Wynn resigns from RNC finance chair post: Politico
Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn has resigned from his position as Republican National Committee finance chair amid allegations of sexual misconduct, Politico reported on Saturday (Jan 27), citing three Republicans familiar with the decision.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that Wynn has routinely subjected women who work for him to unwanted sexual advances in a pattern of misconduct detailed by dozens of past and present employees.
The billionaire denied the accusations as "preposterous." The RNC did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the Politico report.
Bodies of three crew members from Sanchi identified
The bodies of three of the crew of the Sanchi, the tanker involved in the worst oil ship disaster in decades off the coast of China, have been identified, the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA) reported Saturday (Jan 27).
The three crew members identified are Milad Aravi, Majid Naqian and Mohammad Kavousi, the agency reported.
The semi-official Fars news agency said that the three were Iranian.
Michigan names leaders of probe into university over Nassar assaults
Michigan's attorney general on Saturday (Jan 27) named the state police chief and a former county prosecutor to lead his office's investigation of Michigan State University after campus sports doctor Larry Nassar was convicted of sexually assaulting athletes over 20 years.
"This will be done right. Period," Attorney General Bill Schuette said in a televised statement, flanked by Michigan State Police Director Kriste Kibbey Etue and former Kent County Prosecutor William Forsyth, who will lead the probe.
"We will meet with every victim," said Schuette, whose office prosecuted Nassar. "We will listen to them." The case of Nassar, 54, has rocked the campus at Michigan State University, where he was a faculty member and physician at an on-campus clinic. He also worked for USA Gymnastics as a doctor to Olympic athletes.
China fines 12 banks over illegal bill trading, fraud
China's banking regulator said on Saturday (Jan 27) that it had fined 12 Chinese lenders after uncovering illegal trading of 7.9 billion yuan (S$1.64 billion) of bank bills.
The fraud has "severally disrupted market order", and showed the lack of internal controls and poor compliance at the institutions involved, the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) said in a statement on its website.
A bank can issue a bill to a payee and promise to pay up by a certain date, with the agreement based on trust. Ahead of the due date, a bank may choose to sell it to another bank.
Football: Monaco signs 16-year-old Pellegri from Genoa
Pietro Pellegri, the first player born in 2001 to score a goal in Serie A, has joined AS Monaco from Genoa at the age of 16, the Ligue 1 club said Saturday (Jan 27).
Pellegri become the joint-youngest player to play in Serie A when he made his debut in December 2016 at the age of 15 years and 280 days and in May made history with his first goal against AS Roma.
In September, he became the youngest player to score twice in a Serie A match when he was on target in the 3-2 home defeat by Lazio.