Daily Archives: July 30, 2016

{FD} Anti-cop climate having mixed results on police recruiting

The increasingly anti-cop climate throughout the nation has raised concerns that police recruitment could suffer, but so far – at least in certain cities – it may actually be bringing in more applications, law enforcement authorities told FoxNews.com. Continue reading

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{FD} Skydiver becomes first person to jump and land without chute

A 42-year-old skydiver with more than 18,000 jumps made history Saturday when he became the first person to leap without a parachute and land in a net instead. Continue reading

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{FD} Skydiver successfully makes 25,000-foot jump without parachute

Skydiver Luke Aikens became the first person ever to jump out of a plane and into a net on the ground without utilizing a parachute Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge sees red after bare legged prisoner brought to court

A Louisville judge scolded jail officials for bringing a female inmate to court without a jail jumpsuit and, it appeared, with no pants. Continue reading

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{FD} FAA was warned about possible deadly balloon crashes in 2014

Warning about potential high-fatality accidents, safety investigators recommended two years ago that the Federal Aviation Administration impose greater oversight on commercial hot air balloon operators, government documents show. Continue reading

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{FD} NOAA: mass die-off at marine sanctuary off Louisiana, Texas

Federal scientists say a massive die-off is taking place on a coral reef of a national marine sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico. Continue reading

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{FD} St. Petersburg could become home to Cuban consulate

St. Petersburg appears to be out front in a bid to become home to the first Cuban consulate in the United States in more than five decades. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope Francis tells young people to ‘leave a mark,’ not ‘take it easy’

Pope Francis challenged hundreds of thousands of young people who gathered in a sprawling Polish meadow to reject being a “couch potato” who retreats into video games and computer screens and instead engage in social activism and politics to create a m… Continue reading

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{FD} California wildfire takes toll on Big Sur tourism

Lodge managers and cafe owners along California’s dramatic Big Sur coast were looking at a summer of jittery guests and cancelled bookings after fire officials warned that crews will likely be battling a wildfire raging in steep, forested ridges just t… Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Wounded San Diego officer alert after shooting

The Latest on a shooting that killed a San Diego police officer and wounded another (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Man stunned at being target in Nevada bombing

A Nevada man whose family was nearly killed weeks ago by bombs set off by a former colleague has no idea why he was a target. Continue reading

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{FD} Puerto Rico towns to share services, cut costs amid crisis

Puerto Rico’s governor has signed a bill letting the island’s 78 municipal governments share administrative services as a cost-saving measure amid a deep fiscal crisis. Continue reading

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{FD} Skydiver makes final preparations to jump without parachute

Skydiver Luke Aikins figures his next leap into thin air will start pretty much like the thousands that preceded it, only with one small but significant difference: This time when he steps out of the plane at 25,000 feet he won’t take his parachute wit… Continue reading

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{FD} French Muslims refuse to bury terrorist who killed Catholic priest

Muslims have refused to bury one of the terrorists who murdered a French Catholic priest this week as he celebrated Mass. Continue reading

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{FD} Saints’ blood and bones inspire Catholic pilgrims in Poland

Relics of saints aren’t rare in Krakow, especially these days. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-NFL, Texas A&M linebacker, wife killed at their home

A former Texas A&M and Miami Dolphins linebacker and his wife were fatally shot at their home in Houston, and a 16-year-old boy has been charged as a juvenile with murder in the slayings. Continue reading

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{FD} Montana to revisit incest law allowing charges against teens

Lawmakers will review a loophole in Montana’s incest law that allows 16- and 17-year-olds to be held as complicit as their parents. Continue reading

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{FD} Off-duty Indianapolis police officer charged with attempted murder after shooting detective

An Indianapolis police officer faces an attempted murder charge after authorities say he shot a detective investigating a domestic violence incident involving the officer and his estranged wife and then fled to Ohio. Continue reading

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{FD} 8 Phoenix high school football players let go for hazing

Eight players have been kicked off a Phoenix high school football team because of a hazing incident. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Site of hot air balloon crash under power lines

The Latest on the hot air balloon that crashed in Central Texas (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Woman: Granddaughter hid in closet from gunman

The Latest on a shooting at a gathering of young adults in suburban Seattle (all times local): 9:40 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} 9 Yoga Poses You Can Do At Your Desk Without Looking Really Weird (Infographic)

When Balasana (child’s pose) garners stares from co-workers, try these office poses instead. Continue reading

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{FD} Eric Shawn Reports: How Frank Sheeran killed Jimmy Hoffa

It all started, and ended, on this day 41 years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Tunisian lawmakers hold no-confidence vote, PM under threat

Tunisia’s parliament is holding a no-confidence vote that is expected to decide the fate of technocratic Prime Minister Habib Essid. Continue reading

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{FD} IMF delegation arrives in Egypt for bailout talks

A delegation from the International Monetary Fund has arrived in Egypt, responding to a request for a multibillion dollar bailout for the country’s flagging economy. Continue reading

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{FD} Fighting between rival Tuareg groups kills 6 in NE Mali

Fighting has broken out in northeastern Mali between a coalition of Tuareg rebels and a Tuareg group allied with the government of this West African country. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Wildfire near Big Sur destroys 57 homes

The Latest on the wildfires burning in the West (all times local): 9 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Guyana to ban travel for grads with outstanding student debt

Guyana’s finance minister says the country will bar graduates of its public university from traveling outside the country until they settle their student debt, in a bid to collect on some $25 million in defaulted loans. Continue reading

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{FD} 1 killed, 2 seriously injured when bus skids off Norway road

Norwegian police say one person was killed and two people were seriously injured when a tourist bus skidded off the road in the middle of the Nordic nation. Continue reading

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{FD} NY caretakers say they are being punished for complaints

Some caretakers for disabled New Yorkers say they’ve been harassed and punished for making complaints about potentially hazardous situations at state facilities. Continue reading

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{FD} 16 feared dead after hot air balloon crashes in Texas

Sixteen people were feared dead Saturday after a hot air balloon caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas. Continue reading

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{FD} The 4 Best Books For Entrepreneurs in 2016 (So Far!)

From the long view of a forefather of the Internet to a reinvention of the fable by a 17-year-old, there’s a lot to learn from these authors. Continue reading

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{FD} 118 dormitories burned in Kenya in wave of arson attacks

More than 100 high school dormitories in Kenya have been burned in a wave of arson attacks over the past three months. Continue reading

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{FD} Discredited Tulsa volunteer sheriff’s deputy program revived

An Oklahoma volunteer sheriff’s deputy program shut down after a member fatally shot an unarmed black man is back in business with tougher requirements, new Tulsa sheriff Vic Regalado said, although every one of the new reserves was in the old force th… Continue reading

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{FD} Thousands, including PM, attends Stockholm’s gay pride march

Tens of thousands of people, including Sweden’s prime minister, have participated in Stockholm’s annual gay pride parade, walking along streets sprinkled with balloons and rainbow flags. Continue reading

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{FD} Powerball’s eye-popping jackpots explained

Powerball players will have a shot at the nation’s eighth-largest lottery jackpot this weekend, but they’ll face long odds that have led to nearly three months without a winner. Continue reading

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{FD} Powerball $478 million jackpot is nation’s 8th largest

Powerball players have a shot at the nation’s eighth-largest lottery jackpot, but they should keep in mind that their dreams of riches likely won’t become a reality. Continue reading

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{FD} Burundi protests plan to deploy UN police

More than 1,000 people in Burundi participated in a government-backed demonstration in the capital, Bujumbura, to protest France’s proposal approved by the U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} Fighting between Turkish forces, Kurdish rebels kills 43

Authorities say fighting between Turkish forces and Kurdish rebels in the restive southeast of the country has killed eight Turkish soldiers and 35 Kurdish fighters. Continue reading

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{FD} US Army secretary says US-South Korea war games to proceed

U.S. Army Secretary Eric Fanning says annual war games between the United States and South Korea will go ahead next month, despite North Korea’s warning of a “vicious” showdown if the military drills proceed. Continue reading

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{FD} Nonprofit’s ID cards get recognition from police, immigrants

A privately issued ID card that enables illegal immigrants in North Carolina to identify themselves to police is getting national attention, though Republican lawmakers want to shut it down. Continue reading

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{FD} Former KKK member convicted in deadly bombing up for parole

Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr. was a young Ku Klux Klansman with a reputation for hating blacks in 1963, when a bomb ripped a hole in the side of 16th Street Baptist Church, killing four black girls during the civil rights movement. Continue reading

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{FD} John Hinckley’s return to normalcy has been years in making

Life for the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981 has progressively become more normal as he prepares to live with his mother. Continue reading

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{FD} Spain: police bust sex-slave ring exploiting transsexuals

Spanish police say they have arrested three members of a criminal group engaged in human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of foreign transsexuals and transvestites. Continue reading

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{FD} Security suddenly boosted at Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has suddenly boosted its security in a move authorities there have linked to the “national threat level,” snarling traffic as military police checked cars coming to drop passengers off. Continue reading

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{FD} What’s safe? Europe grapples with security after attacks

You can’t put a guard in every church and patrol every beach. Continue reading

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{FD} Putin tests West’s sanctions resolve on visit to Slovenia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Slovenia, a member of both the European Union and NATO, testing Western unity in maintaining sanctions against the Kremlin for its role in Ukraine. Continue reading

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{FD} Philippine president calls off truce after rebel attack

The Philippine president has withdrawn a cease-fire order after communist guerrillas killed a government militiaman and failed to declare their own truce by a Saturday deadline he had given. Continue reading

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{FD} Bomb kills 1 security official, wounds 8 people in Pakistan

Officials say a roadside bomb has exploded near a vehicle carrying paramilitary rangers in southern Pakistan, killing a security official and wounding three officers and five civilians. Continue reading

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{FD} Monsoon floods kill at least 52 people in India

Indian authorities are trying to rescue thousands of people stranded in flooded villages after a week of heavy rains killed at least 52 people and uprooted tens of thousands of others from their homes in Bihar state in the east and Assam in the northeast. Continue reading

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