Daily Archives: October 28, 2016

Tense oil pipeline protest subsides at least temporarily

A tense protest over the Dakota Access pipeline subsided at least temporarily after some protest leaders urged activists to leave a barricade near a state highway bridge. Continue reading

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Nepal storyteller uses photos and few lines to reveal lives

It started with a photograph of a smirking, young man wearing a heavy-metal band T-shirt and selling tea on the streets of Kathmandu. Continue reading

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Russia voted off United Nations Human Rights Council

The General Assembly voted Russia off the U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday, a stunning rebuke to the country which is increasingly being accused of war crimes over its actions in Syria. Continue reading

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Army says 2-star general committed suicide on Alabama base

The Army said Friday it has determined that suicide was the cause of death of a two-star general who was found dead in his home on a military base in Alabama. Continue reading

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South Korean president orders senior secretaries to resign

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has ordered 10 of her senior secretaries to resign amid an investigation that she let an old friend and daughter of a religious cult leader to interfere in important state affairs. Continue reading

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FedEx plane catches fire at Florida airport

Authorities say a FedEx plane caught fire while landing at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Continue reading

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Former head of Guatemala’s congress convicted of bribery

A court in Guatemala has sentenced the former leader of Congress to 13 years and four months in prison for trying to bribe a judge to issue a ruling favoring the vice president at the time, who is also accused of corruption. Continue reading

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Stores in Mexico’s Zihuatanejo resort close to protest crime

Dozens of stores in the Mexican beach town of Zihuatanejo have closed temporarily or hung banners in their doorways to protest crime and violence in the once-idyllic resort. Continue reading

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Top court ruling attempts to quiet Venezuela birther debate

It’s official: President Nicolas Maduro is Venezuelan. Continue reading

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First lady to participate in new submarine’s commissioning

First lady Michelle Obama will participate in a commissioning ceremony Saturday for a U.S. Navy fast attack submarine. Continue reading

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Minnesota man indicted in kidnapping, killing of girl, 5

A 25-year-old man now faces first-degree murder charges in the kidnapping and killing of a 5-year-old girl from central Minnesota. Continue reading

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California gets $15M in Bernard Madoff fraud recovery effort

California will recover $15 million related to the massive Ponzi scheme engineered by Bernard Madoff as part of a larger agreement liquefying the $277 million estate of a Beverly Hills investment adviser, officials said Friday. Continue reading

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Anti-violence group says Brazil’s killings drop slightly

The number of homicides in Brazil dipped slightly last year, according to a report Friday from an anti-violence watchdog group. Continue reading

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Canadian teen pleads guilty to mass shooting at high school

A teenager has pleaded guilty to murdering two people and wounding seven others in a mass shooting at a high school in a remote aboriginal community in western Canada earlier this year. Continue reading

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Lawsuit alleges sex abuse by ex-No. 2 at Legion of Christ

A lawsuit filed in Connecticut this week accuses a former top official for the scandal-plagued Legion of Christ of sexually abusing a boy in the 1990s. Continue reading

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Episcopal Church elects 1st black woman to lead diocese

The Episcopal Church has elected the first black woman to lead one of its dioceses. Continue reading

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Annual Ibero-American summit losings its luster

Spain, Portugal and their former Latin American colonies have been holding annual meetings for a quarter century, few as piquant as the 2007 affair when then-King Juan Carlos lost his temper with Venezuela’s president. Continue reading

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UN panel tells Argentina to release activist Milagro Sala

A United Nations panel says Argentina has arbitrarily detained activist Milagro Sala and is asking the government for her immediate release. Continue reading

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Divorcing couple go to court over Cubs Series tickets

The frenzy among Chicago Cubs fans to snag pricey and scarce tickets to World Series games at Wrigley Field has now landed in divorce court. Continue reading

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Q&A: What to know about the Oregon standoff verdicts

The surprising decision to acquit the leaders of an armed group that took over a national wildlife refuge in Oregon has prompted praise and criticism. Continue reading

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The Latest: Police identify baby believed buried in landfill

The latest on the death of a baby boy whose body Wyoming authorities believe was taken to a northern Colorado landfill (all times local): 4:14 p.m.: Wyoming authorities have identified the 13-month old boy whose body they believe was taken to a landfil… Continue reading

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Good Samaritan robbed, shot after stopping to help 2 women

Authorities in the Atlanta suburbs say a good Samaritan was shot and robbed after he stopped to help two women who said they needed assistance. Continue reading

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Baylor regents: 17 women reported assaults by 19 players

Baylor regents say 17 women have reported sexual or domestic assaults involving 19 Baylor University athletes since 2011, including four reports of gang rapes. Continue reading

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Prosecutors: DNA links suspect to DC mansion slayings

Prosecutors say five items in a mansion where a couple, their son and their housekeeper were killed have DNA evidence linking the man accused in the slayings. Continue reading

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Former Putin aide’s curious death in DC deemed an accident

Nearly a year after the curious death of a former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin in a Washington hotel room, authorities announced Friday that he died accidentally from numerous bodily injuries after “days of excessive consumption of alcohol.” Continue reading

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UN expert to examine Israeli human rights groups

A United Nations expert says he will examine the Israeli government’s treatment of human rights groups in the region in his next report. Continue reading

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Minnesota sect leader gets 30 years in teen sex assault

The leader of an isolated religious sect in Minnesota has been sentenced to 30 years in prison, weeks after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two teenage girls. Continue reading

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Murder charges filed against Oklahoma suspect on the run

Prosecutors have filed first-degree murder charges against a man accused of killing two relatives in central Oklahoma, shooting two police officers and crossing the state on a violent rampage. Continue reading

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Tax on a haircut? Missouri voters weigh sales tax limits

Missouri voters will be the first in the nation to decide whether to amend their state constitution to prohibit sales taxes from being expanded to services such as auto repairs, haircuts, legal work and financial accounting. Continue reading

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Maradona’s former house turned into museum in Argentina

How many sleepless nights did the young man who would become one of soccer’s greatest players spend gazing up at the ceiling, imagining dizzying dribbles, spectacular goals and hoisting the World Cup above his head? That is the question visitors often … Continue reading

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Concern raised over new name of Nixon library theater

A former library director says naming a theater at the revamped Richard Nixon Presidential Library museum for a Nixon Administration staffer who counted Jewish government workers at Nixon’s request sends the wrong message to visitors. Continue reading

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Prosecutors: 2 US men tried to export military parts to Iran

Federal prosecutors have charged two California men with conspiring to export fighter-jet parts to Iran. Continue reading

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Virginia law officer acquitted in shooting of woman in car

A Virginia police officer has been acquitted of all charges for shooting at a car he said was being driven toward him and struck him. Continue reading

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Does baby powder cause cancer? Another jury says yes.

For the third time, Johnson & Johnson has been hit with a multimillion-dollar jury verdict over whether the talc in its iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene. Continue reading

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Last ex-cop defendant in post-Katrina deaths to change plea

A former New Orleans police officer is set for a change-of-plea hearing on charges related to deadly shootings by police after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Continue reading

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US man honored for role in saving Polish treasure from Nazis

A Massachusetts fisherman and former U.S. Army private has been honored by Poland for his role in returning cultural treasures stolen by the Nazis during World War II. Continue reading

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4 years after storm, some places changed by Sandy forever

For four years, people have worked hard and mostly successfully to erase the deep scars Superstorm Sandy left on the New York and New Jersey coastlines when it crashed ashore with deadly force on Oct. 29, 2012. Continue reading

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Florida company hopes to plug giant sinkhole by spring

A massive sinkhole at a fertilizer plant should be plugged by spring, months after contaminated water and waste began flowing into Florida’s main drinking water aquifer, the company said Friday. Continue reading

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Officer accused of slamming suspect’s head is convicted

An Ohio jury has found a police officer accused of slamming a handcuffed suspect’s head against a cruiser door guilty of assault. Continue reading

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Plane blows tire, catches fire at O’Hare; passengers safe

An American Airlines plane has caught fire at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, according to local reports. Continue reading

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News Flash: FBI May Now Charge Hillary with Crimes!

The FBI has reopened the criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton.  This may result in criminal charges against Hillary Clinton.  The basis of the reopened investigation is new potentially damning emails and new potentially damning information.

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I killed in collapse of Italy overpass after closure sought

An overpass north of Milan has collapsed under the weight of a truck carrying an oversized load just hours after highway authorities say they requested the road’s immediate closure. Continue reading

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Oil pipeline protesters burn vehicles, set roadblock

Protesters ousted from private land where they tried to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline burned vehicles and built roadblocks along a North Dakota state highway where they faced off Friday with authorities. Continue reading

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‘Everything on the table’ in revived Colombia peace talks

President Juan Manuel Santos told Colombians Friday that “everything is on the table” in efforts to revive a peace pact that voters narrowly defeated on Oct. 2 and said a revised accord could be reached “in a matter of days.” The chief negotiator for t… Continue reading

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The Latest: APNewsBreak: Victim’s mom doesn’t blame police

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Wyoming man during a confrontation with police in Billings, Montana, (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Continue reading

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Indiana teen resentenced for role in slaying when he was 12

An Indiana teenager originally sentenced to 25 years in prison for helping kill a friend’s stepfather when he was 12 could now be released in about three months. Continue reading

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Former Putin aide’s death in DC deemed an accident

Authorities say a former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin died by accident in a Washington hotel room from hitting his head and incurring other injuries after “days of excessive consumption of alcohol.” Continue reading

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Wyoming police arrest man, plan to search landfill for baby

Wyoming authorities have arrested a man in connection with the death of a 13-month-old Cheyenne boy. Continue reading

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Judge sentences ‘cold-blooded’ killer to life for slaying 3

A man who pleaded guilty to randomly killing three Pennsylvania residents as part of a string of shootings that police say also left four New Jersey residents dead told a judge he had no good reason for the slayings. Continue reading

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Hezbollah ally set to become president of Lebanon

Barring any surprises, a former Lebanese general and a strong ally of the militant Hezbollah group is poised to be elected Lebanon’s president next week, formally ending a two-year vacuum in the country’s top post and a political crisis that has paraly… Continue reading

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