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french presidential hopeful fillon wants quick investigation


paris — french presidential hopeful francois fillon's team says he wants the investigation to a nce as quickly as possible in a probe centered on whether his wife actually worked while being paid as his parliamentary aide.fillon's paign director, patrick stefanini, told reporters tuesday that the candidate does not want the investigation to "interfere with the democratic process."fillon and his wife, penelope, were questioned monday in a preliminary embezzlement and misappropriation of public funds probe.the investigation followed a report by le canard enchaine newspaper that fillon's wife was paid about 500,000 euros ($537,000) for work she did not perform.fillon, the nominee of the conservative republican party, said in a statement he and his wife "were able to provide elements useful fo






what could a voter fraud investigation uncover? - videos


january 28, 2017, 7:55 am|president trump said he will launch an investigation into what he calls widespread voter fraud in the 2016 election. he maintains votes were cast illegally, despite having no evidence or reports of voter fraud from election officials in any of the 50 states. richard briffault, professor of election law at columbia university, joins "cbs this morning: urday" to discuss where an investigation may lead.






brazil’s supreme court justice edson fachin to handle car wash cases


são paulo—brazil’s supreme court picked a new judge to guide cases related to the country’s sprawling car wash anti-corruption probe through the high court as prosecutors leading the investigation say they’re likely to double the number of people under investigation.the new judge, edson fachin, will play an important role in the progress of the cases after the high court accepted earlier this week a mammoth plea deal with 77 former and current employees of brazilian builder odebrecht sa, a company prosecutors have...






10 s , injured in tennessee at national guard armory


brownsville, tenn. — authorities say 10 people in western tennessee were injured in a shooting at a party at a national guard armory.tennessee bureau of investigation spokeswoman susan niland says the shooting in brownsville occurred before midnight friday when a fight broke out at the armory. authorities believe the facility had been rented out for a party.niland says the victims ranging from juveniles to young adults were transported to jackson general hospital. two are expected to be transported to the med in memphis with non-life threatening injuries.niland says seven others were treated for injuries and have been released, or are in the process of being released. the scene at the armory has been cleared.the tennessee bureau of investigation and the brownsville police department are st






house dems want probe of intelligence chief's ties to russia


washington — top house democrats are calling for an investigation of president donald trump's national security adviser over his ties to a russian propaganda outlet.they want the pentagon to investigate whether michael flynn violated the constitution by accepting payments from a government-controlled tv station in russia. flynn is a retired army lieutenant general and intelligence officer.flynn traveled in 2015 to moscow, where he joined russian president vladimir putin and other russian officials in a celebration of the rt network.flynn later explained that he had been paid for taking part in the event, but brushed aside concerns that he was aiding a russian propaganda effort.the top democrats from six house committees sent a letter to the pentagon wednesday seeking the investigation.the






10 injured in tennessee national guard armory shooting


brownsville, tenn. -- authorities say 10 people in western tennessee were injured in a shooting at a party at a national guard armory.tennessee bureau of investigation spokeswoman susan niland says the shooting in brownsville occurred before midnight friday when a fight broke out at the armory. initial reports indicate that the armory was being used for a high school party, cbs affiliate wreg reports.niland says the victims, including two juveniles and eight adults, were transported to jackson general hospital. two are expected to be transported to the med in memphis with non-life threatening injuries.niland says seven others were treated for injuries and have been released, or are in the process of being released. the scene at the armory has been cleared.the tennessee bureau of investigat






european commission accuses valve of geog hic price-fixing


why it matters to you disparate regional pricing is a lingering issue for steam and the european commission's investigation may lead to more consistent prices for consumers in the future.the european commission launched an investigation targeting valve’s steam platform, claiming that multiple gaming publishers worked together to curb cross-border competition with regard to pricing.as part of its investigation, the european commission intends to promote a digital single market strategy that will ensure competitive pricing for digital content across several european nations.more: nvidia now stops you from selling games tied with its hardware bundlesthe european commission claims that valve promoted price-fixing geo-blocking practices in collusion with publishers bandai namco, capcom, focus






mlb fines cardinals $2 million, strips them of draft picks in ing scandal


the st. louis cardinals were fined $2 million and stripped of their two top draft picks monday, the long-awaited punishment by major league baseball after their former scouting director repeatedly ed into the proprietary databases of the houston astros.chris correa was sentenced last year to 46 months in federal prison. as part of monday’s ruling, commissioner rob manfred permanently banned correa from working in mlb.the cardinals must pay the fine to the astros, not to the league.manfred said mlb investigators had found no evidence that any other cardinals employees were responsible for the ing, which lasted for two years and provided correa access into the astros’ trade talks, draft evaluations and analytical research projects. however, manfred said he held the cardinals “vicariously lia






police superintendent asks ig to look into incident involving fiancee's son


chicago police superintendent eddie johnson has asked the city's watchdog to look into whether johnson's fiancee, a police supervisor, inappropriately intervened for her son on a traffic offense, a police spokesman said monday evening.police spokesman anthony guglielmi confirmed that johnson asked the office of inspector general joseph ferguson to look into the whether a traffic case involving lt. nakia fenner's son was handled appropriately.guglielmi could not provide specific information about the incident, including whether fenner's son ended up getting ticketed or charged with any crime."superintendent johnson is committed to the highest levels of integrity and professional standards for every member of the chicago police department," guglielmi said in a statement. "he has asked (the p






french presidential hopeful fillon wants quick investigation


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woman, found dead at highlands ranch home; authorities say there’s no community


a 39-year-old woman and a juvenile were found dead monday morning at a home in highlands ranch.the douglas county sheriff’s office says their bodies were discovered about 7:30 a.m. on crestmore way.authorities say the crime scene was immediately secured by deputies and an investigation was launched.“we’re very early on in this investigation,” said chief deputy steve johnson. “we still have a lot of interviews to do. we have a lot of things to put together.”investigators have identified the woman as cristi benavides, who they say was living at the home temporarily. the ’s name and age have not been released.the douglas county school district, however, sent a letter home to parents on monday night informing them of the death of emma benavides, a fifth-grader at northridge elementary school.“






washington university dean of students facing charge


st. louis (ap) — a dean of students at washington university in st. louis has been indicted on federal child og hy charge, the u.s. attorney’s office in st. louis said monday.justin carroll, 67, of university city, is charged with access with intent to view child og hy. bond was set at $100,000. carroll could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted. his attorney, paul d’agrosa, did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.in addition to serving as dean of students, carroll was interim athletic director at washington university before announcing earlier this month that he was retiring for personal reasons, ending a 36-year career at the university.an indictment said carroll, using an alias “moperv,” was caught with videos featuring prepubescent boys. the indictment was filed






epipen maker mylan faces anti-trust investigation following m ive price increase


the maker of the epipen, used for the emergency treatment of anaphylactic shock, is facing a federal anti-trust investigation after lawmakers were alerted to a m ive price increase last year.according to the washington post, mylan, the maker of the injectable drug, admitted that the federal trade commission requested information from them months ago “as part of a preliminary investigation.”mylan has been under scrutiny after raising the price of the epipen more than 500 percent in recent years, to over $600 per two-pack.adding fuel to the fire was the fact that mylan’s ceo, heather bresch, is the daughter of democratic west virginia sen. joe manchin. bresch helped engineer the bump in prices after taking over as head of the company.at issue now are accu ion that mylan may have tried to hal






shooting at tennessee armory leaves 10 wounded, three still hospitalized


a shooting left 10 people wounded in western tennessee at a party held at a national guard armory and three of the injured remained hospitalized on urday, a spokeswoman for the tennessee bureau of investigation said.no one has been arrested in connection with the friday night shooting in brownsville, between memphis and jackson, susan niland, the spokeswoman, said in an email.a fight erupted shortly before midnight on friday at the armory, which had been rented out for a party, and s s were fired, niland said.eight of the people wounded are adults and two are juveniles, niland said. most were treated and released, but three people were still receiving care on urday at hospitals in memphis and jackson, she added.of the three people still hospitalized, two had non-life threatening injuries,






illinois fails to support disability services, report finds


group homes mess shows what happens when politics trump peopleeditorial boardfinally, the state cracked down on a shoddy group home operator serving adults with disabilities. the illinois department of human services has yanked the license of disability services of illinois following a tribune investigation into health and safety violations — some resulting in deaths —...finally, the state cracked down on a shoddy group home operator serving adults with disabilities. the illinois department of human services has yanked the license of disability services of illinois following a tribune investigation into health and safety violations — some resulting in deaths —... (editorial board)






chicago cop who threw coffee at motorcyclist suspended


chicago police investigating cop caught on video throwing coffee at motorcyclistelyssa cherney and peter matuszakchicago police are conducting an internal investigation into an incident caught on video in which an officer throws a cup of coffee at a p ing motorcyclist after the biker shouted at the cop near a downtown intersection.police superintendent eddie johnson said monday that he cannot defend the...chicago police are conducting an internal investigation into an incident caught on video in which an officer throws a cup of coffee at a p ing motorcyclist after the biker shouted at the cop near a downtown intersection.police superintendent eddie johnson said monday that he cannot defend the... (elyssa cherney and peter matuszak)






officer charged with striking handcuffed suspect on video


danbury, conn. — authorities say a connecticut police officer has been charged with breach of peace because he kicked a handcuffed suspect in the head.police say david williams, a 15-year veteran of the danbury police department, turned himself in tuesday after a warrant was issued for his arrest.state police opened an investigation last year after a dash- video surfaced showing the july 29 encounter, which occurred during the arrest of a man charged with aulting another officer.elliot spector, williams' attorney, said he views the misdemeanor charge as appropriate given the circumstances."what was taken into consideration is that the police officer, who was badly beaten, was a close friend of dave's," he said. "he made a one-second bad decision and fortunately didn't hurt the individual.






texas teacher suspended over anti-trump stunt


a dallas teacher is in water after a controversial stunt she pulled inside a cl room went viral — a week after donald trump was officially sworn-in as president.payal modi, an art teacher at adamson high school, was caught on era shooting a squirt gun as a video of president trump at his inauguration ceremony projected onto a whiteboard. the 8-second video shows the teacher repeatedly pointing the water gun at the president and then yelling, “die.”tens of thousands of people have seen the video since it was posted online wednesday, prompting an investigation from officials at the dallas independent school district. while the school looks into the matter, officials say modi will be placed on administrative leave.“today, we were made aware of a social media posting being circulated involving






embattled egyptian ngos face barrage of electronic espionage


paris — egyptian human rights organizations have been under intense pressure at home, targeted with arrests, et freezes, travel bans and a grinding, yearslong government investigation.but the groups are also under pressure online, targeted by volley after volley of malicious emails, according to a report published thursday by a prominent internet watchdog.more than half a dozen groups have been targeted, including the prominent cairo institute for human rights studies, and the egyptian initiative for personal rights, a group founded by investigative reporter and rights advocate hossam bahgat, according to citizen lab, an interdisciplinary research group based at the university of toronto's munk school of global affairs.also targeted was the egyptian commission for rights and freedoms, the






elijah cummings blasts gop inaction on russia after reps. chaffetz and lynch eru


on thursday, a house oversight committee hearing regarding russian attempts to interfere with the 2016 u.s. presidential election erupted in a shouting match between committee chairman rep. jason chaffetz (r-ut) and rep. stephen lynch (d-ma).according to thehill.com, the committee was debating whether they should pursue a public investigation into last year’s cyber attacks on u.s. political organizations including the servers of the democratic congressional paign committee (dccc).thus far, investigation of the interference has been restricted to a single committee, the intelligence committee, which includes members of the house and senate, but whose proceedings are confidential. “it’s clear that politics have prevented this committee from being willing or able to do the necessary objective






europe opens antitrust geo-blocking probe into valve, others


european antitrust regulators have opened an investigation into the steam games distribution platform operator, valve, and five pc games publishers to determine whether geo-blocking agreements between them amount to a breach of the region’s competition rules.the commission is concerned agreements around how consumers can purchase digital content are reducing cross-border trade by preventing games players from buying cheaper games elsewhere in europe. the five games publishers named in the probe are: bandai namco, capcom, focus home, koch media and zenimax.the investigation will focus on whether activation keys used to confirm a copy o ame is not pirated are (or have been) used for the purposes of geo-blocking — thereby limiting consumers’ access to a purchased game, based on where in the r






organised cybercrime gang members arrested after atm attacks


europol praised international cooperation for having a big role in taking down the cybercriminals. image: istock five members of an international organised cybercrime group have been arrested and three of them convicted so far as a result of a investigation by law enforcement agencies from europe and asia.the group used a variety of different cyberattacks to infect atms and force them to dispense money.tactics included the use of spear-phishing emails containing attachments containing malware to disrupt systems, penetration of the banks' internal networks and compromising and controlling the network of atms, all while using software to delete almost all traces of the criminal activity.members of the organised crime gang were recruited online, with most members being citizens of more than o






shakopee care facility blamed after resident drinks detergent, dies


a mentally diminished resident in a shakopee isted-living facility grabbed unattended dishwasher detergent and drank a lethal amount, according to a state investigation that pinned blame for the death on the operators.augustana emerald crest “is responsible for neglect by leaving corrosive chemical detergent unattended and within the reach of a client with impaired decisionmaking ability,” the state health department determined, according to details of its investigation released this week.specifically, the health department continued, “the facility failed to ensure all personnel were trained on the safety procedures for chemical use and storage.”messages were left with two administrators at augustana emerald crest seeking the nonprofit’s response to the investigation’s determination. the f






former vice media editor allegedly tried to recruit staffers for a transnational


a former vice media editor allegedly used the vice canada office as a recruiting center for a transnational cocaine smuggling venture, the national post reports. the editor reportedly sought out young journalists and artists for the drug ring, current and former vice employees alleged in a conver ion with the national post.yaroslav pastukhov, who was the editor of vice canada and went by slava pastuk at the time, reportedly offered each of them $10,000 so that they would carry and deliver suitcases lined with drugs from las vegas to australia. according to the report, they all declined to accept the offer.pastukhov parted ways with vice media in feb. 2016 after several employees reported concerning behavior to mana ent; however, his reason for parting ways with vice was never disclosed to






uk committee to investigate israeli emb y scandal | israel news


a committee of uk parliamentarians plans to investigate a scandal surrounding an israeli diplomat who was caught promising to "take down" britain's foreign office minister in an al jazeera investigation. the parliament's foreign affairs select committee intends to examine evidence that the israeli emb y in london, through senior political officer shai masot, attempted to interfere in british politics in order to shape the country's policy towards israel-palestine. "the government may have formally closed the issue of shai masot, but we intend to look into the way foreign states seek to influence uk policy," said committee chairman and conservative mp crispin blunt, as reported by local media. the lobby, al jazeera's six-month investigation, exposed masot's plans to manufacture a scandal an






homeland security watchdog to investigate rollout of trump's travel ban


the department of homeland security's internal watchdog has begun investigating last week's controversial rollout of president trump's refugee and immigration restrictions. the investigation e in response to letters from democratic lawmakers and line complaints, according to the inspector general's office. in a news release late wednesday, the office said it will look into the order and how the department adhered to court orders as well as allegations of misconduct. trump’s travel and refugee ban, rolled out as soon as he signed the order friday, sparked chaos and protests at the nation’s airports over the weekend as border agents detained hundreds of people. the order temporarily halted all refugees and barred entry into the u.s. for people from seven majority-muslim countries: iraq,






new york attorney general's lawsuit lays out years of time-warner "fraud" agains


the new york ag's lawsuit against time warner cable (now a division of charter) lays out a damning set of accu ions of fradulent conduct, including "f sky-high prices, chronic service outages, bait-and-switch plan offerings, lower-than-advertised internet speeds and other indignities." the ag says that time warner was able to get away with it in part because there wasn't enough competition in the cable market, so customers often had no choice but to send time warner their money, even though they knew they were being ripped off. a 16-month-long investigation conducted by schneiderman's office found that time warner cable executives allegedly knew that the hardware devices the company leased to its customers, including "deficient" modems and wireless routers, were incapable of delivering






tunisian is suspect arrested over attack plot in germany


berlin — a tunisian man suspected of being a recruiter for the islamic state group and building a network of supporters to carry out an attack in germany was arrested wednesday in frankfurt as authorities raided dozens of locations. authorities said that tunisian officials also suspect the man of involvement in a deadly attack on a museum in his homeland in 2015.frankfurt prosecutors said their investigation focused on 16 people aged between 16 and 46. the main suspect, a 36-year-old tunisian whom authorities didn't identify, was arrested on suspicion of supporting a foreign terrorist organization.investigators believe that he had been a recruiter and smuggler for the is group since august 2015. they suspect that he had built up a network of supporters with the aim, among other things, of






ual har ment at uc berkeley: panel recommends big changes


berkeley — after a series of embarr ing ual har ment scandals at uc berkeley, a pus committee is recommending major changes to how cal investigates and disciplines faculty members accused of misconduct, from giving victims a greater say in the outcome to eliminating a “three-year rule” that set a time limit on sanctions against professors.the committee’s report, posted online tuesday, echoed common complaints about the lengthy and secretive process of disciplining faculty members for ual misconduct violations — a process widely criticized by students as being stacked in the favor of powerful professors. faculty accused of ual ault or har ment should undergo a single investigation, like everyone else on pus, the committee concluded, and victims should be included in the informal process kno






shakopee care facility blamed after resident drinks detergent, dies


a mentally diminished resident in a shakopee isted-living facility grabbed unattended dishwasher detergent and drank a lethal amount, according to a state investigation that pinned blame for the death on the operators.augustana emerald crest "is responsible for neglect by leaving corrosive chemical detergent unattended and within the reach of a client with impaired decisionmaking ability," the state health department determined, according to details of its investigation released this week.specifically, the health department continued, "the facility failed to ensure all personnel were trained on the safety procedures for chemical use and storage."in a statement issued thursday, a spokesman for the facility's headquarters in minneapolis confirmed the details in the state investigation."this






shakopee care facility blamed after resident drinks detergent, dies


a mentally diminished resident in a shakopee isted-living facility grabbed unattended dishwasher detergent and drank a lethal amount, according to a state investigation that pinned blame for the death on the operators.augustana emerald crest “is responsible for neglect by leaving corrosive chemical detergent unattended and within the reach of a client with impaired decisionmaking ability,” the state health department determined, according to details of its investigation released this week.specifically, the health department continued, “the facility failed to ensure all personnel were trained on the safety procedures for chemical use and storage.”in a statement issued thursday, a spokesman for the facility’s headquarters in minneapolis confirmed the details in the state investigation.“this






top french presidential candidate françois fillon battered by growing scandal


paris—the paign of françois fillon, once the clear front-runner to become france’s next president, is in crisis.on wednesday, the conservative candidate huddled with his party’s top br , seeking to steady a paign buffeted by a deepening criminal investigation into whether his wife collected a state salary without performing any...






38 studios final defendant agrees to $16 million settlement


providence, r.i. (ap) — rhode island is settling with the final defendant in its lawsuit over the failure of 38 studios, the video game company started by former boston red sox pitcher curt schilling.the state commerce corporation said wednesday it has agreed to a $16 million settlement with dallas-based hilltop securities inc., formerly known as the first southwest co.the settlement was filed wednesday morning in rhode island superior court and is contingent on court approval.schilling’s video game company moved from m achusetts to rhode island in 2010 in exchange for a $75 million loan guarantee, then went bankrupt less than two years later. first southwest was the state’s financial adviser on the deal.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.hilltop securities said wedn






baby chimp rescued from ivory coast traffickers' ring


a secret network of wildlife traffickers selling baby chimpanzees has been exposed by a year-long news investigation. the animals are seized from the wild and sold as pets.a raid on premises in abidjan, ivory coast's largest city, led to the rescue of a young chimp who is now in the care of the authorities.read the full story here.






uk committee to investigate israeli emb y scandal | israel news


a committee of uk parliamentarians plans to investigate a scandal surrounding an israeli diplomat who was caught promising to "take down" britain's foreign office minister in an al jazeera investigation. the parliament's foreign affairs select committee intends to examine evidence that the israeli emb y in london, through senior political officer shai masot, attempted to interfere in british politics in order to shape the country's policy towards israel-palestine. "the government may have formally closed the issue of shai masot, but we intend to look into the way foreign states seek to influence uk policy," said committee chairman and conservative mp crispin blunt, as reported by local media. exclusive: israel lobby infiltrates uk student movementthe lobby, al jazeera's six-month investiga






man found dead in hermosa fire


a 67-year-old man was found dead in a house fire about 11:40 p.m. friday in the 1700 block of north pulaski road in the hermosa neighborhood, police said. officials found the man in the attic apartment, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. no one else was injured. it appears it was an electrical fire, police said. the chicago fire department said the fire remained under investigation. check back for updates. 






abuse report: care center resident was posed as cocaine user in video


charges are being considered against workers at an isted-living center in hugo, where they allegedly recorded and shared "disparaging and humiliating" cellphone videos of a mentally diminished resident who was posed as if using cocaine and booze while rock played as a soundtrack.managers knew of the alleged incidents at hugo gracewood senior living, but the facility "failed to investigate," according to details of a state health department investigation released this week.city attorney david snyder said thursday that his office received a copy two weeks ago of the health department's findings into the alleged abuse, and "we are currently reviewing [it] for possible prosecution." snyder said no one has been arrested and a determination on charges was likely this month.snyder's office prosec






recall after battery found inside co-op easter bunny


image caption the battery was found inside a chocolate bunny at a co-op store in nottingham a criminal investigation has begun after a battery was found inside a chocolate easter bunny at a co-op store.the nottingham post reported a single-cell battery was found inside a hollow milk chocolate easter bunny in bestwood, nottingham, on urday.co-op has initiated a uk-wide recall following the alleged tampering incident.about 3,000 of the items have been sold nationwide at £1 each.the national crime agency and police are isting with the investigation, the supermarket said. tammy-louise dundon told the nottingham post: "my daughter bit the ears off and shouted 'what's this?' i was just like 'oh my god'. "how much damage do these batteries do? i've heard kids have died from eating them. they can






recall after battery found inside co-op easter bunny


image caption the battery was found inside a chocolate bunny at a co-op store in nottingham a criminal investigation has begun after a battery was found inside a chocolate easter bunny at a co-op store.the nottingham post reported a single-cell battery was found inside a hollow milk chocolate easter bunny in bestwood, nottingham, on urday.co-op has initiated a uk-wide recall following the alleged tampering incident.about 3,000 of the items have been sold nationwide at £1 each.the national crime agency and police are isting with the investigation, the supermarket said. tammy-louise dundon told the nottingham post: "my daughter bit the ears off and shouted 'what's this?' i was just like 'oh my god'. "how much damage do these batteries do? i've heard kids have died from eating them. they can






house dems want probe of intelligence chief’s ties to russia


washington (ap) — top house democrats called wednesday for an investigation of president donald trump’s national security adviser over his ties to a russian propaganda outlet.they want the pentagon to investigate whether michael flynn violated the constitution by accepting payments from a government-controlled tv station in russia. flynn is a retired army lieutenant general and intelligence officer.flynn traveled in 2015 to moscow, where he joined russian president vladimir putin and other russian officials in a celebration of the rt network.flynn later explained he had been paid for taking part in the event, but brushed aside concerns that he was aiding a russian propaganda effort.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the top democrats from six house committees sent a






abuse report: hugo care center staff posed resident in videos as cocaine user, d


criminal charges are being considered against workers of an isted-living facility in hugo, where they allegedly recorded and shared “disparaging and humiliating” cellphone videos of a mentally diminished resident who was posed as if using cocaine and booze while rock was used as a soundtrack.managers were aware of the alleged incidents at hugo gracewood senior living, but the facility “failed to investigate,” according to details of a state health department investigation released this week.city attorney david snyder said thursday that his office received a copy two weeks ago of the health department’s findings into the alleged abuse, and “we are currently reviewing [it] for possible prosecution.” snyder said no one has been arrested and a determination on charges was likely this month.sny






abuse report: hugo care center staff posed resident in videos as cocaine user, d


criminal charges are being considered against workers of an isted-living facility in hugo, where they allegedly recorded and shared "disparaging and humiliating" cellphone videos of a mentally diminished resident who was posed as if using cocaine and booze while rock was used as a soundtrack.managers were aware of the alleged incidents at hugo gracewood senior living, but the facility "failed to investigate," according to details of a state health department investigation released this week.city attorney david snyder said thursday that his office received a copy two weeks ago of the health department's findings into the alleged abuse, and "we are currently reviewing [it] for possible prosecution." snyder said no one has been arrested and a determination on charges was likely this month.sny






federal government agrees to pay davita $538 million over underpayment claims –


the federal government will pay denver-based kidney dialysis company davita more than a half billion dollars to settle a lawsuit claiming the u.s. department of veterans affairs underpaid the company for services, davita announced in a regulatory filing wednesday.davita alleged that the underpayments occurred between 2005 and 2011, according to wednesday’s filing at the u.s. securities and exchange commission. davita claimed that a contract it had with the va required higher payments.to settle the lawsuit, the government will pay a total of $538 million to davita, which will be subject to taxes, the company announced. no settlement agreement has yet been filed in the lawsuit, according to court records. the case had been scheduled to go to trial later this month.the settlement marks a win






malaysia searching for 5 after tour boat sinks; 3 detained


kuala lumpur, malaysia — malaysian authorities expanded the search for four chinese tourists and a crew member still missing at sea monday two days after their boat sank off borneo island. police detained the boat's owner and the surviving captain and crew member to ist the investigation.three chinese died but 22 people were rescued, most of them after huddling together in the rough waters, wearing life vests and forming human chains, finally being saved by fishermen after more than 10 hours adrift.malaysia's maritime enforcement agency said in a statement that the search area has been expanded by about four times to 1,500 square nautical miles of the south china sea off sabah state. it said brunei has also deployed a plane to search in its waters.government minister shahidan k im was repo






recall after battery found inside co-op easter bunny


image caption the battery was found inside a chocolate bunny at a co-op store in nottingham a criminal investigation has begun after a battery was found inside a chocolate easter bunny at a co-op store.the nottingham post reported reported a single-cell battery was found inside a hollow milk chocolate easter bunny in bestwood, nottingham, on urday.co-op has initiated a uk-wide recall following the alleged tampering incident.about 3,000 of the items have been sold nationwide at £1 each.the national crime agency and police are isting with the investigation, the supermarket said. tammy-louise dundon told the nottingham post: "my daughter bit the ears off and shouted 'what's this?' i was just like 'oh my god'. "how much damage do these batteries do? i've heard kids have died from eating them.






tunisian is suspect arrested over attack plot in germany


berlin (ap) — a tunisian man suspected of being a recruiter for the islamic state group and building a network of supporters to carry out an attack in germany was arrested wednesday as authorities raided dozens of locations.frankfurt prosecutors said that their investigation was directed against 16 people aged between 16 and 46. the main suspect, a 36-year-old tunisian whom authorities didn’t identify, was arrested in frankfurt on suspicion of supporting a foreign terrorist organization.investigators believe that he had been a recruiter and smuggler for the is group since august 2015. they suspect that he had built up a network of supporters with the aim, among other things, of carrying out an attack in germany. however, they say that plans for an attack were at an early stage and no speci






female officers in high demand at st. paul police department


allison rogers knew she wanted to be a police officer, but others had their concerns: did she consider teaching instead? had she seen the most recent news articles about officers who were killed in the line of duty?so rogers pursued a degree in corrections instead.“i had a lot of people telling me i wouldn’t want to be in the profession,” said rogers. “more out of fear than that it wasn’t a noble profession. i’m a pretty small … i’m 5-foot-1. with my boots, i’m 5-3.”in her second year at minnesota state university, mankato, she gained the confidence to switch tracks to law enforcement after speaking with an officer from her hometown of waseca, minn., where she served as a police reserve. on a recent urday morning, rogers, 23, was among 88 people who packed an informational meeting at the n