Daily Archives: November 18, 2016

{FD} El-Sissi says don’t ‘jump to conclusions’ on Trump

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is praising U.S. President-elect Donald J. Continue reading

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{FD} Dutch expert: Islamic State has 60-80 operatives in Europe

The Dutch counterterrorism coordinator says intelligence experts estimate that the Islamic State extremist group has between 60 and 80 operatives planted in Europe to carry out attacks. Continue reading

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{FD} Rebels kill 3 Indian army soldiers in troubled northeast

Police say rebels have ambushed two Indian army vehicles and killed at least three soldiers and critically wounded four others in India’s remote northeast. Continue reading

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Why Electoral College Vote Is Better Than Popular Vote

We’ve created a simplified, imaginary version of the USA map below. So, the proof is: An Electoral College Vote of 8 sane people is better than a Popular Vote of 1,000,000 insane people.

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{FD} Marcos family hold vigil at dictator’s tomb amid protests

Family members and followers of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos have gathered for a vigil at his tomb a day after his secrecy-shrouded burial at the country’s Heroes’ Cemetery triggered protests. Continue reading

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{FD} Pacific nation of Kiribati establishes large shark sanctuary

The island nation of Kiribati has established a large shark sanctuary that will help ensure the creatures are protected across much of the central Pacific. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Ecuador soccer president convicted in FIFA graft case

The former president of the Ecuadorean Soccer Federation was convicted of money laundering Friday and given a 10-year sentence in a case tied to the corruption scandal at FIFA, the sport’s international governing body. Continue reading

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{FD} Hong Kong, Chile ink investment deal at APEC meeting

Hong Kong and Chile have signed a bilateral investment agreement on the sidelines of an Asian-Pacific summit in Peru. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge orders Border Patrol to improve detention conditions

A federal judge in Tucson, Arizona, has ordered the Border Patrol to improve conditions at its holding facilities in most of the state, saying the agency was not following its own standards by keeping migrants in crowded, cold cells without proper bedd… Continue reading

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{FD} Argentines protesters demand law to fight growing poverty

Tens of thousands of Argentines protested Friday to pressure lawmakers into backing a measure intended to address rising poverty in the South American nation. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Venezuelan 1st lady’s 2 nephews facing prison

The Latest on two nephews of Venezuela’s first lady charged with conspiring to send drugs to the United States (all times local): 8 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} That’s no snow: Sea of foam cascades from airport hangar

A bobbing sea of white foam several feet deep in spots spewed out of a large hangar at Mineta San Jose International Airport in California on Friday, covering cars and blocking businesses as it cascaded onto a nearby street. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuelan first lady’s 2 nephews found guilty in drug case

Two nephews of Venezuela’s first lady who were charged with conspiring to send drugs to the United States were convicted on Friday by a jury that found evidence of the crime even though the government’s star witness came across to at least one juror as… Continue reading

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{FD} Judge: Mom’s confession in sons’ deaths can be used at trial

A judge has ruled that a recorded police interrogation of an Ohio woman saying she smothered her three young sons can be used during her trial. Continue reading

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{FD} Alabama officer indicted on murder charges in fatal shooting

A white police officer in Alabama has been indicted on murder charges in the fatal shooting of a black man in February. Continue reading

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{FD} University stops wrestlers from competing after lewd texts

Columbia University is suspending some wrestlers from the team for as long as the rest of the school year after crude text messages came to light. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Abducted boy’s mother: Killer made ‘bad choices’

The Latest on the man who confessed to kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing an 11-year-old Minnesota boy in 1989 (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Chile battles raging wildfires fueled by heat wave, winds

About 20 wildfires are spreading quickly in Chile’s central region, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of people, authorities said Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} US seeks sanctions on South Sudan rebel leader, army chief

The United States is seeking to impose sanctions on South Sudan’s rebel leader, army chief of staff and information minister for obstructing peace in the world’s newest nation. Continue reading

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{FD} Why suicides among police and soldiers show no sign of stopping

Police and soldier suicides persist. Continue reading

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{FD} New Mexico professors seeking immigrant student protections

A group of professors at the largest university in the nation’s most Hispanic state are asking for more protection of immigrant students. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Fugitive killed wanted for shooting at police

The Latest on a shootout in Georgia that killed a deputy U.S. marshal and a fugitive from South Carolina (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} How to be a ‘big picture’ mom

The small stuff is called that for a reason. Continue reading

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{FD} Hundreds support Christian florist fined for refusing to work gay wedding

Hundreds of supporters cheered on the Washington Christian grandmother and florist who was fined for declining to make floral arrangements for a same-sex wedding as she appeared before the state’s Supreme Court on Tuesday for oral arguments in her appe… Continue reading

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{FD} Gay veteran, 91, seeks upgrade of ‘undesirable’ discharge

A 91-year-old veteran who was dismissed from the U.S. Air Force as “undesirable” in 1948 because he’s gay is suing in Connecticut to have his discharge status upgraded. Continue reading

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{FD} Panama warns France over inclusion on tax haven list

Panama’s president is warning France that his country will retaliate diplomatically if it is not removed from a list of tax haven countries. Continue reading

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{FD} Teen arrested in France for alleged link to jihadi who claimed responsibility for truck attack

French authorities say a teenager was arrested this week for allegedly being linked to a French jihadi who claimed responsibility for the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice on behalf of the Islamic State group. Continue reading

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{FD} Episcopal seminary’s budget crunch revealed; degrees no longer offered

An influential seminary affiliated with The Episcopal Church has announced that it will no longer issue degrees starting next year, and is reporting a net loss of $7.9 million in assets since last year. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials: Deputy shoots man while serving felony warrant

Authorities say a Florida Panhandle deputy fatally shot a man who was trying to take another deputy’s gun. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Officer shoots, wounds suspect armed with machete

Police say a Florida officer shot and seriously wounded a 25-year-old man threatening officers with a machete. Continue reading

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{FD} Colombia to ratify peace deal with rebels in congress

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is vowing to have congress ratify a modified peace deal with the nation’s largest rebel group rather than submit it again to voters, who rejected the first pact last month. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman shoots, kills friend who was trying to surprise her

A man in New Jersey tried to surprise his friend at her home – only for the woman to shoot and kill him by accident Thursday night, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Iraqi Christians reveal untold brutality of living under ISIS rule

Iraqi Christians who survived living under Islamic State rule in occupied territories are now speaking about the various ways they were brutally tortured and threatened by the radical extremists, and have revealed some of the humiliating and degrading … Continue reading

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{FD} Accused in 2012 Quebec election death sentenced to life

A Canadian man who killed a lighting technician in a deadly shooting at a rally following the 2012 election of Quebec’s separatist premier has been sentenced life in prison with no eligibility for parole for at least 20 years. Continue reading

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{FD} Mall Santa loses job for telling girl Hillary Clinton on naughty list

A mall Santa Claus is out of a job for telling a 10-year-old girl that there was one person on his naughty list and it was Hillary Clinton. Continue reading

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{FD} Burmese exorcist admits killing 3 ‘possessed’ children

A Burmese man pleaded guilty Friday to killing three children in front of their families over two days in a horrific display of ancient superstition. Continue reading

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{FD} 911 calls: Gunman Omar Mateen sprayed Pulse with bullets

A woman hiding in a closet at a Florida nightclub described gunman Omar Mateen spraying bullets throughout the club during the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Possible bomb disarmed after Nevada shootout

The Latest on a police shootout with a suspect near the Nevada-Utah line (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Continue reading

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Stupid Reporters Regarding Ford Jobs; Trump Is Right.

Ford was not going to fire workers in Louisville, Kentucky; HOWEVER, Ford was going to CREATE NEW JOBS in Mexico.  In other words, Ford was going to HIRE MEXICANS instead of MORE AMERICANS.

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{FD} Trump’s staff picks disappoint, alarm minority groups

President-elect Donald Trump’s choices for leadership posts threaten national unity and promise to turn back the clock on progress for racial, religious and sexual minorities, civil rights leaders and others said Friday after his nomination of Sen. Jef… Continue reading

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{FD} New Jersey man arrested over 300 toll violations worth $20K

Authorities say a New Jersey man was arrested after racking up over 300 toll violations and failing to pay more than $20,000 in tolls and fees. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials: Drought kills 102 million trees in California

The California drought has killed more than 102 million trees in a die-off of forests that increases the risk of catastrophic wildfires and other threats to humans, officials said Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge: Dad who killed 2 daughters competent for execution

A Texas judge on Friday ruled that a man is mentally competent enough to be executed next month for fatally shooting his two young daughters more than 15 years ago while their mother listened helplessly over the phone. Continue reading

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{FD} Teenager arrested in France for alleged links with IS jihadi

French authorities say a teenager was arrested this week for allegedly being linked to a French jihadi who claimed responsibility for the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice on behalf of the Islamic State group. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Suspect wounded in shootout near Nevada-Utah line

A suspect in a shootout with police near the Nevada-Utah line was hospitalized with a gunshot wound Friday after he allegedly fired his gun inside a strip club, fled the scene and crashed outside a Nevada casino along U.S. Interstate 80, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} High school students’ mock Trump assassination highlights post-election bullying, harassment

Students at a south Texas high school are under fire for putting on a skit last week in their English class that portrayed an assassination of President-elect Donald Trump. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyers for exiled cleric call Flynn’s comments ‘troubling’

Lawyers for a Pennsylvania-based Muslim cleric accused by Turkey of masterminding a failed coup say they remain confident he won’t be extradited. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-mayor of Mexican town that was massacre site arrested

Authorities in a northern Mexico border state say they have arrested the former mayor of a town where a drug cartel systematically killed an extended family in 2011. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Minnesota officer in court in fatal shooting

The Latest on court appearance for Minnesota police officer charged in black motorist’s fatal shooting (all times local): 2 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Despite polls, Italy’s Renzi puts hopeful face on referendum

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says he expects a constitutional referendum being put to voters next month to pass, but says he will “verify the political situation,” if it fails. Continue reading

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