Daily News Roundup

February 21, 2018

Image: Nine News

Multiple deaths at a Baptist-run aged-care home in Queensland are being investigated by police, the coroner and health regulators after staff raised concerns with Crime Stoppers about suspicious deaths.

The Australian newspaper this morning reported a senior nurse was at the centre of the a widening probe with at least five recent fatalities.

 

Champion horses were doped in some of Australia’s biggest races – possibly including the Melbourne Cup – in a sophisticated conspiracy, explosive text messages have revealed, writes Leo Schlink in News Ltd papers.

Secret exchanges unearthed by integrity investigators indicate two horses were doping targets in the 2015 Cup while up to six other horses in support races on the same day may have been illegally treated.

 

US President Donald Trump has denied that he kissed or had any involvement with a woman who has accused him of sexual harassment inside Trump Tower.

Mr Trump was reacting to a front-page story from the Washington Post featuring Rachel Crooks, who is running for the Democrats in the Ohio state legislature, according to a report on ABC news.

Ms Crooks told the Post she was a 22-year-old receptionist at Trump Tower in New York in 2005 when Mr Trump kissed her repeatedly on the cheeks and then “directly on the mouth” during an introductory conversation.

Ms Crooks is calling for the release of a video tape which allegedly shows the encounter

 

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