Daily Archives: May 24, 2016

{FD} Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour’s death

The Afghan Taliban has confirmed that its former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week and appointed a successor. Continue reading

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{FD} US defense secretary visits Newport during New England trip

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is visiting Rhode Island as part of a multi-day trip to New England to see Navy installations and meet service members. Continue reading

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{FD} Family of missing Maine toddler plans to file lawsuit

The family of a Maine toddler who went missing five years ago plans to sue the father and other adults who were with her when she was last seen. Continue reading

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{FD} VOICES: A-bomb survivors leader says Japan shares blame, too

The debate over whether President Barack Obama should apologize to Japanese survivors of America’s atomic bombings in World War II made Terumi Tanaka think: What about his own government? Tanaka, secretary-general of Japan Confederation of A-and H-bomb… Continue reading

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{FD} Portland police chief placed on leave amid probe into accidental shooting

The police chief in Portland, Ore. was placed on administrative leave Tuesday amid an investigation into whether he misled authorities about his involvement in an accidental shooting last month. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘SOS’ in the sand leads to hikers stranded on Hawaii beach

The Coast Guard says “SOS” scrawled on the sand led rescuers to two hikers who were stranded overnight on Kauai’s Na Pali Coast. Continue reading

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{FD} Group of 7 seeks way forward for aging, faltering economies

Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations will undoubtedly voice unity over fighting terrorism, pandemics and tax evasion at their summit in Japan this week. Continue reading

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{FD} Probable tornado in northeast Oklahoma; injuries reported

The National Weather Service says a “probable” tornado touched down in northeast Oklahoma and injuries have been reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Rights group urges halt of arms deals to Egypt over abuses

Britain-based Amnesty International is calling on European Union member states to halt arms sales to Egypt over human rights abuses it characterizes as “fueling killings and torture.” In a Wednesday statement, it said that almost half of EU member stat… Continue reading

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{FD} Probe: Missteps factor in 2 Kansas City firefighters’ deaths

A Kansas City Fire Department investigation attributes the deaths of two firefighters at least partly on the department’s culture of aggressive fire suppression. Continue reading

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{FD} Man gets 38-year prison term for killing Iraqi man in Dallas

An 18-year-old man has been sentenced to 38 years in prison for fatally shooting an Iraqi man taking photos of his first snowfall in Texas. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Archbishop says archdiocese disclosed all assets

The Latest on attorneys accusing the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis of hiding assets (all times local): 6: 20 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} About 500 attend funeral for slain 11-year-old Houston boy

About 500 mourners filled a Houston church to capacity Tuesday for the funeral for an 11-year-old boy who was stabbed to death as he walked home from school. Continue reading

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{FD} How to ‘Productize’ Your Service Business Offerings

When your services business is treading water, adding products to your business plan may help keep it afloat. Continue reading

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{FD} Teen pleads not guilty to threat against military personnel

A Pennsylvania teenager accused earlier of trying to assist the Islamic State group has pleaded not guilty to accusations he tweeted out the names and addresses of military personnel with threats of violence. Continue reading

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{FD} Use Your Employee Referral Program in Social Recruiting

Employee referral programs attract better hires, reduce the burden of recruiting and turn the whole staff into recruiters. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Father sought in deadly St. Louis infant

The Latest on the St. Louis shooting death of an 8-month-old boy and the search for his father, the suspected gunman (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Accused ISIS sympathizer arrested on terror charge in New York City

A Bronx man has been arrested on charges he tried to provide assistance to the Islamic State. Continue reading

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{FD} Justice Dept. seeking death penalty in Charleston church massacre case

The Justice Department intends to seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof, the man charged with killing nine black parishioners last year in a church in Charleston, South Carolina, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Demystifying 11 Fundamentals for Financing Your Business

At some point most businesses will need an infusion of capital, here are the most common ways to get it. Continue reading

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{FD} Use of parasitic wasps to fight ash borer grows to 24 states

Millions of tiny wasps that are natural parasites for the emerald ash borer have been released into wooded areas in 24 states as the battle against the tree-killing borer is now biological. Continue reading

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{FD} Sartorius to expand pharmaceutical plant in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s governor says pharmaceutical supplier Sartorius is investing $50 million to expand its plant in the U.S. territory and convert it to its main logistical hub for the Americas. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyer denies ex-rebel leader tied to attack on Haiti police

The lawyer for a Senate candidate and ex-rebel leader said Tuesday that his client had nothing to do with a deadly attack on a police station in southern Haiti this month. Continue reading

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{FD} State seeking harsher punishments for dealers in overdoses

When Kevin Manchester was arraigned on charges of selling drugs in February, prosecutors alleged he knew his buyers were overdosing but he kept selling anyway. Continue reading

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{FD} Feds say ex-policeman ran $2,000-an-hour prostitution ring

A former police officer who retired on a disability pension ran a prostitution ring that charged customers as much as $2,000 an hour, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} UN happy Africa’s rapid reaction force about to be reality

The U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} Professional Athletes: The Next Generation of Tech Entrepreneurs

What do you think keeps Steph Curry, Kevin Seraphin and Carmelo Anthony busy in the off season? Think ‘tech.’ Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico City issues 6th smog alert after ozone levels spike

Mexico City officials have issued their sixth pollution alert of the year and ordered more cars off the road to reduce emissions. Continue reading

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{FD} Infant fatally shot in St. Louis; police search for gunman

An 8-month-old boy is dead after a shooting in north St. Louis, and police are searching for the father who is the suspected gunman. Continue reading

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{FD} Italy, Netherlands and Sweden vie for Security Council seat

Italy, the Netherlands and Sweden are all making their cases for why they should be elected to a non-permanent seat on the U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} 6 Reasons Your Sales Team Is Underperforming

All sales teams face some of the common problems. A few suffer from all of them. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: 2nd person arrested in coal exec’s death

The Latest on the fatal shooting of ex-coal chief executive Bennett Hatfield in southern West Virginia (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Parents receive strange letter about son missing since 1977

A couple whose teenage son disappeared nearly 40 years ago from Maine has received a mysterious letter about him, rekindling police interest in the case. Continue reading

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{FD} 6 Ways Attending a Crowdfunding Event Can Boost Your Business

Even if you haven’t committed to crowdfunding, the events are worthwhile just for what you can learn and who you can meet. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 Benefits of Hiring an ‘Entrepreneur-in-Residence’

Hiring an entrepreneur-in-residence lets CEOs stay focused on the big picture. Continue reading

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{FD} Mental evaluation ordered for uncle accused of kidnapping 9-year-old girl

A judge on Monday approved a defense request for an uncle in Tennessee accused of kidnapping his 9-year-old daughter to submit to a mental evaluation. Continue reading

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{FD} Complaint alleges Texas charter schools abusing visa program

A formal complaint filed with Texas education officials alleges that a charter-school network is abusing a visa program to import large numbers of Turkish teachers and violating state and federal laws by paying them more than American teachers. Continue reading

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{FD} Massachusetts rescue farm overwhelmed by 50 goats, seeks the public’s help

An animal rescue farm in Massachusetts says it’s experiencing a goat overload — and it’s not kidding. Continue reading

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{FD} NY man found not guilty of wife’s death in 4th murder trial

A wealthy man on trial for a fourth time since his estranged wife disappeared in 2001 was found not guilty of murder Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Will the Traditional Christian Belief of Eternal Hell Be Minority View Soon?

Belief in eternal punishment in a literal hell is declining among Christians in America. Continue reading

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{FD} Top 8 Tips for Women Entering IT

Always keep in mind that you’re there thanks to your skills and experience — just like everyone else. Continue reading

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{FD} Forget Your Degree. Start a Business.

Surprisingly, ‘The History of Domesticated Animals’ won’t provide any real value to most people in their careers. Continue reading

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{FD} Father, son indicted on charges of chaining girl in basement

A father and son in Ohio have been indicted on charges accusing them of chaining a teenage girl in their basement as punishment. Continue reading

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{FD} Police find 5 hacked-up bodies in Mexican Gulf coast state

Authorities in Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Veracruz have found the hacked-up bodies of what appear to be five men. Continue reading

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{FD} No Gay Ordination, United Methodists Decide for Now

The United Methodist Church will put a moratorium on its homosexuality debate, delaying at least for the time being efforts to allow for the ordination of non-celibate clergy. Continue reading

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{FD} 11-year-old who was born deaf is among nation’s top spellers

Making it to the Scripps National Spelling Bee is an amazing achievement for any 11-year-old. Continue reading

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{FD} Desmond Tutu’s Daughter Quits Anglican Church After Marrying a Woman

The Rev. Canon Mpho Tutu-Van Firth, the daughter of former Cape Town Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has revealed that she is giving up her church license over her decision to marry a woman. Continue reading

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{FD} Euthanized bear cleared in attack on hiker at Great Smoky Mountains

A DNA test came too late for a bear in the Great Smoky Mountains, because workers had killed it before the evidence cleared the bear in an attack on a hiker, park officials announced Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Self-Publishing: Think Before You Ink

Before you decide how to market your masterpiece, weigh the pros and cons of traditional publishers. Continue reading

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{FD} Puerto Rico seeks power bill increase, sparking outrage

Puerto Rico’s heavily indebted electric company announced Tuesday that it is seeking a more than 20 percent increase in the island’s already high power bills, sparking outrage among many who note the agency faces numerous corruption allegations. Continue reading

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