Daily Archives: October 9, 2016

{FD} Court hears case of woman who apparently fell off balcony trying to escape Tinder date

A New Zealand tourist was so afraid of an Australian man she met through the dating app Tinder that she fell 14 floors to her death while trying to escape from his apartment balcony, a prosecutor told a court on Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump in ’93 on women: Lucky I don’t have to run for office

A 23-year-old video interview unearthed in New Zealand shows Donald Trump talking about his womanizing image and saying it was fortunate that he didn’t have to run for political office. Continue reading

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{FD} Houthi rebels fire 2 missiles at US Navy destroyer in Red Sea

Iranian-backed Houthi rebels fired two missiles at a U.S. Navy destroyer operating off the coast of Yemen in the Red Sea on Sunday — though neither missile hit the ship, the Pentagon said in a statement. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials: Duo charged with home invasion slaying of man, 95

Authorities say two suspects have been arrested in Virginia and have been charged with murder in connection with a home invasion in Massachusetts last week that left a 95-year-old man dead and his wife severely injured. Continue reading

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{FD} Taiwan president says won’t bow to Beijing, calls for talks

Taiwan’s new president Tsai Ing-wen says her self-ruled island will not bow to Beijing’s pressure and that China should recognize her government’s existence and engage with it in talks, in remarks likely to further anger China. Continue reading

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{FD} Proposed settlement reached in Washington landslide suit

The attorneys representing the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the state of Washington over a deadly 2014 landslide have announced a proposed $50 million settlement on the eve of a trial. Continue reading

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{FD} Whistleblower suit set for trial in Penn State abuse scandal

A lawsuit by the former Penn State assistant football coach who witnessed one-time fellow coach Jerry Sandusky abuse a young boy in the team shower is about to go to trial. Continue reading

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{FD} Iran asks UN chief to help arrange for aid to Yemen victims

Iran’s foreign minister is asking U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} Major Australian party leaders reaffirm racial tolerance

The leaders of Australia’s two major political parties have reaffirmed their commitment to racial tolerance in Australia after several senators called for a ban on Muslims. Continue reading

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{FD} Saudi Arabia says it intercepts 2 missiles fired from Yemen

Saudi Arabia says it has intercepted two ballistic missiles fired from Yemen amid that country’s war. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Updates from the 2nd Clinton-Trump debate

The Latest on the second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump (all times EDT): 10:50 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Ailing Thai king undergoes blood purification

The Thai king’s health appears to have deteriorated further according to royal medical bulletin that says he underwent a procedure to purify his blood amid other physiological complications related to the heart. Continue reading

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{FD} Yonhap: Samsung temporarily halts Galaxy Note 7 production

South Korea’s Yonhap news agency says that Samsung Electronics has temporarily halted production of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. Continue reading

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{FD} Display of rare items marks 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor

President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared it a “date which will live in infamy” – and three-quarters of a century later, relics from that audacious attack still conjure strong emotions. Continue reading

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{FD} Haitians worship among devastation caused by hurricane

Survivors of Hurricane Matthew put on their Sunday finest and picked their way through downed power lines to sing praise and pray in ruined churches, while desperation grew in other parts of devastated Haiti and international rescue efforts began rampi… Continue reading

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{FD} Trump ally paid sexual assault victim critical of Clinton

A sexual-assault victim who is critical of Hillary Clinton and who appeared alongside Donald Trump before Sunday night’s debate was paid $2,500 by a political action committee founded by Trump ally Roger Stone. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian-Chinese $277 million bid for Australian ranches

An Australian-Chinese consortium has offered to buy Australia’s largest cattle empire in a bid welcomed by the Australian agriculture minister. Continue reading

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{FD} Matthew unearths Civil War cannonballs at S. Carolina beach

A bomb squad is at a South Carolina beach after Hurricane Matthew apparently unearthed old Civil War cannonballs from the sand. Continue reading

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{FD} Civil War cannonballs found on South Carolina beach in Matthew’s wake

A bomb squad was at a South Carolina beach on Sunday after Hurricane Matthew apparently unearthed old Civil War cannonballs from the sand. Continue reading

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{FD} Colombia’s Santos to donate Nobel Prize money to victims

President Juan Manuel Santos says he’ll donate his $925,000 in Nobel Peace Prize money to the victims of Colombia’s conflict. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 quakes recorded off Oregon coast, no tsunami warning

Three earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 4.1 to 4.8 occurred several hundred miles off the Oregon coast on Sunday, but none triggered tsunami warnings. Continue reading

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{FD} Records: Company shipped millions of pills to West Virginia

Federal records show a drug company shipped 241 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills to West Virginia over a five-year period. Continue reading

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{FD} Funeral held for chaplain killed at Pearl Harbor

The remains of a Navy chaplain have been buried in his home state of Iowa nearly 75 years after he died during the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: 5 killed in wrong-way crash were in high school

The Latest on a wrong-way crash that killed five Vermont high school students (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Archbishop told in 5 am call he’ll be cardinal

The Latest on the appointments by Pope Francis of his first U.S. cardinals. Continue reading

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{FD} Good Samaritan shot trying to stop kidnapping by illegal immigrant, report says

A Good Samaritan is expected to recover after being shot over a week ago by an illegal immigrant trying to kidnap a woman, according to a report. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 juveniles in Albuquerque caught with clown masks, handgun

Three people dressed as clowns were taken into custody Sunday after being found with a possible firearm, Albuquerque police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Germany’s Merkel visits Mali, offers help to fight extremism

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany wants to strengthen its cooperation with Mali to improve development in the country’s unstable north to help fight against extremism, assure the implementation of a peace accord and stem migration to Europe. Continue reading

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{FD} Bahrain detains man for “defamatory” sectarian Tweet

Officials in Bahrain say a man has been detained for writing a post on Twitter that may have contained “defamatory statements” against one of the country’s main Muslim sects. Continue reading

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{FD} AP photographer wounded by Israeli fire while covering clash

An Associated Press photographer has been shot and lightly wounded by a rubber bullet fired by Israeli security forces during clashes in the West Bank. Continue reading

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{FD} Jacob Neusner, who shaped American Jewish studies, dies

One of the most influential American scholars of Judaism has died. Continue reading

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{FD} Albania proud Pope Francis named a new cardinal

When Pope Francis visited Albania in 2014, he was brought to tears by a priest’s description of the two decades of imprisonment, torture and forced labor he suffered under Albania’s brutal communist rulers for refusing to renounce his Catholic faith. Continue reading

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{FD} Veteran claim records discovered in storage

Attorney General Mark Herring is seeking a criminal investigation after applications for veterans’ benefits were found in a storage unit belonging to a former state employee who was fired last year for mishandling records, officials said Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Spectator dies after rally car hits crowd in San Marino

One spectator has died and several more are seriously injured after a car veered off course into a crowd during a rally event in the Republic of San Marino. Continue reading

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{FD} Paris: Police officers are set on fire with petrol bombs

Four French police officers are set on FIRE as thugs pelt their car with petrol bombs during a patrol near Paris Officers were on patrol in Grande Borne estate south of the French capital Their cars were attacked ‘from all sides’ by thugs hurling Molotov cocktails Attack likely to be linked to the drug gangs who … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Climber says obstacle collapsed ‘in slow motion’

The Latest on climbing obstacle collapse during 5K race (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Media advocate: Hungary paper closure blow to press freedoms

A European advocate for media says that the closure of Hungary’s main opposition newspaper is a “huge blow” to the country’s media diversity and press freedoms. Continue reading

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{FD} Video captures woman looting home evacuated in SC before hurricane

A woman was caught on surveillance video looting an evacuated home in South Carolina as Hurricane Matthew approached. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas sheriff’s deputy kidnapped, sexually assaulted

A female Kansas sheriff’s deputy was kidnapped and sexually assaulted on her way into work on Friday, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Man accused of pushing woman off Memphis apartment balcony

Memphis police say a man has been charged after a woman was injured when she allegedly was pushed off a seventh-story apartment balcony. Continue reading

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{FD} Bronze ceiling: Girls seek statue of woman for Central Park

Wander through Central Park past monuments to figures including Christopher Columbus, Alexander Hamilton, William Shakespeare and Sir Walter Scott, and it may suddenly hit you: Where are the women? Continue reading

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{FD} Report says Mexico state officials ignored massacre

Mexican drug gang bosses furious at suspected turncoats sent commandos aided by local police to seize dozens — perhaps hundreds — of people, murder them and dispose of their bodies in a town near the Texas border, yet state and federal officials ignored the massacre for years, according to a government-backed report released Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Ashura: Screaming baby cries as a relative slices its head open with a kitchen knife in celebration

Screaming baby cries as a relative slices its head open with a kitchen knife as part of Islamic self-flagellation ceremony to mourn the death of the Prophet’s grandson  WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Gruesome photographs show dozens of men using sharp knives attached to chains to whip their own backs The men were marking Ashura which mourns the … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Iran cultural official resigns over concert in holy city

Iran’s state TV is reporting a cultural official has resigned after protests by religious authorities over a concert in the holy city of Qom. Continue reading

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{FD} Court fight over Ohio executions likely to focus on sedative

Ohio says it’s resuming executions in January with a three-drug protocol similar to one it used for several years. Continue reading

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{FD} Mother of baby snatched from crib 30 years ago has dying wish to find him

The mother of a Colorado boy snatched from his crib 30 years ago wants to know what happened to him now that she is close to dying. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 Reasons Your Creativity Is Your Greatest Asset

The threat of artificial intelligens and robots replacing workers should be incentive to follow your passions. Continue reading

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{FD} Aid convoys arrive in Haiti as cholera fears grow

Aid convoys are arriving from the capital, now that some roads washed out by Hurricane Matthew have been cleared. Continue reading

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{FD} 1 killed, 8 wounded in gunfire at party in Michigan

Authorities say one person was killed and eight others were wounded when shots were fired at a party in the western Michigan city of Grand Rapids. Continue reading

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{FD} 1 man dead, 2 injured after Maryland home invastion

One person was killed and two others wounded during an early Sunday morning home invasion in Maryland, FOX45 reported. Continue reading

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