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Brazil investigates popular former president Lula on corruption charges

Brazil has opened a probe into claims linking popular ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to a corruption scandal, threatening to cast a shadow over his political legacy and future. The Public Ministry ordered police Friday to investigate an alleged payoff by Portugal Telecom to the ruling Workers’ Party during…

DOJ probes alleged News Corp. 9/11 victim hacking

US authorities have launched a probe into possible phone hacking of September 11, 2001 victims by News Corp. journalists, victims’ relatives have been told, according to a Justice Department official. During a 75-minute “initial” meeting with about 10 people whose relatives died during the terrorist attacks in New York, US…

Cop hauled off to psych ward after alleging fake crime stats

NYPD officer Adrian Schoolcraft’s description of being taken in handcuffs to a psychiatric ward suggests the nation’s largest police force could have a vindictive underbelly. He claims that cops risk retribution when they try, as he did, to blow the whistle on supervisors’ faking of crime statistics to make the…

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