Daily Archives: August 11, 2016

{FD} China says economy making steady progress despite weak data

A Chinese official has tried to reassure companies and investors the country’s growth is stable despite unexpectedly weak data for July, saying the world’s second-largest economy is “making steady progress.” The spokesman for the National Bureau of Sta… Continue reading

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{FD} Part of crane strikes 3 World Trade Center under construction

New York City officials say part of a crane struck the 12th floor of 3 World Trade Center, which is still under construction. Continue reading

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{FD} String of bomb blasts strike Thai resorts

Police in Thailand have confirmed that another person has died in a new bomb blast in the southern resort city of Hua Hin. Continue reading

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{FD} Human remains found in Hawaii could be woman who vanished 15 years ago

Police on Hawaii’s Big Island are trying to identify human remains that were found near personal items belonging to a Canadian woman who has been missing for about 15 years. Continue reading

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{FD} Cuba subdued ahead of Fidel Castro’s 90th birthday

Fidel Castro greeted his 80th birthday from his sickbed, gripping a newspaper to show he was alive two weeks after stepping down as president. Continue reading

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{FD} Chinese billionaire claims arrest was politically motivated

A Chinese billionaire arrested in a United Nations bribery scandal asserted in court papers Thursday that charges against him were politically motivated, a way for the United States to block his construction of a major U.N. conference center in China a… Continue reading

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{FD} 10 killed, including 2 Chinese, in jail blast in Philippines

Officials say 10 inmates, including two alleged Chinese drug criminals, died in a suspected grenade blast that rocked a Philippine jail. Continue reading

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{FD} Magnitude-7.2 earthquake hits Pacific but no tsunami threat

A strong magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck Friday in the Pacific Ocean near the island nations of Vanuatu and New Caledonia, but authorities said there was no threat of a tsunami. Continue reading

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{FD} Crane hits 3 World Trade Center under construction

Part of a crane struck the 12th floor of 3 World Trade Center, which is still under construction, New York City officials said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian official rejects criticisms of China investor ban

Australia’s treasurer on Friday rejected accusations that the true reason his government plans to ban Chinese bidders from leasing a Sydney electricity grid is to appease influential lawmakers with xenophobic views. Continue reading

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{FD} Business groups appeal to China over cybersecurity law

A coalition of international business groups has appealed to China to change proposed cybersecurity rules they warn will harm trade and isolate the country. Continue reading

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{FD} Ramos: China welcomes Philippine envoy for talks in Beijing

Former Philippine president Fidel Ramos says China has welcomed him to come to Beijing for discussions in the wake of last month’s international arbitration panel’s ruling in favor of the Philippines over China’s South China Sea maritime claims. Continue reading

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{FD} 12 people arrested at Dakota Access Pipeline demonstration

Authorities in North Dakota have arrested a dozen people protesting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: 3 victims in serial killer case shot sitting in car

Newly released police reports show two women and a 12-year-old girl who were killed in the deadliest attack in Phoenix’s first serial killer case in a decade were sitting in a car listening to music when they were shot. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico: 2nd suspect detained in slaying of Veracruz reporter

Mexican authorities say they have detained a second suspect in the killing of a journalist who was dragged from her home earlier this year. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuela and Colombia agree to gradual reopening of border

Venezuela and Colombia have agreed on the gradual reopening of their border one year after the Venezuelan government closed crossings to crack down on smuggling. Continue reading

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{FD} NY man pleads guilty to plotting New Year’s terror attack

A 26-year-old ex-convict pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to plotting a New Year’s Eve machete attack at a Rochester restaurant in the name of the Islamic State terrorist group. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 students, including 2 from Japan, found alive in cave

An American student and two Japanese students who went missing inside of a cave overnight were found alive, Arkansas State University and emergency officials said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil arrests 2 suspects on terrorism-related charges

Police in Brazil have arrested two alleged Islamic State sympathizers in the second phase of raids that earlier led to the detention of 12 people days before the Olympic Games started in Rio de Janeiro. Continue reading

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{FD} NYC jogger was attacked by a man in Mass. woods, fought back before her death

Authorities in Massachusetts investigating the killing of a New York City woman who went for a run near her mother’s home said Thursday she may have injured her attacker as she was fighting for her life. Continue reading

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{FD} White mother in Mississippi not indicted in hot car death

A prosecutor says a central Mississippi grand jury has chosen not to indict a mother whose toddler daughter died after being left in a hot car in May. Continue reading

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{FD} Attorney questions gunshot wound in unarmed man’s back

The Latest on the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} 6 Tips for Registering a Trademark Overseas

Not registering your trademark overseas immediately can cost you in the long run. Continue reading

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{FD} Funeral arrangements announced for slain Arkansas deputy

Funeral arrangements have been set for a deputy who was killed while responding to a disturbance call at a rural west Arkansas home. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge refuses to ease freed Israeli spy’s parole conditions

A judge has refused to ease parole conditions for freed Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard so he can begin work as a financial analyst. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico City sees smog alert, unusual for summer rainy season

Mexico City officials have issued a pollution alert for the capital and surrounding suburbs after ozone levels reached more than 150 percent of acceptable levels. Continue reading

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{FD} Family of Minnesota man shot by officer seeks federal probe

The family of a black man fatally shot by a suburban Minneapolis police officer is seeking a federal investigation into his July death, according to a letter provided to The Associated Press on Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 Factors Potential Acquirers Consider Before Buying a Startup

Play the long game starting the day you launch. Continue reading

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{FD} Opposition Ecuador journalist to beg in streets to pay libel

An Ecuadorean opposition journalist convicted of libeling President Rafael Correa says he is broke and must take up a public collection to pay the $141,000 judgment. Continue reading

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{FD} Muslim woman sues Chicago, 6 officers for false terrorist ID

A Muslim woman is suing the city of Chicago and six officers who falsely singled her out as a potential terrorist on July 4, 2015, as she left a subway station wearing a headscarf, face veil and carrying a backpack. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Uber driver charged with raping teen girl sobs in court

A former Massachusetts Uber driver charged with raping a 16-year-old passenger has collapsed and sobbed in court, briefly delaying his arraignment. Continue reading

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{FD} San Diego police try to ID child found dead in duffel bag

San Diego police say they are trying to identify a 2-year-old girl whose body was found in a duffel bag carried by a couple headed to Mexico. Continue reading

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{FD} Ukrainian zoo prides itself on new white lion cubs

A private zoo in Ukraine has a new attraction: five white lion cubs. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecutor: Woman found dead in woods was attacked by a man

Investigators probing the killing of a New York City woman who went for a run near her mother’s home in central Massachusetts and later was found dead in the woods say she was attacked by a man and may have injured him in a struggle. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexican authorities investigate reports of tiger sighting

Reports of an escaped tiger have put Mexican authorities on alert nine months after another Bengal tiger fled into a mangrove forest and disappeared. Continue reading

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{FD} Louisiana sheriff: Man shot after pointing gun at deputy

A Louisiana sheriff says one of his deputies shot and critically wounded a man brandishing a gun outside a mobile home. Continue reading

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{FD} Women-Owned Businesses Are Looming Large In North Dakota

Success means tackling industries that no one thinks you can. And maybe moving to North Dakota. Continue reading

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{FD} Prison guard held hostage for more than 2 hours; no injuries

Authorities say two Vermont prison inmates using a sharp object have taken a guard hostage for more than two hours. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Miami airport shooting was murder-suicide

Authorities say a shooting inside an employee parking garage at Miami International Airport that left two people dead was a murder-suicide. Continue reading

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{FD} Pastors sue Illinois over gay conversion therapy ban

A group of pastors is suing Illinois over a law that bars therapists from trying to change a minor’s sexual orientation. Continue reading

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{FD} Kenya: Gov’t approves plan to create oil infrastructure

Kenya’s government says it has approved a plan to start producing between 2,000 and 4,000 barrels a day of crude oil as a start to exploiting the country’s oil production potential. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 Tactics to Change Your Bad Mood

Angry, sad or upset? Take five minutes to yourself and try out one of these strategies to combat your emotions. Continue reading

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{FD} $5 Million Raised Since Change in Equity Crowdfunding Rules

‘Entrepreneurs and investors are embracing’ the ‘new era of crowdfunding,’ according to a group that tracks the funding method. Continue reading

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{FD} Massacre survivor: Soldier who raised him must face justice

Ramiro Osorio Cristales was 5 years old the day Guatemalan troops dragged his mother and siblings to their deaths in a massacre. Continue reading

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{FD} At least 6 die in bus crash in Crimea

Russia’s top investigative agency says that at least six people have died when a bus fell off a mountain road in Crimea. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge says man jailed as a teenager for murder 28 years ago

A judge says a North Carolina man who was jailed as a teenager for murder 28 years ago can be released from prison once he posts bond. Continue reading

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{FD} Why Remote Work Trumps Being in the Office

More and more companies are adapting to the idea of hiring remotely. This is a beautiful thing. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘All Lives Matter’ flap resolved at Texas school

The University of Houston student, who faced a 50 day suspension from her post on the student government for saying “all lives matter” on social media, was able to reach a diplomatic arrangement with the president of the organization and will be back on duty when classes begin this fall. Continue reading

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{FD} Keeping the Faith in College

God, prayer, and spirituality don’t need to be on hold. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 students, including 2 from Japan, missing in Arkansas cave

Arkansas State University says three students, including two from Japan, are missing in a cave in northern Arkansas. Continue reading

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