Daily Archives: December 1, 2016

{FD} Mom of missing boy in Hawaii pleads guilty to manslaughter, nearly 20 years after his disappearance

The mother of a Hawaii boy who became the face of a campaign for missing and abused children pleaded guilty to manslaughter Thursday, confirming nearly 20 years after he disappeared that the child is dead. Continue reading

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{FD} Chinese firm starts building full-sized Titanic replica

Construction on the world’s first full-sized Titanic replica has started in China, a country with a well-documented fascination with the tale of the ill-fated ocean liner. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea rejects UN sanctions, briefs envoys in Pyongyang

North Korea says a sweeping new round of U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} China court clears man 21 years after his execution

China’s supreme court has ruled that a young man executed 21 years ago for rape and murder had been innocent. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman killed in attempted robbery of New Jersey Lyft riders

Police in New Jersey are searching for a man who they say fatally shot a woman during an attempted robbery of three passengers in a vehicle operating under the ride-hailing service Lyft. Continue reading

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{FD} Man pleads guilty in crash that killed 3 German bikers

A man who crashed his pickup into a group of German motorcyclists heading to Yellowstone National Park, killing three, has pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor counts of vehicular homicide. Continue reading

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{FD} Adulation of Fidel Castro runs deepest in rural eastern Cuba

The single dirt street in El Guayabo runs past a few dozen cinderblock homes, the medical clinic and the primary school to a grove of 76 trees planted to honor Fidel Castro on his 76th birthday. Continue reading

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{FD} Families prepare to receive the dead from Colombia crash

Families are preparing to receive the bodies of the victims of this week’s air tragedy in Colombia as experts develop a clearer picture of how things went so terribly wrong with a charter flight that slammed into a mountainside. Continue reading

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{FD} Family of Colombia crash survivor ‘Neto’ has mixed emotions

For the family of Brazilian soccer player Neto, as one of only six survivors of a plane crash in Colombia is known, there is joy and pain. Continue reading

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{FD} EU police report highlights ongoing IS threat to Europe

The Islamic State group is likely to carry out new attacks in the European Union in the near future, probably targeting countries that are members of the U.S.-led coalition fighting the extremist organization in Syria and Iraq, EU police agency Europol… Continue reading

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{FD} Aggressive passenger sends NYC-bound plane back to Honolulu

A New York City-bound flight returned to Honolulu after a passenger who had been drinking allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend, her children, passengers and crewmembers, the FBI said. Continue reading

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{FD} Divided Cyprus’ rival leaders agree to restart stalled talks

The United Nations says the leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus have agreed to immediately resume reunification talks, breaking a nearly two-week stalemate. Continue reading

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{FD} Q&A: Candidates, issues in Austria presidential election

Austria holds presidential elections on Sunday in a contest pitting a left-leaning contender against a right-winger supported by a populist anti-immigration party. Continue reading

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{FD} Singapore fines banks for 1MDB Fund links

Singapore regulators announced Friday fines amounting to over $5.3 million for two banks that were found to have breached money laundering rules in dealings with an indebted Malaysian state fund. Continue reading

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{FD} Thousands join blasphemy protest in Indonesian capital

Tens of thousands of conservative Muslims rallied in the Indonesian capital on Friday in the second major protest in a month against its minority Christian governor. Continue reading

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{FD} South Korea, Japan announce new sanctions on North Korea

South Korea and Japan on Friday announced their own fresh, unilateral sanctions on North Korea as their nuclear-armed neighbor warns of retaliation against toughened U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} 18 killed after bus plunges into lake in central China

Chinese authorities say 18 people have died and two more are in hospital after a passenger bus plunged into a lake in the central province of Hubei early Friday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Family pushes for cyberbullying laws after teen’s suicide

Family members of a Houston-area high school student who killed herself are rallying for tighter laws against cyberbullying. Continue reading

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{FD} Vietnam seizes ivory smuggled from Africa

Vietnamese authorities have seized 529 kilograms (1,164 pounds) of ivory smuggled from Africa, after finding nearly 6 tons of ivory illegally shipped through the same port in the past two months. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyer: Tutor thought child had gun; injuries were accident

A tutor in a Baltimore school who is charged with slamming a 7-year-old boy against a wall thought the child had a gun, his lawyer said. Continue reading

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{FD} Australia to keep convicted terrorists in prison longer

Australia’s prime minister says the government has enacted a law that will allow officials to keep convicted terrorists in prison after they have served their sentences. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-NFL player Joe McKnight killed in apparent road rage shooting

Joe McKnight, a star running back at the University of Southern California who went on to play for part of four seasons in the NFL, was shot and killed Thursday in a possible road rage shooting in his home state of Louisiana, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas teen commits suicide in front of family over bullying, report says

A Texas high school senior reportedly committed suicide on Tuesday at her home in front of her parents and grandparents after years of bullying by peers. Continue reading

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{FD} Brunei owned Dorchester hotel lists medieval instruction for female staff

Same ownership as the homophobic Beverly Hills hotel. . . No oily skin, garish make-up or unshaven legs: Dorchester hotel triggers complaints with list of rules for female staff  The Dorchester has emailed female staff with a ‘downright offensive’ list It consists of personal grooming demands such as have regular manicures One employee said the … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Strong quake felt in southern Peru

A strong, shallow earthquake has hit in a sparsely populated area in southern Peru near Lake Titicaca in the Andes, but local media say there are no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage. Continue reading

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{FD} Saudi woman not wearing a hijab going to breakfast faces calls for her execution, ‘kill her and throw her corpse to the dogs’

Saudi woman pictured not wearing hijab faces calls for her execution One social media user demands the Kingdom ‘kill her and throw her corpse to the dogs’ Tom Embury-Dennis The Independent Online   Users on social media reacted with outrage after the image was posted on Monday.   A woman in Saudi Arabia pictured without a hijab is … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Jamaican fugitive on FBI most wanted list in Los Angeles quadruple killing

A Jamaican fugitive sought in the slaying of four people at a Los Angeles birthday party in October was added Thursday to the FBI’s most wanted list. Continue reading

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{FD} UC’s 10 schools will not aid federal agencies on immigration

The University of California system has made a bold pledge to protect students who entered the country illegally, saying it will not assist government agencies trying to enforce federal immigration laws. Continue reading

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{FD} White House announces support for women in military draft

The Obama administration is announcing its support for requiring women to register for the military draft. Continue reading

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{FD} Los Angeles cops cleared in death of homeless black man

Prosecutors have decided not to charge Los Angeles police officers with a crime in the fatal shooting of a homeless black man on Skid Row last year. Continue reading

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{FD} Man sought in fatal shooting of Chicago-area security guard

Police in suburban Chicago are searching for a 24-year-old man wanted in the fatal shooting of a security guard at a Canadian National Railway facility in suburban Chicago. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil judge in Petrobras probe urges Senate to oppose bill

The federal judge presiding over the corruption-kickback investigation at Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras urged senators on Thursday to oppose legislation that would allow judges and prosecutors to be charged with abuse of authority. Continue reading

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{FD} Death toll in Tennessee wildfires up to 10

A Tennessee mayor says that the death toll from wildfires earlier this week has increased to 10. Continue reading

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{FD} Trial date set for mom charged as accessory in girl’s death

A trial date has been set for a mother accused of helping dispose of her 2-year-old daughter’s body after her boyfriend allegedly killed the girl. Continue reading

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{FD} School bus driver declines interview in fatal crash probe

The driver in a Chattanooga school bus wreck that killed six children last week has declined to be interviewed by federal crash investigators on advice of his lawyer. Continue reading

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{FD} Thousands raised for Good Samaritan killed trying to stop woman’s assault

Thousands of dollars and well-wishes have been pouring in from across the country for the family of a father of four who was shot dead on Black Friday as he tried to stop a 21-year-old man from battering a woman in the parking lot of a Walmart in San A… Continue reading

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{FD} Detroit chief: ‘Troubling times’ after officer targeted

Detroit’s police chief says these are “troubling times” for the city with the latest officer slain in the line of duty and others being targeted. Continue reading

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{FD} Study: Fastest-growing churches have modern worship, teach literal interpretation of Bible

A Canadian study has found that Mainline Protestant churches that have both modern worship services and teach a literal interpretation of the Bible grow faster. Continue reading

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{FD} Dallas officials offer $3M to open grocery store in ‘food desert,’ but found no takers

According to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) statistics, around 23.5 million people across the country live in food deserts – described by the USDA as “parts of the country vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods” –and nearly half of those people live in low-income households. Continue reading

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{FD} Satellite photos spot secret North Korean prisons where thousands tortured

New satellite photos published by a group investigating the human rights abuses in North Korea have confirmed that secret prisons where detainees are tortured, raped and murdered are expanding in terms of size. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman found in storage container sues possible serial killer

A woman who police say was chained in a storage container for two months by a man charged with killing seven people is suing her alleged captor. Continue reading

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{FD} Man gets 40 years in murder-suicide plot that left 3 dead

A southwest Florida man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for a murder-suicide plot that left his girlfriend and her two daughters dead. Continue reading

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{FD} Long way to go: One-fifth of Mosul freed from ISIS control, US military says

Describing the battle to defeat ISIS in Mosul as “very dangerous fighting,” Col. John Dorrian, U.S. spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, told Fox News he estimates 20 percent of Mosul has been freed of the militants so far, after more than six weeks of tough fighting by Iraqi forces backed by U.S. airstrikes and support on the ground. Continue reading

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{FD} Engineer in NYC train derailment that killed 4 sues railroad

An engineer who fell asleep at the controls of a Metro-North train and caused a derailment that killed four people in New York City sued the railroad Thursday, saying its negligence and carelessness led to the accident. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom of missing Hawaii boy pleads guilty to manslaughter

The mother of a boy who has been missing for nearly 20 years has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in Hawaii. Continue reading

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{FD} 11 big game animals killed, left to rot in eastern Colorado

Wildlife officers say someone shot and killed 11 big game animals in eastern Colorado and left the carcasses to rot. Continue reading

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{FD} Jury reviews assistant’s testimony in sport institute trial

The jury deliberating in the embezzlement trial of the founder of a Rhode Island-based sport institute has asked to review some testimony. Continue reading

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{FD} Man sentenced for sex crime with girl he met online

A Missouri man was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison for raping a 15-year-old he met online, an Ohio girl held captive in his home for about a month. Continue reading

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{FD} School district bans Santa Claus, religious imagery before Christmas

In a move to show respect to all religions, a school district in Oregon has decided to ban religious-themed decorations in the classrooms during the holidays. Continue reading

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{FD} NC governor pardons innocent man imprisoned for 25 years

North Carolina’s governor is pardoning an innocent man who spent nearly 25 years in prison until after the FBI admitted analysts it trained in tracing hair evidence repeatedly gave flawed evidence. Continue reading

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