NBC, producers say ‘America’s Got Talent’ cleared by probe

An investigation of Gabrielle Union’s complaints of racism on the set of “America’s Got Talent” concluded that her allegations were unfounded, according to NBC and the show’s producers. The outside review also said that Union’s claims had “no bearing” on the show’s decision to drop her as a judge, the network and production companies FremantleMedia […]

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Changing Subject Amid a Pandemic, Trump Pushes a ‘Crime’ With Obama at Its Center

WASHINGTON — President Trump has embarked on an aggressive new drive to rewrite the narrative of the Russia investigation by making dark and unsubstantiated accusations that former President Barack Obama masterminded a sinister plot to bring him down. On Twitter, on television, in the Rose Garden and even on an official White House social media […]

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Ukrainian police investigating senior official’s request for list of Jews in city after cries of anti-Semitism

A high-ranking police official in Ukraine has sparked an investigation and condemnations of anti-Semitism after requesting a list of Jewish residents in the western city of Kolomyya. The letter, signed by regional police official Myhaylo Bank, was sent to city officials in February but did not surface until Sunday. CORONAVIRUS FUELS RISE IN ANTI-SEMITISM, ISRAELI RESEARCHERS WARN […]

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Mayor calls for thorough probe of police shooting

Calls for an outside investigation into the fatal police shooting of a Kentucky emergency medical technician are growing, two months after the 26-year-old black woman was killed in her home By DYLAN LOVAN Associated Press May 13, 2020, 10:49 PM 4 min read 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LOUISVILLE, Ky. […]

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Graham to seek testimony from Obama officials on Russia probe, could issue subpoenas

The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to request top Obama officials testify as part of its investigation into the origins of the FBI’s Russia probe during the 2016 presidential election and would consider compelling their testimony, a GOP source told Fox News. The source told Fox News that the committee, which has been investigating the origins of […]

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Georgia AG seeks probe of prosecutors in Arbery killing case

Georgia’s attorney general is asking state law officers for an investigation into possible misconduct by local prosecutors in the killing of a black man who was chased by a white father and son By The Associated Press May 12, 2020, 12:47 PM 1 min read 1 min read ATLANTA — Georgia’s attorney general is asking […]

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Nunes: Transcripts show Russia investigation was ‘phony the whole time’

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said the Republican strategy during the House investigation into the Russia probe focused an asking if there was any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. The answer they got: none. “We had a strategy here that we wanted to get every single person that we interviewed, to say whether or […]

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Obama Says G.O.P.’s Biden Inquiry Promotes ‘Russian Disinformation’

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama’s office called Senate Republicans’ investigation into former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s son’s activities in Ukraine an effort “to give credence to a Russian disinformation campaign” in a letter Mr. Obama’s office sent to the National Archives. The letter represents Mr. Obama’s strongest reaction to date to Republican […]

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US senators seek probe of veterans homes after virus deaths

A group of U.S. senators is seeking an investigation into the Department of Veterans Affairs’ oversight of homes for aging veterans amid a spate of coronavirus deaths at the state-run homes By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated Press May 5, 2020, 2:44 PM 3 min read 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article […]

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Long-secret phone bill in David Koschman case reveals early calls to Mayor Daley’s brother

Dan K. Webb, seen here in February, was the special prosecutor in the investigation of David Koschman’s death at the hands of Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko and has fought to keep records from the investigation secret. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia / Sun-Times Special prosecutor Dan Webb left Bridget Higgins McCarthy’s calls to Michael Daley out […]

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Navy to widen carrier probe, delaying decision on commander

By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR WASHINGTON — The Navy will conduct a wider investigation of circumstances surrounding the spread of the coronavirus aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, a move that effectively delays a decision on whether to reinstate the ship’s captain, who was fired after pleading for more urgent protection of […]

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Navy Secretary Orders Deeper Inquiry Into Virus-Stricken Ship

WASHINGTON — The acting secretary of the Navy on Wednesday ordered a wider investigation into events aboard the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, shelving for now a recommendation by the Navy’s top admiral to restore Capt. Brett E. Crozier to command the virus-stricken warship. “I have unanswered questions that the preliminary inquiry has identified and that […]

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The winners and losers in Red Sox cheating scandal report

Well, that proved to be the lamest sequel since “Caddyshack 2.” Rob Manfred’s investigation of the 2018 Red Sox’s alleged sign-stealing lived down to its lack of hype, producing a mere sliver of evidence that wrongdoing occurred and consequently disciplining just one lower-level employee and taking away only one draft pick. These guys, in short, […]

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J.T. Watkins is the Red Sox cheater you’ve never heard of

Was J.T. Watkins just another scapegoat? At the conclusion of MLB’s investigation into the Red Sox sign-stealing scandal, nearly all responsibility for the endeavor was pinned on the 30-year-old replay operator, Watkins, who has been suspended for the entire 2020 season and banned from working in the replay room in 2021. Watkins, the only individual […]

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Investigation begins into cause of massive paper mill blast

A dozen state and federal investigators are beginning their investigation into the cause of an explosion at a paper mill in Maine By The Associated Press April 16, 2020, 7:53 PM 2 min read 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article JAY, Maine — State and federal investigators began digging into the […]

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Red Sox’s Steve Pearce rips ‘joke’ MLB probe, then retires

Former World Series MVP Steve Pearce ripped the MLB’s investigation into allegations that the Red Sox illegally stole signs in their 2018 championship season. “That’s such a joke to us,” Pearce told WEEI radio on Tuesday. When it came out we were all kind of joking about it. We just want this to pass us. […]

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U.N. Inquiry Into Syria Bombings Is Silent on Russia’s Role

A United Nations investigation into attacks on humanitarian sites in Syria concluded in a report released on Monday that the Syrian government or its allies had committed most of them — but failed to name Russia, the most important of those allies, as a perpetrator. The board of inquiry looked into just six of the […]

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‘Tiger King’ sequel to reveal more details on Carole Baskin allegations

Investigation Discovery is jumping on the “Tiger King” phenomenon, greenlighting a new program that it bills as the “definitive sequel” to the hit Netflix docuseries. “Investigating the Strange World of Joe Exotic” will examine the life of Joseph “Joe Exotic” Maldonado-Passage and explore his rival, Carole Baskin, whom Maldonado-Passage has accused of killing her first […]

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Feds ramp up probe of $2.1B Google-Fitbit deal amid privacy worries

The Department of Justice has stepped up its investigation of Google’s proposed $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit, a deal that critics say could pose increased threats to customer privacy, two sources close to the situation told The Post. In a move that typically signals increased scrutiny for a merger, regulators are now conducting a so-called […]

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New York Post true crime show ‘Torn from the Headlines’ debuts tonight

The New York Post has partnered with Investigation Discovery to bring the news organization’s biggest crime stories to TV screens across the country. “Torn from the Headlines: New York Post Reports” is a series of six episodes, each airing Monday at 10 p.m. ET and PT on the ID network. The show will detail some […]

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Durham probe expected to end this summer: sources

U.S. Attorney John Durham is expected to wrap up his investigation into the origins of the Russia probe by the end of the summer, sources confirmed to Fox News. One source suggested the investigation could end as soon as July, while another said it could be closer to September, based on Durham’s progress, which could be […]

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Charges dropped as youth center abuse investigation widens

The New Hampshire attorney general’s office is both expanding its sex abuse investigation at the state’s youth detention center and dropping 82 rape charges against two former workers By HOLLY RAMER Associated Press March 11, 2020, 10:02 PM 4 min read CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire attorney general’s office said Wednesday it is dropping […]

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House Can See Mueller’s Secret Grand Jury Evidence, Appeals Court Rules

WASHINGTON — The House has a right to see secret grand-jury evidence gathered in the Russia investigation, an appeals court ruled on Tuesday in a victory for Congress’s power to gather information for an impeachment inquiry. In a 2-to-1 decision, a panel on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit […]

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Republicans, Egged On by Trump, Scrutinize Hunter Biden as His Father Surges

WASHINGTON — Republicans are wielding the power of their Senate majority to intensify an election-year investigation of Hunter Biden’s work for a Ukrainian energy firm, putting new scrutiny on the son of Joseph R. Biden Jr. as the former vice president re-emerges as President Trump’s chief rival for the presidency. In elevating questions about the […]

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Report: Recoverer of airmen’s remains under investigation

A newspaper is reporting that a mountaineer is under federal investigation after an expedition to the Himalayas to recover the remains of the crew of a B-25 bomber shot down in World War II By The Associated Press March 3, 2020, 7:57 PM 2 min read MARYSVILLE, Ohio — An Arizona mountaineer is under federal […]

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Your Monday Briefing

Good morning. We’re covering a murder investigation in South Korea surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, the aftermath of sectarian violence in New Delhi and the state of the U.S. presidential race. Last week, President Trump tried to calm public fears by likening the coronavirus to the flu. But that comparison may not be a happy one. […]

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