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Confirmed: FBI probing News Corp. allegations

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has launched a probe into allegations that employees of News Corporation, the parent company of Fox News and The Wall Street Journal, attempted to bribe police and hack the voicemails of American citizens killed on Sept. 11, 2001, according to a senior law enforcement…

Holder drops broader CIA torture probe to focus on two detainees

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that the Department of Justice was opening an investigation into the deaths of two prisoners who allegedly perished in the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) custody. The decision, however, means the end of a broader probe of the agency’s use of torture during the…

Dane County Sheriff to investigate allegations against Wisconsin Justice David Prosser

Wisconsin Capitol Police have turned over to the Dane County Sheriff an investigation into allegations that Supreme Court Justice David Prosser choked a fellow judge. “Sheriff Mahoney has agreed to investigate this incident and all inquiries about the status of the investigation should be made with the Sheriff’s Department,” Capitol…

UN denies halting Khmer Rouge investigation

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations on Tuesday strongly denied that it had ordered Cambodia war crimes judges to reject a new case involving the Khmer Rouge. With the country gearing up for a major Khmer Rouge era trial this month, Cambodian media reports said five UN staff have resigned…

Report: New FBI rules permit agents to snoop without firm evidence

WASHINGTON – The Federal Bureau of Investigation intends to start allowing agents to track subjects without firm evidence of wrongdoing, several keyed-in officials tell the New York Times. Existing rules say the FBI’s roughly 14,000 agents need to formally open an inquiry in order to tap the agency’s comprehensive database…

Pakistan orders probe of Osama bin Laden’s hideout

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan on Tuesday ordered an investigation to discover “the full facts” of how Osama bin Laden lived undetected, likely for years, on its soil until being killed in a US commando raid on May 2. Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani announced that an independent commission would probe the…

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona failed to investigate 400 sex-crimes

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the self-described “toughest sheriff in the United States” best known for his jail’s pink underwear and illegal-immigrant sweeps, said he would not resign despite claims that his office misspent funds and failed to investigate 400 sex-crime cases. “I’m not going to resign as long as…

Models in short skirts, lab coats scammed bone marrow donors: claim

Call it a case of seduction for a good cause. A New England bone marrow registry is under investigation after using models in short skirts and lab coats to convince members of the public to submit to a bone marrow sample. What the models allegedly did not tell the donors…

Arizona Sheriff used hidden database to misspend up to $80 million, officials claim

A hidden computer database recently discovered in the course of a racial profiling investigation shows Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio misspent up to $80 million in funds intended for jail operations, according to Maricopa County supervisors and budget officials. The hidden database contained payroll logs that detailed staff assignments and payments…

Under investigation, Ted Stevens’ prosecutor commits suicide

A Justice Department prosecutor killed himself while under investigation over whether he and other attorneys in the prosecution of Sen. Ted Stevens acted improperly in the case, officials said. Nicholas A. Marsh, 37, committed suicide on Sunday, two years after being part of the Justice Department team that convicted Stevens…

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