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Chicago police blasted for 'hunting' pic of black man

Former officers Jerome Finnigan and Timothy McDermott Credit: Cook county court file

A shocking photo showing two white Chicago police officers striking a "hunting" pose with rifles as they stand over a black man lying on his stomach with deer antlers on his head has caused outrage in the States.

The photo, believed to have been taken between 1999 and 2003, depicts officers Timothy McDermott and Jerome Finnigan, was published by the Chicago Sun-Times after being released by a district judge.

The image, which was given to the Chicago PD in 2013, lead to the sacking of McDermott, who has reportedly appealed, and who had a request to have the photo kept secret dismissed.

The other officer, Jerome Finnigan, is currently serving 12 years in a Florida prison for his part in a gang of rogue cops who burgled houses in Chicago.

Banks face tough questions over alleged Fifa bribes

More than a dozen banks have been named in the US Department of Justice's investigation into more than $150m in bribes.

"Part of our investigation will look at the conduct of the financial institutions to see whether they were cognizant of the fact they were helping launder these bribe payments," Kelly T Currie, acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said at a news conference.

"It's too early to say if there is any problematic behavior, but it will be part of our investigation," he said.


Women take 19 years longer than men to earn a million

The wage gap is falling slowly Credit: Owen Humphreys / PA Wire

It takes men until the age of 50 to make their first million on average, according to research - but women have to wait an extra 19 years.

Prudential has found that even though rising incomes mean that women would take nine months less to earn the money than they would have done starting last year, they still lag far behind men in the earning stakes.

The calculations were based on ONS earnings figures, and are calculated on lifetime earnings before tax.

Researchers also found that finance workers take an average of 41 years of work to get a million pounds, while food service workers would need to work until they were 94.

MPs to debate safety of Trident nuclear submarines

The 16,000 ton Trident-class nuclear submarine Vanguard Credit: PA Wire

The safety of the UK's Trident nuclear weapons is to be discussed in Parliament today, after the SNP secured a debate slot.

The party wants to press UK government on recent claims made by a whistleblower concerning the state of the weapons programme.

Able Seaman William McNeilly, 25, caused a manhunt after he published an 18-page report online containing a series of allegations about nuclear submarines based at Faslane, which he called a "disaster waiting to happen".

Alex Salmond, the party's foreign affairs spokesman, said: "Trident is a key issue for people in Scotland. It is bad enough that Scotland is forced to house these weapons of mass destruction but these alleged breaches of security are deeply worrying - there must be absolutely no complacency."

FSA to publish latest chicken contamination report

The FSA has reported increasing rates of contamination Credit: Nick Ansell / PA Wire

The latest figures on levels of contamination in fresh, shop-bought chicken are due to be published by the Food Standards Agency today.

In February, the FSA reported that contamination of campylobacter - which causes the most common form of food poisoning in the UK - was up across the board, with every major retailer failing to meet reduction targets.

73% of fresh chickens had tested positive for the bug, which is killed through cooking and hygiene, up from 70% in November and 59% in August.

The FSA's survey has tested around 4,000 samples of whole chickens bought from UK retail outlets and smaller independent stores and butchers.


Ex Fifa VP Jack Warner escorted by Trinidad police

Ex CONCACAF president Jack Warner was arrested yesterday in his native Trinidad as part of the ongoing investigation into Fifa corruption

The former FIFA vice-president Warner was indicted in a US Department of Justice investigation, which alleges he solicited $10m in bribes from the South African government to host the 2010 World Cup.

This was the scene as he handed himself into police yesterday.

Majority of arrested officials will contest extradition

One official might have agreed to extradition Credit: Reuters

Six of the Fifa officials who were arrested on corruption charges in Switzerland yesterday will contest their extradition to the US, according to the Swiss Federal Office of Justice.

The FOJ says it will now have to ask American authorities to submit formal extradition requests within 40 days, in accordance with their bilateral treaty.

Extradition proceedings will be resumed as soon as these requests have been received, but the six men can still agree to "simplified extradition".

The seventh official, who has not been named, has indicated that they might be willing to be handed over.

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