Investigation

CHICAGO | Cubs’ Russell placed on leave after domestic violence claims

CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell was placed on administrative leave Friday following fresh allegations of domestic violence by his ex-wife. Last year, Melisa Reidy posted a photo on her Instagram account with a caption suggesting her husband of about 18 months had been unfaithful to her. In another post, a user — described … Continue reading CHICAGO | Cubs’ Russell placed on leave after domestic violence claims

BERLIN  | German police question suspect in girl’s 2001 disappearance

BERLIN  — German authorities say they may have made a breakthrough in their investigation of the mysterious 2001 disappearance of a 9-year-old girl. Bavarian officials said Friday that a 41-year-old man has told them he buried the remains of Peggy Knobloch, who disappeared on the way home from school and whose remains were found in … Continue reading BERLIN  | German police question suspect in girl’s 2001 disappearance

WASHINGTON | Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen boasts of aiding Mueller investigation

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer says he is providing “critical information” as part of special counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty to campaign finance and other charges last month, said Thursday he … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen boasts of aiding Mueller investigation

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Danish bank CEO quits amid money laundering scandal

COPENHAGEN, Denmark— The chief executive of Denmark’s largest bank resigned Wednesday after an internal report into allegations of massive money laundering via an Estonian subsidiary showed that “the vast majority” of transactions were deemed to be “suspicious.” Danske Bank commissioned the probe last year following reports that dirty money was flowing through the Baltic subsidiary … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Danish bank CEO quits amid money laundering scandal

WASHINGTON | Mueller clears way for Michael Flynn sentencing

WASHINGTON  — Special counsel Robert Mueller is ready for a judge to sentence former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to a court document filed Monday. The move would bring Flynn’s involvement in the Russia investigation to a close nearly a year after he pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with Mueller’s team. It also … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mueller clears way for Michael Flynn sentencing

BRUSSELS | Belgian police shoot, wound knife-wielding assailant

BRUSSELS  — Belgian police shot and wounded a man who attacked one of the officers with a knife on Monday in a northern neighborhood of the capital city, Brussels. “The man attacked one of our colleagues with a knife,” slightly wounding the officer on the head, said Brussels police spokeswoman Ilse Van De Keere. Van … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Belgian police shoot, wound knife-wielding assailant

WASHINGTON | GOP plans release of House interviews in Russia probe

WASHINGTON — The House intelligence committee chairman says he plans to release the transcripts of dozens of private interviews conducted during its investigation into Russian election-meddling and would push the director of national intelligence to declassify others. “I think full transparency is in order here, so I expect to make those (transcripts) available from our … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP plans release of House interviews in Russia probe