FBI joins EPA in investigating Flint water crisis for criminal violations

FBI spokeswoman says agencys role is analyse the matter to determine if there have been any federal violations in lead contamination of drinking water The FBI is working with a multi-agency squad analyse the lead contamination of Flints drinking water, alongside Environmental Protection Agency examiners who can tackle criminal violations of federal environmental statute, officials…

‘I was molested by Dr Larry Nassar’: how the gymnastics sexual abuse scandal unfolded

Nassar was jailed for up to 175 years for abusing more than 150 women and girls but his crimes may never have come to illumination without an email to an Indiana newspaper ‘I was molested by Dr Larry Nassar’: how the gymnastics sexual abuse scandal unfolded Gymnastics ‘I was molested by Dr Larry Nassar’: how…

California cracking down as crime rings steal truckloads of nuts worth millions

Organizations are hacking into a corporation to steal their identity so they can drive off with loadings of almonds, walnuts or pistachios worth up to $500,000 each International crime rings targeting Californias booming agriculture industry are increasingly stealing truckloads of high-value nuts, prompting authorities and the firms falling victim to ramp up efforts to break…

Bikram yoga founder ordered to pay $924,500 in sexual harassment trial

Los Angeles jury orders Bikram Choudhury to pay an lawyer compensatory damages after detecting he had subjected her to harassment and retaliation The founder of a popular hot yoga method was ordered to pay more than $900,000 to a lawyer who said she was fired for investigating allegations of sexual harassment against the guru. A…

JonBenet Ramsey: the brutal child slaying that still haunts America

Twenty years on, as three new Tv documentaries rake over the unsolved killing of the six-year-old, we consider why such cases exert such fascination and why her mothers, like those of Madeleine McCann, far away from eliciting pity, determined themselves under suspicion Twenty years on, the unsolved killing of this six-year-old beauty queen is being…

Ex-sheriff’s deputy get max sentence in fatal shooting of unarmed black man

Robert Bates, who said he mistook his handgun for his stun firearm, shot Eric Harris last year during an illegal gun sales sting and will expend four years in prison A former Oklahoma volunteer sheriffs deputy who said he mistook his handgun for his stun firearm where reference is fatally shot an unarmed suspect last…