Daily Archives: October 10, 2016

{FD} Imprisoned Chinese minority scholar given human rights award

A group of leading rights organizations has awarded its annual prize for human rights defenders to imprisoned Chinese Muslim minority economics professor Ilham Tohti. Continue reading

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{FD} ISIS suffers major land loss ahead of planned Mosul assault report finds

U.S.-led coalition airstrikes and ground fighting have depleted the Islamic State’s territory in Iraq and Syria in a big way, reportedly by 16 percent over just 9 months, a new study has found. Continue reading

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{FD} Zimbabwe’s street vendors turn on the style to win customers

In his three-piece suit, matching hat and bow tie, Farai Mushayademo could easily pass for a celebrity musician — if only his job didn’t involve dodging cars at a busy intersection in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, selling bottled water and potato chips to passing motorists. Continue reading

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{FD} Shark bites trauma nurse off Oregon coast

A shark attacked a man surfing off the coast of Oregon Monday — but the victim, a trauma nurse, reportedly was able to direct his own first aid. Continue reading

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{FD} Singapore closes Falcon Private Bank for Malaysian Fund link

Singapore regulators have ordered the closure of Falcon Private Bank, citing alleged slack controls for transfers and improper conduct related to an indebted Malaysian state fund. Continue reading

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{FD} New Jersey mall evacuated due to concerns about bomb threat

A New Jersey mall has been evacuated due to concerns about a bomb threat. Continue reading

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{FD} Vietnam arrests blogger for anti-state propaganda

Police in Vietnam have arrested a blogger for anti-state writings which they said distorted the truth, tarnished the country’s leaders and instigated the public to oppose the government. Continue reading

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{FD} Website shareholders jailed on California pimping charge

California authorities say the former owners of the Village Voice in New York City have been arrested days after they were charged with sex trafficking through their control of an online site that advertises escort services. Continue reading

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{FD} Several arrested protesting video of officer stomping on man

Several people have been arrested while protesting a video that appears to show a Connecticut police sergeant stomping on the head of a handcuffed man. Continue reading

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{FD} Russian ambassador denies complaining about Trump criticism

Russia’s U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} Indiana mom says she decided to kill kids after Amber Alert

An Indiana woman accused of smothering her two children after abducting them says she decided to kill them after hearing that authorities had issued an Amber Alert. Continue reading

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{FD} Negotiations continue as Chicago teachers’ strike looms

Chicago teachers and officials in the nation’s third-largest school district held more contract negotiations Monday in hopes of averting a strike that would affect 400,000 students. Continue reading

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{FD} Rio shootout kills 3, closes streets in Copacabana, Ipanema

An hours-long shootout between police and suspected criminals in Rio de Janeiro has left three people dead, as well as blocking streets and closing shops in the posh Copacabana and Ipanema districts. Continue reading

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{FD} Is my home flooded? N. Carolina tech program can tell you

How much could it cost a home owner in eastern North Carolina to clean up the mess left behind by Hurricane Matthew? A high-tech computer program that links topography, stream flow and property tax appraisal information in flood-prone areas gives prope… Continue reading

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{FD} Spotlight on NYC college as president quits amid money questions

A college that had its most high-profile moment earlier this year when first lady Michelle Obama gave a commencement address is now grappling with its president’s abrupt resignation amid questions over the handling of her personal expenses and a call f… Continue reading

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{FD} New York prosecutor was trailblazer on reviewing convictions

In his short time as Brooklyn’s top prosecutor, Kenneth Thompson became known perhaps as much for the convictions he disavowed as the ones he got. Continue reading

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{FD} Arizona man accused of plotting terror attack changes his plea to guilty

A Tucson man accused of plotting a terrorist attack on a motor vehicle office in metro Phoenix has agreed to a plea deal and is facing at least seven years in an Arizona prison, authorities said Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Baltic cod fishermen get better quotas than science wants

With Baltic cod drawing closer to the edge of commercial extinction, the European Union on Monday set tougher catch quotas for fishermen but stayed well above targets sought by scientists and environmentalists. Continue reading

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{FD} Colombia’s ELN rebels free 3rd hostage as peace talks loom

Colombia’s second-largest rebel group freed a rice farmer Monday ahead of an expected announcement that it is initiating stalled peace talks with the government. Continue reading

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{FD} Man in wrong-way fatal crash faces domestic assault trial

A man accused of driving the wrong way on a Vermont interstate, crashing into a car and killing five high school students, is facing trial on an unrelated domestic assault charge, prosecutors said Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Maine mascot misses game after pal’s drunken driving arrest

The University of Maine says the school mascot missed a men’s hockey game because he was a passenger in a car whose driver was arrested en route to the arena on a drunken driving charge. Continue reading

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{FD} Army Corps holds off on resuming Dakota Access pipeline work

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers won’t yet authorize construction of the $3.8 billion, four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline on federal land in southern North Dakota, it said Monday, along with reiterating its earlier request that the pipeline company … Continue reading

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{FD} Missing Florida girl recovered in Tennessee

A missing 4-year-old central Florida girl was recovered in Tennessee on Monday, and the man who took her is in custody, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} In coastal Libya, Islamic State prepared to build a nation

The first page of Abu Bakr’s notebook contains Arabic translations of basic English words. It ends with a safety guide for handling explosives: “Be careful.” “Don’t be afraid.” “Keep the triggers away from children.” Continue reading

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{FD} The Mindset and Skills That Millennial Entrepreneurs Need for Success

Peter Voogd meets with Gerard Adams to discuss confidence and courage. Continue reading

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{FD} Burundi bans 3 UN rights investigators over report on abuses

The Burundian government is banning three U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} Spotlight on college as president quits amid money questions

A New York City college that had its most high-profile moment when first lady Michelle Obama gave a commencement address this year is now grappling with the sudden resignation of its president. Continue reading

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{FD} Arizona man accused of terrorism changes his plea to guilty

A Tucson, Arizona, man accused of plotting a terrorist attack on a metro Phoenix motor vehicle office has agreed to a plea agreement. Continue reading

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{FD} Driver accused in deadly hit-and-run already faced domestic assault charges

The driver suspected in a gruesome hit-and-run that left five teenagers dead in Vermont Saturday faced domestic assault charges before the crash, according to police reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Putin, Erdogan boost Russian-Turkish trade ties

The Turkish and Russian leaders strengthened their rapprochement on Monday by emphasizing new trade deals that boost their ailing economies while minimizing their deep tensions on security matters. Continue reading

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{FD} Moroccan king names Benkirane to 2nd term as prime minister

Moroccan King Mohammed VI has named Abdelilah Benkirane to a second term as prime minister after his Islamist Party of Justice and Development beat out a secular party close to the royal palace and 26 others to win legislative elections. Continue reading

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{FD} Rhode Island man squashes son’s giant pumpkin record with 2,261-pounder

A Rhode Island man has squashed a record set by his son by taking first prize in a pumpkin contest with a 2,261.5-pound gourd. Continue reading

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{FD} Wilmette man, 46, charged with knowingly transmitting HIV

A personal trainer from the northern suburbs of Chicago is charged with knowingly transmitting HIV to three women he dated. Continue reading

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{FD} Eagle freed in Hurricane Matthew aftermath from car grill in Florida

A bald eagle that somehow managed to get wedged in the front grill of a Florida car was freed unharmed after a passing motorist noticed the bird just after Hurricane Matthew roared past the area. Continue reading

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{FD} Vermont community mourns loss of 5 students killed in crash

A Vermont community is mourning the loss of five high school students who were killed when a pickup truck speeding in the wrong direction on an interstate highway slammed into their car, sending it up in flames. Continue reading

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{FD} Hurricane Matthew’s punch still delivers pain to North Carolina

Hurricane Matthew is gone, but the disaster it unleashed will slowly unfold this week as rivers across eastern North Carolina rise to levels unseen since a similar deluge flooded thousands of homes and businesses during Hurricane Floyd in 1999. Continue reading

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{FD} 4 Lessons About Handling Stressed Customers That I Learned From Being a Mover

Calling certain service companies — such as realtors or movers — is essentially a cry for help in the midst of a stressful life event. How will you, the provider, respond? Continue reading

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{FD} Brazilian prosecutors bring new charges against ex-president

Brazilian prosecutors say they’ve brought new charges against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, drawing him further into the scandal over a series of probes of corruption involving Brazil’s political and economic elite. Continue reading

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{FD} US: Mosul talk helps civilians, encourages defectors

The spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition helping the Iraqi military on Monday defended recent pronouncements that the operation to retake Mosul is imminent, saying the advanced warning gives civilians hope they will soon be liberated and encourages def… Continue reading

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{FD} 3 Ways Startup Communities Can Attract and Keep the Right Talent

Often emerging entrepreneurial communities say they need capital to thrive, but it is the talent, not the money, they need to succeed. Continue reading

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{FD} UN chief again urges UN to refer the Syria situation to ICC

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is again urging the U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} Did Ruth’s Chris Steak House Bite Off More Than It Can Chew With its New Promo?

Did the score of a Michigan-Rutgers game totally fork up this restaurant? Continue reading

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{FD} 3 Strategies for Taking a Bite out of the Booming App Market

To stay competitive in an increasingly apps-saturated world, companies must be ruthless about eliminating unpopular features and responding to user needs. Continue reading

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{FD} UN chief says death penalty for terrorism often unfair

U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} Rwanda leader blasts France over 1994 plane crash inquiry

Rwandan President Paul Kagame is criticizing French investigators who last week reopened an inquiry into a plane crash that sparked the 1994 genocide in which more than 800,000 people were killed. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman delivers baby while checking out at Walmart in Utah

A Utah Walmart got a special delivery when a woman had her baby while in a checkout line. Continue reading

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{FD} 9 Ways to Speed Up Content Creation and Connect With More Users

Apply agile marketing practices to crowdsource knowledge, prioritize critical tasks and know when it’s time to move on. Continue reading

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{FD} UN chief encourages Colombia to stay the course for peace

U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} Oklahoma governor urges Christians to pray for oil industry

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is inviting Christians to pray for the “blessings created by the oil and natural gas industry.” The Republican governor issued an official proclamation last month to make Thursday “Oilfield Prayer Day” in the state. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Lawyer says $10M deal reached in landslide case

The Latest on a lawsuit stemming from a deadly Washington state landslide (all times local): 10:35 a.m. Continue reading

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