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Trump-Russia: FBI probed whether Trump was working for Moscow – NYT

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The FBI became concerned after Mr Trump fired FBI director James Comey, the New York Times reports The White House has condemned a New York Times report that the FBI opened an inquiry into whether President Trump was secretly working for Russia. Law enforcement officials became concerned by Mr Trump’s behaviour in May 2017, when he sacked FBI director James Comey, the paper says. The investigation reportedly examined whether Mr Trump was a national security threat. “This is absurd,” White House press secretary Sarah…

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E. coli outbreak: Romaine lettuce probed in US and Canada

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption People in both the US and Canada have been infected Romaine lettuce has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli in the US and Canada, health officials say. At least 32 people have been sickened in the US, with 13 taken to hospital, while another 18 people have been stricken in Canada. US officials said consumers, restaurants and retailers should throw away all kinds of romaine lettuce. The latest outbreak follows the deaths of at least five people in the summer linked to romaine…

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Vodafone and EE mobile coverage claims probed by Ofcom

Image copyright Getty Images The accuracy of mobile coverage claims by Vodafone and EE are to be investigated by the UK telecoms regulator. Ofcom said EE had overstated its 3G coverage in rural areas, while Vodafone had understated its 4G coverage. EE – which is owned by BT – apologised for any confusion it had caused, and said it had updated its coverage maps. Vodafone said it “may have been inadvertently under-reporting the extent of our 4G network coverage”. Companies have a legal obligation to provide accurate coverage data to…

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Tesla ‘to be probed by regulators’ over privatisation plan

Image copyright Getty Images Shares in Tesla have fallen 4% on reports that US regulators are seeking to question executives at the firm about its privatisation plans. Fox News tweeted that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had sent subpoenas to the electric carmaker and was “ramping up” its investigation. Last week, boss Elon Musk said he was considering taking Tesla private, but some have questioned his intentions. Both Tesla and the SEC declined to comment on the Fox report. Skip Twitter post by @CGasparino SCOOP: SEC ramps up…

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