Daily Archives: November 7, 2016

{FD} Killings spark reckoning over status of Arab women in Israel

After years of abuse and death threats, Duaa Abu-Sharkh had finally divorced her husband, agreeing even to give up custody of her four young children and family property to escape his violent grip. Continue reading

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{FD} White elephants, mahouts pay respects to late Thai king

Tens of thousands of mourners have paid their respects to Thailand’s late king at the Grand Palace where his body has been kept before the cremation. Continue reading

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{FD} Oklahoma man charged in California murders

A 22-year-old man from Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been arrested in the shooting deaths of a Long Beach mother and her 4-year-old daughter as they returned home from grocery shopping, authorities said Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Alleged lottery scam kingpin arrested in Jamaica

A man accused of spearheading a lottery scam that bilked at least 70 mostly elderly U.S. residents out of millions of dollars has been arrested in Jamaica, authorities said Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Sorority, frat events banned at Washington State University

Officials say all Washington State University sorority and fraternity events, from formals to football tailgates, have been banned for the rest of the semester. Continue reading

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{FD} Ohio officer facing murder charge expected to take stand

A white former police officer on trial for murder is expected to take the stand any day to tell jurors that he feared for his life when he fatally shot an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop in Ohio. Continue reading

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{FD} New charge against Turkish businessman in US sanctions case

Prosecutors have added new allegations against a well-known Turkish businessman facing trial in the United States. Continue reading

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{FD} Belafonte, Mantel among this year’s ‘Library Lions’

Harry Belafonte, “Wolf Hall” author Hilary Mantel and columnist-speechwriter Peggy Noonan were among five honorees at the New York Public Library’s annual gala for its “Library Lions.” “Brooklyn” novelist Colm Toibin and author-translator Javier Marias… Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Woman arrested in fatal NYC subway push

The Latest on fatal subway push in New York City (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Parts of street collapse in southern Japan city; no injuries

Parts of a main street have collapsed in a city in southern Japan, creating a huge sinkhole and cutting off power, water and gas supplies to parts of the city. Continue reading

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{FD} China’s October exports fall in new sign of global weakness

China’s exports fell again in October in a fresh sign of weak global demand. Continue reading

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{FD} In defeat, SKorean president to let parliament choose her PM

South Korea’s president said Tuesday she will allow parliament to choose her prime minister, a major political concession to growing anger as she scrambles to defuse an escalating influence-peddling scandal. Continue reading

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{FD} Man charged after 10-year-old girl found dead in well

A 24-year-old Mexican national has been jailed on a capital murder charge after his 10-year-old female cousin was found dead in an East Texas water well. Continue reading

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{FD} Australia expects to resettle hundreds of refugees elsewhere

An Australian minister says his government will find a country to resettle hundreds of asylum seekers held on poor Pacific islands. Continue reading

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{FD} UVA dean awarded $3 million in Rolling Stone defamation case

Jurors awarded a University of Virginia administrator $3 million Monday for her portrayal in a now-discredited Rolling Stone magazine article about the school’s handling of a brutal gang rape a fraternity house. Continue reading

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{FD} Famous pool-cue maker sentenced in attempted ivory smuggling

A famous custom pool-cue maker has been sentenced to two years of probation for his role in trying to help export protected African elephant ivory to Taiwan. Continue reading

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{FD} Authorities: 3rd body found on South Carolina man’s property

Investigators discovered a third body on the property of a South Carolina man who is now linked to seven deaths and the kidnapping of a woman who was found chained inside a storage container, authorities said Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman runs down estranged husband, 2 others outside court, jumps to her death off California bridge

A woman who deliberately ran over three pedestrians, including her estranged husband, outside a family court on Monday jumped to her death from a bridge in the San Francisco Bay Area a short time later, according to police. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyers make final case to jury in hot-car murder trial

Prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed on one thing Monday in final arguments to a Georgia jury: When Justin Ross Harris arrived at work more than two years ago and locked his car, his toddler son was left behind in the back seat and suffered a slow … Continue reading

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{FD} Sons who attacked parents sentenced to 20-year prison terms

Two brothers who attacked their parents inside the family’s suburban Atlanta home have each been given 20-year prison sentences. Continue reading

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{FD} Officer sues Black Lives Matter activist over protest injury

A Baton Rouge police officer who claims he was injured during a protest after a deadly police shooting filed a lawsuit Monday against prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson, who was arrested at the demonstration. Continue reading

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{FD} Killer gets life term for rampage at Los Angeles airport

A gunman who killed a federal transportation security officer and wounded three other people during a rampage at Los Angeles International Airport was sentenced to life plus 60 years in prison Monday for the attack that crippled the nation’s second-bus… Continue reading

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{FD} Family calls fallen Special Forces soldier witty, magnetic

Relatives described a Special Forces soldier from Arizona who was among three Americans killed in Jordan last week as a funny man with a magnetic personality, while national lawmakers praised his service. Continue reading

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{FD} Man charged in deaths of 5 Michigan bicyclists sent to trial

A man who plowed into a group of bicyclists with his pickup truck, killing five, has been ordered to stand trial on second-degree murder charges in southwestern Michigan. Continue reading

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{FD} New Zealand regulators reject media merger in initial ruling

New Zealand regulators have made a preliminary decision to reject a merger between the country’s two main newspaper groups. Continue reading

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{FD} Philippines: Muslims kidnap German man, murders wife

Abu Sayyaf Claims to Have Kidnapped German, Killed Woman By jim gomez, associated press MANILA, Philippines — Nov 6, 2016, 9:57 PM ET The Philippine military is trying to verify a claim by Abu Sayyaf militants that they have kidnapped a German man from a yacht and shot and killed his girlfriend in the southern … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Man acquitted of attempted murder in mall shooting

A man charged in a Pittsburgh-area mall shooting that wounded three people has been acquitted of attempted murder but convicted of other charges. Continue reading

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{FD} UK: Only three of 43 police forces prepared to tackle honour violence ‘for fear of causing unrest in Asian communities’

CPS ‘afraid to tackle honour crimes for fear of causing unrest in Asian communities’ Det Sgt Palbinder Singh rwith MetCommissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe at the Metropolitan Police Service Domestic Abuse Achievement Awards 2015 Hannah Summers, Camilla Turner 7 November 2016 • 10:00pm The Crown Prosecution Service is failing to prosecute honour crimes for fear of causing … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Oklahoma man, 22, arrested in California murders

A 22-year-old man from Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been arrested in the shooting deaths of a Long Beach mother and her 4-year-old daughter as they returned home from grocery shopping, authorities said Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} New York heir Robert Durst pleads not guilty to murder in LA court

Real estate heir Robert Durst pleaded not guilty to murder Monday in the death of a friend who authorities said Durst wanted to keep from talking to investigators looking into the disappearance of his first wife. Continue reading

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{FD} Sweden: Malmö police forced to launch special unit after multiple child rapes in broad daylight

  A 14-year-old was raped in broad daylight in Malmö’s Pildammspark. Photo: Maria Eklind/Flickr Malmö police launch special unit after child rapes Published: 05 Nov 2016 15:37 Police in the Swedish city of Malmö have launched a special investigations group after at least two child rapes, one involving a 12-year-old girl, were carried out in … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Police: Tulsa man held in California killings

The Latest on an arrest in the shooting deaths of a mother and her 4-year-old daughter (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} UN Security Council condemns attack on Mali peacekeepers

The United Nations Security Council has condemned an attack that left two Malian citizens and one Togolese peacekeeper dead. Continue reading

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{FD} Benghazi guards turned on US diplomats in 2012 attack, sources say

An obscure private firm hired by the State Department over internal objections to protect U.S. diplomats in Benghazi just months before four Americans were murdered was staffed with hastily recruited locals with terror ties who helped carry out the att… Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: California mom cited for selling ceviche

The Latest on a California woman awaiting trial for selling homemade ceviche (all times local): 2 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Man acquitted after Tinder date fell off balcony faces backlash with TV interview

An Australian man acquitted of murder last month, after an online date gone awry, is under new scrutiny, stemming from a paid appearance on 60 Minutes in which he readily acknowledged the victim pleaded with him to stop, saying “no” a reported 33 times. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman shoved to her death in front of New York City subway train

A woman was shoved to her death in front of a moving train at Times Square station Monday afternoon, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-high school teacher who admitted faking attack to get out of debt enters plea

A former teacher who faked his own attack at Bothell High School in Washington earlier this year has pleaded guilty to two criminal charges. Continue reading

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{FD} No charges coming vs. officer who killed Pennsylvania man

A Pennsylvania prosecutor says no charges will be filed against a police officer who fatally shot a man who authorities say was holding a knife to his mother’s throat. Continue reading

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{FD} Palestinians open Arafat’s bedroom to public

Palestinians will soon get a chance to glimpse the small bedroom where their longtime leader Yasser Arafat spent his final years. Continue reading

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{FD} Group of Baylor supporters demand change to regents

Some of Baylor University’s most prominent supporters, including the billionaire businessman whose name is on the football stadium, are calling for a shakeup of the school’s board of regents in the wake of the campus sexual assault scandal. Continue reading

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{FD} IMF approves $180M loan to Moldova ahead of key election

The International Monetary Fund has approved aid worth almost $180 million to Moldova ahead of a presidential runoff election that could see the impoverished former Soviet republic move closer to Europe or tilt toward Russia. Continue reading

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{FD} UN chief alarm at ‘weakening taboo’ on chemical use in Syria

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expressing alarm at “the weakening taboo” against using chemical weapons in Syria where an international watchdog agency says it is studying several recent cases of alleged use of the banned agents. Continue reading

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{FD} Acquittal of 7 occupiers poses questions on fate of 7 more

The acquittal of seven people who took over a federal wildlife refuge in a 41-day armed standoff with authorities raises questions about what prosecutors will do with seven more defendants in the same case who are going to court in February. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-officer on trial expected to defend Ohio fatal shooting

Attorneys on Monday began their defense of a white former police officer who is expected to try to convince jurors he feared for his life when he fatally shot an unarmed black motorist after a traffic stop in Ohio. Continue reading

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{FD} Man gets life in prison for murder of transgender woman

A man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting a transgender woman before setting her on fire in southwest Florida. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Austrian official says EU can’t rely on Turkey

The Latest on Europe’s response to the inflow of asylum-seekers and migrants to the continent (all times local): 10:00 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect in stabbing at Rutgers is named

The ex-Rutgers University student accused of stabbing a faculty member, another student and then himself, now faces charges including attempted murder, officials announced Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} UVA administrator ‘wanted to disappear’ after Rolling Stone story

In the days after the release of a now-retracted Rolling Stone magazine story about a brutal gang rape, the University of Virginia administrator portrayed in the article was convinced she would be fired, feared for her safety and felt like her world wa… Continue reading

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{FD} Mom accused of forcing son to walk ***** through school parking lot is arrested

A Cobb County, Georgia, mother is facing child cruelty, among other charges, after police say she forced her child to strip down ***** and walk through a elementary school parking lot on Halloween morning as punishment for getting in trouble. Continue reading

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