Daily Archives: October 14, 2016

{FD} Judge dismisses Sandy Hook families’ lawsuit against gun maker

A judge on Friday dismissed a wrongful-death lawsuit by Newtown families against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre, citing an embattled federal law that shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over c… Continue reading

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{FD} Somber Thais flock to palace to honor dead king

Thais in their thousands, dressed in somber black and white, descended on the Grand Palace complex in Bangkok on Saturday to mourn the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, but were met with the unexpected closure of the palace. Continue reading

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{FD} Three militia members accused of bomb plot targeting Somali immigrants

Three members of a Kansas militia group were charged Friday with plotting to bomb an apartment complex that’s home to Somali immigrants in the western Kansas meatpacking town of Garden City, a thwarted attack prosecutors say was planned for the day aft… Continue reading

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{FD} Hurricane causes judges to extend voter registration in North Carolina, Georgia

Judges in Georgia and North Carolina on Friday ordered state election officials to extend voter-registration deadlines in some counties due to disruptions caused by Hurricane Matthew, which forced thousands of people to evacuate and temporarily closed … Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico official: ‘El Chapo’ could be sent to US early 2017

Mexico’s national security commissioner says jailed drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman could be extradited to the United States by early next year. Continue reading

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{FD} 7 coal miners dead in China after gas explosion

A gas explosion inside a coal mine in southwestern China has killed seven people and injured two more. Continue reading

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{FD} Thailand’s tourism likely to weather king’s mourning period

Concerts and colossal beach parties in Thailand have been canceled. Continue reading

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{FD} Haiti council says presidential vote redo to be held Nov. 20

Authorities in Haiti have issued a new timetable for the country’s repeatedly postponed presidential election. Continue reading

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{FD} Israeli rights group urges UN to end Palestinian occupation

An Israeli human rights group is urging the U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} Man guilty of 2nd-degree murder in ‘Baby Kate’ disappearance

A jury has convicted a northern Michigan man of second-degree murder in connection with the disappearance of his 4-month-old daughter. Continue reading

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{FD} Man charged with sending terrorist threats to sheriff

Authorities say a Pensacola man mailed a letter to a Florida sheriff’s office threatening multiple terrorist attacks. Continue reading

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{FD} Man pleads not guilty to murder in crash that killed 5 teens

A man who drove the wrong way on an interstate before crashing into a car, killing five teenagers, pleaded not guilty on Friday to five counts of murder as he recovers in a hospital from his injuries in last week’s wreck. Continue reading

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{FD} North Louisiana parents angry about strip search of students

The ACLU is looking into complaints from north Louisiana parents who say their teenage children were held after school and strip-searched when a student reported the loss of $42. Continue reading

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{FD} Environmentalists free orphaned sea lions near Peru capital

Nine orphaned sea lions have a new home in Peru. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: 3 arrested in plot targeting Somalis in Kansas

The Latest on Kansas terror plot (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} 1 Entrepreneur’s Journey Striking Gold, Striking Out, Then Striking the Right Balance

Robby Berthume of Bull & Beard started as an entrepreneur at age 14. He’s now 30. He’s learned some things along the way. Continue reading

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{FD} Sentencing for mother of boy who tried to sell toy for food

The Ohio mother of a 7-year-old boy who police say was found trying to sell a stuffed animal to buy food has been sentenced to six months in jail. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 Milwaukee men accused of trying to join Islamic State group

Two Milwaukee men have been charged in federal court with trying to join the Islamic State group. Continue reading

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{FD} Milwaukee men accused of trying to join Islamic State group

Two Milwaukee men have been charged in federal court with trying to join the Islamic State group. Continue reading

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{FD} Your Swag Is Not Your Company

Handing out free stuff at your next trade show isn’t likely to close any deals. Invest instead in training and bringing the right people to represent your business. Continue reading

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{FD} Hacker known as ‘Guccifer,’ only player in Clinton email affair to do time, sent back to Romania

Of all the players in Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, the only one to do time is the man who first revealed to the world that former secretary of state and potential future president used the private email address hdr22@clintonemail.com to send and receive classified materials. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 arrested in plot targeting Somalis in Kansas

Federal prosecutors plan to announce charges related to a planned attack on the Somali immigrant community in Kansas. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 take plea deals in New Orleans shooting that wounded 17

Five men have pleaded guilty in connection with a wild shootout that wounded 17 people at a New Orleans playground late last year. Continue reading

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{FD} How to Find Your Purpose in Life

Don’t beat yourself up about not having a purpose. You do, it’s just hiding. Here’s how to find it. Continue reading

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{FD} ISIS’ retreat to Mosul brings surrounding villages back to life, reveals extensive tunnel system

As the noose tightens around the ISIS stronghold of Mosul, there is a flurry of activity in the city’s surrounding villages, where the black-clad jihadist army’s retreat has revealed destruction, booby traps and underground warrens where terrorists cowered under coalition airstrikes. Continue reading

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{FD} 18 homes destroyed in northern Nevada wildfire

A wind-whipped wildfire raged out of control Friday in northern Nevada, destroying more than a dozen homes, forcing evacuations, closing roads and schools, and triggering power outages, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Russia: Syria meeting aims to isolate Nusra extremists

Russia’s U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: China better; still must cut trade surplus with US

China has improved its position by reducing its trade surplus relative to its economy but it remains one of a handful of countries that need to trim their large trade imbalances with the U.S., the Obama administration says. Continue reading

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{FD} Navigating the Challenges of the Consumer Health Universe

The industry has not yet achieved what it could be, but with the right focus, companies can blaze a new trail. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: Some California guards see inmates as ‘wild animals’

The latest critical report on a remote Northern California prison says employees largely view inmates as “little more than wild animals” incapable of being rehabilitated. Continue reading

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{FD} Before Syria talks, Kerry visits Rwanda’s genocide memorial

There are no names, no stories on the embankment where a quarter-million Rwandans are buried in a mass grave, memorialized by a simple word: “Remembrance.” But as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday bowed his head at the Kigali memorial for vi… Continue reading

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{FD} Indian man convicted over fake airline bomb threat in Geneva

Swiss authorities have convicted and sentenced to six months in prison an Indian man who staged a false bomb alert involving an Aeroflot passenger plane. Continue reading

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{FD} Ginsburg: Sorry for criticizing Kaepernick anthem protest

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is apologizing for characterizing as “dumb and disrespectful” the National Anthem protests by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other athletes. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 Tips for Coping With Smaller Business Competition

Follow these strategies to handle smaller companies that may be carving out a niche in your market share. Continue reading

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{FD} Doctors: Ex-Uruguay president Batlle in critical condition

Doctors say former Uruguayan President Jorge Batlle was in critical condition following surgery after he fainted and struck his head. Continue reading

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{FD} 9 Ways to Increase Landing-Page Conversions

Headlines and visuals rule. Keep your most compelling content ‘above the fold’ and make your call to action an unmistakable target. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 charged in killing of 95-year-old man held without bail

Two people charged in the killing of a 95-year-old Massachusetts man during a home invasion have been held without bail. Continue reading

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{FD} Cops arrest knife-wielding clown who chased teen on subway

Cops arrested the knife-wielding clown who menaced a 16-year-old boy in an Upper East Side subway station last week. Continue reading

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{FD} Manson follower denied parole for 1969 murder

California officials have denied parole for a follower of cult leader Charles Manson who is serving a life prison term for a murder he committed 47 years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Gary Vaynerchuk: Your Lack of Patience Is Killing You

The serial entrepreneur doesn’t sugarcoat the mistake that many entrepreneurs make. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida youth football coach shot, killed in front of horrified team

A beloved peewee football coach walking to his car after practice was gunned down execution-style in front of his horrified team, according to reports Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} An anxious journey to check on a flooded home, then relief

Like many of his neighbors, Elmer McDonald was eager to get back to his home to see what was left after Hurricane Matthew. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 Ways to Stregthen Your Online Reputation

Stop losing business because of the way you look online. Continue reading

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{FD} How Bootstrapping and Growing Slowly Helped This Company Succeed

Max Fishko started working in art fairs when he was 14. Now, at 33, he’s running a profitable business that’s turning a seven-figure revenue. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawmakers to feds: Give $10M to NJ Transit for train safety

Lawmakers from the New York and New Jersey region and beyond want the federal government step in to help address safety concerns at New Jersey Transit in the wake of last month’s deadly train crash in Hoboken. Continue reading

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{FD} Free speech rights of panhandlers argued in Kentucky court

A Kentucky man’s conviction for violating a city’s ban on begging has reached the state Supreme Court. Continue reading

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{FD} How Simon Sinek Created a Global Phenomenon

This New York Times bestselling author and speaker wants to build a world where the vast majority of people go home every day feeling fulfilled. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 Benefits of a High-Performing Culture

Culture makes the difference between winning and losing. Continue reading

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{FD} Four students die in head-on wreck

South Carolina troopers say four college students have died after their SUV crossed the median of Interstate 77 near Columbia and slammed into oncoming traffic. Continue reading

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{FD} A decade of crop loss from Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

As Hurricane Matthew roared across southwestern Haiti, Joselien Jean-Baptiste huddled with his family while the wind whipped at his little house. Continue reading

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