Daily Archives: July 9, 2016

{FD} Q&A: Landmark ruling on South China Sea

A landmark ruling on an arbitration case filed by the Philippines that seeks to strike down China’s expansive territorial claims in the South China Sea will be a test for international law and world powers. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian opposition concedes defeat in tight election

Australia’s opposition leader has conceded defeat in a dramatically close national election that has left the country in limbo for more than a week. Continue reading

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{FD} Wyoming teen playing ‘Pokemon Go’ discovers body face down in river

A Wyoming teen playing “Pokemon Go” discovered a body in a river Friday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Black boys, men ponder avoiding becoming the next hashtag

Javon Grant has come up with a plan for what to do should he cross paths with a police officer: Get as far away as possible. Continue reading

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{FD} Officer who shot Minnesota man reacted to gun, not race, lawyer says

A suburban Minnesota police officer who shot and killed a black motorist was reacting to the man’s gun, not his race, the officer’s attorney said Saturday Minneapolis attorney Thomas Kelly told Fox News that St. Continue reading

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{FD} Prominent Cambodian political analyst shot dead

Police in Cambodia say a dispute over money led to the shooting death of a prominent political analyst at a shopping mall in the capital Phnom Penh. Continue reading

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{FD} China inflation up 1.9 percent in June, slowest in 6 months

Chinese government data shows consumer prices in June rose at the slowest pace in six months, suggesting the world’s second-largest economy is still experiencing weak consumer demand amid a broad downturn. Continue reading

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{FD} At least 15 killed, including 11 members of a family, in Mexico shootings

A series of attacks by gunmen in the capital of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas left 15 people dead, including 11 members of one family who were shot while still in their beds, officials said Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} Family of dead war reporter Marie Colvin sue Syria for her death

Relatives of Marie Colvin, a U.S.-born journalist who worked for the British newspaper The Sunday Times, have filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming that Syrian government officials targeted and killed her in 2012 to silence her reporting on Syria a… Continue reading

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{FD} Open carry activist labeled a suspect in Dallas shooting says police ‘defamed’ him

In a green camouflage shirt and an AR-15 strapped across his chest, Mark Hughes attended a Dallas demonstration against excessive use of force by police as an activist of open-carry, a recently-expanded Texas law that allows licensed gun owners to open… Continue reading

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{FD} Police agencies on edge, on guard amid heightened threats

Police agencies across the U.S. are on edge and on guard after receiving threats and calls for violence against them on social media in the aftermath of the killings of two black men and the sniper attack that left five officers dead in Dallas. Continue reading

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{FD} Economy, security key issues as Japan votes for upper house

Japanese are voting in a nationwide election for the upper house that may cement the prime minister’s grip on power as he forges ahead with policies to encourage exports and easy lending to keep a shaky economic growth going. Continue reading

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{FD} Fast-moving fire forces evacuations north of Los Angeles

A fast-moving brush fire north of Los Angeles has forced the evacuation of some 250 homes The Los Angeles County Fire Department says the blaze broke out in the Stevenson Ranch foothill community Saturday afternoon. Continue reading

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{FD} 15 killed, including 11 members of a family, in north Mexico

A series of attacks by gunmen in the capital of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas left 15 people dead, including 11 members of one family who were shot while still in their beds, officials said Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Protests over shooting resume in Baton Rouge

The Latest on protests in Baton Rouge arising from Tuesday’s video-recorded shooting death of Alton Sterling (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Top Spanish bullfighter fatally gored on live TV

One of Spain’s top bullfighters died Saturday after being gored to death by a bull at a festival. Continue reading

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{FD} Dallas scarred again by national tragedy after police ambush

The memorial to the assassination of President John F. Continue reading

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{FD} Dallas sniper reportedly planned larger attack, changed plans to target protest

Investigators believe the Dallas gunman who shot 14 people, including five murdered police officers, originally planned a much larger attack. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida woman dies after being handcuffed earlier by police

Authorities say a woman died at a hospital after being handcuffed earlier by police outside a Jacksonville convenience store. Continue reading

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{FD} Growing memorial at Dallas Police Headquarters is spot for flowers and tears

A makeshift memorial at Dallas Police Headquarters to the five officers killed in Thursday’s sniper ambush has become a place for people to leave flowers and notes—and to shed tears. Continue reading

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{FD} Group seeks to make Jefferson Davis statue harder to remove

Kentucky’s state curator says a citizens group is seeking a special military designation for a statue of former Confederate president Jefferson Davis, displayed in Kentucky’s Capitol Rotunda. Continue reading

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{FD} Dallas police placed on high alert after anonymous threat following attack

DEVELOPING: Dallas police headquarters were placed on high alert Saturday due to an anonymous threat, two days after a sniper ambushed and shot 12 officers, killing five of them. Continue reading

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{FD} 16 Boko Haram fighters, 2 soldiers dead in Nigeria shootout

Nigerian officials say 16 Boko Haram extremists and two soldiers have been killed when the extremists tried to ride explosives-laden motorcycles into an army base in the country’s volatile northeast. Continue reading

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{FD} Protests against police shooting to resume in Baton Rouge

Protests were set to resume in Baton Rouge on Saturday, hours after demonstrations over a video-recorded police shooting produced tense moments resulting in 30 arrests. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 Russian soldiers die after helicopter shot down in Syria

Russia’s military says two of its airmen have died in Syria after their helicopter was shot down in Syria by fighters of the Islamic State group. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials say 3 dead in Tennessee from overnight storms

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency says severe storms overnight are to blame for three deaths in the eastern part of the state. Continue reading

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{FD} Kenya: Calls for justice heard as human rights lawyer buried

Slain Kenyan human rights lawyer ****** Kimani and a taxi driver have been buried in their hometowns amid calls for top officials to resign over police-linked extra-judicial killings. Continue reading

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{FD} Alabama sheriff’s deputy shot responding to hostage situation

DEVELOPING: An Alabama sheriff’s deputy was shot while responding to a hostage situation Saturday, the latest casualty of a week of violence against law enforcement officers. Continue reading

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{FD} US troops number in Afghanistan not always add up precisely

Figuring out how many troops the U.S. has in a war zone such as Afghanistan is never easy. Continue reading

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{FD} Avalanche in Switzerland injures 5 hikers

Swiss police say five people have been injured after being caught by an avalanche in the Saentis mountain region near the city of Appenzell. Continue reading

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{FD} Gunman charged after opening fire at Georgia officer

Police say a man accused of opening fire on a police officer on patrol in Georgia has been charged. Continue reading

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{FD} Mormon missionaries to stay in Russia despite new law

Mormon missionaries will remain in Russia despite the country’s new anti-terrorism law that puts restrictions on religious work. Continue reading

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{FD} Air Force searches for Indiana airman who’s missing in Italy

The U.S. Air Force is searching for an Indiana airman who vanished last week in Italy. Continue reading

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{FD} Police pursuit ends in head-on crash that kills 1, injures 3

Authorities say the driver of a tractor-trailer cab was shot by police during a pursuit that ended when the cab crashed head-on into a car, leaving one person dead. Continue reading

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{FD} Mahut, Herbert win all-French Wimbledon men’s doubles final

Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert beat Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-4, 7-6 (1), 6-3 to win Wimbledon on Saturday in the first all-French Grand Slam men’s doubles final of the Open era. Continue reading

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{FD} Serena Williams worried by recent police shootings

The recent fatal police shootings of two black men and the attack in Dallas make Serena Williams worry about her nephews. Continue reading

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{FD} Macedonia: Police detain 4 in anti-terror operation

Macedonian police have arrested four men in an anti-terror operation launched overnight against suspected Islamic State supporters. Continue reading

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{FD} Cold call: North Dakota base could be home to Arctic mission

An Air Force installation in North Dakota that specializes in unmanned aircraft might one day be flying its drones to the top of the world. Continue reading

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{FD} Man killed, 2 others gored during Spain bull runs

A man from Valencia died Saturday after being gored in a late-night bull run near the southern Spanish town of Alicante, while two men were gored and 12 others injured in the more popular morning bull-run race in Pamplona. Continue reading

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{FD} APNewsBreak: Cop’s lawyer blames driver’s gun, not his race

A suburban Minnesota police officer who killed a black driver reacted to the man’s gun, not his race, his attorney said Saturday, giving the most detailed account so far of why the officer drew his own weapon. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 killed, including 9-year-old boy, in San Bernardino

Police say three people, including a 9-year-old boy and his father, were shot dead outside a liquor store in San Bernardino. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida man charged with burning bunny that bit him

A Florida man is charged with animal cruelty after authorities say he intentionally set a pet bunny on fire. Continue reading

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{FD} Prisoners bust out of locked Texas cell to help unconscious jailer

A jailer in Texas may owe his survival from an apparent heart attack to group of prisoners who saw him fall ill and busted out of a locked cell to call for help. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Louisiana man turns himself in after alleged threat

Police in Louisiana say a man was jailed after posting a social media video in which he says he wants to shoot and kill a police officer. Continue reading

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{FD} Missouri, Kansas join other states pushing ‘zipper merge’

Transportation officials in Missouri and Kansas are encouraging motorists to resist the urge to get in line at the first sign of an upcoming lane closure. Continue reading

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{FD} AP Interview: Gingrich says Trump is a ‘necessary candidate’

Newt Gingrich says that he thinks Donald Trump is a “necessary candidate” amid global anti-establishment sentiment, but that he wouldn’t automatically say yes to an eventual proposal to become Trump’s running mate. Continue reading

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{FD} Sydney Schanberg, reporter whose work inspired ‘The Killing Fields’, dead at 82

Sydney H. Schanberg, a former correspondent for The New York Times awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the genocide in Cambodia in 1975 — and whose story of the survival of his assistant inspired the film “The Killing Fields” — has died. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: $540M lottery ticket sold at Indiana gas station

The Latest on a winning ticket sold for the Mega Millions jackpot worth an estimated $540 million (all times local): 11:40 a.m.: The Hoosier Lottery says the winning ticket for the Mega Millions jackpot worth an estimated $540 million was sold at a gas… Continue reading

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{FD} Graves looking for fairytale ending in equestrian in Rio

Equestrian is the only Olympic sport in which men and women compete on equal terms. Continue reading

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{FD} AME Church marks 200 years in birthplace of Philadelphia

One of the oldest black institutions in the country is marking its bicentennial in Philadelphia this week. Continue reading

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