Daily Archives: October 24, 2016

{FD} 5 deaths at California care home may be murder-suicide

Authorities say five men found dead after a fire gutted a Southern California adult-care facility may have been victims of murder-suicide. Continue reading

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{FD} ISIS, Taliban faction claim Pakistan police academy massacre; more than 60 dead

The Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility Tuesday for a massacre at a police training center in southwestern Pakistan that left 61 dead — but a breakaway faction of the Pakistani Taliban claimed its fighters launched the attack. Continue reading

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{FD} Court sees chilling video of banker apparently torturing woman

A Hong Kong jury watched chilling video Tuesday of a British banker torturing an Indonesian woman and then talking for hours about how he repeatedly raped her and then killed her without feeling guilt or emotion. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Pennsylvania attorney general out on bail amid appeal

Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has been released from a county jail on bail after serving about two hours of a sentence for leaking grand jury documents and then lying about it under oath. Continue reading

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{FD} Group: Russia, Saudi don’t belong on UN human rights council

Human Rights Watch says Saudi Arabia and Russia’s candidacies for the U.N.’s top human rights body are compromised by their actions in Yemen and Syria respectively, where they have been accused of unlawful attacks on civilians. Continue reading

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{FD} Baha’i minority says Iran is trying to crush the religion

The Baha’i International Community said Tuesday that Iran’s effort to crush the religious minority has continued unabated and intensified on some fronts despite President Hassan Rouhani’s promises to end religious discrimination. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas middle school teacher accused of capital murder

A Dallas-area middle school teacher has been arrested and charged with capital murder in the killings of two men in Fort Worth. Continue reading

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{FD} NAACP wants federal probe after noose put on black Mississippi student

The president of the Mississippi NAACP is demanding a federal hate crime investigation after the parents of a black high school student said as many as four white students put a noose around their son’s neck at school. Continue reading

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{FD} Man dead, 2 children survive jump off New Jersey bridge

State police have released the name of a father killed when he jumped off a New Jersey highway bridge with his two young sons, seriously injuring the children. Continue reading

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{FD} Gang members convicted of killing man over shoe, shirt color

Two gang members have been convicted of killing a man in south Los Angeles because he was wearing red sneakers and a red shirt. Continue reading

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{FD} Man dead, 2 children hurt after jump from New Jersey bridge

A man who jumped off a New Jersey highway bridge with his two children is dead, and the children are injured. Continue reading

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{FD} Galaxy Note recall hits South Korea’s 3Q growth

South Korea’s third-quarter economic growth has slipped to its lowest level in more than a year, with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 recall having an impact. Continue reading

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{FD} Dallas-area middle school teacher accused of capital murder

A Dallas-area middle school teacher has been arrested and charged with capital murder in the slayings of two men in Fort Worth. Continue reading

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{FD} Former Uruguayan President Jorge Batlle dies at 88

Hospital officials in Uruguay say that former President Jorge Batlle, one of the country’s most important politicians of the 20th century, has died at age 88. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: Halal-slaughtered animals are ‘dying in agony’

Halal-slaughtered animals are ‘dying in agony’ because of ‘Muslim ignorance’ over pre-slaughter stunning, say experts  Under Islamic law Muslims can only consume meat that is deemed ‘halal’ The animal must be alive when its throat cut and be allowed to bleed out However Islamic scholars are divided over whether stunning is acceptable Experts say this … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} UN is getting a museum on the Internet and on the ground

The United Nations is getting a museum — on the Internet, in a headquarters to be built in Copenhagen, and in other locations around the world yet to be announced. Continue reading

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{FD} Kenyan president commutes all death sentences

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has commuted all the death sentences handed out in the East African country. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico president: Trump visit could have been handled better

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says he could have done a better job handling a controversial Aug. 31 meeting with Republican candidate Donald Trump. Continue reading

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{FD} Turkey: Muslim confesses raping and murdering a four-year-old on live TV

Moment man breaks down and CONFESSES to shocked television host that he murdered and raped a four-year-old girl in Turkey – and then leads police to the body  Himmet Akturk agreed to appear on a TV show that probes family dramas Presenter Muge Anli questioned him over missing girl of four, Irmak Kupal He finally … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Authorities: Driver in deadly California bus crash didn’t brake before hitting big rig

Ana Car didn’t remember the sudden impact, only that she woke up among dead and injured passengers in a dark tour bus filled with screams of terror and agony. Continue reading

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{FD} SEC seeks takedown of prominent Wall Street executive Tilton

A government lawyer says prominent Wall Street executive Lynn Tilton cheated investors in failing companies of more than $200 million and should be banned from the industry. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge throws out murder charge in 1987 Minnesota slaying

A judge has thrown out a second-degree murder charge against a Minnesota man accused of killing a woman in 1987 when he was 16-years-old after finding problems with the suspect’s confession. Continue reading

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{FD} Video of New Mexico officer being shot is shown in court

Federal prosecutors played a minute-long video in court Monday from the lapel camera of a slain officer showing a struggle and shooting that followed his attempt to arrest a man during a nighttime traffic stop along Historic Route 66. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Man stabbed cousin in S. Carolina church over curse

Authorities say a man stabbed his cousin during a church service in South Carolina because he thought the victim had put a curse on him. Continue reading

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{FD} Police in Rio seek 10 suspects in gang rape of woman

Police are looking for at least 10 men in connection with the gang rape of a 34-year-old woman on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. Continue reading

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{FD} USGS: Oklahoma quake likely caused by wastewater disposal

The third-largest earthquake in Oklahoma was likely triggered by underground disposal of wastewater from oil and natural gas production, the U.S. Geological Survey found in a report issued Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} At least 33 killed after gunmen storm police training center in southwestern Pakistan

Pakistani troops were conducting an anti-terror operation after gunmen stormed a police training center in the tumultuous southwestern province of Baluchistan Monday, leaving at least 33 people dead. Continue reading

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{FD} Iraqi terror suspects latest examples of flawed refugee vetting system, say critics

Two Iraqi men who allegedly lied their way past U.S. immigration officials and continued their terrorist-related activities after being admitted as refugees are the latest evidence that a flawed screening process is putting Americans at risk, critics say. Continue reading

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{FD} Berkeley protesters demand ‘spaces of color,’ harass white students trying to pass

Left-wing students at the University of California, Berkeley are protesting again. Continue reading

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{FD} India: Muslim occupation and persecution leads to Hindu exodus from West UP in the North

And there you go. The Islamic takeover of yet another part of India is coming to completion. First they migrate in floods. They live amongst the natives for a while with small hick-ups. They multiply rapidly. The problems increases as the muslims continue to make more demands of assumed entitlements and rights that must be … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Austrian party head calls Germany’s Merkel ‘dangerous woman’

The head of Austria’s right-wing party on Monday called German Chancellor Angela Merkel “the most dangerous woman in Europe” for her initially liberal migrant policies and warned of possible civil war if the influx of people seeking a better life withi… Continue reading

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{FD} Classes resume at 14 Pennsylvania universities after faculty union strikes deal

Classes have resumed for more than 100,000 students who attend Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities. Continue reading

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{FD} Yazidis guard ravaged home, ever wary of ISIS’ chemical attacks

A thin ribbon of dirt is all that protects hundreds of Yazidi soldiers from a regular bombardment from ISIS, attacks that in the last year have included chemical weapons. Continue reading

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{FD} Soldier who killed teen neighbor kills self in prison

A former soldier who pleaded guilty two years ago to killing a teenager has killed himself in his North Carolina prison cell. Continue reading

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{FD} ISIS unleashes ‘heavy resistance’ outside Mosul, Pentagon reports

U.S.-backed Iraqi and Kurdish forces are making “solid progress” but are now meeting “heavy resistance,” outside Mosul from ISIS, Pentagon spokesman Capt. Continue reading

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{FD} Missing Texas college student’s father pleads for her boyfriend to cooperate

The father of a missing Texas college student is pleading for her boyfriend to cooperate with investigators, while police said they’ve seized a “key piece” of evidence in the case. Continue reading

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{FD} Children still threatened despite peace advances in Colombia

A U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} ICC oversight chief calls on South Africa, Burundi to remain

Senegal’s minister of justice, who is also the chief of the International Criminal Court’s oversight board, has called on South Africa and Burundi to abandon their decision to withdraw from the court. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge delays former Navy chaplain’s child-**** sentencing

A federal judge has again postponed the child *********** sentencing of a former Navy chaplain and Catholic priest who was convicted of sexually assaulting a Naval Academy midshipman years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Global church bells end Finnish campaign for Aleppo victims

A Finnish priest who started ringing church bells daily for victims of the Aleppo bombings says the idea spread into a campaign with 800 parishes of all denominations participating worldwide. Continue reading

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{FD} UN says carbon dioxide at record levels

The U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} Scaffolding plummets to ground in Florida killing worker, officials say

At least one worker was killed Monday when scaffolding collapsed and fell 40 feet to the ground at a building under construction in South Florida, local media reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuela’s embattled president to meet Pope at Vatican

Venezuela’s government says Pope Francis will meet with President Nicolas Maduro at the Vatican on Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Wood stove sparks Georgia mobile home fire, killing 6

State officials say a fire in a mobile home in northwest Georgia that killed six people was caused by an improperly installed wood stove. Continue reading

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{FD} Iraqis on edge of Mosul face a deadly dilemma: Stay or flee

Bayda Muhammad Khalaf followed the government’s advice to stay in her home with her husband and seven children as Iraqi troops advanced near their remote village outside militant-held Mosul. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Serial’ star Adnan Syed asks to get out of jail

A defendant awaiting retrial for the slaying of his high school girlfriend and whose story was the center of a popular podcast is asking to be released from prison. Continue reading

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{FD} NAACP: Noose put around neck of black student in Mississippi

The state NAACP says white students at a south Mississippi high school put a noose around the neck of a black student and “yanked backward.” Ayana Kinnel, spokeswoman for the civil rights group, says Monday that the incident took place the afternoon of… Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyers: Jury should visit site where cop shot black man

Attorneys for a white former South Carolina police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist want the jury to visit the scene of the shooting and not be sequestered during the trial. Continue reading

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{FD} Mosul Today: Iraqis advance, face questions over airstrike

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces fought their way into two villages near Mosul on Monday as the offensive to retake the extremist-held city entered its second week, but they faced questions over a suspected airstrike that hit a mosque, killing 13 people. Continue reading

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{FD} Brass thief damages historic Philadelphia building

Officials say a metal thief damaged an exterior staircase at a historically significant building in downtown Philadelphia. Continue reading

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