Daily Archives: June 12, 2016

{FD} Angela Merkel meets with Chinese premier amid trade concerns

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting China’s Premier Li Keqiang and other leaders in Beijing amid concerns over trade and the ability of German firms and foreign non-governmental organizations to function in China. Continue reading

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{FD} Stanford students protest convicted rapist’s sentence at commencement

Stanford University graduating students and women’s rights advocates used the school’s commencement ceremony to again express their anger over the six-month jail sentence given to a former student for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. Continue reading

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{FD} PHOTOS: Americans mourn latest mass shooting tragedy

“More Love. Continue reading

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{FD} Owner of gay club says Orlando gunman reached out to him on Facebook

The gunman who killed at least 50 people at an Orlando nightclub early Sunday sent a Facebook friend request to the owner of another gay club last week, raising the possibility that he may have targeted other LGBT clubs in the area. Continue reading

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{FD} Shooter was body builder, guard; once wanted to be cop

He was a body builder and a security guard, a religious man who attended the local mosque and wanted to become a police officer. Continue reading

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{FD} #Orlando gay shooter’s father broadcasted pro-Taliban, anti-US talk show from California

A former Afghan official told the Associated Press the show is filled with “anti-US tirades.” . . Orlando suspect’s father hosted a TV show and now pretends to be Afghanistan’s president   By Max Bearak, Washington Post June 12 at 2:53 PM Seddique Mateen, the father of Omar Mateen, who authorities say committed the worst … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Andrew Lloyd Webber offers $1.3 million grant for children

Andrew Lloyd Webber came to cheer on his kid rock band at the Tony Awards — and also to give out some money to encourage more musical kids. Continue reading

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{FD} Another night of drinking and dancing, until the shots began

Like young people in clubs the world over, Jon Alamo met up with some friends, and then some more friends. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials release initial list of Orlando nightclub shooting victims’ names, ages

As federal and local officials continue their investigation into the deadly Orlando nightclub attack, city officials began to release the names and ages of victims on Sunday night whose next of kin have been contacted.. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Woman fatally stabs her mother outside mall

Police say a 29-year-old woman has been charged with first-degree murder after her mother was found stabbed outside Eastpoint Mall in Baltimore County. Continue reading

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{FD} Germany makes winning start, warnings for England and Russia

Germany began its campaign to add the 2016 European Championship to its 2014 World Cup with a promising 2-0 victory over Ukraine on Sunday, while England and Russia were threatened with expulsion from the tournament. Continue reading

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{FD} Orlando gunman tied to radical imam released from prison last year, say law enforcement sources

The gunman who murdered at least 50 people in a Florida nightclub early Sunday morning was a follower of a controversial gang leader-turned-bank robber who was released from prison last year despite warnings from prosecutors that he would recruit peopl… Continue reading

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{FD} As the shootings unfolded, a horror for one mother via text

Mina Justice was sound asleep when she received the first text from her son, Eddie Justice, who was in the gay nightclub when a gunman opened fire and slaughtered 50 and wounded more than 50 others. Continue reading

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{FD} Sports world reacts to mass shooting in Orlando

The sports world reacted strongly Sunday to the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Continue reading

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{FD} Syrian activist survives IS assassination attempt in Turkey

Colleagues say a Syrian independent media activist working in southeast Turkey has survived an assassination attempt claimed by the Islamic State group. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota memorial honors soldiers of ‘secret war’

A new memorial on the Minnesota Capitol grounds honors soldiers of the “secret war” in Laos. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Neighbors reported man on way to Pride parade

The Latest on the arrest of an armed man who told police he was heading to a gay pride parade (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Orlando victim described as caring, energetic man

A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday, killing at least 50 people in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Continue reading

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{FD} Clinton, Trump adjust politicking following Florida shooting

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton adjusted their presidential politicking Sunday, first offering prayers and support to the victims of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Continue reading

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{FD} A look at violence at gay venues

The deadly shooting early Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, follows several incidents of violence against people at gay venues. Continue reading

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{FD} Radical Mexican teachers union had financial network

Prosecutors in Mexico say a radical teachers union that has led a decade of protests had set up an illegal financial network to fund demonstrations — and line their leaders’ pockets. Continue reading

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{FD} Orlando releases first 4 nightclub shooting victims’ names

The City of Orlando has released names of victims of the nightclub shooting whose next of kin have been contacted. Continue reading

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{FD} Father, daughter, 9, found dead in possible murder-suicide

Authorities say a father and hi 9-year-old daughter have been found dead in a central Pennsylvania home in what is being investigated as a possible murder-suicide. Continue reading

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{FD} UEFA warns England, Russia could be kicked out of Euro 2016

England and Russia have been threatened with expulsion from the European Championship if there is further violence by their fans. Continue reading

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{FD} Stanford University students show support for rape victim at graduation ceremony

Stanford University graduating students and women’s rights advocates used the school’s commencement ceremony to again express their anger over the six-month jail sentence given to a former student for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt says time running out to find EgyptAir black boxes

Egyptian investigators say time is running out in the search for the black boxes from an EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, killing all 66 people on board. Continue reading

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{FD} Baby dies in Iowa after being left in hot car by father, police say

Police in central Iowa are investigating the death of a baby they say was left inside a sweltering car while his father visited a barber shop. Continue reading

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{FD} No casualties reported after powerful explosion rocks Lebanon’s capital

A powerful bomb exploded in Beirut on Sunday, destroying several cars and severely damaging one of Lebanon’s biggest banks, but causing no casualties, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} D-Day flag from US boat sells for $514K at Dallas auction

The U.S. flag flown on the stern of the boat that led the first American troops onto Utah Beach on D-Day was sold on Sunday for $514,000 at auction in Texas. Continue reading

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{FD} Cleric to talk in Orlando asked Muslims to “have compassion” for gays by killing them

This is a perfect example of a topic we have brought up many times before: Muslim interpretation of lofty words such as “democracy”, “freedom”, “equality” has no similarity whatsoever with the true meaning of these words in our dictionary. Their use of these words are purely Islamic, meaning that democracy is when only Islam and … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Farrakhan details Muhammed Ali’s ties to Nation of Islam

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is remembering Muhammad Ali and his own history with the late heavyweight champion. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Man arrested in California had guns, explosives

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says a heavily armed man arrested in Southern California told police he was in the area for West Hollywood’s gay pride parade. Continue reading

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{FD} LIVE BLOG: At least 50 killed in possible act of Islamic terror at Orlando nightclub

Live updates from Florida nightclub shooting Continue reading

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{FD} At least 50 killed in shooting at Orlando nightclub

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{FD} The Latest: 5 found shot to death in New Mexico home

The Latest on the shooting of five people, including four children, found dead in a Roswell home (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} What We Know: Gay nightclub shooting deadliest on US soil

A gunman opened fire at a gay night club in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday, killing 50 people and wounding 53 more before he was killed in a shootout with SWAT team members. Continue reading

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{FD} Witnesses tweet while hiding from gunman in Orlando nightclub massacre

As a gunman held hostages during a bloody Orlando nightclub siege that left at least 50 people dead early Sunday, witnesses tweeted that they were hiding in the hopes that they could escape alive. Continue reading

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{FD} Latest: Students support victim at Stanford graduation

The Latest on six-month jail sentence for a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sex assault (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Powerful explosion rocks Lebanon’s capital

A powerful explosion has rocked the Lebanese capital, and ambulances are rushing to the scene. Continue reading

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{FD} AP: Mexico’s ‘El Chapo’ likely to be prosecuted in Brooklyn

In the nationwide sweepstakes among federal jurisdictions to put Mexican drug kingpin and escape artist Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman on trial, the place currently leading the pack is far from the border: Brooklyn. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Baby dies after being left in hot car by father

Police in central Iowa are investigating the death of a baby they say was left inside a sweltering car while his father visited a barber shop. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope Francis condemns massacre at Florida nightclub

The Vatican says Pope Francis is expressing the “deepest feelings of horror and condemnation” over a massacre at a Florida nightclub that killed at least 50 people. Continue reading

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{FD} Man with weapons arrested in California ahead of Gay Pride parade, cops say

An Indiana man armed with three assault rifles and chemicals used to make explosives was arrested in Southern California on Sunday and told police he was headed to a West Hollywood gay pride parade, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Police K-9 dies after being left in patrol car for hours

Authorities in Georgia say a police K-9 has died after being left in a patrol car for several hours. Continue reading

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{FD} UN, Nigeria agree to Cameroon’s return of 80,000 refugees

Nigeria says it has agreed to Cameroon’s voluntary return of 80,000 Nigerian refugees who have fled the Boko Haram Islamic insurgency. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida Muslim gay killer Omar Mateen: 5 facts

Omar Mateen: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know Published 9:10 am EDT, June 12, 2016 By Tom Cleary, Heavy.com Omar Mir Seddique Mateen has been named as the gunman who killed 50 people and wounded 53 others at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, CBS News reports. He was later killed by police after … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Florida nightclub shooter apparently made threats in the past; ex-wife claims he beat her

The gunman who killed at least 50 people at an Orlando nightclub early Sunday was a licensed security officer who claimed more than once that he had connections to Islamic terror groups, Fox News has learned, as the killer’s ex-wife reportedly said he … Continue reading

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{FD} AP Interview: London mayor to fight hard to avert Brexit

London’s mayor is pledging to campaign hard to persuade British citizens to vote to remain in the European Union in a June 23 referendum. Continue reading

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{FD} Uganda: Army officers arrested over plot against president

A Ugandan military official says dozens of military army officers, including some senior ones, have been arrested over an alleged plot to overthrow long-time President Yoweri Museveni. Continue reading

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{FD} Eleven officers involved in gunfight that killed Orlando shooter hours after siege began

Police confirmed at least 11 officers were involved in the gunfight that killed the attacker at an Orlando nightclub early Sunday, adding that a SWAT team stormed the building to rescue hostages roughly three hours after the horrific siege began. Continue reading

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