May 18, 2013 |
Months after the FBI began probing allegations against Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.), investigators are now looking at whether someone set out to smear him while he was running for reelection last year and then ascending to his new post as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, according to four people briefed on the inquiry. As part of a wider public-corruption investigation into the senator, the FBI has been examining whether Menendez patronized prostitutes in the Dominican Republic, according to people familiar with the inquiry.
May 18, 2013 |
DOVER, Del. - A man arrested in Delaware and linked to an alleged cigarette-smuggling ring that may have funneled money to terrorist groups was being held Friday on $12.5 million bail. State police arrested Adel Abuzahrieh, 47, of Staten Island, N.Y., after a traffic stop Wednesday on Route 1 near Milford. Troopers said they found 201 cases of cigarettes in the box truck he was driving and seized between $15,000 and $20,000 in cash. Abuzahrieh loaded a 2007 Mitsubishi box truck with cigarettes stored at a facility in Selbyville and began driving north on Route 1, said Sgt. Paul Shavack, a Delaware State Police spokesman.
May 17, 2013 |
MOSCOW - Russia's capture of a purported U.S. spy made the news for a second day here Wednesday, as the Foreign Ministry handed the U.S. ambassador a formal protest over the affair but otherwise appeared to want to let the matter rest. The sighting of the ambassador, Michael McFaul, fleeting as it was, provided an opportunity for Russian television to dwell at length on images of unkempt wigs, wads of euros (not dollars) and a compass that officials said they found in the accused spy's bag of subterfuge.
May 17, 2013 |
OH NO, HE DIDN'T. That's what Debbie Rowe , Michael Jackson 's ex-wife, is saying about allegations that the King of Pop molested dancer Wade Robson . Robson, who Jackson befriended, raised eyebrows yesterday when he said on NBC's "Today Show" yesterday that Jackson molested him from ages 7 to 14, an allegation he denied during Jackson's 2005 molestation trial. Rowe told TMZ, "I was angered that Wade Robson reversed his sworn testimony from court in 2005, and now claims to be a victim of sexual abuse.
May 15, 2013 |
LeSean McCoy is being sued by a woman who claims the Eagles running back sprayed her with a beverage on a party bus and then kicked her off the vehicle on the New Jersey Turnpike in December, according to court documents. She also claims she was struck during the episode, but no charges have been filed. The lawsuit was filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on May 10 by a woman using the name "Mary Roe. " According to the lawsuit, McCoy "invited 15 women to join him on a party bus that went from Philadelphia to a New York nightclub on Dec. 18, 2012.
May 12, 2013 |
Friday morning went terribly awry for two Camden schoolmates and friends, boys 11 and 12 years old. The 12-year-old was at his home in the Crestbury Apartments when, around 8 a.m., the 11-year-old, who does not live there, shot him in the face, said Jason Laughlin, spokesman for the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. The two boys, whose names were not released by authorities, both attend the H.B. Wilson Family School, according to school board President Kathryn Blackshear. Only one shot was fired, authorities said.
May 11, 2013 |
NEW YORK - A Merck & Co. sales representative is suing the drugmaker for at least $100 million, saying it does not give women equal opportunities for advancement and punishes employees for maternity leave. Kelli Smith, who has worked at Merck since 2004, says in the lawsuit that the company's sales plans create incentives to discriminate against women, that women are discouraged from advancing their careers and are told they have to choose between being mothers and taking bigger roles at the company, and that men get more opportunities to meet senior managers and develop important contacts.
May 10, 2013 |
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea delivered its most in-depth account yet of the case against a Korean American sentenced to 15 years' hard labor, accusing him late Thursday of smuggling in inflammatory literature and trying to establish a base for anti-Pyongyang activities at a border city hotel. Still, the long list of allegations included no statement from Kenneth Bae, other than claims that he confessed and didn't want an attorney present during his sentencing last week for what Pyongyang called hostile acts against the state.
May 9, 2013 |
A few times a week, Anthony DiPasquale said, he filled his car with recruits for the trip from Port Richmond to the doctor's office in Willow Grove. DiPasquale didn't know their medical histories, or sometimes even their names. But he gave each $200 and talking points - descriptions of their pain, the inability to bend over - and they walked out with the payoff, prescriptions for oxycodone pills he could sell on the street at 10 times their value. The doctor, Norman Werther, grew so busy that DiPasquale sometimes got there before the office opened to beat the rush.
May 7, 2013 |
KANSAS ATHLETIC officials are reviewing allegations that the former AAU basketball coach of Ben McLemore received cash payments aimed at steering the star freshman to a sports agent. AAU coach Darius Cobb told USA Today he received $10,000 in two payments from Rodney Blackstock , the founder and CEO of Hooplife Academy in Greensboro, N.C. Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger issued a statement Saturday saying that the university had received an inquiry about the relationship between the McLemore family and Blackstock.