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CAIRO  | Amnesty urges ‘war crimes’ probe on UAE-run prisons in Yemen

CAIRO  —An international rights group on Thursday called for an investigation into alleged disappearances, torture and possible deaths in detention facilities run by the United Arab Emirates and its allied militias in southern Yemen as potential war crimes. Amnesty International’s call comes months after The Associated Press reported that the UAE and allied militias were … Continue reading CAIRO  | Amnesty urges ‘war crimes’ probe on UAE-run prisons in Yemen

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Family of Ohio State doctor says it’s cooperating in probe

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The family of a former Ohio State University team doctor accused by athletes of sexual misconduct says it is “shocked and saddened” by the allegations and is cooperating with the school’s independent investigation. The Columbus Dispatch in a story published online Saturday said the statement was emailed by Scott Strauss, the son … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | Family of Ohio State doctor says it’s cooperating in probe

AMESBURY, England  | UK anti-terror police join ‘unknown substance’ probe

AMESBURY, England  — British counterterrorism police were investigating Wednesday after two people were left in critical condition, exposed to an unknown substance a few miles from where a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent. The Wiltshire Police force declared a “major incident” after a man and a woman in … Continue reading AMESBURY, England  | UK anti-terror police join ‘unknown substance’ probe

BEIJING  | LA Times suspends Beijing chief amid sexual misconduct probe

BEIJING  — The Los Angeles Times suspended the head of its Beijing bureau Wednesday after he was accused of sexual misconduct for a second time. The newspaper said it has launched an investigation into allegations against Jonathan Kaiman made by a former Wall Street Journal editor. In January, another woman accused Kaiman, who was hired … Continue reading BEIJING  | LA Times suspends Beijing chief amid sexual misconduct probe

The Latest: Probe may be moving closer to a Trump interview

WASHINGTON  /January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation (all times local): 11:50 p.m. The special counsel’s investigators may be moving closer to a face-to-face interview with President Donald Trump. The Justice Department says the investigators questioned Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week, making him the highest administration figure … Continue reading The Latest: Probe may be moving closer to a Trump interview

Foes wary as Trump hands election probe to Homeland Security

TOPEKA, Kan./January 4, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Voting rights advocates and some state election officials cheered President Donald Trump’s announcement that he was disbanding his election fraud commission, but their celebration could be short-lived. Trump spiked the commission late Wednesday amid infighting and refusals by numerous states to cooperate, but at the same time transferred its mission … Continue reading Foes wary as Trump hands election probe to Homeland Security

Bundy mistrial draws Sessions probe, calls for broad review

LAS VEGAS /December 22, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — A mistrial in the federal prosecution of a family of ranchers who led an armed standoff against government agents prompted Attorney General Jeff Sessions to launch an investigation into the case and renewed calls for a broad review of U.S. attorneys in Las Vegas. “You can bet that, … Continue reading Bundy mistrial draws Sessions probe, calls for broad review

Trump says he isn’t considering Robert Mueller over emails

WASHINGTON / December 18, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — President Donald Trump says he is not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller, but that didn’t stop him from adding to the growing conservative criticism of Mueller’s acquisition of thousands of emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his administration. The disclosure came in … Continue reading Trump says he isn’t considering Robert Mueller over emails

Trump: I’m not considering firing special counsel Mueller

WASHINGTON /December 17, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he is not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller even as his administration was again forced to grapple with the growing Russia probe that has shadowed the White House for much of his initial year in office. Trump returned to the White House … Continue reading Trump: I’m not considering firing special counsel Mueller

Israel to probe fatal shooting of Palestinian paraplegic

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip /December 17, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  The Israeli military said Sunday it has opened an investigation into the fatal shooting of a paraplegic Palestinian man who was shot in the head during a violent demonstration in the Gaza Strip last week. Ibrahim Abu Thraya, 29, was shot while demonstrating along Gaza’s border … Continue reading Israel to probe fatal shooting of Palestinian paraplegic

Trump’s likely tax victory overshadowed by probe

WASHINGTON /December 17, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Poised to bask in the triumph of his first major legislative victory, President Donald Trump’s team on Sunday was again forced to grapple with the growing Russia probe that has shadowed the White House for much of the president’s initial year in office. Republicans in Congress planned to muscle … Continue reading Trump’s likely tax victory overshadowed by probe

Senator: Comey’s remarks on Clinton probe heavily edited

WASHINGTON / December 14, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — A draft statement former FBI Director James Comey prepared in anticipation of concluding the Hillary Clinton email case without criminal charges was heavily edited to change the “tone and substance” of the remarks, a Republican senator said Thursday. Some of the edits proposed to the May 2016 draft, … Continue reading Senator: Comey’s remarks on Clinton probe heavily edited

Yemen to probe alleged interrogation abuses by UAE, US

SANAA, Yemen/June 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Yemen’s internationally-recognized government on Saturday ordered the creation of a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations, following reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in Yemen. A copy of the order issued by Prime Minister … Continue reading Yemen to probe alleged interrogation abuses by UAE, US

Crash report: Confused by spin, Mars probe failed to brake

BERLIN (AP)(STL.News) — An independent report has concluded that Europe’s Schiaparelli probe crash-landed on Mars last year because its systems couldn’t cope with a brief, wild rotation during its descent. The report commissioned by the European Space Agency says the sudden spin — lasting only one second — overloaded the probe’s sensors, making it think … Continue reading Crash report: Confused by spin, Mars probe failed to brake

Former FBI Director Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe

WASHINGTON/May 17, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was given sweeping power Wednesday to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, with a broad mandate that could encompass any questionable actions of President Donald Trump’s associates and possibly even the circumstances of last week’s abrupt firing of James Comey. The Justice Department’s … Continue reading Former FBI Director Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe

Senate hearing to focus on Russian disinformation tactics

WASHINGTON/March 30, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Some tactics Russia used to meddle in last year’s presidential election would give shivers to anyone who believes in American democracy, the Senate intelligence committee’s top Democrat says. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia spoke ahead of a committee session Thursday that will address how the Kremlin allegedly uses technology to … Continue reading Senate hearing to focus on Russian disinformation tactics

Dems call for Sessions to recuse himself from Russia probe

WASHINGTON/February 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Senate Democrats on Wednesday called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from any executive branch investigation into possible ties between the Trump administration and Russia. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sessions should not be involved because of potential conflicts of interest and because of Justice Department regulations … Continue reading Dems call for Sessions to recuse himself from Russia probe