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NEW YORK (AP) — Federal investigators are looking into the financial records and other documents of the powerful union representing the city's 9,000 jail guards, the union's president and its law firm confirmed Wednesday to The Associated Press.
Residents living within a kilometre (about half a mile) of the site were told to leave their homes, among them around 1,100 people from a large old people's and care home, city officials said. Schools in the area as well as Cologne Zoo, also within the danger zone, were closed for the day. The unexploded US-made device, which lay five metres (16 feet) underground, was discovered on Friday on the left bank of the Rhine river near Muelheim bridge, city officials said.