Daily Archives: June 9, 2016

{FD} US Navy admiral pleads guilty to lying to investigators in ‘Fat Leonard’ bribery case

A Navy admiral on Thursday pleaded guilty to lying to federal authorities investigating a $34 million fraud scheme involving a Malaysian contractor known as “Fat Leonard” — becoming the highest-ranking military official to be taken down in the wide-spanning scandal. Continue reading

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{FD} Character witnesses for convicted Stanford rapist apologize for letters of support

With outcry growing against those who stood by a former Stanford University swimmer who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman, a childhood friend and a high school guidance counselor have apologized for writing letters of support urging leniency for … Continue reading

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{FD} Ohio woman admits to trafficking daughter, 11, for heroin

An Ohio woman has admitted to repeatedly trafficking her 11-year-old daughter for sex in exchange for heroin. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect to be arraigned on charges in Ohio cop’s slaying

A suspect in the fatal shooting of an Ohio police officer is scheduled to be arraigned on charges that could carry the death penalty upon conviction. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Stanford student convicted of rape reportedly lied to judge about alcohol use

The court file of a former Stanford swimmer convicted of raping a woman behind a campus dumpster reportedly shows that he lied to a judge about his history of drinking and drug use and labeled himself as in experienced in that field before his sentencing. Continue reading

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{FD} Debris from MH370 may have washed ashore in Madagascar and Australia

Debris found washed ashore in Madagascar by a man who previously found a part from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be examined by investigators to see if it, too, came from the missing plane, officials said Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Man found dead after apparent kidnapping near Dallas airport

A 42-year-old man who was apparently kidnapped from a gas station near the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport has died after being found unconscious a short distance away. Continue reading

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{FD} Remains found behind mill identified as mob victim missing since 1993

Human remains found behind a Rhode Island mill in March have been identified as those of a Massachusetts nightclub manager who disappeared in 1993. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia woman arrested after pulling gun on pro wrestler during show

A Georgia woman was arrested Saturday after she pulled a gun on a pro wrestler during a match then waves the gun around and endangered others. Continue reading

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{FD} Uruguay’s blind ‘bird man’ can identify 3,000 bird sounds

Born blind, Juan Pablo Culasso has never seen a bird. Continue reading

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{FD} Northern Nicaragua rattled by 6.1 magnitude quake

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 has shaken the northwestern coast of Nicaragua not far from the Honduran border. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials: White House OKs expanded Afghanistan airstrikes

After months of debate, the White House has approved plans to expand the military’s authority to conduct airstrikes against the Taliban when necessary, as the violence in Afghanistan escalates, senior U.S. and defense officials said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Remains behind mill those of mob victim missing since 1993

Human remains found behind a mill building in March have been identified as those of a Boston nightclub owner and presumed mob victim who disappeared more than 20 years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} New Zealand leader visits Fiji for first time in a decade

A New Zealand leader has visited Fiji for the first time since a military coup there a decade ago, although it’s clear that political tensions remain. Continue reading

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{FD} Jury selected in rape retrial of former Vanderbilt player

A jury of nine women and five men has been selected in the retrial of a former Vanderbilt football player charged in an on-campus rape. Continue reading

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{FD} Chile: Catholic church looted by hooded vandals

Hooded vandals looted a Roman Catholic church in Chile’s capital on Thursday during a student protest and destroyed a large image of a crucified Christ, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} High lead levels in water found at 14 more Chicago schools

The number of Chicago schools that have tested positive for lead in the water flowing from fountains has grown by two, bringing the number to 14, school district officials said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-DA says meds could have affected O.J. glove try-on

Former Los Angeles County District Attorney Gil Garcetti says prosecutors didn’t know O.J. Simpson had been taking arthritis medication before trying on the famous ill-fitting glove at his double-murder trial. Continue reading

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{FD} Charleston church shooting suspect’s lawyers seek to waive jury trial

Attorneys for the man accused in the shooting deaths of nine parishioners at a South Carolina church have filed notice that they want to forgo a jury trial and have the judge hearing the death-penalty case decide their client’s fate. Continue reading

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{FD} Church shooting suspect’s lawyers seek to waive jury trial

Attorneys for the man accused in the shooting deaths of nine parishioners at a South Carolina church have filed notice that they want to forgo a jury trial and have the judge hearing the death-penalty case decide their client’s fate. Continue reading

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{FD} Man gets life sentence for murders of 2 intended sex slaves

A Florida man already serving a 40-year prison sentence has been sentenced to life in prison for killing two men whom authorities say he and a partner had planned to keep as sex slaves. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Guam Catholics devastated, resilient in faith

The Latest on the Guam Archbishop accused of sexually abuse (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman found guilty of trying to send jet engines to China

A California woman has been convicted in South Florida of conspiring to export fighter jet engines and an unmanned aerial vehicle to China. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: 3 Times Square performers arrested in tips spat

The Latest on efforts to create new areas in Times Square designated for costumed characters to pose with tourists and ask for tips (all times local): 8 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} About 30 more homes evacuated in Arizona brush fire

A brush fire forced more evacuations as a precaution near Yarnell, an Arizona community where a 2013 blaze killed 19 members of an elite firefighting crew, officials said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Assailant sought jail to get even with son’s killer

Police say a Florida man who sexually assaulted a woman and then called 911 to turn himself in told them he wanted to go to prison to get even with a person who killed his son. Continue reading

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{FD} Jennifer Lawrence to Play Elizabeth Holmes in New Movie About Theranos

Adam McKay will direct the upcoming medical drama based on the blood-testing company. Continue reading

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{FD} California mother reunited with son abducted in 1995

A California mother has met her abducted son for the first time in over 20 years. Continue reading

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{FD} This Is How You Make Working With Recruiters Easier

What to do when a recruiter may see a job candidate as a perfect fit but the hiring manager views them as a bad choice? Continue reading

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{FD} Dog owner convicted of involuntary manslaughter in death

The owner of four pit bulls that killed a 4-year-old Detroit boy has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Continue reading

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{FD} 8 Questions for Assessing Your Website

Your online presence can’t focus just on selling a product or service. To reach more customers, make your website is engaging — a place where potential customers interact enough with you to become committed customers. Continue reading

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{FD} US to turn drug cartel founder over to Mexico

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico says Sinaloa cartel co-founder Hector “El Guero” Palma will be turned over to Mexican authorities after his release from a U.S. prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Stand Together boosts group that helps kids through soccer

Thirteen-year-old Mohamed Abdullahi already has big plans for the summer. Continue reading

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{FD} PKK claims attack against police in southeast Turkey

A Kurdish rebel group has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing at a police station in southeastern Turkey. Continue reading

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{FD} You Can’t Lead Your Business Forever

Maybe it’s now, maybe it’s later but eventually you need to think about a transition plan. Continue reading

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{FD} House Benghazi panel interviews ‘John from Iowa’

The House Benghazi committee has interviewed two drone sensor operators who were working on the night of the deadly 2012 attacks in Libya, including one who identified himself on talk radio as “John from Iowa.” The unidentified drone operator has earned derision from the Pentagon and committee Democrats, who say the GOP-led panel has made a series of costly, duplicative and unnecessary requests — including some based on claims made on Facebook or talk radio. Continue reading

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{FD} US moving to expand strikes in Afghanistan against Taliban, official says

After months of debate, the U.S. is moving toward a decision to expand the military’s authority to conduct airstrikes against the Taliban as the violence in Afghanistan escalates, a senior U.S. defense official said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} ICC prosecutor knocks Security Council over Sudan

The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor says the Security Council’s failure to act on Sudan’s persistent non-compliance with its international obligations have damaged the credibility of both the council and the court. Continue reading

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{FD} 4 Simple Steps That Transform How You Approach Content Marketing

Creating great content is only the beginning. Focus on outreach and marketing tactics to really boost your business. Continue reading

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{FD} Muhammad Ali remembered in Muslim prayer service as an icon who pushed for unity

As the faithful chanted a Muslim prayer in unison, dignitaries and fans stood shoulder to shoulder to honor a man who used his celebrity to push for peace among races, religions and cultures. Continue reading

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{FD} F-16s that crashed over Georgia high-tech, but built in 1993

Military officials say the two pilots at the controls of the F-16 jets that collided over Georgia are seasoned combat veterans — and so are the jets they were flying. Continue reading

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{FD} 4 Steps to Ensure Your Business Meetings Aren’t Total Flops

After trying all the tips and tricks out there, I can up with the best way to ensure meetings are beneficial, not time wasters. Continue reading

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{FD} The Person Buying Your Business Has 7 Fears Keeping Them Awake

Addressing these fears will help you successfully sell your business. Continue reading

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{FD} Target Under Fire for Anti-Family Stance

Company exec sidesteps shareholder queries, reverts to bland corporate-speak on bathroom brouhaha Continue reading

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{FD} Sistine Chapel replica unveiled in Mexico City

Renaissance art lovers in Mexico won’t need to travel to Vatican City to see the glories of the Sistine Chapel. Continue reading

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{FD} Police say Philadelphia mom admits suffocating 2 kids

A Philadelphia woman admitted suffocating her 7-month-old son and 3-year-old daughter with a bedsheet during a visit to Florida, authorities said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Kenya fires 302 police officers as it fights corruption

A national commission in Kenya has fired 302 police officers who refused to be vetted as part of reforms of the police force. Continue reading

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{FD} FIAT Argentina removes handbook seen as misogynistic

FIAT Argentina is removing from circulation one of the handbooks it handed out with its cars following criticism by women’s groups that it is sexist. Continue reading

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{FD} Goodbye ‘Growth Hacking.’ Hello Neuromarketing.

Nueromarketing is not new, but has recently become even more widely adopted by larger brands, such as Pepsi, eBay and Daimler. Continue reading

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{FD} Nicaragua court throws out leadership of opposition party

Nicaragua’s Supreme Court has thrown out the current leader of the main opposition party and reinstated a former leader who had sued for control of the Independent Liberal Party. Continue reading

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