Daily Archives: August 10, 2016

{FD} Brazilians in US share mix of pride, skepticism of Rio games

Pride in the Rio Olympics is palpable in Framingham, Massachusetts, nicknamed “Little Brazil” for its thriving population of Brazilian immigrants. Continue reading

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{FD} Indian tribes, Oklahoma reach deal on water rights dispute

Negotiators for two Indian tribes and the state of Oklahoma say they have reached a settlement that would end a modern-day water rights dispute that has its roots in the 19th century. Continue reading

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{FD} Rodeo promoter accuses 2 star calf ropers of rigging event

A rodeo promoter is suing two star calf ropers, accusing them of rigging an event in Arlington, Texas, last year so that they could get a cut of a possible $1 million prize. Continue reading

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{FD} Mafia loses its influence in New York’s Little Italy

A passing reference to the “Mulberry Street Crew” in a new mob indictment has revived questions about whether the Mafia still has at least a toehold in Manhattan’s Little Italy. Continue reading

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{FD} Australia to ban Chinese from leasing Sydney power grid

Australia has announced it plans to block Chinese bidders rom leasing a major Sydney electricity grid on national security grounds. Continue reading

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{FD} Air Force struggling with fighter pilot shortage amid ongoing air wars

The U.S. Air Force is struggling to fill a shortage of 700 fighter pilots by the end of the year, even as the U.S. battles in three air wars against ISIS in Iraq, Syria and Libya. Continue reading

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{FD} Canada terror suspect prepared martyrdom video before he was killed

A Canadian man previously banned from associating with Islamic State extremists prepared a martyrdom video and was about to commit a terrorist attack but was killed after he detonated his explosive device in a taxi and was shot at by officers who say t… Continue reading

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{FD} Tiny Polish car catches a wave in auto-crazy Cuba

Ramses Fernandez’s most cherished possession is barely larger than a refrigerator, with the legroom of an economy airplane seat and a little more horsepower than a riding lawnmower. Continue reading

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{FD} New Mexico teen charged with incest tried to save mom from abuse, police say

A 19-year-old man charged in New Mexico with having an incestuous relationship with his mother told authorities he believed he could take care of her and keep her safe from abusive men like those in her past, a criminal complaint states. Continue reading

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{FD} St Vincent lawmakers weigh legislation on online defamation

Legislators in St. Vincent and the Grenadines are scheduled to consider a cybercrime bill Thursday that would allow prison sentences of up to two years for online defamation. Continue reading

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{FD} Indonesia urged to take stern action on illegal bird trade

A wildlife trade monitoring group has called on Indonesia to take strong action against traders of endangered birds who are driving several species toward extinction. Continue reading

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{FD} California man sentenced in mercy killings of wife, sister

A California man who shot his wife and sister in what police said were mercy killings has been sentenced to 100 years to life in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} For second time in 2 weeks, DC’s Union Station evacuated

Washington’s Union Station was briefly evacuated after a fire alarm went off. Continue reading

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{FD} Belize supreme court says anti-gay law unconstitutional

Belize’s Supreme Court has declared unconstitutional a portion of the small Central American country’s criminal code that outlawed gay sex. Continue reading

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{FD} Canadian police say they thwarted possible terrorist threat

Canada’s national police force says it has halted a possible terrorist threat, but it is providing few other details. Continue reading

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{FD} Fires ravage southern France, Portugal, 4 dead, 1,000s flee

Fires whipped by high winds ravaged swaths of southern France and Portugal on Wednesday, killing at least four people, burning scores of homes and forcing the evacuation of thousands, including tourists. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials: Faulty hot tub caused deadly 2015 California fire

A hot tub’s faulty wiring ignited one of California’s most destructive wildfires, a blaze that killed four people, sent four firefighters to the hospital and destroyed more than 1,300 homes last year, officials said Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} US family says son died fighting for Kurdish militia

The parents of a Colorado man reported killed fighting against the Islamic State group says their son joined Kurdish forces to “fight the evil that is ISIS.” Continue reading

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{FD} Ferris wheel company had troubled history before fair spill

The organizers of the eastern Tennessee fair where three girls fell from a Ferris wheel kept their ride operator despite an incident across the state line that injured five and caused the owners’ son to be jailed. Continue reading

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{FD} Australia census to go back online 2 days after cyberattack

Australia’s prime minister says his country’s first attempt to conduct a census online will resume two days after it shut down due to system failures that left it vulnerable to cyberattack. Continue reading

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{FD} 4 Marketing Strategies You Need to Make HR Better

Boost your brand, improve employee morale and mange talent. Continue reading

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{FD} California officials: Faulty hot tub caused deadly 2015 fire

California officials say a hot tub’s faulty wiring is to blame for one of the state’s most destructive wildfires, a blaze that killed four people and destroyed more than 1,300 homes last year. Continue reading

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{FD} Police capture man climbing Trump Tower in New York City using suction cups

A man attempted to scale the all-glass facade of Trump Tower in New York City on Wednesday using large suction cups, prompting a large police response before he was finally pulled inside by authorities. Continue reading

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{FD} Alberta lawsuit says Pokemon players are invading privacy

A Canadian class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of an Albertan woman against California-based Niantic Inc., the creator of Pokemon Go, saying she’s suffering from an invasion of privacy. Continue reading

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{FD} To Invest in Mobile or Not to Invest Mobile… That is the Question

You basically have three options when deciding whether or not to invest in a mobile marketing solution for your business. Continue reading

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{FD} Bahamas reports 1st Zika case; says it was contracted abroad

Authorities in the Bahamas are reporting the archipelago’s first Zika case and say it was contracted elsewhere. Continue reading

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{FD} Survivor of Dubai airline crash-landing wins $1M in lottery

After he escaped unharmed from the burning wreckage of an Emirates airplane that had crash-landed in Dubai, Mohamed Basheer already considered himself lucky. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Dead woman’s brother: she was scared of boats

The Latest on cold case trial (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Review: Audacious ‘Sausage Party’ is a delicious feast

It’s happened. Continue reading

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{FD} Small Businesses Need an Online and an Offline Marketing Strategy

You don’t have to give up your Yellow Page ads, but you do need to expand your reach. Continue reading

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{FD} Man convicted in Indiana University student’s slaying

A jury has found a man guilty of murder in the slaying of an Indiana University student. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Son charged with incest tried to save mom from abuse

A 19-year-old man charged in New Mexico with having an incestuous relationship with his mother told authorities he believed he could take care of her and keep her safe from abusive men like those in her past, a criminal complaint states. Continue reading

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{FD} Ammon Bundy defends brother’s actions in jail scuffle

Oregon standoff defendant Ryan Bundy’s confrontation with sheriff’s deputies at a Portland jail stemmed from his fear that a ****** lodged in his shoulder would be surgically removed without his consent, Ammon Bundy said in a recorded message posted to… Continue reading

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{FD} Judge: Cop’s lawyers can’t access teen’s juvenile records

Lawyers for a white Chicago police officer charged in the 2014 shooting death of an unarmed black 17-year-old won’t have access to his juvenile records. Continue reading

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{FD} Lesbian Methodist Pastor on Involuntary Leave for Violating Rules on Gay Clergy

A lesbian pastor of the United Methodist Church was put on involuntary leave for violating the denomination’s ban on having “self-avowed” homosexual clergy. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 Essentials to Becoming a Millionaire Before You’re 30

To get rich while you’re still young requires being nearly all work and not very much play. Continue reading

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{FD} Sheriff: Arkansas deputy dies in shooting

An Arkansas deputy died Wednesday after being shot while responding to a call at a house, the sheriff said. Continue reading

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{FD} Muslim Woman Devotes Her Life to Helping Christians Displaced by ISIS

Many are familiar with “The Vicar of Baghdad,” Canon Andrew White, the head of one of the most prominent relief charities helping thousands of Christians displaced by ISIS, but many don’t know that much of the work White gets credit for is actually car… Continue reading

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{FD} 3 shot in Charlotte robbery, police chase over 2 counties

Police in North Carolina say two people were shot during a robbery and a suspect was later shot by officers after a two-county chase that ended when the suspects crashed their getaway vehicle into a utility pole. Continue reading

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{FD} Kentucky judge lets defendant meet newborn son before leaving court

A judge in Kentucky who recently made headlines for her reaction to a bare-legged inmate returned to the spotlight—this time, allowing a defendant to meet his newborn son. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge says feds can seize terrorist’s life insurance money

A judge says the government can seize money from life insurance policies taken out by a shooter in the San Bernardino, California, terrorist attack. Continue reading

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{FD} Colorado family says son died fighting for Kurdish militia

The parents of a Colorado man reported killed while fighting against the Islamic State group says their son joined Kurdish forces because he admired them and they became his “comrades in arms.” The family issued a statement saying Jordan MacTaggart was… Continue reading

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{FD} Insights on Venture Capital Curveballs From a Startup Founder

When you start a business, you have to be ready for anything, and we mean anything. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Ex-New England mob boss to be held without bail

The Latest on the arrest of former New England mob boss Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Ex-aides testify against Pennsylvania official

The Latest on Pennsylvania Attorney General (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} APNewsBreak: Report says alleged lottery fixer acted alone

An internal investigation into a national jackpot-fixing scandal has concluded that a single former lottery employee was responsible for any drawings that were manipulated, but it failed to uncover proof of his guilt. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 arrested in attack on woman who was beaten, set on fire

Authorities say three suspects have been arrested in the attempted robbery of an 83-year-old Georgia woman who was badly burned during and critically injured. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecutor: Officers made up shooting story; both on leave

Two Missouri police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave after a prosecutor accused them of lying about what happened when they tried to arrest a suspect for a parole violation last year. Continue reading

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{FD} Feds: Plastic gun from 3-D printer seized at Nevada airport

Airport screening agents confiscated a plastic handgun produced with a 3-D printer from a man’s carry-on luggage last week at a Nevada airport in what a federal official said Wednesday might have been the first discovery of its kind in the U.S. Continue reading

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{FD} Ecuador demands apology of muckraker

Ecuador’s media authorities have ruled that a prominent journalist committed a “media lynching” of a government agency with investigative reports and ordered her TV station to broadcast a series of public apologies. Continue reading

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