Daily Archives: May 17, 2016

{FD} Garbage picker in military attire sings Mao’s praises

Zhao Shunli’s transformation takes place several times a week in a simple bedroom filled with Mao Zedong memorabilia, its concrete walls lined with posters portraying the founder of the communist state. Continue reading

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{FD} Amtrak victims: Investigative findings hard to believe

Victims of last year’s deadly Amtrak derailment aren’t buying the findings of federal investigators that the train’s engineer likely lost his bearings because he was distracted by an incident with a nearby train. Continue reading

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{FD} Sri Lanka flooding death toll rises to 23; more rain to come

A government spokesman says rescue workers recovered 12 bodies buried in mudslides caused by heavy rains in central Sri Lanka, raising the death toll due to bad weather to 23. Continue reading

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{FD} Maine’s top court upholds *** escape conviction

Maine’s highest court has upheld the escape conviction of a woman who tried to avoid arrest by telling police that she needed to put on a *** before going to jail. Continue reading

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{FD} Closings in 4th murder trial of upstate NY businessman

Closing arguments are scheduled for Wednesday in the fourth murder trial of a wealthy New York man accused of killing his estranged wife in 2001. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyers for suspect in Ohio cop’s slaying want off case

Two attorneys appointed to represent a man accused of fatally shooting a central Ohio policeman are asking to withdraw from the potential death penalty case. Continue reading

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{FD} Charges withdrawn against boxer Spadafora in store incident

Prosecutors have withdrawn charges against former lightweight boxing champ Paul Spadafora, who was accused of holding a knife in front of a convenience store worker. Continue reading

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{FD} EU reportedly hatched secret plan to have African dictator help stop refugee flow

European Union members plotted secretly in March to have African dictators, including accused war criminal and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, help stem the tide of refugees pouring into Europe, according to an explosive report in the German publica… Continue reading

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{FD} Woman marches through Target blasting transgender bathroom policy

A video of a woman parading around a Target store with a Bible protesting the retail company’s transgender bathroom policy has gone viral. Continue reading

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{FD} China stages war games days ahead of Taiwan inauguration

China is staging war games along its east coast facing Taiwan just days before the inauguration of the self-governing island’s new independence-leaning president. Continue reading

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{FD} Thousands of NYC commuters stranded at Grand Central station after track fire

A four-alarm fire directly below elevated train tracks in New York City left thousands of commuters stranded at Grand Central Terminal Tuesday evening. Continue reading

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{FD} Hong Kong in lockdown as Chinese official attends meeting

Hong Kong authorities have stepped up security as a high-ranking Chinese government official attends a business conference, preventing pro-democracy protesters from getting close to the venue. Continue reading

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{FD} Los Angeles man held in sex assaults on elderly women

Los Angeles police have arrested a man they believe sexually assaulted several women — including two in their 80s. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota man gets 35-year California sentence for scam

A Minnesota man who ran a nationwide investment con has been sentenced to 35 years in a California prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Japan’s economy grows at 1.7 percent annual pace in Jan-Mar

Japan’s economy grew at a better than expected 1.7 percent annual pace in March, as higher government outlays helped offset relatively weak business investment and exports. Continue reading

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{FD} South Carolina professor helps crack million-dollar stolen art mystery

A sharp-eyed art professor recently helped solve a mystery that began 13 years ago, when a legendary South Carolina equestrian’s multimillion-dollar art collection vanished from the sprawling estate she left for the public to enjoy. Continue reading

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{FD} Feds cite Canadian man for moving Yellowstone bison calf

Federal officials have cited a Canadian man who told rangers at Yellowstone National Park that he loaded a bison calf into his SUV because he thought it was cold. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian capsize survivor says he threw tools at crocs

An official says a 72-year-old man told rescuers he threw spanners and spark plugs to keep crocodiles at bay after a croc capsized his boat in a northern Australian creek and his friend drowned. Continue reading

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{FD} Decoding SEO: Understand What Your Consultant is Telling You

All you know is that you want your website at the top of online consumer searches. Working with, and understanding, your SEO consultant, will help you get there. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuela opposition rejects state of emergency

Venezuelan opposition leaders are rejecting a 60-day state of emergency declared by President Nicolas Maduro. Continue reading

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{FD} Professor among those arrested after feds bust drug ring

Federal authorities say they’ve seized 9.5 tons of drugs and chemicals and indicted 16 people — including a university professor — they say were part of a trafficking ring that manufactured, distributed and sold synthetic drugs in the Houston area. Continue reading

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{FD} Marketing Advice from 3 Funded Fashion Startups

The lesson these entrepreneurs offer is simple — know your customers and how you can best serve them. Continue reading

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{FD} Authorities move to stop California highway killings

A Northern California city has agreed to install surveillance cameras along a stretch of highway where a young mother of four became the latest victim in a rash of freeway attacks. Continue reading

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{FD} Man accused of holding family hostage for 3 months

A Florida man is accused of holding a family hostage for three months. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 security guards indicted in death of DC hospital patient

Two former security guards have been indicted by a grand jury for involuntary manslaughter in the death of a hospital patient in Washington. Continue reading

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{FD} How to Draft a Non-Compete Agreement That’s Actually Enforceable

You need rock solid non-compete and confidentiality agreements with each employee to keep everyone on the same page. Continue reading

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{FD} UN warns that 7.6 million Yemenis are “one step” from famine

The director of U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} Christian charity head admits using donations for sex habit

The president of a Christian charity in Iowa admitted that he embezzled nearly a half-million dollars in donations and used the money to pay for a sex addiction, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Crowd Finance

Equity crowdfunding under the JOBS Act has, at long last, become reality but there is a lot to know to take advantage of the opportunity. Continue reading

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{FD} US Justice Department opens criminal probe into doping by Russian athletes

The U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation into state-sponsored doping by dozens of Russia’s top athletes, a source familiar with the investigation confirmed to Fox News Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 Reasons You Aren’t Earning Enough Links

It can be a slow process, but producing meaningful content for specific audiences, along with a little scaling and syndication, will yield positive link building results. Continue reading

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{FD} Kenya: Photos of police violence spark international outrage

Widely viewed pictures and video of a protester being kicked by Kenyan riot police as he lay on the ground have caused a stir in this East Africa country, prompting debate on police brutality and civil rights. Continue reading

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{FD} Key provisions in the $602 billion House defense policy bill

The GOP-led House is debating a defense policy bill that authorizes $602 billion in U.S. military spending for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Suspects to be extradited to Utah in kidnap case

The Latest on a father and son suspected of tying up a woman and her teenage daughters in a Utah basement (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Crushin’ it: NYPD uses bulldozers to wreck renegade cycles

On the Brooklyn waterfront, with the Lower Manhattan skyline visible in the background Tuesday afternoon, two bulldozers rumbled into place on either end of a line of about 70 motorcycles leaning on their sides like a shelf full of half-fallen books. Continue reading

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{FD} Understanding the Difference between Gross Margin and Markup

Does your head explode trying to figure out your smartest price? Help is on the way. Continue reading

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{FD} Man detained after driving truck on grass at National Mall in Washington

Authorities say a man drove a pickup truck onto the grass at the National Mall and said he thought he was exposed to anthrax. Continue reading

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{FD} Man detained after driving truck on grass at National Mall

Authorities say a man drove a pickup truck onto the grass at the National Mall and said he thought he was exposed to anthrax. Continue reading

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{FD} Maldives cuts diplomatic ties with Iran

The government of the Maldives has decided to sever 40-year=old diplomatic ties with Iran, saying the country’s policies in the Middle East are detrimental to peace and security in the region. Continue reading

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{FD} Wave of bombings in Baghdad kill at least 69

A wave of bombings struck outdoor markets and a restaurant in Shiite-dominated neighborhoods of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 69 people, officials said — the latest in a string of attacks in and around the Iraqi capital that have left more than 200 dead in the past week. Continue reading

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{FD} Franchise of the Day: Don’t Have a Green Thumb? The Lawn Doctor Can Help You Out.

With the tagline, ‘we eat dandelions for breakfast,’ the franchise has lawn care down to the very last blade of grass. Continue reading

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{FD} Job Recruiters Aren’t Taking Advantage of Social Media in Their Search for Rockstar Hires

But the majority of job seekers sure are, according to a new study. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 Ways a CEO Can Build a Culture of Trust

Make connections, keep promises, set expectations, admit failures and trust your team. Seems pretty simple, right? Let’s dig into the details. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas inmate freed after new evidence in friend’s slaying

A Texas man who spent 19 years in prison for the killing of a friend has been freed after a witness said he lied and a bloody palm print at the crime scene was linked to another person. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom who poisoned, then drowned 2 kids gets 8 years in prison

A former New York City teacher who laced her two children’s grape juice with windshield wiper fluid before drowning them has been ordered to serve eight years in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom sues school district to stop transgender bathroom use

A Florida parent is suing to stop schools from allowing students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identities. Continue reading

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{FD} Playing to Fail

Why kids who specialize in one sport suffer in the long run. Continue reading

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{FD} What to Do When Every New Idea is Already Taken

When your big idea has already gone to market, there’s only one logical thing to do. Make your big idea bigger and better. Continue reading

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{FD} California mom’s urgent appeal to keep child on life support

A California mother is filing an emergency appeal to keep her toddler on life support after a lower court’s order runs out on Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} No indictment for Texas officer who shot, killed ***** teen

A Travis County grand jury has decided not to indict on criminal charges a former Austin police officer who shot and killed an unarmed, ***** 17-year-old. Continue reading

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