Daily Archives: June 2, 2016

{FD} Bucket list? Matt Damon returns to MIT for commencement

Will he come dressed as a janitor? Matt Damon is returning to the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he played a mathematically gifted custodian in the 1997 hit movie “Good Will Hunting,” to deliver the commencement address. Continue reading

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{FD} Capsized boat in Chesapeake Bay was in prohibited area, Coast Guard says

A boat that hit something under water and dropped a group of fourth-graders into Chesapeake Bay had ventured into a prohibited area, a U.S. Coast Guard official said Thursday. The U.S. Navy warns of unexploded bombs in the vicinity. Continue reading

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{FD} Constable: 2 teens behead 1 llama, shoot another in Texas

Two high school students have been arrested after authorities in Texas say they beheaded a llama and shot another one. Continue reading

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{FD} Arizona mother accused of killing, partially dismembering her three children

A Phoenix woman killed her three sons and partially dismembered their bodies before stabbing herself in the neck and abdomen, police said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota woman on UCLA gunman’s ‘kill list’ identified as estranged wife

A former UCLA graduate student killed his estranged wife in Minnesota before driving to Los Angeles and murdering one of his former professors before turning the gun on himself, authorities said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Army says bodies of 4 Fort Hood soldiers found

The Army said Friday they have found the bodies of four Fort Hood soldiers who were swept away in a rain-swollen creek during a training exercise at the sprawling Army base in Central Texas. Continue reading

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{FD} Watchdog blasts bureaucrats for blocking ICE agents from San Bernardino terror suspect

A federal report released Thursday details a shocking turf battle that broke out when immigration officials blocked law enforcement agents from interviewing a person of interest in the San Bernardino terror attack last December. Continue reading

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{FD} Murder victim’s father attacks convicted killer at sentencing hearing

The father of a woman killed by a convicted sex offender dived across a courtroom table to attack him Thursday shortly after a judge sentenced the defendant to death for killing three people and wrapping their bodies in garbage bags. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico’s dominant PRI a contender even in struggling states

It looks like party time in Veracruz. Continue reading

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{FD} Paris art museums to close as floodwaters swamp French capital

The rising waters of the Seine overflowed riverbanks, roads and rail tracks across Paris on Thursday, forcing authorities at the Louvre to do something they have not done in generations: hurriedly move precious artworks to higher ground. Continue reading

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{FD} Thousands of Peruvian pilgrims attend Snow Star Festival

Tens of thousands of pilgrims crowd an Andean valley, with dancers in multi-layered skirts and musicians with drums and flutes performing non-stop over three days. Continue reading

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{FD} Indian police say 19 killed during clashes with protesters

Police say 19 people have been killed, including 11 when cooking gas cylinders blew up, during clashes with residents who were being evicted from illegally occupied government land in northern India. Continue reading

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{FD} Acrobat who gave woman HIV to be freed from Australian jail

A Zimbabwean circus acrobat who infected his girlfriend with HIV through frequent unprotected sex received a suspended sentence on Friday after winning an appeal against a conviction of deliberately passing on the virus that causes AIDS. Continue reading

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{FD} Germany: Anti-racist “Refugees Welcome” activist raped by Muslim

You got to laugh at these dumb people. Does it take personal experience for each of them to wake up? Translated from Swedish by Google.     Called for increased immigration – was raped by Afghans Published June 1, 2016 at 14:06 FriaTider Foreign Affairs. The 20-year-old German woman was raped by an Afghan man … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} 4 bodies pulled from reservoir after vehicle goes off cliff

Authorities in southwest Idaho say a 40-year-old Boise woman and her three kids died after a Range Rover plunged about 70 feet off a cliff and into Lucky Peak Reservoir Thursday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Inverted Jenny stamp stolen in 1955 is returned to owner

A rare 1918 U.S. postage stamp featuring an upside-down plane that was stolen six decades ago and ended up in Northern Ireland was returned to its American owner on Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 dead, 6 missing after Army tactical vehicle swept away in floodwaters near Fort Hood

Three soldiers were killed, three others injured and six were missing after a US Army truck was swept from a low-water crossing and overturned in a swollen creek at Fort Hood, Texas, on Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Amnesty tells EU to halt ‘illegal’ refugee returns to Turkey

Amnesty International on Friday urged the European Union to stop plans to return asylum-seekers to Turkey. Continue reading

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{FD} UN: Violations against children in conflict rose in 2015

A new United Nations report says the scale of grave violations committed against children caught in conflict intensified in 2015 especially in Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Somalia and South Sudan. Continue reading

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{FD} 4 sought in transgender man’s beating death at homeless camp

Police say they’ve obtained murder arrest warrants for four people in the death of a transgender man beaten last month at a Vermont homeless encampment. Continue reading

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{FD} 6 Steps Young Entrepreneurs Can Take To Join a Corporate Board

Serving on a corporate board can be a rewarding way to work hard, learn a lot and collaborate with extraordinary leaders. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecutor clears 2 St. Louis officers in fatal shooting

The prosecutor for St. Louis said Thursday she won’t be charging two officers in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old last year, concluding that no evidence disproves claims by police that it was self-defense. Continue reading

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{FD} 23 arrested in Guatemala campaign finance case

Twenty-three people were arrested Thursday on charges related to the alleged illegal financing of the political party that carried former President Otto Perez Molina to power, Guatemalan authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} UN: IS increasingly focused on international attacks

A United Nations report says that the Islamic State group is entering a new phase with an increased emphasis on attacking international civilian targets. Continue reading

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{FD} Why the PR Industry Must Become More Data Focused

Chief marketing officers in other industries are mulling tremendous troves of data. Why not PR firms? Continue reading

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{FD} 3 dead, 3 injured, 6 missing after flood sweeps Army truck

Fort Hood says three soldiers are dead and six are missing after an Army troop truck was washed from a low-water crossing and overturned in a rain-swollen creek at Fort Hood in Central Texas. Continue reading

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{FD} Coast Guard: Boat that sank with kids was in prohibited area

A boat that hit something under water and dropped a group of fourth graders into Chesapeake Bay had ventured into a prohibited area, a U.S. Coast Guard official said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Design With a Purpose in 8 Easy Steps

Follow these design tips to make your office uniquely yours. Continue reading

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{FD} Peruvian court approves extradition to US of ex-soccer boss

Peru’s Supreme Court has cleared the way for the extradition to the U.S. of the country’s former soccer boss for his alleged involvement in multibillion-dollar FIFA bribery scandal involving marketing and broadcasting rights. Continue reading

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{FD} Elderly man sentenced in wide-ranging Jamaican lottery scam

An elderly man from Kentucky who decided to participate in a Jamaican lottery scam after he was victimized was sentenced on Thursday to time served and ordered to help pay back more than $5 million in losses to other victims. Continue reading

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{FD} Cuban migrant lawyers say Keys lighthouse equals US arrival

Lawyers for Cuban migrants who climbed onto a lighthouse off the shores of the Florida Keys are telling a judge that means they arrived on U.S. territory and should get to stay. Continue reading

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{FD} Man who put Yellowstone bison calf in SUV pleads guilty

A federal magistrate has imposed $735 in fines, fees and compensation on a Canadian man who loaded a bison calf he came across in Yellowstone National Park into his SUV because he thought it was cold. Continue reading

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{FD} US hedge fund files claim against Peru over defaulted bonds

A Connecticut hedge fund has filed a $1.6 billion claim against Peru in a decades-old dispute over bonds issued by the nation’s former dictator. Continue reading

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{FD} Pilot killed after US Navy Blue Angels jet crashes in Tennessee

The pilot of a US Navy Blue Angel F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet was killed Thursday when the aircraft crashed in central Tennessee, a Navy official confirmed to Fox News. Continue reading

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{FD} Why Established Companies Are Embracing an Amazon-Like Culture

Con Ed was founded in 1823, but it’s making sure it can compete with newer companies born in the digital age. Continue reading

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{FD} Los Angeles man to stand trial for 5 random-shooting deaths

A Los Angeles man who allegedly opened fire on people at random, killing five people and wounding 11 others, has been ordered to stand trial for murder. Continue reading

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{FD} UCLA campus seeks normalcy a day after murder-suicide

Students wrapped up classwork and prepared for finals as the UCLA campus tried to regain a sense of normalcy a day after being rocked by a murder-suicide that prompted a lockdown and an enormous police response. Continue reading

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{FD} New commander nominated for Marine Corps in Pacific

President Barack Obama is nominating a new leader for the Marine Corps in the Pacific. Continue reading

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{FD} 7 Ways to Get People to Take Responsibility

In today’s business culture where success is a team effort, it’s more important than ever to strive for excellence. Continue reading

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{FD} US to award Puerto Rico $25M more a year for school meals

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Thursday that Puerto Rico will receive $25 million more a year to pay for public school meals, as well as federal resources to help strengthen rural communities amid a financial crisis. Continue reading

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{FD} UN chief seeks 2,500 more peacekeepers for Mali

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is seeking some 2,500 more peacekeepers to reinforce the United Nations mission in Mali which has seen 12 of its members killed in May alone. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Killing of professor linked to bitter divorce

The Latest on the killing of a college professor linked to a bitter divorce (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: NYC cop could face department trial for slaying

The Latest on the call by family members and community advocates demanding someone be held accountable for the shooting death of 18-year-old Ramarley Graham (all times local): 4 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Oklahoma sheriff accused of swapping employment for sex

Investigators say an Oklahoma sheriff requested a sexual relationship with one of his female employees in exchange for hiring her husband. Continue reading

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{FD} Remember the War-torn Balkans? Entrepreneurship There Is Now on the Rise.

The challenges can be big, but the opportunities are wide open. Continue reading

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{FD} Police investigate aircraft tire slashings in Alaska

Police in Alaska are investigating the overnight slashing of tires on dozens of airplanes at a small airport in the state’s largest city. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexican suspect confesses to kidnapping soccer player

The first suspect charged in the kidnapping of Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido has given a statement to prosecutors confessing to the crime. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Woman attacks homeowner with American Flag

Police in suburban Atlanta say they have arrested a woman accused of attacking another woman with an American flag. Continue reading

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{FD} No criminal charges after boarding school sex investigation

Rhode Island state police say an investigation into dozens of sexual abuse allegations at a prestigious boarding school has resulted in no criminal charges. Continue reading

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{FD} Phoenix police: Stabbed boys’ bodies partially dismembered

A Phoenix woman stabbed her three young sons to death and put their partially dismembered bodies in a closet before she tried to kill herself at their home, police said Thursday. Continue reading

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