Indian artwork goes to Homeland Security as part of global investigation


Indian rattle. Of course no museum wants to get a visit from the U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Particularly when they inform you that a 2,200-year-old terracotta Indian rattle that has been part of the museum’s extensive collection of South Asian art since 2003 was most likely looted from an archeological site in India. Museum director Stephan Jost was disappointed when ICE HSI agents contacted the museum on Aug. 22 about the ancient four-inch-long Read more [...]

Christine Lagarde under investigation in French fraud case; German consumer confidence falls – business live


The head of the International Monetary Fund has been placed under formal investigation over the Bernard Tapie case, but insists she will not resign.Earlier: German consumer confidence hit by geopolitical risksFrench industrial morale down tooItaly to revise growth forecasts downGerman bond yields dragged to new record lows Continue reading... Business | The Guardian Read more [...]

Netflix’s Disputes With Verizon, Comcast Under Investigation


Updated 3:03 p.m. The Federal Communications Commission is investigating ongoing traffic disputes between Netflix and a variety of Internet Service Providers, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said Friday. Wheeler said in a statement that he obtained the terms of the deals that Netflix signed with Verizon and Comcast to boost its streaming speeds on their networks. The FCC is in the process of obtaining information about Netflix’s similar deals with other ISPs. “The bottom line is that consumers need Read more [...]

Pressure grows in investigation of Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital


 U.S. Veterans Affairs officials were under mounting pressure Friday to find an interim head for the troubled VA medical center in Phoenix, a day after three hospital executives were placed on administrative leave amid a wide-reaching scandal brought on by whistle-blowers accusing the hospital of keeping a secret waiting list to hide delays in treatment. Nation - latimes.com Read more [...]

ICC opens CAR ‘war crimes’ preliminary investigation


The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says she has opened a preliminary investigation into possible war crimes in the Central African Republic (CAR). Fatou Bensouda said she had received reports of "extreme brutality by various groups". Tens of thousands of Muslims have already fled to Cameroon and Chad. CAR,... WN.com - Photown News Read more [...]

Two officers at nuclear missile site targeted in drug investigation


Two Air Force officers who oversee nuclear missiles at a Montana base are suspected of illegal drug possession, another blow to a service suffering morale problems. WASHINGTON — Two Air Force officers overseeing nuclear-armed missiles at a Montana air base are being investigated for involvement in illegal drugs, the latest in a string of misconduct cases involving officers who look after the nation's atomic weapons. Nation - latimes.com Read more [...]

Target Steps Up Breach Investigation with Justice


(NEW YORK) — Target Corp. said the Department of Justice is investigating the security breach at the retailer that’s being called the second largest such incident in U.S. history. The DOJ declined to comment on whether it’s investigating Target, the nation’s second largest discounter. Target also said that it’s teaming up with the U.S. Secret Service in its own investigation. Target said the Secret Service has asked the company not to share many of the details of the probe. Additionally, Read more [...]