Daily Archives: November 1, 2016

Testimony to begin in drifter’s death penalty retrial

A drifter who was sentenced to death in the carjack killings of two Massachusetts men will ask a new jury to spare his life at a retrial that’s set to get underway in Boston. Continue reading

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Nicaragua president’s running mate: his wife

On bright-pink billboards across the Nicaraguan capital, President Daniel Ortega looms triumphantly over motorists ahead of next Sunday’s vote, where he’s considered a shoo-in. Continue reading

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Nephews of Venezuela’s first lady face trial on drug charges

Two nephews of Venezuela’s first lady are set to go on trial on drug charges in New York City. Continue reading

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San Francisco calls on state to abolish cash bail for poor

San Francisco on Tuesday joined a growing nationwide call to abolish cash bail for poor defendants when it announced the city was dropping its opposition to a federal lawsuit. Continue reading

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All 33 miners trapped in China coal mine found dead, rescuers say

All 33 coal miners trapped underground in a gas explosion earlier this week have been found dead, state media reported Wednesday, as work safety officials vowed to punish those responsible. Continue reading

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Duterte eyes joint operations with Malaysia vs. Abu Sayyaf

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will discuss possible joint military and police operations with Malaysia to quell Abu Sayyaf militant kidnappings of sailors along the countries’ sea border, saying that the brazen attacks have paralyzed trade and c… Continue reading

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South Korea president reshuffles cabinet amid calls to resign over scandal

South Korea’s embattled president replaced her prime minister and two other top officials on Wednesday in a bid to restore public confidence amid a political scandal involving her longtime friend. Continue reading

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Volvo beefs up China strategy with new Geely plant

Volvo Cars and its Chinese owner say they’re beefing up the Swedish brand’s manufacturing presence in China by adding a third plant to make cars based on a new shared platform. Continue reading

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Vietnam seizes 446 kilograms of ivory smuggled from Nigeria

Vietnamese authorities have seized 446 kilograms (981 pounds) of ivory shipped from Nigeria after finding 3.5 tons at the same port last month. Continue reading

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New MH370 analysis suggests no one at controls during crash

A fresh analysis of the final moments of doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 suggests no one was controlling the plane when it plunged into the ocean, according to a report released by investigators on Wednesday, as experts hunting for the aircraft gat… Continue reading

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Prosecutors in El Salvador search ex-president’s businesses

Prosecutors’ agents have searched businesses linked to former Salvadoran President Tony Saca, looking for evidence in a corruption case involving the alleged embezzlement of about $246 million during his 2004-2009 administration. Continue reading

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3-year-old killed at mom’s LA workplace; co-worker arrested

A man has been arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing his co-worker’s 3-year-old daughter at their workplace in downtown Los Angeles. Continue reading

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California cabbie who aided terror group returned to Somalia

A California cabdriver convicted of funneling thousands of dollars to a terrorist organization in his home country of Somalia has been turned over to authorities in the African nation. Continue reading

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Ex-Marine admits in court to killing other Marine’s wife

A former Marine shocked the courtroom during his own murder trial, admitting to strangling the wife of another Marine and pushing her head-first down an abandoned mine shaft in the remote California desert. Continue reading

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Boy killed in Haiti amid protest over delay in hurricane aid

A teenage boy was fatally shot in Haiti on Tuesday amid protests over delays in aid distribution after a Category 4 hurricane pummeled the Caribbean country last month. Continue reading

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Ex-Baylor official says told to not put anything in writing

Baylor University’s former Title IX coordinator says a top school official told her to never put anything in writing after she sent him a memo detailing her concerns that her authority was still being compromised even after the university had indicated… Continue reading

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California sheriff’s deputy accidentally shot, killed by colleague

A 20-year veteran sheriff’s deputy in Central California was killed by a ...extreme language deleted... the chest from a colleague’s gun in what officials said Tuesday appeared to be “a tragic accidental shooting.” Continue reading

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North Dakota officials borrow $4M, slam feds on protest cost

North Dakota leaders agreed Tuesday to borrow another $4 million to cover the escalating costs of policing protests at the Dakota Access pipeline and slammed the federal government for not chipping in part of the funding. Continue reading

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Philadelphia commuters tackle evening rush as transit strike clogs roads

Commuters jumped on bikes, grabbed cabs and crammed into carpools as Philadelphia transit workers went on strike Tuesday after the city’s main transit agency and a union representing about 4,700 workers failed to reach a contract agreement. Continue reading

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Poker player cries as he admits massive debt collection scam

One of the nation’s top card players lost his poker face as he pleaded guilty in New York City in a $31 million debt collection scam. Continue reading

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Ex-Marine admits on stand to killing other Marine’s wife

A former Marine shocked the courtroom during his own murder trial, admitting to strangling the wife of another Marine and pushing her head-first down an abandoned mine shaft in the remote California desert. Continue reading

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911 transcripts show confusion, fear during mall stabbings

The first person to call 911 as a man stabbed people at a Minnesota mall in September urged a dispatcher to send an ambulance, saying: “There’s blood everywhere.” Transcripts of about 100 calls to 911 during the Sept. 17 attack in St. Cloud were releas… Continue reading

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Ex-wife says dad accused of murder in son’s hot car death ‘destroyed my life’

A day after she defended her former husband as a loving father, the ex-wife of a Georgia man charged with leaving their toddler son to die in a hot SUV bitterly told a jury Tuesday: “He destroyed my life.” Continue reading

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New child abuse suits filed against Catholic Church in Guam

The latest on allegations of child sex abuse in Guam’s Catholic Church (all times local): 9 a.m. Continue reading

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Minnesota man comes up with 2nd big lottery win

A Minnesota lottery player has gotten lucky twice in just over a year. Continue reading

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Miss. attorney tries to revive Confederate emblem lawsuit

A Mississippi attorney is asking a federal appeals court to revive his lawsuit that sought to erase the Confederate emblem from the state flag. Continue reading

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Video shows police firing on Oklahoma murder suspect during chase

An Oklahoma state trooper fired dozens of rounds from an automatic rifle through the windshield of his cruiser at a fugitive as the two sped down a rural western Oklahoma roadway in a dramatic shootout depicted on videos released on Tuesday. Continue reading

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Check, please: Wait begins on $151M chemical spill pay out

After a $151 million settlement was reached in a West Virginia chemical spill that tainted a local water system, the real wait begins for residents and businesses hoping to cash in on the claims process. Continue reading

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Search starts for infant’s remains at Colorado landfill

The search for the remains of a missing 13-month-old Wyoming boy started Tuesday at a northern Colorado landfill. Continue reading

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Indian university withdraws from plan to buy 2 US campuses

After facing scrutiny from state officials in Massachusetts, a chain of colleges based in India has canceled its plans to buy two U.S. for-profit colleges. Continue reading

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Obama reveals private living areas of White House

President Barack Obama likes to say the White House is the “people’s house.” Now, the people are getting a look at the rooms where he lives. Continue reading

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Prosecutor: Alabama officer who shot man won’t face charges

A white police officer who shot and killed a 19-year-old black man during a traffic stop in south Alabama won’t face charges after a grand jury decided not to indict him, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Continue reading

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The Latest: Search for infant’s remains starts at landfill

The Latest on the search of a landfill in Northern Colorado for the remains of a 13-month-old Cheyenne, Wyoming boy (all times local): 3 p.m. Continue reading

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New Jersey State Police investigate report of needle found in Halloween candy

New Jersey State Police are investigating a report of a needle found in a young child’s Halloween candy. Continue reading

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The Latest: Jury to be seated in trial of former SC officer

The Latest on the murder trial of a white former South Carolina policeman charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Continue reading

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Prosecution, defense both cite video in traffic stop killing

The lead prosecutor and defense attorney Tuesday offered sharply conflicting views of what a police body camera video will tell jurors about what happened when a white officer fatally shot a black man during a 2015 traffic stop. Continue reading

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Rapper K’naan wants to tell Somali-American tale in HBO show

Somali-Canadian rapper K’naan (kay-NAHN’) wants to tell a story he’s familiar with in his proposed HBO series “Mogadishu, Minnesota.” K’naan wants to set and film the show in Minneapolis, home to the largest Somali community in the United States. Continue reading

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Woman fatally shot in Boston had just moved to US from Haiti

A Haitian community says a woman shot and killed in Boston had moved to the United States from Haiti just three months ago. Continue reading

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Palestinians’ Fatah sets Nov. 29 as date for leadership vote

An official says the Fatah movement of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has decided to hold overdue leadership elections on Nov. 29. Continue reading

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The Latest: Brother says man loved son who died in hot car

The Latest on the trial of a Georgia man charged with murder after his son died in a hot car (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Continue reading

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Seven Secrets of a Lasting Marriage

Surprising insights for newlyweds — as well as for those who have long been together. Continue reading

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Fugitive wanted in New Jersey slaying captured in Guatemala

One of New Jersey’s 12 most wanted fugitives has been captured in Guatemala. Continue reading

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Family of man accused in SC church shooting asks for privacy

The family of a white man accused of killing nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church is asking for privacy during his upcoming trial. Continue reading

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Attorney: Rolling Stone author pushed preconceived narrative

The reporter of a botched Rolling Stone article about a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia willfully ignored facts and statements that disproved her preconceived storyline about the school’s callousness toward sexual-assault victims, an att… Continue reading

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Poll shows Greece’s government 24 points behind opposition

A new poll shows Greece’s governing Syriza party trailing the main opposition Conservatives by a massive 24 percentage points. Continue reading

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Explaining new jolts ratting earthquake-ravaged Italy

A wave of earthquakes has rocked central Italy in recent months, shattering medieval towns and destroying ancient homes, churches and landmarks. Continue reading

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NTSB probing 2-bus Baltimore crash that killed at least 6

A school bus was blocks away from its first stop Tuesday morning when it rear-ended a car and then ricocheted off a roadside pillar into an oncoming commuter bus. Continue reading

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Wall Street exec defends herself against fraud allegations

A Wall Street executive who developed a reputation for turning around distressed companies is defending herself against civil fraud claims. Continue reading

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Canadian PM Trudeau dodges cultural appropriation police despite headdress costume

Celebrities are being struck down left, right and center for wearing insensitive Halloween costumes – but not Justin Trudeau. Continue reading

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Aid workers accused of sex with underage refugees in Europe

Female aid workers have been found committing sex acts on children at a refugee center. Continue reading

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