Daily Archives: May 1, 2016

{FD} French leader says all new subs will be built in Australia

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says a planned fleet of French-designed Australian submarines will all be built in Australia on time and within budget. Continue reading

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{FD} Sandusky due in court for molestation case appeal hearing

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is expected in a courtroom near his State College home as he continues to pursue appeals of his 45-count conviction for child sexual abuse. Continue reading

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{FD} Five Seattle police officers hurt as May Day protest turns violent

Seattle police said late Sunday that two officers were injured after anti-capitalist protesters pelted them with rocks, flares, bricks and Molotov cocktails after a May Day gathering in the city turned violent. Continue reading

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{FD} Bodies of elite climber, cameraman found in melting Himalayan glacier

The bodies of a renowned mountain climber and expedition cameraman who were buried in a Himalayan avalanche 16 years ago have been found. Continue reading

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{FD} High school French teacher reportedly doesn’t speak French

When Nathanial White was asked whether his French teacher actually spoke French, he replied, yes – but with a caveat. Continue reading

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{FD} Access to education a challenge for NY immigrants

New York’s attorney general says his office has forced nearly two dozen school districts in the state to address complaints that immigrant children were denied or delayed access to school, but an advocate for unaccompanied minors from Central America i… Continue reading

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{FD} Puerto Rico won’t make $370 million in debt payments Monday

Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced that Puerto Rico’s government will not make nearly $370 million in bond payments due Monday after a failure to restructure or find a political solution to the U.S. territory’s spiraling public debt crisis. Continue reading

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{FD} Fire heavily damages historic New York City church

It was a day of sadness for Orthodox worshippers who celebrated Easter at a historic church in Manhattan on Sunday, just hours before it was destroyed in a raging fire that sent plumes of smoke billowing into the skyline. Continue reading

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{FD} Sick-out by Detroit teachers prompts 21 school closures

More than 20 Detroit Public Schools will be closed Monday, the district said, after the teachers union urged members to call in sick in a protest over funding issues. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: 2 US missionaries found slain in rural Jamaica

Police in Jamaica say two U.S. missionaries have been found slain in a rural area of the Caribbean island that has long struggled with high rates of violent crime. Continue reading

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{FD} 1st cruise from a US port in decades leaves Miami for Cuba

Passengers set sail Sunday from Miami on an historic cruise to Cuba, the first in decades to depart from a U.S. port for the communist island nation. Continue reading

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{FD} Firefighters battle huge fire at New York City church

Firefighters are battling a huge fire at a historic church in New York City. Continue reading

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{FD} Dutch dreamer hopes to bring Noah’s Ark replica to Americas

A Dutch carpenter inspired by a dream to build a massive replica of Noah’s Ark has a new vision – to bring the 410-foot vessel to the Americas in time for this summer’s Olympic Games in Brazil. Continue reading

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{FD} Colombia deports man called Peru’s most-wanted drug lord

Colombian police have announced the capture of a man described as Peru*s most-wanted drug trafficker. Continue reading

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{FD} Puerto Rico governor warns of new default as crisis worsens

Puerto Rico’s governor says the island’s government will not pay most of $470 million in debt payments due by Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Latest: Hundreds of May Day demonstrators take to LA streets

The Latest on May Day marches across the U.S. (all times local): 2 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} 5-year-old boy fatally mauled in Greece by Rottweiler dogs

Greek police say a 5-year-old boy has died after being mauled by two Rottweiler dogs. Continue reading

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{FD} Kurdish group claims attack in Turkish city of Bursa

A Kurdish militant group has claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in the Turkish city of Bursa that wounded 13 people earlier this week. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: 11-year-old boy shoots home intruder

An 11-year-old Alabama boy says he opened fire with a gun and wounded a man suspected of breaking into his home. Continue reading

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{FD} 7 tons of pot seized at a San Diego border crossing

Federal officials on Friday announced the seizure of 7 tons of marijuana valued at more than $7 million at a San Diego border crossing, a seizure described as unusually large. Continue reading

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{FD} US once again forced to turn to Russia for help on Syria

Scrambling to resuscitate a nearly dead truce in Syria, the Obama administration has again been forced to turn to Russia for help, with little hope for the desired U.S. outcome. Continue reading

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{FD} Court to hear appeal from man convicted in boy’s killing

The highest court in Massachusetts will hear arguments this week in an appeal by a man convicted of first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son. Continue reading

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{FD} US Army’s top general: Be prepared to fight ‘little green men’

The Army’s top general wants cadets to prepare to fight “little green men.” Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley made the remark April 21 in a speech to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Norwich University’s ROTC program, The Army Times reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Colonel nominated to be West Point’s next dean would be first woman in role

West Point has announced the first female dean in the school’s 200-plus-year history, the Army Times reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Elephants to perform for final time at Ringling Bros. circus

Elephants will perform for the last time at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, as the show closes its own chapter on a controversial practice that has entertained audiences since circuses began in America two centuries ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Saudi police capture man wanted for bombing, assassination

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry says police have arrested a man wanted in connection with a number of terrorist acts, including a suicide bombing that targeted a mosque inside a special forces compound, killing 15 people last year. Continue reading

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{FD} Wildfire at Shenandoah National Park fully contained

Authorities say a fire that burned thousands of acres of land in Shenandoah National Park has been fully contained. Continue reading

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{FD} Former Soviet dissident sees struggling tree as symbolic of US-Russian relations

Its leaves are brittle and brown, but the birch tree, recently planted in a small Moscow park as a hopeful symbol of enduring friendship between Russia and the United States, will grow green and strong again if Edward Lozansky is to realize his lifelon… Continue reading

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{FD} 2 NY brothers who served in Afghanistan awarded Bronze Stars

Two brothers from suburban New York City have each been awarded a Bronze Star for their service in Afghanistan. Continue reading

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{FD} Yemen security chief in Aden survives suicide attack, 5 dead

Yemen’s security directorate in Aden says a suicide bomber attacked the security chief’s motorcade in the southern port city, killing five of his bodyguards. Continue reading

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{FD} Baltimore officer ambushed in alleged suicide-by-cop attempt

A man allegedly attempting to ambush a police officer in Baltimore Sunday morning was shot by the officer and reportedly told first responders “you should have finished me off” as he was being treated. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Gun-wielding man fatally shot by Florida officers

Police say two officers fatally shot a man carrying a gun after he ignored orders to drop the weapon. Continue reading

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{FD} 6 people, including 4 children die, in Florida car wreck

Six people, including four children, were killed in a highway crash in South Florida on Saturday night, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Poland blocks entry to 7 bikers with pro-Kremlin group

Polish border police say they have prevented seven members of a pro-Kremlin motorcycle club from entering Poland. Continue reading

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{FD} Police say professor’s story about finding puppy in pillowcase was tall tale

An Illinois college professor’s story about finding an abandoned puppy inside a duct-taped pillowcase was a tall tale, according to police who charged the woman with filing a false police report. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Iraqis announce disbanding of Green Zone protest

The Latest on Iraq’s political crisis (all times local): 7:00 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: New tests unravel Phoenix freeway shooting case

The Latest on the dismissal of charges in the Phoenix freeway shooting case (all times local): 8:50 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Somalia: 11 soldiers killed as extremists retake town

A Somali military official says fighters from Islamic extremist rebels recaptured a town in southern Somalia, killing at least 11 Somali government soldiers. Continue reading

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{FD} New tests lead to Phoenix freeway shooting case’s undoing

Seven months after an arrest, the entire case against a suspect in a series of freeway shootings that rattled Phoenix residents fell apart. Continue reading

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{FD} Protesters breach Iraq’s ‘Green Zone,’ demand political reform

Hundreds of protesters loyal to a powerful cleric on Saturday stormed the fortified “Green Zone,” where government buildings and foreign embassies are located, storming parliament and raising fears the political system nurtured by the U.S. could unravel. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia schools make room for thousands of migrant children

Among the tens of thousands of children fleeing Central America in recent years, roughly one in 26 of these young migrants have come to live in Georgia. Continue reading

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{FD} Grenade explodes during drunken argument in Russia; 1 killed

Local police say a grenade explosion during a drunken argument in Russia’s north has killed one person and wounded four others. Continue reading

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{FD} Forgotten ‘Negro’ Medal of Honor seaman buried in mislabeled grave remembered more than 130 years later

A forgotten “Negro” Medal of Honor winner was honored last week more than 130 years after he was buried in a mislabeled grave that made no mention of his heroism. Continue reading

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{FD} Frenchman flies more than a mile on a hoverboard

A Frenchman has flown more than 2 kilometers (over a mile) on a hoverboard in an apparent new world record. Continue reading

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{FD} Five years after Usama bin Laden’s death, new info — and a new nemesis

Five years ago, Rob O’Neill chomped on a sandwich watching television at Bagram Airfield. Continue reading

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{FD} Appeals ruling clears way for Bowe Bergdahl case to resume

An appeals court has cleared the way for Bowe Bergdahl’s legal case to resume by rejecting prosecutors’ argument that defense attorneys were given too much leeway on classified documents. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Well-known Florida couple die in murder-suicide

Police say a well-known St. Petersburg couple has died in their home in a murder-suicide. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt labor activist says police blocking workers assembly

An independent Egyptian trade union leader says hundreds of workers from several provinces who came to hold a meeting in Cairo for International Workers’ Day have been prevented from assembling by police. Continue reading

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{FD} Neighbors deny rescue of quake-buried man in Ecuador

Ecuadorean news media say relatives, neighbors and a nurse are denying reports that a 72-year-old man had been buried in his quake-damaged house for two weeks before being rescued. Continue reading

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{FD} Qatar bank says some leaked customer data may be accurate

Qatar’s largest bank has acknowledged that some purported customer data disclosed online may be authentic and says it has hired an outside expert to review potential vulnerabilities to its computer systems. Continue reading

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