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The lucrative world of online fantasy sports gaming faced an inquiry from New York authorities over allegations of "insider trading" critics say underscored the need to better regulate the multibillion-dollar industry. The New York Times reported late Tuesday that New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman had written to fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel to request names, job titles and descriptions of staff with access to data that could potentially be used to gain an advantage. Schneiderman also requested information from internal investigations carried out by the companies.
Four people were arrested in Australia on Wednesday over the terror-linked murder of a police employee after coordinated raids by more than 200 officers on properties across Sydney. Farhad Jabar, 15, who authorities said was born in Iran of Iraqi and Kurdish background and had no previous criminal history, shot the 58-year-old in the back of the head while reportedly shouting religious slogans. The teenager was gunned down in an exchange of fire with police special constables soon after.