Daily Archives: September 29, 2016

{FD} Duterte compares his drug killings to Hitler and Holocaust

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte raised the rhetoric over his bloody anti-crime war to a new level Friday, comparing it to Hitler and the Holocaust and saying he would be “happy to slaughter” 3 million addicts. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 Chinese fishermen dead after clash with SKorea coast guard

South Korea’s coast guard says three Chinese fishermen have been found dead when a fire broke out on their boat after the coast guard fired a flashbang grenade at the vessel to stop it. Continue reading

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{FD} Michigan student successfully changes preferred pronoun to ‘His Majesty’ on class roster

As Heat Street‘s Politics Editor Jillian Melchior reported this week, a new policy at the University of Michigan allows students to choose their preferred pronouns — including the gender-neutral “they” and “ze” — to appear on class rosters. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida deputy accused of Tasing woman, baking her ‘Sorry I Tased You’ cake

A Florida woman is suing a local sheriff’s deputy who shot her with a stun gun during what was described as “horseplay” at an apartment complex and then tried to apologize for the incident by baking her a cake that said “Sorry I Tased you.” Continue reading

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{FD} A year after mudslide killed 280, little change in Guatemala

One year after a huge landslide killed at least 280 people near Guatemala’s capital, the neighborhood once known as Cambray II remains a grim wasteland. Continue reading

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{FD} Denzel Washington takes plea deal in strangling of Aretha Franklin

A Manhattan man named Denzel Washington took a plea deal Wednesday for strangling his mom — whose name is, wait for it, Aretha Franklin. Continue reading

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{FD} Edge of Hurricane Matthew whips at Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao

Rain and winds from a strengthening Hurricane Matthew whipped at Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao early Friday as it passed north of the islands on a rare track through a part of the Caribbean that rarely sees such storms. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: Collapsed decks at house owned by Connecticut college ‘structurally unsound’

A new report indicates a pair of crowded decks that collapsed during a party at an off-campus house owned by Trinity College in Connecticut earlier this month were structurally unsound due to “flaws in construction.” Continue reading

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{FD} Four injured in partial building collapse in Kentucky

A fire chief says four people have been injured in a partial building collapse in northern Kentucky. Continue reading

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{FD} Families of US government personnel ordered to leave Congo amid unrest

The State Department is halting most official U.S. government travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo and ordering family members of U.S. government personnel to leave the country. Continue reading

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{FD} Duterte ‘happy to slaughter’ drug suspects; mentions Hitler

The Philippine president has compared his bloody anti-drug campaign, which has left more than 3,000 people dead, to how Hitler massacred millions of Jews, saying he would be “happy to slaughter” 3 million addicts. Continue reading

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{FD} Nevada high court blocks funding for school choice program

The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s voucher-style Education Savings Accounts program — seen as the broadest school choice initiative in the country — has an unconstitutional funding mechanism that should remain blocked. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials: Remains of NC teen who disappeared in 2011 found

The body of a North Carolina teenager whose adoptive parents were convicted of tax fraud related to her 2011 disappearance was found this week, officials said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} US defense chief calls alliance with Philippines ‘ironclad’

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has described the U.S.-Philippines alliance as ironclad, one day after the Philippine president said joint military exercises with the U.S. would end. Continue reading

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{FD} Mother killed in New Jersey train crash had recently arrived from Brazil

Fabiola Bittar de Kroon was in a rush to catch the train. Continue reading

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{FD} Neighbors: Veteran engineer in deadly crash loves his work

The engineer at the controls of a speeding commuter train that crashed into a New Jersey station has been in the railroad business for nearly three decades, and neighbors say it’s clear he loves the work. Continue reading

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{FD} Veteran NJ Transit engineer in deadly crash ‘loves his work,’ neighbor says

The engineer at the controls of a speeding commuter train that crashed into a station on Thursday, killing one person, has been in the railroad business for nearly three decades, and neighbors said he loves the work and they’re heartbroken for him and … Continue reading

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{FD} Dad charged with attacking youth baseball coach with bat

Authorities say a man from Pasadena has been charged with going after a youth baseball coach with a bat for benching his son. Continue reading

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{FD} Amnesty: Hundreds trapped in Libya’s Benghazi amid fighting

An international rights group has expressed alarm over the fate of hundreds of Libyan and foreign nationals trapped for months amid fighting in the eastern city of Benghazi. Continue reading

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{FD} Bank of Mexico hikes interest rate a half-point to 4.75 pct

Mexico’s central bank has raised its inter-bank interest rate a half-point to 4.75 percent, seeking to shore up a weak peso and prevent a rise in inflation. Continue reading

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{FD} Police reviewing gun store video in mall shooting case

Detectives are investigating a tip that the suspect in a deadly mall shooting north of Seattle may have tried unsuccessfully to purchase a handgun just hours before the slayings occurred. Continue reading

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{FD} Milwaukee man convicted in shooting of 5-year-old

A jury convicted a Milwaukee man Thursday of first-degree reckless homicide in the death of a 5-year-old girl who was fatally shot in the head as she sat on her grandfather’s lap. Continue reading

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{FD} Former Marine details alleged abuse at Parris Island

The Marine Corps punitively discharged a private who alerted officials to abusive hazing practices at its Parris Island boot camp, an action that came months before a recruit assigned to the same training battalion jumped from a building and died. Continue reading

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{FD} UN warns of ‘merciless abyss’ in besieged eastern Aleppo

Syrian government forces continued their push into rebel-held districts of Aleppo on Thursday as international officials issued dire warnings of an ongoing humanitarian disaster in Syria’s largest city. Continue reading

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{FD} Cops release ID of dead suspect in Philly stabbings

Philadelphia police have identified a man who was shot and killed by officers after he allegedly stabbed two children, including his own son, and attacked three other people. Continue reading

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{FD} Officer’s lawyer: Jury should hear about auditory exclusion

A lawyer for a white Oklahoma police officer accused of manslaughter in an unarmed black man’s death says she was so hyper-focused on the situation that she didn’t hear other officers arrive on the scene or even the deadly gunshot she fired from her ha… Continue reading

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{FD} New signage stolen on trailhead named after black cowboy

New trailhead signs with a less controversial name for eastern Utah’s Negro Bill Canyon have been stolen. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 Simple but Powerful Tips for Startup Success

Dream big. Map it out. Repeat. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-officer facing 2nd trial agrees to deal in wife’s death

A former Ohio policeman who spent over a decade behind bars for his wife’s death before his conviction was overturned pleaded guilty Thursday to charges alleging he hired her killers, under a deal that lets him remain free on probation and maintain inn… Continue reading

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{FD} Orlando police: Lyft driver charged with sexual assault

Orlando police have arrested a Lyft driver on charges of sexually assaulting a customer. Continue reading

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{FD} Prison officials: 2 supervisors, 2 officers hurt in attack

Authorities in North Carolina say two supervisors were stabbed and two correctional officers sustained other injuries after being attacked at a state prison. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Haley asks state to pray for shooting victims

The Latest on a teenager who is accused of killing his father before shooting three people at a school in South Carolina (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} British royal kids make rare appearance in Canada

Princess Charlotte took her first steps in public on Thursday as she and brother Prince George played in a children’s party with Prince William and Kate. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman who shot husband, torched the bed gets 22 years

A woman who told police that she killed her husband and set his bed on fire the day after Christmas in 2014 has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Continue reading

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{FD} Deputy governor in intensive care after shooting in Brazil

A Brazilian deputy governor is in intensive care after a gun attack that also killed his party’s candidate for mayor of the small city of Itumbiara in the center of the country. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 Ways to Market Your Business for Free (or Nearly Free)

When you don’t have a big budget to market your business, creativity can work just fine. Continue reading

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{FD} Navy to modernize by dropping job titles, many end in ‘man’

The U.S. Navy says it’s modernizing by dropping all 89 of its enlisted sailors’ job titles, many of which end in “man.” The Navy announced Thursday sailors will no longer be addressed by rating or job title but by rank, a significant cultural shift. Continue reading

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{FD} October oil spill milestone: $520 million in seafood claims

The administrator of economic loss claims resulting from the 2010 BP oil spill says he expects about $520 million in seafood industry claims to be paid in the Gulf of Mexico states as early as next month. Continue reading

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{FD} 4 correctional officers stabbed at North Carolina prison

Four correctional officers at a North Carolina prison were hospitalized Thursday after they were stabbed by several inmates, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} New Hampshire hotel is home to supersized cat

Guests at a hotel in New Hampshire can be forgiven for thinking a raccoon is lounging out front. Continue reading

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{FD} UN oficial to monitor Colombia peace tribunals closely

The United Nations’ top human rights official says he will closely watch how special peace tribunals set up as part of Colombia’s peace process operate to make sure people who committed serious war crimes during the long conflict are held accountable. Continue reading

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{FD} Austria: Man convicted of murder for plowing car into crowd

An Austrian court has found a man guilty on multiple murder and attempted murder counts and sentenced him to life in prison for plowing his car through a crowd of pedestrians, killing three and injuring dozens. Continue reading

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{FD} 10 Indirect Things We Get Judged On — How Do You Shape up?

And have you thought about your teeth or the condition of your nails lately? Continue reading

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{FD} Black church merges with predominantly white church in NC as Charlotte tensions loom

In the midst of racial tensions in Charlotte, an African-American church in Greensboro, North Carolina, is transitioning to become the newest campus of The Refuge, a predominantly white multi-campus church aiming to have more multicultural diversity in… Continue reading

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{FD} Pastor defends Charlotte officer who shot, killed Keith Scott

The pastor of Brentley Vinson, the black 26-year-old police officer and former Liberty University football player who shot and killed 43-year-old Keith Scott in a controversial incident that sparked widespread public protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, last Tuesday, defended him in a church service Sunday as a fine young man. Continue reading

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{FD} Hillsong NYC pastor explains why his church won’t be saying ‘All Lives Matter’

Pastor Carl Lentz of Hillsong NYC said in a message posted on Facebook Sunday that he and his church won’t be chanting “all lives matter” because “right now, black lives apparently are worth less on our streets.” Continue reading

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{FD} Virginia man convicted in Vermont same-sex kidnap case

A Virginia businessman has been found guilty of international parental kidnapping after getting involved in a Vermont same-sex couple’s child custody fight. Continue reading

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{FD} US hedge fund to pay $400 million in African bribery case

Authorities in New York say a major U.S. hedge fund has agreed to pay more than $400 million to settle charges accusing it of using a web of middlemen to pay bribes to African officials. Continue reading

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{FD} Sherriff: 3 arrested in quadruple slaying in South Carolina

After more than a year and thousands of hours of investigation, three men have been charged with murder and other crimes in a July 2015 quadruple homicide at a home in rural South Carolina, a sheriff said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} LinkedIn Your Way to Your Next Deal

LinkedIn is a powerful tool that can lead to plenty of great contacts and successful sales and deals. Continue reading

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