premier investigating agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), on Friday met senior officials and apprised them of the findings into the mysterious death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The team, which returned from Mumbai almost a month after recording the statements of several people and recreating the crime scene met the senior officials of the agency and briefed them about their investigation. Sushant Singh Rajput Death Investigation: Mumbai NCB Raids 4 Drug Peddlers, Recovers 1.418 Kg Narcotics According to agency sources, CBI Superintendent of Police (SP) Nupur Prasad and Deputy SP Anil Yadav met the senior officials at the agency headquarters and apprised them about the development in the case so...
    Eric Trump, the son of President Donald Trump, speaks at a campaign rally for his father, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Saco, Maine. AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.Eric Trump says he will now cooperate with an investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James into whether the Trump Organization committed tax and banking fraud—but only after the election. Last month, James filed a motion to compel Eric Trump and the Trump Organization to abide by subpoenas her office has issued for details of the company’s financial history. Specifically, she is trying to determine whether the president and his company misrepresented the Trump Organization’s...
    A letter that was probably intended as an exercise in self-flagellation designed to placate angry protesters might soon have serious consequences for Princeton University, according to a report from the Washington Examiner. The genesis of the letter appears to have been a series of protests at and around Princeton University that occurred in early June in response to the May 2 death of George Floyd. The protests prompted Princeton to rename its public policy school to remove reference to former president Woodrow Wilson, who was a notorious racist. They also prompted Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber to promise that the University would undertake some soul searching with respect to how the university could help combat systemic racism. In...
    The Department of Education launched an investigation into Princeton University after its president declared that “racist assumptions” are “embedded in the structures” of the school itself, according to a department letter. Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber’s acknowledgement of racism at the university raises concerns that its receipt of millions of dollars in federal funding violates Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, according to the Sept. 16 letter, which was sent to the school president and first published by the Washington Examiner. (RELATED: Court Considers Whether Harvard Discriminates During Its Admissions Process) “Based on its admitted racism, the U.S. Department of Education … is concerned Princeton’s nondiscrimination and equal opportunity assurances … from at least 2013 to the present...
    Jon Gosselin has produced definitive proof that the child abuse investigation into him allegedly kicking and punching his son has been dropped and the allegations were 'unfounded'. In an official letter from the County of Berks, Pennsylvania Child & Youth Services, obtained by DailyMail.com, the caseworker handling Collin Gosselin's case wrote to Jon giving him the all clear. The letter stated: 'Dear Mr. Gosselin, This letter is to inform you that the report of suspected child abuse on Collin T. Gosselin, received by this agency on September 02, 2020, is unfounded.' The letter, Jon says, is a formality as he had been told by his attorney that no further action would be taken within 24 hours of the incident, during...
    Washington — Former FBI Director James Comey will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 30 to testify about his role in the bureau's investigation into possible ties between Russian officials and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, committee Chairman Lindsey Graham announced on Thursday. Graham said Comey had agreed to testify before the committee voluntarily. "The day of reckoning is upon us when it comes to Crossfire Hurricane," Graham said in an interview on Fox News, referring to the FBI code name for the investigation. "I appreciate Mr. Comey coming before the committee. He will be respectfully treated, but asked hard questions. I look forward to this hearing. I think it will be important to the American...
    (CNN)Eric Trump has proposed sitting for an interview with the New York State Attorney General's Office for its investigation into the Trump Organization after the presidential election, according to a new court filing. "(I)n recent correspondence, counsel for Mr. Trump have made clear that he is willing to appear pursuant to the subpoena and have also proposed four available dates after the Presidential election on November 3, 2020," lawyers for the Trump Organization wrote in a court filing Thursday."(C)ounsel for Mr. Trump proposed multiple dates beginning shortly after the election -- just two weeks later on November 19 -- because of Mr. Trump's extreme travel schedule and related unavailability between now and the election, and to avoid the use of...
    A couple months before the 2017 NFL Draft, running back Kareem Hunt, a product of the Cleveland suburbs who played college football at nearby Toledo, made clear he would love to play for the Browns. “I’ve been a Browns fan growing up,” Hunt told reporters at the NFL Combine. “I’ll be a Browns fan ’til I’m done playing football.” Hunt, now 25 and in his fourth NFL season, plays for the Browns. Yet his return to Cleveland did not come in a way he would have anticipated or desired. Hunt was selected by the Chiefs in the third round of the draft, and the rookie year in which he led the NFL in rushing yards ended up being the only full season...
    Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) called the Hunter Biden-Burisma investigation was “not the legitimate role of government,” during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee business meeting on Wednesday. Homeland Security Committee chairman Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) has defended the investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter’s dealings with Ukraine and his role on the board of energy company Burisma. Romney said, “I’ll call it the Biden-Burisma investigation and that I think from the outset had the earmarks of a political exercise. I’m fearful that comments made in the media recently have only confirmed that perspective.” He continued, “Obviously, it is the province of campaigns and political parties’ opposition research, the media, to carry out political endeavors — to learn about...
    Never Trump conservatives have been praising Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah as one of the few Republicans in Congress who is willing to stand up to President Donald Trump, and now, Romney is speaking out against a GOP investigation of former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, and his ties to the Ukrainian energy company Burisma. Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, has said that the Committee will issue a report on Hunter Biden’s activities in Ukraine before the presidential election on November 3. Many Trump allies have promoted the debunked conspiracy theory that it was Ukraine — not the Russian government, President Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin — that interfered...
    Democrats accused Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., of abusing his position after he publicly admitted that his investigation into the party’s presidential nominee Joe Biden would “certainly” help President Donald Trump’s re-election chances. Johnson, the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, has led a probe into Obama-era intelligence activities and Biden’s alleged ties to Ukraine for months after a similar effort by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani led to the president’s impeachment last year. Johnson acknowledged during an interview first flagged by Politico that his probe would “certainly” damage Biden’s electoral hopes. “The more that we expose of the corruption of the transition process between Obama and Trump, the more we expose of the corruption within those agencies, I would think it would certainly help Donald Trump...
    Igor Derysh September 17, 2020 9:00AM (UTC) Democrats accused Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., of abusing his position after he publicly admitted that his investigation into the party's presidential nominee Joe Biden would "certainly" help President Donald Trump's re-election chances. Johnson, the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, has led a probe into Obama-era intelligence activities and Biden's alleged ties to Ukraine for months after a similar effort by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani led to the president's impeachment last year. Johnson acknowledged during an interview first flagged by Politico that his probe would "certainly" damage Biden's electoral hopes. : "The more that we expose of the corruption of the transition process between Obama and Trump, the more we expose of the...
    The full story of Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation of the Russian collusion myth has yet to be told, but important pieces of the tale are emerging. It is increasingly clear that Mueller exerted little to no control over what was going on. The narrative-driven image of Mueller as the steely-eyed force of justice who would take Trump down collapsed when the investigation found no Trump ties to Russia, and Mueller emerged publicly as a low energy, sometimes confused shadow of his former self. Instead, Mueller’s underlings ran the show, dragging out the pointless investigation even when they knew it was a dry hole, illicitly hobbling the Trump presidency while making sure they covered their tracks. Last week, responding to...
    Joe Prude, brother of Daniel Prude, right, and his son Armin, stand with a picture of Daniel Prude in Rochester, N.Y., on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey An internal investigation into the death of Daniel Prude, who died in March, one week after police put him in a "spit hood" and held him down until he became unconscious, was released by officials in Rochester, New York, on Monday.  The report on the internal investigation found city officials, including police officers, may have engaged in conduct that suppressed video footage of Prude's fatal encounter with police.  The report includes documents and emails in which officers try to control the narrative surrounding Prude's death.  One document shows someone...
    An American military employee is said to be facing jail in Germany after allegedly going on a bar crawl with COVID-19, infecting at least 23 others and exposing more than 710 people to the virus.  The Munich public prosecutor has opened an investigation after the woman, named only as Yasmin A., went out partying in Garmisch-Partenkirchen while awaiting test results after returning from a vacation in Greece on September 7 with a sore throat.   On Tuesday it was reported authorities had recorded three more COVID-19 infections in people who frequented bars visited by the 26-year-old, who works at the Defense department owned Edelweiss Lodge and Resort. Chief Public Prosecutor Andrea Mayer told German daily newspaper Bild: 'We have an initial...
    An international team of scientists will investigate the possibility the coronavirus leaked from a lab as they commit to finding out where the pandemic came from.   Researchers will delve into all theories of the virus's origins amid unproven claims it escaped from a laboratory in China. US state officials have given momentum to the idea that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, either leaked from a lab or was man-made by China as some kind of weapon against humanity. They claim to have damning secret evidence that go against furious rejections from Beijing. Scientists claim it is far more likely Covid-19 is a 'zoonotic disease', which means it is caused by the virus jumping from an animal to a human....
    In a case where Washington is challenging the company’s dominance on Facebook social media, according to people familiar with the matter, the Federal Trade Commission is set to file a no-confidence motion against Facebook Inc. by the end of the year. The lawsuit was filed after the FDC spent more than a year worrying that Facebook was using its powerful market position to mitigate competition as part of a broader effort by U.S. trust officials to investigate the behavior of a handful of dominant technology companies. No final decision has been made on whether to sue Facebook, and those familiar with the matter have said that when it comes to filing a no-confidence complaint against Google, the Commission does not...
    Democratic candidate Joe Biden held an Instagram chat with Jerry Harris weeks before the Cheer star was placed under FBI investigation for allegedly soliciting sex and explicit pictures from two minors.   The allegations against Harris, 21, come from 14-year-old Texas twins, Charlie and Sam, who claim they were harassed at cheerleading competitions and online from when they were 13 and Harris was 19 years old.   In June, Harris tweeted a clip of a short Instagram session where he appeared alongside Joe Biden. The post was accompanied with a caption urging black voters to turn out on Election Day to vote for the former Vice President.   'I had the opportunity to speak with Vice President @JoeBiden a few days ago about...
    Lewis Hamilton will not be the subject of an investigation by the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) for wearing a t-shirt in honour of Breonna Taylor at the Tuscan Grand Prix last weekend. The Mercedes driver sported a jersey which read: 'Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor' referring to an African-American woman who was fatally shot by police officers in Louisville, Kentucky, earlier this year.  The governing body looked into whether the t-shirt breached its statutes but an investigation will not be launched, according to the BBC.  Lewis Hamilton stood on the Mugello podium wearing a shirt calling for the arrest of police officers following the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor Hamilton had earlier worn the shirt in...
    Bradley Cortright September 14, 2020 0 Comments Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren announced that she fired Police Chief La’Ron Singletary and called for a federal investigation into the death of Daniel Prude — a Black man who died after a police encounter in March. Warren’s announcement comes after Singletary and other senior police command officials announced their resignations. Singletary planned on leaving on Sept. 29. Warren also announced she would suspend Corporation Counsel Tim Curtin and Communications Director Justin Roj without pay for 30 days after a review of Prude’s death. “This initial look has shown what so many have suspected, that we have a pervasive problem in the Rochester Police Department,” Warren said during a press conference on Monday....
    The mayor of Rochester, New York, has called for a federal investigation into the death of Daniel Prude, a black man who was suffocated by police officers in the street back in March.  Mayor Lovely Warren disclosed her request for a federal probe on Monday and said that she had relieved Rochester Police Chief La'Ron Singletary of his duties effective September 21, according to News8.    Singletary had announced his retirement - along with several other members of the police department - last week. His last day was supposed to be September 29.  Warren also on Monday revealed that the city's communications director, Justin Ros, and its city corporation counsel, Tim Curtin, have been suspended without pay.   The mayor's revelations came...
    President Donald Trump started his Monday in a tweet storm rage that included a cast of his old foes - special counsel Robert Mueller and his 2016 rival Hillary Clinton.  Staying at his Trump hotel in Las Vegas, the president made no mention of his campaign rallies held over the weekend or the wildfires in California he'll be visiting later in the day, but, instead focused on a report that members of Mueller's investigative team had their phones wiped. Trump encouraged the Justice Department to look into the matter and to expand the probe to Clinton's emails, which were deleted from a private server she used as secretary of state. 'SPEED!' he demanded.  President Trump tweeted in rage against...
    (CNN)Breonna Taylor was gunned down in her Louisville, Kentucky, home exactly six months ago Sunday. Since then, no charges have been brought against any of the three officers involved in the March 13 shooting. Two of the officers remain on the force. A third officer was fired and is appealing to get his job back.A grand jury was empaneled Wednesday to investigate the shooting and eventually decide the fate of the three officers. The grand jury is meeting at an alternate location because of safety concerns due to ongoing protests in Jefferson Square Park, which has been informally renamed as "Breonna Taylor Park." Breonna Taylor had big plans before police knocked down her door in deadly raidTaylor's family, activists and...
    Shots have been fired inside an Indiana mall on Saturday after footage showed terrified shoppers sprinting away.  Frantic calls flooded into the Mishawaka Police Department just before 3pm as residents reported a shooting at University Park Mall. Footage taken by a witness at University Park Mall shows a crowd of people screaming as they run towards the exit doors. Footage taken by a witness at University Park Mall in Mishawaka, Indiana, shows shoppers sprinting out of the exit doors after shots were fired  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Oregon governor says she is preparing for a 'mass fatality event' as... Members of Congress demand Netflix is investigated by DOJ for distributing child... Share...
    President Trump has vented his fury following news that more than 15 phones belonging to the investigative team of then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller were wiped before they were handed over to the Justice Department to be examined for proof of potential bias.  In a string of tweets sent out  Saturday morning, the Commander-in-chief lashed out and threatened that 'a big price must be paid' for the alleged actions and for the Mueller investigation more broadly.  'ALERT: So now we find out that the entire Mueller 'hit squad' illegally wiped their phones clean just prior to the investigation of them, all using the same really dumb reason for this 'accident', just like Crooked Hillary smashing her phones with a hammer, &...
    Alex Henderson September 12, 2020 5:25PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. Federal prosecutor Nora Dannehy has been an important figure in the U.S. Department of Justice, serving as an aide to John Durham in his Russia investigation. But Dannehy, the Hartford Courant reported Friday, has resigned from that probe. The Courant's Edmund H. Mahony reports that Dannehy, according to her colleagues, is stepping down "at least partly out of concern that the investigative team is being pressed for political reasons to produce a report before its work is done." : Mahony explain "Dannehy, a highly regarded prosecutor who has worked with or for Durham for decades, informed colleagues in the U.S. Attorney's office in New Haven of her...
    WASHINGTON -- A federal prosecutor who was helping lead the investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe has resigned from the Justice Department, a spokesman said.Nora Dannehy was a top prosecutor on a team led by U.S. Attorney John Durham of Connecticut, who was appointed last year to lead an investigation into how the FBI and other federal agencies set out to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether the Trump campaign had coordinated with the Kremlin.A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office in Connecticut on Friday confirmed Dannehy's departure, which was first reported by The Hartford Courant, but the spokesman declined to comment further.Her departure could complicate the final stretch of an investigation already slowed...
    DONALD Trump has blasted Robert Mueller’s "hit squad" for “all using the same really dumb” excuse for wiping their cell phones. The President lashed out after it emerged phones were allegedly wiped of all information before being turned over for review into an anti-Donald Trump probe. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 6Cell phones belonging to Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team were wiped Credit: Getty Images - Getty 6Donald Trump has hit out what he claimed were the team all using the same 'dumb' reasonCredit: AFP or licensors The President then repeated his accusation about what he called the “Mueller Scam” was “all an illegitimate Witch Hunt, & a big...
    A federal prosecutor who was helping lead the investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe has resigned from the Justice Department, a spokesman said. Nora Dannehy was a top prosecutor on a team led by U.S. Attorney John Durham of Connecticut, who was appointed last year to lead an investigation into how the FBI and other federal agencies set out to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether the Trump campaign had coordinated with the Kremlin. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s office in Connecticut on Friday confirmed Dannehy’s departure, which was first reported by The Hartford Courant, but the spokesman declined to comment further. Her departure could complicate the final stretch of an investigation already...
    A federal prosecutor who was helping lead the investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe has resigned from the Justice Department, a spokesman said. Nora Dannehy was a top prosecutor on a team led by U.S. Attorney John Durham of Connecticut, who was appointed last year to lead an investigation into how the FBI and other federal agencies set out to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether the Trump campaign had coordinated with the Kremlin. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s office in Connecticut on Friday confirmed Dannehy’s departure, which was first reported by The Hartford Courant, but the spokesman declined to comment further. Her departure could complicate the final stretch of an investigation already...
    By ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal prosecutor who was helping lead the investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe has resigned from the Justice Department, a spokesman said. Nora Dannehy was a top prosecutor on a team led by U.S. Attorney John Durham of Connecticut, who was appointed last year to lead an investigation into how the FBI and other federal agencies set out to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether the Trump campaign had coordinated with the Kremlin. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office in Connecticut on Friday confirmed Dannehy's departure, which was first reported by The Hartford Courant, but the spokesman declined to comment further....
    WASHINGTON – A federal prosecutor who was helping lead the investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe has resigned from the Justice Department, a spokesman said. Nora Dannehy was a top prosecutor on a team led by U.S. Attorney John Durham of Connecticut, who was appointed last year to lead an investigation into how the FBI and other federal agencies set out to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether the Trump campaign had coordinated with the Kremlin. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office in Connecticut on Friday confirmed Dannehy's departure, which was first reported by The Hartford Courant, but the spokesman declined to comment further. Her departure could complicate the final stretch of an...
    Lou Dobbs said Friday that if the Trump DOJ doesn’t end up producing indictments “against the politically corrupt criminals” at the Justice Department and FBI, then President Donald Trump should declassify all relevant documents before election day. Dobbs spoke with Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton, who called for a “criminal investigation of the Mueller team” over DOJ records on members of the special counsel’s office wiping their phones. As he and Dobbs called for more scrutiny into misconduct at the DOJ and FBI, Fitton brought up the probe being overseen by John Durham into the origins of the Russia investigation and a member of that team, a top aide to Durham, resigning today. The Hartford Courant reported earlier Friday that...
    Federal prosecutor Nora Dannehy has been an important figure in the U.S. Department of Justice, servicing as an aide to John Durham in his Russia investigation. But Dannehy, the Hartford Courant reported Friday, has resigned from that probe. The Courant’s Edmund H. Mahony reports that Dannehy, according to her colleagues, is stepping down “at least partly out of concern that the investigative team is being pressed for political reasons to produce a report before its work is done.” Mahony explain “Dannehy, a highly regarded prosecutor who has worked with or for Durham for decades, informed colleagues in the U.S. Attorney’s office in New Haven of her resignation from the Department of Justice by e-mail Thursday evening. The short e-mail was...
    The Almeda fire in Oregon that has so far killed two is now under investigation as a potential arson attack after a body was discovered near the start of the blaze. Ashland Police Chief Tighe O'Meara announced Thursday a criminal investigation has been opened into the cause of the fire saying he believes the circumstances around the fire are 'suspicious'. Investigators are looking into the possible connection between the blaze and the death of an unidentified individual, whose body was found near the origin of the fire.  This comes as the National Weather Service (NWS) revealed a staggering 87 percent of all wildfires that have ravaged America this year were caused by humans.  The Almeda fire in Oregon that...
    TEXAS – The mother of a 16-year-old girl who died after being shot broke the silence on the case. Sara Álvarez was taken to a local hospital, but authorities later confirmed that she lost her life. The victim’s mother says that she still cannot believe what happened and that she feels great pain. “It’s such a great pain that one feels. I feel like I’m dying inside,” said Janet Balleza during an interview with Telemundo 39. During August 2020, the police identified the suspect and added a reward of thousands of dollars for clues leading to his capture. During the investigation, officers found that José Mancha-Solis, 29, would be the suspect in the...
    In 1991, when Bob Fenenbock proclaimed his innocence in the face of charges that he joined a frenzied mob in the murder of a Trinity County man, no one believed him. He was convicted and sentenced to life. In 2019, even after the Northern California Innocence Project took up Fenenbock’s case and wrote a successful appeal, freeing him from prison, prosecutors moved to retry him for murder. Longing to return to his home state of Hawaii, Fenenbock a year in California facing the pending murder case, the prospect of returning to prison hanging over his head. But on August 24, after listening to motions and arguments from both sides, Solano County Superior Court Judge Carlos Gutierrez gave Fenenbock what he’s...
    Fired FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok, who played a key role in initiating and leading the bureau’s investigation into allegations of Trump-Russia collusion, said he has not been interviewed by U.S. Attorney John Durham. Strzok was asked about the criminal inquiry into the Trump-Russia investigators, which is being overseen by Attorney General William Barr, during a Tuesday interview with Tony Dokoupil on CBS’s This Morning. The host noted that Strzok was potentially “at the center” of the federal prosecutor’s inquiry and asked if he has met with Durham's team yet. Strzok said he had not. Dokoupil then asked if Strzok was “a target or a witness." Strzok didn’t answer directly, saying, “I’ve certainly done nothing wrong, so I’m not...
    At least 11 cases of COVID-19 have been traced to a fraternity party where people did not follow public health guidelines, the president of the University of New Hampshire said. CBS Boston reports in a Sunday letter to the university community, UNH President James Dean said more than 100 students and non-students attended the Aug. 29 party at the Theta Chi fraternity. "This is reckless behavior and the kind of behavior that undermines our planning and will lead to us switching to a fully remote mode," Dean wrote. "The August 29 party is reprehensible and will not be tolerated. As soon as we heard of this party at Theta Chi, we started an investigation with the Interfraternity Council." The fraternity...
    ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. The Federal Trade Commission has been investigating Intuit and its marketing of TurboTax products, following ProPublica’s reporting that the Silicon Valley company deceived tax filers into paying when they could have filed for free. The FTC probe, run out of the commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, centers on whether Intuit violated the law against unfair and deceptive practices in commerce. One focus of the investigation is whether TurboTax marketing misdirected customers who were eligible to file their taxes for free into paid products. The investigation, which has been underway for more than a year, was revealed publicly...
    Wikipedia’s page on the infamous dossier crafted by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele is heavily slanted in favor of treating the dossier as a credible document, despite it being debunked by multiple federal investigations. One reason for this bias is the page’s primary author, “Valjean” a.k.a. Paul Lee, who is also an active member of the anti-Trump “Resistance” on Twitter as “TheDudeSeesAll” and relentlessly pushes baseless claims on Wikipedia and social media that Trump is a Russian asset. Lee’s anti-Trump bias has affected Wikipedia articles on the Trump-Ukraine impeachment controversy, allegations of improprieties in the Russia collusion investigation such as those affecting former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and U.S. Attorney John Durham’s criminal investigation into said allegations. Lee...
    (CNN)The Navajo Nation says it's "deeply disturbed" by a recent series of deaths at Fort Hood, Texas, after learning one of its own died earlier this week.Pvt. Corlton Chee of Pinehill, New Mexico, collapsed during a training exercise on August 28, according to a statement from Fort Hood, and died on September 2.The incident is under investigation, the statement said."We are deeply disturbed by the string of deaths at Fort Hood, and if there is any malfeasance or negligence involved, the Navajo Nation calls on our national leaders to purse every available avenue to protect the lives of our Navajo warriors and those serving in the U.S. Armed Forces," Navajo Nation speaker Seth Damon said in a statement Friday.Fort Hood...
    Authorities are conducting an investigation after a Virginia woman died in the back of a police cruiser.  The unidentified woman, 30, allegedly shot herself while being transported to a hospital for a mental health evaluation by Spotsylvania Sheriff’s deputies  in the early hours of Monday morning.  The two officers inside the vehicle were not injured.   According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the woman was admitted to the crisis assessment center at the Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg on Sunday evening.  Police say she had been 'combative towards hospital employees' and they were called to transfer her to Western State Hospital, around 100 miles away.  Authorities are conducting an investigation after a Virginia woman died in the back of a Spotsylvania police cruiser...
    Ray Fisher struck a hornet’s nest earlier in July when he claimed Justice League’s substitute director, Joss Whedon’s behaviour on set was abusive and toxic, adding that the filmmaker was supported by producers Geoff Johns and Jon Berg. A few days later, he also revealed why he can’t say much about it. Today, the studio, Warner Bros, issued a statement where they have said that the actor did not cooperate with the investigation. The studio had hired a third-party investigator, on the actor’s best to look into the matter, and allegedly, Fisher did not speak even once with the said investigator, despite multiple attempts. Ray Fisher Reveals Why He Can’t Divulge Any More Details About Joss Whedon’s ‘Abusive’ Behaviour on the...
    Former FBI official Peter Strzok said in an interview published Friday that the Steele dossier was a “problem” for the Trump-Russia probe because it sent investigators off “on a series of wild goose chases.” “The report was very typical of information that the FBI often receives. It comes from several sources, including some suspect sources. Some of it is bullshit, and some of it is rumor, and some of it is disinformation,” Strzok told The Atlantic. “From our perspective,” Strzok said of the dossier, “some of it was a distraction.” Strzok’s comments mark one of the strongest public critiques to date from an FBI official regarding the dossier, which was compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele. The FBI relied...
    Following an investigation by the Pentagon, the Department of Defense says it is standing by its decision to award a $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft, not Amazon, the latest in an ongoing legal battle over the lucrative infrastructure project. On Friday, the Department of Defense said in a statement that it had completed its investigation into the awarding of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract, an investigation it pursued to determine whether there were discrepancies in the procurement process. The Defense Department said it had “determined that Microsoft’s proposal continues to represent the best value to the Government,” adding that “contract performance will not begin immediately.” That’s because, in February, a judge issued a temporary injunction...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Family and community leaders are planning a memorial event Saturday afternoon to bring attention to the unsolved case of an arson house fire last month in Denver’s Green Valley Ranch neighborhood that killed five recent immigrants from the West African nation of Senegal. Police released a surveillance photo in mid-August of three people believed to have started the blaze, but no arrests have been made. (credit: Denver Police) It will take place on the steps of the state Capitol at 4 p.m. Investigators said the suspects, wearing full face masks and dark hoodies, fled in a dark-colored sedan after the fire was set. Authorities have offered a $14,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those...
    Two Republican House members have officially called on Attorney General William Barr to investigate House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for tearing up President Trump’s State of the Union address earlier this year. Republican Policy Committee Chairman Gary Palmer and Republican Study Committee Chairman Mike Johnson have sent a letter to Barr, asking him to provide an answer as to whether Pelosi "committed a criminal act by destroying an official copy of the State of the Union speech delivered to her,” according to Fox News. The lawmakers suspect that Pelosi may have violated 18 U.S.C. § 2071, which pertains to destroying federal records and carries a possible punishment of three years in prison. “Nancy Pelosi’s famous tantrum on the House floor...
    (CNN)The NFL's Washington Football Team is facing new allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace from four women who spoke to ESPN's Jeremy Schaap.Rachel Engelson, a former director in the team's marketing and client services department, detailed the harassment to Schaap on the "ESPN Daily" podcast saying, "You just know that depending on the certain way you dress there's gonna be comments made about what you're wearing, how you look," adding, "In a way, it became a running joke and a rite of passage. If it didn't happen to you, then maybe you were only there for a week."]Another woman, Alicia Klein, who says she interned for the organization in 2010, alleged in her interview that the harassment wasn't limited...
    The Sushant Singh Rajput death case is being investigated by three major agencies in different angles. While the Enforcement Directorate has been looking into the money laundering matter, CBI is investigating the death case and Narcotics Control Bureau has been looking into a drug anglebyANI has now reported that Miranda has been detained by NCB under provisions of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985. Summons have also been served to Miranda and Showik Chakraborty to join the investigation.Sushant Singh Rajput Case: NCB Raids Rhea Chakraborty, Samuel Miranda’s Residences Over Drug Angle. ANI had earlier reported that the NCB team along with Mumbai Police officials had reached the residence of Chakraborty and Miranda. In the latest update on the...
    Protesters take cover as they face off with federal agents in Portland, Oregon Sunday night. Caitlin Ochs/Reuters The alleged antifa supporter who killed a right-wing protester in Portland was killed as officers tried to arrest him on Thursday night, The New York Times reported.  Michael Forest Reinoehl was under investigation for the August killing of Aaron Danielson, a right-wing protester.  President Donald Trump called for the arrest of the man who shot Danielson minutes after reports of Reinoehl's death.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The self-described "100% antifa" supporter suspected in the shooting death of a right-wing protester in Portland was killed as officers tried to arrest him on Thursday night, according to multiple news outlets....
    All of the Rochester police officers involved in the fatal March arrest of Daniel Prude, who died after officers placed a hood over his head and pressed his face onto the pavement until he stopped breathing, have been suspended, the city’s mayor announced Thursday. Their immediate suspension, ordered by Mayor Lovely Warren, comes less than one day after Prude’s family released horrifying police bodycam footage of his final moments, and five months after the 41-year-old’s death. Prude was left brain dead after his March 23 encounter with Rochester PD. He died seven days later when he was taken off life support. The Monroe County medical examiner ruled his death a ‘homicide caused by complications of asphyxia in the setting of...
    On July 28, Attorney General William Barr appeared before the House Judiciary Committee. During a half-day of questioning in which Barr was repeatedly evasive or purposely intended to misunderstand questions, there was one answer he provided which was absolutely clear. When Florida Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell asked Barr to commit that the conspiracy theory-based report being prepared by John Durham would not be released before the November election, Barr’s answer could not have been briefer. “No,” he said. Barr has made it absolutely clear that he does intend to deliver an October surprise. Ever since he stepped back onto the national stage by purposely distorting the results of the Mueller investigation, Trump’s new Roy Cohn has been engaged in politicizing the DOJ...
    The Department of Justice could file antitrust charges against Google in the coming weeks after Attorney General Bill Barr set a deadline to wrap up work on the case by the end of September.  Career lawyers said they needed more time to build a strong case against one of the world's most wealthy companies but their requests were shot down by Justice Department officials, according to the New York Times.  Some of the 40-odd lawyers working on the investigation into Google's parent company Alphabet have voiced concern that the case is being pushed through before November so that it will be regarded as a win for the Trump administration.   The Times reports that some lawyers said they would not sign the...
    Warning: The images included in this article are graphic and disturbing. A Black man died in March after police in Rochester, New York, put a hood over his head and pressed his face into the ground for more than three minutes while he was naked and handcuffed, according to body camera footage and documents released by the victim's family on Wednesday. Daniel Prude, 41, died seven days after the incident, according to the medical examiner's report, which attributed his death in part to asphyxiation. Family members said Wednesday that they called police early in the morning on March 23 to help Prude, who was suffering what their attorney described as "an acute, manic, psychotic episode." At about 3:15 a.m., body...
    The Bombay High Court on Thursday urged the media to exercise “restraint” while reporting on the Sushant Singh Rajput case, and not report in a manner which may hamper the investigations. “We urge and expect the media to exercise restraint in reporting of the investigation with respect to the (Sushant) death, which should not hamper the investigation in any manner,” a Division Bench comprising Justice A.A. Sayed and Justice S.P. Tavade ordered. Sushant Singh Rajput Case: Top Officer from Directorate of Revenue Intelligence Joins NCB Probe Hearing two public interest litigations (PILs) — one filed by eight retired IPS officers of Maharashtra, and another by three activists — the court also issued notices to the respondents, and said it would...
    Suzanne Morphew's brother is organizing his own search for the Colorado mom who's been missing since Mother's Day as he says he suspects foul play in her disappearance.  Andrew Moorman held a vigil for his sister in her hometown of Alexandria, Indiana, over the weekend, where he announced his plan to recruit more than 1,000 volunteers for a five-day search.  'I've got to find my little sister, and I have to bring closure to my family,' Moorman said, according to the Herald Bulletin. 'We were quiet for a while because the investigators asked that of us, but it's time now to rally the troops and go west and find her.'   Moorman enlisted the help of Profiling Evil, a team of...
    A Florida sheriff's deputy is under investigation after he made multiple comments about George Floyd on Facebook, stating that his death was 'the best outcome'.  Deputy Matthew Archambeau made the comments in August on a Facebook page called 'Police Blotter' and argued with those who criticized his words, according to the Tampa Bay Times.  Archambeau called Floyd 'scum' and falsely claimed he was previously guilty of threatening to shoot a pregnant woman. An internal investigation is now underway at the Hillsborough County sheriff's office work to determine if the comments violated office policies.   Deputy Matthew Archambeau at Hillsborough County sheriff's office in Florida is under investigation for his Facebook comments in a pro-cop group about George Floyd's death  ...
    An Antifa member under investigation connected to the death of a man shot at a Portland protest claimed he served in the Army – but the Pentagon says otherwise, DailyMail.com can disclose. Michael Reinoehl is being reportedly being investigated by Portland police over the killing of Aaron ‘Jay’ Danielson, a member of the right wing group Patriot Prayer who was shot to death at a protest on Saturday. Reinoehl had previously claimed on social media and in an interview with Bloomberg that he ‘was in the army’. ‘I was in the army and I hated it. I did not feel like fighting for them would ever be a good cause. Today’s protesters and antifa are my brothers in arms,’ Reinoehl...
    Kenosha police have released pictures and videos of seven suspects wanted for arson after several fires were started started during during the week of riots following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Law enforcement want to speak to four men and three women in connection with at least six fires started at various locations - including a garbage truck which was set ablaze on August 23. Another clip shared by police showed a protester pouring liquid into a car as it erupts into flame while a third shows a fire inside the Kenosha Probation and Parole Building. In total 20 building and seven vehicle fires are being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (AFT), the US Attorney's...
    (CNN)The family of a Black man in Rochester, New York, is calling for the firing and arrest of all of the police officers involved in his death in March, in which they say a bag was placed over his head.Daniel Prude was having a mental health episode on March 23 when his brother Joe Prude called the Rochester Police Department for help, the family said at a press conference Wednesday. Joe Prude claimed Daniel stopped breathing after police knelt on him while he was handcuffed. When he was brought to the hospital 15 minutes later, he was brain dead, Joe Prude said. Organizers from the group Free the People Roc, a Black Lives Matter group, named three officers they say...
    (CNN)If there was any question before about whether William Barr could be willing to use his power as attorney general to tilt the scales in the upcoming presidential election, there shouldn't be anymore. Barr appeared to confirm as much in his interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN Wednesday: that he would be willing to breach longstanding Justice Department norms -- that is, the unwritten "60-day rule" -- to advantage the re-election campaign of President Donald Trump. Elie Honig Barr also continued to claim that mail-in ballots provide potential for widespread fraud. "Elections that have been held with mail have found substantial fraud and coercion," he said.When asked by Blitzer whether he could cite any prosecutions relating to this purportedly widespread...
    Rapist, Jesus-Boy, and man so abusive to everyone else in the building that White House lawyers launched an internal investigation. The sheer number of sources on this Washington Post report of abusive behavior by and the belligerent wrongness of Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro, who has for some reason inserted himself into a position of prime and unqualified decision-making on the administration's COVID-19 pandemic responses, sends a clear message: Team Trump is trying very hard to push Peter Navarro under the bus, but Navarro is such a nasty old cuss that nobody can quite get him to stay under there. That Navarro's pandemic decisions have been questionable is not news. Navarro's focus on hydroxychloroquine sent the administration far down a...
    ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. The federal government is backing out of a controversial $646.7 million deal to buy ventilators from Royal Philips N.V., acting before the company had delivered a third of the order. The deal has been the focus of several ProPublica stories since March. That reporting prompted a congressional investigation that last month found “evidence of fraud, waste and abuse” in the acquisition of the Philips ventilators. This week, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform’s Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy announced it is expanding its probe to look at other coronavirus-related deals negotiated by Peter Navarro, the...
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Vice President Mike Pence stated that while 2020 Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden mouthed criticism of violence in the streets, “he very quickly criticized law enforcement. He described an unwarranted police shooting, while an investigation is still going on.” Pence said, “Yesterday, we heard Joe Biden kind of mouth words against violence in the streets, but then he very quickly criticized law enforcement. He described an unwarranted police shooting, while an investigation is still going on. He never mentioned Antifa. He never mentioned the radical left mobs that have been tearing asunder and setting fire to many of our major cities over the last three months. And...
    Michael Conroy/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.Last month, New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a groundbreaking lawsuit against the National Rifle Association, charging the nation’s oldest gun rights group with decades of illegal financial dealings and misconduct and seeking to dissolve the organization. But that might not be the end of the NRA’s legal woes. Now, a coalition of Democratic members of the House Ways and Means Committee and Oversight Committee are calling on the Internal Revenue Service to open an investigation into the NRA’s federal tax-exempt status.  On Tuesday, Reps. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.) and Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.) sent the IRS a letter signed by 33...
    AN ARMY officer has been suspended after he posted a TikTok video making a “vile” joke about the Holocaust. 2nd Lieutenant Nathan Freihoferl, based at Fort Stewart in Georgia, posted the video on Friday to his nearly three million followers on the popular app. 4US Army 2nd Lieutenant Nathan Freihoferl seen in the 'vile' TikTok he posted to his nearly three million followers on FridayCredit: TikTok Telling his followers a “joke,” Freihoferl says: “What’s a Jewish person’s favorite Pokémon character?” “Ash,” he says while laughing. “If you get offended, get the f**k out cause it’s a joke. Don’t be a p***y.” “For legal reasons this is a joke,” Freihoferl, a 23-year-old field artillery officer, captioned the TikTok clip. Major General...
    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 08: An attendee walks by the Kodak booth at CES 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 8, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 11 and features about 4,500 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 180,000 attendees. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)David Becker | Getty Images News | Getty Images Eastman Kodak's recent roller-coaster ride continued on Tuesday as shares surged 50% on the back of D.E. Shaw establishing a position in the company. A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday night showed that the hedge fund has a 5.2% passive stake in Kodak....
    10 Twisty New Thrillers and Mysteries to Read This September Mortgage Rates Today, September 1, 2020 | Rates rise The NFLs track record doesnt inspire confidence in Washington investigation On Monday, Washington Football Team owner Dan Snyder announced that the NFL would be taking over oversight of an investigation into his organization’s workplace culture, following a Washington Post report on allegations of years of sexual harassment. © Provided by For The Win Snyder had already hired an independent investigator to look into the allegations, and in his statement, Snyder suggested that it was on his recommendation that the league take over overseeing that investigator. “In conversations with Commissioner Goodell,” Snyder said, “[Snyder’s wife] Tanya and I suggested that the...
    President Donald Trump reportedly told White House counsel Don McGahn that he was not concerned about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation because he could always just “settle” with Mueller, according to a new book by New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt. “At one point, as the investigation seemed to be intensifying,” Schmidt says, according to an excerpt reviewed by Axios, Trump told McGahn there was “nothing to worry about because if it was zeroing in on him, he would simply settle with Mueller. He would settle the case, as if he were negotiating terms in a lawsuit.” It’s one of a number of potentially explosive claims in Schmidt’s forthcoming book, titled “Donald Trump v. The United States,” which will officially be published on Tuesday. Schmidt covered the Russia investigation extensively for...
    Investigation Discovery Serial killer Samuel Little, aka the Choke and Stroke Killer Samuel Little is the latest entry in Investigation Discovery’s Serial Killer Week, which is airing six nights of specials profiling America’s most prolific, elusive, and haunting serial killers. “The fascination behind serial killers continues to be unmatched, with our viewers consistently asking for more,” says Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America. “We chose these cases not just because of these macabre monsters, or that each investigation is a self-contained mystery, but because each story will leave our viewers gripped to the screen until the final scene, when justice is ultimately served.” On Monday, August 31 and Tuesday,...
    Paris prosecutor Rémy Heitz announced Monday the opening of a preliminary investigation for “racist insults”. The magazine Valeurs Actuelles, which defines itself as “the weekly of the right which assumes”, published Thursday a story of seven pages in which the deputy of Paris LFI (radical left) Danièle Obono, with black skin, ” experiences the responsibility of Africans in the horrors of slavery “in the 18th century, according to his presentation. Drawings by Mme Obono, iron necklace around her neck, accompany this “summer novel”. This publication sparked a wave of condemnations in the political class, going to President Emmanuel Macron who called the MP on Saturday to inform her of his “clear condemnation of any form of...
    A Portland police officer ties a police line around the scene of a fatal shooting near a pro-Trump rally on August 29, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Nathan Howard/Getty Images A man named Michael Forest Reinoehl is under investigation in the killing of a right-wing demonstrator in Portland Saturday night, according to The Oregonian. The killed demonstrator, Aaron Danielson, was a reported supporter of the alt-right group Patriot Prayer. Reinoehl, a self-described anti-fascist, was cited in July for carrying a loaded weapon to a protest and had been charged after street racing his 17-year-old son at speeds over 100 mph. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Police are investigating Michael Forest Reinoehl in connection to the deadly shooting...
    Bradley Cortright August 31, 2020 0 Comments The New York Times reports that former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein secretly limited the scope of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. According to the report, former law enforcement officials said that Rosenstein secretly prohibited Mueller from looking into President Donald Trump’s financial ties to Russia and did not tell officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) — which reportedly meant there was no investigation into the matter. However, one of Mueller’s prosecutors, Andrew Weissmann, disputed the notion that there was a secret order that restricted the investigation.  “NYT story today is wrong re alleged secret DOJ order prohibiting a counterintelligence investigation by Mueller,...
    The Justice Department secretly dropped a probe into President Trump's financial and personal tries to Moscow that was initially supposed to form part of the Russia Investigation, it has been claimed. Andrew McCabe, former deputy director of the FBI who led the bureau for a time after James Comey was fired, said the agency was initially conducting two probes into Trump - one into election interference, and one into Trump's own ties to Russia. When the investigation was taken out of the bureau's hands and passed to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, McCabe said he believed Mueller's probe would encompass everything that the FBI had been looking into.  Then-Attorney General Rod Rosenstein also gave that impression when he publicly said the...
    Investigation Discovery The Ashland County mugshot of Shawn Grate Shawn Grate is an Ohio serial killer being profiled as part of Investigation Discovery’s Serial Killer Week from August 30 to September 4. Here’s what you need to know about the infamous murderer now, including how he was apprehended and why he hasn’t been put to death yet.Grate Is on Death RowThe Disturbing Case of Shawn GrateShawn Grate was a serial killer active in Ohio for over a decade. He was, disturbingly, only caught, when a woman who he had kept captive managed to make a terrifying 911 call. But that was only the beginning. Patreon► https://www.patreon.com/thatchapter Twitter► https://twitter.com/that_chapter Instagram► https://www.instagram.com/that_chapter References► https://pastebin.com/p6t3vzMW Music► Lost Highway Contact Casual Desire...
    Bradley Cortright August 30, 2020 0 Comments In the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, many are asking the police officer was justified in shooting him. During an appearance on CBS News’ “Face The Nation,” Rep. Val Demings (D-Fl.), a former police chief, was asked if Officer Rusten Sheskey was justified in shooting Blake. “I think what we have to do is all take a deep breath,” Demings said. “If we want justice served, we’ve got to wait until a thorough and complete investigation is done.” “We do not want to play judge, jury, and executioner, whether we’re talking about Mr. Blake or we’re talking about the police officer. We want the facts, and we must have all of...
    ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. T. Denny Sanford, the richest man in South Dakota and a major donor to children’s charities, was being investigated for possible possession of child pornography, according to four people familiar with the probe. Investigators with the South Dakota attorney general’s Division of Criminal Investigation obtained a search warrant as part of the probe, according to two of the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. They said the case was referred to the U.S. Department of Justice for further investigation. Sanford has not been charged with any crime. It’s not clear what evidence, if any, investigators...
    Taking strong objection to the coverage of the Sushant Singh Rajput case by many media outlets, the Press Council of India on Friday said the media should adhere to the norms of journalistic conduct in covering cases under investigation and is advised not to carry out its own “parallel trial”. The media should not narrate the story in a manner so as to induce the general public to believe in the complicity of the person indicted, the Press Council of India (PCI) said in its advisory. The Council said it has noted with “distress that coverage of the alleged suicide by a film actor by many media outlets is in violation of the norms of journalistic conduct” and, therefore, advises...
    In Kenosha, Wisconsin, large protests have followed the shooting of Jacob Blake — a Black man who was shot seven times in the back by police and is now paralyzed. Two people were shot and killed during one of the protests on Tuesday night, August 25, and the New York Times has analyzed and tracked the activities of the suspect who has been arrested in connection with the shootings: 17-year-old Illinois resident Kyle Rittenhouse — who, according to the Times, was a supporter of the Blue Lives Matter movement. The Times journalists report that Rittenhouse was “carrying a military-style semi-automatic rifle” at the protest and has been charged with “first-degree intentional homicide in connection with shootings that left two people...
    (CNN)Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny was flown to Berlin Saturday morning. He was in a coma after suddenly falling ill on a flight from the Siberian city of Tomsk to Moscow. Physicians in Berlin confirmed the poisoning of yet another Putin critic, and I very much hope not to lose another brave colleague in the fight against Putin's deadly mafia regime. Navalny came to prominence as an anti-corruption blogger, using investigation techniques and public documents to expose the incredible scale of looting perpetrated by Russia's ruling elite. He went on YouTube with photos of the spectacular yachts and mansions owned by Russian politicians with modest salaries. Earlier this year, he said that the new prime minister and his family...
    Forgive us for finding the international push for an investigation into the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny to be a bit… hopeless. Navalny, President Vladimir Putin’s fiercest domestic critic for the last decade, has been in a coma since last week. After delaying his transfer out of country, the Russian government is pooh-poohing the idea that there’s anything to investigate unless it’s proved he was poisoned. But German doctors confirm that Navalny was poisoned. They don’t know the exact agent but say it’s from the group of chemicals known as cholinesterase inhibitors, which interfere with the nervous system. “We don’t understand on what grounds our German colleagues are in such a hurry to use the word poison,” lies...
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for a full and transparent investigation into the apparent poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. "The poisoning of [Navalny] shocked the world. The UK stands in solidarity with him & his family. We need a full, transparent investigation into what happened. The perpetrators must be held accountable & the UK will join international efforts to ensure justice is done,” Johnson said Wednesday on Twitter. The poisoning of Alexey @Navalny shocked the world. The UK stands in solidarity with him & his family. We need a full, transparent investigation into what happened. The perpetrators must be held accountable & the UK will join international efforts to ensure justice is done.— Boris...
    McDonald's is investigating whether its ousted former CEO Steve Easterbrook covered up improper conduct by his colleagues, it has emerged. The 53-year-old British executive was dismissed last November after his relationship with McDonald's employee came to light, and is now facing a lawsuit which claims he lied about other liaisons.  Now the US fast food giant says its ongoing probe will be widened to look at the actions of its human resources department, which some managers have accused of ignoring complaints under Mr Easterbrook's leadership.  'The board will follow the facts wherever they may lead,' McDonald's said in a statement to the Wall Street Journal.    Former McDonald's boss Steve Easterbrook (pictured with the firm's mascot Ronald McDonald in Germany)...
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is joining a growing chorus of international leaders and officials calling for a full investigation into the alleged poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny – which the Kremlin continues to deny involvement with. Navalny, as of Wednesday, remains in a medically induced coma at a hospital in Germany after falling ill last week on a flight to Moscow. His allies believe the tea he drank prior to boarding the plane was deliberately poisoned by the Russian government and tests carried out by doctors in Berlin found the presence of cholinesterase inhibitors in his system – which reportedly block the breakdown of acetylcholine, a vital chemical that transmits signals between nerve cells. “The poisoning of Alexei Navalny shocked the world. The UK stands in solidarity with him & his family,” Johnson tweeted Wednesday. “We need...