The Supreme Court late Friday approved an investigation of dozens of top politicians, including a former president and leaders of congress, for alleged connections to what they call the biggest graft scheme ever uncovered in Brazil.
In total, 54 people are to be investigated by the attorney general in the case involving purported kickbacks at the state energy company Petrobras — though that figure is expected to grow as evidence is gathered.
The investigations and any possible trials will take years to play out, but the action throws the young second term of President Dilma Rousseff into further disarray as she faces dueling political and economic crises.
Before this week, federal investigators in the kickback case had focused efforts on big construction and engineering firms that allegedly paid over $800 million in bribes and other funds during the decade-long scheme.
A Bronx high school teacher was arrested on child porn charges Friday after authorities accused him of using a school computer and a photograph of a former student as he enticed teenage boys to send him photographs, sometimes nude, in return for several thousand dollars in gift cards.
According to a criminal complaint, about 30 nude photographs of two boys were found on a computer in his residence during a search, including 10 pictures of a 15-year-old New Mexico boy with whom he had been communicating.
The football rules committee proposed last month to shorten the distance offensive linemen can move forward from the line of scrimmage before a pass is thrown to make it easier for officials to spot violations.
The proposed change drew complaints from offensive coaches who have become adept at deceiving defenses by using run blocking on plays that give quarterbacks the option to pass or run.
Linebackers and secondary players often key on offensive linemen to determine whether the offense will run or pass.
— Instant replay reviews will be allowed to see if a kicking team player blocked the receiving team before the ball traveled 10 yards on onside-kick plays.