NASHVILLE, Tenn. - U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander said Wednesday he has placed his chief of staff on unpaid leave after learning the staffer's home was being searched as part of a child pornography investigation.
In a news release, Alexander said he had just been informed by the Senate legal counsel's office that law enforcement agents were conducting a search of Ryan Loskarn's home.
"I am stunned, surprised and disappointed by what I have learned," Alexander said in the news release.
Phone and email messages left for Loskarn were not immediately returned.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Federal officials said 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies saw themselves as being "above the law" when they engaged in crimes that included beating inmates and jail visitors, falsifying reports, and trying to obstruct an FBI probe of the nation's largest jail system.
The investigation into corruption and civil rights abuses led to the arrests Monday of 16 of the 18 defendants. At least two no longer work for the department.
LONDON - English football faced renewed concerns about match-fixing Monday after Blackburn striker D.J. Campbell was identified as one of six people arrested in the second police investigation into rigged games opened inside two weeks.
LONDON - Six people have been arrested after a second investigation into football match-fixing was launched following reports that a player agreed to rig a League Championship game in return for cash.
Britain's National Crime Agency confirmed on Sunday it was examining the allegations after receiving information from The Sun On Sunday.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Jameis Winston will not be charged with sexually assaulting a woman who accused him of raping her about a year ago, a prosecutor said Thursday.
WASHINGTON - Pentagon leaders scrambled Thursday to contain damage from an Internet video that purports to show four Marines urinating on Taliban corpses, an act that would appear to violate international laws of warfare and further strains U.S.-Afghan relations.
LONDON - Britain's spy agencies will face a criminal investigation into claims that intelligence shared with Moammar Gadhafi's regime led to the torture or rendition of two Libyan men and their families, authorities announced Thursday.