Tag: Criminal investigations

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International

Arafat’s mysterious death becomes a whodunit

In this May 31, 2002 file photo, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat pauses during the weekly Muslim Friday prayers in his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File) by John HeilprinAssociated Press Writer RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Yasser Arafat’s mysterious 2004 death turned into a whodunit Thursday after Swiss scientists who examined his remains said the Palestinian leader was probably poisoned with radioactive polonium.

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Generation Y

UConn facing federal Title IX lawsuit

Attorney Gloria Allred, second from right, speaks to the media on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 outside of U.S. District Court in Hartford, Conn. Allred filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the four women with her, from left, Kylie Angell, Rosemary Richi, Erica Daniels and Carolyn Luby, who claim the University of Connecticut violated their civil rights in response to sexual assault allegations the women made while students at the school (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb) by Pat Eaton-RobbAssociated Press Writer HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Four women who say they were sexually assaulted while students at the University of Connecticut added a federal lawsuit Friday to an earlier civil rights complaint filed against the school. The women are among seven students and recent graduates who last month asked the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights to conduct a federal Title IX investigation of UConn. In both complaints, the women allege the school failed to protect them and responded to their sexual assault complaints with deliberate indifference or worse.

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People

Chris Brown has Mike Tyson worried

This July 15, 2009 file photo shows Mike Tyson arrives to the ESPY Awards. Photo by Jack Hannah/CNN/File) by Breeanna Hare (CNN)–As Chris Brown checks into rehab to “gain insight” into his behavior, another celebrity who’s pushed past a bad reputation is rooting for him.

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National

2 convicted killers taken into custody in Fla.

Lillie Danzy, front left, mother of escaped inmate Charles Walker,pictured in lower right, with her husband Jeff Danzy, to her left, and attorney Rhonda Henderson, right, listen as she makes a plea for her son to turn himself in to authorities during a news conference at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Orlando, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/John Raoux) by Brendan Farrington and Mike SchneiderAssociated Press Writers PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — With two convicted killers back in police custody, authorities have shifted attention to finding out who made the phony court documents that led to the mistaken inmate releases that rocked Florida’s judicial system. Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker, both 34, were captured Saturday night without incident at the Coconut Grove Motor Inn in Panama City Beach, a touristy area of putt-putt courses and go-kart tracks. Hours earlier, their families had held a news conference in Orlando — 300 miles away — urging them to surrender. “While the manhunt is over, there is still a lot that we do not know. I can tell you, there will be more arrests,” Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Baily told a news conference Sunday. Bailey said authorities will be interviewing the two prisoners all day. “We will be backtracking to those who helped carry out this fraud and along the way we will be looking closely at anyone who may have helped harbor these fugitives.”

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National

LAPD officer charged in arrest that turned fatal

In this Aug. 31, 2012 file photo, a person holds a snapshot of Alesia Thomas during a news conference in Los Angeles. At least five police officers are under investigation after Thomas died during a violent arrest in which an officer kicked her genitals, police officials said. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File) by Tami Abdollah Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles police officer was charged with assault Thursday for allegedly kicking a woman seven times in the groin, abdomen and upper thigh during an arrest in which the woman ultimately died, her attorney said.