ap/unb: isrel's prime minister has denied what he calls "baseless" reports that he received gifts from two businessmen. benjamin netanyahu said friday that "al these so-caled scandals have turned out to be baseless and the same wil be regarding the allegations published in the media now. " isrel's channel 2 television reported thursday that netanyahu accepted "favors" from businessmen in isrel and abroad. it said netanyahu was the central suspect in a second investigation that also involves family members. it said a criminal probe is expected next week. an opposition lawmaker is campaigning for netanyahu to be investigated for corruption over suspicions that donors improperly transferred money for his personal use, as wel as reports his personal attorney represented a german firm involved in a $1.5 billion sale of submarines to isrel.