Daily Archives: November 29, 2016

{FD} Murder investigation launched after body discovered in Hollywood Hills

Authorities in Los Angeles launched a murder investigation after a man’s body was discovered in a parking garage at an apartment complex Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} No chicken, no cafes: Egyptians scrimp as prices leap

Money had already been tight as food and electricity bills climbed for weeks. Continue reading

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{FD} Campus critters are nuts for Penn State’s ‘Squirrel Girl’

Penn State students know her as the Squirrel Whisperer, or even Squirrel Girl. Continue reading

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{FD} 1 of 2 inmates who escaped from California jail recaptured

Authorities say one of two inmates who sawed their way out of a California jail and vanished last week has been recaptured. Continue reading

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{FD} Man charged in golf club assault over course etiquette at Texas club

A man was arrested Friday for assaulting another man with a golf club over etiquette at a Texas country club. Continue reading

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{FD} Federal judges order new North Carolina legislative maps, special election

Federal judges have told the North Carolina legislature to redraw its own districts by mid-March to replace ones the court struck down and to hold a special election under redrawn maps in November 2017. Continue reading

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{FD} Navy to scatter vet’s ashes near site of 1963 sub sinking

A submarine left a U.S. Navy base in Connecticut this week carrying the cremated remains of a veteran who will be buried at sea in the area where a submarine sank in 1963. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Thief stole 86 lb. bucket of gold flakes worth $1.6M

Police in New York City are looking for a quick-thinking thief who stole an 86-pound bucket of gold flakes worth nearly $1.6 million off an armored truck in Manhattan. Continue reading

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{FD} No injuries reported after pipeline explosion in Missouri

There were no reported injuries after a pipeline exploded into a bright fireball Tuesday night in Missouri. Continue reading

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{FD} Group of Utah lawyers to work for free to defend Muslim refugees

A new group of lawyers announced Tuesday that it will provide free legal services to refugees in Utah who are harassed or bullied and fear that the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump could put in place a ban on Muslim immigrants or… Continue reading

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{FD} 1 dead, 3 hurt as car jumps Los Angeles freeway, hits homeless camp

Authorities say a car has shot off the side of a Los Angeles freeway and landed in a homeless camp, killing one person and injuring three others. Continue reading

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{FD} Protesters against Aussie refugee treatment delay Parliament

Rowdy protesters demonstrating against Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers have caused a disruption in Parliament, with security officers finally wresting them out. Continue reading

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{FD} San Francisco theater evacuated, suspected gunman detained

San Francisco police says a man is in custody and a handgun has been recovered from inside a movie theater that was evacuated after officials received reports of a possible gunman. Continue reading

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{FD} Ordinary people trained to save lives in shootings, attacks

A new federal initiative seeks to prevent deaths in terror attacks and school shootings by training ordinary people from custodians to administrators on how to treat gunshots, gashes and other injuries. Continue reading

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{FD} Indonesia protests awaken fears for minority Chinese

The capital of Muslim-majority Indonesia is on edge ahead of what is expected to be a second massive protest by conservative Muslims against its Christian governor and no group more so than its Chinese minority. Continue reading

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{FD} Thousands squeeze into church, stadium to mourn tragic crash

Thousands squeezed into Chapeco’s cathedral and even more packed a stadium to mourn the death of 71 people in a plane crash, 19 of them members of the Chapecoense club who had been on the brink of soccer greatness. Continue reading

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{FD} Moise says he’s ready for tests facing Haiti’s next leader

Repeating their stance from last year’s annulled election, Haitian voters appear to have reached outside the intrigue-heavy political class to pick a first-time candidate to steer the deeply divided country as president for the next five years. Continue reading

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{FD} Nepal proposes constitution amendment to meet ethnic demands

Nepal’s government has proposed amending its new constitution to meet the demands of ethnic group whose protests for bigger federal state last year left more than 50 people dead. Continue reading

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{FD} 15 awaiting verdict in Air France bosses’ ripped-shirt case

Fifteen current and former Air France workers are awaiting a verdict in a case of alleged violence during a union protest last year at the airline’s headquarters that saw two company executives flee over a fence with their shirts ripped off. Continue reading

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{FD} How it works: South Korea impeaches a president

South Korean lawmakers could vote this Friday on a bill to impeach President Park Geun-hye. Continue reading

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{FD} Disqualified separatist Hong Kong lawmakers lose appeal

Two separatist Hong Kong lawmakers lost their appeal Wednesday against a ruling disqualifying them from office because they altered their oaths with an anti-China insult. Continue reading

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{FD} Hidden explosive kills soldier in restive southern Thailand

Police say a soldier has been killed by an explosive device near an army checkpoint in southern Thailand. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian theme park to reopen 6 weeks after 4 deaths

An Australian theme park plans to reopen six weeks after four people died in a ride malfunction. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico charges 2 candidates, priest in political meddling

Mexican prosecutors have for the first time brought charges against a Roman Catholic priest for allegedly meddling in politics. Continue reading

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{FD} Malaysia deports 74 telecom fraud suspects to China

Malaysia has deported 74 telecom fraud suspects — including 21 from Taiwan — to China, in the latest instance of Southeast Asian countries deferring to China’s position on the self-governing island. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexican airline loses dog, launches FindMika campaign

Mexican airline Interjet has launched a campaign dubbed #BuscandoMika (FindMika) after an 8-year-old mixed-breed female dog apparently escaped her cage and got lost at Mexico City’s airport. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico finds $20.5 million linked to fugitive ex-governor

Mexico’s government said Tuesday it has found about 421 million pesos ($20.5 million) linked to the former governor of the Gulf coast state of Veracruz who is sought in a corruption case. Continue reading

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{FD} Dutch MPs vote to ban the burka in public places

Dutch MPs vote to ban the burka in public places Women wearing niqab visit the Senate on November 23, 2016 in the Hague, the Netherlands.   by Our Foreign Staff, Telegraph 29 November 2016 • 6:00pm Dutch MPs on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to ban the Islamic full-face burka from some public places such as schools … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Designers breathe new life into China’s dying folk crafts

Dipping a brass-tipped tool into a vat of liquid wax, Pan Xiu-ying painstakingly traces an intricate design onto a white cloth. Continue reading

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{FD} Germany: Muslim ‘intelligence officer’ is arrested over terrorist plot

If they’re dumb enough to give Muslims jobs within national security and intelligence services, of course they will be infiltrated. How truly thick are these people? . . German intelligence officer ‘arrested over Islamist plot’ raising fears the spy agency has been infiltrated Germany’s intelligence agency, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} 6 more detained over China platform collapse that killed 74

Six more people were detained by Chinese authorities over the deaths of 74 workers in the collapse of a platform in a cooling tower at a power plant, one of the worst work safety disasters in China in recent years. Continue reading

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{FD} Accident leaves 22 coal miners trapped in northeastern China

Rescuers in northeastern China searched Wednesday for 22 miners trapped underground in the latest accident to befall China’s mining industry. Continue reading

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{FD} Man gets 25 years in slay of grandson of Monster.com founder

A central Florida man will serve 25 years in prison for the shooting death of a man whose grandfather founded the employment website Monster.com. Continue reading

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{FD} Deputies raid mobile home in ongoing hunt for jail escapees

Heavily armed deputies in Northern California on Tuesday surrounded a mobile home in which they believed was one of two escaped inmates — but came up empty-handed. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee factory workers to split $421 million Powerball prize

Tennessee Lottery officials say 20 co-workers at a metal manufacturing plant will split a Powerball jackpot of nearly $421 million. Continue reading

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{FD} India citizen in US pleads guilty to terrorism conspiracy

Federal officials say an India citizen who received asylum in the U.S. and lived in northern Nevada has pleaded guilty to conspiring to plot terror strikes in the Punjab region of his home country on the border with Pakistan. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Deputies come up empty-handed in inmate search

The Latest on the search for two inmates who escaped from a Northern California jail (all times local): 5 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Immigration violations are majority of federal cases for first time

For the first time, immigration violations now make up more than half of all federal prosecutions, easily outpacing drugs, fraud, organized crime, weapons charges and other crimes. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 malnourished girls found on South Dakota reservation

Seven people are facing federal charges after law enforcement authorities on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation discovered two girls so severely malnourished that a pediatrician later compared them to prisoners of World War II concentration c… Continue reading

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{FD} 1 miner killed, 7 missing after copper mine tremor in Poland

A spokeswoman for a Polish mining corporation says that one miner has died and seven are missing underground following a strong tremor that caused a cave-in at a copper mine in southwestern Poland. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian government breaks legislative stalemate with bill

The Australian government has won a crucial victory in Parliament by breaking a political stalemate that had sent the country to an early election five months ago. Continue reading

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{FD} AP PHOTOS: Cubans honor Castro, express sadness, gratitude

Hundreds of thousands of Cubans have filed solemnly through a memorial to the late leader Fidel Castro. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 accused of making immigrants work in Halal slaughterhouse

Two New York men have been charged with forcing people in the country illegally to work at their Halal chicken slaughterhouse in New Jersey. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota terror defendant gets sentence reduced to 10 years

A Minnesota man who was recently sentenced for plotting to join the Islamic State group has had his prison time reduced from 15 years to 10. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico catches Sinaloa cartel operator in Guerrero state

Mexican prosecutors say they have caught a leading opium trafficker for the Sinaloa cartel in the southern state of Guerrero. Continue reading

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{FD} Foes of Nicaragua canal say police trying to disrupt protest

Opponents of a Chinese company’s planned interoceanic canal across Nicaragua say police have set up roadblocks and are harassing demonstrators heading to a Wednesday protest in the nation’s capital. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman accused of killing mom, taking baby fights extradition

Authorities say a Texas woman accused of faking a pregnancy before killing a mother and kidnapping her newborn daughter is fighting extradition to Kansas. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazilian police clash with protesters outside Congress

Police in Brazil’s capital have clashed with protesters during a demonstration outside Congress while lawmakers considered legislation that has angered some Brazilians. Continue reading

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{FD} German spy agency employee reportedly arrested over Islamist comments, sharing agency material

A German citizen employed by the country’s domestic intelligence agency was arrested Tuesday for allegedly making Islamist declarations on the internet and sharing internal material, Reuters reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawmakers drop plan requiring women to register for draft

House and Senate negotiators reached agreement Tuesday on a sweeping defense policy bill that rejects a plan to force women to register for a military draft, a victory for social conservatives who decried the move as another step toward the blurring of… Continue reading

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