Daily Archives: August 13, 2016

{FD} California wildfire destroys 4 homes, more than 1,000 evacuate

A fast-moving wildfire threatened scores of homes at a Northern California lake community that was evacuated because of a devastating nearby wildfire last year. Continue reading

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{FD} Turkey submitting request to US for Gulen’s arrest

Turkish authorities have prepared an official request for the temporary arrest of United States-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen over his alleged involvement in the coup attempt on July 15, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency said Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} Tens of thousands march in Peru against gender violence

More than 50,000 people marched in Peru’s capital and eight other cities on Saturday to protest violence against woman and what they say is the indifference of the judicial system. Continue reading

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{FD} Latest: Milwaukee officer hit by brick in shooting aftermath

The Latest on unrest in Milwaukee following a police shooting that left one man dead (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Daughter says slain NYC imam had no enemies

The Latest on the fatal shooting of an in imam and another man outside a New York City mosque (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Court clerk says she won’t be in office much after defeat

A court clerk who lost her bid for re-election has told her staff she won’t be in the office very much. Continue reading

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{FD} NY officer stabbed in face, suspect shot by 2nd officer

A suburban New York police officer has been stabbed in the face and the suspect has been shot and critically wounded by another officer. Continue reading

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{FD} Wildfire threatens lakeside homes in Northern California

The Latest on the wildfires in California (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Lake community flees from wildfire in central California

A fast-moving wildfire in central California has led to an evacuation order in a lakeside community but it’s unknown how many residents left. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Milwaukee officer fatally shoots man who had gun

Police say a Milwaukee officer has shot and killed an armed man during a foot chase. Continue reading

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{FD} Imam, associate fatally shot after leaving NYC mosque

The leader of a New York City mosque and an associate have been fatally shot in a brazen daylight attack. Continue reading

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{FD} Lineker presents soccer show in shorts only after bet

Former England striker Gary Lineker presented the start of Britain’s best-known soccer show wearing only a pair of white shorts, after a bet he made last season about Leicester City’s chances of winning the Premier League. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico frees official jailed in drug lord ‘El Chapo’s escape

A Mexican court has ordered the release of a prison official jailed on charges of abetting the 2015 escape of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.” The Attorney General’s Office did not give details on the court ruling in favor of Leonor Garcia, the ex… Continue reading

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{FD} At least 3 dead, thousands rescued from ‘historic’ Louisiana floods

As the floodwaters swallowed Lyn Gibson’s two-story home, she hacked away on a hole near the roof, desperately trying to get to safety. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Police find no one wounded in NC mall shooting

The Latest on the situation after shots were fired in a Raleigh mall (all times local): ___ 4:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecution trend: After fatal OD, dealer charged with death

He knew he was in trouble even before he read the text message: “Did u hear what hapnd 2 ed?” Ed Martin III had been found dead in the bathroom of a convenience store, slumped over on his knees with a needle and a residue-stained spoon in his pocket. Continue reading

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{FD} Wild celebrations after ISIS defeated in Syrian town of Manbij

On the streets of Manbij, men chanted slogans against the Islamic State (ISIS) group or clipped their beards and women walked with their faces uncovered for the first time in over two-and-a-half years, hours after the militant group was pushed out of t… Continue reading

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{FD} Reports say police have responded to shooting at mall

News reports say police in Raleigh, North Carolina, are responding to a shooting at a busy mall. Continue reading

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{FD} Egyptian lawyer, journalist released after prison sentence

Egyptian authorities have released two prominent human rights activists who had been jailed for over a year for demonstrating against police brutality. Continue reading

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{FD} Court rejects Muslims’ demand to lift full-body swimwear ban

A French court has rejected a demand by a group of French Muslims in Cannes to overturn a ban on full-body, head-covering swimwear on city beaches. Continue reading

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{FD} Imam killed in shooting outside New York City mosque

An imam was killed and his friend was critically injured Saturday after they were shot outside a Queens, N.Y. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Joplin authorities identify 5 wounded

The Latest on the shooting in Joplin, Missouri, that injured five people (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Iranian official says at least 400 fighters killed in Syria

Iran’s semi-official ILNA news agency is reporting that the families of at least 400 people killed fighting in Iranian brigades in Syria have been referred to the Martyr Foundation, which offers financial support to the relatives of those killed fighti… Continue reading

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{FD} Ruling delayed on man’s plea; admits to beheading co-worker

A judge has delayed a ruling on whether to accept the guilty plea of a Moore man who has admitted beheading a co-worker and says he wants the death penalty. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida woman nearly loses hand to alligator attack

A woman trying to get a soda can she dropped into the water in the Everglades had her hand nearly bitten off by an alligator, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexican court frees anti-logging activist Ildefonso Zamora

A court in Mexico has freed a longtime anti-logging activist whose arrest was criticized by human rights groups. Continue reading

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{FD} Uber scores legal victory in Puerto Rico

A judge in Puerto Rico has ruled that ride-booking company Uber cannot be regulated like taxi services in a move that will allow it to continue operating in the U.S. territory. Continue reading

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{FD} Swiss police say stabbings, fire reported on train

Swiss police say a Swiss man has set a fire and stabbed people on a train in the country’s northeast, wounding six people as well as himself. Continue reading

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{FD} Social media posts could be key at terrorism trial in Texas

Authorities say they plan to use a trove of social media communications, including Facebook posts, to prove a Houston-area man sought to join and support the Islamic State group. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Man wanted in Ohio arrested; New Mexico cop dead

The Latest on the slaying of a New Mexico police officer (all times local): 11:05 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 wounded in Joplin shootings; police say apparently random

Joplin police say a man has been arrested after five people were injured in two apparently random roadway shootings. Continue reading

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{FD} At least 6 hurt after fire, stabbing attack on Swiss train, police say

Police in Switzerland say a Swiss man set a fire and stabbed people on a train in the country’s northeast, wounding six people as well as himself. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman critically injured by tree branch in San Francisco

Officials say a woman is in critical condition after a large tree branch fell and hit her on the head while she and her children were visiting a San Francisco park. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: Chicago cop says 18-year-old reached for waistband

Newly released police reports show that Chicago officers involved in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old said he didn’t comply with commands while “reaching into his waistband.” The Chicago Police Department released the reports Friday in connection w… Continue reading

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{FD} Airstrike on Yemen school kills 10 children, wounds dozens

Yemeni officials and aid workers say an airstrike on a school purportedly carried out by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen has killed at least 10 children and wounded dozens more. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuela-Colombia border begins gradual reopening

Thousands of Venezuelans are crossing into Colombia to buy items they cannot purchase at home after the two countries agreed to allow the gradual, controlled reopening of the border. Continue reading

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{FD} North Carolina mall on lockdown after reported shooting

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{FD} Late Summer Reading List for Entrepreneurs, Disruptors and Innovators

Innovative entrepreneurs are all habitual readers. You must read and learn to maximize success as a leader. Continue reading

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{FD} New account on bloodiest US prison riot names shooters

Almost 45 years after America’s bloodiest prison rebellion, a historian’s new account names troopers and Attica prison guards that investigators believed killed hostages and many unarmed inmates. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas lawyer who lost all death penalty cases says he’s done

Texas lawyer Jerry Guerinot (GER’-uh-no) says he no longer represents people accused of capital murder after four decades of posting a perfect record. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt Christians stage rare Cairo protest, demanding rights

Egyptian Christians have staged a rare protest in downtown Cairo to demand the government uphold their rights, saying they are being treated as second-class citizens in the Muslim-majority country. Continue reading

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{FD} Lightning strike in NY park turns deadly

A man has died after being hit by a lightning strike that also injured four other people gathered around a park bench in New York’s Hudson Valley. Continue reading

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{FD} Ceremonies mark 55th anniversary of Berlin Wall construction

The mayor of Germany’s capital has placed a wreath at the main Berlin Wall memorial, marking the 55th anniversary of the start of construction of the Cold War structure that divided the city for nearly three decades. Continue reading

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{FD} Six reported dead after fiery plane crash in Virginia

A small plane aborted its landing and crashed into trees Friday at the edge of a northern Virginia airport, killing six people, state police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Sweden digs in on proposal to ban lobsters from Europe

Sweden is digging in on a proposal to ban imports of live lobsters into the European Union after a rebuke from American scientists, and the issue could go all the way to the World Trade Organization. Continue reading

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{FD} French minister inspects stepped-up security at Lourdes

France’s interior minister has inspected the more than 500 security forces deployed at the pilgrimage site of Lourdes to guard some 20,000 faithful expected for next week’s Feast of the Assumption. Continue reading

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{FD} Wounded police dog found alive after shooting that killed Arkansas deputy

A police dog that ran away after being wounded during a shooting that killed an Arkansas deputy was found alive and was recovering on Saturday, the Greenwood Police Department announced. Continue reading

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{FD} Opposition activist jailed in Azerbaijan for alleged deals

A court in the Caspian Sea nation of Azerbaijan has arrested an opposition activist on charges of conducting illegal deals. Continue reading

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{FD} Remains of WWII Marine from upstate New York identified

The remains of a U.S. Marine killed in a World War II Pacific battle nearly 73 years ago have been identified and will be returned to upstate New York for burial. Continue reading

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{FD} South Sudan softens rejection of regional protection force

South Sudan is softening its rejection of a regional protection force a day after the U.N. Continue reading

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