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Alisyn Camerota was reluctant to describe the dark side of Fox News. As channel CEO Roger Ailes has been ousted by the Murdoch family, that has changed.

"Yes, Roger Ailes did sexually harass me," Camerota said in an interview on CNN's "Reliable Sources." 

Ailes resigned under pressure last July after another longtime anchor, Gretchen Carlson, sued him and the Murdochs retaining an outside law firm to investigate the allegations.

Ailes has strongly denied all of the allegations, adding he "never engaged in the inappropriate conversations."  cnn.com
The net is closing around the people responsible for the downing of flight MH17. Former Russian soldier Sergej Doebinski was identified on audio recordings as the person who arranged the transport of the BUK missile that shot down the Malaysia Airlines flight in eastern Ukraine, RTL Nieuws reports.

Russian opposition newspaper Novaya Gazeta spoke to the person who identified Doebinski. Doebinski is an old acquaintance of the man and he recognized his voice. At the time of the MH17 disaster, Doebinski was fighting with separatists against the Ukrainian army.

Doebinski's voice was recognized in a recorded telephone conversation in which someone can be heard describing the "beauty" of the BUK missile. Swedish researchers compared that recording with a recent telephone conversation with Doebinski and concluded that it is the same voice.

The person who initially identified the former Russian soldier also told the Novaya Gazeta about a meeting with Doebinski after the MH17 disaster. "'You are  guilty of downing MH17' I said. He waved his arms and said: 'You must not think I did this. It were those freaks from Moscow'." nltimes.nl
Gold Coast police officers are trying to paint a better picture of the official crime rate by “soliciting” victims to withdraw complaints, a damning report has found. The Queensland auditor general’s report also warns crime statistics collated and released by the state’s police service should be “treated with caution”.

Tabled in parliament on Wednesday, the report found an unhealthy focus on achieving performance targets on the tourist strip over quality data. Officers in the Gold Coast district had multiple methods designed to make victims withdraw their complaints, thereby increasing the clearance rate. 

The report said tactics also included sending letters to victims requiring them to respond within seven days or else it would be “presumed” no further action was wanted and the complaint withdrawn. The district also adopted a “three strikes policy” where, if the victim couldn’t be contacted after three attempts, the complaint would be marked as withdrawn.

The scathing report also found a practice of altering crime data statistics by Gold Coast officers had “gone unnoticed or unchallenged at senior levels”. Flawed data reporting also appears to exist beyond the police service, with the auditor general also finding fault with information released to the public by the Queensland Corrective Services. theguardian.com
Officials in the Washington, D.C. area will conduct a “full-scale” drill on Wednesday to train for possible terrorist attacks.

The drill will occur across six sites in D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland and will include hundreds of volunteer actors, emergency medical personnel, police and fire officials. 

“Law enforcement officials practice and exercise their skills on their own regularly because that’s the best way to ensure we are always ready to respond quickly and professionally,” Scott Boggs, the Council of Government’s Managing Director of Homeland Security and Public Safety, said in a press release.

“On April 26, we’ll go one step further and stage a very realistic emergency event involving multiple sites and actors posing as the casualties. However, there is no reason for residents to be alarmed because the exercise will occur in a controlled environment.”

The drill is scheduled to occur between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. thehill.com
A pit bull apparently broke away from a chain and mauled a man to death early Tuesday as he screamed for help, Dayton police said.

Police in the southwest Ohio city responded to a report of a man yelling, "Jesus, help me, help me!" at around 4:40 a.m. The 911 caller said the man was yelling at "the top of his lungs" amid the sounds of dogs barking loudly. He said the man was also crying.

Lt. Mark Ponichtera said police found the man being attacked in an alley. They were able to get the dog to back off, and the man was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Police fatally shot the dog, which they say was a pit bull.

"There was no way to safely confine the dog," police Lt. Andrew Booher said. Three other dogs were turned over to county animal resource officials.

Booher said in an afternoon press briefing in Dayton that authorities believe all four dogs came from the same residence. He said the owner of that residence was in a nursing home, and police were trying to determine who lived there now and who had responsibility for the dogs. They could face charges. go.com
Tom Hardy has made headlines after reportedly helping to snare a moped thief by chasing him through London before declaring ‘I caught the c**t’.

The ‘Taboo‘ star is said to have chased the thief through gardens and across a building site in south west London, before he “switched into super hero mode” and captured him himself before checking him for weapons and asking to see ID.

Witness Arun Pullen, 22, says he saw two men had jumped a red light before crashing the moped into a £50,000 Mercedes near Hardy’s home in Richmond – when the chase began.

As The Sun reports, the pursuit ended with Hardy grabbing the assailant by the scruff of the neck and yelling “I caught the c**t”. Two suspects were arrested and charged with theft. nme.com
Police in Connecticut have cited Fitbit records in an arrest warrant for a 40-year-old man charged with killing his wife in 2015.

Richard Dabate (DAH-bayt) faces murder, tampering with evidence and making a false statement charges in the fatal shooting of 39-year-old Connie Dabate on Dec. 23, 2015.

Authorities say the 40-year-old Dabate told them a masked man had entered their home, shot his wife and tied him up before he burned the intruder with a torch. But the New York Daily News reports Connecticut State Police wrote in an arrest warrant that Connie Dabate's Fitbit was logging steps after the time Richard Dabate told them she was killed.

Dabate's bail was set at $1 million last week. His lawyer told the Hartford Courant that his client maintains his innocence. apnews.com
A 300-pound egg-shaped security robot was punched to the ground by an allegedly drunken man outside a Silicon Valley shopping center, Mountain View police said.

A 41-year-old Mountain View man has been arrested in connection to the alleged parking-lot altercation with the Knightscope-made droid. The accused robo-assailant, who faces charges of prowling and public intoxication, was identified as Jason Sylvain. The robot suffered minor scratches and is back on duty following last week's incident, which was first reported Tuesday by ABC7 News.

Sylvain was not immediately reachable for comment.

Last year, one of the Knightscope's security robots knocked over a 16-month-old child at a Silicon Valley shopping center. The robot ran over the boy's right foot, causing bruising but not breaking it. arstechnica.com