Prison authorities say they are investigating 'pharma bro' Shkreli

The U.S. Bureau of Prisons said on Friday it was investigating former drug company executive Martin Shkreli’s conduct in prison after the Wall Street Journal reported he was still helping run his old company using a contraband cellphone. “When there are allegations of misconduct, they are thoroughly investigated and appropriate action is taken if such…

Maryland top court upholds 'Serial' murder conviction

The decision followed a lower court ruling to grant a new trial to Adnan Syed on charges of murdering his former girlfriend, after the podcast, produced by Chicago public radio station WBEZ, revealed evidence that he had received an ineffective defense. Syed’s current lawyers argued that his initial defense attorney, Cristina Gutierrez, failed to investigate…

NSW election roundup: Berejiklian hits back as stadium fight dominates campaign

By Josephine Tovey Michael Daley keeps the criticism coming. Plus: key promises this week and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers spray New South Wales premier Gladys Berejiklian has tried to seize the narrative over the Allianz stadium knock-down, after a court lifted an injunction to allow the demolition to resume on Friday. The decision came…

Commuters warned of ‘teething problems’ with new rail timetable

By Seth Jacobson Rail Delivery Group says lessons have been learned following last summer’s chaotic timetable overhaul Passengers face “teething problems” on the rail network when new timetables are introduced in May, the organisation that represents the industry has warned. However, the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) said that the introduction of more than 1,000 extra…

Don't expect details from Mueller probe: senior U.S. Republican

If Representative Doug Collins is right, Democratic-led congressional committees that have launched their own probes of Trump may be stuck with a Mueller investigation report that serves more as a general guidebook than a detailed roadmap of Russian interference and any Trump campaign collusion. Democrats, who control the House of Representatives, want congressional investigators to…