URGENT ¥¥¥ Russia drops probe into whistleblowing lawyer's death

Russian investigators on Tuesday dropped their investigation into the 2009 death in jail of a whistleblowing attorney, Sergei Magnitsky, whose case led to a crisis in relations between Russia and the United States.

"Based on the preliminary investigation's results, a decision was taken to end the criminal case due to a lack of evidence of a crime," the Investigative Committee said in a statement.