Daily Archives: April 20, 2016

{FD} Police: Miami officer shoots man who kidnapped woman

Miami police say an officer fatally shot a shotgun-wielding man who had kidnapped a woman and forced her into the trunk of a vehicle. Continue reading

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{FD} Virtually no gov’t rebuilding 1 year after Nepal quake

The violence of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake left countless towns and villages across central Nepal in a shambles. Continue reading

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{FD} Russian envoy to NATO warns US over Baltic Sea incident involving destroyer

Russia’s ambassador to NATO accused the U.S. Wednesday of trying to intimidate Moscow by sailing a Navy destroyer in the Baltic Sea, and vowed Russia would respond to future incidents with “all necessary measures.” Continue reading

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{FD} Paris climate deal on track for early start

About 160 countries are expected to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday in a symbolic triumph for a landmark deal that once seemed unlikely but now appears on track to enter into force years ahead of schedule. Continue reading

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{FD} Four dead after small plane crashes in wooded area in Alaska

The bodies of four people killed when a small airplane crashed Wednesday and burst into flames have been recovered from a heavily wooded area north of Anchorage, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Renowned Cuban pro-reform economist fired as chill sets in

One of Cuba’s most renowned advocates of economic reform has been fired from his University of Havana think tank for sharing information with Americans without authorization, among other alleged violations. Continue reading

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{FD} Ecuador hikes taxes to pay for post-quake reconstruction

President Rafael Correa said Ecuador’s worst earthquake in decades caused billions of dollars of damage and he is raising sales taxes and putting a one-time levy on millionaires to help pay for reconstruction. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 killed, dozens hurt in blast at Mexico petrochemical plant

An explosion rocked a petrochemical plant on Mexico’s southern Gulf coast, causing evacuations in the area as a fire billowed a toxin-filled cloud into the air. Continue reading

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{FD} More Americans are expected to remodel their homes this year

A rising number of Americans are preparing to renovate their homes this year, a potential boost for the economy, according to projections released Thursday by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. Continue reading

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{FD} New Hampshire man asking to have murder sentence suspended

A New Hampshire man who got away with murder for 20 years is trying to get his sentence reduced to the 10 years he already has served. Continue reading

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{FD} Oklahoma City Thunder joins groups opposing state’s proposed gun measures

The Oklahoma City Thunder joined more than two dozen businesses, public universities and law enforcement groups Wednesday in opposing firearms bills that would allow most adults to openly carry guns without training or background checks. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials keep wary eye on ‘high risk’ dams during Texas floods

Two aging dams deemed “extremely high risk” by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are at record pooling levels in Houston’s west side after this week’s torrential rainfall, but are working well and have undergone improvements in recent years, authorities… Continue reading

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{FD} Police find over 300 pounds of marijuana in Philadelphia man’s van

Police say a Philadelphia man has been found with 317 pounds of marijuana in his minivan during a traffic stop in Rhode Island. Continue reading

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{FD} China’s Xi moves to take more direct command over military

Chinese President Xi Jinping is assuming a more direct role as commander of the country’s powerful armed forces with the new title of commander in chief of its Joint Operations Command Center. Continue reading

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{FD} UN hears major differences on the approach to drug use

Jamaica defended its decriminalization of possession of small amounts of marijuana. Continue reading

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{FD} Future of Palestinian town bleak after Israel shuts quarries

The future of the Palestinian town of Beit Fajar looks bleak after Israel’s military forced the shutdown of some three dozen quarries in the area, endangering 3,500 jobs and paralyzing the dominant local industry. Continue reading

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{FD} Hong Kong journalists question dismissal of top editor

Journalists’ unions in Hong Kong say they are troubled by the dismissal of a veteran editor of a newspaper that published a report on the Panama Papers document leak revealing offshore business dealings of the rich and powerful. Continue reading

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{FD} Students feared bear that attacked teacher had come back

University officials decided to evacuate students off a mountain after a brown bear attacked their teacher and they feared the animal had returned. Continue reading

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{FD} Queen Elizabeth II to mark 90th birthday at Windsor Castle

The longest-reigning monarch in British history turns 90 on Thursday, but Queen Elizabeth II is not planning a major, fireworks-filled celebration to mark the happy occasion. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 jurors qualify to serve in trial over boy’s death in SUV

A judge has approved five more jurors for the jury pool to decide the fate of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son to die in a hot SUV. Continue reading

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{FD} 6 arrested during Freddie Gray unrest sue Baltimore police

Six men arrested during the unrest prompted by Freddie Gray’s death in police custody have sued the Baltimore Police Department over alleged abuse at the hands of officers. Continue reading

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{FD} Panama inks $2.6B financing deal with Japan for metro line

Panama has signed a deal with Japan to secure $2.6 billion in financing for the construction of a third metro line in the Central American nation’s capital. Continue reading

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{FD} Police confirm bags found under house held infant remains

The medical examiner’s office in North Carolina has confirmed that trash bags found under a home last weekend contained the remains of two infants. Continue reading

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{FD} Group home resident dies after confrontation with police

Police say a resident of a group home has died after a confrontation with officers near a public park in Virginia. Continue reading

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{FD} Argentine foreign minister questioned on being next UN chief

Argentina’s Foreign Minister Susanna Malcorra says whether she is nominated as a candidate to be the next secretary-general of the United Nations “is in the hands of my president.” The former U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 officials charged in Flint water crisis; more arrests seen

The Flint water crisis became a criminal case Wednesday when two state regulators and a city employee were charged with official misconduct, evidence-tampering and other offenses over the lead contamination that alarmed the country and brought cries of… Continue reading

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{FD} Italy: 90% of teens would convert to Islam if Islamic State conquered their country – Survey

Originally posted on Muslim Statistics:
“90 percent said they would convert to Islam if the IS came – generation without ideals,” translated from “90 Prozent würden zum Islam konvertieren, wenn der IS käme – Generation ohne Ideale,” Katholisches.info, April 1, 2016: . (Rome) 90 percent would convert to Islam without hesitation to save their own… Continue reading

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{FD} Woman dead, man arrested after stabbing at Maui supermarket

Police say a man was arrested in connection with the stabbing of three people at a Maui supermarket on Tuesday evening that left one woman dead. Continue reading

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{FD} Germany: Government-funded refugee program is run by terror group Hizbollah

The gift to the German people by Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, Federica Mogherini, Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission; Donald Tusk, president of the European Council; Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, and many more of these destructive and delusional people. . . … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Principal backs students who sought gender-neutral bathroom

The principal of a Los Angeles high school where a scuffle broke out with adult protesters over a new gender-neutral bathroom praised his students Wednesday as “trailblazers” for campaigning to install the restroom. Continue reading

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{FD} DC teen accused in Metro slaying faces new murder charge

District of Columbia police say a 17-year-old who’s already been charged in a fatal shooting at a Metro subway station is now facing charges in the unrelated shooting death of an off-duty Secret Service officer. Continue reading

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{FD} Obama Went From Condemning Saudis for Abuses to Arming Them to the Teeth

Zaid Jilani Alex Emmons The Intercept, Apr. 19 2016, 3:29 p.m. . In the 2002 speech against the Iraq War that helped propel him to the presidency, then-state Sen. Barack Obama denounced not just the looming invasion of Iraq, but also human rights abuses by our “so-called allies” in Saudi Arabia: Let’s fight to make … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} New Muslim head of Britain’s National Union of Students refuses to condemn Islamic State

The usual repugnant excuses for Muslim jihad. Why do all the Malia Bouattia’s out there with their fake freedom-struggle argument not fight to give back the freedom of those natives from over 48 countries who lost their culture and lands to Muslim occupation, and are now living in deeper and deeper Sharia entrapment? You never … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} El Salvador deploys anti-gang force to rural areas

A force of 1,000 soldiers and police officers is being deployed to fight gangs in rural areas of El Salvador, the government said Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico: Petrochemical plant blast kills 3, injures more than 60

An explosion ripped through a petrochemical plant on the southern coast of the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, killing 3 people, injuring dozens and sending flames and a toxin-filled cloud into the air, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Freddie Gray: 2nd officer must testify against colleagues

A Baltimore Circuit judge on Wednesday ordered a second officer to testify against his colleagues on charges arising from the 2015 death of Freddie Gray, the black man fatally injured in a police transport van. Continue reading

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{FD} Ethiopia: Troops surround area 125 children are being held

The Ethiopian government says it has identified and surrounded the area where an armed group is suspected of holding 125 children hostage. Continue reading

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{FD} 1-year-old girl found dead in northeastern Montana

The search for a 1-year-old girl who authorities believe was abducted from her home on a Montana Indian Reservation ended Wednesday with the discovery of her body and a suspect in custody, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Growing Virginia wildfire burns in Shenandoah National Park

A fire in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia has burned through more than 5,600 acres and closed a portion of the Appalachian Trail. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Man who fired at officers had homicide victim’s car

Investigators are looking into whether a man accusing of firing at officers in a Phoenix suburb is connected to a trio of shooting deaths in the state after he was found with a car belonging to a victim. Continue reading

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{FD} Israeli general warns of ‘devastating war’ with Hezbollah

A top Israeli military leader on Wednesday issued a stern warning to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, saying any future war between the two enemies will unleash “devastating” damage on Lebanon. Continue reading

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{FD} Day care shut down after child forgotten in hot SUV dies

The state has forced a Louisville day care to shut down days after a toddler forgotten in a hot SUV by a staff member died. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil court suspends meeting on Silva’s Cabinet post

Brazil’s Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended a meeting that was to decide whether former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva can be his successor’s chief of staff. Continue reading

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{FD} Quit Trying to Fix Everything

Our kids need to be more responsible — so let ’em be. Continue reading

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{FD} Mayor: Slaying of 9 at Mexican drug house was over $460 debt

The violent slayings of nine men at a drug house in northern Mexico were motived by a debt of about $460, officials said Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} She Heard the Lord Calling — and Answered

Sister Sheila Galligan: a brilliant light in an often dark world. Continue reading

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{FD} Kids, Germs, and Common Sense

We can be smart and protect them without going overboard. Continue reading

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{FD} Cops: Man arrested with 317 pounds of pot in his minivan

Police say a Philadelphia man has been found with 317 pounds of marijuana in his minivan during a traffic stop in Rhode Island. Continue reading

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{FD} CIA expands survivor benefit tied to overseas terror attacks

The mother of a CIA operative killed in the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic facility in Libya says the spy agency has agreed to pay a death benefit even though his parents were not entitled under a standard federal insurance policy he held that pays a… Continue reading

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{FD} Argentine priest accused of sexually abusing 3-year-old girl

Prosecutors in Argentina are accusing a Roman Catholic priest of sexually abusing 3-year-old girl. Continue reading

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