Criminal investigations

House Dems press FBI on Russia, possible link to Trump camp

By ERICA WERNER House Democrats still seething over FBI Director James Comey’s handling of the election-year inquiry of Hillary Clinton confronted the law enforcement officer over his refusal to say whether the FBI is investigating possible links between President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia. The contentious, closed-door session Friday reflected the frustration of Democrats who …

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Investigators: ‘Inside job’ suspected in Kardashian robbery

By LORI HINNANT and SYLVIE CORBET Investigators focused Tuesday on the possibility that the October robbery of more than $10 million worth of jewelry from Kim Kardashian West was an inside job following the arrests of a chauffeur and his brother. Three Paris officials, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing investigation, confirmed …

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Germany launches Europe-wide manhunt for Tunisian suspect

By GEIR MOULSON German authorities have launched a Europe-wide manhunt for a Tunisian man with ties to Islamic extremists who has been identified as a suspect in the Berlin Christmas market attack, lawmakers said Wednesday. The man is being sought in Germany and across Europe’s border-free travel zone, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said after …

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Prosecutor clears officer in man’s death, says man was armed

By JEFFREY COLLINS and TOM FOREMAN Jr. A prosecutor on Wednesday cleared a Charlotte police officer in the killing of a black man whose death touched off civil unrest, and he presented detailed evidence to rebut assertions that the slain man was unarmed. Officer Brentley Vinson was justified in opening fire on Keith Scott and …

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