Monthly Archives: August 2016

{FD} Saudi Arabia sentences man to 10 years in jail and 2,000 lashes for tweeting he was atheist

A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to ten years in prison and 2,000 lashes for expressing his atheism on Twitter. Continue reading

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{FD} 1 ‘Huge’ Marketing Lesson From the 2 Dirtiest Words In the English Language

Clinton vs. Trump is a proving ground for any number of strategies online marketers can adopt to increase conversions. Continue reading

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{FD} Turkish minister steps down amid failed coup crackdown

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has announced that the interior minister has stepped down and is being replaced by the labor minister. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea reportedly arms fighters with ‘nuclear backpacks’ spraying uranium

Elite North Korean soldiers have been armed with “nuclear backpacks” to spray deadly uranium at the enemy, reports claimed today. Continue reading

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{FD} Your Guide to 2016 Labor Day Deals

Our pals at TechBargains rounded up the best deals you’ll see this Labor Day. Continue reading

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{FD} Easily Stream Video Live to Facebook With This Little Device

Become the Scorsese of Facebook Live with this hi-def camera. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge throws out double-murder conviction for NC man in prison for 21 years

A North Carolina judge on Wednesday threw out the double-murder conviction of a man who spent 21 years in prison after his case was tried by the prosecutor who was later disbarred for lying and misconduct in the Duke lacrosse rape case. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: Israel plans new homes in West Bank settlements

Israeli media say the government has advanced plans for the construction of 285 housing units in Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge: 1995 double-murder conviction tossed, freedom to come

A North Carolina judge has thrown out the double-murder conviction of a man who has spent 21 years in prison and favors his immediate release from prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Your Technology Initiative Failed, Here’s 8 Reasons Why

A failure can cause your company to lose significant amounts of money, so make sure you don’t skip these steps. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyers for ‘affluenza’ teen seek his release from jail

Lawyers for “affluenza” teenager Ethan Couch argue in a court filing that he should be released from jail because the judge in his case had no jurisdiction in the matter. Continue reading

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{FD} Premature twins rescued from boat after starting refugee voyage days after birth

Two Eritrean baby boys were recovering well at a hospital in Palermo on Wednesday, a week after they were born prematurely in Libya and then — at only 5 days old — put on a cramped boat headed to Europe’s shores. Continue reading

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{FD} Police searching for armed suspect at Georgia university

Columbus State University police say they’re searching the Georgia campus after receiving a report of an armed suspect in a campus building. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil senate votes to remove President Rousseff

Brazil’s Senate has voted to permanently remove President Dilma Rousseff from office. Continue reading

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{FD} What Is a Logo? Just the Beating Heart of Your Brand, That’s All.

The fundamental logo is probably one of the most over-looked pieces of any business. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: Iran brings security charges against American

Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency says authorities have accused a detained American-Iranian dual citizen of “acting against national security.” The Wednesday report did not name the suspect, but said he was arrested in the northern city of Gorgan… Continue reading

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{FD} Evacuations lifted, California fire now 20 percent contained

Crews increased containment of a wildfire that sent about 700 people scrambling from their homes east of Los Angeles. Continue reading

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{FD} Romania to hold parliamentary election on Dec 11

Romania’s government says the country will hold a parliamentary election on Dec. 11, and it will facilitate voting for Romanians living abroad. Continue reading

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{FD} Feds: $1.2M needed to move Indiana residents away from lead

Federal officials say they’re searching for another $1.2 million to help move about 1,000 people from lead-contaminated public housing in northern Indiana. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Capitalize on the new ‘Amazon Vehicles’

Amazon’s hub for all all things automotive may be just the business opportunity you’re looking for. Continue reading

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{FD} Hawaii’s Big Island under hurricane warning as Madeline approaches

Preparing for what could be the first hurricane to make landfall in Hawaii in years, residents on the Big Island are stocking up on food and water and seeking shelter for their animals. Continue reading

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{FD} Why It’s Vital to Pay Yourself First in Business

You are your most important employee. Treat yourself as such. Continue reading

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{FD} Post-quake investigation in Italy starts with contracts

Firefighters have conducted a preliminary search of Amatrice’s crumbled elementary school and financial police have begun gathering documentation about contracts for renovations of quake-destroyed public buildings as the investigation into the devastat… Continue reading

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{FD} Police make 2 more arrests in shooting in nation’s capital

Police say they have made two more arrests in a shooting that wounded a man near the Verizon Center arena in the nation’s capital. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials: Woman fleeing arrest ran over deputy with car

A woman has been charged with running over a South Carolina sheriff’s deputy with her car while trying to escape arrest. Continue reading

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{FD} Tricks to Hack Your Business Travel Budget

Here’s how you can save hundreds of dollars on your next trip. Continue reading

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{FD} Police release sketch of person they ‘need to talk to’ in killing of NYC jogger

Police investigating the killing of a 30-year-old jogger in New York City earlier this month released a sketch Wednesday showing a man they said they “need to talk to.” Continue reading

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{FD} Man charged in bicyclists’ deaths ruled competent for trial

A 50-year-old man charged with striking and killing five bicyclists with his pickup truck in southwestern Michigan has been found competent to stand trial. Continue reading

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{FD} Africa’s elephants rapidly declining as poaching thrives

The number of savanna elephants in Africa is rapidly declining and the animals are in danger of being wiped out as international and domestic ivory trades drive poaching across the continent, according to a study released Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 Success Tips for Your Lawn Care Business

Mowing lawns is only part of your job when you own a lawn care business. Continue reading

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{FD} Hulking Great Investments: 12 Comic Books That Are Now Worth A Fortune

Rare comic books seem to be one area in which prices continue to rise year after year. Continue reading

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{FD} 15 Times NASA’s Tweets Could Have Been Poetry

Get inspired by these unexpectedly beautiful tweets. Continue reading

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{FD} ADP says small business hiring creeps higher in August

EDGING UP: Small businesses nudged their hiring pace higher in August, adding 63,000 jobs, payroll company ADP said Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} BIAS ALERT: Press ignores Kaepernick’s Hillary for ‘prison’ remark

Unless you have been under a rock for the last week, you know how Colin Kaepernick feels about the National Anthem. You probably also know what he thinks of Donald Trump. Continue reading

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{FD} UN envoy: Military escalation in Yemen is fueling extremists

The U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 Brands That Got Creative and Got It Right With Mobile Video Advertising

Three video advertising campaigns from three big brands hit the sweet spot with creativity, vision and forward thinking. Continue reading

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{FD} Man accused of south Alabama massacre pleads not guilty

A Mississippi man accused of killing five people in a south Alabama home with blows from an ax and gunshots has pleaded not guilty. Continue reading

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{FD} Technology on new $12.9B aircraft carrier to undergo review

A new, $12.9 billion aircraft carrier program will undergo a 60-day review after a key Pentagon official expressed concerns about critical systems on the ship. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Help Wanted’ signs go unanswered at some small businesses

Small businesses that can’t find the right people to fill their job openings may be suffering from a Great Recession hangover. Continue reading

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{FD} How One of the Founders Behind Eventbrite Taught Herself to Be an Entrepreneur

For our series ’20 Questions’ Julia Hartz, co-founder and president of event platform Eventbrite, talks about how she wasn’t the ‘girl with the lemonade stand,’ and what it took to become an entrepreneur. Continue reading

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{FD} UN chief Ban Ki-moon arrives in Sri Lanka

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has arrived in Sri Lanka on a visit in which he is expected to discuss post-civil war reconciliation and human rights accountability with the country’s leaders. Continue reading

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{FD} Cop who used pepper spray on handcuffed suspect suspended

An Austin police officer is facing disciplinary action after he was caught on video using pepper spray on a handcuffed suspect, Fox 7 reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Family wants DOJ to investigate death after stun gun used

The family of a Florida man who died after Georgia sheriff’s deputies repeatedly used their stun guns on him is asking for a federal investigation into his death. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 Reasons Your Employees Shouldn’t Fear Making Mistakes

Perfection is overrated. A mistake can actually help improve performance and increase innovation. Continue reading

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{FD} Tropical Storm Hermine forms in Gulf of Mexico; parts of Florida under hurricane watch

Tropical Storm Hermine formed in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday afternoon, the National Hurricane Center announced, hours after officials issued a tropical storm warning and hurricane watch for parts of Florida’s Gulf coast. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom convicted of withholding son’s medicine to change plea

A Massachusetts woman convicted of withholding potentially life-saving medications from her cancer-stricken son is back in court for a change of plea hearing. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia county will end ban, mosque project can go forward

Officials in a Georgia county say they will lift a ban on building permits for religious institutions that had been sparked by local opposition to a mosque and Muslim cemetery. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Vote nears on whether to remove Brazil president

The Latest on the impeachment trial of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} At least 1 killed after roadside bomb explodes in eastern Lebanon

A small bomb exploded Wednesday on a main road near the eastern Lebanese city of Zahleh, killing at least one person and wounding 11 others, security officials and state media said. Continue reading

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{FD} US appeals court tosses out $654 million verdict against PLO

A US appeals court on Wednesday tossed out a $654 million jury verdict against the Palestine Liberation Organization for terrorist attacks in the early 2000s in Israel that killed or wounded Americans, saying the U.S. courts lack jurisdiction because t… Continue reading

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