Criminal investigations

November 02, 2018 - 6:42 am
LONDON (AP) — British police have launched a criminal investigation into allegations of anti-Semitic hate crimes within the opposition Labour Party. The Metropolitan Police said Friday that it is acting on a dossier of information given to London police chief Cressida Dick. A police spokesman says...
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FILE - This June 23, 2011, file booking photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows James "Whitey" Bulger. Officials with the Federal Bureau of Prisons said Bulger died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in a West Virginia prison after being sentenced in 2013 in Boston to spend the rest of his life in prison. The death of notorious Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger marks the third inmate to be killed at a West Virginia federal prison in the last six months. (U.S. Marshals Service via AP, File)
November 01, 2018 - 7:13 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Slain gangster James "Whitey" Bulger was transferred to the prison where he ended up getting beaten to death this week because he had disciplinary problems at a Florida prison, a federal law enforcement official said Thursday. The 89-year-old was beaten to death Tuesday within hours...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2017 file photo, Johnny's Auction House owner John West prepares items, including a line of assault rifles at left, for auction where the company handles gun sales for both civilians and a half dozen police departments and the Lewis County Sheriff's Office, in Rochester, Wash. The Spokane City Council is considering a proposal to prohibit the police department from selling forfeited firearms, following an Associated Press investigation that found that more than a dozen guns sold by law enforcement agencies in Washington state ended up in new police investigations. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
November 01, 2018 - 7:09 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Spokane, Washington, City Council is considering a proposal to stop the police department from selling forfeited firearms, following an Associated Press investigation found that guns sold by Washington state law enforcement agencies were later used in new crimes. Councilwoman...
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These two undated photos provided by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) show sisters Rotana, left, and Tala Farea, whose fully clothed bodies, bound together with tape and facing each other, were discovered on on the banks of New York City's Hudson River waterfront on Oct. 24, 2018. The Farea sisters from Saudia Arabia, Rotana, 22 and Tala, 16, had been living in Fairfax, Virgina and were reported missing in August. Their mother told detectives the day before the bodies were discovered, she received a call from an official at the Saudi Arabian Embassy, ordering the family to leave the U.S. because her daughters had applied for political asylum, New York police said Tuesday Oct. 30, 2018. (NYPD via AP)
November 01, 2018 - 6:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Police investigating the mysterious deaths of two Saudi Arabian sisters whose bound bodies washed up in New York City last week say they arrived from Fairfax, Virginia, on Sept. 1. Police said Thursday that credit card records show 16-year-old Tala Farea and 23-year-old Rotana Farea...
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FILE - This July 10, 2016 file photo shows Arron Banks in London. Britain's National Crime Agency is investigating one of the leaders of the campaign to take Britain out of the European Union over suspected illegal campaign funding during the country's EU membership referendum, it was announced Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. The Electoral Commission says wealthy businessman Arron Banks, his group Leave.EU "and other associated companies and individuals" are subject to a criminal investigation. It concerns over $10.3 million reportedly loaned or given by Banks to a pro-Brexit group. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP, file)
November 01, 2018 - 12:27 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's National Crime Agency is investigating a main financial backer of the campaign to get Britain out of the European Union over suspected illegal funding during the country's EU membership referendum, authorities said Thursday. The Electoral Commission said wealthy British...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, police officers stand over the covered body of Greek-Australian John Macris who was shot dead outside his house in southern Athens. Police are investigating the shooting death of a 46-year-old Greek-Australian who was gunned down outside his home in a seaside suburb of Athens. An autopsy on the body of John Macris was to be carried out Thursday. (Giorgos Kontarinis/Eurokinissi via AP)
November 01, 2018 - 11:25 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police on Thursday were investigating the shooting death of a 46-year-old Greek-Australian man who was gunned down in a seaside suburb of Athens. An autopsy on the body of John Macris was to be carried out. Police were investigating whether his death was related to his...
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October 31, 2018 - 6:41 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a Ferguson protester's son as a suicide, although a message on social media posted by his mother has sparked assertions that it was a lynching. Melissa McKinnies, who was active in the St. Louis suburb after the fatal police shooting of...
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In this undated police sketch provided by the New York Police Department, sisters Rotana, left and Tala Farea are shown. The New York Police Department says the sister's bodies were found bound together lying on rocks along the Hudson River on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. (New York Police Department via AP)
October 30, 2018 - 8:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Police are investigating the mysterious deaths of two sisters from Saudi Arabia whose bodies, bound together with tape, washed up on New York City's waterfront last week. The sisters, Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 22, were discovered Oct. 24 on a bank of the Hudson River, about...
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FILE - In this May 27, 2012, file photo, demonstrators hold pictures of Emanuela Orlandi reading "march for truth and justice for Emanuela" during Pope Benedict XVI's Regina Coeli prayer in St. Peter's square, at the Vatican. The Vatican says human bones were found during renovation work near its embassy to Italy, reviving speculation once again about the fate of Orlandi, the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee who disappeared in 1983. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
October 30, 2018 - 6:42 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican said Tuesday that human bones were found during renovation work near its embassy to Italy, reviving talk about one of the Holy See's most enduring mysteries — the fate of the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee who disappeared in 1983. In the latest twist in a...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2018, file photo, Baylor head coach Matt Rhule speaks during the NCAA college football Big 12 media days, in Frisco, Texas. The Big 12 board of directors has unanimously approved and adopted an independent verification report that says Baylor has implemented recommendations for reforming its Title IX process after a campus sexual assault scandal broke more than two years ago. With the board’s action Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, the Big 12 will no longer withhold a portion of Baylor’s share of revenue distribution. (AP Photo/Cooper Neill, File)
October 30, 2018 - 5:14 pm
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Big 12 Conference directors have unanimously endorsed an independent report that found Baylor has implemented more than 100 recommendations for reforming its Title IX procedures after a sexual assault scandal rocked the campus more than two years ago. The decision, announced...
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