Monthly Archives: July 2016

{FD} Surveys show Chinese manufacturing weak in July

Two surveys show Chinese manufacturing activity in July was weak but better than some forecasters expected. Continue reading

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{FD} Fight continues against California’s Big Sur fire as new blaze breaks out near Fresno

Crews battled a massive wildfire near California’s Big Sur that is threatening thousands of homes as it burns for the tenth day, while a much newer fire in Fresno County quickly spread, damaging homes as it grew to more than two square miles Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} US Capitol attack plot suspect pleads guilty to 3 counts in Ohio

A man accused of plotting to attack the US Capitol in support of the Islamic State group during President Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address pleaded guilty Monday to three federal charges. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 ex-Temple University officers accused of killing woman

Two former Temple University police officers are facing murder charges in the slaying of a woman in Philadelphia. Continue reading

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{FD} Amnesty warns that Malaysian law gives govt ‘abusive powers’

Amnesty International has warned that a Malaysian security law that comes into force Monday will give the government “unchecked and abusive powers” in a blow to human rights. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope: I fell because I forgot there was step at altar’s edge

Pope Francis has explained why he took a tumble last week during a public Mass outdoors in public while on a pilgrimage. Continue reading

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{FD} Mother-in-law of Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone freed after being kidnapped in Brazil

The mother-in-law of Bernie Ecclestone has been freed after being kidnapped in Brazil last month, according to local media. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope: Not right to talk about a ‘violent, terrorist’ Islam

Pope Francis on Sunday said he won’t label Islam as “terrorist” because that would be unfair and not true. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Balloon pilot had record of DWI in Missouri

The Latest on the fatal hot air balloon crash in Central Texas (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope will let justice take its course on Pell allegations

Pope Francis told reporters Sunday he won’t address child molestation allegations against a top Vatican cardinal who is one of his most-trusted aides until justice officials in Australia have made a determination. Continue reading

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{FD} Blast shakes Kabul in possible attack, Afghan official says

A strong explosion took place early Monday near a guesthouse for foreigners in Kabul, an Afghan police official said. Continue reading

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{FD} NTSB: Balloon hit power lines before crashing in Texas field, killing 16

A hot air balloon hit high-tension power lines before crashing into a pasture in Central Texas, killing all 16 on board, according to federal authorities investigating the worst such disaster in U.S. history. Continue reading

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{FD} Afghan official: Blast shakes city, possible attack

An Afghan police official says there has been a strong explosion near a guesthouse for foreigners in Kabul. Continue reading

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{FD} Appeal made for fund to support slain social worker’s kids

With the anniversary of the shooting death of a Vermont social worker approaching, the state employees’ union is asking again for donations to a fund to support Lara Sobel’s children. Continue reading

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{FD} NTSB: Balloon hit power lines before crashing, killing 16

Evidence shows some part of the hot air balloon made contact with high-tension power lines before crashing into a Central Texas pasture, killing all 16 on board, according to federal authorities who are investigating the worst such disaster in U.S. his… Continue reading

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{FD} University of Washington identifies student killed at party

The Latest on the Washington state shooting (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Asylum seeker stabs priest in Belgium, authorities say

An asylum seeker on Sunday stabbed a 65-year-old Belgian priest before fleeing, and the assailant is still on the run, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Gurriel has work visa, now playing in minors for Astros

Cuban infielder Yuliesky Gurriel has received his work visa and is playing in the minors in Houston’s system. Continue reading

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{FD} Russian television shows what the Kremlin thinks of Clinton

To understand what the Kremlin thinks about the prospect of Hillary Clinton becoming the U.S. president, it was enough to watch Russian state television coverage of her accepting the Democratic nomination. Continue reading

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{FD} Belgian priest stabbed in his home when he refused to give Muslim asylum seeker money

Belgian priest, 65, stabbed in his home when he ‘refused to give asylum seeker money after letting him use his shower’ The Belgian priest has been named locally as 65-year-old Jos Vanderlee He reportedly let the asylum seeker use his shower at his home in Lanaken The suspect allegedly asked the priest for money and … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Germany: Munich shopping centre and train station are evacuated when police receive bomb threat

Panic as Munich shopping centre and train station are evacuated when police receive bomb threat a week after nine killed in terror attack Area of Pasing Arcaden shopping centre and Pasing railway station cleared Police received phone call warning that a bomb had been placed in the area Munich police emphasised that the action was … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Tensions rise in Germany over immigration in wake of attacks

German leaders on Sunday paid respects to the victims of the July 22 mass shooting in Munich and sought to calm a public unsettled by a series of attacks. Continue reading

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{FD} Syrian rebels launch push aimed at breaking Aleppo siege

Syrian rebels launched an offensive aimed at breaking the government’s siege of eastern Aleppo on Sunday, where the U.N. estimates some 300,000 people are trapped with dwindling food and medical supplies. Continue reading

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{FD} Crews continue battle against growing Big Sur wildfire

Crews continued to battle a massive wildfire near California’s Big Sur that is threatening thousands of homes as another one broke out in Fresno County and quickly spread, prompting the evacuation of 300 homes near dry, rolling hills. Continue reading

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{FD} Soldier charged in wife’s death sentenced for child porn

An Army medic charged in his wife’s death will spend over two years in prison after being court-martialed for possessing child pornography and soliciting payment for sex. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida man strangled woman with dog leash, stabbed K-9, cops say

A Florida man allegedly strangled a woman with a dog leash and later stabbed a K-9 as he tried to evade capture on Friday, Lakeland police said. Continue reading

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{FD} France in 2016: Armed soldiers patrol beaches

What it’s now like to holiday in France: Armed soldiers patrol the beaches after terror attacks leave country on high alert Armed police and soldiers to be stationed at holiday sites across France  Increased security at festivals and fairs as well as stations and airports  Cannes has banned all bags big enough to conceal a … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Man dies after falling down Seattle elevator shaft

Seattle police are investigating after a worker apparently fell to his death down an elevator shaft. Continue reading

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{FD} Faith Fills the House

Moms of big families and small gain strength through their belief in God. Continue reading

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{FD} Tens of thousands gather at Congo opposition rally

Tens of thousands Congolese gathered in the capital Sunday at an opposition rally calling for the president to step down at the end of his mandate in December, and urging elections take place as scheduled in November. Continue reading

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{FD} The latest gun owners are the new ‘silent majority’

Gretchen Lager’s fondest childhood memories involved shooting bullets at tin cans and balloons along the Slippery Rock Creek in western Pennsylvania – but one day in 1995, guns became a far more menacing presence in her life. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-cop kills himself after chase; wife’s body in trunk

Authorities say a former police officer killed himself after a chase with police that led state troopers to finding the body of the ex-cop’s wife in his trunk. Continue reading

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{FD} Palestinians file FIFA complaint over Israeli restrictions

The head of the Palestinian soccer federation has submitted a complaint to the international soccer governing body, FIFA, after Israel prevented seven soccer players and staff from traveling from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank. Continue reading

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{FD} For Shiite Muslims, ink shows ‘deep love’ amid Syria’s civil war

Hamada Bayloun is not particularly religious, but across his entire upper back spreads a large tattoo of the most revered saint in Shiite Islam, Imam Ali. Continue reading

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{FD} TSA registers 65 loaded firearms, grenades and a cleaver among items found in bags

The Transportation Security Administration would like to remind travelers to leave their loaded guns out of their carry-on bags. Continue reading

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{FD} British government grants Muslim terror plotter more pocket money, shorter curfew

Make the entire court responsible for these stupid judgements co-conspirator to murder. This is absolutely ridiculous. The British government has proven itself completely incapable of dealing with terrorism at all. Meaning, the victims of 7/7 must be compensated for a crime committed onto them by government endorsement. . . Only UK terrorist on an anti-terror … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyers start search for jury to hear Christie bridge case

Attorneys in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case are about to tackle a crucial part of the trial process that doesn’t get a lot of attention. Continue reading

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{FD} Embassies call on Maldives president to return to democracy

The U.S. embassy and other foreign missions have urged the Maldives president to return to the path of democracy saying they are concerned over what they call recent erosions of fundamental freedoms and institutions of democracy in the archipelago state. Continue reading

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{FD} Armenia: All 20 gunmen at police compound surrender, standoff is over

All 20 gunmen remaining inside a police compound in the capital surrendered on Sunday, ending a two-week standoff, The Armenian security service said. Continue reading

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{FD} Aging workforce puts strain on skilled manufacturing workers

In a small town just south of New Hampshire’s capital, General Electric runs two plants filled with workers building jet engines for the world’s leading airlines. Continue reading

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{FD} High winds, dry weather stoking wildfires throughout Greece

Greece’s fire service says a fire has been raging in a mountainous part of the island of Evia in central Greece for the second day in a row, burning well over 5,000 acres (2,000 hectares) of forest and forcing authorities to evacuate a village, a monas… Continue reading

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{FD} Uncle of Floyd Mayweather Jr found safe, report says

Authorities are searching for the uncle of boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., who was last seen on Saturday, Las Vegas police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuela attorney general says Congress illegally formed

The conflict between Venezuela’s socialist government and its opposition-led Congress is growing even sharper. Continue reading

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{FD} London police chief says more officers armed for next attack

The Metropolitan Police commander says London eventually will suffer another Islamic extremist attack and his force is more committed to use lethal force because of atrocities in neighboring France. Continue reading

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{FD} Man killed in shooting with North Carolina deputies

Authorities say a man has been shot and killed in a confrontation with deputies in northern North Carolina. Continue reading

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{FD} Modern-day ‘caveman’ has lived in cavern for 40 years

Pedro Luca has lived in a cave in northern Argentina for 40 years. Continue reading

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{FD} After ‘aggressive’ swan killed, new protocols in place

Environmental officials who killed a swan they deemed to be aggressive are trying to better inform the public about nesting sites so people can elude encounters with the birds. Continue reading

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{FD} Harvard Summer School student drowns in Charles River

A student at Harvard Summer School apparently drowned in the Charles River after “going into the water off a footbridge,” authorities and university officials say. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Only 1 suspected after 3 killed near Seattle

The Latest on the Washington state shooting (all times local): 9:15 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Greek police detain 25 anarchists who interrupt a Mass

Greek police say they have detained 25 anarchists who burst into the cathedral in the northern city of Thessaloniki and interrupted a Mass, chanting slogans and dropping flyers. Continue reading

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