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A 'Nationally Recognized Protocol,' an Autistic Teen's Death

Was it appropriate to use 'prone restraint' in this situation?

(Newser) - A private California school has had its certification suspended and an investigation is underway after an incident last month that left a special needs teen dead. The Sacramento Bee reports on what's said to have transpired Nov. 28 at Guiding Hands School in El Dorado Hills, when a 13-year-old... More »

Woman Dies on Cruise Ship Headed to Aruba

FBI, local authorities are investigating after incident involving 52-year-old

(Newser) - Not many details are out yet, but it's a big enough story that the FBI is now involved. ABC News reports that both local and federal authorities are investigating the Tuesday death of a 52-year-old woman on Princess Cruises' Royal Princess cruise ship. The vessel had departed its Florida... More »

Pentagon's Top Rep Probed Over Alleged Misuse of Staff

Dana White allegedly had staffers fetch her drycleaning, buy her pantyhose

(Newser) - The story of an allegedly inappropriate boss is garnering national headlines due to who she is: the Pentagon's top spokeswoman. CNN reports the Defense Department Office of Inspector General has been investigating Dana White, the assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs, for a number of weeks... More »

Wilbur Ross Allegedly Stole $120M. And Sweet'N Low

Commerce chief accused by 'Forbes' of being among the biggest American 'grifters'

(Newser) - The buzziest political story of the day comes courtesy of Dan Alexander at Forbes , who's out with some devastating allegations against Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Alexander interviewed 21 people who say that Ross, through his private equity firm WL Ross & Co., "siphoned or outright stole a few... More »

'New Information' Reopens Inquiry in Emmett Till's Murder

Following publication of a book in which Carolyn Donham says she lied when testifying against Till

(Newser) - The federal government has reopened its investigation into the slaying of Emmett Till, the black teen whose brutal killing in Mississippi shocked the world and helped inspire the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago. The Justice Department told Congress in a report in March it's reinvestigating Till'... More »

Kiwis to Matt Lauer: You Can Keep the Ranch ... for Now

New Zealand couldn't find enough evidence to bar Lauer from lease under 'good character' test

(Newser) - He may have lost his job and his reputation —but Matt Lauer gets to keep his Kiwi ranch, at least for the moment. The New York Times reports that the ex-Today show co-host, who's accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women, can retain the lease on the Hunter... More »

Father of Former Trump Adviser Dies Under 'Suspicious' Circumstances

Authorities said to be investigating possible institutional neglect in case of HR McMaster Sr.

(Newser) - The father of former National Security Adviser HR McMaster died April 13, and sources tell 6ABC the death has been labeled as suspicious. HR McMaster Sr., 84, died at Cathedral Village, a senior living facility in Philadelphia's Roxborough neighborhood where he'd been receiving care after having a stroke.... More »

Cops Bust 'Psycho Sect' That Pushed Strict Macrobiotic Diet

Italian police say one follower of Mario Pianesi dropped to just 77 pounds

(Newser) - He called doctors "assassins" and convinced sick followers to adhere to a strict macrobiotic diet, police in Italy say. But in reality, police say those who followed the teachings of 73-year-old Mario Pianesi and his 51-year-old wife were fleeced for money, manipulated into working for next to nothing for... More »

Days After Leaving FBI, More on Probe Into McCabe

Sources say DOJ is looking into possible Andrew McCabe stall on emails tied to Clinton

(Newser) - FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe left the FBI earlier this week, but it looks like he'll still be on the DOJ's radar for a while. Sources tell the Washington Post the agency's former No. 2 has been the subject of a months-long probe by DOJ Inspector General... More »

Addicts on Dr. Phil Say They Were Given Booze, Drugs

STAT/'Boston Globe' probe reveals 'callous and inexcusable exploitation,' per one critic

(Newser) - Dr. Phil McGraw prides himself for pulling people out of addiction, but a new report from STAT and the Boston Globe alleges he may have put some at-risk guests right back into it. Ex-guests on McGraw's syndicated talk show, including a former winner of TV's Survivor, say as... More »

A Bite on the Butt: Tales of Harassment at Ford Plants

Supervisors, union reps among those accused by female workers: 'NYT'

(Newser) - From Hollywood to Capitol Hill, and now to the auto industry. An in-depth investigation from the New York Times finds sexual misconduct is rampant at Ford's factories, specifically at the Chicago Assembly Plant and Chicago Stamping Plant, which employ some 5,700 workers, roughly a third of whom are... More »

Major US Massage Chain Hit With Sexual Assault Scandal

Nearly 200 complaints, suits filed against Massage Envy for assaults, mismanagement of complaints

(Newser) - What one would expect when frequenting a place called Massage Envy: a massage. What one absolutely wouldn't expect: to be sexually assaulted. Yet per an investigation by BuzzFeed , the nation's largest massage franchise chain, its employees, and individual spas have racked up more than 180 police reports, lawsuits,... More »

Criminal Probe in Russian Teen Model's Death

Authorities want to know how and why 14-year-old Vlada Dzyuba died

(Newser) - A teen model from Russia died during an assignment in China last week—and now there's a criminal probe by authorities in her home country as to why she died, and how a girl so young found herself in such a position in the first place. The inquiry into... More »

UK Minister Embroiled in Sex Toy Scandal

Mark Garnier admits he asked ex-assistant to buy vibrators, but it was just 'good-humored high jinks'

(Newser) - The Harvey Weinstein case may even be making waves across the pond, with a Tory trade minister facing investigation for allegedly sexually harassing his ex-assistant. Among Caroline Edmondson's accusations, which Mark Garnier doesn't deny: asking her to buy sex toys for him and calling her "sugar tits,... More »

Another Bombshell Report Drops on Harvey Weinstein

Women accuse him of rape in 'New Yorker' investigation

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein had lawyered up even before the New York Times dropped its bombshell report about him, because he knew that both the Times and the New Yorker were working on investigative pieces. Well, now the New Yorker has weighed in, and its report has allegations that are even more... More »

Sources: Equifax Execs Who Sold Shares Now Eyed by Feds

There's reportedly a criminal probe into insider trading suspicions

(Newser) - Right after Equifax discovered it had suffered a huge security breach , three senior executives dumped nearly $2 million in shares —and now the feds are looking to see if there was any criminality involved. Per Bloomberg , sources familiar with the investigation say the Justice Department will be seeking evidence... More »

Report: Russian News Agency Under FBI Investigation

Ex-WH correspondent for Sputnik reportedly turned over thousands of files to bureau

(Newser) - There are plenty of investigations happening on Russia, but a new one may have just been added to the pile. Yahoo News says it learned the FBI is poking around to get info on Sputnik, the news agency funded by the Russian government, with one of the FBI's lines... More »

Trump Jr. Gives Congress New Reason for Russia Meeting

He says he wanted to determine Clinton's 'fitness' for office

(Newser) - Donald Trump Jr. now says he took last June's meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer promising damaging information on Hillary Clinton because he felt it was important he determine Clinton's "fitness" for office. The New York Times received a copy of a statement Trump gave to the Senate... More »

Trump Jr. to Make First Capitol Appearance in Russia Probe

President's oldest son will appear before Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday

(Newser) - President Trump's oldest son is set for his first appearance on Capitol Hill on Thursday as part of a Senate probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and a meeting he had with Russians during the campaign. Donald Trump Jr. will be interviewed by staff on the Senate... More »

Report: Trump Is Asking About the Pardons Process

But Trump attorney says 'pardons are not being discussed'

(Newser) - As special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation continues to simmer, President Trump's legal team is allegedly brainstorming how to throw cold water on it, "people familiar with the effort" tell the Washington Post . Among the strategies reportedly on the table is an attempt to slow or stop... More »

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