Daily Archives: October 2, 2016

{FD} Reporter who quit on air to focus on marijuana advocacy faces decades in jail

A former Alaska television reporter who became a viral sensation in 2014 after quitting her job to advocate for the legal use of marijuana faces 54 years in prison for allegedly running an illegal marijuana shop. Continue reading

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{FD} Vietnam seizes over 300 kilograms of elephant tusks

Vietnamese authorities say they’ve seized 309 kilograms (682 pounds) of elephant tusks illegally imported from Nigeria. Continue reading

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{FD} Taliban launch a major attack on northeastern Kunduz city

Afghan officials say that Taliban insurgents have launched a coordinated attack on Kunduz in the northeast of the country. Continue reading

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{FD} Colombia in unchartered territory with peace deal’s defeat

After a stunning referendum defeat for a peace deal with leftist rebels, Colombians are asking what comes next for their war-torn country, which like Britain following the Brexit vote has no Plan B to save an accord that sought to bring an end to a hal… Continue reading

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{FD} Hungary hopes to deploy thousands of ‘border hunters’ in bid to stop migrants

Hungary is recruiting thousands of so-called “border hunters” to patrol its razor-wire boundary fence, planning to equip the special unit with night-vision goggles, riot gear and dogs in an effort to keep migrants at bay, The Washington Post reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Indian police say gun battle has ended at Kashmir army camp

A gun battle with a group of militants who attacked an Indian army camp in the Indian portion of Kashmir that killed one Indian paramilitary soldier and wounded another has ended early Monday morning, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia couple charged in connection with scheme to defraud Staples

A couple from Georgia is facing charges in connection with a scheme to defraud Framingham, Massachusetts-based Staples, Inc. of more than $1.4 million. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgieva: UN would be inclusive with EEurope woman chief

European commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, a latecomer to the race to be the next secretary-general, says being the first U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} Powerful Hurricane Matthew a threat to Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba

Vulnerable Haiti braced for flash floods and violent winds from the extremely dangerous Hurricane Matthew as the powerful storm kept on a path early Monday aiming at the hemisphere’s poorest country. Continue reading

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{FD} Colombians shockingly defeat peace deal with FARC rebels after 52 years of fighting

Colombians rejected a peace deal with leftist rebels by a razor-thin margin in a national referendum Sunday, scuttling years of painstaking negotiations and delivering a major setback to President Juan Manuel Santos, who vowed to keep a cease-fire in p… Continue reading

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{FD} ADB signs risk-transfer deal that lifts its lending capacity

The Asian Development Bank says it has signed an agreement with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) on a risk-transfer scheme under which SIDA will guarantee $155 million out of ADB’s $455 million basket of five loans to India — a first for a sovereign loan portfolio for any multilateral development bank. Continue reading

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{FD} Nationalist parties win local elections in Bosnia

Preliminary results early Monday morning show that nationalist parties, including one that wants to break away from Bosnia, easily won local elections held in Bosnia. Continue reading

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{FD} Memphis man convicted in grandson’s death over a steak

A Memphis man has been convicted of killing his grandson in April 2014 in an argument over a steak. Continue reading

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{FD} Feds investigate repeated use of stun gun on man by deputies

Federal investigators are looking into a deputy’s repeated use of a stun gun on a handcuffed North Carolina man who a judge already said had his constitutional rights violated. Continue reading

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{FD} Colombia’s accord deal seems headed to defeat

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s peace deal with leftist rebels seemed headed to defeat as votes against the accord held a razor-thin edge in a national referendum Sunday, less than a week after it was signed in front of an audience of heads of states. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope draws line between trans ministry and ‘indoctrination’

Pope Francis says Jesus would never turn away transgender faithful and that priests today should accompany them spiritually, even if they undergo sex change operations, sin and repent. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope OKs start of sainthood probe into slain French priest

Pope Francis has authorized the French church to start the preliminary sainthood investigation for the Rev. Jean Hamel, whose throat was slit by Islamic militants as he celebrated Mass in July. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope to US Catholics: Study, pray, vote your conscience

Pope Francis has some advice for American Catholics struggling to choose a president: Study the issues, pray, and then vote your conscience. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope in 2017: Portugal, India, Bangladesh, Colombia, Africa

Pope Francis will visit Portugal next year and is “almost sure” he’ll go to India and Bangladesh. Continue reading

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{FD} NTSB: 1st black box recovered from train crash not working

One event recorder recovered so far from the new Jersey Transit commuter train that crashed in Hoboken killing one and injuring more than 100 more was not functioning on the day of the accident, officials said Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexican students march to mark anniversary of 1968 massacre

Several thousand students marched through Mexico City to mark the anniversary of a 1968 massacre in which troops fired on protesters at the capital’s Tlatelolco Plaza, killing an unknown number. Continue reading

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{FD} Low turnout invalidates Hungary ballot on EU refugee quotas

Hungarians overwhelmingly supported the government in a referendum on Sunday called to oppose any future, mandatory European Union quotas for accepting relocated asylum seekers. Continue reading

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{FD} Couple charged in connection with scheme to defraud Staples

A couple from Georgia is facing charges in connection with a scheme to defraud Framingham, Massachusetts-based Staples, Inc. of more than $1.4 million. Continue reading

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{FD} Dutch journalist killed in Libyan city of Sirte

Dutch journalist Jeroen Oerlemans has been fatally shot by a sniper in the Libyan city of Sirte, according to Dutch national broadcaster Nos and Belgian publication Knack. Continue reading

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{FD} Housebound vets denied millions in benefits by VA

The VA has shortchanged thousands of disabled veterans who can’t leave home without assistance roughly $110 million. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Making a Murderer’ subject breaks off brief engagement

Steven Avery may only be guilty of falling in love too soon. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee man convicted of stabbing grandson over steak

A Tennessee man has been convicted of killing his grandson in April 2014 in an argument over a steak. Continue reading

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{FD} Landlord in fire that killed 6 faces manslaughter trial

A Maine man is about to stand before a judge in a trial that could result in the first time in the state’s history that a landlord is convicted for manslaughter in a tenant death stemming from negligent building operation. Continue reading

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{FD} The ‘disturbing trend’ of kids going missing from New York City schools

Complaints about unsupervised children who went missing from school buildings, buses and field trips or were left unattended surged to 457 last year — nearly twice the 279 cases reported in 2014, the office of the Special Commissioner of Investigation for city schools told The Post. Continue reading

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{FD} Militants attack Indian army camp in Kashmir

Police say an unspecified number of militants have fired grenades and guns at an Indian army camp in the Indian portion of Kashmir, triggering an exchange of gunfire. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump’s new DC hotel vandalized with spray-painted graffiti

Donald Trump’s new luxury hotel in downtown Washington has been vandalized. Continue reading

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{FD} Yemen’s Shiite rebels name a prime minister

A Yemeni news agency says the former governor of the southern port city of Aden has been appointed prime minister by the joint leadership of rebel alliance that control’s Yemen’s capital. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgieva: UN more inclusive with East Europe woman head

European commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, a latecomer to the race to be the next secretary-general, says being the first U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} Man arrested at NYC tunnel with guns says he has no regrets

A Pennsylvania man who was arrested for trying to drive into New York City with a cache of weapons says he doesn’t regret his actions but calls the having guns an “oversight.” John Cramsey and two co-defendants were detained in June as they prepared to… Continue reading

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{FD} Woman charged in law professor’s killing; has ties to his ex

Police have made a third arrest in the 2014 killing of a Florida State University law professor, a woman with ties both to the family of the victim’s ex-wife and one of the alleged shooters. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 Important Tips for Students and New Grads Looking for Their Dream Jobs

Merely getting an impressive-sounding degree from a swanky college is not enough. Continue reading

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{FD} Germany: Afghan gov’t agrees to cooperate on deportations

The German government says Afghanistan has agreed to cooperate on the return of Afghan citizens whose request for asylum in Germany is rejected. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago-area officer fatally shoots man outside nightclub

Illinois State Police say they are investigating the fatal shooting of a man by police in suburban Chicago. Continue reading

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{FD} 18-year-old man shot and killed by Los Angeles police

Officers shot and killed an 18-year-old man in south Los Angeles at the end of a car chase, sparking a protest by several dozen people angered by another fatal police shooting of a black man. Continue reading

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{FD} Rescued tigers, bear get new life in Jordan wildlife refuge

An animal rescue group, Four Paws, says two tigers and a bear are spending their first day in a new wildlife reserve in northern Jordan. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyer says 3 Egyptian Journalists arrested were tortured

The lawyer for three Egyptian journalists who were arrested while conducting street interviews says they were beaten and tazered by security officers during questioning at a central Cairo station. Continue reading

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{FD} Plane makes emergency landing for man trapped in cargo hold

An airplane flying from Portugal to Angola was forced to make an emergency landing in Lisbon after a cargo worker was reported missing — and the man was found inside the cargo hold, alive but suffering from hypothermia. Continue reading

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{FD} SC authorities identify 3 killed in possible murder-suicide

South Carolina authorities have identified the two adults and the 10-month-old baby killed in a possible murder-suicide. Continue reading

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{FD} 4 students from same high school are found dead in a month

Four teenagers from the same Long Island high school have been found dead in the past month. Continue reading

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{FD} Police investigate whether 3-year-old shot, killed 18-month-old brother

Police were called Saturday to an Atlanta area home where a 3-year-old boy may have accidentally shot and killed his younger brother. Continue reading

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{FD} Driver plowed his vehicle into veteran’s car in the name of Allah, police say

A California driver who slammed into a vehicle being driven by a veteran Saturday told police he caused the crash in the name of Allah, and because of Donald Trump’s improper treatment of minorities, Fox 26 News reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Day care center owner charged in death of child left in van

The owner of a Miami day care faces aggravated manslaughter charges for the death of a 2-year-old boy left in a van for six hours. Continue reading

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{FD} Syrian military calls on Aleppo rebels to surrender

Syria’s military command is calling on rebels to lay down their weapons and evacuate the contested city of Aleppo. Continue reading

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{FD} Philippines president apologizes to Jewish community for Hitler remark

The Philippine president has apologized to Jews worldwide after his remarks that drew comparisons between his bloody anti-drug war and Hitler and the Holocaust sparked shock and outrage. Continue reading

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{FD} At least 52 confirmed dead in stampede at Ethiopia religious event

Dozens of people were crushed to death Sunday in a stampede after police fired tear gas and rubber ********** disperse an anti-government protest that grew out of a massive religious festival, witnesses said. The Oromia regional government confirmed th… Continue reading

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