Monthly Archives: October 2016

Teen foreign exchange student, host, dead after apparent fall in Utah canyon

Authorities are trying to determine how a 14-year-old foreign exchange student visiting Utah and the man hosting him died in an apparent fall in Provo Canyon. Continue reading

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Argentina ex-leader Fernandez in court over corruption case

Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has gone before a judge as part of an investigation into alleged corruption in the granting of public works contracts. Continue reading

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Britain’s MI5 spy agency looks to science to keep UK safe

Perhaps “Q” needs a hand. Continue reading

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The Latest: Landfill search for infant’s remains postponed

The Latest on plans to search a landfill in Northern Colorado for the remains of a 13-month-old Cheyenne, Wyoming boy (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Continue reading

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Report: Women, girls saved from Boko Haram later abused by police, military

Nigerian women and young girls who were displaced by the terrorist acts of Boko Haram were also victims of government officials who sexually abused them, according to a new study. Continue reading

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Wayward cat finally returning to Florida after missing for months in Kansas

A 10-year-old house cat who apparently roamed the streets of Wichita since escaping her cat carrier in June will soon be heading back to Florida to be reunited with her family. Continue reading

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Israel asks for delay in West Bank outpost demolition

Israel has asked the country’s Supreme Court to delay the court-ordered evacuation of an illegal West Bank outpost slated for later this year. Continue reading

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Pakistan: Indian fire kills 4, wounds 6 civilians in Kashmir

The Pakistani army says Indian troops have opened fire across the Line of Control in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing four civilians and wounding six others. Continue reading

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Man who sexually assaulted vacationing American has sentence cut in half

An American mother is outraged after the man convicted of sexually assaulting her vacationing daughter in Thailand had his sentence cut in half, according to reports Friday. Continue reading

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ISIS targets children in Mosul with teddy bear bombs

Vile ISIS warlords have sunk to a sick new low by hiding deadly bombs inside children’s teddy bears. Continue reading

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UN extends Syria chemical weapons inspection mandate

The U.N. Continue reading

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French troops end mission to Central African Republic

The French Defense minister says his country is ending its military peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic. Continue reading

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Mosul Today: Iraqi forces take last village east of Mosul

Iraqi special forces advanced on the Islamic State-held city of Mosul from the east on Monday, taking heavy fire but seizing the last IS-held village before the city’s eastern outskirts and clearing a path that was followed by army units. Continue reading

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Probe clears ex-EU Commission chief of breaking ethics rules

An ethics probe has found that former European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso showed poor judgment, but did not breach the institution’s code of conduct by taking a job with global investment bank Goldman Sachs. Continue reading

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World War II hero declared dead more than 70 years after he disappeared

A hero of World War II who vanished after he was credited with helping at least 20,000 Hungarian Jews escape the Holocaust was declared dead Monday, more than 71 years after the war ended. Continue reading

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Police: Kansas City 3-year-old shot to death by brother, 5

Kansas City police say a 3-year-old boy who died last week was accidentally shot by his 5-year-old brother. Continue reading

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UN official says Yemen on verge of collapse

The United Nations’ humanitarian chief says that if the warring parties in Yemen do not reach a peace agreement soon, the country could collapse with menacing consequences for the entire region. Continue reading

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NYU professor who blasted PC culture is booted from classroom

Michael Rectenwald, the New York University liberal studies professor on a crusade against political correctness, has been ousted from the classroom after colleagues complained about his “incivility”. Continue reading

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Police: Drunken driver hits 3 on Halloween weekend in Salem

Authorities say a drunken driver struck a woman and her 10-year-old twin daughters as they were crossing a street during crowded Halloween festivities in Salem, Massachusetts, the site of the 17th-century witch trials. Continue reading

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Fire at WV house kills mom, 2 children, dog

Authorities say a mother and two children have died following an early morning fire at their West Virginia home. Continue reading

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After Saudi halts oil shipments, Egypt turns to Iraq deal

Egypt’s state news agency says the country’s oil ministry has signed a memorandum of understanding with its Iraqi counterpart to pave the way for Egypt to import oil from Iraq. Continue reading

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Rwanda accuses 22 French army officers of genocide

Rwanda’s government says 22 French senior military officers helped to plan and execute the 1994 genocide, in which more than 800,000 people were killed. Continue reading

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Nearly $1 million pours in for ND anti-pipeline protest, but it may not last

The crowdsourcing goal was modest: $5,000, enough to help a few dozen people camping in North Dakota to protest the nearby construction of the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline. Continue reading

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NATO, Russia to hold parallel drills in the Balkans

NATO is holding an emergency exercise drill in Montenegro while Russian troops will participate in a war game in Serbia as the two Balkans neighbors seem to be heading in different directions strategically. Continue reading

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Palestinian accused of negligent homicide in police shooting

When Ali Nimr drove drunk at night past Israeli police operating in his Jerusalem neighborhood, the officers sprayed the Palestinian’s car with gunfire, fearing he was an attacker, according to his indictment. Continue reading

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Finland to operate world’s 1st LNG-powered icebreaker

Finland says it will start to operate the world’s first icebreaker powered by liquefied natural gas on Tuesday as the number of LNG-powered vessels is steadily increasing in the Nordic country that is surrounded by the Baltic Sea and is heavily reliant… Continue reading

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Syrian military vows to repel Aleppo insurgent attack

Syria’s military said Monday that it is determined to repel an attack on the government-controlled western part of Aleppo as it continued to battle insurgents in intense battles on the city’s edge. Continue reading

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UK government offers support to Bank of England governor

The British government has offered strong support for Bank of England Governor Mark Carney amid speculation that he’ll soon announce whether he’ll serve his full-term as governor. Continue reading

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Ethiopia says 2,000 arrested and released in emergency

An Ethiopian official says 2,000 people have been detained and later released under the country’s state of emergency that was declared on October 8, 2016. Continue reading

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Study: Drilling may have caused deadly 1933 California quake

New research suggests oil drilling decades ago may have triggered earthquakes in the Los Angeles region, including the 1933 quake that killed more than 100 people. Continue reading

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No charges for DC officers who shot woman who fired at them

Five officers won’t be charged in the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old woman who shot at police after a robbery in Washington. Continue reading

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Defendant due in court in disappearance of Wyoming boy

A Wyoming man is due to make a preliminary appearance in court Monday in connection with the disappearance last week of a 13-month-old boy. Continue reading

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Palestinian gunman wounds 3 Israeli soldiers in West Bank

The Israeli military says three soldiers were wounded when a Palestinian gunman opened fire at a West Bank checkpoint. Continue reading

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HRW: Boko Haram refugees raped by officials, security force

Human Rights Watch says Nigerian government officials, soldiers and police are raping and sexually exploiting women and girl refugees from Boko Haram, instead of protecting them. Continue reading

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Pennsylvania trio arraigned on gun charges in New Jersey

Three Pennsylvania residents accused of trying to drive into New York City with a cache of weapons have been arraigned in New Jersey on multiple charges. Continue reading

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Bosnian court jails 7 people for fighting in Syria

A Bosnian court has sentenced seven people to a total of more than 12 years in jail for joining the Islamic State group in Syria and for illegally owning weapons. Continue reading

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Man dressed as Freddy Krueger shoots 5 people at Texas party

San Antonio police say an uninvited guest dressed as fictional serial killer Freddy Krueger shot five people at a Halloween party. Continue reading

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Trial begins in case of man killed in raid of Hampton home

A wrongful death trial is getting under way in the case of a Virginia man who was shot and killed by police in his home. Continue reading

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UK Home Secretary rejects inquiry into Orgreave clash

Britain’s Home Secretary has rejected holding an inquiry or independent review into violence between police and miners at Orgreave — one of the fiercest clashes of the 1984-1985 miners’ strike. Continue reading

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German union scraps strikes this week at Lufthansa unit

A union representing cabin crew has scrapped plans to stage two days of strikes this week at Lufthansa’s budget unit, Eurowings, and is proposing to bring in an arbitrator who helped resolve a previous dispute. Continue reading

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Nigerian governor accuses UN, NGOs of misusing aid money

The governor of the Nigerian state most devastated by Boko Haram’s Islamic uprising is accusing some U.N. Continue reading

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Man dressed as Freddy Krueger opens fire at Texas Halloween party, police say

A male dressed as Freddy Krueger shot five people with a shotgun at a Halloween party early Sunday morning, San Antonio police say. Continue reading

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At least 17 dead in Chicago’s street violence over weekend

At least 17 people were killed and over 40 injured in Chicago’s street violence over the weekend. Continue reading

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Suspect in Utah killing, carjackings caught in Colorado after manhunt

Police in Colorado apprehended a Utah man Sunday after a series of high-speed chases and attempted carjackings, and the man is suspected in the fatal shooting of his father. Continue reading

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German police probe anti-government extremists in own ranks

Germany’s police are investigating the influence of anti-government extremists in their own ranks following a series of violent incidents involving members of the so-called Reich Citizens Movement. Continue reading

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UK court gives driver staring at mobile 10 years in crash

A British court has set a 10-year prison sentence for a truck driver who smashed into a car and killed four people moments after scrolling through music on his mobile phone. Continue reading

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DA: More charges for man accused of receiving teen as gift

Prosecutors say additional charges will be filed against a Pennsylvania man accused of fathering two children with a 14-year-old girl gifted to him by her parents. Continue reading

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Kosovan sports car enthusiast builds a Lamborghini replica

Sports car enthusiast Driton Selmani always wanted some hot wheels but couldn’t afford them. Continue reading

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Investigation ongoing into fatal shooting at Halloween party

The investigation is ongoing into a fatal shooting at a Halloween party that left two young upstate New York women dead and five other people suffering from gunshot wounds. Continue reading

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Michel Aoun: Lebanon’s popular yet divisive new president

Michel Aoun, Lebanon’s strong-willed Christian leader, has waited more than three decades for the chance to become president. Continue reading

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