Daily Archives: October 20, 2016

{FD} Cincinnati Zoo rejoins Twitter following Harambe controversy

The Cincinnati Zoo has rejoined Twitter after a two-month hiatus that was sparked by outrage over the May shooting death of Harambe, the zoo’s 17-year-old gorilla. Continue reading

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{FD} Typhoon Haima churns toward China after lashing Philippines

Typhoon Haima churned toward southern China on Friday after smashing into the northern Philippines with ferocious wind and rain, triggering flooding, landslides and power outages and killing seven people. Continue reading

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{FD} Man sentenced after child rape photos found in donated tote

A man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison under a plea deal after prosecutors say an Ohio thrift store worker found photos of him sexually assaulting a toddler that were in a tote bag he’d donated. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Penn State coach among potential witnesses in his lawsuit

A fifth day of testimony in former assistant football coach Mike McQueary’s defamation and whistleblower lawsuit against Penn State is set to get underway in a courthouse near the university campus. Continue reading

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{FD} Student: Teacher said he’d behead, bury misbehaving students

A second-grader says a substitute teacher in Ohio threatened to cut off students’ heads and bury them if they misbehaved. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas militia member notified feds after talk of violence, prosecutors say

An anti-Muslim militia group in Kansas calling itself “The Crusaders” first came to the government’s attention when one of its members, alarmed by the heightening talk of violence, contacted FBI agents and became a confidential source, prosecutors said… Continue reading

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{FD} In Haiti, hopes dim for missing victims of Hurricane Matthew

Nobody has seen or heard from Edma Desravine, a 71-year-old grandfather known for his sly sense of humor and bad luck at **** fights, in the roughly 2 ½ weeks since Hurricane Matthew sent floodwaters and debris crashing into his riverside shantytown. Continue reading

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{FD} Town in Rhode Island is hosting a yoga pants protest

Women are planning to hold a protest parade in Rhode Island in response to a man who said he disliked yoga pants on adult women. Continue reading

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{FD} California police officer accused of soliciting prostitution

The Oakland Police Department, already reeling from a large-scale sex scandal involving several of its officers, announced Thursday that another officer was arrested and charged with soliciting prostitution and obstruction of justice charges in an unre… Continue reading

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{FD} No answers or arrests 6 months after 8 relatives killed in Ohio

Six months after someone shot eight members of an extended family to death in their homes, surviving relatives are still waiting — for an explanation, for an arrest, for a hint of closure. Continue reading

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{FD} South Africa to withdraw from International Criminal Court

South Africa has decided to withdraw from the International Criminal Court following a dispute last year over a visit by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir who is wanted by the tribunal for alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota firefighter responding to car crash discovers son is victim

A volunteer firefighter from northwestern Minnesota made a grim discovery at a car crash — his teenage son was the victim. Continue reading

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{FD} Chinese navy ships to make first port call at Cam Ranh Bay

Three Chinese navy ships will make their first port call this weekend at the Vietnam’s strategic Cam Ranh Bay, coming as the countries are locked in a territorial dispute in the South China Sea. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 Entrepreneurial Shoves to Push You Forward

Business owners often want to oversee every detail, and that’s a great way to burn out. Avoid disaster by tapping resources — and letting go when you need to. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuela suspends recall campaign against President Maduro

Venezuela’s electoral authority suspended a recall drive against President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday less than a week before it was set to start, throwing the opposition’s key campaign to oust the socialist leader into disarray. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota firefighter discovers teen son killed in car crash

A volunteer firefighter from northwestern Minnesota made a grim discovery at a car crash — his teenage son was the victim. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexican peso dances to rhythm of US election campaign

U.S. election day cannot come soon enough for the Mexican peso, especially if Hillary Clinton is the winner. Continue reading

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{FD} UN experts say Saudi coalition violated law in Yemen attack

U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} Rolling Stone reporter admits errors in retracted gang rape story

The author of a now-retracted Rolling Stone article about a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia on Thursday acknowledged Thursday that she made mistakes while reporting the story of the woman identified only as “Jackie.” Continue reading

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WikiLeaks’ Allegations Against Hillary Top One Thousand

Today, the number of WikiLeaks’ allegations against Hillary reached 1,237.  See WikiLeaks.

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{FD} Records: Father texted about son while he sat in hot car

Online chat service records presented in court show that a man charged with killing his 22-month-old son sent someone a message saying the toddler was “awesome” while the boy sat dying inside a hot SUV. Continue reading

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{FD} Former city auditor convicted in envelope threat sentenced

A former elected Ohio city auditor found guilty of sending an ex-employer an envelope containing powder that appeared threatening but turned out to be harmless has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Growing calls for railroad probe in wake of NJ Transit crash

New Jersey’s commuter railroad is facing growing calls for more scrutiny at federal and state levels amid questions about its safety after one of its trains crashed into a station last month, killing a woman on the platform and injuring more than 100. Continue reading

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{FD} How Marketers Can Use VR to Make Them a Success

Marketers need to keep in mind that if they don’t get in with VR once it goes mainstream, someone else will. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman charged in unsolved 1989 killing in Kansas

A woman has been charged in the death of a 19-year-old woman whose body was found nearly 30 years ago in Kansas City, Kansas. Continue reading

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{FD} Survey: Christian refugees facing more persecution in Germany

The refugees of Christian descent who fled persecution in places like Syria and Northern Iraq are facing different kinds of attacks in Germany. Continue reading

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{FD} Church apologizes, asks forgiveness for banning fat people from worship team

An Oregon church which came under fire in recent weeks for instituting a ban on fat people as part of a slew of mandatory guidelines to be a part of the congregation’s worship team, apologized for the ban on Saturday and begged forgiveness to anyone their rules may have offended. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Penn State ex-president defends 2011 statement

The Latest on a former assistant football coach’s defamation and whistleblower lawsuit against Penn State (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} No joke: Mississippi county bans clowns ’til after Halloween

A Mississippi county has had enough of the creepy clown craze, at least until after Halloween. Continue reading

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{FD} UK to pardon thousands of men convicted under anti-homosexuality laws

Thousands of men who were convicted under now-abolished British laws against homosexuality are to receive posthumous pardons, the government announced Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Deputies arrest paralyzed man who won $23 million verdict

A man who won a $23 million lawsuit against a Florida sheriff’s office this year after being shot by a deputy and paralyzed has been arrested on charges that he sold heroin, marijuana and cocaine near a preschool. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexican judge denies El Chapo’s appeals against extradition

Mexico’s Attorney General’s office says a federal judge in Mexico has denied drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s appeals against extradition to the United States, but Guzman could still appeal to a higher court. Continue reading

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{FD} American missionary believed to be kidnapped by drug trafficking African jihadis

Jeffery Woodke, 55, the U.S. missionary who was kidnapped by armed men from his home in Niger, West Africa, on Friday after they killed his two guards, is now believed to be in the hands of a drug-trafficking jihadist group called The Movement for Unit… Continue reading

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{FD} E-Trade beats Street 3Q forecasts

NEW YORK (AP) _ E-Trade Financial Corp. (ETFC) on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $139 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. Continue reading

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{FD} Postal worker under investigation after thousands of letters found in woods

A postal worker outside Atlanta, Georgia, is now under criminal investigation after he was caught on video dumping mail in the woods, WSB-TV reported Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} 21 Brazilian, foreign mining executives charged in dam burst

Brazilian prosecutors have charged 21 national and foreign mining executives with manslaughter and other environmental crimes almost a year after a mine dam burst killed 19 people and polluted hundreds of miles of rivers and streams. Continue reading

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{FD} Youth pastor charged with prostituting teen boys, drugging them with crystal meth

A Florida youth pastor has been arrested and charged with forcing four teenage boys into prostitution by telling them that they could make money modeling and threatening them if they didn’t agree to have sex with male clients he met on the internet. Continue reading

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{FD} How Islamic State weaponized the chat app to direct attacks on the West

A predawn attack on a French policeman’s home, the killing of a priest during Mass and a car bomb planted near Notre Dame Cathedral in recent months were plots that appeared isolated until investigators discovered a common thread. Continue reading

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{FD} Offices of the Future Won’t be Modeled on Factories of the Past

Contemporary offices are basically the white-collar version of an assembly line. That will change as the information economy matures. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect in fatal shooting at eatery had long juvenile record

Records show a 20-year-old man charged with fatally shooting a teenage sandwich shop employee outside of Cleveland has an extensive juvenile criminal record, starting when he was 11. Continue reading

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{FD} Southern California schools cope with heat from gusty winds

Southern California was slammed with the second day of a heat wave Thursday that raised the risk of wildfires and left many schoolchildren to sweat it out in aging classrooms. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Milwaukee police union head reacts to charges

The Latest on sexual assault charges filed against a Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot a black man in August (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida businessman pleads guilty in FIFA corruption case

A Florida businessman has pleaded guilty in New York to conspiracy charges in a scheme to pay bribes to high-ranking soccer officials in exchange for media and marketing rights to international soccer tournaments and matches. Continue reading

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{FD} Soaring species: Endangered baby toads fly to Puerto Rico

More than 4,000 wiggling tadpoles conceived via wine fridges in California and then packed in a passenger plane headed to Puerto Rico on Thursday as part of a program to re-establish a technicolor native toad once thought extinct. Continue reading

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{FD} Winter outlook: Warm south; cooler north; murky in middle

Federal forecasters predict this winter may paint the U.S. in stripes of different weather: Warmer and drier than normal in the south, and colder and wetter than usual in the far north. Continue reading

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{FD} Nobel winner joins scientists’ protest of Hungarian policies

A Nobel Prize-winning scientist says he has resigned as an external member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences to protest the “repressive policies” of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government. Continue reading

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{FD} 7 Ways Entrepreneurs Drive Economic Development

Entrepreneurs create businesses, businesses create jobs and people with jobs make good customers.. Continue reading

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{FD} US service member killed by roadside bomb north of Mosul

A US service member embedded with Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Iraq was killed Thursday when his all-terrain vehicle ran over a bomb north of Mosul, two US officials confirmed to Fox News. Continue reading

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{FD} American sets to cross Pacific in reed boat, reach Australia

In the age of space travel, an American explorer is preparing to cross the Pacific Ocean from South America to Australia using a reed boat built by Bolivian Aymara Indians. Continue reading

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{FD} UN urges greater investment in the world’s 10-year-old girls

The U.N. Continue reading

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