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Senators call for investigation of KC-46 problems

Senators call for investigation of KC-46 problems

Business
May 22 (UPI) -- Three U.S. senators called on the Government Accountability Office on Friday to investigate delays keeping the KC-46 military aircraft from use in missions. In a letter, Sens. James Lankford, R-Okla., Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., demanded "periodic assessments" of the progress made by builder Boeing to fix longstanding problems of the cargo and refueling plane, notably its refueling boom and its rearward-facing remote vision system. In addition, the plane has been prone to cargo locks becoming unlocked in mid-flight, and inspections have found tools, rubbish, leftover parts and loose fittings in planes delivered by Boeing since January 2019. "The KC-46 aerial refueling tanker modernization program, currently assessed at a cost of about $ 43 billion, ...
Fake online reviews under investigation by competition authority

Fake online reviews under investigation by competition authority

Technology
The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an investigation into fake and misleading reviews on several major websites.It said it would examine whether online shops were "doing enough" to protect customers as they turn to online shopping during lockdown.The authority warned it would "not hesitate" to take action if sites are disobeying the law.That could include taking major retailers to court."During lockdown, we're more dependent than ever on online shopping, so it's really important that the online reviews we read are genuine opinions," said CMA chief executive Andrea Coscelli."If someone is persuaded to buy something after reading a fake or misleading review, they could end up wasting their money on a product or service that wasn't wh...
Tyson Fury: Ukad set to open new investigation into farmer’s meat claims

Tyson Fury: Ukad set to open new investigation into farmer’s meat claims

Sports
UK Anti-Doping is set to investigate a farmer's claim he was told to lie in support of a high-profile case involving world champion Tyson Fury.Fury and his cousin Hughie tested positive for a banned steroid in February 2015, blaming the result on eating uncastrated wild boar.A farmer said he was offered £25,000 to say he sold the meat to 'Team Fury' - but promoter Frank Warren called this claim "a load of rubbish". Ukad has refused to comment.Being found guilty of tampering with the first investigation, which followed those positive tests, could result in an eight-year suspension.Lancashire-based farmer Martin Carefoot provided evidence to a Ukad investigation stating he had supplied the team
Assange’s lawyer attacks Sweden for reopening rape investigation

Assange’s lawyer attacks Sweden for reopening rape investigation

World
By Rebecca Taylor, news reporter An investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange is to be reopened as prosecutors say there is "probable cause" of an offence.Swedish prosecutors will begin looking again at the case against Assange, who is currently in Belmarsh Prison serving a 50-week sentence for jumping bail, and will seek his extradition from the UK. Assange was accused of rape and sexual assault against two women in 2010.However, the statute of limitations expired on one of those allegations in 2015, while he was living in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, and the Swedish prosecutor dropped the rape investigation in 2017. Image: Swedish prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson announced the reopening of the c...